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2024 USEF/Debbie Smith Grant Recipients Announced for Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championship - West

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 19, 2024, 4:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian congratulates the 2024 recipients of the USEF/Debbie Smith Grants for the Adequan ® /USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – West . This year’s recipients are Lilah Hampton (San Angelo, Texas) for the 3’3” height and Jameson Roberts (Agua Dulce, Calif.) for the 3’6” height. Debbie Smith with 2023 grant recipient Chimay Buyalos. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Thanks to the generosity of sponsor Debbie Smith,...

US Equestrian Announces Team for 2024 FEI Endurance World Championship for Seniors

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 16, 2024, 5:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations that will represent the U.S. at the 2024 FEI Endurance World Championship for Seniors. The competition will take place on Sept. 5-8, 2024, in Monpazier, France. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Lisanne Dorion and team vet Dr. Olivia Rudolphi with team leader Nicole Zerbee. The following athletes will represent the U.S. Endurance Team and are listed in alphabetical order. Holly Corcoran...

US Equestrian Announces U25 Individuals Representing U.S. Dressage at 2024 FEI North American Youth Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 16, 2024, 11:30 AM

Lexington, KY. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the individual combinations who will represent the U.S. at the 2024 Discover Dressage FEI North American Youth Dressage Championships (NAYC) presented by USDF in the U25 Dressage division. Competition will begin on July 30, 2024, and continue through August 4, 2024, at Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, Mich. The U25 division for the 2024 NAYC was amended to run as a CDIU25 based on insufficient entries from other North American...

Call for Media Credential Applications: 2024 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Marshall & Sterling

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 16, 2024, 11:00 AM

Lexington, Ky. – USEF Pony Finals presented by Marshall & Sterling returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Aug. 6-11, 2024. Members of the media wishing to cover the event are invited to submit their completed application form and waiver by Monday, July 29, 2024. Media seeking credentials must complete a criminal background check in accordance with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s Background Check Policy. Please fill out and return the media...

NetJets U.S. Jumping Team Finishes in Fourth Place at FEI Jumping Nations Cup Sweden CSIO5*

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 12, 2024, 6:00 PM

Falsterbo, Sweden – The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team turned in a strong effort to finish in a close fourth place at the highly competitive FEI Nations Cup – Sweden CSIO5* on Friday at the Falsterbo Horse Show. The team finished on just a total of twelve faults over two rounds and narrowly missed third place, as they were slightly slower than Ireland in overall time. Ultimately, Sweden took the victory in their home Nations Cup on a two-round score of eight after a competitive jump-off...

Defender U.S. Driving Team Announced for 2024 FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 12, 2024, 1:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent the Defender U.S. Driving Team at the 2024 FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses this September in Le Pin au Haras, France. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Jeff Legg and team leader Anna Brooks Thomas. The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been selected for the Defender U.S. Driving Team and are listed in alphabetical order: Leslie Berndl with Impressive (First Class x...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team for Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 11, 2024, 6:20 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the United States as part of Team USA at the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. Para-equestrian competition will begin on Tuesday, September 3, and continue through Saturday, September 7, hosted at the equestrian grounds of Versailles. “Heading into the Paralympic Games with the highest-ever scoring team of four in U.S. history in the run-up to Paris 2024 is beyond our wildest...

Defender U.S. Driving Team Announced for 2024 FEI Driving World Championship for Four-in-Hand Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 11, 2024, 4:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent the Defender U.S. Driving Team at the 2024 FEI Driving World Championship for Four-in-Hand Horses this September in Szilvásvárad, Hungary. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Marcie Quist and team leader Anna Brooks Thomas. The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been selected for the Defender U.S. Driving Team and are listed in alphabetical order: Jim Fairclough (Newton,...

US Equestrian Announces Updates to 2024 Eventing Elite and Pre-Elite Program Lists

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 11, 2024, 3:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce updates to the 2024 Eventing Elite and Pre-Elite Program Lists. The programs are part of the U.S. Eventing Pathway, which is focused on developing combinations to deliver sustainable success in team competition at the championship level. Learn more about the Eventing Pathway Programs here. The following combinations have been added to the Elite Program list for 2024. Liz Halliday (Lexington, Ky.) and Miks Master C , a 2012 Swedish Warmblood...

US Equestrian Announces the Appointment of Karen Homer Brown as Director of National Breeds & Disciplines and Affiliate Relations

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 10, 2024, 4:45 PM

Karen Homer Brown Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the appointment of respected equestrian Karen Homer Brown as the new Director of National Breeds & Disciplines and Affiliate Relations. Homer Brown will assume the duties from current Director Terri Dolan upon her retirement this Fall from USEF. “I am very excited to be joining US Equestrian in this role,” states Homer Brown. “Terri Dolan has helped modernize the National Breeds and Disciplines...