It was a great day of cross-country riding at the Maryland 5 Star. There were 35 horses who crossed the finish and 11 of those were double clear. With British, French, New Zealand, Canadian, and American riders coming through the finish flags – it was a true world class competition. The USEA was at the finish to see what the riders thought after they completed the very first Maryland 5 Star cross-country track, designed by Ian Stark.
William Coleman (USA) and Dondante:
Jonelle Price (NZL) and Classic Moet:
Phillip Dutton (USA) Sea of Clouds:
Harry Meade (GBR) and Superstition:
Tim Price (NZL) and Xavier Faer:
Lauren Nicholson (USA) and Vermiculus:
Meghan O’Donoghue (USA) and Palm Crescent:
Andrea Baxter (USA) and Indy 500:
Emma Lomangino (USA) and Master Frisky:
Valerie Pride (USA) and Favian:
Astier Nicolas (FRA) and Babylon de Gamma:
Boyd Martin (USA) and On Cue:
Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cooley Master Class:
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After a one-year gap, eventers from all over are ready to gather together and engage in four days of seminars, presentations, and gatherings at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. This year’s convention begins Thursday morning at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel and continues through the weekend.
Over 40 horses competed in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) 5-year-old East and West Coast Championships in 2015. The YEH East Coast Championships were held during the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland, while the YEH West Coast Championships took place at Galway Downs in Temecula, California. Following 2015’s YEH finale, many of the graduating class of the 2015 USEA Young Event Horse Championships have gone on to make their mark on the upper levels of eventing.
Nicole Brown is joined by a panel of experts including top FEI veterinarian Dr. Emily Sandler-Burtness, five-star eventer Will Faudree, and professional eventer and horsemanship expert Tik Maynard to answer all of your biggest questions.
I’d like to start my Holiday Pressure Proof Tip with an excerpt from my new book Bolder Braver Brighter.
"Imagine leaning against a tree while your horse grazes happily beside you. You feel the warm sunshine and breeze on your cheek, hear the chirping of nearby birds, and smell the fragrance of the grass and wildflowers. Your horse nickers quietly and all you can think about is how lucky you are to have this horse and this sport and this life… right here, right now.