The F.A.C.E. Team wins at the USEF Selection Trial.
Photo by Carole Dwinell
F.A.C.E Vaulters Dominate USEF Selection Trial
The race is on! For the first time this year, the five vaulting teams declared for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games met in competition. While this is the second of the five scheduled trials, it is the first where all the teams were present to compete. Individual numbers were up as well for a day of exciting competition.
With an overall final score of 7.589, coach and lead out vaulter, Devon Maitozo of the winning F.A.C.E. Team, was energized that the members of his team did so well. He said that they have a great deal of international experience that really helps.
“Annalise Van Vranken has come out to practice twice a month since November. She’s a very strong, competitive [and] seasoned vaulter,” he said. “Sarah D’Auriol is the compulsory expert, and Emily Hogye has been with the team along with Rosalind Ross, Mari Inouye and Mary Garrett. With medal wins in 2006 and 2008, it is that experience that puts things in perspective and helps them be cool in competition.”
He praised his team horse, Palentine, a 12-year-old Westphalian Warmblood imported in 2007, as a horse who eased right into the vaulting discipline. “He’s trustworthy, that’s the best thing about him.” This daring team presents amazing moves, smooth transitions and carefully synchronized, all aboard Palantine with his high-scoring gaits. It paid off for them in the weekend’s event where their freestyle portion of the Team competition earned a final score of 8.347 from competition judges Sue Detol (FEI-O), Adrienne Stang (FEI-O) and Craig Coburn (FEI-I).
Gotham North Renews Commitment to 2010 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships by Returning as Presenting Sponsor
For the fourth consecutive year Georgina Bloomberg's Gotham North will be the presenting sponsor of the Adequan® FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships.
Bloomberg is one of the country's top young jumping riders and was a two-time Gold medalist at the NAJYRC, winning Individual Gold in 2003 and Team Gold in 2002. Since 1979 these championships have showcased the best riders between the ages of 14 and 21.
Championship medals are awarded to Junior and Young Rider individuals and teams in four disciplines: dressage, eventing, reining and show jumping.
Time is Running Out to Experience the 2010 Alltech FEI WEG for Only $20; Last Day for Discounted Price is May 31
Grounds Pass tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are just $20, but only until May 31. Starting June 1, Grounds Pass tickets will increase to $25.
Grounds Pass tickets can be purchased at www.alltechfeigames.com, www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, and at (800) 745-3000.
Grounds Pass tickets allow entry to the 2010 Games for the selected day of purchase and will give spectators access to a wide range of non-competition activities at the Kentucky Horse Park venue. Activities include shopping at more than 250 Trade Show booths; sampling bourbon or listening to Bluegrass music in the Kentucky Experience; and many of the Kentucky Horse Park’s world-renowned exhibits and museums.
This Week in International Disciplines
At the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL, the Lamplight Dressage CDI*** took place. Joe Sandven and his Hanoverian gelding, Rachmaninoff, were first in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle. On the small tou,r Kassandra Barteau dominated, finishing first and third in the Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I with Toscano and GP Delano respectively. With Toscano, she also won the Intermediaire I Freestyle with a score of 69.950%.
For full results please click here.
Photo Courtesy Half Arabian Horse Association
Something for Everyone at the Great Arabian Get Together
The Minnesota Half Arabian Horse Association will once again be hosting the Great Arabian Get Together. Dates are July 9-11, 2010. Held at the Stearns County Fairgrounds, in Sauk Centre, MN, the show will have a full line of classes running from halter to dressage. Also included are reining, youth classes, costume, National Show Horse classes, and a full line of performance classes. This event offers exhibitors indoor and outdoor arenas, an exhibitor party, high-point and door prizes, and three days of fun at a USEF-, AHA-, USDF-, CSDEA- and Tri-State-approved show.
For a prize list, please visit www.mhaha.org, follow on Facebook, or e-mail the show manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equestrian USA Blog
Taylor Land and Jen Waxman, 17 and 18 years old respectively, are now blogging about their latest adventure, as part of the 2010 Show Jumping Young Rider Tour in Europe.
Morgan Club News: Midwest Horse Fair Wrap-Up
Rising to this year's "Let the Games Begin!" theme, the Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club (WMHC) had a winning presence at the 2010 Midwest Horse Fair. Preliminary numbers show that Friday's attendance set a record (18,500) and the total attendance for this year's three-day event exceeded last year's by 4,000 for a total attendance this year of 54,000. This is a great venue for promoting the Morgan breed.
Cara Raether had her second victory in a row at the Kentucky Spring Classic, winning the $20,000 Bluegrass Classic with Lyonell.
