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US Equestrian Prepares for 2022 Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida – Registration Now Open!

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 18, 2021, 10:00 AM EST

Join us January 13-15 on the Paradise Coast in sunny Naples, Florida US Equestrian has announced registration is now open for the 2022 USEF Annual Meeting to be held at Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Fla., from January 13-15, 2022. The 2022 USEF Annual Meeting will feature three days of meetings and conferences, as well as the Pegasus Awards Celebration on Thursday, January 13, and the SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards Celebration on Saturday, January 15. Register for the 2022 USEF...

Grace Debney Named Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final Champion

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 17, 2021, 10:02 PM EST

Harrisburg, Pa. - The country’s top equitation riders converged at Pennsylvania National Horse Show for the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final. A field of 223 athlete-and-horse combinations completed the first round, with 25 combinations called back by judges Tom Brennan, Emil Spadone, and Geoff Teall for the second round. A rare two work-offs took place before Grace Debney was named the champion. Grace Debney, 2021 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final Champion (Andrew...

Kurt Martin Is the 2021 USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Champion; Boyd Martin Takes the Win in the Inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 17, 2021, 10:00 PM EST

Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifestyle. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Elkton, Md. – At the conclusion of a historic week at Fair Hill, Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifetime became the 2021 USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Champions. In the first-ever running of the Maryland 5 Star CCI5*-L, it was Boyd Martin and On Cue wearing the tricolor after a nail-biting finish in Sunday’s jumping phase. USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship Kurt Martin (Marshall, Va.) and D.A. Lifetime, Debbie...

Hannah Hoch and Shariva Claim Individual Gold in Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 16, 2021, 9:36 PM EST

Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper Individual National Championship podium: gold to Hannah Hoch (center), silver to Natalie Jayne (left), and bronze to Taylor Kraft (right) (Andrew Ryback Photography) Harrisburg, Pa. – The Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships came to its conclusion on Saturday evening with the individual medals determined by a solid, technical track designed by Manuel Esparza (MEX). Twenty-three combinations returned for Phase III, the $10,000 Neue...

Kurt Martin Leads USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship; Oliver Townend Holds On to Lead in Maryland 5 Star

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 16, 2021, 8:00 PM EST

Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifetime. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Elkton, Md. – The threat of severe storms and heavy rain loomed over cross-country day at the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship and Maryland 5 Star, but sunny skies held almost all the way through every trip. Riders in both divisions had the opportunity to test the tough courses in favorable conditions, and the leaders from the dressage phase held on to their top spots heading into the final day of competition....

Zone 4 Clinches Gold in Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championship

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 15, 2021, 11:49 PM EST

Harrisburg, Pa. – The juniors displayed excellent riding in Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper Prix des States Team National Championship on Friday evening. Eight teams competed in the modified Nations Cup competition, with four teams finishing the first round on zero faults. Six teams returned for the second round, and the pressure was on for the athletes to deliver for their teams. Under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Kim Land, Zone 4 maintained their composure to clinch the team gold...

Top Spots on the Leaderboard Remain Unchanged After Day Two of Dressage at 2021 USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship and Maryland 5 Star

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 15, 2021, 9:00 PM EST

Daniel Clasing and Olney Uncle Sam. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Elkton, Md. – The final 25 combinations completed their dressage tests on Friday morning at the 2021 USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship, and the top three from Thursday held their ground on the leaderboard with Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifetime keeping the lead. In the Maryland 5 Star, Great Britain’s Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class kept the top spot, but Friday brought a shakeup to the rest of the top...

Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifetime Lead the Standings After Day One of the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championships; Maryland 5 Star Kicks Off Its Inaugural Run

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 14, 2021, 11:00 PM EST

Elkton, Md. – Competition officially kicked off on Thursday at the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship and Maryland 5 Star CCI5*-L with the first half of the entries completing their dressage tests. Both events are taking place at the new facilities at Fair Hill International, a longtime home of world-class eventing. Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifetime. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship Caroline Martin (Miami Beach, Fla.) and Sherrie...

USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship and Maryland 5 Star Set to Begin at Fair Hill International

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 13, 2021, 6:00 PM EST

©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Elkton, Md. – A field of 50 competitors are set to ride for a National Championship title this week at the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship at Fair Hill International. All horses presented during the first horse inspection on Wednesday passed and will complete their dressage tests on Thursday and Friday before tackling Ian Stark’s new cross-country course on Saturday. Adding to the excitement, this year Fair Hill is also home to the...

Juniors Aim for Titles in Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships and Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 13, 2021, 5:30 PM EST

Harrisburg, Pa. - The top junior competitors from around the country are set to compete in two prestigious events for national championship honors October 14-17 at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. The jumpers will take to the Harrisburg Coliseum of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center on Thursday through Saturday for the Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships. The equitation riders will close out the weekend in the Harrisburg Coliseum with the Dover...