On February 3, 2020, the 250th episode of the Official USEA Podcast debuted with a new style and new hosts – Nicole Brown and Diarm Byrne of EquiRatings join USEA President Max Corcoran and USEA CEO Rob Burk. Since the relaunch on February 3, five episodes have aired with each episode having thousands of downloads. Missed an episode? Take time to catch up on the episodes #250 – #254.
#250: Did you know that current USEA President Corcoran's great grandfather was the President of the United States? Did you also know that Byrne, EquiRatings Managing Director, has never ridden a horse? Meet the four self-proclaimed nerds who are the hosts of the newly refreshed Official USEA Podcast in episode #250.
Air date: February 3, 2020.
Click here to listen to USEA Podcast #250: The One Where We All Meet
#251: Thirty minutes before he had to do a dressage test at the Rocking Horse H.T., Buck Davidson spoke with Nicole Brown on episode #251. On this episode listeners find out that Buck Davidson is one of the busiest event riders in the world. Out of the most international runs in the last five years, Davidson is ranked fifth as he has had 213 international runs in the last five years.
“I take pride with having the horses last for a long time,” said Davidson. “Keeping them for a long time is what helps me get that number.” Learn what Davidson does to keep his competitive event horses sound and healthy in episode #251.
Air date: February 17, 2020
Click here to listen to USEA Podcast #251: Buck, Wellington, and All Things USEA.
#252: “There is one horse that I am unbelievably excited about,” said Brown in episode #252. Learn about the 9-year-old mare who has caught the attention of many eventers, including the podcast’s host. Another horse has caught the eye of Corcoran. “That is a horse to keep an eye on. It is a lovely horse. It’s fast, and does all three phases very well,” said Corcoran in episode #252.
“I wanted to do right by him,” said Frankie Thieriot Stutes in episode #252. “He’s starting to feel like himself again. It’s been an emotional roller coaster.” Learn about the journey of Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin from this past year in episode #252.
Air date: March 2, 2020
Click here to listen to USEA Podcast #252: Marching in on the Season.
Rob Burk Speaks to Nicole Brown: Burk spoke with Brown following the tragic loss of Katharine Morel and Kerry On.
Air date: March 5, 2020
Click here to listen to USEA Podcast: Rob Burk Speaks to Nicole Brown.
#253: In an unexpected episode, Brown speaks with Burk and USEF Managing Director Jenni Autry to discuss COVID-19 and U.S. Eventing. Learn about the decisions made by the USEA, USEF, and FEI regarding competitions, and how the three organizations have worked together to help keep everyone in the sport safe.
“At the end of the day, we are all so lucky to be involved in this sport and have the horses,” said Burk in episode #253.
Air date: March 16, 2020
Click here to listen to USEA Podcast #253: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and U.S. Eventing
#254: “There are two different disciplines in sports psychology,” said the world-renowned sports psychologist Daniel Stewart in episode #254.
So, which sports psychology discipline is the most important? Listen to the episode as Stewart explains how good athletes can become great athletes and the most common roadblock when it comes to defining success.
Air date: March 30, 2020
Click here to listen to USEA Podcast #254: Sports Psychology Special with Daniel Stewart
My road to success is a bit different and quite a bit longer than most. Hi, my name is Jennarose Ortmeyer. I am 24 years old and my eventing journey started three years ago in the summer of 2017. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, I moved to North Carolina in June of 2017 seeking to further my career. I was a professional in the hunter/jumper world then and I hadn’t the faintest idea of how drastically my life was about to change.
How competitive have your Training results been? What’s a good dressage score? What scores could earn you a top finish? We’ve been taking a look at each USEA level and as we continue this series, EquiRatings offers some stats and graphs to help evaluate your Training game.
The CCI4*-S had an exciting shake-up of the top placings to finish out the International divisions at the Twin Rivers Fall International. It was Tamie Smith and Passepartout, an 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding (Pasco x Preschel) owned by Tamie's daughter Kaylawna Smith-Cook, who came out on top with the fastest cross-country time of the group. Ruth Bley’s 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding Danito (Dancier x Wie Musik) took second. Erin Kellerhouse and her own Woodford Reserve rounded out the top three.
Knowing what sort of support your horse needs can be tough, but it can also make a big difference. There’s a lot of confusion between your horse’s foregut health and hindgut health. After all, the process of breaking down food and absorbing nutrients is all technically “digestion,” so isn’t it all the same? Not quite. The organs in the foregut and hindgut have different functions, and each area has unique health concerns.