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Andrew Nicholson (NZL) and Libby Sellar’s Nereo produced the best test of their long and illustrious career together to take the lead after the first day of Dressage at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015.
The Ground Jury, Christian Landolt (SUI), Sue Baxter (GBR) and David Lee (IRL) gave Nicholson the only sub-40 score, 37.8, to put him 3.4 penalties ahead of his compatriot Jock Paget (NZL), who scored 41.2 on the 2013 winner Clifton Promise.
In this series, the pros walk through their approach to riding questions, fences and combinations on cross-country.
This is a bending line with an accuracy question. The first element is a table and the second element is a corner that requires the horse to jump it within a relatively narrow area.
Katherine Cooper, a member of the USEA Board of Governors, and Chair of the USEA Equine Medical Research Committee talks about the USEA grant funding and the projects that were funded through the Morris Animal Foundation. Dr. Carey Williams, Equine Extension Specialist at Rutgers, the State University explains the findings from research on equine nutrition in the event horse that was carried out over two years.
Eventing Training Online has produced video ride-throughs of the current USEF dressage tests for Eventing, from Beginner Novice through Advanced (including the Preliminary and Training three-day tests), complete with movements and directives. This is the perfect way to watch the test just before you head into the ring, or familiarize yourself with a new test for the first time.
The USEA Preceptor Program provides a vital part of the education process for those pursuing their Eventing Officials License. Being listed as a Preceptor makes the Official eligible to take apprentices to help them fulfill the USEF licensing requirements.
The following individuals have been approved by the USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee to work with prospective Eventing Officials to fulfill the independent study and apprenticing requirements of the USEF Eventing Officials Licensing Process.
Any series of logs, ditches and banks can be called a cross-country course, and for lower-level horses and riders, simple and straightforward is far preferable to spooky and technical. Going up the levels, courses become progressively more difficult and more interesting, and at some of today’s bigger events, the cross-country course can showcase sponsors, entertain spectators and challenge horses and riders to the extreme.
The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA.
In an equine-filled weekend of television, on the heels of the Kentucky Derby, NBC will broadcast highlights from the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover on Sunday, May 3. The coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST and run for an hour and a half and will feature rider interviews and commentary from Karen O'Connor.
Click here to watch last year's coverage, and be sure to tune in to NBC on Sunday, May 3 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. EST.
Elisa Wallace from Area III made her debut at the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event Presented by Landrover April 23-26, riding Jill & David Hopcroft's Simply Priceless finishing 17th. Colleen Rutledge from Area II returned with her long-time partner Shiraz while introducing her home-bred Covert Rights to his first four star where they finished 14th and 11th respectively.
Michael Jung (GER), who in 2012 became the first Eventing athlete to hold the European, world and Olympic titles simultaneously after scoring individual and team gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has jumped to the top of the FEI World Eventing Rankings for the first time in his career.
William Fox-Pitt (GBR), the multiple Olympic, World and European medallist who has held the world number one slot for the past 12 months, has now dropped to second.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited and honored to welcome back longtime sponsor Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) as the “Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA” and the Title Sponsor of the popular Adequan® USEA Gold Cup Series.