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US Equestrian Announces Dates and Location for the 2021 North American Endurance Championships and USEF Endurance National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 16, 2021, 2:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce plans for the 2021 North American Endurance Championships (NAEC) and USEF Endurance National Championships. Both events will take place at the Broxton Bridge CEI in Ehrhardt, S.C., November 10-14. Athletes in the USEF Endurance National Championships will compete for four titles: 2021 USEF Young Rider CEIYJ1* Endurance National Championship 2021 USEF Young Rider CEIYJ2* Endurance National Championship 2021 USEF Senior CEI1* Endurance...

U.S. Dressage Mandatory Observation Event Showcases Talent of Top U.S. Combinations

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 12, 2021, 1:30 AM EST

Wellington, Fla. – The 14 athlete-and-horse pairs on the U.S. Dressage Olympic Short List took their final trip down the centerline tonight at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla., contesting the FEI Grand Prix Special Test at the U.S. Dressage Mandatory Observation Event. The U.S. Dressage Mandatory Observation Event served as the final opportunity for the combinations named to the U.S. Dressage Olympic Short List to compete in an atmosphere...

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

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 11, 2021, 3:52 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the athletes selected to represent the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Poland CSIO5* held in Sopot, Poland from June 16-20, 2021. The Nations Cup competition is scheduled for Sunday, June 20, beginning at 11:00 a.m. GMT+2. The following athletes are listed in alphabetical order and will represent the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Poland CSIO5* led by Chef d’Equipe Robert...

U.S. Young Rider Dressage Team Wins Bronze at CDIO-Y at Future Champions in Germany

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 11, 2021, 1:30 PM EST

Hagen, Germany – A trio of young riders representing the United States took third place at the CDIO-Y Nations Cup competition hosted at Future Champions in Hagen, Germany, from June 10-13, 2021. This result marked the highest finish in program history for the U.S. Young Rider Dressage Team at Future Champions. Ten countries with 25 horse-and-rider combinations competed in the CDIO-Y, which featured talented young athletes from across Europe. ©Foto Rüchel Christian Simonson...

Strong Start to U.S. Dressage Mandatory Observation Event

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 10, 2021, 1:36 AM EST

Wellington, Fla. – The start of the U.S. Dressage Mandatory Observation Event at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla., saw the 14 combinations named to the U.S. Dressage Olympic Short List contest the FEI Grand Prix Test. The competition was hosted late in the evening and under the lights at PBIEC to simulate an environment similar to what is expected in Tokyo later this summer during the Games. The climate in Wellington, Fla. is comparable to the...

MEDIA ALERT: U.S. Eventing Olympic Team to Host Mandatory Training Session at Great Meadow from June 30 – July 2

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 8, 2021, 3:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The U.S. Eventing Olympic Team will hold a mandatory training session at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., from Wednesday, June 30, through Friday, July 2. The training session will feature at maximum 15 athlete-and-horse combinations, including the three combinations currently named to the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team, direct reserve and traveling reserve combinations, as well as the six alternate combinations and a limited number of other international combinations. A...

Register for US Equestrian’s DEI Community Conversation: An Introduction to LGBTQ+ and Becoming a Better Ally

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 7, 2021, 11:50 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that the next DEI Community Conversation, “An Introduction to LGBTQ+ and Becoming a Better Ally,” will be on Wednesday, June 30, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET via Zoom. Centered through the lens of diverse LGBTQ+ athletes and industry professionals, “An Introduction to LGBTQ+ and Becoming a Better Ally” will provide helpful information about LGBTQ+ experiences and explore how people can become strong allies to...

US Equestrian Launches Opportunity Fund to Support Organizations Expanding Community Access to Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 4, 2021, 8:55 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the launch of the USEF Opportunity Fund, a grant-making resource dedicated to supporting grassroots organizations with a mission to increase access to horses, horse sports, and equine-based learning opportunities among under-represented and/or under-served communities. The USEF Opportunity Fund aims to extend the reach and impact of such organizations, further empowering them to connect with their local communities. US...

Update to Annex A – Bits, Saddlery, and Equipment for the USEF Dressage Rules

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 2, 2021, 4:08 PM EST

Lexington, Ky - US Equestrian (USEF) has published an update to Annex A, a supplement to DR121 of the USEF Dressage Rules, effective immediately. Annex A can be found on the USEF website under the Dressage "Rules & Equipment ” section, in the forms and publications. Important to note are the following: All bits/equipment labeled as “Pending Review” in Annex A are not allowed in USEF/USDF competitions until determined otherwise. Please refer to the Fédération...

Arnold Claims USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Championship at Kentucky Classic CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | May 30, 2021, 5:04 PM EST

Paris, Ky. – The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event concluded on Sunday with the cones phase at the picturesque Hillcroft Farm. A small but mighty field contested the USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Championship, and Jacob Arnold took home his second consecutive title. Jacob Arnold, 2021 USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Champion (Picsofyou.com) Arnold (Goshen, Ky.) drove Steve Wilson’s KWPN and Lipizzaner pair, which consisted of seasoned...