|Gabe Hutchins and Juiced Up Doc were the winners of the Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship.
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Rookie Gabe Hutchins Takes Home Adequan/USEF National Open Reining Championship; Galbraith Sisters Dominate in the USEF Youth Reining National Championship presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
The 2007 Adequan/USEF National Open Reining Championship boasted a small but talented field, and there was a strong showing from the youths in the USEF Youth Reining National Championships presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute at the Kentucky Horse Park.
When the dust settled, Gabe Hutchins and Juiced Up Doc were the clear winners bringing home the loot on a score of 226. In his first year of FEI competition and his first try at the CRI**** level, Hutchins stared down the best. He was second to go in the class, and after putting up a great score on the strength of excellent spins, he waited while some of the top reiners in the world tried to beat the standard he set.
Four Dressage Riders to Represent the United States at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany
The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the U.S. representatives for the CHIO Aachen in Germany, July 3-8. For the first time, the horse show will be hosting five disciplines (dressage, show jumping, eventing, driving and vaulting) during one competition.
USEF Approves Use of New NSAID Firoxib Beginning August 1, 2007
The Board of Directors of the United States Equestrian Federation has approved the use of the new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) EQUIOXX® (firocoxib). This new NSAID is the first highly COX-1 sparing drug to be FDA approved for use in horses.
July 10 is the deadline to book your advertising space in the 2007 USEF Pony Finals Program. This is the special 40th anniversary edition. For more information, contact:
The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource is Helping Horsemen Work Together
Now located in Lexington, KY, next door to the United States Equestrian Federation at the Kentucky Horse Park, the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource is in its 10th year of helping horse people across the country with private and public land issues.
“When someone calls the office,” said Georgiana McCabe, President of ELCR, “they usually feel they’re the only one with a particular problem, because they haven’t had the advantage of networking with activists from other parts of the country.
Home Team Gets Best of Draw in Aachen for the Samsung Super League with FEI Series
The rain was still falling in Aachen, but German eyes were smiling as the home team was drawn in the most favorable position for Thursday's leg of the 2007 Samsung Super League with FEI series.
Deputizing for chef d'equipe Kurt Gravemeier, top German rider Markus Beerbaum was delighted when his country was drawn last to go of the eight nations, but British chef d'equipe Derek Ricketts was less enthusiastic when his side was pulled out of the hat in No. 1 position. "We've had an up-and-down season so far," said the manager of the British team, which won the second leg of the series in Rome before suffering elimination in St. Gallen and then winning again at the last outing in Rotterdam two weeks ago.
United States Dressage Federation Rider Score Checks Now Available Online
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced that competitors now have access to a rider score check for the 2007 competition year, available on the USDF website. This new feature allows individuals to track all scores earned during the current competition year, no matter the number of different horses ridden. A reference tool for members, this score check is also an acceptable form of score verification that can be submitted with the USDF Rider Award Report Form when applying for the USDF Bronze, Silver or Gold Rider Medals; Master’s Challenge; or USDF Musical Freestyle Bronze, Silver or Gold Bars.
Wellington International Equestrian Arena Showgrounds Continues to Move Forward Preparing for 2009 Season
Stadium Jumping announced that the Wellington International Equestrian Arena (WIEA) at the Wellington Preserve has received Development Review Committee (DRC) Certification for the Petitions for both the Master Plan Amendment and the Development Order Amendment for the Wellington International Equestrian Showgrounds.
USET Foundation Awards Equestrian Bowl National Dressage Championship Trophy to Steffen Peters and Lombardi II
For the second consecutive year and the third time in his career, Steffen Peters was the recipient of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation's Equestrian Bowl for the National Dressage Championship. The USET Foundation presents the trophy annually to the winner of the National Grand Prix Championship. The Franklin Mint donated the elegant Equestrian Bowl to the USET in 1978. The first recipient was Edith Master.
USET Foundation Awards National Intermediaire I Championship Trophy to Christopher Hickey and Regent
The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation awarded the 2007 Intermediaire I Dressage Championship Trophy to Christopher Hickey and Regent at the Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions presented by Paul Miller Auto Group, held June 14-17 at Gladstone, NJ.
