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by Dee Aldrich | Sep 20, 2018, 10:00 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. - I am originally from Norfolk, England where I worked for a carriage company doing horse drawn weddings. I came to America at 18 to complete an apprenticeship at a farm in Upperville, Virginia. I have been navigating on the FEI circuit for the past 13 years. I have been fortunate to navigate for many different competitors driving everything from a single, pair, and four- in-hand of ponies through to a four-in-hand of horses. My favorite being the horse fours! - Dee The first...

Melissa Baumann Awarded Higher Education Equestrian Scholarship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 20, 2018, 9:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce Melissa Baumann as the recipient of the 2018 USEF Higher Education Equestrian Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. This program is designed to support students who intend to continue their equestrian career during college either through an equestrian-related degree or by riding on an intercollegiate team. The recipient receives a $5,000 grant towards his/her education at his/her respective college or university. “Horses have...

Best Friends Kathryn “Katie” Keville and Florence “Flo” Rubinger Compete in the Vaulting Pas de Deux at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by Betsy LaBelle | Sep 20, 2018, 7:21 AM EST

Keville and Rubinger competing with Revlon in the first Freestyle at the WEG for a personal best score of 7.946 (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Competing together this week as a pas de deux, both Kathryn “Katie” Keville (28) from Cotati, Calif., and Florence “Flo” Rubinger (31) from Santa Rosa, Calif., have competed on the U.S. Vaulting Team since 2008 and consider one another the best of friends. The long-time vaulter Rubinger shared, “Our motto is just to enjoy...

U.S. Vaulting’s Nations Team Earns Fifth in the Vaulting Nations Team Competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 19, 2018, 10:05 PM EST

Osborn and Atterupgaards Sting (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Mill Spring, N.C. – In its debut at the world games level, the Vaulting Nations Team Competition took place today at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. Led by U.S. Vaulting Team Chef d’Equipe Emma Seely, Elizabeth Osborn, Colton Palmer, and the Pacific Coast Vaulting Club represented the U.S. Vaulting Team in the Nations Team competition, each performing the Nations Team Freestyle Test. U.S....

Meet U.S. Vaulting’s Daughter-Mother, Athlete-Coach Duo Tessa and Julie Divita

by Betsy LaBelle | Sep 19, 2018, 9:52 PM EST

Tessa Divita (Photo by: Shannon Brinkman) U.S. Vaulting Team Individual Female competitor, Tessa Divita comes from a family with many international championship vaulting medals. Divita’s sister Ali and mother Julie have successfully competed in Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) vaulting all over the world. Divita has proven to be a force in her own right. Since her first CVI3* as an individual female in 2016, Divita has placed in the top-three, five out of the six times she’s...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Has Strong Start in Opening Day at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media LLC | Sep 19, 2018, 9:22 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team started their first day of competition on Wednesday, September 19, at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 as they compete for a team qualifying spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. They recorded a strong result, finishing in fourth place as a team with a total of 6.59 penalties. The team of Devin Ryan, Adrienne Sternlicht, Laura Kraut, and McLain Ward were led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland. Ryan and Eddie...

U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Scores Historic Day at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 19, 2018, 5:33 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage presented by Deloitte athlete Rebecca Hart made history at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 on Wednesday. She and El Corona Texel earned the first ever WEG para-equestrian dressage medal for the U.S. Competing in the FEI Grade III Individual Test, they earned the bronze medal with a score of 72.235%. What is more, their bronze-medal achievement derived from a personal best score in a FEI Grade III Individual Test, breaking...

News Flash: Rebecca Hart Earns Bronze Medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 19, 2018, 12:21 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. - U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte para-athlete Rebecca Hart has earned the bronze medal in the FEI Grade III Individual Test at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 on Wednesday. She and El Corona Texel, Rowan O’Reilly’s nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, earned a score of 72.235%. This is the first ever FEI WEG medal for U.S. para-equestrian dressage. Rixt van der Horst won the gold medal and Natasha Baker earned the silver...

Six Questions for U.S. Jumping Athlete Adrienne Sternlicht

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Sep 19, 2018, 9:00 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. - Adrienne Sternlicht competed in hunters and jumpers as a child but became seriously focused on a competitive riding career during her college years at Brown University. Her passion and talent for jumping have taken her to the top echelon of equestrian sport, but she’s also an athlete outside the riding arena and has competed in several other sports, including skiing and squash. Sternlicht graduated from Brown in 2016 with a degree in public policy. The same year, she...

Compulsory Tests Complete for U.S. Vaulting Team Squad and Individuals; Palmer, Osborn, and Pacific Coast Vaulting Squad Selected for Nations Team Competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 18, 2018, 8:58 PM EST

Pacific Coast Vaulting Squad (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Mill Spring, N.C. – The first day of vaulting competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 saw the squad, individual male, and individual female vaulters contest the Compulsory Tests. The U.S. Vaulting Pacific Coast Vaulting Squad from Woodside Calif., with Diva 506, Pacific Coast Vaulting Club’s 15-year-old Oldenburg mare, and longeur Carolyn Bland, turned in a competitive performance to end the day in...