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Medium Regular Pony Hunters and Pony Jumper Individual Medals Garner Top Honors on Day Five at 2022 USEF Pony Final presented by Honor Hill Farms

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 13, 2022, 8:12 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . – Pony hunter and pony jumper competition came to a close on Saturday at the 2022 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms. The Medium Regular Pony Hunter National Championship presented by Pegasus Show Stable & San Marcos Training and the USEF Pony Jumper Individual National Championship crowned their title winners on another lovely day at Pony Finals. Aundrea Hillyard and Goldmark (Shawn McMillen Photography) After the conclusion of the final pony hunter...

Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team Hoists Bronze Medal in Orifarm Healthcare FEI World Para Dressage Championships at Herning 2022

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 13, 2022, 6:37 PM EST

Herning, Denmark – The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team captured the bronze medal in team competition to stand on the podium in the Orifarm Healthcare FEI World Para Dressage Championships at Herning 2022. The team finished on a final score of 225.335 behind Denmark who took silver on a 229.751. The Dutch team won their second consecutive FEI World Championship gold, finishing on a team total of 230.225. The Orifarm Healthcare FEI World Para Dressage Championship will conclude tomorrow...

NEWSFLASH - Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team Takes Bronze in Orifarm Healthcare FEI World Para Dressage Championships at Herning 2022

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 13, 2022, 9:48 AM EST

Herning, Denmark - The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team has secured the bronze medal in team competition at the Orifarm Healthcare FEI World Para Dressage Championships at Herning 2022. The team finsihed on a final team total of 225.335. The Netherlands took the gold on a score of 230.225, while Denmark took silver on a final score of 229.751. The team was led by Chef d'Equipe Michel Assouline and Team Leader Laureen Johnson. The team saw excellent rides from the four combinations over two...

USA Zone 4, and USA Zone 5/7 Capture Gold in Junior and Young Rider Team Competition at Gotham North FEI North American Youth Jumping Championships, presented by USHJA

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 12, 2022, 10:00 PM EST

Day three of the Gotham North FEI North American Youth Jumping Championships, presented by USHJA, invited Junior and Young Rider teams to take center stage and vie for their podium positions. Over two rounds, teams battled it out for top honors, but it was ultimately Zone 4, with team members Caroline Mawhinney (Wellington, Fla.), Ella Duffy (Alpharetta, Ga.), Hailey Royce (Wellington, Fla.), and Mia Albelo (Miami, Fla.), taking gold in the Junior Team Final. A combined team of athletes from...

Medium Green and Large Green Pony Hunters and Pony Jumper Team Medals Shine on Day Four at 2022 USEF Pony Final presented by Honor Hill Farms

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 12, 2022, 10:00 PM EST

JJ Torano and FPF Favor (Shawn McMillen Photography) Lexington, Ky . – A beautiful day was the backdrop for day four at the 2022 USEF Pony Final presented by Honor Hill Farms. Friday brought the first grand champion title of the 2022 Pony Finals with JJ Torano and FRF Favor earning the Overall Grand Champion Green Pony Hunter, while Alexa Elle Lignelli and Higher Love were the Overall Reserve Grand Green Pony Hunter. Champions were also crowned in the Medium Green and Large Green Pony...

Ella Fruchterman and Holts Le’mans Win Individual Junior Dressage Gold at FEI North American Youth Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 12, 2022, 9:00 PM EST

Traverse City, Mich. – At the midway point of the 2022 FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), Ella Fruchterman has already racked up a pair of gold medals in the Junior Dressage division. Ella Fruchterman and Holts Le'Mans. ©KGB Creative Group Fruchterman (West Lakeland, Minn.) and Holts Le’Mans, her own 2011 Danish Warmblood gelding, were part of the Region 4 team that won gold on Wednesday’s Junior Team Competition. On Friday, the pair clinched the...

Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team in the Hunt for Podium Finish with One More Combination to Ride

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 12, 2022, 5:09 PM EST

Herning, Denmark – The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team had a strong start to the first day of team competition and are firmly in the running for a podium position at the conclusion of team competition tomorrow. Kate Shoemaker and Quiana led the team off this morning, earning a 75.415 percent in Grade IV competition, followed by Beatrice de Lavalette and Sixth Sense, who earned a 73.235 percent in Grade II. Roxanne Trunnell and Fortunato H20, the youngest horse in the entire competition,...

Ward and Moggre Out of Individual Final After Tough Night Under the Lights in Herning

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 12, 2022, 5:04 PM EST

Herning, Denmark – Both McLain Ward & Brian Moggre saw their time in Herning come to an end this evening under the lights in Stutteri ASK Stadium after a tough championship week for the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team. Moggre and Balou du Reventon, finished with four jumping faults and a handful of time faults after a miscommunication on course, while Ward opted to retire Contagious midway through their round. The Agria FEI World Jumping Individual Final will conclude competition on Sunday,...

NAYC Dressage Dreams Realized for Lucinda Donaldson

by Lindsay Brock | Aug 12, 2022, 7:00 AM EST

Lucinda Donaldson and Audi. ©Andrew Ryback When 15-year-old Lucinda (Lucy) Donaldson gave her final salute in the opening junior dressage test of the 2022 FEI North American Youth Championship , it was the realization of dreams. The top-15 finish in her NAYC debut was an accomplishment for her, her horse Audi, and her entire family. Lucinda, who represents Region 1 from Parkesburg, Pa., is the daughter of equine vet Mark Donaldson and stepdaughter of USDF gold, silver and bronze medalist...

Canada and USA Zone 7 Claim Children’s and Pre-Junior Gold at 2022 Gotham North FEI North American Youth Championships for Jumping, presented by USHJA

by Tori Bilas | Aug 12, 2022, 6:30 AM EST

Children’s and Pre-Junior competitors took to the podium for the first time during team competition on Thursday at the Gotham North FEI North American Youth Championships for Jumping, presented by USHJA. Canada took the top spot on the first podium of the day, claiming gold in the Children’s Team Competition for teammates Taylor Wood, Livia Martin, Tristan Tobin, and Mathilde Candele. In the Pre-Junior division, Zone 7 claimed the top honors with Campbell Brown (Fayetteville, Ark.),...