|Shawn Flarida aboard Tinsel Nic during his win of the 2006 World Reining Masters.
Photo by Waltenberry
Shawn Flarida Becomes National Reining Horse Association All-Time Leading Money Earner at 2007 NRHA Derby
National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Two-Million Dollar Rider and 2007 NRHA Open Derby Champion Shawn Flarida can add yet another accomplishment to his already lengthy list. Following his spectacular win at the NRHA Derby, Flarida, of Springfield, OH, is now the NRHA’s all-time leading money earner. Including Flarida’s winnings from the Derby, he has won $2,268,825 in NRHA lifetime earnings.
Adult Equitation Riders Can Qualify for Saddle Seat Medal Finals
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) would like to remind all adult equitation riders that there is still time to qualify for the 2007 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final, which will take place Friday, July 13, during the Lexington Junior League Horse Show in Lexington, KY.
Woodside Horse Trials and Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event to Host Selection Divisions for Pan American Games
The USEF is pleased to announce that the Woodside Horse Trials and the Jersey
Fresh CCI**/CCI*** will host the selection divisions for this summer’s Pan American Games on consecutive weekends.
This year, anyone vying for a spot on the U.S. eventing team will have to contest a selection division in Menlo Park, CA, at the Horse Park at Woodside (May 24-27) or at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown, NJ (May 31-June 3). Both competitions will showcase the country’s best horses and riders.
Germany to Go First Again in Friday's Samsung Super League with FEI
Germany will be first into the ring once again when the second leg of the 2007 Samsung Super League with FEI series kicks off at the Piazza di Siena in Rome on Friday.
USEF's Online Media Guide for the 2007 Samsung Super League with FEI: Read rider bios, find the latest news, learn more about the Samsung Super League, and more.
New ARIAT “USA” Merchandise Now Available!
The new Ariat USA “Look of the Team” merchandise is now available at the USEF online store. Visit the store online to check out the latest Ariat USA men’s and women’s polos and vests!
Record Prize Money Announced for Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Regional Dressage Championships
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced that the 2007 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships will award prize money of almost $130,000 divided among the nine regions. Champions will each receive $278, a jacket provided by Swedish Exclusive, Inc., and an embroidered Saratoga Horseworks walking sheet. Reserve champions will each receive $185 and a lead shank from the Great American Insurance Group, title sponsor of the championships.
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Sell your horse, congratulate a rider or publicize your farm. The July/August issue of EQUESTRIAN is the hunter/jumper issue. USEF members receive special rates. For more information, contact Kim Russell at (859) 225-6938 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duplicate Membership Cards Now Available Online for American Saddlebred Horse Association Members
The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) introduces a new convenient service, which provides members the ability to print duplicate copies of their membership cards online at www.saddlebred.com. Competitors at A-rated Saddlebred shows licensed by the United States Equestrian Federation are required to have evidence of their current membership in the American Saddlebred Horse Association. Anywhere access to the Internet and a printer is available, members can produce hard evidence of their membership in the association. Waiting for a replacement membership card by mail is no longer necessary.
Special Happenings for Third Annual Horses Helping Horses Charity Event
This June, horse enthusiasts have yet another reason to attend the Atlanta Summer Classics at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers: They can participate in the “Horses Helping Horses” charity event on June 30, 2007.
Live Webcasts of Devon Horse Show Competition Available
The Devon Horse Show is presenting live webcasts of horse show competition. The webcasts are being produced by Productions East Video.
The Devon Horse Show, featuring competition among top show jumpers, including many Olympic and World Champion veterans, takes place May 24-June 3 in Pennsylvania. Viewers can choose to watch live webcasts from both rings.
Final Week of Legacy Cup Showcases Juniors and Amateurs in Non-Pro Division
The second week of the two-week all-hunter Legacy Cup ran May 17-19 as part of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows in Lexington. While the first week was all about the professional riders, Week Two showcased the 3’ and 3’6” Non-Pro divisions, featuring junior and amateur riders. The Legacy Cup took place May 10-19.
Laura Kraut Wins the CSI Madrid Grand Prix
Olympian Laura Kraut captured another big event when she won the grand prix of the CSI Madrid on May 19, which qualifies her for the 2007 European Championship and for the 2008 Olympic Games. Riding Anthem, a 1991 bay Dutch Warmblood gelding who is a familiar mount for Kraut, she finished in 35.84 seconds. For her win, Kraut is 43,000 Euros richer.
In second place was Bernardo Alves of Brazil. Alves completed the course in 36.84 seconds aboard Topic Van’t Voorhof. The best rider from Spain, the host country, finished in 15th place. Sergio Alvarez Moya rode Le Reve du Nabab.
Farnam Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Repel-X
Record-setting crowds were in attendance at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 26–29, for this year’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Farnam. “Farnam is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, the only four-star event in the Western hemisphere,” said Chris Jacobi, Senior Vice President of Farnam Horse Products. “It is a great pleasure to align our company and its products with the United States Equestrian Federation and such a prestigious event.”
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.
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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This Visa Platinum card issued by U.S. Bank is now the only card that supports the United States Equestrian Federation. Upon receiving your new card, the United States Equestrian Federation receives a payment from U.S. Bank, and then we will continue to receive a percentage of each net purchase you make on your card. This helps us fund our international teams.
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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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