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|Courtney Rodrigue and Role Model, champions in the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunters at Jacksonville International Horse Show.
Photo by Jennifer Wood/PMG Pictures
Over the Hill Farm Starts 2007 with a Bang at Jacksonville International Horse Show
The riders from Over the Hill Farm of Sanford, FL, were extremely successful in their first show of the year, the Jacksonville International Horse Show, held at the Clay County Fairgrounds on January 17-21, 2007. Led by trainer Bill Schaub, they brought home eight championships and seven reserve championships over the week.
Jacksonville, FL, resident Lee Cesery and What D’Ya Know, fresh off their 2006 Farnam®/Platform™ USEF Horse of the Year and Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter championships from the United States Equestrian Federation, proved once again they are the best in the country by winning the championship in the Amateur-Owner 36 & Over Hunters and the Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic. On her new horse Couverture, Cesery was reserve champion in the division and second in the classic.
McLain Ward Throws Down the Gauntlet in Opening 1.45 m Class at the Winter Equestrian Festival
When the 35th edition of the Winter Equestrian Festival kicked off at 8:00 a.m.,
the sun was already high, conditions were perfect and the ground lush. The
course designer this week in the Internationale Arena is Luc Musette, whose
father, Jean-Paul, was national show jumping chef d’equipe for Belgium for many years until he retired to take charge of juniors and young riders. Musette was not originally scheduled to build until later in the tournament, but stepped in to deputize for Uliano Vezzani, who was the unfortunate victim of a recent robbery, during which he lost his passport and all his travel documents.
Class 1002/1.45m Jumper: $8,000 – Table II, Sec. 2(b)
With the hype already building to the Nations’ Cup here at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, the Winter Equestrian Festival opened with a U.S. vs. Canada tussle between two of show jumping’s best known stars, McLain Ward and ‘Captain Canada’ Ian Millar.
Celebrating his 60th birthday just two weeks ago, the seemingly evergreen Millar, a nine-time Olympian, on this occasion bowed to Ward’s supremacy, but delightedly claimed second and third place riding his top-ranked horses, In Style and Redefin, respectively.
USEF Announces 2007 Dressage Young Horse Training Sessions
The purpose of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Young Horse Dressage Training Sessions is to identify and develop top equine dressage talent in the United States for a future career at the FEI level and international competition on U.S. teams. Mirroring the existing high-performance development programs, horses should be actively training and competing and therefore may be invited to participate in training sessions with the aspiration of their participating in the 2007 Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program (World Breeding Championship Selection Trials and National Championships). These training sessions will be conducted with the USEF Young Horse Dressage Coach Scott Hassler.
New Rule Changes in Effect for USEF Membership
Rule changes passed on January 14, 2007, at the USEF Annual Meeting, which go into effect during the 2007 competition year, is now available online at www.usef.org/documents/rules/ruleChanges/2006/Approved1-14-07.pdf. The individual changes will be incorporated into the 2007 online and printed version of the USEF Rule Book.
United States to Host Its First FEI Paralympic Qualifier
The first FEI Paralympic Qualifier CEPDI4 for a Paralympic Games held in this country will be held at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA, May 13-17, 2007. In addition to being a qualifier for the 2008 Paralympic Games in China, it will also be a selection trial for the 2007 United States Para-dressage World Championship Team and the USEF National Championships for Para-equestrian. It will be the third FEI Paralympic Qualifier in Para-Equestrian that is being held worldwide, the other two were held last year in Vancouver, British Columbia, and in Belgium.
2007 Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program Underway
Following a record year of participation in 2006, the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc., announcds the release of updated information for the 2007 Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program.
The Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program promotes the importance of selective breeding and correct training of horses in the United States, and encourages participation of breeders, riders and trainers of young horses in dressage competition. The purposes of this program are to encourage the properly structured development of young dressage prospects through the training scale; to identify and recognize outstanding talent and the training of international-caliber horses; and to prepare these horses for future careers at the FEI level and participation on U.S. high-performance teams.
2007 Jacksonville Winter Series Begins with Laura Kraut and Anthem Winning the $25,000 Green Cove Springs Welcome Jumper Classic
The opening week of the 2007 Jacksonville Winter Series played host to an FEI
World Cup qualifier with 36 of the best show jumpers vying for points toward a
spot at the finals held in Las Vegas. Olympic veteran Laura Kraut and crowd
favorite Anthem did not disappoint with a medal-worthy performance that captured
both the win and cheers of their numerous fans. The $25,000 Welcome Jumper
Classic sponsored by Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club was a preview of things to come for Saturday’s premiere event.
2007 Eventing Developing Riders List Announced
The USEF’s Eventing Developing Rider Program is available to riders of any age who aspire to compete at the highest levels of the sport. To qualify, each horse/rider combination must have completed a CCI** or above. Precedence is given to riders without prior team experience.
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USEF Accepting Bids to Host the 2007 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF Hunter Breeding National Championships East Coast and West Coast Phases presented by Vita Flex
The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc., is now accepting bids to host the
2007 Hunter Breeding National Championships East Coast and West Coast
phases presented by Vita Flex. For a bid packet for either phase, contact Lauren Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org. F or questions, contact Marion Maybank at email@example.com or (859) 225-2033. Bids are due by Friday, February 9.
Watch All Eight Rings of the Winter Equestrian Festival Live from Wellington, FL, on Your Computer from Anywhere in the World
Productions East Video, Stadium Jumping, Inc., the United States Equestrian Federation® (USEF) and LiveBroadcast.TV will be presenting eight channels of live video webcasting of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) 2007 in Wellington, FL, and continuing in Tampa, FL, January 24–April 7, 2007.
This year’s Winter Equestrian Festival, the nation’s longest, consecutively running equestrian sporting event, celebrates its 35th year in Florida, and will offer more than $4-million in prize money.
Hurry! It's Not Too Late To Celebrate Their Achievements
Honor your favorite rider, horse or trainer with a congratulatory ad in the March 2007 issue of EQUESTRIAN magazine.This special keepsake issue will feature the 2006 USEF Farnam®/Platform™ Horse of the Year award winner. USEF Members receive discounted advertising rates. For more information or to advertise, please contact us by January 31.:
East of the Mississippi
Crissi White, (859) 225-6936, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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USEF Accepting Photography Bids for 2007 USEF Pony Finals National Championships
The United States Equestrian Federation® is now accepting bids from photographers who would like to be named “Official Photographer for the 2007 USEF Pony Finals National Championships.” The prestigious Pony Finals will once again be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, August 15-19. To request an application form, please contact Lauren Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 225-6977. Applications must be returned by February 16.
For further information about the 2007 USEF Pony Finals National Championships, please contact Marion Maybank, Director of Hunters and Collegiate Activities, at (859) 225-2033, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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Two-Day American Endurance Ride Conference Annual Convention to be Held in Sparks, NV
The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), the national governing body for
endurance riding in the United States, will hold its 2007 annual convention in
Sparks, NV. The two-day program of seminars, informational meetings and a free
trade show is set for February 23-24 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget.
Ocala Lands State-of-the-Art Equine Sports Medicine Center
Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center (KESMARC) and Main
Street Management Services, Inc., (Main Street) proudly announces the formation
of a joint venture to build a world-class equine sports medicine facility in
Ocala, FL, as an integral part of the redevelopment of the 426-acre Farnsworth
Farm into a unique equestrian community. Groundbreaking is scheduled for second
quarter of 2007 with targeted completion by the beginning of 2008.
The United States Equestrian Federation®, Inc. (USEF), as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 20 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 86,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USEF is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.
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