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Must-Sees at USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm

by Glenye Oakford | Aug 8, 2017, 10:10 AM EST

It only comes once a year, and every year is special. We’ve got your playbook for USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm so you can make the most of the event when it takes place Aug. 8-13 at the Kentucky Horse Park. From live stream info to US Equestrian logowear to sponsor events and giveaways, we've got everything you need. Photo: Shawn McMillen Photography See all the live stream action on USEF Network . Starting Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 9:30 a.m., stay tuned to USEF...

Get Your Microchip at the Kentucky Horse Park with Hagyard’s Microchipping Clinic

by USEF Communications staff | Aug 8, 2017, 10:00 AM EST

The new United States Equestrian Federation microchip rule--which requires horses and ponies competing in the hunter jumper, jumper, and equitation divisions to be microchipped--goes into effect on December 1, 2017. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is making it easier to get prepared early by conducting a microchipping clinic for participants in the USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm at the Kentucky Horse Park on Aug. 10 and Aug. 12. Equine microchips are about the size of a...

Ponies: They’re Not Just for Kids!

by Glenye Oakford | Jul 31, 2017, 4:11 PM EST

If you think ponies are just for kids, Dr. Ruth Wilburn begs to differ. Wilburn is president of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America and breeds Welsh ponies under the name of the Rollingwoods Farm she owns in Olive Branch, Miss., with her sisters, Joanna Wilburn and Sally Ross Davis. Wilburn is also an accomplished carriage pleasure driving competitor with her Welsh ponies, and she knows as well as anyone how competitive and fun ponies can be for adult and junior equestrians alike. Dr....

Triple Crown Challenge a Big Win for ASHA Marketing Fund, Codeanne, Wuesthofen

by Glenye Oakford | Jul 11, 2017, 2:03 PM EST

The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) thought outside the box—and inside the show ring—for the July 8 ASHA Triple Crown Challenge class, a fundraiser that brought 10 saddle seat equitation legends together in a single competition and raised $62,220 at the recent Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show in Lexington, Ky. The 10 riders were all winners of the prestigious Saddle Seat Equitation Triple Crown (the Good Hands Finals, United Professional Horsemen’s...

Homeowner Insurance vs. Commercial Equine Insurance: What’s Covered?

by USEF Communications and Markel Insurance | Jul 7, 2017, 6:04 PM EST

Does your homeowner policy protect you as a horse owner? Probably not. Here's why: many homeowner policies have exclusions that could affect a horse owner. Review your current policy and have a conversation with your insurance agent to be sure you are adequately covered when owning a horse. If you take your horse to shows; breed, train, or board horses as a business on your property; or have horses on your premises for personal use, read on for three factors to consider. Have horses on your...

Teams, Tune-In Tips, and Top Facts About the FEI Nations Cup™ CICO3*

by USEF Communications Staff | Jul 3, 2017, 7:03 PM EST

Nations Cup eventing returns to the United States for the second consecutive year on July 7-9 at the Great Meadow International presented by Adequan® in The Plains, Va. Watch USEF Network’s live stream starting Friday, July 7, at 5 p.m. ET. Here’s what you need to know about the Nations Cup: It’s the only FEI Nations Cup Eventing competition outside Europe. It’s the fifth competition in a nine-event international series that will conclude at Boekelo in the...

Morgan Pony Stallion Forsite Renoir Aims for Repeat at National Dressage Pony Cup

by Glenye Oakford | Jul 3, 2017, 10:15 AM EST

When the pony-sized Morgan stallion Forsite Renoir takes to the ring at the Kentucky Horse Park July 7-9 National Dressage Pony Cup , he’ll be gunning for his second consecutive Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Open Championship win at the competition. The 13.3-hand stallion also will be carrying on a great Morgan and pony legacy in the sport of dressage for breeder, owner, and rider Debra M’Gonigle. Forsite Renoir and Deb M'Gonigle at the 2016 National...

Confused about Age-Verification? Here Are Some Things to Know

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 27, 2017, 10:29 AM EST

Age-verification is a new rule in Young Hunter classes and Jumper classes restricted by age of the horse. Save yourself time and hassle by age-verifying your horse before you go to a competition so your points will be good for the show. It’s fast and easy to do online. Here’s how: Go to USequestrian.org . Log in to your account, then click on “My USEF” at the top right of the screen, in the black menu bar. Scroll down and click on the tile for the horse you want to...

Eventing Athlete Condon Now Running the Show at Great Meadow International presented by Adequan®

by Glenye Oakfoard | Jun 20, 2017, 7:30 AM EST

It’s fair to say that Teresa Condon knows every inch of Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. Condon is the director of operations at the 500-acre facility, home to the Great Meadow International, which will host the only FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series competition outside of Europe for the second time this year, July 7-9. But Condon first got to know the gently rolling terrain exactly the way the Nations Cup competitors will experience it: on horseback. Anna Purdy photo A three-day...

US Equestrian MemberPerks: Free Access to EQ Living digital edition

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 19, 2017, 9:47 AM EST

US Equestrian members can enjoy the latest digital edition of EQ Living for free and receive 50% off a print subscription through our MemberPerks program! Click here to read now. In this issue: visit actor and animal advocate Wendie Malick at her cozy farm near Los Angeles, then off to the Idaho estate that was the base for Debbie McDonald and Brentina, the most decorated dressage horse in America, and finally meet a woman in Florida who you probably don’t know, but has personally saved...