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Applications Now Open for US Equestrian Higher Education Scholarship for High School Seniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 3, 2023, 2:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2023 Higher Education Equestrian Scholarship . This program provides five $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are committed to furthering their equestrian skills and knowledge while in college. ©Ashley Swift/US Equestrian Applicants must have a current competing or subscriber membership with US Equestrian and be a graduating high school senior preparing to enter...

In Memoriam: James “Jimmy” C. Wofford

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 3, 2023, 9:00 AM EST

James "Jimmy" C. Wofford (US Equestrian Archives) James “Jimmy” C. Wofford had a profound influence on the shaping of equestrian sport as we know it today. He was a complete horseman, focused and skilled competitor, and a “teacher’s teacher” who will be remembered for his humor, charm, and wit. Wofford was born into an equestrian family on November 3, 1944, in Junction City, Kansas. His father, Col. John W. Wofford, competed for the U.S. Jumping Team at the 1932...

US Equestrian and Toklat Announce Continued Partnership; Toklat Remains Official Saddle Pad Supplier of US Equestrian

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 2, 2023, 9:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Toklat, the Official Saddle Pad Supplier of US Equestrian, and an Official Supplier of U.S. Equestrian Teams. Additionally, Toklat will continue to offer all US Equestrian members a 15% discount through an exclusive MemberPerk. Toklat manufactures and distributes equestrian gear and apparel through several popular brands including Irideon®, Woof Wear, Myler Bits, Roeckl Gloves, and many more. US...

Debbie McDonald to Continue Support of U.S. Dressage High Performance Program with Appointment as Technical Advisor Through Paris 2024 Olympic Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 1, 2023, 4:05 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the return of Debbie McDonald to the U.S. Dressage Program in the role of Technical Advisor to lead and oversee training preparation for Elite combinations through the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. McDonald served as Technical Advisor for the U.S. Dressage Program from 2019 through 2021, culminating with a historic silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. McDonald’s responsibilities will be designated specifically to training...

New Minimum Eligibility Requirements for National Levels

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 1, 2023, 9:00 AM EST

Dear U.S. Eventing Athletes, As the 2023 season gears up, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the new Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER) for national levels. All MER specifications can be found in Appendix 3 of the USEF Rulebook . All Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER), except Classic Three-day Events, must be obtained within a 4-year period. One MER must be obtained within 12 weeks of the event for which it is needed when moving from one level to the next. E.g.,...

Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team Starts the Season Strong at Wellington CPEDI3* at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Week 3

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications | Jan 30, 2023, 11:00 AM EST

Wellington, Fla. – The Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team kicked off the 2023 competition season with a team win at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Week 3 CPEDI3*, posting a total score of 434.813. Team member Beatrice de Lavalette (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Sixth Sense, Elizabeth and Nicolas de Lavalette’s 2010 Oldenburg gelding, won first place individually in the CPEDI3*. (L-R) Roxanne Trunnell, Beatrice de Lavalette, Michel Assouline, Kate Shoemaker, Rebecca Hart....

US Equestrian Announces Continued Partnership with Hodges Badge Company, the Official Ribbon Supplier of USEF

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 27, 2023, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the continuation of its partnership with Hodges Badge Company for 2023. Hodges has renewed their support as the Official Ribbon Supplier of US Equestrian through the 2026 competition season. “We are so appreciative of Hodges Badge Company’s ongoing partnership and support of US Equestrian,” said US Equestrian CEO Bill Moroney. “Hodges is known for their quality products and excellent customer service, and we...

US Equestrian Announces Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team for Wellington CPEDI3* at Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Week 3

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 25, 2023, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the four athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the Adequan ® U.S. Para Dressage Team at the Wellington CPEDI3*. The CPEDI3* will take place January 26, 28, and 29, 2023, at the Adequan ® Global Dressage Festival Week 3. The following combinations are listed in alphabetical order: Beatrice de Lavalette (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Sixth Sense , a 2010 Oldenburg gelding owned by Elizabeth & Nicolas de Lavalette...

USEF Board of Directors Elects Judy Werner as Vice President, Welcomes Ellie Brimmer as New Director, Approves First Trimester FL and CA Resolutions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 25, 2023, 10:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The USEF Board of Directors met on Saturday, January 14, at the 2023 US Equestrian Annual Meeting in Lexington, Ky. During the meeting, Judy Werner was elected Vice President and Ellie Brimmer was added as an athlete representative. Judy Werner (Waterloo, Ill.) brings a long history of service in US Equestrian governance, having served on numerous committees and councils, including as Vice President of the Executive Committee, Hearing Committee Co-Chair, Audit Committee...

Proposed Amendment to Bylaw 203 will be Considered by the USEF Board of Directors at the February 13, 2023 Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 24, 2023, 4:00 PM EST

Following Annual Meeting and a review of requirements for foreign athletes competing in USEF national competitions as well as USEF athletes competing in foreign national competitions, an amendment to Bylaw 203 has been proposed requiring all foreign athletes wishing to compete in USEF national competitions to comply with USEF membership requirements. The proposed amendment to the USEF Bylaw 203 will be considered by the USEF Board of Directors following a 21-day consultation period during which...