While competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) was delayed for a day between cross-country and show jumping to allow Hurricane Florence to pass through, even the threat of a tropical storm couldn't dampen the spirits of the 83 horse-and-rider combinations who flocked to the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina to represent 23 countries in the 2018 Eventing World Championships. The British Eventing Team put in a dominant performance at the WEG, sweeping the team and individual gold medals, while Ireland brought home their first world championship medals since 1995 with team and individual silver. Miss out on any of the USEA's coverage? Click here to read up on the action and click here to check out the WEG highlights on the USEA Instagram!
On this episode of the Equiratings Eventing Podcast, show host Nicole Brown talks to Pan American Games gold medalist and U.S. team stalwart Boyd Martin about his career to date, highs and lows, and coming back from injury.
On Monday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, USEF will host a member webinar providing updates on the impacts of the case of EHV-1 (neurological) reported in Ocala, Florida. This case is similar in nature, but unrelated to the neurological strain of EHV-1 impacting Valencia (ESP) and other European countries.
As competitors rise through the levels, they often see the costs associated with competition rise and, unfortunately for most organizers, this can’t be avoided. With fewer competitors requiring more jumps, officials, footing management, etc., the expenses for running higher levels – especially FEI – are greater than lower levels.
Our sport is going to present you with many amazing opportunities, and some equally amazing challenges. While you’re sure to enjoy the opportunities, it sometimes takes a little more effort to enjoy the challenges. Contrary to the common misconception (from non-equestrians) that our sport is easy, it’s actually one of the hardest and most demanding sports of all!