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US Equestrian Announces 2021 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 28, 2020, 10:43 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian invites dressage riders to apply for the wildcard spots at the 2021 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week (RDHCW). The annual program is planned to take place at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla., in January 2021, with exact dates to be announced soon. The purpose of the RDHCW is to identify and develop the next generation of U.S. Dressage Team talent. Throughout the week, participants receive expert instruction on a variety of...

FEI Suspends UAE National Federation for Rules Violations

by Fédération Équestre Internationale – Communications Department Communications Department | Sep 25, 2020, 2:29 PM EST

Lausanne (SUI), September 25, 2020 - The FEI Board has suspended the National Federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following a detailed investigation into the circumstances around two National Endurance Events (CEN) in January and February 2020 - the Sheikh Mohammed Cup and The President's Cup – that should have been held as International Endurance Events (CEIs) as the number of foreign athletes far exceeded the quota permitted for National Events. Given the serious nature of...

US Equestrian Announces Combinations for and 2020 FEI Driving World Championship for Singles

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 24, 2020, 3:37 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the horse-and-athlete combinations who will compete at the 2020 FEI Driving World Championship for Singles, which is set to take place in Pau, France from October 21-26, 2020. The combinations selected to the U.S. Driving Team for the 2020 FEI Driving World Championships for Singles are as follows (in alphabetical order): Taylor Bradish (Windsor, S.C.) and Katydid Duchess, an 11-year-old Welsh Pony Cross mare owned by Jennifer Matheson Jennifer...

Arabian and Half-Arabian Horses Put Best Foot Forward at AHA Sport Horse Nationals

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 21, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Nampa, Idaho – The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) is celebrating the beauty and versatility of the Arabian horse this week at the 2020 Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show from September 22-26 at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. Celebrating its 18 th anniversary, this unique show is currently the only sport horse competition offered by a breed association. With around 120 different classes across three rings, including dressage , speed jumper , and...

Skylar Wireman Shines at 2020 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 20, 2020, 10:46 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – A talented group of athletes demonstrated their skills over two days of competition at the 2020 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Once the final phase concluded on Sunday, 15-year-old Skylar Wireman was declared the champion. Wireman (Bonsall, Calif.) was able to climb to the top of leaderboard with the help of Hot Pants, Haven Farms’ 22-year-old KWPN gelding,...

US Equestrian Announces Virtual Program Observation Events for Dressage

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 18, 2020, 1:21 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – As part of its mission to identify and support up-and-coming athletes, USEF Dressage coaching staff will conduct a series of Virtual Observation Events to take place in October. These events are open to new athlete/horse combinations in three categories: Development (U25, Small Tour through Grand Prix) Youth (FEI Junior and Young Rider age) Young Horse (Four- to Seven-year-old horses) Selected athletes will receive feedback from the USEF coaching staff, and...

Young Talent Ready for 2020 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 18, 2020, 9:07 AM EST

Emma Reichow, the 2019 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals-West champion, riding Campitello 5 (Andrea Evans/US Equestrian) Lexington, Ky . – Up-and-coming youth athletes will demonstrate their skills at the 2020 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West held from September 19-20 at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Blenheim Equisports International Jumping Festival will host the prestigious national...

US Equestrian Members Receive 10% Discount on the NIGHTWATCH® Smart Halter™

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 16, 2020, 2:50 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian members can now take advantage of a 10% discount on the innovative NIGHTWATCH ® smart halter ™ through a new MemberPerk using promo code USEF10 at checkout. The NIGHTWATCH ® smart halter ™ is a predictive health wearable that provides automated alerts for early intervention of distress, while the NIGHTWATCH ® mobile App (iOS, Android) provides objective insight for more informed decision making regarding a horse’s health,...

USEF Competitions Update: Wildfires and Air Quality Impacting the West Coast

by US Equestrian Competitions Department | Sep 15, 2020, 3:26 PM EST

The 2020 competition year continues to challenge everyone in the equestrian community. Now, the impacts initially caused by the pandemic are being amplified on the West Coast due to the tragic wildfires affecting the states of California, Oregon and Washington. In light of these devastating wildfires, concerns over air quality are ever-present since both humans and equines can be equally impacted. USEF believes the decision by organizers to operate, suspend, or cancel competitions due to...

PFHA Grand National Championship Show Celebrates Paso Fino’s Athleticism and Heritage

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 13, 2020, 8:48 AM EST

Perry, Ga. – The Paso Fino Horse Association's (PFHA) Grand National Championship Show kicks off on Monday, September 14, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga. The Grand National delivers six days of world-class competition featuring the best Paso Fino horses in the nation. From September 14-19, professional, amateur, and youth riders will exhibit these unique, naturally gaited horses, all competing for the glory of the title of champion. These elite horses are showcased...