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All Ears: Caring for Your Horse’s Ears

by Margaret Buranen | Dec 4, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

Mother Nature designed horses’ ears to be pretty much self-cleaning. She worked on the principle of preventing a problem, rather than correcting it. “In most situations, the normal amount of hair a horse has in its ears keeps debris out and the ears stay clean,” explained Dr. Nimet Browne of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute , in Lexington, Ky. Photo: AdobeStock/Mark But if you do clean your horse’s ears, Browne recommends doing it “not more often than once a week....

Abigail McArdle and Victorio 5 Earn $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship Title at Holiday & Horses Show

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 2, 2018, 6:19 PM EST

Wellington, Fla . – The $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at the Holiday & Horses Show came to an exciting conclusion on Sunday. The U25 athletes competed in the $25,000 two-round competition over Anthony D'Ambrosio’s two challenging tracks in the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s International Arena as the final leg of the national championship. Abigail McArdle and Victorio 5 claimed top honors after three days of competition against...

McKayla Langmeier and Durosa W Claim Second Leg of $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at Holiday & Horses Show

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 30, 2018, 7:05 PM EST

Wellington, Fla . – The $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at the Holiday & Horses Show continued on Friday with the $15,000 jump-off competition. The U25 athletes tackled Anthony D'Ambrosio’s big track in the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s International Arena for the second competition of the national championship. Four combinations made it to the jump-off, and McKayla Langmeier and Durosa W rode away with the win. McKayla Langmeier and...

Samantha Cohen and Carmen Win First Leg of $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at Holiday & Horses Show

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 29, 2018, 5:40 PM EST

Wellington, Fla . – The $10,000 faults-converted competition started off the $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship on Thursday at the Holiday & Horses Show. The U25 athletes delivered quick rounds over Anthony D'Ambrosio’s course in the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s International Arena. Samantha Cohen and Carmen sped to the lead, winning the first competition and putting them at the top of the overall leaderboard. Samantha Cohen and Carmen...

US Equestrian Opens Bid Window for the 2020 and 2021 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 29, 2018, 10:58 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is now accepting bids for the 2020 and 2021 Dressage National Championships, hosted as the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. These championships include the USEF Grand Prix National Championships, USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championships, USEF Brentina Cup Dressage National Championships, USEF Junior Rider Dressage National Championships, USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championships, USEF Pony Rider National Championships, USEF Children...

Up-and-Coming Athletes Set for $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at Holiday & Horses Show

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 28, 2018, 3:55 PM EST

Wellington, Fla . – The $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship is ready to begin at the Holiday & Horses Show in the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s International Arena. The championship’s fourth edition will run from November 29 to December 2. Athletes between the ages of 16 and 25 will compete in three competitions with fences up to 1.50 meters in height in hopes of claiming top honors. Abigail McArdle competing in the $100,000 USEF U25 Show...

USEF Announces New Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Status for Pergolide Administration Effective December 1, 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 27, 2018, 11:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - Pergolide has been the mainstay treatment of Equine Cushing’s disease, also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), for several decades. Due to the class of drug that pergolide represents, it is a prohibited substance under Federation Equestre International (FEI) and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) rules. Currently, under USEF GR411 Conditions For Therapeutic Administrations of Prohibited Substances, pergolide can be administered, but requires a...

AON/USHJA National Championships Wrap Up in Las Vegas

by Edited Press Release from the United States Hunter Jumper Association | Nov 21, 2018, 11:11 AM EST

Las Vegas, Nev. – The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) hosted the first ever AON/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W from November 13-18. Throughout the week, USHJA members earned national championship titles, participated in free educational seminars, and enjoyed the electric Las Vegas atmosphere. The inaugural event hosted riders as they vied for national championship titles and the 26 medals, 1,450 ribbons, 34 horse coolers, 70 sponsor awards,...

2018 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Equestrian Team Awards Added to Pegasus Awards Ceremony at 2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – New to the Pegasus Awards celebratory evening, the 2018 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Equestrian Team Awards will be presented Thursday evening, January 10 at US Equestrian’s Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. US Equestrian’s Pegasus Awards honor some of the great men and women of equestrian sport, including the Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Equestrian of the Year, Junior Equestrian of the Year, Youth Sportsman Award, and many other prestigious...

Maggie Hill: Multi-Disciplinary Approach Paying Off

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Nov 20, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

Maggie Hill on O'Ryan at the 2018 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Photo: Brenda Carpenter Photography Maggie Hill is only 16, but she’s already got a wealth of experience with several different disciplines. Hill recently took the reserve championship in the Pennsylvania National Horse Show’s large junior hunter, 15 and under, section aboard Stella Styslinger’s Cassanto. Her other successes this year also included a championship in the Devon Horse Show and Country...