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.
Five-star eventer Kim Severson taught a show jumping clinic in January at Milestone Sport Horses in Lovettsville, Virginia where she instructed riders on the importance of forward riding for successful jumping. In this exercise, which Severson progressively adds additional pieces to, riders are instructed to focus on the quality of their canter.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.