Marilyn Payne was one of the youngest judges ever to earn a license and has gone on to hold the highest rankings for both the FEI and USEF. Payne has judged the Olympics twice — as a member of the ground jury in 2008 and the president of the ground jury in 2016. Payne led the process for writing the current USEF and FEI dressage tests, judges at events all around the world, and is an active competitor and coach, giving her a unique insight to share her tips for getting the most out of every move in your test.
On December 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CST, come join a live stream interview to uncover new insights and perspectives from the judge’s box:
From perfecting test movements to corrections that can save a movement score, to the dos and don’ts and ins and outs of showing, come join us for a live stream interview with Marilyn Payne. She and IDCTA Eventing VP Eric Dierks have some entertaining stories to illustrate their points. Whether you are an eventer or a dressage enthusiast, this event should be quite entertaining and educational. Click here to request directions for joining the session.
If you have a question you’d like asked, please submit them to [email protected].
This live stream is provided by the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association.
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.