The International Friesian Show Horse Association Becomes the 27th USEF-Recognized Affiliate
At the USEF Board Meeting on July 6th, the Directors approved a new USEF-recognized affiliate, the International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA). The purpose of this non-profit organization, based in Clovis, CA, is to provide a USEF-recognized show circuit for the Friesian horse, which will help increase the recognition of the breed and help ensure competitive consistency for exhibitors and competitors. This is the first new recognized affiliate since 1999 when the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association was admitted to the USEF. The USEF now has 27 breed/discipline affiliates.
For more, visit http://www.usef.org/content/newsDisplay/viewPR.php?id=68.
To contact the IFSHA, call 559-322-2155; e-mail email@example.com, or visit http://www.friesianshowhorse.com.
Reining Seat Medal to Be Retired; New Focus on Western Horsemanship
The National Western Committee has voted to retire the USEF Reining Seat Medal. After several meetings and a lot of discussion, the committee determined that the Western division should take a new direction. The committee is working very hard to start a new program for the Federation's Western equitation riders. In a meeting last week, the committee decided on a new championship. The new event will be the USEF Western Horsemanship Invitational. This championship will invite the top equitation riders from many different stock breeds to compete. Renee Baker, vice chairperson of the National Western Committee is sad about the retirement of the Reining Seat Medal but feels it was time to change.
“It was a sad decision for the committee to retire the Reining Seat Medal, but the time has come for USEF to head in a different direction. Horsemanship classes are huge in the Western division today and I am very excited for USEF to hold a horsemanship event that involves many different breeds.”
Larry Gimple, member of the USEF National Western Committee, agrees. “This is a good step for USEF. I believe this Western Horsemanship Invitational will help enhance the USEF Open Western division. I am very excited about this event and the incorporation of so many different breeds and breed organizations.
The committee is aiming for the summer of 2006 to hold the first Invitational.
For more information please contact Leigh Walkup, National Western Committee Liaison at (859) 225-6955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
American Hunter Pony Auction to Be Held at the USEF Pony Finals
The American Hunter Pony Classic Auction will once again be held in conjunction with the 2004 USEF Pony Finals. The auction will take place onAugust 3, 2004, in the Reel Arena at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. This elite event is the leading auction marketplace for Pony Hunters in North America. "This is the best group of ponies we have ever offered," said Tim Jennings, director of marketing for Professional Auction Services, Inc.
For more, visit http://www.usef.org/content/newsDisplay/viewPR.php?id=70.
Need to Send Holiday Cards?
The 2004 USEF Holiday Card Collection is now available. What a perfect way to send greetings to your loved ones and demonstrate your commitment to advancing the mission and vision of USEF. In particular, your purchase will help support the Equine Health Research Fund, which provides research into the preventative care and overall health of the horse.
Each box contains 25 cards and comes with FREE decorative/holiday seals and customized return-address labels. And what’s more, when you purchase three or more boxes, you’ll receive FREE imprinting of your name on the cards.
These quality cards are an excellent value and unconditionally guaranteed.
Take this opportunity to order now. Your purchase will help support our important programs throughout the year. Visit our website at www.holidaycardcenter.org/horse2.
Meet the United States Equestrian Team Headed to the Olympics
In 776 B.C., Ancient Greeks first joined together on the plains of Olympia, near the temple of Zeus, to compete in “noble competition and the effort to combine body, will and mind in a balanced whole.” Some 2,800 years later, athletes from every corner of the world will return to the birthplace of the Olympic movement – Athens, Greece – to write their names on the pages of their respective sports’ history books.
Equestrian, in the form of dressage, eventing and show jumping, will be among the 35 sports that will be contested from August 13-29 during the XXVIII Olympiad. What new heroes will be crowned and return victorious from battle? Meet those riders and horses that will proudly represent the U.S. We salute their determination, sacrifice and love of their sport as they make their way to the greatest sporting event in human history – the Olympic Games.
Read the full article from Equestrian magazine's July/August issue:
Support Our American International Equestrian Athletes
You can help our athletes win GOLD at the 2004 Athens Olympics with a donation to the USEF Foundation. Send checks to: PO Box 355 Pottersville Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934. Mastercard or Visa Donations accepted by phone (908) 234-1251
To donate online, visit www.uset.org.
For more information, visit http://www.usef.org/content/equestrianSports/usetFoundationSupport.php
British Bulldogs Win The Day at Hickstead
United States and Germany Tie for Sixth
A great second-round recovery by the home team, with particularly brilliant performances from Athens-bound Nick Skelton and Robert Smith, saw the British team win the sixth leg of the 2004 Samsung Super League Nations Cup series in Hickstead today. At the halfway stage, the U.S. and Belgium added just a single time fault to complete with 17, while the French slotted into runner-up spot with 20 ahead of the ever-impressive Belgians in third. Hickstead’s unique derby-style fences are always guaranteed to create problems for horses that have not jumped at this venue before, and this year was no exception.