Kacey McCann Named Best Child Rider at Saratoga Classic Horse Show Series
The victories continued for SBS Farms at the second week of the Saratoga Classic Horse Show on June 27-July 1, 2007. Kacey McCann, 16, of Palmyra, PA, rode Mustique to the Grand Junior Hunter Championship and was named the Best Child Rider.
Make Your Best Deal with John Deere, Then Take an Additional Savings up to $2,000*
Up to $2,000 off current model 5003 and 5005 series tractors or 0% for 36 months.
Membership has its advantages. As a member of the USEF, you now have the opportunity to really save big on select John Deere equipment with sizzling hot summer savings on John Deere 5003 and 5005 series tractors. Depending on the 5003 or 5005 in-stock model (excludes 5603) and options you choose, you can save up to $2,000 on these utility tractors full of John Deere reliability and performance OR get 0% interest for 36 months.
As an USEF member, you also will receive a discount coupon for additional savings. For the 5003 and 5005 series tractors, you receive a $250 discount coupon. Coupons are available for other John Deere models as well. But to take advantage of these best offers of the summer, you’ve got to visit your participating John Deere dealer by July 31 and purchase a 5003 or 5005 tractor from stock. Certain restrictions apply, and the offer runs out as soon as the tractors are gone. So see your dealer for details. To find out more information, call us at (877) 576-6872 or visit www.usef.org.
*Offer limited to USEF MemberPerks members. Program begins June 15, 2007, and remains in effect until July 31, 2007.
Select John Deere agricultural products include: 5003 series tractors and 5005 series tractors, excludes model 5603. See dealer for details.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Kick Off Fourth Annual Horse Shows by the Bay on July 18, 2007
Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc., would like to extend an open invitation to those interested in attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 18 at 8 a.m. for the new permanent facility of Horse Shows by the Bay. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held prior to the first class in the Polk Family Main Hunter ring, and officiated by Acme Township Supervisor Bill Kurtz. Horse Shows by the Bay is a three-week equestrian festival in picturesque Traverse City, MI, held from July 18-August 5.
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!
Kentucky Horse Council Announces Equine Safety Net, a Temporary Equine Feed Program
The Kentucky Horse Council announced a new program to assist those horses whose owners cannot provide adequate feed due to temporary financial setbacks.
The Equine Safety Net program is designed to provide a 30-day supply of feed for horses when the owner is having temporary financial difficulties and is unable to supply adequate nutrition. This program is for individuals only, and is not intended for professional equine businesses. The applicants can apply for feed for a maximum of two horses, and may receive assistance once during a two-year period. Applicants must also provide evidence that they have provided responsible care for their horses in the recent past.
Attention USEF Members!
Remember to take advantage of the USEF MemberPerks Program. USEF MemberPerks offers substantial cost savings on products and services from John Deere, Dodge, Office Max, UPS and many more!
For more information, please call (877) 576-6872 or fax (859) 422-9407, or visit USEF.org's MemberPerks page.
News from the International Equestrian Federation
FEI Executive Board Meets in Lausanne
The FEI Executive Board and FEI management discussed the following items during the meeting held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 26-27, 2007:
1) Pan American Games in Rio (BRA) - July 2007
2) Test event in Hong Kong (HKG) - August 2007
3) Establishment of an FEI Operations Manual
4) Latest developments regarding IT projects
5) General Assembly format proposals
On behalf of the Bureau, the Executive Board confirmed the dates of the 2008 General Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as November 17-22, 2008.
United States Dressage Federation Announces Winners of Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Awards
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced that Alison E. Wilson is the 2007 recipient of the USDF Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Member Organization (IMO) Team Leadership Award, and Meredith Lynn Fish has been awarded the 2007 USDF IMO Senior Athletic Achievement Award. These awards were developed to recognize outstanding students who are members of USDF IMOs.
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.
Save this summer when you take a vacation from interest payments!
It’s summertime and the savings are easy with the United States Equestrian Federation Visa ® Platinum Card, now offering 0% APR for 12 billing cycles*! With this special card, you can take an extended vacation from interest payments. So whether you use your United States Equestrian Federation Visa for some patio plants right now, or for a fun vacation later this summer, it’s the perfect time to switch and save. Plus, you’ll benefit our organization and earn great rewards with every purchase!
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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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