Rule Change Alerts
Inaugural All American Cup Offers Record Prize Money
The final count is in. There will be 162 American Saddlebred weanlings eligible to compete in the Inaugural All American Cup. The produce from the finest stallions and best-producing broodmares the industry has to offer will compete in the All American Cup for the largest amount of money ever offered since the founding of the American Saddlebred Registry in 1891.
For more, visit http://www.usef.org/content/newsDisplay/viewPR.php?id=46 .
Change Made to 2004 Olympic Eventing Team Short List
The USEF has announced that due to a veterinary issue Kim Severson has withdrawn He's Got Rhythm from the Short List of 2004 Olympic Team candidates.
After meeting on June 29, Captain Mark Phillips, the Selectors and the Veterinary Panel selected Kim Severson and Maguire to replace He's Got Rhythm on the Short List. The list represents the Nominated Entry for the 2004 Olympic Games Eventing Competition.
For the full list, go to http://www.usef.org/content/newsDisplay/viewPR.php?id=45 .
Custom Made Poster Sales to Benefit U.S. Olympic Eventing Squad
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has teamed up with USEF to promote the sale of a poster of 2000 Olympic gold medalists Custom Made and David O'Connor--created by artist Heidi Osgood to commemorate Custom Made's retirement. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the poster's sale will benefit the 2004 U.S. Olympic Eventing Squad in their quest for a Gold medal at the Olympics.
To order the poster, visit the USEF's new online store at http://store.yahoo.com/allpro2/davidposter.html . To order by phone, call (859) 225-6993.
2004 USEF Pony Finals Qualifiers
Don't forget your Pony Finals biography questionnaires for the yearbook are due July 12. Advertising is also available in the Pony Finals Yearbook. Take advantage of this great opportunity to congratulate your favorite competitor. For more information, call (859) 225-6936 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas and New Mexico Affects Shipment of Horses to Kentucky and Florida
With the spread of vesicular stomatitis, a viral infectious disease, throughout Texas and New Mexico, restrictions have been placed on horses entering Kentucky and Florida from those states. Dr. Robert Stout, Kentucky state veterinarian, announced on June 23 that any livestock (including horses) and wild and exotic animals from New Mexico and the affected and embargoed portions of Texas will be prohibited from entering the state. In addition, livestock and wild and exotic animals entering the state from the non-embargoed areas of Texas are required to meet certain conditions. Any hooved livestock (including horses) entering Florida, even if they are just traveling through the state, from VS-affected states must carry a special statement that they have been found free of VS or insects that could carry VS. In addition, permission must be granted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for entry into the state.
For more information on the restrictions from Kentucky and Florida,
Kentucky : http://www.kyagr.com/state_vet/ah/documents/Texas_Extend.pdf
Florida : http://doacs.state.fl.us/ai/ai_main_vs.htm
New Official Supplier
SmartPak Equine has become an Official Supplier for the USEF. In addition to supplying SmartPaks for Olympic riders, the company will provide samples to be distributed at select USEF National Championships. SmartPaks simplify supplement administration, ensuring your horse gets the right supplement and dose at each and every feeding, even if you rely on others to feed your horse. To learn more about this product, visit http://www.smartpakequine.com .
American Shetland Pony Club offers $10,000 Prize for Pony Finals Champion
The American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) announced a $10,000 incentive prize to be awarded to any registered Shetland Pony who earns the title of Champion Small Pony Hunter at the USEF Pony Finals to be hosted in August in Lexington , VA.
"The $10,000 incentive prize was designed to encourage participation and reward success," explained Larry Parnell, president of the ASPC Executive Committee. "Today, Shetland Ponies are not the wooly ponies depicted in Thelwell cartoons. They are sleek, well-bred little athletes with excellent dispositions and a great deal of heart."
According to ASPC Executive Director Zona Schneider, "Shetland Ponies excel over fences and have been quietly making inroads in the small hunter pony division. We want to recognize any Shetland Pony that wins the ultimate title of Small Pony Hunter Champion at the 2004 Pony Finals."
For more information about this and other programs offered by the American Shetland Pony Club, visit www.shetlandminiature.com or call 309-263-4044.
USEF Announces New Online Store
The USEF's new online store is open at http://store.yahoo.com/allpro2/usequestrian.html . Find headwear, T-shirts, polo shirts, outerwear, neckties and gifts and novelties. Want to wear something sporting the USEF logo? Now's your chance!
