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US Equestrian Announces Substitution for U.S. Eventing Olympic Team

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 7, 2021, 11:15 AM EST

Lexington, Ky . – US Equestrian has announced a substitution to the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Deniro Z, a 13-year-old KPWN gelding ridden by Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (Lexington, Ky.) and owned by Ocala Horse Properties, has been withdrawn from the team and will be replaced by Doug Payne (Aiken, S.C.) and Vandiver, a 17-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Debi Crowley, Doug Payne, and Jessica Payne. Following pre-travel horse evaluations, veterinary...

US Equestrian Announces Mid-Year Updates to USEF Eventing High Performance Training Lists

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 6, 2021, 2:15 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce mid-year updates to the USEF Eventing High Performance Training Lists for the 2021 competition year. The training lists are part of U.S. Performance Director Erik Duvander’s U.S. Eventing Pathway Program, focused on developing combinations to deliver sustainable success for the USEF Eventing Program at the international championship level. The updated training lists can be viewed here. “The mid-season update to the High...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Jumping Team for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 5, 2021, 2:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the combinations selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as part of Team USA in Tokyo, Japan. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland and Team Leader Lizzy Chesson. Competition will begin on August 3 and continue through August 7 at the Equestrian Park venue. “This weekend’s two simultaneous CSI5* grand prix events in Rotterdam and Windsor completed a long and...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Takes Seventh in Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of the Netherlands

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 3, 2021, 11:59 AM EST

Rotterdam, the Netherlands – The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team put in a solid effort this week at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of the Netherlands, finishing in seventh place in their final Nations Cup competition before team selection for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Ten nations fielded teams for the Rotterdam leg of the FEI Jumping Nations Cup, which took place on the grounds of the Rotterdamsche Manège in the picturesque Kralingse Bos park. Lucy Deslauriers and Hester at the...

U.S. Eventing Team Concludes Mandatory Outing with Strong Showing of Show Jumping Skills

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 2, 2021, 10:20 PM EST

The Plains, Va. – The U.S. Eventing Team concluded their final outing before their departure to Europe in preparation for Tokyo 2020 with a morning of show jumping at Great Meadow International in The Plains, Va. Athletes and horses contested the Chris Barnard-designed course which featured a technical and well-built track. Taylor Pence/US Equestrian Six combinations finished with double clear efforts around the solid 1.30m track and showcased finessed skill following two days of dressage...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Para Dressage Team for Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 2, 2021, 12:39 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the four athlete-and-horse combinations that have been selected to the U.S. Para Dressage Team for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 alongside one direct reserve and two team alternates. Chef d’Equipe Michel Assouline and Team Leader Laureen Johnson will lead the team in Tokyo. Paralympic equestrian competition is set to begin on August 28 and continue through August 30, 2021, at the Equestrian Park venue in Tokyo, Japan. “Selectors...

U.S. Eventing Team Mandatory Outing Showcases Top U.S. Combinations at Great Meadow International

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 1, 2021, 4:42 PM EST

The Plains, Va. – The U.S. Eventing Team completed the second day of their mandatory outing at Great Meadow International in The Plains, Va., with a morning of cross-country, providing one last galloping opportunity for all participating combinations. The mandatory outing commenced yesterday with athlete-and-horse pairs completing a test ride of the new Olympic Dressage Test for FEI judges Mark Weissbecker and Debbie Adams before sitting down to review the tests together with Chef...

US Equestrian Announces SmartPak as Title Sponsor of USEF Horse of the Year Awards

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 29, 2021, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that SmartPak will continue its support as an Official Partner. Additionally, beginning in 2021, SmartPak is the Title Sponsor of the USEF Horse of the Year Awards Program, one of the oldest nationally recognized multi-breed awards programs in the country. “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with US Equestrian and become the official title sponsor of the Horse of the Year Program,” said Carma Caughlan,...

USOPC Section 10 Proceedings Resolved

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 29, 2021, 9:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (“USEF”), the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (“USOPC”)-recognized national governing body and Federation Équestre Internationale-recognized member federation for the sport of equestrian in the United States, and highly decorated and accomplished American driver and driving official Chester Weber have resolved the USOPC Section 10 proceedings between them. “After having served the...

US Equestrian Announces NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of The Netherlands CSIO5*

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 29, 2021, 9:04 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup of The Netherlands CSIO5* hosted from July 1-4, 2021, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The two-round FEI Jumping Nations Cup of The Netherlands will take place at 6:00 p.m. GMT +2 on Friday, July 2. The following athletes have been selected to represent the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team and are listed in alphabetical order....