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Hart and Collier Lead the Standings After Day One at 2020 Adequan®/USEF Para Dressage National Championship

by Leslie Potter, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 23, 2020, 10:57 PM EST

Rebecca Hart and El Corona Texel. Photo: Susan Packer Mill Spring, N.C. – Competitors in the 2020 Adequan®/USEF Para Dressage National Championship took to the show ring at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on Friday to complete their FEI Para Team Tests. At the end of the first day of competition, Rebecca Hart (Wellington, Fla.) and Rowan O’Riley’s 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding El Corona Texel led the standings in the CPEDI3* National Championship, scoring a...

2020 Adequan®/USEF Para Dressage National Championship Kicks Off in Tryon

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 23, 2020, 12:30 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – All 19 horses presented to the ground jury on Thursday afternoon for the 2020 Adequan®/USEF Para Dressage National Championship and Tryon Fall 3 CPEDI3* passed the initial inspection and will continue on to the competition beginning Friday at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). The competition will continue through Sunday, October 25, crowning a new Adequan®/USEF Para Dressage National Champion at the conclusion. Athletes will perform the FEI Para...

Nine Days of Competition Ahead at U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 22, 2020, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – This week, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) will host some of the country's top Arabian horses to the highly anticipated U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show . From October 23-31, competition will be held across three arenas at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla. Competitive sessions start at 8:00 a.m. CT every day. View the complete class schedule here . Image description: Smiling Western rider leans down to pet her bay Arabian horse after...

US Equestrian Announces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 20, 2020, 5:40 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that it has published a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan outlining 10 strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in equestrian sport. These strategies seek to ensure a welcoming environment for people from traditionally under-represented and under-served communities, and evolve US Equestrian’s policies and practices to create a more inclusive sport for all participants and fans. Ten Strategies to...

Elli Yeager & Copperfield 39 Victorious in 2020 Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search – East

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 18, 2020, 5:03 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – Elli Yeager (18) and Copperfield 39 topped the leaderboard following four phases and three days of competition at the 2020 Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search – East hosted at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Ava Stearns (19) of Chilmark, Mass. and Acer K, a nine-year-old Warmblood gelding owned by North Run, secured reserve champion honors for the second year in a row, while Zayna Rizvi (15) of Wellington, Fla. and Finnick, a 14-year-old...

US Equestrian Announces Teams for 2020 Adequan® USEF Futures Team Challenge – West Coast

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 16, 2020, 4:35 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the horse-and-athlete combinations selected to compete at the 2020 Adequan USEF Futures Team Challenge – West Coast held at Galway Downs in Temecula, Calif., from Oct. 29-Nov. 1. The format of the Adequan USEF Futures Team Challenge provides an opportunity for eventing athletes to gain valuable team competition experience in an unofficial team scenario on home soil at the CCI3* and CCI4* levels. The teams will be coached by Erik Duvander,...

US Equestrian Announces Eventing Competition Grant Recipients for 2020

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 16, 2020, 2:20 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Four eventing athletes have been awarded partial grants to provide financial support for their travel to CCI4*-L competitions in the fall of 2020. The recipients of the Land Rover/USEF National Competition Grants are: Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Penn.) and Luke 140 , a nine-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate; and Long Island T , a 14-year-old Oldenburg/Thoroughbred owned by the Long Island T Syndicate Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Penn.) and Fernhill...

Adequan® Returns as Title Sponsor of the 2020 Adequan/USEF Para Dressage National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 15, 2020, 1:20 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian welcomes the return of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) as the title sponsor of the 2020 Adequan/USEF Para Dressage National Championship, which is set to take place October 22-25 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. Additionally, Adequan® proudly supports U.S. para dressage athletes as the sponsor of the Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team. “We’re honored to be part of showcasing the elite talent of...

Sarah Reitz and Yvette Harris Claim USEF Intermediate Combined Driving National Championships at Garden State CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 11, 2020, 4:40 PM EST

Allentown, N.J. – The Garden State CDE hosted an exciting weekend of competition at The Horse Park of New Jersey, highlighted by two USEF Intermediate Combined Driving National Championship divisions. The combinations put forth valiant efforts in their quest for national championship titles. As competition came to a close on Sunday, Sarah Reitz and Yvette Harris were crowned national champions in their respective divisions. USEF Intermediate Single Horse Combined Driving National...

Taylor Griffiths-Madden Wins Gold in 2020 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | Oct 11, 2020, 1:08 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – The weather did not dampen the competitive spirit of 205 riders as they entered the Blue Ridge Arena to compete in the 2020 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal National Championship. Edging out much of the field to be one of 25 for the final call back, Taylor Griffiths-Madden had the ride of a lifetime aboard Mac One III to secure gold. “This is my last medal final, and we drove here from Ohio with my horse Mac One III. I was just hoping to have a solid last...