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American Royal Announces New Footing

by By the American Royal Association | Jun 16, 2005, 10:23 AM

Recognizing that arena soil is one of the most basic and important factors required to ensure a successful equestrian/agricultural event, the American Royal Association, a 106-year old institution, unveiled new footing for all its fall and year-round events. The Royal experienced significant growth in its horse shows last year with some events increasing nearly 40%. After last year’s fall show, the American Royal formed a Footing Task Force to address the needs of its exhibitors. “Excellent...

Vermont Summer Festival To Host FEI Children’s Final Qualifier

by By Jennifer Ward | Jun 16, 2005, 9:41 AM

The Vermont Summer Festival is proud to host a qualifying competition for the prestigious International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Children’s Jumping Final. Open to show jumping athletes ages 12-14, the FEI Children’s Final sees riders from all across the globe competing in this unique annual event. The competition was created to promote and encourage talented young riders by giving them the opportunity to experience international competition with support from the FEI. For the second year in a...

Change of Venue For USEF Youth Reining Qualifiers: Eden Park Equestrian Center Replaces Lake Erie College

by Sarah Evers | Jun 16, 2005, 9:18 AM

Due to construction at the Lake Erie College Equestrian Center, the Central Ohio Reining Horse Association (CORHA) has announced a change of venue for the NRHA Reining Competition CORHA Circuit #3 and CORHA Circuit #4 scheduled to be on July 9 and July 10 at the facility. Both events will now be held at the Eden Park Equestrian Center, 2607 Blayney Road, Sunbury, Ohio on July 9 & 10 and both competitions will host USEF Youth Reining Qualifying classes for the USEF Youth Reining Championship....

Bids Requested for 2006 FEI North American Young Riders Championship

by Sarah Lane | Jun 15, 2005, 4:39 PM

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation is accepting bids for the 2006 FEI North American Young Riders Championship. Bids must be received by Friday, August 19, 2005, to be considered. The NAYRC must take place no earlier than the second week of August in 2006. For further information and to request a bid document please contact Lynn McCoy, Director NGB/FEI Services, by phone at (859) 225-2020, or via e-mail at [email protected].~~~

Adequan® Joins USEF Family in Multi-Tier Equestrian Sponsorship

by Sarah Lane | Jun 14, 2005, 5:51 PM

Lexington, KY – One of the nation’s leaders in the fight against degenerative joint disease in equines, the veterinarian-trusted name of Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) has joined the United States Equestrian Federation family in a multi-faceted sponsorship. Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of the flagship equine health product, Adequan®, has stepped forward as title sponsor for three USEF championships for the 2005 competition season: the 2005 USEF National...

2004 Olympic Show Jumping Medals Redistributed: Pessoa of Brazil Gets Gold, U.S. Rider Kappler Awarded Silver

by Sarah Lane | Jun 14, 2005, 4:46 PM

Lexington, KY – Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil and Chris Kappler of the United States moved up to Gold and Silver Medals respectively when the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, officially disqualified Individual Gold Medalist Cian O’Connor of Ireland from the 2004 Olympic Games, due to a positive drug test on his horse Waterford Crystal. Kappler, of Pittstown, New Jersey, initially tied with Pessoa for second...

Bids Requested for 2006 FEI World Reining Masters in North America

by Sarah Lane | Jun 14, 2005, 1:28 PM

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation is accepting bids for the 2006 FEI World Reining Masters. Bids must be received by Friday, July 15, 2005, to be considered. This marks the third FEI World Reining Masters, and the second time the event will be hosted by North America. The inaugural FEI World Reining Masters took place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2004. For further information and to request a bid document please contact Sherry Frank, Assistant Executive Director,...

CN North American Young Riders’ Championships Offers Impressive Roster of Officials

by By Classic Communications | Jun 14, 2005, 10:37 AM

The CN North American Young Riders’ Championships (NAYRC), presented by Adequan®, is proud to announce an impressive list of officials who will preside over the 2005 competition, which takes place July 26-31 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. The elite panel of judges and stewards was chosen based on their respected positions in the equestrian sports world, as well as their commitment to the NAYRC, a premier competition for young riders, ages 16-21. Young equestrians come from the...

Bjorn Ikast Returns to the Colorado Horse Park to Defend His Titles

by By Christine DeHerrera | Jun 14, 2005, 9:59 AM

International equestrian athlete Bjorn Ikast will return to the Colorado Horse Park this July to defend the two show jumping grand prix titles he claimed in 2004. Ikast will also attempt to become the only rider to win the Colorado Horse Park Triple Crown as he takes on some of the best riders in the country and from around the world. It is the quality of competition that attracts top riders like Ikast. “We go where we get the best service and the best value for our horse show dollar,”...

East Coast Vaulting Championships Set for July 15-17 in Virginia

by By Rick VanVranken | Jun 14, 2005, 9:51 AM

Rapid growth of vaulting in the eastern United States has resulted in more recognized vaulting competitions for area athletes this season. Region IX of the American Vaulting Association (AVA), covering all states from Maine to Mississippi, will be hosting the first East Coast Regional Vaulting Championships July 15-17, 2005, at Fairfax County’s Frying Pan Park, in Herndon, VA. The competition is recognized by the United States Equestrian Federation and the AVA and will contribute to national...