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|Winsome Adante and Kim Severson
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Eventing Superstar Winsome Adante Retired
After an illustrious career that includes three victories at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, a Team Gold medal at the 2002 FEI World Equestrian Games, Team Bronze and Individual Silver medals at the 2004 Olympics, a third-place finish at the Badminton CCI**** in 2007, wins at the 2000 Radnor CCI** and the 2001 Blenheim CCI*** and countless horse trials victories Winsome Adante’s owner, vets and rider have collectively made the difficult decision to retire him due to soundness issues in a hind leg.
Owned by Linda Wachtmeister of Plain Dealing Farm and ridden by Kim Severson, ‘Dan’ as he is known to his friends, has a nearly flawless record. Incredibly consistent in all three phases, Dan and Severson won the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** every time they contested it. Victories in 2002, 2004 and 2005 proved that Dan was invincible at the Lexington, KY, event, and he was also the United States Eventing Association’s Horse of the Year following each of these victories.
Kristina Harrison-Naness and Debbie McDonald Turn in Strong Results in Dire Weather Conditions at the CDI**** Oldenburg in Germany
Kristina Harrison-Naness, riding in only her second overseas show on Rociero 4, and veteran rider Debbie McDonald on her up-and-coming star, Felix, braved horrendous weather conditions at the CDI**** Oldenburg in Germany November 9-11. These athletes were recipients of United States Equestrian Federation European Training Grants.
Sign Up Now for the 2008 USEF Youth Convention
Plans are under way for the 2008 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Convention, and registration is open but space is limited for the convention. Already over half of the available spots have been filled for the first annual Youth Convention, which will be held January 12 in Louisville, KY.
U.S. Show Jumpers Victorious in Nations' Cup at the CSIO Buenos Aires
For the second consecutive year, the American show jumpers made their trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, worth the effort, handily picking up a victory over Chile on November 11. Led by 19-year-old Brianne Goutal of New York, NY, the only rider of the quartet with overseas experience, the team won the CSIO**** Buenos Aires on a final score of eight faults.
First High-Performance Horse and Longuer Training Clinic to be Held in U.S.
The United States Equestrian Federation is proud to host the first High-Performance Horse and Longuer Training Clinic ever held on U.S. soil. The Vaulting Clinic will be held December 15 and 16 in Ventura County in Southern California. The clinic will feature German coach and longeur, Alexander Hartl. Hartl has been the coach of RV Ingelsberg since 1988. His many achievements include Gold medals at the World and European Championships.
For further information, please contact to Pam Lane, High-Performance Director of Para-Equestrian and Vaulting, at (908) 326-1153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
United States Dressage Federation Announces Its USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award Nominee
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Meagan Davis has been chosen as the USDF nominee for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Sportsman’s Award. Nominees must demonstrate an ongoing dedication to the promotion of the horse, exhibit positive sportsmanship principles and serve as a role model for their peers.
Dancing with the Equestrian Stars
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Dancing With the Equestrian Stars After Party event that follows Jumping Under the Stars, phase one of the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Finals presented by Equine Motorcoach, www.equinemotorcoach.com, at the National Horse Show, www.nhs.org, in Wellington, FL, December 5-9, 2007.
United States Eventing Association Convention Less Than A Month Away
It is less than a month away from the United States Eventing Association's (USEA) Annual Meeting and Convention Presented by Nutrena. The convention will take place December 6–9 at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO, and is proving to be so popular that the room block is full.
U.S. National Passport Required at Lower Level FEI Events in the U.S.
Beginning December 1, 2007, all U.S. competitors must present either a U.S. National Passport or an FEI passport at lower level FEI events in the U.S. The following events are considered lower level FEI events: CSI 1*/2*, CDI 1*/2*, CCI or CIC 1*/2*, CRI 1*/2*, CAI-B, CVI 1*.
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2008 Equus Equestrian Idol Open Call to Performers; The 2007 Contenders are Back
The competition will be fierce at the 2008 Equus Equestrian Idol Musical Talent Show on Saturday, February 9, 2008. Taylor Blauweiss, the first Equestrian Idol, will open the show to a line-up of talented equestrians vying for the title of 2008 Equestrian Idol, including the 2007 finalists Patricia Griffith, Brian Lookabill and Ki-Juan Minors.
National Horse Show and Family Festival Welcome Parties at Bainbridge Farm and Deeridge Farm to Kick Off Season in Wellington
The 124th National Horse Show and Family Festival marks the start of the equestrian season in Wellington, and the accompanying festivities mark the start of the social season as well. Both Bainbridge Farm and Deeridge Farm will host cocktail parties to get the season underway during the week of the National Horse Show.
ICP Jumping Symposium, Eventing Judges Dressage Continuing Education Clinic, and Young Event Horse Judging Seminar to be Held in January 2008
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) will again host the ICP Jumping Symposium in Florida, this year on January 28, to be followed by an Eventing Judges Dressage Continuing Education Clinic and a Young Event Horse (YEH) Judging Seminar on January 29 and 30.
Custom Italian Bedding Adorns Equine Motorcoach
Bella Casa Linens, importers of custom bedding and linens, is dressing the Equine Motorcoach for its American debut. Bella Casa Linens owner Debra Howard has a daughter who competes and rides horses with Coach principal, Julie Calzone. Howard is a top interior designer and represents some of the finest bedding and linen manufacturers from Europe.
World Games 2010 Foundation Hires Director of Ticketing
The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for planning, organizing and conducting the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, announced that Ruth Mason has been hired as the director of ticketing.
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Current Standings of a Few Zone 1 Champion Divisions
(as of 11/15/07)
|Hunter Breeding Yearling
|Regular Working Hunter
||My Mr. Darcy
|Amateur Owner Hunter 18-35
|Pony Hunter Medium
||Clovercroft Honey Bunny
||Rabbit Hill Farm
||Just Push Play
|Amateur Owner Jumper
|Five-Year-Old Young Jumpers
||Triton Ventures Farms
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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.
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East Coast Riders
(October 4-5, 2008, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals,
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West Coast Championship
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A few riders that have qualifed on the West Coast:
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— Maria Schaub
— Erica Schmandt
— Madison Staines
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