USEF Now Accepting Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the USEF Lifetime Achievement Award. The recipient of this award will be presented the Jimmy A. Williams trophy at the 2005 Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY. This award recognizes a horseman or woman whose “lifetime experience and accomplishments exemplify uncommon devotion to the sport of competition with horses and whose equestrian career and horsemanship have continually elevated the sport's excellence.”
Your nomination should include: the nominee's name, the city and state of residence, discipline(s) and/or breed(s), your reason for suggesting him/her, and any other information pertinent to any involvement in the horse industry. Please be aware that this honor is not awarded posthumously and the nominee should still be living and no longer actively competing in equestrian sport.
Please also include your name, mailing address and daytime telephone number so the Federation may contact you for additional details.
Submit you nomination by August 31, 2004 to:
4047 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington , KY 40511
Fax: (859) 231-6662
Form and Function Symposium for Breeders
The Performance Horse Registry and USEF will host a “Form and Function” symposium for breeders with Dr. Marvin Beeman. Dr. Beeman has been an equine practitioner since 1957 and is the past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He was also named Colorado Veterinarian of the Year in 1975 and serves as the Joint Master and Huntsman of the Arapahoe Hunt Club.
The symposium will be offered on Saturday, August 21, 2004, from 1-5 p.m. in the Federation offices in Lexington, KY. Registration is required and a there is a fee of $25 for USEF Members or $35 for non-members.
For more information, contact Cheryll Frank, at (859) 225-6980 or vie e-mail at email@example.com . Following the symposium, Dr. Beeman will join Raymond Francis to conduct the 2004 Hunter Breeding Clinic also being held August 22-23 in Lexington, KY. Clinic applications and information can be obtained by contacting Carrie Mortensen at (859) 225-6970 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Wild Horsefeathers to Sponsor USEF National Hunter Pony Championships
Wild Horsefeathers has signed on to sponsor the USEF/Wild Horsefeathers National Hunter Pony Championships for the third consecutive year. The event is part of the 2004 USEF Pony Finals to be held August 4-7, at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington , VA.
Wild Horsefeathers celebrates the special bond between young girls and their horses, whether it is an adoring friendship with the faithful old lesson horse at the neighborhood stable or an intense partnership that takes the horse and rider to the very top. Visit www.wildhorsefeathers.com to discover the many pleasant surprises for the junior exhibitor that Wild Horsefeathers has to offer online and also, in their annual print catalog.
USEF Members can now order Nextel phones, accessories and Nextel service online
USEF members are eligible to receive a 5% discount on Nextel monthly service plans and a 27% discount on National promotional price of phones. To learn more, please visit www.nextel.com/usef or contact USEF Purchasing toll-free at 877-576-6872
Foreign FEI Competitions: (top)
NOTE: “Placings after 10th if any, are not included in these results
CSIO**** Drammen (NOR), June 24-26
Lena Masking Trophy, 1.40 m
