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Kimberly McCormack Wins 2007 ASPCA Maclay National Championship at Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament
On November 3 at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament, Kimberly McCormack of Clermont, NJ, took home the prestigious title of national champion in the 2007 ASPCA Maclay National Championship. McCormack rode Sundance to the title and trains with her sister Kristy McCormack, Missy Clark and John Brennan. Elizabeth Lubrano of Glenmoore, PA, finished as the reserve champion, while Shelby Wakeman of Westlake Village, CA, was third.
The first-round course was designed by judges George H. Morris and Linda Hough. It posed a challenge for many of the riders, while featuring different-looking jumps, such as a leaf-covered wall with no standards and an arch jump.
SmartPak Makes Generous Donation to United States Equestrian Federation’s Equine Disaster Relief Fund
Moved by the tragedy of the wildfires in Southern California, Massachusetts-based company SmartPak generously donated $5,000 to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund, further demonstrating their continued support and dedication to the welfare of individual horses and the industry as a whole.
The Equine Disaster Relief Fund is dedicated to helping equines of any breed that find themselves victims of disasters, including but not restricted to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards and fires. The money will be held by USEF in an account restricted for this purpose and disbursed only upon authorization of the USEF Chief Executive Officer.
2008 FEI Rider and Horse Registration and Renewal Information
Registration for Riders and Horses
Registration is mandatory following the decision of the General Assembly for all riders and horses since January 1, 2006. However, registration is not required for riders and horses who participate only in the FEI children’s competition and challenges. Since October 2006, ranking points for rider and/or horses not registered are no longer taken into account.
Morris Claims Wire-To-Wire Galway Downs Victory in CCI**; Area VI Young Riders take United States Equestrian Federation’s Western Junior/Young Rider One-Star Team Championship
Heather Morris won the Galway Downs CCI** the hard way—by holding first place on all three days of the ninth annual Galway Downs International Three-Day Event. Her faultless show jumping round on Genial guaranteed the victory. But Morris just grimaced when asked how hard it is to be the rider everyone else is aiming for. “When you're in the warm-up ring, all you can think is, ‘Why am I doing this to myself?’ But it's so great when it's over!” she said.
COTA Fantasy Team Challenge—An Imaginary Competition Comprised of Actual Horse-and-Rider Combinations Competing in Actual USEF Shows—Kicks Off
"Football and basketball fans have been doing this for years, and now horse sport fans can have online fantasy teams," said Mary Ross, founder of the Challenge of the Americas (COTA) Fantasy Team Challenge. "If you've ever dreamed about creating the perfect team of dressage riders or show jumpers, and including yourself or a stable pal in the mix, this is the opportunity. It's fun, exciting and for a good cause." The COTA Fantasy, a benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), launched November 5, at www.challengeoftheamericas.com.
Participants create a "dream team" of four actual dressage riders or show jumpers. The team can include your favorite riders at all levels of competition, from anywhere in the U.S. or from other countries—any rider competing within the U.S. and participating in at least three USEF-sanctioned competitions is eligible for team selection. The team sponsors can be individuals, groups or businesses. Sponsors enroll in the COTA Fantasy Team Challenge Series online by making a donation of $150 to the BCRF when they select their team.
USET Foundation Awards Markham Trophy to Young Rider Kelly Sult
The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is pleased to announce that Kelly Sult and Hollywood were presented with the Markham Trophy at the Fair Hill International CCI***, which ran from October 18-21, 2007.
The prestigious Fair Hill Festival in Elkton, MD, hosted the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) CCI*** championship, which is one of two three-star competitions in the country. The Markham Trophy is awarded to the highest-placed rider under the age of 21. Sult competed with her veteran partner Hollywood.
Madden and Authentic Take the $15,000 Pasmore Cup; Farrington Wins Atlas Fence Speed at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament
The first night of international jumping at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament saw wins from Beezie Madden and the red-hot Kent Farrington. Madden took first in the $15,000 Pasmore Stables Horseman's Cup and Farrington won the $5,000 Atlas Fence Speed Challenge.
Nominees Named for Election to American Saddlebred Horse Association Board of Directors
Following submission of its proposed slate to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) at their meetings on Wednesday, October 31, the list of nominees standing for election as directors of the association was released on November 5.
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The 2008 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) competition renewal year starts December 1, 2007. Once you renew or fill out your Life Questionnaire online, you’ll be able to print out your 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!
