The first episode of the USEA Official Podcast was released in December of 2012 and now, 249 episodes later, the podcast is entering a new chapter. On February 3, 2020, the 250th episode of the Official USEA Podcast will debut with a new style and new hosts from the team at EquiRatings joined by our own USEA President Max Corcoran and USEA CEO Rob Burk.
“We are delighted to be partnering with the USEA on the relaunched Official Podcast,” said Nicole Brown, host of the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast. “There are some really exciting plans to get us underway and there will be great opportunities for the USEA members to have their say on what they would like to hear and learn about too – a mix of podcasts that will bring together everything from the big events, special guests, USEA news, and of course plenty of entertainment along the way. We can't wait to get started!”
Listening to the USEA Official Podcast will give you unparalleled access behind the curtain of the USEA, into the minds of eventers just like you, and is chockful of educational opportunities. The USEA Official Podcast will feature everything from training tips with top professionals to previews of major events to interviews with adult amateurs and young riders.
The USEA Official Podcast has garnered nearly 285,000 total downloads featuring top episodes such as a 2016 Olympic Preview with the Course Designer and Builders, Producing Event Horses with Lauren Kieffer, Safety Matters with Sarah Broussard and Carol Kozlowski, and Karen O’Connor Pays Tribute to Biko. Over the course of the last seven years, the Podcast has had over 530 guests and attracted listeners all over the globe, from the United States and Canada all the way to the U.K. and Australia.
“I am incredibly thankful to the work done by Chris Stafford and all of the various contributors to the USEA Podcast over the previous 249 episodes,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “As we enter a new decade, we are excited to offer a fun and exciting new format to the public. We have been incredibly entertained by the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast and their spectacular team since its inception. Our new joint endeavor will bring together the best of both in one excellent package. We hope our past and future listeners enjoy unparalleled access to the sport in North America and we are incredibly lucky to have Max Corcoran leading us into this new endeavor.”
Visit useventing.com/podcasts to learn more and subscribe to the USEA Official Podcast wherever you do your podcast listening.
The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.
EquiRatings is a global sports data and technology company for equestrian sports which was founded in Ireland by Diarm Byrne and Sam Watson. Their analysis is used by Olympic teams, major events and broadcasters, national and international governing bodies, and a wide range of partners in training and equine science. EquiRatings produces the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast hosted by Nicole Brown, an experienced, professional, and versatile Sports Broadcaster who specializes in eventing. To learn more about EquiRatings visit www.equiratings.com. To learn more about the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast visit eventingpodcast.com. To learn more about Nicole Brown visit www.nicolebrownmedia.com.
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