4th Mary Lisa Leffler and Kartousch (KWPN, Ekstein-)
6th Georgina Bloomberg and Nadia (KWPN, Indoctro – Jolly Lady)
Gjensidige NOR Trophy, 1.4 m
9th Robin Sweely and Discovery (HOL, Calando I – Hotline III)
Samsung's Nation Cup, 1.50 m
9th Team of Cara Raether and Gaspary (RHI, Grosso Z – S infonia), Mary Lisa Leffler and Graf Rossini S (OLD, Grannus-Granit – Rosita), Georgina Bloomberg and Mila (KWPN, Indorado – Hartie), Robin Sweely and Carlow Clover (ISH, Clover Hill – Clonard Diamond)
Felleskjopet Speed Derby , 1.40 m
1st Georgina Bloomberg and Nadia
2nd Mary Lisa Leffler and Kartousch
6 th Cara Raether and News
Bertel O. Steen Trophy, 1.40 m
3rd Georgina Bloomberg and Nadia
Volvo Penta Norway Grand Prix, 1.60 m
9th Lisa Mary Leffler and Kartousch
10th Robin Sweely and Carlow Clover
CSI*** Norten Hardenburg (GER)
Preis der Danziger Lachs Liqueurfabrik (1-Star), 1.45 m
2nd Peter Wylde and Pinocchio (WES, Pinocchio – Narcotique Royal)
Preis der Danziger Lachs Liqueurfabrik (3-Star), 1.45 m
3rd Peter Wylde and Pinocchio
Audi Champion von Norten Hardenburg, 1.55 m
7th Sheila Burke and Jamison
Preis der Graflich, 1.60 m
8th Sheila Burke and Jamison (KWPN, Nimmerdor - )
Audi Cup von Nachwuchspferde (Round 1), 1.45 m
6th Peter Wylde and Quo Vadis
Hunter/Jumper Scene: (top)
Roanoke Valley Horse Show, June 21-26, Salem , VA
- Welcome Stake: CORTINO 27 (HOL, Cor de la Bryere – Apanatshi) ridden by Aaron Vale, owned by Town Creek Investments
- NAL Speed Stake: ARRISOCRAFT SOLEIL ridden by Aaron Vale, owned by Anglestone Farm
- Jumper Stake: ROMULUS 16 (KWPN, Voltaire – Warina) ridden by Aaron Vale, owned by Town Creek Investments
- Roanoke Pony Classic: CLOVERCROFT BE DAZZLED (WEL, Cloe Olympian – Madoc Mirror Image) ridden by Devon Walther, owned by Evan O'Donnell
- Children's Jumper Classic: ISIS (SF, Amour Parfait - ) ridden by Megan Toma, owned by Apex Equestrian Center
- Adult Jumper Classic: CHARMING HARMONY (HAN, Calido – Ambiente) ridden by Rhonda Smith Conley, owned by Conley Classics
- ACL Children's Hunter Classic: DANCING DIVA (TB, Simbalu – Wysiwyg) ridden by Chiara Parlagieco, owned by Jessie Kearney
- ACL Adult Hunter Classic: SENSATION (TB, Two Punch – Commonsensical) ridden by Lara McPherson, owned by Susan Taylor
- 1 st Year Green: LADY BUG ridden by Courtney McKay, owned by Laura Kraut
- 2 nd Green: JAZZ (King David – Alra) ridden by Tommy Serio, owned by Caroli Stables
- Green Conformation: POPEYE K (NA/WPN, Voltaire – Eloretta bred by Peter Karneef, CAN) ridden by Tommy Serio, owned by Spencer Ranch
- Regular Working: ARMAGEDDON ridden by Aaron Vale, owned by Town Creek Invst.
- Amateur Owner 18-35: JAZZ ridden by Francesca Caroli, owned by Caroli Stables
- Amateur Owner 36+: LEONARDO (OLD, Landfriese I – Woerlady) ridden by Nick Ellis, owned by Dr/Mrs Nixon Ellis
- Small Junior: SUPER SPORT (TB, Northern Raja – Super Thing) ridden by Ashton Chewning, owned by Katie Manning
- Large Junior: NOTORIETY (NA/WPN, Rubinstein/Lepanto – Vivian) owned and ridden by Kristy Ann Ritter
- Small Pony: MILLPOND SUGAR & SPICE ridden by E liz abeth Butterworth, owned by Sandra Butterworth
- Medium Pony: TONKA TOY owned and ridden by Ann Sheppard Turner
- Large Pony: EMERALD CITY (WEL/TB, Farnley Merlin – Emerine) owned and ridden by Olivia Cameron
- Sm/Md Green Pony: MILLPOND SUGAR & SPICE ridden by E liz abeth Butterworth, owned by Sandra Butterworth
- Large Green Pony: TRISTANS MARDI GRAS ridden by Isabel Jolicoeur, owned by Pierre Jolicoeur
