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Join U.S. Eventing for the Training Day at Stable View Farm

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 26, 2018, 3:22 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Mark your calendars and join US Equestrian (USEF) eventing on Wednesday, February 28, at 9:00 a.m. for the training day at Stable View Farm in Aiken, S.C.! Boyd Martin and Erik Duvander (Stable View Farm) Marilyn Payne, an FEI 4* eventing judge and a USEF “S” dressage judge, will facilitate the clinic for training-listed athletes. Participants will test ride the dressage CCI4* B test, which will be used at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and the...

Opportunities for Dressage U25 Athletes

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 26, 2018, 2:23 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) recognizes the importance of the Under 25 (U25) division, and there are several initiatives underway to strengthen this division in our country. The dressage U25 division offers an increasingly important pathway for athletes between the FEI ages of 16 and 25 to the Grand Prix level. The following programs are available to assist in this transition. Discover Dressage™ USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program Aimed at providing strategic guidance and...

Equine Herpesvirus: What You Need to Know

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Feb 23, 2018, 4:02 PM EST

Ask horse owners to name their most-feared horse diseases, and chances are equine herpesvirus, or EHV, will be on the list. With the competition season underway, it’s important for equestrians to be vigilant and take preventive measures, from vaccination to biosecurity. A good first stop for information is the Equine Disease Communication Center’s website , which tracks outbreaks and provides disease information and biosecurity protocols . EHV spreads from horse to horse through...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Show Jumping Team for $150,000 FEI Nations Cup™ CSIO4* Wellington presented by U.S. Trust and Bank of America Merrill Lynch

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 22, 2018, 10:38 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) has named the following athletes to the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the $150,000 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* Wellington presented by U.S. Trust and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The FEI Nations Cup is part of the competition during week eight of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), running Wednesday, February 28, through Sunday, March 4, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The FEI Nations Cup team competition will serve as the main event...

Annex A, Supplement to DR121 of USEF Dressage Rules Update

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 22, 2018, 9:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - Please review Annex A , a supplement to DR121 of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Dressage Rules, found on our website under our Dressage “ Rules & Equipment ” section. Upon review, please note that several bits previously not permitted at USEF/United States Dressage Federation Dressage Competitions are now allowed as snaffles or bridoons in a double bridle. The Dressage “Rules & Equipment” section of our website is the official...

US Equestrian Names Combinations for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Endurance Test Event

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 20, 2018, 1:50 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) has announced the athlete-and-horse combinations that have been invited to compete in the Endurance Test Event for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. The WEG Endurance Test Event takes place Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and provides athletes and WEG team selectors an opportunity to learn more about the endurance course terrain in preparation for endurance competition at the...

U.S. Show Jumping Team Claims Bronze Medal at Longines Jumping FEI Nations Cup™ CSIO5* Ocala

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media LLC | Feb 18, 2018, 9:41 PM EST

Ocala, Fla. – The U.S. Show Jumping Team jumped to a bronze medal finish in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup TM USA CSIO5* Ocala on Sunday, February 18 at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Fla. With Canada taking home the gold, and Brazil finishing on silver, the team of Lauren Hough (Wellington, Fla.), Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.), and McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) were presented with a bronze and also put the U.S. team into a strong second place position...

U.S. Show Jumping Team Begins 2018 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Season at CSIO5* Ocala

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 16, 2018, 3:19 PM EST

Ocala, Fla. – The U.S. Show Jumping Team returns to action this week, taking on six countries in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ CSIO5* on Sunday, February 18 at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Fla. U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’ Equipe Robert Ridland will lead the team of Lauren Hough and Ohlala, Laura Kraut and Confu, Beezie Madden and Darry Lou, and McLain Ward and HH Callas as they compete for a strong start in the North American standings. The U.S. Show Jumping Team will...

Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 and Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 Program Participants Complete Intensive Training Sessions in Ocala and Temecula

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 16, 2018, 12:10 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Participants in the US Equestrian (USEF) Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 Program (E25) and the Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 Program (E18) completed their winter training sessions last month. The Emerging Athletes List designates athletes with the potential to evolve into future team candidates. Tayler Stewart, E25 (Christina Vaughn) Over the course of intensive three-day training sessions, the groups rode in mounted lessons with the USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Coach...

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 Signed Into Law

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 16, 2018, 10:15 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 has been signed into law, becoming effective immediately. The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department, within 24 hours. Failure to report is subject to criminal penalties. The bill amends...