One of the most valuable sessions at the convention I attended this year was given by course builder and new USEA board member Morgan Rowsell, who developed a handy guideline entitled, “Create A Safe Cross-Country...» Read More!
There is a place in this world for every person who takes a brush in one hand, and a can of paint in the other, and wanders into the sun seeking change. There are jumps...» Read More!
Today was a particularly special cross country day at Blenheim. It was the tenth year that Eric Winter has designed the course here and also his last, as next year he’ll move on to Badminton...» Read More!
I have been reading the various reports of safety committees and the FEI commissioned report into eventing safety over the last few months, along with some very interesting articles by other people concerned about the...» Read More!
I am not alone in my disdain for keyholes on cross country. I’ve been contemplating writing this since a keyhole was featured as the last jump on the Plantation Field CIC2* and CIC3* a few...» Read More!
During the last couple of days, I have had the great opportunity to be at Badminton while Giuseppe della Chiesa set portables and put some of the finishing touches on his CCI4* cross-country track for the...» Read More!
Mike Etherington-Smith announced today he will step down as chief executive of British Eventing, a position he’s held since 2009, to focus more on cross country course designing and consulting. “It’s no secret that my...» Read More!
As our sport evolves and cross country courses become a different type of test than days gone by, it is natural that concerns arise about how we design that phase and how much of an...» Read More!
Eventing Nation continues its 2010 World Equestrian Games coverage asking a few questions of the Eventing Championships cross-country course designer, Mike Etherington-Smith. Mike Etherington-Smith hardly needs an introduction. He designed the Sydney and Hong Kong...» Read More!