- Adult Amateur 18-35: BELIEVE IT (TB, Believe It – Unlimited Account) ridden by Zan Martin Dillon, owned by Nancy Amling
- Adult Amateur 36-45: SENSATION ridden by Lara McPherson, owned by Susan Taylor
- Adult Amateur 46+: MANDRAKE (TB, Absolut/Lancaster Avenue – Bi-Coastal) ridden by Parker Minchin, owned by Parker and Ed Minchin
Atlanta Summer Classic II, June 23-27, Conyers , GA
- Outback Grand Prix: LORA PIANA GORGIOS (HAN, Gimpel – Erlengoettin) ridden by Erin McCabe, owned by GEM Stables
- $10,000 Jumper Classic: VIVA (HOL, Cambridge – Vorr. Book mare) owned and ridden by Steve Heinke
- 1 st Year Green: ALENA (MEK, Admiral – Disdoma) ridden by Scott Hofstetter, owned by Anne Koch
- 2 nd Year Green: FICTITOUS (HAN, Calypso II – Galina) ridden by Terry Brown, owned by Lori Christman
- Green Conformation: GO FAR (BRD, Uckermaerker – Phantasie) ridden by Julie Curtain, owned by Missy Nolen
- Regular Working: STORM OF ANGELS (Ladalco - ) ridden by Hunt Tosh, owned by Hill Bright Farm
- Amateur Owner 18-35: PLAYBOY ridden by Tessa Weise (OLD, Playboy – Fantasie II), owned by M/M Hunt Tosh
- Amateur Owner 36+: GERSHWIN (KWPN, Gershwin – Forever) owned and ridden by Kimberly Quinn
- Small Junior 15 and Under: LORD OF THE RINGS (MEK, Angorat – Fanny) ridden by Jack Hardin Towell, owned by Mallory Goldsmith
- Small Junior 16-17: FERN WALK (TB, Mt Magazine – Hazel Hunt, bred by Sharrone Peters) ridden by Megan Edrick, owned by Ali Cook
- Large Junior 15 and Under: EDWINA ridden by Jack Hardin Towell, owned by Missy Clark
- Large Junior 16-17: COVER CHARGE (HAN, Contender – Sabrina) ridden by Megan Edrick, owned by M/M Don Stewart
- Small Pony: BLUE BAYOU (WEL/TB, Blue Rain – Apricot Hill) ridden by Paige Dekko, owned by Pony Up Ranch
- Medium Pony: MEA GOLD CARD (WEL/TB, Sea Apollo – Shenandoah Beechwood) owned and ridden by Alise Oken
- Large Pony: ME AND MY SHADOW (WEL/TB, Whiff of Beauty – Mint Julep) ridden by Megan Massaro, owned by Katrina Devine
- Adult Amateur 18-35: BOSTON BRAHMIN owned and ridden by Kara Flynn
- Adult Amateur 36-45: GO FAR owned and ridden by Missy Nolen
- Adult Amateur 46+: PLAY STATION (TB, Great Prospector – Sue's Lady) owned and ridden by Lana Currie
Breeds and Western Disciplines: (top)
Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses, June 23-26, St. Paul , MN
ASB Five-Gaited - $500 Open Jackpot Stake
1 st – Summer Rendezvous (CH Great Days Came the Son – The Sultan's Lady) (Ridden by Andy Freseth, Owned by Patricia Treiber)
2 nd – Roseridges Gold (Ridden by Doug Lindstrom, Owned by Diane Lindstrom )
ASB Amateur Five-Gaited Stake
1 st – CH Summer Fox (Grape Tree's Contract – Fire Time) (Ridden and Owned by Blair King)
2 nd – CH Nice Doing Business (Roseridge Heir – Achievement) (Ridden by Mike Schallock, Owned by Star Hill Farm)
ASB Three-Gaited Open Stake
1 st – The Border Star (CH Talk of the Town – Willow Crests Lady Rose) (Ridden by Rick Wallen, Owned by Star Hill Farm)
2 nd – Its Murphys Law (Ridden by Desiree DeVries, Owned by Bonnie Kegley)
ASB Three-Gaited Amateur Stake
1 st – China Ling (CH The King of Highpoint – Fortunate One) (Ridden and Owned by Stephanie Peterson)
2 nd – The Kings Sport (CH The King of Highpoint – Missouri Beau-Beau) (Ridden by Lindsey Ledo, Owned by ASB Memory Makers)
ASB Fine Harness Open Stake
1 st – Miz Ann Emily BH (CH Harlem Town – Highland Lady Ann) (Ridden and Owned by Desiree DeVries)
