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Madden and Ward Named to the USEF Show Jumping Short List
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Ad Hoc Committee on Selection has approved naming the horse/rider combinations of Authentic/Beezie Madden and Sapphire/McLain Ward to the Show Jumping Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong August 8-24, 2008.
As per the USEF Selection Procedure for the Show Jumping Team, the Selectors have the discretion to recommend up to four of the 10 horse/rider combinations to the Short List regardless of their participation or placing in the Selection Trials. The remaining six combinations will be chosen according to their ranking at the conclusion of the Selection Trials, which run February 27-March 9 in Wellington, FL.
American Saddlebred 2007 Year-End Award Winners Announced
Year-end awards for 2007 competitions will be presented at the American Saddlebred Horse Association's (ASHA) Annual Awards Luncheon, which will be held Friday, February 15. The association honors their outstanding recipients and is proud to announce the winners during the 2008 ASHA Annual Meeting and Youth Conference. For a complete list of the FEI and Pleasure Award winners, visit http://www.asha.net/fei-p_awards.
Kentucky Horse Park’s Museum to Add Major Addition from the Purebred Arabian Horse Trust
The Purebred Arabian Horse Trust will soon begin construction of an 8,000 square foot addition to the Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse. Ground breaking for the project, funded totally by the Trust and the American Arabian horse community, is anticipated by April first. It will be the first major addition to the 52,000 square foot museum since its opening in 1978, and will expand its permanent exhibition space by nearly 30%.
USRider Offers Trailer Preparation Tips for Travel Season
Before the start of the summer travel season, it is critically important for horse owners to perform basic, yet essential, maintenance on their trailers. USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for horse owners, reminds equestrians to invest time doing routine preventive trailer maintenance. This will be time well spent because it will ensure that their trailers will be in optimal shape to provide safe passage for precious cargo during the upcoming season.
World Games 2010 Foundation Names New Board of Directors Chairman
The World Games 2010 Foundation recently announced that John Long of Shelbyville, KY, has been selected as chair of its board of directors. Long is the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). He replaces interim Board Chair Tandy Patrick, who will continue to serve as an active board member.
Second Annual Equine Land Use Summit Will Focus on "The New Ruralism"
The Polk County Economic Development Commission will present the Second Annual National Equine Economic Development Summit from April 17-19, 2008, at the famed Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, NC.
This year's conference, themed "The New Ruralism," promises to establish a new dialogue in land conservation and rural-based economies. It will bring together policy makers, community and equine industry leaders from across the country in an effort to strike a balance between equestrian and commercial land use interests.
Roberto Teran and Hasbrouck Donovan Victorious as Finale Week Begins in Jacksonville
The finale week of the 2008 Jacksonville Winter Series began with near perfect weather and a nice win for Roberto Teran and Distant Star 3E in Thursday’s Lucky Sevens Welcome Stake sponsored by Ring Power.
Sports Hall of Fame Inaugural President's Award Given to 2004 U.S. Olympic Equestrian Show Jumping Gold Medal Team
The 2004 U.S. Olympic Equestrian Show Jumping Gold-medal team has been awarded the Sports Hall of Fame inuagural President's Award.
Donald P. Dufresne, President of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission and Institute, announced the award Thursday. The awards banquet will be held March 9 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
The four team members and the horses on which they won Gold are: Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, on Authentic; McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, on Sapphire; Chris Kapler of Pittstown, NJ, on Royal Kaliber; and Peter Wylde of Maastricht, The Netherlands, on Fein Cera.
Bidding Procedure for the FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 Announced; France Submits First Letter of Intent
With preparations for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 well under way, the time has come to think of the following edition, the FEI World Equestrian Games 2014.
2009 FEI Rules for Eventing Officials—Requirements for the Qualification of Judges
The FEI Eventing Committee has reviewed the Qualification of the FEI Eventing Judges and will propose the following changes for the Revision of the 2009 FEI Rules for Eventing. It is the intention of the committee that these principles be applied for the 2009 Revision of Officials at the end of 2008.
Going Somewhere? Let USEF and Hertz Help You Save Money
Take advantage of one of the many USEF MemberPerks privileges by using Hertz for all of your travel needs. Simply use your USEF/Hertz discount CDP# 15757 each time you place a reservation, and instantly qualify for member discounts in the U.S. and around the world. For low web rates, special offers and free membership to Hertz #1Club®, visit their website at www.hertz.com or call (800) 654-2200.
FEI Dressage Young Horse Clinics Offered
Mark your calendars for March 12-14 and March 15-16 for two exciting events being held at the Treasure Coast Farm in Palm City, FL. FEI “I” Dressage Judge and current Director of Education and Training of the German Olympic Committee, Christoph Hess, will be conducting a clinic March 12-14, 2008. This clinic will focus on the FEI Young Horse Tests for Dressage Horses and their relation to the proper development and training of the dressage horse. Auditors are welcome.
Vaulting Clinic Offered in Kentucky in June
That's Entertainment at Curtiswood Farm in Georgetown, KY, is offering a vaulting clinic, the first one ever offered in the area. The clinic, run by Jennifer Welsh Nicholson and the renown team of Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls, will take place June 21-22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will be broken down into groups according to skill level. The team will work from the ground level up to the more skilled vaulting, or trick rider. The horses will be provided by Riata Ranch in California. The fee for both days is $350, while auditors can attend for $35 per day. Lunch is included with the fee price.
