Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Farnam, on NBC This Sunday Evening!
Don’t miss this one-hour show of exciting highlights from the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Farnam, this Sunday evening.
One of the three Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing competitions, it features the best eventing riders in the world competing at the Kentucky Horse Park, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Don’t miss it on NBC Sports!
|Pony Power: Karen O'Connor rode the first pony to ever enter the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The 14.1-hand high Theodore O'Connor, otherwise known as Teddy, placed third in North America's only four-star three-day event.
Photo by Arnd Bronkhorst Photography/Charles Mann
Australian Clayton Fredericks Takes the Prize at the 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam; U.S. Riders Phillip Dutton and Karen O’Connor Finish Second and Third
Riding for the first time under the U.S. flag, former Australian rider Phillip Dutton finished second at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam, for the fifth time. But, this year, it was former Aussie teammate, Clayton Fredericks, aboard Ben Along Time, who put in the best score to take the Rolex Kentucky four-star championship on a score of 54.0. Dutton, as the highest-placed U.S. rider aboard Bruce Duchossois’ Connaught, took the Rolex/United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation’s Pinnacle Cup Trophy, an award celebrating its 10th year, finishing on a score of 59.1. Connaught, a 14-year-old Irish Thoroughbred, picked up his best finish to date adding just 8.4 time faults on the cross-country and two time penalties in show jumping to his dressage score.
|USEF President David O'Connor and the WEG 2010 Foundation's CEO Jack Kelly announce EQUESTRIAN magazine as the official publication of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010.
Photo by USEF Archives
USEF’s EQUESTRIAN Magazine Named Official Publication of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010
EQUESTRIAN magazine, the official publication of equestrian sport since 1937 and the print voice of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) for over seven decades, has been named as the official publication of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010. The announcement was made April 26th during a cocktail party hosted by the USEF and held after the Thursday dressage competition at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park, site of the 2010 Games.
For more information about EQUESTRIAN magazine, visit www.usef.org/content/marketing/advertising/index.php.
|Phillip Dutton and Connaught
Photo by Chrissy Lane/PhelpsSports.com
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Awards Pinnacle Cup Trophy to Phillip Dutton as Highest-Placed American Rider at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Farnam
American rider Phillip Dutton was awarded the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation’s Pinnacle Cup Trophy on Sunday afternoon at the 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI****, Presented by Farnam, held April 26-29, 2007. The Pinnacle Cup is given to the highest-placed American rider.
Riding Connaught, owned by Bruce Duchossois of Aiken, SC, Dutton earned second place overall. The competition marked the first big outing for Dutton since he changed his citizenship from Australia to ride for the United States.
USET Foundation Offers Athlete Portrait Campaign Posters for Sale at www.uset.org to Benefit High Performance Programs
The extraordinary Athlete Portrait Campaign posters created by Elma Garcia that were on display and for sale at the 2007 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vega, Nevada (April 18-22) can now be purchased via the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation website at www.uset.org. There are five different posters available for a donation to the Foundation of $35 each. All proceeds from the sales of the posters benefit the U.S. equestrian team athletes and their high-performance programs.
The USET Foundation is offering two single portraits and three composite posters of the Olympic disciplines featuring unique portraits of the athletes with their horses. On the back of each poster is a short biography of each athlete pictured.
These collector’s item posters are a limited edition that will not be reprinted and are available only while supplies last. The posters can be purchased exclusively through the USET Foundation website at www.uset.org. A special link on the website’s front page connects to the order form and shows each of the posters available for purchase.
2007 Samsung Super League: A New Season - And Great Expectations
With just 10 days to go to the opening of the fifth Samsung Super League (with
FEI series at La Baule, France) the excitement is mounting.
The annual clash of the top eight show jumping nations in the world at eight world-class venues has become firmly established in the sporting calendar since it was launched in 2003, and the great pride of representing one's country has enjoyed something of a renaissance.
USEF Announces the 2008 Olympic Test Event Horse/Rider Combinations
The following horse/rider combinations have been named to compete at the Test Event for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong:
Amy Tryon/Duvall, WA/Coal Creek/Gelding/7/Thoroughbred/Kathryn Sullivan and Amy Tryon
Kim Severson/Keene, VA/Tipperary Liadhnan/Gelding/10/Irish Sport Horse/Elizabeth Wachmeister
1st Alternate – Amy Tryon/Duvall,WA/
2nd Alternate – Kim Severson/Keene, VA/
Tsunami/Mare/8/Thoroughbred/Plain Dealing Farm
3rd Alternate – Bonnie Mosser/Unionville, PA/
Merloch/Gelding/10/Thoroughbred cross/Bonnie Mosser
4th Alternate – Bonnie Mosser/Unionville, PA/Close the Deal/Gelding/13/Dutch WB-Thoroughbred cross/Rebecca Polan
5th Alternate – Bonnie Mosser/Unionville, PA/Jenga/Gelding/14/English Thoroughbred/Bonnie Mosser
6th Alternate – Cindy Rawson/Somerset, Great Britain /Halavadream/Gelding/13/English Thoroughbred/Cindy Rawson
The test event will be held as a CCI** August 10-13, 2007, at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the site for the 2008 Olympic Games Equestrian events. The purpose of the test event is to analyze the facilities and logistical arrangements, such as the shipping of the horses, in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games.
