Apr 12, 2021

USEA Podcast #281: Giddy Over Kentucky

By USEA

This year’s pre-Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event USEA Official Podcast isn’t a traditional preview show, but rather Host Nicole Brown and the team of Max Corcoran, Rob Burk, and Diarm Byrne are discussing their favorite Kentucky memories as everyone gets giddy for the 2021 event!

  • “Pulling into the horse park when you are going there for the three-day event is so exciting. . . getting there is half the battle. You have worked so hard and when you pull in . . . there is a lot of energy and it is pretty cool,” started off Corcoran with her favorite memory.
  • Corcoran shares some of the behind-the-scenes back in the barns from her experience as a groom with many Kentuckys under her belt.
  • For Burk – he has been there as a groom, volunteer, official, and fan. His favorite memory is from the kiss and cry and watching his kids experience the sport and also watching Teddy O’Connor on course.
  • Byrne said he has come in from an outside point of view and over the years he has found eventing and found U.S. Eventing and Kentucky is the center of the sport where he was able to see so much come to life.
  • Brown’s favorite memory of Kentucky is a photo of Andrew Nicholson casually jumping into the head of the lake, but also Mary King’s one-two win.
  • Byrne then jumps in with a teaser of the EquiRatings' article that will be coming in the next issue of Eventing USA which focuses on world number ones and Kentucky. You won’t want to miss this issue so make sure your membership is current to get it in your mailbox!
  • The international scene is fielding some strong competitors, but will this year be the one that finally sees a U.S. rider win for the first time since 2008? Listen in to find out who the team predicts to win!

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Feb 02, 2023 Eventing News

In Memoriam: James C. Wofford

The USEA is heartbroken to hear about the loss of James “Jimmy” C. Wofford. A lifelong lover and supporter of the sport, Wofford has had an astounding influence on where eventing is today and has tirelessly supported the goals of the United States Eventing Association. He served as president of the American Horse Show Association (now U.S. Equestrian (USEF)), was the first vice-president of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), and served as secretary of the USCTA (now USEA). He served two terms as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, including two years as vice chairman. In addition, he has served on numerous committees during his career.

Feb 02, 2023 Classic Series

Blast from the Past: Compete in a USEA Classic Series Event in 2023

Experience the thrill of traditional long format three-day eventing by competing in a USEA Classic Series event in 2023! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Classic Series calendar is now available.

Feb 01, 2023 Profile

Rescue Horse Runaway Romeo Finds His Calling

Amanda Walker wasn’t sure what she’d gotten herself into when she went to try Runaway Romeo as a potential sales project in 2018. The gelding was a bit bigger than Walker was looking for and was quite pushy coming out of the stall. When she got on, it didn’t get much better.

Jan 31, 2023 Educational Activities

USEA's Tip Tuesday: Cross-Country Positions with Karen O'Connor

For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.

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