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Final Short-Format Leg of the Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Wraps Up at Woodside; Entries Close Soon for East and West Coast Finals

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 22, 2021, 8:00 AM EST

Woodside, Calif. – The last of the short-format competitions in the Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge series took place October 7-10 in Woodside, California. Six horse-and-rider pairs contested the event, which is the last leg before the East and West Coast long-format finals take place in November. Pip Hayes and So Cool, winners of the Adequan/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge CCI2*-S at Woodside. ©Tina Fitch Photography In the CCI2*-S, Pip Hayes (Plymouth, Calif.)...

One-Week Bid Process Now Open for Week 19 CCI4*-L in 2022 on East Coast

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 21, 2021, 4:11 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - Following the cancellation of the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event for 2022, US Equestrian will open a one-week bid process to fill the date on the 2022 U.S. Eventing Calendar. Per the 2022 U.S. FEI Eventing Calendar Policies and Procedures , applications to host the CCI4*-L level during the 2022 competition season are accepted by invitation only. The bid process opens today, October 21, and closes October 29 at midnight EST for one competition on the East Coast to...

2021 United States Arabian and Half-Arabian National Championship Horse Show Returns to Tulsa

by Edited press release by the Arabian Horse Association | Oct 21, 2021, 11:39 AM EST

Aurora, Colo. – The Arabian Horse Association’s United States Arabian and Half-Arabian National Championship Horse Show (U.S. Nationals) is returning to Tulsa, Okla., from October 22-30, 2021, for another great year of competition! Returning to Tulsa for its 55 th year, U.S. Nationals will host exhibitors and horses from all over North America, competing in classes like country English pleasure, reined cow horse, hunter pleasure, and even halter. With almost 2,000 horses slated to...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Jumping Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup Vejer de la Frontera CSIO3* & FEI Jumping Nations Cup Vilamoura CSIO3*

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 18, 2021, 6:12 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Vejer de la Frontera CSIO3* in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain from October 28-31, 2021, and FEI Jumping Nations Cup Vilamoura CSIO3* in Vilamoura, Portugal, from November 17-21, 2021. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski at both competitions. The aim with these teams is to offer a competitive team experience for athlete/horse...

Plans Underway for 2022 Robert Dover USEF Horsemastership Clinic Week

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 18, 2021, 4:25 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that the 2022 Robert Dover USEF Horsemastership Clinic Week (RDHCW) will take place January 6-9, 2022, at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla. Twenty-four athletes will be invited to participate, including up to five wild card spots. Invitations have been extended to the following athletes: The highest-placed U.S. individual medalists from the 2021 FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) in the Young...

US Equestrian Prepares for 2022 Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida – Registration Now Open!

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 18, 2021, 10:00 AM EST

Join us January 13-15 on the Paradise Coast in sunny Naples, Florida US Equestrian has announced registration is now open for the 2022 USEF Annual Meeting to be held at Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Fla., from January 13-15, 2022. The 2022 USEF Annual Meeting will feature three days of meetings and conferences, as well as the Pegasus Awards Celebration on Thursday, January 13, and the SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards Celebration on Saturday, January 15. Register for the 2022 USEF...

Grace Debney Named Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final Champion

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 17, 2021, 10:02 PM EST

Harrisburg, Pa. - The country’s top equitation riders converged at Pennsylvania National Horse Show for the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final. A field of 223 athlete-and-horse combinations completed the first round, with 25 combinations called back by judges Tom Brennan, Emil Spadone, and Geoff Teall for the second round. A rare two work-offs took place before Grace Debney was named the champion. Grace Debney, 2021 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final Champion (Andrew...

Kurt Martin Is the 2021 USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Champion; Boyd Martin Takes the Win in the Inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 17, 2021, 10:00 PM EST

Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifestyle. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Elkton, Md. – At the conclusion of a historic week at Fair Hill, Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifetime became the 2021 USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Champions. In the first-ever running of the Maryland 5 Star CCI5*-L, it was Boyd Martin and On Cue wearing the tricolor after a nail-biting finish in Sunday’s jumping phase. USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship Kurt Martin (Marshall, Va.) and D.A. Lifetime, Debbie...

Hannah Hoch and Shariva Claim Individual Gold in Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 16, 2021, 9:36 PM EST

Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper Individual National Championship podium: gold to Hannah Hoch (center), silver to Natalie Jayne (left), and bronze to Taylor Kraft (right) (Andrew Ryback Photography) Harrisburg, Pa. – The Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships came to its conclusion on Saturday evening with the individual medals determined by a solid, technical track designed by Manuel Esparza (MEX). Twenty-three combinations returned for Phase III, the $10,000 Neue...

Kurt Martin Leads USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship; Oliver Townend Holds On to Lead in Maryland 5 Star

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 16, 2021, 8:00 PM EST

Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifetime. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Elkton, Md. – The threat of severe storms and heavy rain loomed over cross-country day at the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship and Maryland 5 Star, but sunny skies held almost all the way through every trip. Riders in both divisions had the opportunity to test the tough courses in favorable conditions, and the leaders from the dressage phase held on to their top spots heading into the final day of competition....