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This week on the Podcast, Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor and USEF Managing Director of Eventing Joanie Morris join us to talk about the process of Olympic team selection including who picks the team and what factors are most influential. The 2016 Olympic Eventing Team was selected last week and consists of Phillip Dutton, Lauren Kieffer, Boyd Martin and Clark Montgomery. 
Original Post Date: 06/29/2016 - 08:43   |   Last Updated: 2016:06:29 09:08:50

This week we continue to preview this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero. Alec Lochore joins us first. He was the Manager of Equestrian Events  at the 2012 London Olympics, and will be the Technical Delegate for the 2016 Games. Will Connell, USEF Director of Sport Programs, also joins us to give us the details on planning and executing successful transport of the teams for this major competition. 
Original Post Date: 06/22/2016 - 12:16   |   Last Updated: 2016:06:29 09:02:34

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team and one traveling reserve for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Four 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. Eventing competition at the Olympic Games will take place August 5-9, 2016, at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
Original Post Date: 06/20/2016 - 14:23   |   Last Updated: 2016:06:20 14:23:42

As we sit anxiously on the edge of our seats *wait patiently* to hear the announcement of which riders will represent Team USA at this summer’s Olympic Games, let’s catch up on the who, what, when and how of this High Performance selection: Who is eligible to be selected for the U.S. Eventing Team?
Original Post Date: 06/17/2016 - 13:53   |   Last Updated: 2016:06:18 17:25:29

The countdown continues - we are 50 days away from the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games. Equestrianism will celebrate 104 years in the Olympic movement this summer in Rio de Janeiro.Where? All equestrian competition, including eventing, will take place at the Deodoro Olympic Park. This park was built for the 2007 Pan American Games, so the layout and landscape will suit eventing well.
Original Post Date: 06/16/2016 - 10:12   |   Last Updated: 2016:06:16 10:26:56

In this special podcast, we begin our previews of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Cross-Country Course Designer Pierre Michelet joins us to give a few sneak previews of what we can expect from the Summer Games. Michelet is a world-renown course designer having done such events as the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, and the CCI4* at Pau. We also welcome Tyson Rementer and Levi Ryckewaert, who are two of the course builders for the Olympic Games to give us some insight on many of the pieces being put together for this special event. 
Original Post Date: 06/15/2016 - 08:36   |   Last Updated: 2016:06:15 09:37:26

A powerful video demonstrating the unique and extraordinary bond between the Olympics’ most muscular athlete – the horse – and their courageous riders has been released today, less than three months before the start of the Rio 2016 Games.Around the world in 80 days – or just a bit over! – #TwoHearts will spread the spirit of a sport that has been at the core of the Olympic Movement for over a century and in which – uniquely – men and women compete head-to-head for the same medals.
Original Post Date: 05/17/2016 - 15:23   |   Last Updated: 2016:05:17 15:23:15

Andrew Bennie is an eventing coach, competitor and judge. He represented New Zealand on the international stage many times, but most notably at the 1988 Olympic Games, where he earned a team bronze medal. After achieving many personal accolades, Bennie took on the other side of a competition when he became an FEI licensed official in 2008.
Original Post Date: 04/25/2016 - 12:40   |   Last Updated: 2016:04:25 12:52:07

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has released the list of nations who are qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.This summer, Equestrianism can celebrate 104 years in the Olympic Movement. Eventing with be the first discipline to compete with dressage on August 6-7, cross-country August 8, and show jumping August 9, 2016. The competition will take place at the National Equestrian Centere in Deodoro, which was built for the 2007 Pan American Games.
Original Post Date: 03/30/2016 - 15:02   |   Last Updated: 2016:03:30 15:31:41

Come celebrate U.S. Eventing at Stableview Farm in Aiken, SC next Thursday, March, 3. The fun starts at 5:00 p.m. with a Masterclass led by Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin followed by a recognition of U.S. Eventing Legends. Stick around after the Masterclass for the after party featuring your favorite athletes as guest bartenders, a live auction and more! All of the proceeds will benefit the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team’s Road to Rio!
Original Post Date: 02/22/2016 - 10:43   |   Last Updated: 2016:02:24 10:48:41

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