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|Courtney King and Mythilus won the CDI Grand Prix Special at Centerline Events at HITS on the Hudson CDI-W/Y/J/P.
Photo by Terri Miller
Courtney King Claims Seven Victories and the East Coast Riders Cup Prix St. Georges Championship at Centerline Events at HITS on the Hudson CDI-W/Y/J/P
Courtney King of New Milford, CT, brought six horses to Centerline Events at HITS on the Hudson CDI-W/Y/J/P, held August 17-19, in Saugerties, NY, and competed in both the open show and the CDI. King's mounts for the event were Harmony's Wyoming, Jubilant, Mythilus, Rendezvous 3, Timber and Tsunami. The talented group spanned the training scale from third level to grand prix, and several of them were making their debut at new levels. After three days of competition, King claimed seven victories and two championships—the East Coast Riders Cup (ECRC) Prix St. Georges (PSG) Championship title with Jubilant and the ECRC Championship at third level with Harmony's Wyoming.
Spruce Meadows and Barcelona Host World’s Best Show Jumpers
The U.S. is fielding a formidable team for one of the most prestigious show jumping challenges in the world, the Spruce Meadows Masters. More than 50,000 spectators turn out over the weekend to watch some of the world’s best show jumpers vie for over $2 million in prize money.
The U.S. show jumpers will be fighting a war on two fronts with the top riders divided between the Masters in Calgary, Alberta, September 5-9, and the CSIO***** in Barcelona, Spain, where the Samsung Super League Final will get underway the following week.
Pennsylvania National Horse Show Shakes Up the Schedule for Its 62nd Year
Venerable national horse shows like the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS), held October 18-27, at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, are all about tradition. Much of the thrill of winning one of the 11 national championships decided at the show is joining the lists of equestrian greats in whose footsteps winning riders follow. So, year after year, competitors can almost set their watches by checking what’s in the ring.
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 2008 events began September 1, 2007.
Get a jump-start on being a part of next year's event and learn more about the program today.
East Coast Riders
(October 6-7, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals, Gladstone, NJ)
A few riders that have qualifed on the East Coast:
— Catie Boone West Coast Championship
— Britani Brown
— Grace Carucci
— Brooke Coleman
(September 20-22, Los Angeles International, Burbank, CA)
A few riders that have qualifed on the West Coast:
— Catie Boone
— Erinn Born
— Kendall Bourgeois
— Nicole Bourgeois
First Microchip Approved for Equine Use in National Animal Identification System
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the approval of Digital Angel Corporation’s (formerly Destron Fearing) Life-Chip equine radio frequency identification (RFID) injectable transponder for use in horses. The industry expects that in the future additional companies will apply for USDA approval of equine microchips to be developed and sold in the U.S.
Third Region IX Spirit of Vaulting Conference Announced
Crisp autumn days...perfect for vaulting! For the perfect blend of vaulting and autumn splendor attend the third Region IX Spirit of Vaulting Conference. This comprehensive program will be hosted October 5-7, 2007, at Advantage Ranch in Blacksburg, VA. Topics are designed to develop skills for the beginning coach and longeur. Non-members may audit only. Recreational and educational activities will be available to all ages, including parents and siblings of vaulters. Cost for the three-day conference is: Members $120.00; Non-Members $160.00; Family (3+) $250.00; Covers all concurrent sessions, Friday through Sunday. Daily registrations are available.
Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Raises the Bar in Support of Houston Kids; Record Donation of $110,000 Announced
Ronald McDonald House of Houston and Texas Children’s Hospital will share a gift of $110,000 raised from the 62nd Annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show held March 21-April 1 at Great Southwest Equestrian Center. It is the largest donation made in the history of the show. Since its founding in 1945, Pin Oak has raised more than $3.5 million for children’s charities.
Pin Oak President Lynn Walsh presented the check to Dr. Zoann Dryer of Texas Children's Hospital and Naomi Scott and Mikki Donnelly of Ronald McDonald House Houston and said the unprecedented gift was a milestone in the horse show’s long history.
