Feb 03, 2020

USEA Podcast #250: The One Where We All Meet

By USEA

The 250th episode of the USEA Official Podcast is here and it has a new look and feel for a new decade! Strap in and get ready to hear about some of the highlights in store on the U.S. eventing calendar this year.

  • First, get to know about bit more about our hosts, Nicole Brown and Diarm Byrne of EquiRatings, our own USEA CEO Rob Burk, and USEA President Max Corcoran.
  • The 2020 USEA Educational Symposium is taking place later this month at Barnstaple South in Ocala, Florida, February 17-20 with featured clinician Andreas Dibowski. If you are interested in attending, please fill out a registration form here.
  • Twin Rivers is bringing a CCI4*-L to the spring West Coast eventing calendar on April 9-12 in Paso Robles, California. Check out the USEA Prize List for additional details.
  • With the pressure on in an Olympic year, the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, Kentucky, April 22-26 is sure to be exciting.
  • The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take this place at Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Georgia, May 16-17. The Intercollegiate Eventing Program has helped to bridge the gap that has in the past sprung up between high school-aged riders and riders in their mid-20s.
  • The North American Youth Championships at Rebecca Farm, July 22-26, provide a platform for young riders to prepare for the opportunity to represent their country as senior riders.
  • The Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill is bringing a second CCI5*-L to North America, only the seventh one in the world. This creates even more opportunities for riders around the world to compete at the top level.
  • Volunteerism is the backbone that U.S. eventing sits upon – without our volunteers the sport could not exist as it does. The 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds ran on the manpower of hundreds of volunteers, all dedicated to keeping the sport of eventing alive.
  • The year will close out at the 2020 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, December 10-13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico – a great opportunity for riders to gather for four days of educational and informative sessions led by experts in their respective fields.
  • The 250th episode closes with an exclusive interview with 2019 USEA Rider of the Year Boyd Martin.

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Sep 23, 2020 Intercollegiate

A Day in the Life of a USEA Collegiate Member

It’s back to school for the USEA Collegiate Members! Last week several eventing teams described what it was like going back to school amidst COVID-19, and this week eventing teams participated in the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Video Contest. The videos submitted represent a day in the life of a USEA Collegiate Member. The most creative video would win its own social media post on the USEA social media accounts.

Sep 22, 2020 Profile

Now On Course: Jennarose Ortmeyer Shoots for the Stars

My road to success is a bit different and quite a bit longer than most. Hi, my name is Jennarose Ortmeyer. I am 24 years old and my eventing journey started three years ago in the summer of 2017. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, I moved to North Carolina in June of 2017 seeking to further my career. I was a professional in the hunter/jumper world then and I hadn’t the faintest idea of how drastically my life was about to change.

Sep 21, 2020 Education

How Strong is Your Training Game?

How competitive have your Training results been? What’s a good dressage score? What scores could earn you a top finish? We’ve been taking a look at each USEA level and as we continue this series, EquiRatings offers some stats and graphs to help evaluate your Training game.

Sep 20, 2020 Competitions

Smith Wins CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S; Turner Takes CCI2*-S at Twin Rivers Fall International

The CCI4*-S had an exciting shake-up of the top placings to finish out the International divisions at the Twin Rivers Fall International. It was Tamie Smith and Passepartout, an 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding (Pasco x Preschel) owned by Tamie's daughter Kaylawna Smith-Cook, who came out on top with the fastest cross-country time of the group. Ruth Bley’s 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding Danito (Dancier x Wie Musik) took second. Erin Kellerhouse and her own Woodford Reserve rounded out the top three.

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