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|Excitement for the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Finals is increasing as Las Vegas prepares to host this prestigious event again.
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Animal Planet to Televise 2007 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Finals
The Animal Planet television network will televise a special 90-minute broadcast of the 2007 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Finals on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 9:00 p.m. (EDT). The telecast will include the finals in both jumping and dressage.
Las Vegas, the world’s premiere city for exciting entertainment, will once again be the backdrop for the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Finals in both jumping and dressage when they return to the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, April 18-22. In 2005, the FEI World Cup Jumping and Dressage Finals were held in the same location simultaneously for the first time in history. The record-breaking success of those dual Finals prompted the FEI to bring them back to Las Vegas again this year.
Submit Applications Now to Become a USEF Qualifying Competition for the 2008 High-Performance and Developing Programs for Dressage
The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.®, invites licensed dressage competitions to apply to become an official USEF “qualifying competition” for the 2008 USEF High-Performance and/or Dressage Developing Programs. Competitions licensed for dates from June 4, 2007-June 8, 2008 will be considered at this time. A completed application for each licensed competition must be submitted to the USEF office and received by April 16, 2007. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
Growth, Advancement Themes of 2007 American Saddlebred Convention
By the time the American Saddlebred Horse Association’s (ASHA) annual convention drew to a close with its traditional Saddlebred Ball at the Keeneland Entertainment Center, the over 450 friends of the breed who attended the meetings and social events in whole were filled with renewed enthusiasm for a prosperous future.
Despite frigid weather through the week in Lexington, capped with blowing snow and icy roads on Saturday night, all open committee meetings, forums and social events were very well attended. “We've had some controversial and emotional issues heading our agendas the last two years,” said Alan F. Balch, Executive Secretary of ASHA, “so this year we really didn’t know what attendance to expect. We were very pleased to see the passionate attendance hold up, and so much energy directed in one forward direction.”
Phillip Dutton Added to the Eventing High-Performance List
Phillip Dutton, recently recognized by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) as a United States competitor, has been added to the USEF Eventing High-Performance A List with the horses The Foreman, owned by Ann Jones, and Truluck, owned by Ann Jones and Shannon Stimson. Dutton was also added to the USEF Eventing High-Performance B List with the horse Connaught, owned by Bruce Duchossois.
Dutton will be invited to participate in USEF training sessions with Coach Captain Mark Phillips.
National Reining Horse Association Announces Strategic Plan for the Future
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has announced a strategic plan to
realign the NRHA, creating a National Governing Body for reining affiliates and
its members in the United States. This new affiliate organization is currently
named Reining USA. The worldwide governing body for reining will remain under
the name NRHA.
2007 Winter Equestrian Festival Week Five, Bainbridge Florida Classic, CSI-W/WCHR Spectacular, Presented by the Palm Beach Post, Feb. 22-25
The fifth week of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), the Bainbridge Florida Classic, CSI-W/WCHR Spectacular presented by the Palm Beach Post, concluded Sunday with the $75,000 Bainbridge Idle Dice Classic, CSI-W presented by the Palm Beach Post. Although the focus this week was on the hunters, jumpers still had the WEF Challenge, Sunday’s grand prix, young jumper divisions and the FEI World Children’s Jumper competition.
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2007 Zada Enterprises, LLC, Florida Dressage Classic Wrap-up, February 22-25
The first day of the 2007 Zada Florida Dressage Classic (Thursday) kicked off
with a win by Lauren Sammis and Sagacious HF in the first section of the FEI
Prix St. Georges $1,000 class.
In Section B of the Prix St. Georges division, Melissa Taylor and her own Schumaker earned a 67.250% for the win. Schumaker is a 16.3-hand, 13-year-old Danish gelding by Schwadroneur out of Patricia Solyst by Ragtime. Melissa Jackson and the chestnut Wellington 248 finished second with a 66.000%, and Canadian Simone Williams and Wunder Ein rounded out the top three with a 65.667.
Texas Horse Park Slated to be Premiere Equestrian Venue
The development of a world-class equestrian center is underway in the state of Texas and slated to open in 2009. In November 2006, voters in Dallas, TX, approved the balance of more than $14 million in bonds that would allow the city, as a collaborative partner, to move a step closer to making the Texas Horse Park a reality.
Beautifully Hand-Crafted USEF Leather Bags Made Exclusively by Freedman Harness, Canada
Made from soft brown pebble leather with solid brass hardware and zippers, the exclusive collection of USEF bags come in three distinct styles. Choose from the Cabin Bag, Back Pack or Boot Carrier for all of your travel and equestrian needs.
Call toll free today to order your USEF Leather Bags at (877) 256-7674 or visit www.freedmanharness.com.
Public Horse Auctions and Sales Cancelled in Virginia Through March 5
Effective immediately, Dr. Richard Wilkes, State Veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, has cancelled all public horse sales and auctions throughout the Commonwealth through Monday, March 5, 2007. This is one of the continuing efforts to stop the spread of equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1) currently present in Northern Virginia.
The cancellation order is effective statewide. While EHV-1 is not harmful to humans, people can spread it on their shoes or with their vehicles, and an infected horse at an event could infect other horses, which would then carry the disease back to their points of origin.
USEF Merchandise Sale—Up to 35% Off Selected Items!
We are making room for new spring merchandise! Visit the USEF online store now for up to 35% savings on selected items and apparel. Quantities and sizes are limited, so shop today!
Kentucky Horse Council Establishing All-Breed Advisory Council
The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC), a statewide association for all horse owners and enthusiasts, is establishing an All-Breed Advisory Council, which will provide a unified voice for all breeds owners in Kentucky. The Council had its first organizational meeting at the end of February.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Names Equestrian of the Year
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has named its 2007 Equestrian of the Year—Mindy Darst. The winner raised over $52,000 to support the society’s mission, and more than $125,000 was raised by the equestrian community in total.
The Equestrian of the Year fundraising program is a multi-discipline campaign benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The equestrian who raises the most amount of money wins the title, a trophy, a $1,000 gift certificate from EuroAmerican Saddlery and their photo on a nationally distributed poster. The runner-up receives a $750 gift certificate from ShoCloths.
Michael Tokaruk and Lord Byron Capture 25,000 EMO Grand Prix of the Gulf Coast
It was poetry in motion. Canadian born Michael Tokaruk, 25, aboard his brilliant
Holsteiner gelding Lord Byron, were the unexpected winners of the $25,000 EMO
Grand Prix of the Gulf Coast, held Sunday February 25 at the Harrison County
Equestrian Center in Gulfport, MS.
Tokaruk bested 20 contenders for the top spot, including leading rider Wilhelm Genn, who has dominated the circuit lately with his three mounts, Chantal, Happy Z and Ariado. But when the dust cleared following the swift jump-off round, Tokaruk had surpassed Genn’s best time by nearly a full second.
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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.
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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