For more, visit http://www.usef.org/content/newsDisplay/viewPR.php?id=71.
Molly Ashe and Lutopia Win Refco Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Hickstead
Despite a sixth place finish in the Super League competition in Hickstead, Great Britain, on July 23, U.S. riders rallied to grab the first three places in the prestigious Refco Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday, July 25. Molly Ashe was the winner on Lutopia, followed by Sheila Burke on Caya and Judy Garofalo on Oliver III. Lauren Hough was eighth on Casadora.
For more, visit http://www.usef.org/content/newsDisplay/viewPR.php?id=73.
Show Jumping Team Announced for CSIO Spruce Meadows
On July 28, the USEF announced the members of the show jumping team for CSIO Spruce Meadows, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 8-12. Spruce Meadows is widely regarded as one of North America’s premier show jumping events and most beautiful venues. Riders were selected based on their ranking on the July 23, 2004 United States Equestrian Team Computer List, providing their first-ranked horse is available.
For more, visit http://www.usef.org/content/newsDisplay/viewPR.php?id=72.
Alaina Blake Becomes the First Arabian or Half-Arabian Rider to Represent the U.S. at the Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup
This October 6-9, Alaina Blake of Fenton, MI, will represent the U.S. three-gaited team in the Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup in Lexington, KY. Blake, the first Arabian or Half-Arabian rider to make the U.S. team, qualified for the tryouts by winning the United Professional Horsemen’s Association's Challenge Cup at National Show Horse Finals with her Half-Arabian, Marys Gift, last September.
For more, visit http://www.usef.org/content/newsDisplay/viewPR.php?id=74.
1% Below Factory Invoice on Select New Dodge Vehicles for USEF Members
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Rule Changes Approved by the Executive Committee on July 20
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Foreign FEI Competitions: (top)
NOTE: Placings after 10th if any, are not included in these results
CSIO***** Hickstead (GBR) – 6th competition in Super League Series, July 23-25
Refco Queen Elizabeth II Cup, 1.60 m
1st–Molly Ashe and Lutopia (KWPN, Gentleman – Utopia)
2nd–Sheila Burke and Caya (HOL, Carthago Z - )
3rd–Judy Garofalo and Oliver III (SWB, Irco Marco 662 – Mon Amie)
8th–Lauren Hough and Casadora (KWPN, Indoctro – Kadora)
The Longines British Grand Prix, 1.50 m
4th–John French and Fabriana (HAN, Fabriano – Calinca)
7th–Molly Ashe and Lutopia
Samsung Nation’s Cup, 1.50 m
6th–Team of Molly Ashe and Cocu (HOL, Cassini I – Bettina I), John French and Millenium (KWPN, Burggraaf - ), Sheila Burke and Caya and Lauren Hough and Clasiko (HOL, Calando IV – Bola)
The Brighton Speed Stakes, 1.40 m
8th–John French and Fabriana
9th–Judy Garofalo and Harlem de Mescam (SF, Le Tot de Semilly – Jadida)
The Osborne Refrigerators International Stakes, 1.50 m
7th–Judy Garofalo and Harlem de Mescam
8th–Lauren Hough and Casadora
CSI*** Valkenswaard (NED)
Class S1, Young Horses 6/7 Years, 1.30 m
4th–Robin Sweely and Tinka’s Lad (AES, Tinka’s Boy – Feodora)
Class S2, Special Invitational Competition, 1.25 m
9th–Louise Otten and Timanfaya (SWB, So What 908 – Odina)
10th–Brian Walker and Ohara
Class S3, Special Invitational Competition, 1.35 m
1st–Sarah Segal and True Love
3rd–Blythe Marano and River (KWPN, Riverman [KWPN] – Elabria)
5th–Sophi Coppedge and An Via (SWB, Argentinus - )
6th–Sara Segal and Go West (KWPN, Concorde – Saria)
10th–Louise Otten and Happy Horse (KWPN, Calvados – Diana)
Class S4, Small Tour, 1.35 m
4th–Paige Johnson and Landria W (HOL, Lantaan – Irsika)
10th–Michael Morrissy and Crabamboli (HOL, Carthago – Ecantie)