2 nd – Fox Rox (Fox Creek – Innovative Maid) (Ridden and Owned by A W Hammerlund )
ASB Five-Gaited Show Pleasure Stake
1st – Forever Aptor (Periaptor – I Did I Did) (Ridden by Carre Warner, Owned by Guy and Paul ine Warner)
2 nd – CF Night So Rare (CF First Night Out – Ridgefields So Rare) (Ridden and Owned by Ann MacMurray Cox)
ASB Show Pleasure Driving Stake
1 st – Rare Justice (Rare Treasure – Silk'n Salbe CF) (Ridden and Owned by Beth Roth)
2 nd - CH Heirreverent (Supreme Heir – Australis) (Ridden by Blair Cox Townsend, Owned by Linda Cox Townsend)
ASB Three-Gaited Junior Exhibitor Stake
1 st – Chettahs Admiral (Ridden by Faye Wuesthofen, Owned by Hufeisen Investments)
2 nd – Tadashi (Supreme Heir – Ring Those Belles) (Ridden and Owned by Brittany Erspamer)
Leading Sires (as of 6/30/04 ) (top)
- Andalusian—URGULLOSO IV
- Arabian— DESPERADO V (Huckleberry Bey – Daraska)
- Dressage — WELTMEYER (HAN, World Cup I – Anka)
- Dressage Breeding— REGULUS (HOL, Rapport – Chris Tina)
- Eventing—COZY'S COMMANDER (CSH, Cozy Joe – Penelopy)
- Hackney— MAGIC HIGHLAND (Equality – Whyworry Benny)
- Half Arabian—RV GOLDEN VANITY (Royal Vanity – Rinura)
- Hunter—VOLTAIRE (HAN, Furioso II – Gogo Moeve)
- Hunter Breeding— ALLA' CZAR (KWPN, Zeus – Renetta)
- Jumper— GUIDAM (SF, Quidam de Revel – Fougere)
- South Pacific Memorial Award present by Joan Irvine Smith and The Oaks to the highest ranking US-based jumper sire—CONSUL (KWPN, Nimmerdor – Walonikij)
- Morgan—SHARPSHOOTER (Beamington – Tiffin First Lady)
- National Show Horse— FLAMENCO BEY V (Ambush – Fritz Margie)
- Paso Fino— GRAN CHUCUANO DONDE ES (Plebeyo – Escoba que tal)
- Pony Hunter Breeding—TELYNAU ELGAR (Eyarth Rio – Saxon Esther)
- Pony Hunter—GAYFIELDS VIDA BLUE (WEL, Findeln Blue Danube – Pickwick Shan)
- Pony Jumper—TOP GUN I (WES, Rosedale Tiberius – Chanel)
- Reining, Western, Trail—DOCS KING CHEX (AQHA, Doc Bar - Kingetta Chex)
- Roadster—DUN-HAVEN BANDOLIER (Dun-Haven Crescendo – Dun-Haven Desdemona)
- Saddlebred—SUPREME HEIR (Supreme Sultan – CH Supreme Airs)
- Welsh—GAYFIELDS BIG EASY (Sleight of Hand – Louisiana Lagniappe)
Leading Sire lists are updated daily. Visit the website at http://www.usef.org/content/pointsAwards/2004/leadingSires.php.
Leading Breeders (as of 6/30/04 ) (top)
- Andalusian—PATRICIA GARRISON, Thousand Oaks , CA
- Arabian— JANICE BOSWELL, Hephzibah , GA
- Dressage—IRON SPRING FARM, Coatesville, PA
- Dressage Breeding— LISA COLETTO-COHEN, Queen Creek , AZ
- Eventing—DOUG DEAN, Princeville, CAN
- Hackney— CHARLOTTE CARTER, Winston Salem , NC
- Half Arabian—LAURA WOOD, Brooksville , FL
- Hunter—AUGUSTIN WALCH, Stratford , CAN
- Hunter Breeding—LINDA KULLEY, Princeton , NJ
- Jumper—IRON SPRING FARM, Coatesville , PA
- Morgan— MARGARET PRESTON , Epping , NH
- National Show Horse —SANDI PENCE, Arvada, CO
- Paso Fino—LUCY GOODENDAY, Swanton , OH
- Pony Hunter Breeding— SANDRA COSTANZO-O'BRIEN, Brightwood , VA
- Pony Hunter—MARILOYN CHECKI, Franksville , WI
- Pony Jumper—
- Reining, Western, Trail—SANDI PENCE, Arvada, CO
- Roadster—DARREL KOLKMAN, New London , IA
- Saddlebred—CALLAWAY HILLS, Jefferson City , MO
- Welsh—RUTH WILBURN DVM, Olive Branch, MS
Leading Breeder lists are updated daily. Visit the website at http://www.usef.org/content/pointsAwards/2004/leadingBreeders.php.
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The vision of U.S. Equestrian 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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July 1, 2004