The Tokyo Olympics is one month away! In honor of this milestone, the USEA has a special video to share from the USEA video archives. Watch the U.S. Eventing Olympic team take home double gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.
This is the only time in U.S. Eventing history where the U.S. earned both team gold and individual gold at an Olympic Games. Coached by the great Jack Le Goff, the gold medal team consisted of Tad Coffin on Bally Cor, Bruce Davidson on Irish Cap, J. Michael Plumb on Better and Better, and Mary Anne Tauskey on Marcus Aurelius. Tad Coffin on Bally Cor also earned the individual gold medal, and J. Michael Plumb on Better and Better earned the individual silver medal.
Total medal count from the Montreal Olympic Games: 3 medals (2 gold and 1 silver).
The video commentary was done by Michael Plumb, and the 13-minute video features clips from the following scenes:
Video was shortened for formatting purposes.
Regardless of the level at which a horse is competing, its veterinary team is at the forefront of most decisions regarding its career and well-being. Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, has been working with equine athletes for over two decades. Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) in 2001, she worked in private practice with a focus on sports medicine and pre-purchase exams until joining Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Field Service team in 2013. Situated in the heart of Area II’s eventing scene, the team provides ambulatory services to the surrounding area, which is home to multiple Olympians.
US Equestrian (USEF) announces the appointment of David O’Connor to the newly created position of Chief of Sport beginning October 3, 2022.
Aspen Farms in Yelm, Washington was host to this year’s USEA Area VII Championships on September 16-18 and put on a spectacular show where 10 horse and rider pairs celebrated victory by being awarded the title of Area VII Champion in their respective divisions. Hear about each pair’s weekend below.
A double clear cross-country round propelled Rebecca Braitling and Arnell Sporthorses' 11-year-old British Sport Horse gelding Caravaggio II (Vangelis-S x Courtesan) to their first blue ribbon together in the CCI4*-Short, and Haley Turner and her own 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Shadow Inspector (Tinaranas Inspector x Caragh Roller) continued their run of sub-30 dressage tests to win the CCI3*-Short at the 2022 Twin Rivers Fall International in Paso Robles, California.