Tune into the USEA Event College at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event! Lessons will be aired Wednesday through Sunday on the USEA website and social media. The week of virtual lessons will feature eventing experts such as Doug Payne, Buck Davidson, Sharon White, Gretchen Butts, and cover topics including how to ride the first and last fence on cross-country, how to survive the jog strip, and a preview of the show jumping course.
Tentative Schedule for USEA Event College at LRK3DE 2019:
The groom’s warm up bag
Can't wait until Wednesday for your first lesson? Check out the full library of USEA Event College videos here.
About the USEA Event College
The USEA Event College was created by the Professional Horseman’s Council and the USEA to generate awareness of the sport of eventing. The USEA Virtual Event College is a special online series that aims to educate competitors, spectators, and the general public about all aspects of eventing, from the complexity and value of the sport to horsemanship and the different skill needed to be involved in eventing. High-profile eventing experts act as “professors” and anyone interested in the sport of eventing can be a student. The best part? “Tuition” is free!
US Equestrian has announced the nomination of the following athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Eventing Team, as well as the Reserves for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Three direct reserve horses have also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which an athlete was named need to be substituted.
A combination that can be found on almost every cross-country course starting at the Novice level is the coffin combination. As the levels go up, so does the difficulty of the coffin question. The distances become shorter, coffins become bigger, and the terrain becomes steeper - even the name itself sounds intimidating.
The dressage test is the first of the three phases in eventing. Intended to demonstrate "the harmonious development of the physique and ability of the horse," the dressage test contains a prescribed list of movements to be carried out in front of a judge, or judges, and which is then given a penalty score that horse and rider carry through to the end of the competition.
On Sunday, June 16, Molly Sullivan and Kate Swain were named the two winners of the Charles Owen Technical Merit award for Area IX at Golden Spike Horse Trials.