Tag Archives: United States

Medal winners – produced not bought Good to know,Horses,Missed it?,Riders

Since the 2014 WEG, there is no shortage of discussion and blogs as to why North American Eventers cannot beat their European counterparts. Some obvious advantages include: availability of more competitions, an existing owner culture that is part of the social fabric, access to top training, and plenty of horse breeders. However, it is worth studying the methods and circumstances of the medal winning combinations to determine what separates them from the rest of us. Long-term partnerships It took six years of FEI competitions for Sandra Auffarth (GER) and Opgun Luovo to conquer the Eventing world and win individual Gold…

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Gina Miles defies gravity then puts bridle back on while mounted 2014 events,Riders

Gina Miles was not going to be outdone by Avery Klunick’s performance last weekend. Gina managed to avoid hitting the dirt after a sensational stop. Her horse S.V.R. Ron wiped out the jump, ended up sitting on its back end like a dog, then spun back on to its legs with Gina hanging on the side of saddle. With incredible strength and balance she rode it out while managing to pull herself back into position and put the bridle on and finish the round. Ride On Video (website) captured this great footage. This is how a Silver Medal winning Olympians stays…

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True national championship or ‘B’ team finals? 2014 events,Events

The 2014 Nutrena American Eventing Championships did not fall short on prizes but it did fall short on entries. Only 392 competitors were in Tyler, Texas competing to be one of this year’s national champions. That is 174 less than in 2012 when the event was held at Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Georgia. When the best in the country do not show up, is this truly a national championship or just a horse trial with great prizes? Missing top riders Glancing over the AEC results you cannot help but notice the absence of the top North American riders. With the…

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Video break – Top Novice and Beginner Novice champions at AEC 2014 events,Events

Congratulations to all the Champions at the 2014 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships.   Thank you to our friends at RNS videomedia (website),  (Facebook page) for capturing it all! Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships & ATC  [Website] [Results]   Show jumping – 2014 AEC Novice Level Champions   Show jumping – 2014 AEC  Broadstone Beginner Novice Level Champions   Cross country – 2014 AEC Novice Level   Cross country – 2014 AEC  Broadstone Beginner Novice Level    

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Seven new American Eventing Champions crowned today 2014 events,Events,Riders

Congratulations to all the 2014 American Eventing Champions. Grow eventing! Press release from USEA-Michelle Dunn Today was the final day of the 2014 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships, presented by VTO Saddlery, and seven Novice and Beginner Novice Champions were decided and sent home with an abundance of cash and prizes. Novice Divisions Corinna Garcia came from Ohio to Texas to win the Novice Horse division on Jamaica Skodstrupp and with a double-clear show jumping round, finishing on their dressage score of 23.0 penalties. The eight-year-old mare is as eye-catching as she is athletic, with a unique color pattern that…

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Top show jumping rounds at the 2014 American Eventing Champs 2014 events,Events

Texas action from the 2014 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships from  RNS videomedia (website). Yesterday some divisions were concluded in a nail-biting show jumping finale and here are the highlights, all videos courtesy of  RNS videomedia (Facebook). Final top three in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and USEF Advanced Championships    Final top three in the Merial intermediate division   Winners of the AEC Preliminary divisions   Winners of the AEC Training divisions       

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Video break – cross-country at American Eventing Champs 2014 events,Events,Galleries

You do not need to be in Texas to catch the eventing action from the 2014 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships because RNS videomedia (website) is there capturing it all on film. Here is a video gallery of the highlights from yesterday’s cross-country excitement in Texas, all videos courtesy of  RNS videomedia (Facebook). Cross-country leaders in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and USEF Advanced Championships    Cross-country leaders in the Merial intermediate division   Cross-country leaders in the AEC preliminary divisions   Cross-country leaders in the AEC training divisions   

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American Eventing Championships courses – Take a virtual stroll 2014 events,Events,Technology

The Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships are underway at Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas.  A very cool interactive course map presented by VTO Saddlery Course Maps is available for all the divisions. Take a virtual course walk in each division by clicking on the links below. Beginner Novice Novice Training Preliminary Intermediate Advance [Website] [Entries/Times]

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Home at Buckwampum Farm with Caroline Martin Riders

Caroline Martin is the one of America’s top young riders. If you follow the young rider circuit, she is the one to watch. After winning the CCI2* at North American Young Rider Championships in 2013, her riding career continues to flourish. Placing fifth at her first CCI3*, at Jersey Fresh this spring on Quantum Solace (Nacho), she is solidifying her presence on the advanced circuit and she is on her way. When the gold dust settled Reflecting back on her feelings after winning the Young Rider gold medal, Caroline said, “It was definitely one of my big goals. Nacho is…

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Living the American dream – Boyd style 2014 WEG,Riders

Photo by Nathalie Lawson “I live, eat, breath, sleep horses. This is all I do; this is all I think about. I am a bit obsessive-compulsive, I am thinking about it all the time. I don’t have that many outside interests other than horses,” said Boyd Martin, member of the United States, World Equestrian Games (WEG) team. This dedication, a bold move to the United States, friendship, true love and a knack for business, makes Boyd a poster child for the American Dream. (About the poster thing…also because he is movie star gorgeous.) Aussie carves out eventing career in America…

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