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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...

Five-Star Horses of a Different Breed

by Ashley Swift | Apr 25, 2019, 3:01 PM EST

US Equestrian’s 11 recognized breeds are all stellar ambassadors for the versatility, athleticism, and power of the horse. Each has its own special characteristics, and many of these breeds excel in a multitude of disciplines. While breeds like the Thoroughbred, Irish Sport Horse, and warmbloods are numerous in the field of competitors at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian, keep your eyes on the lookout for a few horses boasting some different bloodlines...

Dressage Begins with Test Ride

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Apr 24, 2019, 6:00 PM EST

The dressage phase at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian takes place over two days, on Thursday and Friday. Photo: Taylor Pence/US Equestrian The dressage phase at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian kicks off Thursday with a dressage ride that isn’t officially judged: the test ride. For eventer Erin Pullen, performing the dressage test ride is an important steppingstone in her horse’s training toward a potential...

Check out US Equestrian Sponsor and Affiliate Activities at LRK3DE

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 24, 2019, 4:39 PM EST

During a break in competition at the LRK3DE, make sure to check out the many activities organized by US Equestrian sponsors and affiliates. Are you dying to meet a LRK3DE athlete? Do you want to learn more about a different breed or discipline? The following information will point you in the right direction. Additional details will be added as they become available. © Glenye Cain Oakford/US Equestrian Visit US Equestrian Sponsor Booths Ariat Charles Owen Horseware Ireland John Deere Land...

Walk the “Course” of the New FEI Eventing Star System

by Julian McPeak | Apr 24, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

In 2018, the Fédération Equestre Internationale announced that beginning January 1, 2019, an official restructure of the international event classification system would go into effect. The new FEI star system included changing from a four-star to five-star categorization and the switch to CCI-S and CCI-L to indicate cross-country course length, thus eliminating the CIC designations. The old FEI star system denoted international competition with one of two designations: Concours...

Don't Miss These at LRK3DE!

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Apr 22, 2019, 3:59 PM EST

Photo: Neilson Barnard for Jaguar Land Rover The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian offers top-of-the-line equestrian sport, a national championship, a chance to make lifelong memories, superior shopping, and more! We’ve got your list of essential resources and activities to help you make the most of your experience. Stay Tuned to USEF Network USEF Network’s livestream at usef.org/network , presented by Mars Equestrian, will carry the entire...

U.S. Athletes Compete for Land Rover/USEF CCI5* Eventing National Championship Presented by Mars Equestrian

by US Equestrian Communications | Apr 9, 2019, 4:43 PM EST

The Roger Haller Trophy was awarded for the first time in 2018 by US Equestrian CEO Bill Moroney (center) Photo: Taylor Pence/US Equestrian The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian doesn’t just host an international eventing competition. It’s also the home of the Land Rover/USEF CCI5* Eventing National Championship presented by Mars Equestrian, with that coveted title going to the highest-placed U.S. athlete at the competition. The winner of the Land...

Get Show-Ready with These Five Steps

by US Equestrian Communications | Apr 9, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

The best time to avoid last-minute headaches with your horse show entry is before you ever fill it out. With Photo: Sarah Bennett for Howard Schatzberg US Equestrian’s website, usef.org, it’s fast and easy to take care of pre-show business like renewing your US Equestrian membership and recording your horse for points, so you can focus on competing. Check these things off your list now and enjoy your show season! 1. Join or Renew Your US Equestrian Membership (and Take Required...

Lessons from Horsemanship for Life, Career, and Resilience

by Katey Duffey | Mar 26, 2019, 3:01 PM EST

“It is easy to conquer the world from the back of a horse” ~ Genghis (Chinggis) Khan Ask someone who their favorite teacher is, and their response will probably be a human. For me, horses have fulfilled the role of invaluable mentors. Horses teach us responsibility and to prioritize taking care of what’s Katey Duffey and Max. "Max was part of the major milestones of my life, teaching me to push beyond my limits and try new things," Duffey said. Photo: Courtesy of Katey Duffey...