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US Equestrian Announces 2020 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 9, 2019, 12:14 PM EST

Fulton, Mo. – Thirty-two aspiring team riders from 17 states competed in the U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Selection Trials at William Woods University on Saturday, December 7. Twenty athletes competed in the three-gaited section and 12 riders competed in the five-gaited section. Each phase consisted of one rail ride and one pattern ride on an unfamiliar horse. After impressive showings at the Selection Trials, 12 athletes were chosen to represent the United States at the 2020 Saddle...

US Equestrian Announces Updated Selection Structure for 2020 USEF Eventing 25 Program

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 6, 2019, 3:33 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the list of athletes who have been named to participate in an assessment of their skills prior to the 2020 USEF Eventing 25 Program selection. The USEF Eventing 25 Program offers athletes 25 years of age and under access to coaching and instruction, high intensity training sessions, and continued mentorship to further support the development of the Eventing High Performance Pathway and Program. The Eventing Performance Advisory Team...

Athletes Gearing Up for the 2020 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Selection Trials

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 6, 2019, 11:05 AM EST

Lexington, Ky . - Thirty-two top saddle seat equitation riders in the U.S. will converge at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., for the U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Selection Trials on Saturday, December 7. The athletes will be evaluated by the four-judge panel of Dwayne Knowles (Kutztown, Pa.), Fay Lowry (Ashland, Mo.), Sandy Sessink (Elyria, Ohio), and Richard Wright (Fox Lake, Ill.). After the Selection Trials are complete, six riders will be selected for each section for a team of...

Call for Media Credentials: 2020 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 5, 2019, 10:53 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2020 US Equestrian Annual Meeting will take place in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the Hilton West Palm Beach, January 8-11, 2020. Members of the media who would like to attend should submit a request for credentials by January 3, 2020. The US Equestrian Annual Meeting hosts committee meetings as well as the Pegasus Awards and Horse of the Year Awards, which wrap up the 2019 competition year across all breeds and disciplines. The 2020 edition will include panel discussions on...

US Equestrian Welcomes MOVE ‘N SEE / PIXIO and PIXEM as New Official Partner Through 2021

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 4, 2019, 2:02 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . – US Equestrian is pleased to announce an official partnership with MOVE ‘N SEE / PIXIO and PIXEM as the new Official Training Device of US Equestrian through 2021. MOVE ‘N SEE / PIXIO and PIXEM is a world-renowned indoor/outdoor remote camera supporting digital training and playback observation of training rides and lessons. MOVE ‘N SEE / PIXIO and PIXEM outdoor and indoor auto-follow robot cameras will be available for purchase through US...

2020 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships Announce Addition of Pre-Junior Jumping Championship to Competition Schedule

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 3, 2019, 10:35 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the addition of the inaugural Pre-Junior Jumping Championship to the competition schedule for the 2020 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) hosted at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival in Traverse City, Mich., from August 4-9, 2020. The Pre-Junior Jumper Championship is open to athletes FEI ages 14-16 and will offer championship competition at the 1.30m height, bridging the level of difficulty between the...

US Equestrian Reintroduces USEF/USDF Dressage Young Horse Emerging Program to Identify Top Talent for Future Elite Program Participation

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 27, 2019, 2:33 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . – US Equestrian has announced the restructuring of the USEF/USDF Dressage Young Horse Emerging Program as part of the U.S. Dressage Program, aimed to provide strategic support and educational opportunities for scouted and selected horses in each of the identified Young Horse divisions including Five, Six, and Seven-Year-Olds. The purpose of the program will not only provide new, structured developmental opportunities for young horses and allow for more accessible talent...

US Equestrian Announces Updates to Training Lists for U.S. Eventing Pathway Program

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 26, 2019, 3:46 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced updates to the Elite, Pre-Elite and Development Training Lists of U.S. Performance Director Erik Duvander’s U.S. Eventing Pathway Program. Full details on the Pathway Program, including selection criteria for the training lists, are available on the USEF website . “With just over eight months until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it is exciting to have many combinations that could up their game in the spring and show readiness to compete...

Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program Announces Updated Participant List

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 22, 2019, 3:39 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program has released the updated list of athlete-and-horse combinations selected to participate in the program. The Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program provides continued strategic developmental and educational opportunities for rising dressage athletes under the age of 25 in the United States. Led by USEF Dressage Youth Coach George Williams, the program, which continues to grow in stature and...

Iberian Horses Win National Titles at IALHA National Championship Horse Show

by Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 22, 2019, 9:05 AM EST

Fort Worth, Texas – The International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association (IALHA) made the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, their home for the 2019 IALHA National Championship Horse Show . From November 5-9, more than 90 of the country’s top purebred and part-bred Andalusian and Lusitano horses were presented in a variety of classes, including halter, native tack and attire, dressage, Western pleasure, saddle seat, and more. The judging panel of Dinah Babcock...