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USEF Competition COVID Protocols Update: Developing Plans to Permit Spectators at USEF Competitions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 7, 2021, 4:00 PM EST

Dear USEF Members, We have all been watching the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking forward to the day when our world will return to a level of pre-pandemic normalcy. As more and more individuals across the country are getting vaccinated, hope is increasing that we are getting closer to this goal. However, the threats posed by the numerous virus variants, coupled with the increase in COVID cases in many of the states that have recently lifted restrictions, remind us that now is...

Charles Owen Continues Partnership with US Equestrian as Official Helmet Supplier for 2021

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 7, 2021, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that Charles Owen will continue as the Official Helmet Supplier of USEF, a partnership that has been in place since 2017. “We are thrilled to renew our sponsorship with USEF as the Official Helmet Sponsor,” says Alex Burek, Marketing Director for Charles Owen. “We have collaborated with the organization for four years on our mission to save lives and help equestrians ride with confidence. Our partnership has been a...

US Equestrian and Ariat International Announce Continued Partnership

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 6, 2021, 2:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce Ariat International has renewed its partnership as the official Footwear and Apparel Partner of the United States Equestrian Team and USEF, a status the brand has held since 2018. The California-based company will continue to outfit top equestrian athletes when they represent the U.S. in team competition. Additionally, fans can show their U.S. Equestrian Team pride and enjoy Ariat’s high quality riding apparel with exclusive...

US Equestrian and The Dutta Corporation Announce Continued Partnership

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 6, 2021, 8:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian and The Dutta Corporation are pleased to announce their renewed partnership for 2021. In addition to being an Official Partner of US Equestrian, The Dutta Corporation supports US Equestrian’s programs through the following sponsorships: Title Sponsor of the U.S. Dressage Team Title Sponsor of the Dressage Grand Prix and Intermediate I Ranking Lists Official Equine Air Transportation for the U.S. Equestrian Teams “We are honored to continue our...

Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Opens the Door to Team Competition

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 1, 2021, 1:30 PM EST

At the start of 2021, US Equestrian announced the Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge , a new competition series designed to build off of the North American Youth Challenge concept in a way that better fits the needs of young eventing athletes and the USEF Eventing Pathway program. In March, the YTC made its debut at Stable View Horse Trials in Aiken, S.C., where seven Areas were represented in CCI1*, CCI2*-S and CCI3*-S competition. Crockett Miller and Mr. Panda on course at the...

US Equestrian Announces Addition of Mandatory U.S. Dressage Short List Observation Event to Calendar Ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 31, 2021, 3:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the addition of a U.S. Dressage Short List Observation Event to the competition calendar, set to be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla., from June 8-12, 2021, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The U.S. Dressage Short List Observation Event will be mandatory for the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to the U.S. Dressage Short List after the conclusion of the initial qualifying period on...

Area 2 Takes CCI3*-S Team Victory, Area 1 Tops CCI2*-S in Inaugural Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Aiken

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 31, 2021, 12:25 PM EST

Aiken, S.C. – A total of 29 youth athletes participated in the inaugural Adequan/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Aiken on March 25-27, 2021, at Stable View Farm in Aiken, S.C., representing Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. A new USEF Eventing program launched in 2021 as an evolution of the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), the Youth Team Challenge (YTC) mimics the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Series by offering youth athletes between the FEI ages of 14-25 the opportunity...

Register for US Equestrian’s DEI Community Conversations: Harnessing Accessibility and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 31, 2021, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that the next DEI Community Conversation, “Harnessing Accessibility and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities,” will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 14, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET. Hosted in partnership with RespectAbility , this conversation will focus on the lived experience of people with different disabilities in the equestrian industry and beyond, as well as offer 10 tips for disability etiquette. Para...

US Equestrian and National Collegiate Equestrian Association Launch USEF/NCEA Junior Hunter Seat Medal Partnership

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 30, 2021, 2:53 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . – US Equestrian and the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) are pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership for the USEF/NCEA Junior Hunter Seat Medal program. The program seeks to introduce riders to the NCEA and its format of hunter/jumping seat equitation collegiate riding. This partnership is an expansion of the NCEA’s existing Junior Hunt Seat Medal program. The NCEA is an Education Partner of US Equestrian. “We are thrilled to...

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee Confirms No Overseas Spectators Allowed at Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 23, 2021, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Organizing Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in consultation with the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan, have announced that fans and spectators from overseas will not be allowed to attend the Games this summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continued restrictions on international travel. While the decision is incredibly disappointing for our...