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Celebrate the Morgan! Grand Events to be Held Across the United States

by By Fred Baden | Jun 22, 2005, 11:19 AM

The horse industry is huge, competitive and powerful. But do you know just how huge and powerful we are? According to the American Horse Council's 1996 industry study, the horse industry impacts the United States Gross Domestic Product by $112.1 billion. It provides 1.4 million jobs and pays $1.9 billion in taxes. How competitive is our business? There are approximately 87 breed registries and associations; the largest of which has more than 161,000 members. So how does the 10,000-member...

Entry Deadline Approaching for 2005 Paso Fino Grand National Show

by By Sarah Holt | Jun 22, 2005, 11:06 AM

Entries for the 2005 Paso Fino Grand National Show are due by August 9, 2005, in order to be published in the 2005 National Show Program and to receive the lowest entry fee of $70 per class. Entries received after August 9, but prior to August 23, are slightly higher at $95 per class. All other entries must be received no later than September 16; however, entry fees are significantly higher at $396 per class. The last day to qualify for the show is August 31. If you are trying to qualify your...

Owners of Dressage Young Horses: Don't Miss This Championship Opportunity!

by By Jennifer Keeler | Jun 22, 2005, 11:01 AM

As a reminder to all riders and owners of five- and six-year-old dressage horses, the 2005 USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage National Championship will be held at MSEDA Dressage at the Park, September 9-11 in Lexington, KY. In order to be eligible for this championship program, an Application of Intent must be submitted to the USEF office by Friday, July 1. Applications are available on the Federation website here . For more information, contact Jennifer Keeler, Sport Manager -- Dressage, at...

New USEF/USDF Agreement Streamlines Dressage Competition with Dual-Recognition

by Sarah Lane | Jun 22, 2005, 10:12 AM

Lexington, KY – Lexington, KY - As part of a series of improvements designed to relieve competition headaches for members and management, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) have agreed to begin joint recognition of dressage competitions in the United States. Beginning in 2006, dressage competitions recognized by the USEF will also be recognized by the USDF, eliminating the need for show organizers to apply for USDF recognition....

2005 New England Dressage Association Fall Festival Moving to HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, NY

by Sarah Lane | Jun 22, 2005, 9:50 AM

Lexington, KY – The USEF and USDF have approved a change of venue for the 2005 New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Festival, September 14-18. Last week, the Board of NEDA unanimously voted to move the Festival from Fieldstone Farm in Halifax, Massachusetts, to HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York, a year earlier than originally anticipated. The Fall Festival is USEF-, USDF- and FEI-recognized (CDI 3*/Y Saugerties, formerly Halifax), and will host USEF qualifying...

National-Level Competition Slated for Northern Michigan

by By Horse Sports by the Bay | Jun 22, 2005, 2:18 AM

Hundreds of highly trained horses will descend upon Traverse City, MI, for a three-week United States Equestrian Federation-recognized hunter, jumper and dressage festival slated for July 13–31, 2005. Recognized as “Horse Shows by the Bay,” this unique multi-discipline event qualifies riders and horses for prestigious year-end national finals and titles. Event highlights include a weekly $25,000 grand prix, $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur Owner Prix, young jumper qualifiers,...

George Williams and Rocher Claim Championship Title at 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Grand Prix Dressage Championship, Presented by Paul Miller Auto Group, Inc.

by By Sarah Lane | Jun 18, 2005, 6:33 AM

SusanJStickle.com (George Williams and Rocher) Gladstone, NJ – George Williams of Delaware, Ohio and his comeback mount Rocher (1991 Westfalen mare), have made their way to the center of the national stage, claiming the title at the 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Grand Prix Dressage Championship, Presented by Paul Miller Auto Group, Inc. on Friday. Clear favorites from the start, the pair earned a 70.333% in the USEF Grand Prix on Thursday, a 73.84% in the USEF Grand Prix...

Team Peters Sweeps the 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Intermediaire I Dressage Championship, Presented by Paul Miller Auto Group, Inc.

by By Sarah Lane | Jun 18, 2005, 6:31 AM

Gladstone, NJ – In their first national competition riding together, husband and wife team Steffen and Shannon Peters of San Diego, California, won first and second place respectively, taking home the titles in the 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/United States Equestrian Federation National Intermediaire I Dressage Championship, presented by Paul Miller Auto Group, Inc. Steffen earned a cumulative score of 73.425%, riding Marlando (1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding), and Shannon was awarded a 71....

Williams and Rocher Continue to Lead in 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Grand Prix Dressage Championship, Presented by Paul Miller Auto Group, Inc.

by Sarah Lane | Jun 17, 2005, 5:49 PM

Gladstone, NJ – Once again, George Williams of Delaware, Ohio, and Rocher (1991 Westfalen mare), are drawing a clear line and setting themselves apart from the rest in the 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Grand Prix Dressage Championship, presented by Paul Miller Auto Group, Inc. Already, the two are clear favorites for the title, earning a 70.333% in the USEF Grand Prix on Thursday, and a 73.84% in the USEF Grand Prix Special on Friday, two of three equally weighted classes that...

Steffen and Shannon Peters Switch Places, but Maintain Leading Spots in 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Intermediaire I Dressage Championship, Presented by Paul Miller Auto Group, Inc.

by Sarah Lane | Jun 17, 2005, 5:42 AM

Gladstone, NJ – Together, Steffen and Shannon Peters of San Diego, California, along with their mounts, Marlando (1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding) and Luxor (1993 Dutch Warmblood gelding), have built a roadblock that won’t be easy for fellow competitors to break through. With light hands and experience on the side of the Peters, and a real desire to master the sport on the part of the horses, both pairs continue to top the score sheets on the second day of the 2005 Collecting Gaits...