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
US Equestrian is pleased to announce two additional competitions approved by the USEF Board of Directors to host CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced level events during the 2023-2027 competition cycle under the new Eventing Calendar Process. The Florida Horse Park has been allocated the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced levels on Week 16 and the Advanced level on Week 40.
If you take one look at Jim Moyer’s Facebook page, you will see it is filled with sweet sentiments from the lives he has touched through his work in the equine industry. Moyer’s involvement with horses began when he met his future wife Jean 50 years ago. As Jean went on to become a prominent instructor in eventing, Moyer found that their friend circle was full of horse people, so it was only natural that he should find his place in the community.
Horses and riders in 12 divisions, from Starter to CCI4*-S, tackled the show jumping phase of competition Sunday at The Event at TerraNova, over a track designed by Nick Granat in the world-class setting of the main arena. Prize money was awarded in all divisions.
USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown looks back on a brilliant Maryland 5 Star with Jennie Brannigan, reflecting on her fourth-place finish and highlights of the inaugural running of the event. USEA CEO Rob Burk and USEA President Max Corcoran then join Nicole to look forward to the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention which takes place in December.