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Margie Engle and Wapino
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Engle and Hough Still Neck-in-Neck after Trial #3 at the World Equestrian Games Selection Trials in Wellington, FL

The order of finish from day-to-day at the World Equestrian Games Selection Trials changes about as quickly as the weather has through the three trials, yet one thing remains the same…Margie Engle continues to shine. Currently Engle and Lauren Hough are tied for first place with five total faults while Engle is also a close second place with nine total faults on her second mount, Hidden Creek’s Wapino. Engle took home top prize money again today, having the fastest no-fault round on her second mount, Wapino, at 79.94 seconds.

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Engle and Hough Still On Top after Trial #2 at the World Equestrian Games Selection Trials in Wellington

Another day of summer temperatures, subtract the wind from the first day and add better footing and what do you get…another fantastic day for Margie Engle and Lauren Hough. Engle and Hough were two of only four clean rounds, on another challenging Leopoldo Palacios-designed course, with only one total fault each at the end of Day Two. The course consisted of 16 efforts and a time allowed of 86 seconds. Engle took home the top prize with the fastest no-fault round on Quervo Gold at 80.47 seconds.

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Hough, Engle and Garson Top Leaderboard after Trial #1 at the World Equestrian Games Selection Trials in Wellington, FL

The price of real estate in South Florida is among the most expensive in the nation, and the riders in Trial #1 of the USEF Selection Trials for the FEI World Equestrian Games had to cover a lot of it in a time allowed of only 90 seconds. The distance of ground in the vast Internationale Arena in Wellington and the tight time for the challenging Leopoldo Palacios-designed course proved mighty expensive indeed to most riders. None went clear in the time allowed.

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2006 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event to Air on NBC on Sunday, May 7, 5-6 p.m.

Television advertising spots are still available. For information, contact Scott Carling at scarling@usef.org or (859) 225-6928.


Weber wins Fourth Consecutive USEF National Four-in-Hand Championships

Chester Weber of Ocala, FL bested a field of five international drivers to win the CAI-A Live Oak CDE held March 16-19. Weber was named the USEF National Four-in-Hand Champion for 2006 and won his fourth consecutive Vanderbilt Trophy from the USET Foundation. Reserve champion was Tucker S. Johnson of Hobe Sound, FL.

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McEntire Wins Second Qualifier for the Adequan/USEF Open Reining Championships aboard Mr. Boomerjac

Mike McEntire won the 18th Annual Gordyville Breeders Cup aboard Robert LaPorta’s stallion Mr. Boomerjac. The championship, held in Gifford, IL, on March 18, was the second of three qualifiers for the Adequan/USEF Open Reining Championships.

With a score of 227.5, McEntire took the Gold medal over a field of 15 entries. Steve Schwartzenberger aboard Linda Wise’s stallion, Country Bay Berry, took the
Silver. Shawn Flarida and Keith Crawford’s stallion, Rowdy Yankee, received the Bronze.

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FarmVet.com Partners with USEF MemberPerks Program and Offers Exclusive Discounts to USEF Members

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USEF Accepting Bids To Host 2008 FEI North American Young Riders' Championship

The USEF is accepting bids for the 2008 FEI North American Young Riders and Juniors Championship. This international FEI event showcases the most talented young riders from North American countries in team competition. It is an outstanding experience for the stars of the future and a highlight on any young equestrian’s riding resume.

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Advertise in the May Grassroots issue of EQUESTRIAN

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USEF Competitions Selected for Roadster Pony Heel Measurements

The United States Equestrian Federation® has selected the six competitions where heel measurements will be required from the first and fourth place ponies in Roadster and Hackney Roadster Pony Championships.

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Arlene “Tuny” Page Wins USEF National Grand Prix Freestyle Championship and U.S. League Final CDI-W and Secures Trip to Dressage World Cup Final

Hometown girl Arlene “Tuny” Page delivered the goods again with Wild One on the final evening of the two-night competition in Wellington, FL, following a win on Friday night in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W with the victory in the Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W on Saturday night. Page and her 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding, by Wanderer out of Graefin, topped a field of eight riders with a score of 73.95%, which gave them the USEF National Grand Prix Freestyle Championship title and victory in the U.S. League Final. As winners of the U.S. League Final, the Official Selection for the 2006 FEI Dressage World Cup Final, Page and Wild One will represent the United States at the FEI Dressage World Cup Final in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (April 20-23). Long-time competitor Page will be representing the U.S. for the first time in her riding career.

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USET Foundation Names Charlie Jayne as the 2006 Maxine Beard Award Winner

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is proud to announce that Charlie Jayne of Elgin, IL, is this year’s winner of the Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider Award. The USET Foundation awarded this rising young equestrian this honor because of his competitive record to date and because of his promise for the future.

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U.S. Selects 2006 International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup Teams, Announces Coaches/Managers and Raises Funds

The U.S. Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup is pleased to announce the members of its teams for 2006. Twenty three-gaited and 10 five-gaited finalists competed for positions on the teams at William Woods University in Fulton, MO, over the weekend of March 17-19. Five riders and an alternate were selected for each of the teams.

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March 23, 2006