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2019 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions Welcomes 160 Combinations, 12 Returning Title Holders as Competition Commences

by Dana Riddlemoser, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 20, 2019, 8:13 PM EST

Lucky Strike and Endel Ots (Andrea Evans/US Equestrian) Lexington, Ky. – A total of 160 combinations have arrived at Lamplight Equestrian Center for a shot at earning national titles across the following 14 divisions at the 2019 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. The event will feature athletes from 31 states and Bermuda; 12 returning champions; and 43 U.S. bred horses as competition gets underway on Wednesday with the USEF Intermediaire I, USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’,...

Platinum Performance/USHJA Hunter Week Concludes at Kentucky Horse Park

by Edited Press Release from the United States Hunter Jumper Association | Aug 19, 2019, 2:44 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – It was a week to remember as champions were crowned in the Platinum Performance / United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Green Hunter Incentive Championships and International Hunter Derby. Noah and Sara Taylor Shine in the 3'6"/3'9" Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship Sara Taylor and Noah Wowing the judges with their precision and handiness, Sara Taylor (Marshall, Va.) and Noah, Ingrid Avera’s nine-year-old Warmblood...

Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show Returns to Freedom Hall

by Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 16, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Experience the excitement of the American Saddlebred , Hackney , roadsters , and saddle seat equitation at the prestigious World’s Championship Horse Show in Louisville, Ky. This sensational eight-day event kicks off Saturday, August 17, and runs through Saturday, August 24, at the Kentucky State Fair. Competitors from 44 states and six countries have brought nearly 2,000 horses as they vie for over $1 million in awards. Held at the Kentucky State Fair since 1906,...

Shetland Ponies Win National Titles at 73rd Annual ASPC National Congress

by Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 16, 2019, 8:42 AM EST

Lake St. Louis, Mo. – The American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) hosted their 73 rd annual national championship, the ASPC National Congress, from July 29 through August 3, drawing a hundreds of the country’s top American Shetland ponies to the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Mo. Congress is the ASPC’s longest running show, showcasing the best of the American Shetland pony breed in the Classic, Foundation, Modern, and Modern Pleasure sections as they vied for...

Hausman, Proctor Take Titles at 2019 USEF/AVA Vaulting National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | Aug 13, 2019, 10:36 AM EST

The US Equestrian (USEF)/American Vaulting Association (AVA) Vaulting National Championships were held on August 7-11, 2019, at The National Equestrian Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Dusti Hausman captured the Female Gold Individual championship, while Mikhail Proctor claimed the Male Gold Individual championship. A composite squad from Mile-High Vaulters and Pacific Coast Vaulters won the A Team championship. Hausman Gets Her Gold Goal Dusti Hausman (Alex Thomas) Hausman (Waxhaw, N.C.) won the...

2019 Platinum Performance/USHJA Hunter Week Begins at Kentucky Horse Park

by Edited Press Release from the United States Hunter Jumper Association | Aug 12, 2019, 5:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 2019 Platinum Performance /United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Green Hunter Incentive Championships and the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship kick off this week at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., with more than $519,900 in prize money available to approximately 300 of the country's top hunters. Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships 2018 3'/3'3" champions Patricia Griffith and...

US Equestrian and Pennsylvania National Horse Show Announce Improvements to 2019 Competition

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 12, 2019, 11:37 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – In a joint effort with the Pennsylvania National Horse Show to create a better experience for exhibitors and spectators, US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the following improvements to the 2019 Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championship (Prix des States), and the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final. The schedule for Junior Weekend, held from October 10-13, has been adjusted. Pony Hunter under saddle classes...

Fuqua Wins Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Finals to Close Out 2019 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 11, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 2019 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm came to its conclusion on Sunday with the Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Finals taking center stage at the Alltech Arena. A total of 197 young athletes competed for the coveted title over a solid track designed by Jasen Shelley. A total of 20 riders with four from the small section, 10 from the medium section, and six from the large section returned for the second round over another challenging course....

Rush Wins USEF Pony Jumper Individual National Championship at 2019 USEF Pony Finals Presented By Collecting Gaits Farm; Overall Regular Hunter Pony Grand and Reserve Grand Champions Crowned; Lignelli Wins Medium Regular Hunter Pony National Championship presented by Sallee Horse Vans

by Ashley Swift & Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 10, 2019, 9:27 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – On Saturday at the 2019 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm (Pony Finals), the hunter sections concluded with EMC Entourage and Alexa Lignelli winning the Medium Hunter Pony National Championship. Maddie Tosh and Bit of Love were named Overall Regular Hunter Pony Grand Champions and Kat Fuqua and Prestige won Overall Regular Hunter Pony Reserve Grand Champion. Hallie Rush and Sky Miles won the USEF Pony Jumper Individual National Championship came to an...

Two Green Hunter Pony National Champions Crowned at 2019 USEF Pony Finals Presented By Collecting Gaits Farm; Zone 10 Wins Third Consecutive USEF Pony Jumper Team National Championship; EMC Entourage Leads Medium Regular Hunter Pony National Championship presented by Sallee Horse Vans

by Ashley Swift & Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 9, 2019, 10:18 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Friday at the 2019 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm (Pony Finals) may mean that the competition is halfway over, but the day was action packed! Zone 10 won the USEF Pony Jumper Team National Championship for the third year in a row and 13 pony jumper combinations are eligible to compete in the Individual Final. Baroness of Locheil and Maddie Tosh were crowned national champions in the Medium Green Hunter Pony National Championship and were named Overall...