Class S5, Medium Tour, 1.40 m
6th–Schuyler Riley and Nottingham (KWPN, Concorde - )
Class S6, Big Tour, 1.45-1.50 m
6th–Robin Sweely and Quarco V’T Merelsnest
Class S8, Special Invitational Competition, 1.25 m
2nd–Lacy Morrone and Hillary C (WES, Democraat – Gipsy)
3rd–Lacy Morrone and Jewel’s Titanium (BWP, Dominard – Jewel)
5th–Brian Walker and Ohara
9th–Miasher Fisher and Gillehammer (SF, Laudanum xx – Ultra Boue V)
Class S9, Special Invitational Competition, 1.35 m
3rd–Paulina Poe and Jumex Sport Apollo
4th–Sarah Segal and Go West
10th–Blythe Marano and River
Class S10, Small Tour, 1.35 m
8th–Robin Sweely and Discovery (HOL, Calando I – Hotline III)
Class S13, Young Horses, 6/7 Years, 1.30 m
4th–Robin Sweely and Tinka’s Lad
5th–Derek Braun and Jet Blue (ZANG, Catango Z – Cerise Z)
Class S14, Special Invitational Competition, 1.25-1.30
4th–Paulina Poe and Edesa’s Icar
9th–Lacy Morrone and Hillary C
5th–Ellen Holtgers and Gitania 8 (HOL, Capitol I – Liberia )
Class S15, Special Invitational Competition, 1.35-1.40 m
1st–Sarah Segal and True Love
2nd–Blythe Marao and River
3rd–Sarah Segal and Go West
4th–Sophie Coppedge and An Via
8th–Cayce Harrison and Reggae
Class S16, Small Tour Final, 1.45-1.40 m
5th–Paige Johnson and Landria W
8th–Robin Sweely and Coming-Star (HOL, Cor de la Bryere – Annuschka)
Class 17, Medium Tour Final, 1.45 m
5th–Paige Johnson and Kadena R (HOL, Cassini I – Alexa II)
CSI**** San Patrignano (ITA)
Aimee Aron–“Leading Lady Rider”
Joker Class, Lamborghini Prize, 1.40 m
1st–Aimee Aron and Corofina 4 (HOL, Corofino – Vinoa)
MEC3 Prize, 1.25-1.35 m
1st–Laura Kraut and Paola
5th–Aimee Aron and Roadrunner (KWPN, Skippy II – Domein)
City of Riccione Prize for 6/7 Year Olds, 1.35-1.45 m
1st–Laura Kraut and Paola
6th–Aimee Aron and Roadrunner
Mediaset Prize, 1.30-1.40 m
2nd–Aimee Aron and Roadrunner
6th–Laura Kraut and Paola
Grande Chasse, Alice de Telecom Italia Prize, 1.45 m
5th–Aimee Aron and Jamaica
10th–Laura Kraut and Sympatico
CSI*** Spangenburg (GER)
1st Qualifier for Grand Prix, 1.55 m
6th–Debby Winkler and Sakrus HG
Opening Competition, 1.40 m
7th–Debby Winkler and San Orcano
2nd Qualifer, Small Tour, 1.40 m
8th–Debby Winkler and Sunrise 46
Leading Sires (as of 7/27/04 ) (top)
• Andalusian—DESPIERTO (Sagres – Loendreira I)
• Arabian—DESPERADO V (Huckleberry Bey – Daraska)
• Dressage—WELTMEYER (HAN, World Cup I – Anka)
• Dressage Breeding—DONAVAN (HAN, Derwisch – Akelei)
• Eventing—HIGHLAND KING (ISH, Highland Flight xx – Ashling)
• Hackney—MAGIC HIGHLAND (Equality – Whyworry Benny)
• Half-Arabian—BRASS (*Bask – Tsanar)
• 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 – Waloniki)
• Morgan—IRISH REVELATION
• National Show Horse—LOOKEN GOOD (Gazort – Genina’s Gracious Command)
• Paso Fino—GRAN CHUCUANO DONDE ES (Plebeyo – Escoba que tal)
• Pony Hunter Breeding—TELYNAU ELGAR (Eyarth Rio – Saxon Esther)
• Pony Hunter—GAYFIELDS VIDA BLUE (Findeln Blue Danube – Pickwick Shan)
• Pony Jumper—TOP GUN I (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 7/27/04 ) (top)
• Andalusian—GARETH SELWOOD, Elkhorn, WI
• Arabian—JANICE BOSWELL, Hephzibah, GA
• Dressage—IRON SPRING FARM, Coatesville, PA
• Dressage Breeding—MARGARET GOODELL, Sullivan, WI
• 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—LIVE OAK ARABIANS, Baton Rouge, LA
• Paso Fino—LUCY GOODENDAY, Swanton, OH
• Pony Hunter Breeding—MIKE ROWE, Jeffersonton, VA
• Pony Hunter—WOODLANDS PONIES, Brodnax, VA
• Pony Jumper—WOODLANDS PONIES, Brodnax, VA
• 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.
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 80,000 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 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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