For further information, contact Sara Ike at email@example.com or (908) 326-1164.
From the April 2007 issue of EQUESTRIAN magazine:
Helping Horses Live More Healthful Lives
Helping our horses to live longer, more healthful lives is a topic that we can all agree upon in terms of importance. And since 2004, the world’s largest non-profit foundation dedicated to funding research studies to protect, treat and cure animals—the Morris Animal Foundation—has organized meetings of equine researchers, research funding agencies, veterinarians and others to determine the best way it could contribute to the advancement of horse health. From those meetings came a plan to unite researchers from around the world to collaborate on what could be one of the boldest equine research endeavors to date: the Equine Consortium for Genetic Research (ECGR). The results of this research could change everything.
For the full story in PDF format, click here.
Attention: Juniors and Young Riders—New for 2007 Jumping Championships
Please remember that to be eligible to compete in the North American Junior and Young Riders Championships' (NAJYRC) for jumping and the Adequan/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show horse-and-rider combinations must earn Certificates of Capability between December 1, 2006, and June 15, 2007, for NAJYRC, and August 31, 2007, for the Adequan/USEF 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.
Riders must verify this in writing from the horse show office with a signed judge’s card.
Criteria for each championship can be found on the USEF website at www.usef.org/content/equestrianSports/disciplines/allJumping.php. Please direct any questions to Jennifer Haydon, Director of Show Jumping, National Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 225-6911.
2007 FEI World Cup™ Dressage for Young Riders Offers Great Opportunity
The FEI World Cup™ Dressage for Young Riders is an incredible competitive opportunity for the world’s future dressage stars. The FEI World Cup™ for Young Riders will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, in December 2007 (exact dates to be determined). The United States will receive an invitation for one representative. Riders may earn qualifying freestyle scores in U.S. CDI-Y competitions, and scores are automatically tracked and rankings are maintained by USEF. For more information and to view current ranking lists, please visit www.usef.org/content/equestrianSports/disciplines/international/wcYoungRiders.php.
Equine Disease, Identification and Unwanted Horses Among Topics Planned for American Horse Council’s 2007 Issues Forum
The American Horse Council (AHC) will host the 2007 National Issues Forum June 17-20 in Washington, DC. This is an exciting opportunity for the AHC to bring together industry experts and participants to discuss important national equine issues.
FEI World Cup Jumping Is Coming Home
As the curtain was coming down on the 29th FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Las Vegas, thoughts were already beginning to turn to the 2007/2008 finale which will be staged in the city considered to be the true home of World Cup show jumping—Gothenburg, Sweden.
At a press conference, FEI Secretary General Michael Stone pointed out that "next season is the 30th anniversary of the series and the Western European League will carry the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping title. The final will take place in Gothenburg which has a tremendous reputation for the quality of its organization and which has made a big contribution to the development of the series."
St. Andrews Clinches Team Title at ANRC Nationals
St. Andrews Presbyterian College (Laurinburg, NC) edged out Centenary College (Hackettstown, NJ) to claim the team championship at the 30th Annual ANRC National Intercollegiate Riding Championship on April 21-22, 2007. St. Andrews finished with 161.30 points, compared to Centenary’s 160.73. Goucher College (Maryland) was a close third, with 159.29. Defending champions, Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia), settled into fourth place.
American Morgan Horse Association Board of Directors Second Quarter 2007 Meeting in Vermont
The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Board of Directors will hold its second quarter 2007 meeting in Shelburne, VT, beginning Wednesday, May 2, through Saturday, May 5. Directors from across the United States will gather to conduct strategic planning (closed session), and for the Registry Committee, Finance Committee, IT Committee, Trust Committee, and General Membership Meeting.
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.
American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Healthy Horses Workshop Heading to Colorado
The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) Healthy Horses Workshop will be held Saturday, July 28, in Fort Collins, CO. Intended for horse enthusiasts interested in learning more about equine health care, the Healthy Horses Workshop will feature leading veterinary experts delivering the latest news and advances in horse health. This will be the first of two Healthy Horses Workshops slated for 2007, with the second workshop taking place on Saturday, December 1, in Orlando, FL.
Riding for Reading Expands to Include Seven Events in 2007
Riding For Reading, a non-profit organization (501(c)3) dedicated to promoting reading, literacy and education through equestrian sports and activities, is expanding its program in 2007. In addition to the Riding For Reading Benefit Show (September 3) at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, six other shows throughout the country will host the Riding For Reading Class.
Western Country Pleasure Points, Competitions Now Updated Weekly on American Saddlebred Horse Association's Website
Western country pleasure qualifying points standings, as well as a current listing of qualifying competitions, are now updated weekly on the American Saddlebred Horse Association’s (ASHA) website at www.saddlebred.com/WCHS-Results. The Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show will once again host the Western Country Pleasure Invitational in 2007. Only one significant change has been made to the qualifying process for 2007.
Do some serious spring cleaning with the United States Equestrian Federation Visa® Platinum Card
This spring it’s out with the old and in with the new when you use the United States Equestrian Federation Visa® Platinum Card, now offering 0% APR for 12 months*! With this exclusive card, every dollar you spend is interest free until next year, allowing you to purchase those new items you’ve been waiting to buy. So whether you use your United States Equestrian Federation Visa for everyday purchases, or that special purchase, switch now and save.
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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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