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Four USEF Intermediate Combined Driving National Champions Crowned at Tryon Fall CDE

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 29, 2022, 3:00 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – Drivers in four intermediate divisions competed for USEF Combined Driving National Championships at the Tryon International Equestrian Center last week. Single and pair horses and ponies were in the spotlight across three phases of competition. Anna Coopman and Chandler Creek Eclipse. ©Sharon Packer Photography Intermediate Single Pony Anna Koopman (Middleburg, Va.) and Chandler Creek Eclipse, her own 2010 Morgan gelding, took an early lead in the Intermediate...

Up-and-Coming Athletes Gain Experience at 2022 FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 28, 2022, 4:40 PM EST

Kronenberg, the Netherlands – The U.S. Young Rider and Junior Teams stepped onto the world stage at the 2022 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth Final in Kronenberg, the Netherlands, from September 20-25. The youth athletes gained valuable experience competing alongside their peers from around the globe. The teams competed in Nations Cup-style classes, offering educational opportunities while being guided by Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski. Zayna Rizvi and Exquise du Pachis, members of the U....

USEF Ukraine Relief Fund Helps Deliver $100,000 in Veterinary Medical Supplies

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 28, 2022, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. — Following a call for aid coordinated by the Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation (UEF-CF), the FEI Solidarity Relief Fund with financial help from the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) purchased equine medicines and veterinary supplies for distribution to Ukrainian veterinarians. The total value of the donated medical supplies is $100,000, and the supplies include aid for emergency cases, including colic, infections, lameness, and other common...

USEF Board of Directors Approves Modifications to Show Pass Rules Effective 12/1/22

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 27, 2022, 4:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - In support of action taken at the Mid-Year Board meeting, the USEF Board of Directors approved an Extraordinary Rule change to GR 202.1 Membership Requirements amending the approved use of Show Passes effective 12/1/22. These changes were adopted to streamline the membership process and further support safety, education, awareness, and accountability amongst coaches, trainers, and parents. Key changes to the rule are: Non-member participants in the role of riders, drivers,...

U.S. Contingent Announced for 2022 FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championship for Young Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 27, 2022, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations that will compete at the 2022 FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championship for Young Horses. The event will take place Oct. 20-23 at Le Lion d’Angers, France. The following athlete-and-horse combinations are listed in alphabetical order: CH-M-YH-CCI3*-L: Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) with Denim , a 2015 Holsteiner gelding owned by Caroline Moran, Ann Lapides, and Neill Sites Liz...

Ella Dyson Wins 2022 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 26, 2022, 8:00 AM EST

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – After four phases of challenging competition at the 2022 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West, Ella Dyson (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) took first place riding Cetello. Ella Dyson and Cetello. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Dyson started her partnership with Cetello, a 2007 Holsteiner gelding owned by Constance and Elisa Broz, ahead of the 2021 Finals, where she finished as Reserve Champion. This year, the pair earned good...

Chester Weber and Team Finish Eighth to Conclude 2022 FEI Driving World Championships for Four-in-Hands at Pratoni 2022

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 25, 2022, 4:54 PM EST

Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy – Chester Weber (Ocala, Fla.) and team concluded the 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Four-in-Hands finishing in eighth place overall after the completing their final phase of cones on the grass at Centro Equestre Federale. The team added nine faults to their overnight combined score, and finished the course in 208.04 seconds, for a final competition total of 175.90. The final day of competition saw 36 teams complete the cones course designed by Josef...

Weber and Team Hold Fourth Place Overnight Heading into Final Day of 2022 FEI Driving World Championships for Four-in-Hand After Exciting Marathon Competition

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 24, 2022, 9:02 AM EST

Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy – Chester Weber and his team finished ninth individually after the marathon phase today and will contest the final phase of competition tomorrow, eyeing a podium finish to conclude their week at the 2022 FEI Driving World Championships for Four-in-Hands, where they currently sit in fourth overall. The team completed Phase A of the marathon and Phase B, featuring eight different obstacles, for a total score of 159.88. Chester Weber and team on marathon at Pratoni...

2022 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West Underway

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 23, 2022, 5:00 PM EST

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Twenty-three athletes completed the first phase of competition at the 2022 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West on Friday, kicking off a weekend of competition designed to showcase young riders with a promising future in the sport. Nicole McMillion and Campitello 5. ©McCool Photography After a warm-up round in which entrants have 90 seconds to practice over jumps, the competitors completed the flatwork phase of the...

US Equestrian Announces the Appointment of David O’Connor to the New Position of Chief of Sport

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 22, 2022, 2:30 PM EST

Lexington, KY- US Equestrian (USEF) announces the appointment of David O’Connor to the newly created position of Chief of Sport beginning October 3, 2022. O’Connor, a decorated Olympian, is no stranger to US Equestrian, having earned individual gold and team bronze medals in Eventing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics and a team silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Additionally, David served as the USEF President from 2004 to 2012 and currently serves on the FEI Board...