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Road Trip: Preparing Your Horse for Travel

by Sarah Coleman | Jul 2, 2019, 9:00 AM EST

Keeping competition horses healthy before, during, and after transport is key to show-ring success. Whether you’re shipping a competition horse across the city or across the nation, it’s important to do everything possible to ensure he arrives on show grounds in the best possible shape. While many preparations are dependent on the individual animal, some are consistent no matter the breed of horse or the discipline in which he is competing. Vaccines One of the best ways to keep a...

Sampson: Tribute to a Legend

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Jun 25, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Sampson stars in a US Equestrian ad celebrating the joy of vaulting. U.S. vaulting athletes and fans are mourning the death of a gentle giant, Jodi Rinard’s 19-hand Percheron, Sampson, who had carried athletes at Mile High Vaulters in Fort Lupton, Co., for 15 years. The iconic gelding died in late May at age 21. An outpouring of memorial posts on Sampson’s Facebook page prompted Rinard to create an informal list of vaulting athletes who had competed on the enormous black-and-white...

Reining Pathway in Development

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Jun 11, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

As young reining athletes prepare for the FEI Reining World Championships for Juniors and Young Riders July 9-13 in Givrins, Switzerland, the United States Equestrian Federation and USA Reining are teaming up to build a solid pathway to international competition for young reining athletes in the U.S. That means more opportunities for young riders and their horses throughout the nation, says Bryn Wells, the USEF’s Director of Reining and Eventing Programs. Photo: Regis...

A Dream Foal-filled

by Lexie Stovel | May 14, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

When you think of peace, what do you picture? For me (and maybe for you, too!), it is a field of mares and foals, grazing in the fading light. Dewy muzzles, swishing tails, and long, gangly legs splayed out in the grass. Living in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass, I see this idyllic scene almost every day in the spring and summer while driving to and from work. US Equestrian customer care representative, reiner, and horse breeder Lexie Stovel with Loki. Photo: Courtesy of Lexie Stovel Peace....

Feeling the Joy at LRK3DE

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 27, 2019, 5:37 PM EST

Whether you're a longtime spectator, a first-time volunteer, or an official at the event, the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian is a truly special place to be. We asked people at this year's event to share their thoughts about their favorite LRK3DE experiences and what they love about the event that many consider to be, as the competition's motto puts it, "the best weekend all year." Amy DuKate (Franklin, Ind.), show jumping ring steward since 2014...

Many Winners Hoist Awards at 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 27, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Shortly after the last combination has completed the show jumping course on Sunday and the winner of the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian has been decided, the awards ceremony will take place in the Rolex Stadium to honor everyone from the overall winner to the best-presented combination at the event's horse inspections. Although several of the trophies are housed in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park throughout the year,...

LRK3DE Champion's Cooler a Triple Crown Custom

by US Equestrian Communications | Apr 27, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

The 2019 champion's cooler, made by Triple Crown Custom, a division of Horseware Ireland The champion’s cooler for the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian is made by Triple Crown Custom , a division of Horseware Ireland, which specializes in custom show attire as well as stall drapes, tack room accessories, and gear bags, all available to be customized with color selections and embroidery. The cooler is the Pimlico heavy wool dress sheet design, with...

In Their Own Words: Behind the Scenes with U.S. Team Staff

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Apr 26, 2019, 6:00 PM EST

In Their Own Words: Behind the Scenes with U.S. Team Staff U.S. team staff are busy behind the scenes at LRK3DE and many other events throughout the year, supporting U.S. efforts to identify, select, develop, and field the strongest Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team possible. Photo: Taylor Pence/US Equestrian High-performance eventing isn’t only about the horses and riders. While the human and equine athletes are often the most visible components of any U.S. equestrian team, they’re...

Mick Costello: LRK3DE Cross-Country Course Builder

by Kathleen Landwehr | Apr 26, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Mick Costello and friends. Photo: Kim Russell/US Equestrian Anyone who has attended the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian knows that its beautiful cross-country course flows along the bluegrass of the Kentucky Horse Park every year. Mick Costello, the LRK3DE cross-country course builder, puts in countless hours constructing the cross-country fences that make up the renowned course for the only five-star event in the Western Hemisphere. He has become a mainstay for...

In Their Own Words: Four LRK3DE First-Timers

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Apr 25, 2019, 3:01 PM EST

Hallie Coon on Celien Hometown: Brunswick, Maine Hallie Coon and Celien Photo: Libby Law Photography Recent history together: Celien and Coon, a member of US Equestrian’s 2019 Developing Potential Training List and a 2018 United States Equestrian Team Foundation Karen Stives Endowment Fund Grant recipient, finished third at the Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CCI4*-S event in March. They also were part of the inaugural USEF/USET Foundation North American Futures Team...