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|Fans will get to watch Olympic medalists, such as Kim Severson, and other top U.S. and international competitors compete for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event crown on television thanks to NBC.
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Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented By Farnam, to be Broadcast on NBC Television for Fourth Year
Equestrian Events, Inc., organizer of the 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam, and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) have announced that NBC television will once again bring the thrill and excitement of America’s only four-star three-day event to a national television audience.
This year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI****, an FEI qualifying competition for the 2008 Olympic Games, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 26-29. Anchoring a worldwide television schedule will be a domestic broadcast on NBC airing as a one-hour special on Sunday, May 6, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT.
USEF Announces Team for Nation’s Cup in Wellington, Florida March 7-11
The USEF has announced the show jumping team that will represent the United States against a stellar field of international teams at the CSIO competition in Wellington, FL, March 7-11. This event is one of the premier show jumping competitions in the United States this year and will showcase many of the international athletes and horses that will be competing at the World Cup in Las Vegas April 18-22. The event includes the only Nation’s Cup international team competition to be held in the United States in 2007.
Celebrating the Morgan Horse in Atlanta
The Morgan breed was celebrated and heralded in Atlanta, GA, at the 2007 American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Convention February 14-17. For the first time in its 26-year history, many Morgan enthusiasts and speakers couldn’t make the event due to poor weather and cancelled flights.
“Our theme this year was ‘The Morgan: A Passion That Lasts a Lifetime,’” said Convention co-chairman Barbara Goda. “I think this also follows closely with the people who surround the Morgan horse. Our Morgan friends came through and substituted for stranded speakers, and some speakers had amazing trips to Atlanta, so they would be able to make their presentations.”
Attention: Juniors and Young Riders—New for 2007 NAJYRC and Adequan/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships
Please remember that to be eligible to compete in the North American Junior and Young Riders' Championships (NAJYRC) and Adequan/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships, horse-and-rider combinations must earn Certificates of Capability between December 1, 2006, and June 15, 2007, for NAJYRC, and August 31, 2007, for National Junior Jumper Championships by completing a course with four faults or less set at
• Level 8 or higher for Young Riders and
• Level 7 or higher for Juniors.
Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Unveils New Merchandising and Marketing Logo
The World Games 2010 Foundation unveiled the new merchandising and marketing
logo for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which is coming to the Kentucky
Horse Park in 2010. The announcement was made at the Downtown Arts Center in
Lexington on March 7.
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 U.S. Equestrian/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.
Reining Qualifiers Underway for the USEF 2007 North American Young Riders’ Championships
Exciting news for young reiners! The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to be included in a premiere equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders ages 14-21. For the first time ever, reining has been added to the United States Equestrian Foundation’s (USEF) 2007 North American Young Riders’ Championships (NAYRC).
The Pageantry and Grandeur Returns as the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Celebrates 62 Years of Community Support
A long-standing Texas tradition of spectacular equestrian pageantry and
showmanship returns to Houston this spring as the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show
celebrates six decades of support for area children. Scheduled for March
21-April 1, 2007, the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show presented by Compass Bank
Wealth Management Group will take place at Great Southwest Equestrian Center at
2501 South Mason Road in Katy. Marking its 62nd year, the Pin Oak Charity Horse
Show is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected horse shows in the country, drawing international riders in a spectacular show of equestrian competitions and grand prix events.
Sold Out PhelpsSports.com Palm Beach Dressage Derby Crowns 2007 Champions
The 24th Annual PhelpsSports.com Palm Beach Dressage Derby once again drew some of the sport’s best riders and thousands of spectators over four days. Each of the rings was sold out, from the national classes to the international CDI events, including nearly 40 Prix St. Georges and more than 20 grand prix rides in the CDI alone. Competitors were treated to a superb international judging panel, including "O" judges Stephen Clarke, Francis Verbeek von Rooy, Wojciech Markowski, Dieter Schüle and Anne Gribbons in the CDI classes. National riders even had the unique opportunity to ride before Uwe Mechlem, a "retired""O" judge.
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.
National Reining Horse Association Withdraws Proposed Strategic Plan
The Executive Board of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has voted to withdraw the proposed Strategic Plan. This plan called for the creation of a U.S. affiliate with a new governance structure and a realignment of the governance for the NRHA as a worldwide association. The Executive Board has determined that to serve the membership needs better, a new plan will be constructed in the near future.
Little Jumping, Little Crawfish Mixed with Music Make a Great Recipe for Fun at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics
Exhibitors at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics got a taste of true Southern hospitality on Friday evening, March 2, courtesy of the good folks from Harrison County, MS. Over 1,200 pounds of crawfish (boiled right on the spot), 600 pounds of shrimp, 300 pounds of spiced chicken, another 300 pounds of fried catfish and barbeque ribs, along with 100 pounds of spaghetti, and more extras than a small army could consume. All topped off with live music that kept the toes tapping. The community welcomed riders back with a bounty of delicious local cuisine, festive music and down-home warmth.
Zimecterin® Gold User ‘Drives Home the Gold’; Utah Horse Owner Awarded New Truck from Merial
Merial, maker of Zimecterin® Gold (ivermectin/praziquantel), announced Jonah Christensen of Salt Lake City, UT, won the grand prize of the Zimecterin Gold Drive Home the Gold giveaway. Christensen will take home a new 2007 FORD® F-250 truck worth approximately $32,000.
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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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