Checking in with U.S. High Performance Riders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eventers are a resilient lot but, when your life revolves around the cross country start box a forced hiatus is never easy. Despite an uprooted competition season and an uncertain outcome for the Olympic Games, it sounds like our top U.S. riders are making the most of the situation. We checked in on the social media feeds of Eventing High Performance Training List riders for updates on what they’ve been up to during these unprecedented times.

ELITE TRAINING LIST

The team here at True Prospect Farm is trying to maintain as normal a routine as possible under these difficult…

Posted by Phillip Dutton Eventing on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Boyd Martin: “Obviously the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works, but over the years I’ve often been pushed to master the art of not getting too worried about things that are out of your control. We plan to spend the next months training hard with the horses I am fortunate that all the prelim/Intermediate horses are in ‘flying change boot camp’ with Silva. It can often be a lengthy process, teaching the horses how to do flying changes, but Silva is a master at putting flying changes on the horses … As for the spring season, we will just wait to see how this outbreak continues. I’ll most likely be looking for a little teaching, in obviously small groups and out in the open, in driving distance of the farm.” – From “Windurra Eventers Migrating North,” 3/19/20 

 

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🔹NLE is grateful we don’t have to stay far from our horses and we have them to lean on during this time.

🔹Kiss your…

Posted by Next Level Eventing on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Social distancing

Posted by Jennie Brannigan on Sunday, March 22, 2020

 

TKS Cooley having a play this morning with XC Advisor Ian Stark. Bummed we can’t take this horse to Carolina next week but for right now we understand the importance of staying put! Stay safe and sane everybody!

Posted by Will Coleman Equestrian on Sunday, March 15, 2020

Making the most of our time off. We hitched a ride with Carl and Joan Hampf to check on the farm progress. Can’t…

Posted by DPEquestrian LLC on Saturday, March 21, 2020

Sonoma county friends- if you’re not sure what to do with your horses now because of corona virus- I have been doing the…

Posted by Frankie Thieriot Stutes on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Stay well out there, EN! Go Eventing.

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