Watch U.S. Olympic medalist Kim Severson show lateral exercises and strength-training techniques for your eventing horse. This video is brought to you by Land Rover.

About This Video

U.S. Olympic medalist Kim Severson shares three types of cross-training exercises to reach and maintain fitness in the three-day event horse—no jumps required. Severson takes you outside the ring to show how you and your horse can make use of natural terrain and flat work to stay mentally fresh and achieve better fitness for the demands of three-day competition. 

For more information about three-day eventing, please visit the United States Eventing Association and US Equestrian’s eventing page.

Key Principles:

  • Why Cross-Training is Important
  • Lateral Exercise on a Hill
  • Transitions on a Hill
  • Galloping 

This video is brought to you by Land Rover, the title sponsor of the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team. 

About The Expert

Kim Severson
Kim Severson
Olympic Eventing Medalist

Olympian and coach Kim Severson won the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* three times with Winsome Adante in 2002, 2004, and 2005. The pair were also on the U.S. Eventing Team that won gold at the 2002 FEI World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain. In 2004, Severson and “Dan” took home individual silver and team bronze at the Athens Olympic Games, a performance that helped lift Severson to the top of the FEI world rankings for riders. She was named the USEF’s 2005 Developmental Coach of the Year and has served as Developing Riders Coach for the U.S. Eventing Team. Severson was the United States Eventing Association’s Lady Rider of the Year four times. Kim Severson Eventing LLC is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.

For more information, please visit her website or follow her on Facebook or Instagram.