With less than a year left until the start of the XXXIII Olympic Summer Games in Paris, France in 2024, USEA podcast host Nicole Brown sat down with USEF Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d'Equipe Bobby Costello to discuss the USEF Land Rover Eventing Team's recent results in the SAP Cup at the CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S and recapped the season so far.
"There's so much optimism within the program right now," explained Costello on the team's recent success and exciting future. "The optimism that's out there definitely outweighs any kind of pressure or concern. Coming into these competitions, saying 'yeah, we should be coming to these shows being competitive and being competitive enough to be on the podium and having good individual finishes.' It's the attitude, it's the positivity, it's everybody kind of being there for one another and the respect that the riders have for one another, all of those very small, almost intangibles that are hugely important."
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The second and final day of competition at the 2023 USEF/USEA Developing Horse Eventing National Championships was all about precision as the 6-year-old CCI2*-S Championship competitors tackled both jumping phases and the 7-year-old CCI3*-S Championship pairs conquered Mogie Bearden-Muller’s cross-country track at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina.
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It was a busy day at Stable View Oktoberfest in Aiken, South Carolina as all FEI divisions and a few national divisions kicked off their competition weekend, including the 2023 USEF/USEA Developing Horse Eventing National Championships. Both the 6-year-olds and 7-year-olds got their chance to shine down the centerline at the start of the day, with the 7-year-olds also giving their best effort across Michael Vallaincourt’s show jumping track later this afternoon.