Apr 26, 2017

USEA/PHC Event College Goes Virtual at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

By Kate Lokey - USEA Staff
Allison Springer shares warm up tactics in the dressage warm up. USEA/Kate Lokey Photo.

Hosted by the United States Eventing Association (USEA) and the Professional Horseman’s Council (PHC), The Event College at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is going virtual in 2017! The Event College is a special event designed to educate the general public on the sport of eventing, and will take place throughout the duration of the competition.

The USEA will be conducting class via video with the professors discussing the ins and outs of eventing as it takes place at a CCI****. The videos will be posted on www.useventing.com as well as the USEA Facebook page, so make sure to check back throughout the week.

This year’s Event College “professors” include the following top event riders and professionals: Hannah Sue Burnett, Max Corcoran, Sharon White, Jennifer McFall, Hawley Bennet, Lauren Kieffer, Kurt Martin, Andrea Baxter and other Rolex competitors.

Max Corcoran will lead discussions on show turnout, braiding, and the use of studs on cross-country. She will also be going over what happens in the vet box on cross-country day. If you have any questions you want to have Max answer during her interviews, feel free to send your questions to [email protected] and she’ll ask them during the video interviews throughout the week.

Lauren Kieffer will be discussing warm-up tactics in the dressage warm-up area, and Kurt Martin will walk us through the dressage test. Sharon White will take a look at the Head of the Lake on cross-country, and Jennifer McFall and Hawley Bennet will be discussing other combinations on the course, giving their input on how to ride these combinations, as well as answering any of your other questions.

Andrea Baxter will also be giving us the inside scoop of cross-country day, and how most riders prepare and warm-up. On Sunday, Hannah Sue Burnett will discuss the show jumping course, as well as discussing how she cools her nerves before heading into the competition arena.

Make sure to follow the USEA on social media to view the Event College videos!

About The Event College

The Event College was created by the USEA and the Professional Horseman’s Council to generate awareness of the sport of Eventing. The College aims to educate spectators, interested parties and the general public on the goals and function of each phase (dressage, cross-country and show jumping) and the complexity and value of the sport. The College also aims to educate young riders, adult amateurs, and all those interested in the sport on horsemanship and different skill sets needed to be involved with Eventing. High profile Eventing experts will act as “professors” and host casual, interactive dialogue with “students” of The Event College. Anyone interested in the sport of Eventing can be a student, and the opportunity is free of charge.

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