Brian Sabo is the President of the United States Eventing Association. He first competed in the sport of Eventing in 1962, since then, Brian has been a big part of Eventing and equestrian world, from being a leading rider to designing and building the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Eventing show jumping course to coaching Vaulting and Eventing Young Riders programs. Currently he is a member of the USEA Board of Governors and on the Executive Committee. He is also a highly respected trainer, and a faculty member of the USEA Instructors Certification Program. Brian had been working with Gina Miles and “McKinlaigh”, who won the individual Silver Medal in the 2008 Olympics, since the horse was five years old, and helped to lay the foundation of his training.
Saturday, Brian will be working with the horse and rider as a team with dressage warm-up leading into stadium jumping. Core issues will be discussed, and exercises will be given to work through challenges the rider is having with the horse using repetition, observation, and explanation. Then moving on to stadium jumping Brian will demonstrate how important flat work is to show jumping and why. Sunday will be Cross Country Jumping. The goal is to leave riders knowing how to improve themselves and their horses and know why it works so that they have the tools needed to assess progress and move forward.