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Nine Horse and Rider Teams to Travel to the UAE for World Endurance Championship and President’s Cup

by Sarah Lane | Jan 7, 2005, 12:41 PM EST

Lexington, KY —The nine horse and rider teams representing the United States for the World Endurance Championship (United Arab Emirates, January 27) and President’s Cup (UAE, February 17) have officially been named. They appear below in alphabetical order by rider: Carol Giles of Prineville, OR and SR Tiki Stranger Beverly Gray of Park City, UT and Regalidon Becky Harris of Medina, OH and Ga Tyfa Mynte Carolyn Hock of Riverside, CA and GT Sando Michele Roush, DVM, of North San Juan,...

Torri Nahorniak Named USEF High Performance Director of Eventing

by gaillardm | Jan 7, 2005, 10:03 AM EST

Lexington, KY -- Effective today, Torri Nahorniak has been named as High Performance Director of Eventing for the USEF. She is assuming the position vacated by Jim Wolf who was recently named Executive Director of High Performance She will divide her time between the Lexington, Kentucky headquarters office and the USEF High Performance office in Gladstone, New Jersey. “We couldn’t have found a better person than Torri for this position,” said USEF Chief Executive Officer John Long. “She has...

Safety Seminar Agenda at the Annual Meeting

by Sarah Evers | Jan 6, 2005, 4:30 PM EST

Safety Seminar Friday, January 14, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) USEF Annual Meeting Agenda I. Introduction and report on Safety Committee Activities by Andrew Ellis, Chairman of the USEF Safety Committee, Competition Organizer, USEF Judge and Course Designer II. Presentation on Eventing: USEA information since enacting Helmet Rule by Rusty Lowe, EMTP, Co-Vice Chair of the USEF Safety Committee, Chairman of the USEA Safety Committee, Board Member of AMEA/SRF III. Presentation on the USEA...

New Jersey Veterinarian to Lead the AAEP in 2005

by By Sally Baker, AAEP | Jan 6, 2005, 12:17 PM EST

Scott E. Palmer, VMD, of Clarksburg, NJ, was installed as the 51st president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the group’s annual convention in Denver, CO, December 4-8. Dr. Palmer is the owner of New Jersey Equine Clinic in Clarksburg, where he has practiced for nearly 30 years. He has received international recognition for his studies in minimally invasive surgical techniques and laser surgery, and twice has been named the New Jersey Association of Equine...

NASC Able to Manage Risk of Animal Supplements Through Custom Adverse Event Reporting System

by By Gina DePinto | Jan 6, 2005, 11:27 AM EST

Over the past three years, the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) successfully initiated its CompliancePlusSM program that provides a framework of best manufacturing practices for quality assurance, risk assessment/management and a commitment to ongoing research. These developments stand alone in the industry. As part of this groundbreaking program, NASC initiated its Adverse Event Reporting System (NAERS), of which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has complete access, something...

PFHA Membership Convention Next Week

by By Sarah Holt | Jan 6, 2005, 11:20 AM EST

The 2005 Paso Fino Horse Association's Annual Board of Directors and Membership Convention will be held next week, January 14–16, at the Sofitel Hotel in Miami, FL. Special events taking place during this year's convention include a judges and stewards clinic, election of officers, a show secretaries and show management clinic, a party sponsored by La Libertad Paso Fino Farm and Howard Brody and a party sponsored by Mario “Mayito” Hernandez at Caballos de Mayo. Don’t miss out on your chance to...

2005 HITS Indio Fast Facts

by By Leslie Phillips | Jan 6, 2005, 11:03 AM EST

Event: Indio Desert Circuit What: Six-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Horse Shows In The Sun, Inc. Where: HITS Desert Horse Park, Indio, CA When: Wednesday through Sunday, 2005 show dates are: January 25-30, Desert Circuit I February 1-6, Desert Circuit II February 8-13, Desert Circuit III February 15-20, Off Week-No Show February 22-27, Desert Circuit IV March 1-6, Desert Circuit V March 8-13, Desert Circuit VI In Brief: HITS purchased the former polo grounds in 1992 and held...

2005 HITS Arizona Fast Facts

by By Leslie Phillips | Jan 6, 2005, 11:02 AM EST

Event: HITS Arizona Winter Horse Show Circuit What: Six-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Horse Shows In The Sun, Inc. Where: Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, AZ When: Wednesday through Sunday, 2005 show dates are: February 2-6 - Sundance Welcome February 9-13 - Kachina Classic February 16-20 - Tucson Winter Classic February 23-27 - Sahuaro Classic March 2-6 - Arizona Winter Festival March 9-13 - Arizona Desert Finals In Brief: The six-week Arizona Winter Circuit has been a...

2004 USEF Computer List Review: Nearly $24 Million in Prize Money Contested by Show Jumpers in 2004

by Maria Partlow | Dec 30, 2004, 9:10 AM EST

Beezie Madden on Authentic (Diana DeRosa) Authentic Top U.S. Money-Winning Horse; Aaron Vale Top U.S. Rider in Money Won Lexington, KY – The year-end report of the USEF Computer List is an important comprehensive annual analysis of the show jumping performances of U.S. and foreign riders in dozens of statistical categories. 2004 has proven to be a banner year for show jumping with a record amount of prize money up for grabs. In 2004, the total money won worldwide at Grand Prix events...

USEF Names 2004 Equestrians of Honor; Members Now Invited to Cast Votes at

by Sarah Lane | Dec 30, 2004, 2:30 AM EST

Lexington, KY —As the year comes to a close, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the 2004 Equestrians of Honor. Of these seven honorees, one will be selected by the USEF membership, as the 2004 USEF Equestrian of the Year. On-line voting begins today, and all members in good standing are invited to log on to to cast their votes. Just click on the “Equestrian of the Year” icon on the right side of our homepage. The seven finalists...