The weekend started out with bright sunshine and ended with a downpour, but even that couldn't dampen the spirits of the riders at the 2018 Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event. The 139 starters enjoyed four full days of exciting competition at the Horse Park of New Jersey, which this year debuted revamped footing in the grand prix arena and 10 new cross-country three-star fences thanks to the generosity of B.W. Furlong & Associates. Did you miss any of the USEA's coverage from the weekend? Click here to catch up, and then revisit the weekend through our lens.
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!