In this educational video from the USEA Vault, five-star eventer Stephen Bradley shares some tips and tricks for riding a coffin exercise as smoothly and safely as possible. Bradley also discusses the best approach when practicing this exercise with a younger horse.
Bradley is an accomplished eventer who has represented the United States at the Olympic Games and won two team gold medals at two Pan American Games. He is one of only two U.S. riders to win the prestigious Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* (now CCI5*-L) and also won the Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4* (now CCI5*-L) in 1996 riding Doctor DoLittle. He is now based in The Plains, Virginia, at Hickory House Farm. Visit Bradley's website to learn more.
As they hiked through the Galway Irish countryside, Shelley Bridges and John Whelpley soon found themselves amid a herd of curious Irish Draught mares grazing calmly around them. Bridges, an endurance rider extraordinaire with a well-known, educated eye for all things horse, noticed one of the mares in particular and said, “What about that one?” and our unlikely story began.
With the holiday spirit in full swing and the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for the 2024 eventing season. From paperwork to packing, there’s quite a bit to do before you’re ready to get out there and enjoy the season with your horse. Check out these tips from the team at STRIDER, and get your 2024 season kicked off in the most organized way possible.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the Eventing Pathway Program Lists for 2024, including the Elite, Pre-Elite, Development, and Emerging Programs. In addition to these Eventing Pathway Program updates, several opportunities will be available in 2024 for both Program and non-Program athletes.
The United States Eventing Associations’ (USEA) Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) is pleased to announce the dates and location of the upcoming 2024 ECP Symposium. The annual ECP Symposium, which is held in the southeast to accommodate the migration of eventers for the winter season, will be hosted at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida, on Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2024. This three-day immersive educational experience is recommended for anyone who is interested in learning more about eventing coaching, including current coaches, riders, parents, owners or avid supporters. Click here to download the registration form today!