In addition to more than 2,800 recognized competitions, as a USEF member, you’ll receive EQUESTRIAN magazine, a million-dollar personal excess liability policy for horse-related accidents that cause bodily injury or property damage to third parties, and the added benefits of USEF MemberPerks—a members-only discount program with unbeatable deals from companies like John Deere, Dodge, UPS, OfficeMax, FarmVet.com and Hertz—just for starters.
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Todd Flettrich and Amadeus are Highest-Placed American Duo at Porsche Dressage Trophy Indoor Tournament in Paderborn, Germany
With three Americans competing at "Porsche Dressage Trophy," a German national indoor dressage tournament held in Paderborn, Germany, on November 2-4, Todd Flettrich of Coatesville, PA, and Wellington, FL, rode Amadeus to third place in the grand prix special, earning the distinction of being the highest-placed American in the FEI classes at the show.
Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Media Guide Offers All You Need to Know on the Event
Have you ever wondered who was the youngest rider ever to win the FEI World Cup™ Jumping title or how long the champion horses lived after this pinnacle in their careers? Or ever wondered how many times a particular rider has made it to the Final and where they finished every time, or which was the youngest horse to come out on top?
124th National Horse Show and Family Festival Offers VIP Experience for Guests and Sponsors
The National Horse Show and Family Festival (NHS) is as well-known for its exquisite social events as it is for its high-caliber horses and riders. One of the most recognized social soirees of the season is the "Jumping Under the Stars" Gala, held at the 124th National Horse Show and Family Festival. The horse show will be held from December 5-9 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL.
Catch All the Excitement of National Horse Show and Winter Equestrian Festival Competition Live on the Web
Productions East Video in association with Stadium Jumping, Inc., and and LiveBroadcast.TV, is proud to present live webcasts from the National Horse Show and also of all the rings of the Winter Equestrian Festival competition from Wellington and Tampa, FL.
USET Foundation to Host "Hong Kong by Night" Olympic Benefit at International Polo Club in Wellington, FL, on February 8, 2008
The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation will host a gala evening benefit entitled "Hong Kong by Night" on February 8, 2008, at the International Polo Club in Wellington, FL.
The fundraiser will benefit the U.S. equestrian teams competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Equestrian competition at the XXIX Olympiad will be contested at venues in Hong Kong and will take place in the evening. The festivities at the USET Foundation's "Hong Kong by Night" will feature a Beijing Olympic theme with a special focus on Hong Kong.
Pony Club Leadership Heads to Boston for 2008 Annual Meeting
Boston, MA, is the site for the 2008 Annual Meeting and Convention of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. From Wednesday, January 23, until Sunday, January 27, an anticipated 1,000 Pony Club leaders, volunteers and youth are expected to attend the meeting for a variety of informative and exciting seminars on equestrian topics. Noted professionals from across the country will conduct workshops on subjects relating to equine activities and sports, such as: “A View From C,” “Alternative Medicine,” “Care of the Older Horse” and “Cross Training and the Equine Athlete.” The popular Anatomy Room will be available for hands-on study and younger Pony Club members will spend time in Pony Club Paddock. Also available on site at the Annual Meeting will be the USPC Bookstore and an impressive trade fair of equestrian products.
New England Dressage Association Hosts Ingrid Klimke During Fall Weekend
The New England Dressage Association played host to Ingrid Klimke, one of Germany’s leading event and dressage riders, during NEDA’s annual Fall Weekend. As she has at previous symposiums, Klimke joined forces with Dr. Ina Goesmeier, one of the world’s leading veterinary practitioners in holistic medicine.
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Current Standings of a Few Region 6 Champion Divisions
(as of 11/01/07)
|Andalusian/Lusitano Performance Horse
|Arabian Working Western
|Half/Anglo-Arabian Western Pleasure Open
||Born to Boogie
|Hackney Pony Open
||I Love Lucy
|Saddlebred Show Pleasure Three-Gaited
||Out Go the Lights
||SGF Winning Ways Farm
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FEI Nominations Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting
The Nomination Committee met for the first time at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, November 1-2, 2007. During their one-and-a-half-day meeting, the committee mainly discussed and reviewed the following: conflict of interest and confidentiality agreement, role of the committee, procedures and timeline.
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.
Learn more about the program today.
East Coast Riders
(October 4-5, 2008, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals,
Riders are still qualifying.
West Coast Championship
(September 17-20, Los Angeles International, Burbank, CA)
A few riders that have qualifed on the West Coast:
— Amelia McArdle
— Sarah Owen
— Catherine Pasmore
— Rachel Roter
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