Nov 04, 2020

VIDEO: Equestrian Performance Roundtable with Coach Sando

By USEA

The USEA is excited to share this roundtable discussion from Coach Tony Sandoval and Coach Sando Training!

In this video, Coach Sando is joined by Dr. Jenni Douglas from Event Fit Rider Performance, Natasha Gunston from The Eventing Physiologist, and Lisa Bauman from Om Riding for a conversation moderated by Nicole Brown of the Equiratings Eventing Podcast and USEA Official Podcast for a discussion on the topic of low back pain in riders.

After each of the panelists introduces themselves and shares a bit about their background, the panel dives into answering questions submitted by viewers on the topic of low back pain. The panel covers a discussion of the reasons why riders get into pain, what actions they can take to make them more robust, and other topics that could help keep riders pain-free.

Would you like to share feedback on this roundtable discussion? Share your feedback with Coach Sando at [email protected].

About Coach Tony Sandoval

Over 15 years ago, Coach Tony Sandoval aka "Coach Sando" started his career as a Division 1 collegiate strength and conditioning coach. In 2016, he had the opportunity to rehab a severely injured rider. Working side by side with her, she returned to competition months before her doctors expected. It was that experience that gave Sandoval new passion and inspiration to focus on solely training equestrian athletes. Since then he has immersed himself in the equestrian world - he loves to spend time watching his riders during lessons and in competition to better understand the rider as an athlete. He even rides himself!

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Maryland 5 Star Rider Talk: What Did They Say After Cross-Country?

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Oct 16, 2021 Competitions

What Happened Where? 2021 Maryland 5 Star Cross-Country Rewind

Weren’t able to spend your morning glued to the livestream of the 2021 Maryland 5 Star cross-country? Couldn’t be there in person to trek up the hills? We have you covered with a play-by-play of what happened on Ian Stark’s cross-country course which gave both the designer and the riders many sleepless nights, but ended up riding quite well for the majority of the field.

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