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USEF Announces Team for the 2004 World Singles Driving Championship

by Ben Sledge | May 26, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) today announced the team for the 2004 World Singles Driving Championship in Astorp, Sweden in July 22-25. The team is as follows: Driver Age Hometown Horse Age & Breed Fred Merriam 54 Newfane, Vermont Gaitwood Lightwing Age 9, Morgan Scott Monroe 51 Sharon, Connecticut Bethesda After Dark Age 10, Morgan Scott Padgett 27 Southern Pines, North Carolina Collector’s Right Stuff Age 13, Morgan Alternate team member Driver Age Hometown Horse...

2004 Paralympic Games Dressage Team Announced

by Ben Sledge | May 26, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

The United States Equestrian Federation today announced the team for the 2004 Paralympic Dressage Team which will compete in Athens, Greece this coming September. "We came into the final selection of our team with a strong pool of good horses and talented riders, and are very pleased with the group that has been nominated,” stated U.S. Paralympic Team Coach Missy Ransehousen. “They are up to the challenge of preparing for and making a good showing at the Games this coming September," she added....

Todd Crawford wins the $75,000 Bayer/USEF Open Reining Championship

by Ben Sledge | May 25, 2004, 12:00 PM EST

Todd Crawford and his mount Matt Dillon Dun It, owned by 3 Peaks Ranch, Bend Oregon, won the $75,000 Bayer/USEF Open Reining Championship during International Day at the 2004 NRHA Derby with a score of 228.5. This win raises Matt Dillion Dun It’s lifetime earnings to $94,636.56. Todd Sommers aboard Remin Whiz, owned by Lucy Van Swearingen, was crowned reserve champion with a score of 226. Tom McCutcheon, a member of the 2002 World Equestrian Games Gold Medal Reining Team, rode Brad Hattig’s...

Short List Announced for 2004 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team

by Ben Sledge | May 25, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

The United States Equestrian Federation today announced the Short List for the 2004 Olympic Show Jumping Team. The four horse/rider combinations and two substitutes are as follows: 1. Beezie Madden, 41, Cazenovia, NY, Authentic, Age 9, Dutch Warmblood, gelding 2. Peter Wylde, 39, Maastricht, Netherlands, Fein Cera, Age 13, Holsteiner, mare 3. McLain Ward, 29, Brewster, NY, Sapphire, Age 9, Selle Francais, mare 4. Chris Kappler, 37, Pittstown, NJ, Royal Kaliber, Age 12, Dutch Warmblood, stallion...

Beezie Madden Wins Final Olympic Selection Trials. Madden and Authentic Only Duo to Go Double Clear in Both Trials Today.

by Ben Sledge | May 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

Wylde and Fein Cera 2nd . Both now earn slots on Olympic Team Short List. San Juan Capistrano, CA – Beezie Madden described today as “a bit of a rollercoaster,” and she gave the crowd a real thrill ride when she and Authentic brilliantly attacked the course becoming the only ones to go clear in both Trial #5 and the final Trial #6 in the 2004 Olympic Selection Trials Finals at Oaks Blenheim. They finished with a cumulative total of only 8 faults for all six selection trials that have been held...

Peter Wylde and Fein Cera, Beezie Madden on Authentic Post Only Clear Rounds in Trial #5 of Olympic Show Jumping Selection Trial Finals

by Ben Sledge | May 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

San Juan Capistrano , CA – In a light California drizzle on a chilly Sunday afternoon, only two clear rounds were posted in Trial #5 of the 2004 Olympic Selection Trials Finals at Oaks Blenheim. The Leopoldo Palacios designed course continues to get bigger, tighter, and harder to complete in the allotted time. There were only two clear rounds, Peter Wylde on Fein Cera, and Beezie Madden on Authentic. As the cumulative scores for all 5 trials now stand, Wylde continues to lead the Trials with...

Peter Wylde and Fein Cera Go Clean in Trial #4 to Capture Overall Lead in 2004 Olympic Show Jumping Trial Standings

by Ben Sledge | May 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

McLain Ward, Beezie Madden, Lauren Hough, Nicole Simpson Lurking Close Behind Ward San Juan Capistrano , CA - It was a perfect day in Southern California . Perfectly blue sky, perfect temperature, perfect setting for an Olympic Trials, and perfect green turf in an impressive Show Jumping arena at Oaks Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano . For PeterWylde and Fein Cera; Todd Minikus and Gardenio; and Beezie Madden and Judgement; it got even better when they turned in prefect trips in the fourth round...

Unprecedented Dual World Cup Finals Awarded to Las Vegas in 2005 Two of World’s Most Prestigious and Glamorous Equine Events Will Crown 2005 World Cup Champions in Show Jumping and Dressage

by Ben Sledge | May 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

Two of the world’s most prestigious and glamorous equine events are coming to the United States in 2005! For the first time ever in international competition, two World Cup Championship events will be held concurrently in one location, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 20-24, 2005. The 2005 World Cup Champions in both jumping and dressage will be crowned in Las Vegas. Following its previous hosting of two World Cup Jumping finals, the highly-acclaimed Budweiser World Cups in 2000 and 2003, Las Vegas...

***** Media Advisory ***** Results for 2004 Olympic Show Jumping and Dressage Trials Posted on USEF Website, www.USEF.org

by Ben Sledge | May 18, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

Results for the 2004 Show Jumping and Dressage Olympic Trials are being posted in the Media Guide area on the USEF website. Posting of the results began at 6:30 a.m. EST Saturday morning, May 15th. To access the results visit www.usef.org, on the upper left-hand side of the home page look for the words MEDIA GUIDE and click. On the menu that appears you will see the first entry is for “Selection trials dates/results”, click on it and then simply click on the specific trials results you need....

Beezie Madden and De Silvio Lead After Del Mar Olympic Show Jumping Trials

by Ben Sledge | May 17, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

Del Mar, CA – This weekend in Del Mar may have seemed a bit more like the last leg of the Triple Crown, instead of the Finals of the U.S. Olympic Team Show Jumping Trials as American jumpers vied for a spot on the team headed to the 2004 Athens Olympics in August. Beezie Madden, who some might label as the jumping world’s Smarty Jones (the lead racehorse in the running for a Triple Crown victory), is America's highest ranked jumper on the international computer list. Madden showed up on the...