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Overgaard Appointed to Paso Fino Horse Association Executive Committee

by By Sarah Holt, PFHA | Apr 27, 2005, 2:12 PM

Cordell Overgaard of Scottsdale, AZ, was appointed to the two-year director’s position on the Paso Fino Horse Association’s (PFHA) Executive Committee at the spring meeting of the Association’s Board of Directors, held April 23, in Atlanta, GA. Overgaard and his wife, Gail, bought their first Paso Fino eight years ago and now have 15 horses. Overgaard has shown as an amateur owner at PFHA shows across the country and has received a championship and a reserve Championship at the National Show....

English Riding Supply Celebrates 11th Year as USEF Sponsor

by Sarah Lane | Apr 27, 2005, 1:53 PM

Lexington, KY – For decades, the company now known as English Riding Supply has been in step with the United States Equestrian Federation’s mission to develop the world’s talented young equestrians. The exclusive distributor of Pessoa Saddles in the United States, English Riding Supply continues its sponsorship with the USEF and the National Hunter Seat Medal Finals—a sponsorship now eleven years strong. “This is without a doubt one of the most prestigious classes...

American Saddlebred Horse Association News: Charter Club Renewals, Scholarship Applications and Youth Club Renewals Due April 30

by By Reeves Kirtner | Apr 27, 2005, 10:34 AM

The deadline for American Saddlebred Association (ASHA) charter club renewals, scholarship applications and youth club renewals is Saturday, April 30. To renew charter or youth club status or to submit a youth scholarship application, please send the materials to ASHA, Attn: Jennifer Mellenkamp, 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Charter club renewals are $45 and youth club renewals are $25. For more information, contact Jennifer Mellenkamp at (859) 259-2742, ext. 343, or e-mail...

Joe Fargis and Edgar Win $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at HITS Culpeper

by By Mary Creech | Apr 27, 2005, 10:07 AM

Three-time Olympic medalist Joe Fargis of Middleburg, VA, emerged the victor in Sunday’s $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at HITS Culpeper. Fargis triumphed with his longtime partner Edgar, posting the fastest time by over three seconds in a four-horse jump-off. Laurie Bucci of Quebec, Canada, riding Catesko took second place. Third place went to Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, MD, riding Gerona 92. Gavin Moylan of The Plains, VA, finished in fourth place aboard Othello. Grand Prix course designer...

Judges Selected for 33rd Annual Paso Fino Horse Association Grand National Championship Show; Television Sponsorships Available

by By Sarah Holt, PFHA | Apr 27, 2005, 10:03 AM

The judges for the 33rd Annual Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA) Grand National Championship Show were selected at the spring meeting of the Paso Fino Horse Association’s Board of Directors held April 23, in Atlanta, GA. The five judges selected are Dr. Jose Laracuente of Miramara, FL; Nicanor Miranda of Miami, FL, Angela Ochoa of Bogota, Colombia; Dr. Miguel Pastrana of Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; and Karen Cabic of Palmyra, NY. The 2005 Grand National Championship Show will be held September...

USEF Competition License Procedure Update and FAQ's #3

by By USEF | Apr 27, 2005, 9:56 AM

Through the week of May 1, 2005 the USEF will be sending weekly e-mails to competition management contacts containing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and updates regarding the new competition licensing procedure. The information contained in these e-mails will also be available in the USEF Week In Review. After May 1, 2005, the updates will continue in the Week In Review only. If you would like to sign up for the Week In Review, go to www.usef.org and click on the “Sign Up Now” banner on the...

Germany’s Meredith Michaels Beerbaum and Shutterfly Are World Cup Champions; Great Britain’s Whitaker Second, Germans Ehning and Nieberg Third, U.S. Rider Frey Fifth

by By Maria Partlow | Apr 24, 2005, 10:20 AM

Diana DeRosa (Meredith Beerbaum and Shutterfly, champions of the 2005 FEI Budweiser World Cup Jumping Final) Las Vegas, Nevada – There were many times during the 2005 FEI World Cup Finals when one had to take a reality check and pinch themselves just to be certain they weren’t at the NBA play-offs instead of an equestrian event. Anyone who loves sport, whether they have ever been interested in horses or not, would have enjoyed the pure entertainment value of this week’s...

Ludo Philipaerts of Belgium Narrowly Wins First Round of the FEI Budweiser World Cup Show Jumping Final; Germany Has 5 Riders in Top 8, While American Kim Frey Holds Fourth

by Sarah Evers | Apr 22, 2005, 9:14 AM

Diana DeRosa (Kim Frey and Marlou during the first round of jumping at the 2005 World Cup.) Las Vegas, NV – Amidst the fabulous Las Vegas spectacle of fireworks, a laser show, jumbo-tron videos and even an opening musical act, it was shaping up to be a German jump-fest on April 21 until Belgium’s Ludo Philipaerts, on the grey stallion Parco, and Kimberly Frey of the U.S, on her consistent Dutch mare Marlou, showed up to throw down a challenge late in the evening. The first to go...

2005 FEI World Cup Dressage Final Update: Dutch Riders Edward Gal and Anky Van Grunsven Claim Leading Spots in Qualifying Grand Prix; Debbie McDonald Finishes Third.

by by Sarah K. Lane | Apr 22, 2005, 4:32 AM

Diana DeRosa (Debbie McDonald riding Brentina during the Grand Prix portion of the 2005 FEI World Cup Dressage Final) Las Vegas, NV —As some predicted long before Thursday’s qualifying Grand Prix, the Dutch made a fantastic showing during the first leg of the 2005 FEI World Cup Dressage Final, April 21, proving their powerhouse precision is not to be underestimated. Edward Gal finished first on Geldnet Lingh with a total of 78.625. Ironically Gal’s score surpassed that of his...

2005 FEI World Cup Finals Underway; U.S. Equestrians Ready to Ride

by By Sarah Lane | Apr 21, 2005, 2:06 AM

Diana DeRosa (Show jumper Gabriella Salick riding Sandstone Laurin during warm up.) Las Vegas, NV – In a city where glitz and glam are the standard, our United States riders are preparing to shine with the best of them at the 2005 FEI World Cup Finals in Show Jumping and Dressage. Now that official warm-ups and open training have concluded for both disciplines, our skilled equestrians are depending on two final touches before the competition begins—a good night’s rest, and luck of the draw for...