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152nd Upperville Colt and Horse Show Kick-Off Party a Success for USET Foundation

by By Phelps Media Group | Jun 2, 2005, 10:43 AM

The 152nd Upperville Colt and Horse Show Kick-Off Party on Friday, May 20, was a big success in raising money to benefit the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation. The party was from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. on the show grounds, and included a fun evening of dancing, fabulous food, a live auction and a silent auction. Music was provided by Johnny White and the Elite Band, who kept guests twirling throughout the night. The live auction consisted of neighbors and friends who have...

Grand Makana and Luminence Shine at the USEF/Markel oung Horse Dressage Western Selection Trials Championship

by By Jennifer Keeler | Jun 2, 2005, 10:14 AM

The USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Program continued this past weekend with the second of three official Selection Trials at Dressage at Flintridge, held May 27–29, at the beautiful Flintridge Riding Club in La Canada Flintridge, CA. This USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Western Selection Trial for the FEI World Breeding Championships showcased the Western region’s most promising dressage prospects in their quest to qualify for Verden. In a new format this year, the Selection Trial...

Items Sought for Annual ASHA Auction at the World’s Championship Horse Show

by By Reeves Kirtner, ASHA | Jun 2, 2005, 9:23 AM

Many items are needed for the 2005 Annual ASHA Auction, which will take place Wednesday, August 24, and Thursday, August 25, at the Executive West Hotel during the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show. Last year more than $40,000 was raised as a result of donated items, such as a Tommy Lovell rocking horse, a personalized James Crow charcoal portrait, sculptures and more, being auctioned off during the silent and live auctions. This year the silent auction will take place in the...

U.S. Drivers Named for 2005 World Combined Pony Driving Championships and 2005 World Pair Championships for Horses

by Sarah Lane | Jun 2, 2005, 3:59 AM

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Executive Committee has approved the following Team and Alternate/Individual drivers to represent the United States at the 2005 World Combined Pony Driving Championships and 2005 World Pair Championships for Horses: 2005 FEI World Combined Pony Driving Championships Catton Hall, England, July 14-17 Single Pony Drivers: Sara Schmitt of Glen Gardner, NJ and Suzy Stafford of Bear, DE Alternate/Individual: Muffy Seaton of...

Hoofprints from the Heart: The Meaning of Trust

by by Karina Benish; edited by USEF staff | Jun 2, 2005, 3:28 AM

Courtesy of Karina Benish (Karina and Hawkeye) He was the ugliest male I had ever seen in my life. He had a bloody wound on his nose, hair six inches long on his chest, and he weighed about 700-800 pounds—400 shy of his best weight. His name was Hawkeye, and he was my partner for more than 14 years. Hawkeye was a mustang horse, and it was he who taught me what it is to trust. Horses, in my opinion, given good care and a little attention, are high up in Maslow’s hierarchy. Since...

Promoting Through Press: Make Headlines on USEF News!

by Sarah Lane | Jun 2, 2005, 3:00 AM

Lexington, KY – Most of you are familiar with the power-packed double whammy of successful promotion: Marketing and Media. We need them both to effectively promote the excitement of equestrian to the public, and together, we can create a network of support to make sure it happens. If you have news, competition press releases, organizational notes, or human-interest story ideas, please take a few moments to share them with the United States Equestrian Federation. From grassroots levels to...

USEF Competitions Department Reviewing 2006-2008 License Applications

by by Olivia Arden, USEF | Jun 1, 2005, 9:59 AM

The USEF Competitions Department staff is currently in the process of reviewing the 2006-2008 license applications received in the Federation office for completeness and for outstanding issues. Those applications not considered complete will be sent a follow-up letter, addressed to the Licensee. The Licensee will have 30 days from the receipt of the letter to re-submit the requested information. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the USEF Competitions Department via email at...

United Professional Horseman’s Association Challenge Cup Championship Notice

by By Carrie Mortensen, USEF Director of Breeds and Western | May 31, 2005, 9:26 AM

Lexington, KY – Please be advised that a presidential modification in the application of EQ118.16(e)2 has been granted for the 2005 competition year. The presidential modification removes the current mandatory workout from the 11 & Under Challenge Cup Championship and instead inserts the following mandatory workout. EQ118.16(e)2…In the UPHA 11 & Under Championship, Phase I will consist of rail work in groups of twelve (12) or less and the completion of an individual workout....

U.S. Show Jumping Team Shares Overall Lead with Britain after Securing Second Place in Second Leg of Samsung Super League

by By Louise Parkes/FEI News and USEF Staff | May 27, 2005, 5:39 AM

Bob Langrish (Schuyler Riley on Ilian during the Samsung Super League competition in Rome, Italy.) Samsung Super League at Rome, Italy Rome, Italy – It was another close-call head-on attack by U.S. lady riders in a near-repeat performance that ended with a strong second place finish in Rome, Friday. Together, Beezie Madden, Anne Kursinski, Schuyler Riley and Laura Kraut gave us something to cheer about again—a performance that now puts them in a face-off challenge with Great...

Woodside Horse Park To Host Three-Day Event on Memorial Day Weekend

by By Tracy Byars | May 26, 2005, 10:57 AM

The Horse Park at Woodside in California will host a U.S. Eventing Association (USEA)-recognized three-day event on Memorial Day weekend, taking advantage of its new cross-country course and the recent granting of county permits for use of and improvements to the 272-acre equestrian property, as well as an extension to its lease from Stanford University through 2017. The May 27-29 event, in which riders will compete at levels from Beginner Novice through Intermediate, is the first of a series...