Photo by Rebecca Walton/PMG
Kentucky Spring Classic Wrap-Up
Saturday night's amazing finish in the $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington, will go down in history. The crowd went wild when Todd Minikus and Pavarotti crossed the finish line in an exciting 35.24 seconds to take over the lead during the jump-off, but when Cara Rather and Ublesco managed to stop the timers at the same 35.24 seconds the night became historical.
Todd Minikus never gives up without a fight and tonight he gave it everything he had aboard Pavarotti. They were able to jump into the lead when Pavarotti let out his stride to the final fence and stopped the clock at 35.24 seconds with all the rails in their cups. Minikus said, "I have gone fast once or twice before, and that felt fast to me."
Cara Raether knew that she would have to leave strides out with Ublesco to win the class. "My horse is a little slower in the air, so the only way to catch anybody was to leave out strides," she explained. "I think I did one less than Todd to the double combination, and I turned really tight to the last vertical."
More Hunter/Jumper News
Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North May Update
Submit Entry Forms Electronically
Attention coordinators and Chef d’Equipes: as part of the complete redesign of the NAJYRC website you will now be able to submit 2010 NAJYRC Entries in Principle, Nominated Entries and Definite Entries electronically. Following the submission of Nominated Entries the Code of Conduct, Waiver of Liability and Rider Bio forms will also be available for electronic submission. Please visit http://www.youngriders.org/EntryForms.aspx to download and submit forms.
Also now available online is the 2010 tentative schedule http://www.youngriders.org/Schedule.aspx.
John Deere Drive Green
The Drive Green tour events give USEF members and other interested consumers a chance to ask questions and get a "hands-on" experience with John Deere's utility tractors and many other products and attachments. In addition, the events feature a uniquely detailed semi-tractor and trailer that transport several of the company's utility tractors, as well as a refurbished "Chip Foose" 4020.
Upcoming Drive Green Dates and Locations
- June 1 (10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) Lamoille County Field Days, Route 100C and Mine Road, Johnson, VT; Scott Miller - (802) 288-1160
- June 3 North Country Tractor, 149 Sheep Davis Rd, Pembroke, NH; Bob Gonyou - (207) 324-4747
- June 5 Hammond Tractor, 1110 Minot Ave., Auburn, ME; Dave Bryant - (207) 785-4464
Save Up to $50 on Hertz Prestige Collection Weekly Rental
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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 2010 events began September 1, 2009.
Learn more about the program.
To see the list of all qualified riders, visit the 2009/2010 Ranking List.
East Coast Championship - Oct. 9-11
USET Foundation Headquarters, Gladstone, NJ
A few riders that who now qualifed on the East Coast:
— Erin Bruheim
— Elizabeth De Golian
— Beatrice Mack
— Katherine Schmidt
West Coast Championship - Sept. 23-25
LA Equestrian Center, Burbank, CA
A few riders who have now qualifed on the West Coast:
— Elizabeth Benson
— Leighona Bernstein
— Colleen Biemer
— Megan Bifano
— Victoria Birdsall
— Chasen Boggio
— Theodore Boris
The SmartPak/USEF Adult Amateur Hunter Ranking List
The SmartPak/USEF Adult Amateur Hunter Ranking List ranks Adult Amateur Hunter horse/rider combinations nationally; points are earned based on the number of horses the horse/rider combination places above.
View the List
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Renew for 2010
The 2010 USEF Competition year has begun (as of December 1, 2009). Renew your membership now. It is so easy when you log into your MY USEF Account and click on "2010 USEF Membership Application" under 2010 Competition Year. For your convenience and the best membership deal, you can opt for a three-year membership for $150.
The annual USEF Competing Equestrian membership costs only $55. As a competing member, you are eligible to participate at all USEF Licensed Competitions, receive "equestrian" magazine at no additional charge, a million-dollar personal excess liability policy for horse-related accidents that cause bodily injury or property damage to third parties, and the added benefits of USEF MemberPerks—a members-only discount program with unbeatable deals from companies like John Deere, Hertz, Sherwin Williams, USRider, FarmVet, LifeLock, Moxie and others.
Not participating in USEF Licensed Competitions but still want to be a member? There are member categories for you. With the USEF Equestrian membership, at $35, you receive automatic insurance along with the MemberPerks. If you are a college student who is busy studying and not competing, you can join as a USEF Collegiate member for $25. This is another non-competing membership that will give you the benefits of MemberPerks plus four issues of "equestrian" magazine to keep you well informed of equestrian sports. And Club Equestrian, which is only $15, gives you access to the MemberPerks program.
USEF is pleased to offer you the ability to pay for your membership renewal with a credit or debit card or by utilizing our newest electronic check payment method. We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and electronic check.
If you have questions, call the USEF Customer Care Center and a personal agent will assist you. You may call (859) 258-2472. Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm [ET]
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 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.
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