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Gazelle and Pritchard Hill Win 2020 Horse of the Year Titles

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 16, 2021, 10:37 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to share that Gazelle, Robin Parsky and Kent Farrington’s 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, has been voted the 2020 International Horse of the Year and Pritchard Hill, Balmoral’s nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding, has been voted the 2020 National Horse of the Year by the USEF membership. Gazelle and Pritchard Hill were honored during the virtual USEF Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration presented by Alliant . International...

Kent Farrington and Tracy Fenney Named 2020 Equestrians of the Year

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 16, 2021, 10:27 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to share that Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) has been voted the 2020 International Equestrian of the Year and Tracy Fenney (Flower Mound, Texas) has been voted the 2020 National Equestrian of the Year by the USEF membership. Farrington and Fenney, along with many more outstanding equestrians, were recognized for their achievements during the virtual USEF Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration presented by Alliant . Kent Farrington...

Listen, Learn, and Lead Together: US Equestrian’s Growth and Goals for the Future

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 16, 2021, 9:00 PM EST

President Murray Kessler and President-Elect Tom O’Mara delivered the 2021 General Session presentation on Saturday afternoon celebrating the new heights equestrians have achieved in recent years and laying out the ambitious plans for continued growth and collaboration in the future behind the theme of Listen, Learn and Lead Together. Kessler looked back at how far US Equestrian and equestrian sport have come in the past four years, even with the challenges posed by 2020. O’Mara...

Building Pathways: The International Disciplines Council and USEF Sport Department

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 16, 2021, 8:00 PM EST

The International Disciplines Council (IDC) of the USEF oversees the eight FEI disciplines: dressage, eventing, jumping, para dressage, vaulting, combined driving, endurance, and reining. On Friday, January 15, Council Chair Joe Mattingly and members of the USEF Sport Department provided updates and answered member questions during a presentation as part of US Equestrian’s Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting . All disciplines are contending with the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and the resulting...

US Equestrian Welcomes Alliant Private Client as Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 USEF Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 15, 2021, 11:50 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce Alliant Private Client’s sponsorship of the USEF Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration at the 2021 USEF Virtual Annual Meeting. The celebration will take place on USEF Network at 7:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 16. The Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration is an annual recognition of the top performers across all USEF-recognized breeds and disciplines. The evening will conclude with the prestigious Horse...

Grassroots to Grand Champion: National Breeds and Disciplines Council 101 and Looking at the Year Ahead

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 15, 2021, 8:27 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The national breeds and non-FEI disciplines are a diverse group, represented within US Equestrian by the National Breeds and Disciplines Council (NBDC) and the National Sport department. “Grassroots to Grand Champion” explained the role of the NBDC, reviewed wins and challenges throughout 2020, and shared US Equestrian’s 2021 goals for the national breeds and non-FEI disciplines during the virtual 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting . Panelists included...

Member Feedback and Ideas Drive Discussion of Competition Landscape Improvements and Innovation

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 14, 2021, 2:23 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – As dialogue continues around USEF calendar management, Chief Executive Officer of US Equestrian Bill Moroney and President-Elect Tom O’Mara hosted an hour-long review of member feedback submitted to the USEF following the first Competitions & Conversations member discussion hosted in early December. As part of the 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting, Moroney and O’Mara reviewed member suggestions and comments, as well as the select results of the...

Ideas into Action & Keeping the USEF House in Order: A USEF Member Services Council Update

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 14, 2021, 10:15 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian Chief Executive Officer Bill Moroney was joined virtually by Shelley Campf Chairman of the Member Services Council, to kick off the 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting with an hour-long session focused on the work of the US Equestrian Member Services Council. The presentation provided an update to members and attendees on accomplishments of the organization in 2020 and outlined key goals for 2021. The Member Services Council (MSC) is comprised of individuals...

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Selected as Host Site for Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final and Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships from 2021-2023

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 14, 2021, 9:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) as the selected host site for the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final and Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships for the 2021-2023 competition seasons. In 2021, both championships will take place alongside PNHS competition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex from October 14-17. The 2021 edition of the PNHS will also celebrate the event’s 75 th anniversary. TaylorPence/US...

Here’s the Thing About Riding: Eight Takeaways from the 2021 USEF Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 12, 2021, 4:45 PM EST

Allison Nemeth and Tiko. Photo: Annan Hepner/Phelps Media Group Wellington, Fla. – Twenty of America’s top young dressage athletes had the opportunity to work with former U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover and other prominent coaches as part of the 2021 USEF Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week (RDHCW). This year’s program took place at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla., January 7-10. With a lifetime of...