Another batch of brand new baby eventers have joined us over the last few days and we could not be be more pleased to welcome them to the world! Both bundles of joy made their grand entrances on February 12th: Mia Sprecher was born to Kate Chadderton and Larry Sprecher, while Hunter Fredericks was born to Lisa Baker and Clayton Fredericks. Biggest of congratulations to both families!
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The 2020 USEA Educational Symposium starts today! The ICP Symposium with featured clinician Andreas Dibowski runs today and tomorrow, while Wednesday and Thursday are dedicated to the YEH and FEH programs respectively. You can view the schedule here and make sure you keep tabs of the USEA website for the latest happenings. [USEA Educational Symposium]
Beezie Madden announced her semi-retirement over the weekend, beginning after the Tokyo Olympics this summer. After a legendary career, the prolific show jumper’s name is recognized by an equestrian no matter their discipline. Once this year’s Olympics are over, which would be Beezie’s fifth, she will focus of developing horses and riders to the championship level. [Madden To Change Sport Career Direction After Tokyo]
An Olympic eventer and top tier steeplechase jockey walk into in educational forum … No really though, Andrew Nicholson and Robbie Power were presenters at the recent International Eventing Forum at Hartpury College in England and each talked about the essentials for the perfect showjumping round. Robbie is a former show jumper as well, and the two athletes found many parallels between their respective sports. [Andrew Nicholson and Robbie Power on what makes the perfect jumping round]
Monday Featured Video: February is Equine Dental Awareness month! Elisa Wallace gives us an update on one of her Mustangs, who had surgery to remove an infected tooth: