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US Equestrian Announces U.S. Endurance Team for FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Riders & Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 11, 2019, 10:23 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following combinations to the U.S. Endurance Team for the FEI Endurance World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors on September 18 in Pisa, Italy. Mark Dial will serve as chef d’equipe. Kate Baldino (Marietta, Ga.) riding Traction, Melody Blittersdorf’s nine-year-old Arabian gelding Kate Bishop (Raleigh, N.C.) riding LR April Breeze, Lisa Green’s 12-year-old Arabian mare Kimberly Loutzenheiser (LaGrange, Ga.) riding DM...

Updated: US Equestrian Names Entries for FEI Driving World Championships for Pairs/Ponies

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 10, 2019, 5:11 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian has announced the following entries for the 2019 FEI Driving World Championships for Pairs, taking place in Drebkau, Germany, September 11-15, as well as the 2019 FEI Driving World Championships for Ponies, running September 25-29, in Ászár-Kisbér, Hungary. The following competitors will compete in the 2019 FEI Driving World Driving Championships for Pairs: Pair Horse The following competitors will compete in the team event: Jacob Arnold with...

US Equestrian Names U.S. Vaulting Team for FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 10, 2019, 4:05 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the U.S. Vaulting Team for the FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors, held July 24-27 in Ermelo, the Netherlands. The following athletes will represent the U.S. in the FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Jennifer Arntsen, listed in ranked order: Individual Female Sydney Schimack (Laporte, Colo.) Caroline Morse (Los Gatos, Calif.) Hayden Avakian (Costa Mesa, Calif.) Hallie Dudley...

Costantini Unanimously Crowned 2019 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final Champion

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 10, 2019, 3:15 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Gabriella Costantini has been unanimously crowned 2019 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final champion by the panel of judges at the historic Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show , which continues at the Kentucky Horse Park through July 13. In the last class of the morning session on Wednesday, July 10, nine of the country’s best saddle seat equitation competitors faced off in group railwork and executed individual patterns designed by judges Peggy...

Ferrigno and Cleopatra’s Smile Claim Overall Grand Champion 3'6"at USEF Junior Hunter National Championship - East Coast

by Phelps Media/US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 9, 2019, 8:42 PM EST

Devon, Pa. - The 2019 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East Coast concluded with Ellie Ferrigno and Cleopatra’s Smile claiming the Overall Grand Championship in the 3’6’’ section with a total score of 258.00 points on Tuesday, July 9, at the Brandywine Horse Show. Caroline Passarelli and Lalique earned the Overall Grand Championship in the 3’3’’ section with a total score of 253.80 points. Ellie Ferrigno and Cleopatra's Smile,...

Riders Vie for USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final Championship Title

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 9, 2019, 11:03 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Top adult amateur saddle seat equitation riders from around the country will compete for the title of 2019 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final champion on Wednesday, July 10, at the historic Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. Peggy Alderman (North Clarendon, Vt.), Kristen Cater (Dunbarton, N.H.), and Jim Cherry (Encinitas, Calif.) will serve as judges for the Final, hosted at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Last year, Victoria Walz was crowned...

US Equestrian Announces NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Great Britain

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 8, 2019, 2:39 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team will compete in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Great Britain on Friday, July 26. The competition is part of the Longines Royal International Horse Show, taking place Wednesday, July 24, through Sunday, July 28, at The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead. The following athletes will represent the U.S. in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Great Britain under Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, listed alphabetically: Lillie...

Junior Hunters Vie for Top Honors at 2019 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 7, 2019, 10:29 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – From coast to coast, the country’s best junior hunter riders are preparing to compete for top honors in the 2019 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships. The championships will take place on both the East and West coasts in 3’6” and 3’3” sections, with the riders separated into 15 & under and 16-17 sections, as well as Small Junior Hunter and Large Junior Hunter. Riders will compete in three phases: Classic Round, Under Saddle, and...

U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team Sweeps Gold Medals at Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 5, 2019, 10:23 PM EST

New Orleans, La. – The 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stripes Team secured all four gold medals and gained valuable experience in international competition at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event in New Orleans, La. Hosted at Cascade Stables from July 1-5, the U.S. team faced off against two teams from South Africa. Under the guidance of Coach Christy Parker (Hortense, Ga.) and Assistant Coach Mary Mag Wilson (Cave Creek, Ariz.), the U.S. saddle seat equitation program...

USEF Names Jenni Autry Managing Director of Eventing

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 3, 2019, 3:35 PM EST

US Equestrian is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenni Autry as Managing Director of Eventing. Autry (Kennett Square, Pa.), will relocate to Lexington, Ky., and will take over the role formally on August 10, but she will start transitioning into the role on July 15. Autry is well known in the eventing world through her role as managing editor of Eventing Nation. Autry will cease all journalist responsibilities with immediate effect and will also cease her freelance roles with other...