Get Your Tickets for the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final 2008 Now
The box office of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final 2008 in Göteborg, Sweden, was opened on Monday, September 3, 2007. The telephone lines of the Scandinavium Arena, where the Final will be held from April 24-27, 2008, were taken by storm, and 25,000 tickets were gone in an instant.
The most popular event is Sunday, April 27, 2008, with as much as 40% of the tickets already booked. So in order to see this exciting competition marking the 30th anniversary of the FEI World Cup™ Jumping series, book your tickets now. Call +46 31 81 10 20 or visit www.goteborghorseshow.se.
Record Entries and International Riders Expected for Eventing National Championships
Over 550 entries have been received for this year’s Wellpride American Eventing Championships (AEC), a new record for this national championships for the Olympic equestrian sport of eventing, which will be held September 13-16 at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL. Not only has this year’s Wellpride AEC set a record for entries, it has also set a record for national and international representation, with riders coming from 42 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, five countries and three continents are represented: the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
Combined Driving Returns to the Kentucky Horse Park
After an absence of many years, the thrilling sport of combined driving returns this October to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The three distinct phases of combined driving—driven dressage, the cross-country marathon and obstacle (“cones”) driving—were originally modeled after three-day eventing. This year’s event—the Lexington Combined Driving Classic—will be held October 5–7.
Check Your Points Now in the
Farnam®/Platform™ USEF Horse of the Year Program
Do not wait until the end of the year! Prevent problems later by making corrections now.
Please check your points and standings in your respective division(s) by:
- Calling the Horse Report Hotline at (859) 225-2040, or
- Order a copy of your horse’s point report via e-mail or mail (faxed copies will incur an additional charge), or
- Checking your standings online.
Current Standings of All Grand Champions (as of 09/06/07)
||Selwood Park Deneuve
||Tracy Ratliff Lord
||Tracy Ratliff Lord
||Touch of Vanity
||Thor's Mi Kanaada
|Junior Arabian Exhibitor
|Junior Half Arabian Exhibitor
||CH Kalarama's New Sensation
|Green Pony Hunter
|Junior Hunter 15 Years and Younger
|Jr. Hunter 16-17 Years
||Mary Jane Slouka
||Prometheus De La Tierra
|To join the program:
It is as easy as filling out an application, which may be found on the Membership section of the USEF website here
, or may be obtained at any recognized horse show, or by contacting the USEF office at (859) 258-2472.
Jennifer Reid and Sweet Emotion Win Adult Hunter Championship at New York State Fair Horse Show
At the New York State Fair Horse Show in Syracuse, NY, Jennifer Reid of Wellington, FL, took home the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunter championship on her mount Sweet Emotion.
Reid and the talented black mare won three out of five classes in the division. They were third and fourth in the remaining two classes. Sweet Emotion won the under saddle class in the adult hunter division as well as the $500 open hunter under saddle class.
Author Tami Hoag Does it Again With Grand Prix Wins at Cool August Nights Dressage
Fresh from her dual grand prix wins at Sport Horse International, Tami Hoag and her mare, Feliki, did it again...this time winning the grand prix and the grand prix freestyle at the recent Cool August Nights Dressage competition in Burbank, CA.
Going Somewhere? Let USEF and Hertz Help You Save Money
Take advantage of one of the many USEF MemberPerks privileges by using Hertz for all of your travel needs. Simply use your USEF/Hertz discount CDP# 15757 each time you place a reservation, and instantly qualify for member discounts in the U.S. and around the world. For low web rates, special offers and free membership to Hertz #1Club®, visit their website at www.hertz.com or call (800) 654-2200.
MSU's My Horse University Offers New Learning Opportunities to Youth Groups and Clubs
Michigan State University's (MSU's) My Horse University (MHU) online curricula are not only useful tools for individuals who want to learn more about horse selection and evaluation and welfare and behavior, but the two online learning programs can also be incorporated into youth and adult group experiences.
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!
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.
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.
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