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Arquilla Rides to USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final Win

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 16, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Kansas City, Mo. – The top saddle seat equitation riders in the U.S. faced a rigorous challenge on Saturday, November 16, as they competed for top honors in the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final at the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA)/American Royal National Championship Horse Show . Twelve of the 19 horse-and-rider combinations in the preliminary ride-offs were called back for the final round of competition by judges Kim Cowart (Statesville, N.C.), Michael Craghead...

Competitors Prepare for USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final

by Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 15, 2019, 11:02 AM EST

Kansas City, Mo. – The country’s top saddle seat equitation riders have arrived in Kansas City, Mo., for the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final this Saturday, Nov. 16. Held in Hale Arena during the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA)/American Royal National Championship Horse Show , the class will feature 19 horse-and-rider combinations who will go head-to-head in pursuit of the title. 2018 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final Champion Haley Berget Open to junior USEF members...

Annual Arabian and Half-Arabian U.S. National Championship Horse Show Hosts Nearly 1,800 Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 15, 2019, 8:00 AM EST

Tulsa, Okla. – Nearly 1,800 Arabian and Half-Arabian horses and their riders/drivers, owners, trainers, and support staff from every state and Canadian province made Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla., their home for two weeks during the annual Arabian Horse Association’s (AHA) Arabian and Half-Arabian U.S. National Championship Horse Show . Credited with bringing $104 million in economic impact to the city of Tulsa, second only to the Tulsa State Fair, AHA’s premier...

Participants Announced for 2020 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 14, 2019, 4:59 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the selected participants for the 10th annual 2020 Robert Dover Horsemastership Week (RDHW). The following individuals will partake in the three-day clinic from January 2-5, 2020, with former U.S. Dressage Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover at Equestrian Village, home of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla. Taylor Pence/US Equestrian Developed with the purpose of identifying the next generation of talent for the...

Contenders Unite for Shot at Inaugural USEF Endurance National Championship Titles

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 13, 2019, 1:05 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Broxton Bridge Plantation in Ehrhardt, S.C., will host the inaugural USEF Endurance National Championships. Running November 14-16, as part of the 2019 North American Endurance Championship event, combinations will vie for USEF National Champion and Reserve National Champion honors at the CEI1*/CEIYJ1* and CEI2*/CEIYJ2* levels. In addition, an unofficial FEI team competition will be integrated into the competition at the CEI1*/CEIYJ1* and CEI2*/CEIYJ2* levels to...

USEF Board of Directors Prohibits the Use of Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 13, 2019, 11:33 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors has voted to prohibit the use of Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) in horses competing in USEF-licensed competitions effective December 1, 2019. In early 2017, USEF convened a panel of industry experts to review MPA and its use in horses competing at USEF-licensed competitions. The MPA Panel (Panel) held a workshop and a town hall meeting to gather feedback from members and veterinarians and subsequently...

Champions Emerge at 2019 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®

by Edited press release from Yellow Horse Marketing for the US Dressage Finals | Nov 13, 2019, 7:36 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Every year, the nation’s top dressage horse-and-rider combinations gather at the Kentucky Horse Park for the United States Dressage Federation’s (USDF) US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® . Held November 7-10, the 2019 competition hosted more than 340 entries representing a 36 different states and traveling to Kentucky from as far as California . Vying for national titles, competitors riding a variety of breeds competed in Training Level through Grand...

Morgan Breed’s Grand National & World Championship Horse Show Wraps Up in Oklahoma City

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 12, 2019, 6:31 AM EST

Oklahoma City, Okla. – The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) welcomed nearly 1,000 Morgan horses to the 2019 Grand National & World Championship Horse Show®. Held at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., from October 12-19, the best of the breed competed in a wide range of disciplines and classes running in four rings concurrently. Horses were shown in divisions including pleasure driving, English pleasure, hunter pleasure, in-hand, park, Western pleasure, jumping,...

AON/USHJA National Championships Set to Begin at Las Vegas National Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 11, 2019, 2:52 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The second annual AON/United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) National Championships kick off this evening with the $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby Professional Section. The Championships will take place at South Point Equestrian Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., from November 11-17 in conjunction with The Las Vegas National Horse Show . Riders will compete for national titles and have an opportunity to earn Horse of the Year points in their sections. All competitors and...

Interscholastic Equestrian Association Becomes an Official USEF Educational Partner

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 7, 2019, 2:05 PM EST

Lexington, KY – US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), is extending our multi-year affiliation by becoming an Education Partner. This is an important addition to our expanding family of official Education Partners. A subset of the USEF Alliance Partner program, Education Partners are comprised of non-profit organizations whose mission is to provide opportunities for participation in equestrian sport to individuals attending scholastic...