Jun 03, 2024

USEA Podcast #362: Developing the Next String of Upper Level U.S. Riders

With an Olympic Games on U.S. soil in Los Angeles, California, in just four years time, all eyes are on talented U.S. pairs as they continue to produce their horses and improve their own skills in the saddle in hopes of getting the chance to represent Team USA on the Olympic stage. Producing up-and-coming horse and rider pairs is big focus of US Equestrian, which is why the US Equestrian Development Program was born. Led by USEF Eventing Emerging/Development Coach Leslie Law, this program aims to support athletes with the perceived talent and ability to reach Pre-Elite status within the next two to three years by focusing on developing the skills needed to progress up the pathway.
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May 20, 2024 Competitions

USEA Podcast #361: Reliving the USEA Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Eventing Championships

We are still riding on a bit of a high after the success of the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Eventing Championships, so we loved taking the opportunity to chat about this year's event with Stable View's Barry Oliff, member of the winning Intercollegiate team Hayden Wathen, and member of the winning Interscholastic team Collins Zgutowicz. Let the countdown to the 2025 championships begin... 
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May 06, 2024 Competitions

USEA Podcast #360: Chat With a National Champion copy

On this week's edition of the USEA Podcast, interim podcast host Rosie Russell touches base with this year's Defender/USEF CCI5*-L National Champion Lauren Nicholson who was the highest-placed U.S. rider in the 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event. Rosie talks with Lauren about her history with her horse Vermiculus, their preparations for Kentucky, their outstanding performance at the five-star event, and so much more! 
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Apr 22, 2024 Interscholastic

USEA Podcast #359: Double the Championships, Double the Fun

The USEA Intercollegiate Championship has always been a fan-favorite amongst USEA staff and members alike, but this year this year-end showdown which was dubbed the "happiest horse trial on earth" by a USEA staff member is getting bigger and better with the addition of the inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing Championship.
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Apr 08, 2024 Competitions

USEA Podcast #358: The Kiwis Have Come to Kentucky

In this week's episode, Russell chats with New Zealand riders Matthew Grayling and Monica Spencer, both of whom have spent the start of the year competing in the U.S. in preparations for Kentucky. Hear all about how Grayling balances a dairy operation and his eventing goals at the young age of 60, why Spencer is now calling the U.S. her home base, and so much more in our Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event preview episode!
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Mar 25, 2024 Eventing News

USEA Podcast #357: Early Season #TeamTalk

USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown catches up with USEF Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d'Equipe Bobby Costello on the start of the 2024 eventing season, athlete performances so far, and all things related to this years Paris Olympics and the U.S. Eventing Team! 
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Mar 11, 2024 Education

USEA Podcast #356: Equine Heart Health with Dr. Amy Polkes

As eventers, the health and happiness of our horses is key. USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown chats with Board-Certified Equine Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Amy Polkes about your horse's heart health, common cardiac issues you should be aware of, and ways to best ensure that your horse has the healthiest heart possible! 
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Feb 26, 2024 Eventing News

USEA Podcast #355: Looking Ahead at the Rest of 2024

We might be a few months into the new year, but there is still so much to come in the 2024 U.S. eventing season. USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown sits down with USEA CEO Rob Burk, USEA President Lou Leslie, and EquiRatings' Managing Director and Co-Founder Diarm Byrne to make predictions, dive into team selections, and just share what they are most looking forward to this year in this week's episode of the USEA Podcast. 
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Feb 12, 2024 News

USEA Podcast #354: The USEA's Big Valentine's Day Quiz

Our favorite podcast of the year is back and this time we are pitting an equestrian power couple from each coast up against one another! USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown caught up with Boyd and Silva Martin and James and Helen Alliston to learn about their love stories and drill them on their eventing knowledge in this year's Big Valentine's Quiz. Get ready for some laughs, USEA members - this is a good one! 
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Jan 29, 2024 Education

USEA Podcast #353: Planning Out Your 2024 Eventing Season

Have a big goal you want to end your season with? USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown chatted with five-star eventer Will Faudree about making your goals and planning your season accordingly. From Plan A to Plan Z, Faudree talks about all of the things that might impact your plan and the path to your goal and how you can work around them, including the concept of being honest with yourself when necessary.
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Jan 15, 2024 Education

USEA Podcast #352: Everything You Need to Know about Saddlery

Are you saddle shopping or just hoping to brush up on your skills for proper saddle fit for horse and rider? You won't want to miss this episode of the USEA Podcast where Host Nicole Brown chats with Emily Bates, Head of Product Innovation at Bates Saddlery. Learn about what types of saddles might be suitable for your needs, how to connect with a qualified saddle fitter, and more! 
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