Team Liberty brought home the Gold at the 2005 USEF Junior Dressage Team Championship. Photo by PhelpsPhotos.com
Team Liberty Brings Home the Gold at the 2005 USEF Junior Dressage Team Championship
The 2005 USEF Junior Dressage Team Championship returned to the East Coast for another exciting showcase of some of America’s most talented young dressage riders, hosted by Dressage at Devon CDI 3*/Y in Devon, PA, September 27-October 2.
Three teams of four riders, from 14 to 18 years old and from all parts of the country, competed over the course of three days in the FEI Junior Tests. Scores from both the Team and Individual tests were averaged to determine overall rankings and the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal teams.
Emerging victorious from the exciting weekend was Team Liberty (overall average 66.319%), including Noel Williams and Pik L (OH), Reena Idnani and Levant (AZ), Amanda Stearns and Nice Catch (FL), and Ryan Michelle Eskridge and Rubin (NC).
Accessing Your Account on www.usef.org Has Never Been Easier; New Measures Taken to Simplify USEF Authorized User Accounts
If you need to log on to your Authorized User Account (AUA) at www.usef.org, you’ll be relieved to know we’ve made it much simpler to navigate. AUA is the secure system on www.usef.org where you can complete or renew your USEF membership or Licensed Officials membership, print a membership card for competing, apply for a Horse Recording or Horse ID, access your competition records or points and view your USEF information and history, just for starters. It’s a valuable tool many of our members can’t live without.
FEI World Reining Masters Featured on “America’s Horse” Television
“America’s Horse,” the American Quarter Horse Association’s award-winning television show, will feature the 2005 FEI World Reining Masters Finals from Manerbio, Italy, on its October 23 and October 30 episodes on the TVG Network.
USEF Accepting Entries for 2005 Pegasus Awards for Media; Deadline Extended Through October 14
The USEF is now acceping entries for the 2005 Pegasus Awards for Media. Bronze Pegasus statues will be presented in 10 categories to honor outstanding achievement in the coverage of equestrian in the United States, whether in aspects of sport, lifestyle or issues.
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Results Determine Final List of Riders for 2005 ASPCA Maclay National Championship at Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament
After eight regional qualifiers, the list of riders for the 2005 ASPCA Maclay National Championship is final. The number of riders that qualify for the national championship from each region is based on the total amount of riders that show in each regional qualifier. The larger regions, such as Region 1 or 2, have more riders qualified because they had a much larger number of exhibitors at their qualifier.
For the full story and the list of qualified riders, click here.
USEF National Horse Directory Advertising
The USEF National Horse Directory is a great way to advertise your business or farm. These 50-word text listings will be seen by USEF members all year long as part of the 2006 USEF Competition Calendar. Your ad will be seen by over 80,000 people, and at only $225, it’s a great value. Schedule your ad before October 7. Contact Kim Russell at (859) 225-6938 or email@example.com.
Richard Spooner Wins the $50,000 HBO World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar at the Sixth Annual Del Mar International Horse Show
There was only one clean round, and it was ridden by Richard Spooner on Quirino in
the $50,000 HBO World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar presented by Mary’s Tack and Feed, a World Cup qualifying event. Spooner rode three horses in the grand prix, but it was his outstanding clear round on Quirino, owned by Oscany, Inc. of Los Angeles, which won, and also gave Spooner valuable points towards a spot representing the United States in the World Cup Finals to be held in Malaysia in 2006.
Paso Fino Horse Association Scholarship Drive Successful
The Paso Fino Horse Association Scholarship Committee has successfully launched its 2005-2006 Fundraising Campaign with its First Trainer Services Auction. The committee teamed up with the Professional Trainers’ Association to raise more than $22,000 at the national show. The auction allowed members to bid on two months of training and board with some of the top trainers in the breed.
Aaron Vale and Luigi, winners of the $100,000 USGPL Invitational Grand Prix Photo by Lili Weik Photography
Aaron Vale Scores Three-in-a-Row Victory in $100,000 U.S. Grand Prix League Invitational Grand Prix
Aaron Vale of Aiken, SC, posted a sensational victory in Sunday’s $100,000 U.S. Grand Prix League Invitational Grand Prix at HITS Culpeper. With almost two seconds to spare, Vale and Luigi, owned by Town Creek Investments, swept past the field of 10 in the jump-off to capture the win for the third consecutive year. Last to go, Vale delivered a lightening fast round that brought both the competition and the six-week HITS Culpeper circuit to a thrilling close. When asked how it felt to win the USGPL Grand Prix for the third year in a row, Vale answered simply, “It feels good. It always feels good to win.” And winning is something that seems to come natural to him. The $100,000 USGPL win marked his 23rd grand prix victory this year, smashing his previous record of 18 grand prix wins and setting a new record unmatched by any other U.S. grand prix rider.
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American Saddlebred Horse Association and American Saddlebred Registry Directors to Meet for Planning Retreat
Directors of the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) and the American Saddlebred Registry, along with invited guests, are scheduled to gather, beginning Sunday evening, October 9, in French Lick, IN, to begin a three-day conference and retreat to address strategic planning for the breed and its governing organizations. The formal October meetings of both boards will conclude the session on Wednesday morning.
A Presidential Modification to GR505.2, DR134.5, JH129, HP128 and DC Appendix D.5 of the Federation’s Rules has been granted to waive the $15 measurement fee for horses and ponies that have reached the age to receive a standard measurement card. The modification waives payment of the fee until March 31, 2006.
Please note, rule change proposals have been submitted from different committees to eliminate the fee entirely. We will keep you informed of developments.
Save $5 and get your 2006 USEF membership card when you renew online at www.usef.org
Get $5 off your 2006 USEF membership when you renew online at www.usef.org. Licensed officials can also renew eligible licenses online, along with memberships. Once you renew online, you’ll also be able to print out your 2006 USEF membership card immediately and use it right away. It’s just as valid as the card that will follow in the mail, along with your insurance policy information from Equisure and valuable information about your MemberPerks benefits!
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Stars from the movie Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story: Dakota Fanning as Cale Crane with Soñador. Photo Courtesy of DreamWorks
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story; How One Horse Helps Many Dreams Come True
At a time when people are looking for more things to enjoy as a family, there is now a film that is a pure delight for mom, dad, grandparents and kids of all ages to see together. Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, opening nationwide on October 21, 2005, is about the fulfillment of dreams and the union of a family. No matter what your age or interests, this film will send a message that will touch your soul and reach your heart.
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.