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Virginia Horse Center Site of Third Annual Arabian Sport Horse Nationals

by By Arabian Horse Association | Jun 14, 2005, 9:24 AM

The third annual Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Show will be held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA, September 21-25, 2005. See Arabians, Half-Arabians and Anglo-Arabians demonstrating supreme athleticism in 69 classes in four divisions: sport horse in-hand and under-saddle, dressage, pleasure carriage driving and hunter/jumper. “We strive to make it exhibitor friendly,” says Show Commissioner Cathy Gage. “We have beautiful...

Jimmy Torano and Marcel Win Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship - Jeffrey Welles and Armani are Reserve Champions

by by Maria Partlow | Jun 12, 2005, 9:44 AM

Lili Weik Photography Jimmy Torano and Marcel - Winners of the $150,000 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship (Lili Weik Photography) Saugerties, NY – With only one time fault to speak of in the second round of Sunday’s competition, Jimmy Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and his mount Marcel, out-jumped 14 competitors to take home the Championship trophy, $30,000 in prize money, and the elegant Rolex watch at the $150,000 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship in...

Jimmy Torano and Marcel Jump to the Top of the Standings After Second Leg of $150,000 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship

by By HITS Public Relations and USEF Staff | Jun 11, 2005, 6:47 AM

SAUGERTIES, NY (June 11, 2005)—The Rolex/USEF $30,000 Intermediate Match, the second leg of the $150,000 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship was won by Jimmy Torano riding Marcel, an eleven-year-old, 17H, chestnut, Belgian Warmblood gelding. Torano took second place in the first leg of the Championship, and his first place finish on Friday puts him at the top of the standings going into the last round. The Grand Finale of the Championship will take place on Sunday, June 12, when...

USEF CEO John Long Invites All to Attend Open Forum in Springfield, IL, June 15

by Sarah Lane | Jun 10, 2005, 3:20 PM

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation invites everyone to attend an open forum on Wednesday, June 15, following the last class of the morning performance at the Midwest Charity Horse Show. For more information, visit the USEF booth, located on horse show grounds in Springfield, Illinois. USEF Chief Executive Officer John Long will lead the forum, accompanied by Mary Smith, Director of Licensed Officials, and Carrie Mortensen, Director of Breeds and Western Disciplines....

Three-time Olympian Kathy Kusner Inducted into World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame

by Sarah Lane | Jun 9, 2005, 1:46 PM

Boise, Idaho – Three-time Olympic show jumper Kathy Kusner was welcomed as one of the newest honorees to the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, June 8. Kusner joined fellow honorees Drew Bledsoe (Dallas Cowboys quarterback) and Louis Zamperini (1936 Olympic runner) for the induction ceremonies at the Boise Center on the Grove in Boise, Idaho. All were singled out for their efforts as role models and humanitarians at the 11th annual induction ceremonies. “I don’t need to...

Michael Walton and Elu De La Hardiere Take the Lead in First Leg of $150,000 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship

by By HITS Public Relations and USEF Staff | Jun 9, 2005, 1:30 PM

Saugerties, NY (June 9, 2005) —Michael Walton of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, riding Elu De La Hardiere, a 13-year-old French stallion, raced to a top place finish in the Rolex/USEF $20,000 Opening Match—giving him the initial lead in the three-leg $150,000 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship. The Championship takes place over three days and the $20,000 Opening Match was an exciting speed class run under Table C specifications with faults converted into penalty seconds. The...

Top Dressage Talent to Ride in New Jersey, June 16-18; USEF Names Riders for 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Grand Prix and Intermediaire I Dressage Championships at the USET Foundation Dressage Festival of Champions

by Sarah Lane | Jun 7, 2005, 4:31 PM

Gladstone, NJ – Some of equestrian’s top dressage riders are leading the list of entries for the 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Grand Prix and Intermediaire I Dressage Championships, presented by Paul Miller, Inc. Both Championships will take place at the USET Foundation Dressage Festival of Champions, June 16-18, in Gladstone, NJ. The riders who have been selected to compete in the 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Grand Prix Dressage Championship are: George...

Top Riders Ranked in 2005 ParaEquestrian Advanced Rider List

by Sarah Lane | Jun 7, 2005, 4:11 PM

Lexington, KY – The USEF ParaEquestrian High Performance Committee has named the 2005 ParaEquestrian Advanced Rider List based on scores that the riders submitted to fulfill the published criteria. Those riders, in ranked order, are: Robin Brueckmann of Summerfield, NC, and Richmond (1997 Hanoverian gelding, owned by Robin Brueckmann) Barbara Grassmyer of Placerville, CA, and Mibis (1994 Dutch gelding, owned by Barbara Grassmyer) Rebecca Hart of Erie, PA, and Nordkap (1992 Hanoverian...

Rockin' Horse Gets Unbridled on FOX

by By Victoria Kohan | Jun 7, 2005, 4:08 PM

Rockin' Horse Productions announced its official broadcast schedule for its award-winning television show, "Unbridled" with Susan Kayne. Viewers can tune in July 16 through September 18 on weekend mornings at 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. on FOX throughout the northeast, Kentucky and Florida. In New York's Capital Region, where UNBRIDLED is produced, viewers can tune in to the series every Monday starting June 6 at 9:00 a.m. on OTB TV. Each week "Unbridled" will go inside the nation's top horse stables to...

West Coast Active Riders Organization Announces Information for Zone 10 Pony Finals and FEI Children's International Jumping Final

by By Phelps Media Group | Jun 7, 2005, 4:01 PM

The West Coast Active Riders (WCAR) organization is announcing pertinent information for young riders concerning the 2005 Zone 10 Pony Hunter Finals and the 2005 FEI Children’s’ International Final. Blenheim Equisports is pleased to present the 2005 Zone 10 Pony Hunter Finals on June 25-26 on the Grass Hunter Field at The Oaks in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The Zone 10 Pony Hunter Finals are open to all pony/rider combinations. Entries can be made on the Oaks Blenheim June Classic III entry blanks....