It’s a special episode of Team Talk this week as we are bringing you a Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event debrief with USEF Eventing High Performance Director Erik Duvander and USEF Managing Director for Eventing Jenni Autry. The episode was recorded the Tuesday after the event, so all the action of the week was fresh in their minds.
Did you miss any of the USEA’s LRK3DE coverage? Catch up on all of it here.
Host Nicole Brown walked through the highs and lows of each phase of competition as it related to the U.S. high performance riders with Duvander and Autry in an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview. Since the event has ended Duvander has been reviewing a lot of video and looking into the individual performances of the riders so the process continues for him as he will meet with each of them.
“We can do it. . . We are close enough. We need to get all the detail in place – we got smashed, but we still have the hope and hope is better to work with. We keep on the way we are doing it and it will come our way – we don’t know when but hopefully soon,” said Duvander.
All eyes are now looking ahead to Jersey Fresh which is the last selection trial for the team for the Olympics. The Kentucky horses will have a few weeks break before training resumes with Peter Wylde and Duvander traveling around to the riders’ bases. Then it is all about refreshing the internet on June 1 to find out the team announcement ahead of Tokyo.
United States Eventing Association (USEA) members at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention were in for a treat on Friday as the U.S. Eventing Team was on hand to discuss their accomplishments this year at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.
“Test the best without hurting the rest,” said show jumping course designer Chris Barnard as he and fellow designer Marc Donovan led a lively discussion for nearly 50 participants at the Show Jumping Seminar on the first day of the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
This afternoon, USEA President Louise “Lou” Leslie welcomed U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors members, USEA staff, and USEA Annual Meeting & Convention attendees to the first of two Board meetings which will take place during this year’s Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, with the teaser that 2024 is going to be full of initiatives for more opportunities to access the eventing experience, some of which attendees might get first wind of during this year’s gathering. The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place Dec. 7-10 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.
Welcome to the Show Me state and to Area IV USEA members! The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention kicks of tomorrow and features four full days of educational seminars, committee meetings, and social gatherings all with one aim—to bring the eventing community together to continue to improve upon and celebrate the sport that we all love. This year’s Convention takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in downtown St. Louis from Dec. 7-10, and we have rounded up everything you need to know to make the most of your time in the heartland.