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US Equestrian Saddened by Loss of Crackerjack at the Les Etoiles De Pau CCI4*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 28, 2017, 1:51 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - It is with great sadness that US Equestrian, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), and Les Etoiles De Pau announce that Crackerjack, ridden by Boyd Martin and owned and bred by Lucy Boynton was humanely euthanized today as a result of an accident while competing on October 28, 2017, during the Les Etoiles De Pau CCI4* in Pau, France. The 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding had nearly completed the cross-country phase and was entering the arena when he took a...

US Equestrian Announces Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 Program Participants for 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 27, 2017, 8:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The US Equestrian (USEF) Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the following athletes for the Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 program for 2018. The Emerging Athletes List designates athletes with the potential to evolve into future team candidates. “We look at each rider’s resume and videos, and in many cases we have seen them ride in person,” said Mike Huber, Chairman of the USEF Eventing Sport Committee and Emerging Athlete Working Group....

Morgan Horse Breed Celebrated In Oklahoma City

by American Morgan Horse Association | Oct 26, 2017, 11:17 AM EST

Shelburne, Vt. — The best of the best in the Morgan breed was celebrated at the 2017 edition of the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show®, held October 7-14. Since 1973, this show has represented the pinnacle of achievement in the Morgan horse world . More than 1,000 of the world's finest Morgan horses from across the United States and Canada met in Oklahoma City, Okla., to compete in over 300 classes for $400,000-plus in prize money. Photo by Howard...

When to Worry About Coughs

by Heather Smith Thomas for EQUUS Magazine | Oct 24, 2017, 3:00 PM EST

This article originally appeared in EQUUS magazine , a media partner of US Equestrian. Any horse will cough occasionally, particularly if he catches a noseful of dusty air or gets a bit of debris in his airway while he’s eating or drinking. That’s just a normal sign of a healthy airway keeping itself clean. Sometimes, however, coughing is an early sign of illness or that your horse is developing an inflammatory condition, such as heaves, that will respond better when treated...

Hutchins-Kristen Earns Wire-to-Wire Victory in USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship; Scheltema Scores Top Honors in USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 22, 2017, 10:56 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 2017 Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park saw impressive performances from the CCI1* competitors from October 19-21. The combinations headed into Saturday’s show jumping phase hoping for a strong finish. Bethany Hutchins-Kristen and Geluk HVF led from start to finish in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship for the Richard Collins Trophy, while Elizabeth Scheltema and Bill Owen rose to the top of the leaderboard in the USEF...

Hutchins-Kristen Maintains Lead after Cross-Country in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship; Pierce Remains on Top in USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 20, 2017, 7:44 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Competitors took on Jay Hambly’s cross-country course at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday for the second day of competition at the 2017 Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event. Bethany Hutchins-Kristen and Geluk HVF (Photo Courtesy of Xpress Foto) Bethany Hutchins-Kristen (Dryden, Mich.) held on to her lead in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship with Geluk HVF, the six-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion she owns with Marian Hutchins. They jumped double-clear in...

Hutchins-Kristen Takes the Lead after Dressage in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship; Pierce Sitting on Top of USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 19, 2017, 8:23 PM EST

Bethany Hutchin-Kristen and Geluk HVF (Photos Courtesy of Xpress Foto) Lexington, Ky. – Competitors took to the dressage arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on Thursday for the first day of competition at the 2017 Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event. Bethany Hutchins-Kristen (Dryden, Mich.) leads after the dressage phase in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship aboard Geluk HVF, the six-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion she owns with Marian Hutchins, with a score of 42.2. Andrew Walker...

Arabian Horses Return to Tulsa for the 2017 U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show

by The Arabian Horse Association/US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 19, 2017, 1:30 PM EST

Aurora, Colo. – The Arabian Horse Association’s (AHA) flagship event returns to Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla., October 20-28 for their 51 st annual U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (U.S. Nationals). Ranking as the AHA’s most prestigious North American championship, the event draws nearly 1,800 Arabian and Half-Arabian horses and their amateur and professional riders and handlers, who will compete in 197 classes ranging from reining and...

US Equestrian Opens Bid Window for the 2018 and 2019 Dressage National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 19, 2017, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is now accepting bids for the 2018 and 2019 Dressage National Championships. These championships include the USEF Grand Prix and Intermediaire I Dressage National Championships, USEF Brentina Cup Dressage National Championships Presented by Dressage Today®, USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships, USEF Pony Rider and Children Dressage National Championships, Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse National Championships, and the USEF...

Athletes Ready to Compete at the 2017 Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 18, 2017, 9:57 PM EST

Alexandra Green and Fernhill Famous (Photo Courtesy of Xpress Foto) Lexington, Ky. – Competitors have arrived at the Kentucky Horse Park for the Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event. Horses competing in the USEF CCI1* and USEF CCI1*-JR/YR National Championships this weekend were presented for the first inspection today. All horses competing in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship passed the jog. This year, Alexandra Green (Loudon, Tenn.) and her seven-year-old Irish Sport Horse...