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*UPDATE* USEF Memberperk: Special Clinic and Discounted Tickets Offered for Anniversary Tour of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and its Legendary Lipizzaner Stallions

by By Sarah Lane | Jun 3, 2005, 2:30 AM

Courtesy Spanish Riding School (One of the Lipizzaner stallions performing at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria.) UPDATE: New Contact Information for Spanish Riding School Tickets For the first time in more than a decade, the Spanish Riding School of Vienna will make a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the United States, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of U.S. General George Patton’s rescue of Europe’s beloved Lipizzaner stallions. This amazing tour of dancing horses will...

Jessica Blackmon and Marlee O’Neil Win Championship Titles at 2005 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals

by Sarah Lane | Jun 2, 2005, 3:53 PM

Allentown, NJ — Jessica Blackmon of Valley View, Texas, and Marlee O’Neil of Chester, Vermont, were named champions in their respective age divisions at the 2005 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals in Allentown, New Jersey, May 27-29. The third-annual Finals took place at the Horse Park of New Jersey, and played host to 23 of the country’s best junior dressage riders, who competed in two age divisions: 13 & under and 14 to 18 years of age. The 17-year-old Blackmon and...

Show Circuit Magazine to Sponsor 2005 USEF National Junior Hunter Championships

by Sarah Lane | Jun 2, 2005, 3:47 PM

Lexington, KY – Monarch International’s Show Circuit Magazine has again taken on the role of title sponsor for one of the nation’s premier junior hunter competitions, the 2005 Show Circuit Magazine/ USEF National Junior Hunter Championships. The East Coast Championships will be in Saugerties, NY, August 1-2, followed by the West Coast Championships in San Juan Capistrano, CA, August 16-17. Now entering its fifth year of success, the 2005 Show Circuit Magazine/USEF National...

USEF Assigns Farnam the Task of Controlling an Over-Zealous Fly Population

by Sarah Evers | Jun 2, 2005, 1:58 PM

Lexington, KY – The header may seem humorous, but anyone who knows horses knows the subject is anything but. From Stable Flies and Blow Flies to mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile virus, these merciless two-winged insects are a well-established nuisance in every equestrian circle. Enter the trusted name of Farnam (our white knight of fly control) to the rescue. The newest top-tier sponsor of the United States Equestrian Federation, Farnam Companies, Inc. has entered an exclusive...

Hap Hansen’s Young Jumpers Dominate at Memorial Day Classic in Los Angeles

by By Phelps Media Group | Jun 2, 2005, 11:37 AM

On Saturday and Sunday of the Memorial Day Classic at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Hap Hansen teamed up with Lauren Hester and Tammy Chipko to win the 2005 Memorial Day Equitation Challenge. This popular and highly competitive event is held over two evening sessions. The team returned to the final round in second place, but a score of 89 from Hansen matched with his teammates scores of 84 and 82 added up to enough to take home the tri-color. Hansen received an eight-day, seven-night trip...

Gregory Stritzel Takes Top Prize in Intermediate-Level Event at Woodside Horse Park

by By Tracy Byars | Jun 2, 2005, 11:27 AM

Gregory Stritzel and his horse Balabooga Brawley took the top prize in the Open Intermediate division at the three-day event held at the Horse Park at Woodside Horse at Woodside over Memorial Day weekend. Open Intermediate was the highest-level section held at the May 27-29 event, the Horse Park's first United States Eventing Association (USEA)-recognized event in nearly three years. All levels of eventing except Advanced–-including Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary and...

Samsung Super League: Next Stop is St. Gallen, Switzerland

by By Louise Parkes | Jun 2, 2005, 11:02 AM

St. Gallen in Switzerland plays host to the third leg of the 2005 Samsung Super League series on Friday, June 3, and the Swiss team will be keen to keep the home supporters happy with a good result there. Lying fifth on the leaderboard after the first two legs of the series in La Baule and Rome, they have coped well so far in this, their first Super League season, and Chef d'Equipe Rolf Grass will choose his side from Fabio Crotta, Markus Fuchs, Christina Liebherr, Beat Mandli and Niklaus...

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...