For more information, contact That's Entertainment at Curtiswood Farm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2008 FEI World Endurance Championship Set in Malaysia
World titles will be up for renewal and grabs this year as the 12th FEI World Endurance Championship edge their way closer. Indeed, from November 6-9, 2008, Terengganu in Malaysia will be host to defending, aspiring and future world champions.
Dressage Judges Program Change
The Dressage Committee proposed a change to the “R” and “S” Dressage Judges Training Program requirements and the Licensed Officials Committee approved this change at the USEF Annual Meeting. The change made to each of these two programs was to allow an ‘r’ (recorded) judge to start the application process for the “R” program after holding the ‘r’ license for two years (24 months) instead of the three years (36 months) previously required.
USET Foundation "Hong Kong by Night" Olympic Benefit Raises $500,000
The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has announced that "Hong Kong by Night," a benefit held on February 8, 2008, at the International Polo Club in Wellington, FL, raised $500,000. Generous supporters contributed to the effort by purchasing tables for the dinner and by bidding on three once-in-a-lifetime trip packages in a live auction. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the U.S. equestrian teams competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Top Talent Battles It Out During the Third Week of HITS Thermal
It's amazing what a difference a few days can make! Just ask Kim Farlinger who had an unlucky fall off her mount Cordoba in last Sunday's $125,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by EMO at HITS Thermal. The Canadian pulled off a complete 180-degree turn aboard Cordoba when she outlasted a field of 38 combinations to capture the blue ribbon in Thursday's $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix at HITS Thermal.
Announcing Winners in the
Farnam®/Platform™ USEF Horse of the Year Program
Points have closed for the 2007 competition year in the Horse of the Year program.
Please check your points and standings in your respective division(s) by:
- Calling the Horse Report Hotline at (859) 225-2040, or
- Order a copy of your horse’s point report via e-mail or mail (mailed and faxed copies will incur an additional charge), or
- Checking your standings online.
A Few 2007 National Champions
|Arabian Dressage Amateur Training Level
|Arabian Dressage Amateur First Level
|Arabian Dressage Amateur Second Level Through Fourth Level
|Arabain Dressage Training Level
||Chrystal Lynn Coffelt
|Arabian Dressage First Level
|Arabian Dressage Second Level Through Fourth Level
||Robin Tardy Ginn
|Arabian English Pleasure/Pleasure Driving Amateur
|Arabian English Pleasure/Pleasure Driving Junior Exhibitor
|Arabian English Pleasure/Pleasure Driving Open
|Arabian Hunter Pleasure Amateur
|Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Exhibitor
Claire Elise Herlin
|Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open
|To join the program:
It is as easy as filling out an application, which may be found on the USEF website here
, or may be obtained at any recognized horse show, or by contacting the USEF office at (859) 258-2472.
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Thousands of Volunteers Sign up for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010
In the first 10 days since the launch of a new web-based volunteer registry system, nearly 4,000 new volunteers have already signed up online for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The World Games 2010 Foundation estimates that at least 6,000 volunteers will be needed to work before and during the Games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park from September 25-October 10, 2010 in Lexington, KY.
Ki-Juan Minors Named 2008 Equestrian Idol After an Evening of Fun, Feasting and Fundraising
Ki-Juan Minors wowed the judges and the energetic crowd of horse lovers on Saturday, February 9, and walked away with the grand prize and the title of "Equestrian Idol."
American Saddlebred Horse Association and Registry Announce Year-End 2007 Results
The American Saddlebred Horse Association and American Saddlebred Registry, which will conduct their annual convention this week in Lexington, KY, announced audited results for the year ending December 31, 2007.
Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search
The Talent Search program is a very demanding show jumping competition, which attracts the nation’s top young riders in head-to-head competition. The qualifying period for the 2008 events began September 1, 2007.
Learn more about the program today.
East Coast Riders
(October 4-5, 2008, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals,
A few riders that have now qualifed on the East Coast:
— Samantha Senft
— Carolyn Zelenetz
West Coast Championship
(September 17-20, Los Angeles International, Burbank, CA)
A few riders that have now qualifed on the West Coast:
— Elizabeth Benson
— Victoria Birdsall
— Chase Boggio
Simple Biosecurity Techniques Help Protect Horses from Disease Threats
In recent years, the months of the show season have included news of disease outbreaks that can pose a threat to the health of performance horses. More and more, horse owners are searching for simple and effective techniques to help protect their horses from these threats year round.
Knowledge and practice of basic biosecurity has become critical for horse health. Whether traveling, accepting new horses into a facility or performing day-to-day tasks around the farm, an eye to sanitation and disinfection, as well as proper vaccinations and veterinary care, will help assure a healthy environment.
From the February 2008 issue of EQUESTRIAN magazine:
The 2008 USEF Annual Meeting
By Brian Sosby, Kristyn Kay and Sarah L. Evers
Members of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) gathered in the Derby City—
Louisville, KY—for the 2008 USEF Annual Meeting, and it proved to be a productive and congenial
gathering according to those who made the trip to take part in a five-day series of meetings, forums and
award programs. From approving rule changes to socializing at cocktail receptions, there was absolutely no “down time” as the packed schedule kept attendees busy from dawn into the late night.
The event began on Wednesday, January 9, with a cocktail reception and a few early meetings, but it wasn’t until an early Thursday morning that the bulk of the committee meetings got under way across the large scope of breeds and disciplines, including Drugs & Medications, licensed officials, rules forums, issues dealing with the NCAA and the parade of breeds, in addition to the first in a series of USEF Board of Directors’ meetings.
For the full story in PDF format, click here.
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