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American Saddlebred Registry Officers Named; ASHA Board Vacancy Filled

by By Reeves Kirtner, ASHA | Apr 15, 2005, 9:13 AM

The American Saddlebred Registry Board of Directors elected its officers for the nine-member board at its first meeting April 5. Fred Sarver will serve as president, Joan Hamilton as vice president, Sandra Lilly as secretary and David Howard as treasurer. The terms will end in February 2006. Sarver, Lilly and Howard all serve the same positions for the American Saddlebred Horse Association. Alan F. Balch, ASHA executive secretary, said the board saw the need to have similar leadership with ASHA...

One Young Horse will be Crowned Champion: Announcing a New Format for the 2005 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Championship Presented by Vita Flex

by Sarah Lane | Apr 14, 2005, 1:38 PM

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation’s National Hunter Breeding Championship continues to grow as fast as the young horses it showcases. To accommodate the phenomenal show of interest across the country, the Championship will be taking on a new format this year, welcoming competitors in two separate locations. This year, the 2005 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Championship, Presented by Vita Flex, will start in Del Mar, CA, at the All Seasons...

USEF Announces Judges for 2005 Adult Amateur Saddle Seat Medal Finals

by Sarah Lane | Apr 14, 2005, 1:31 PM

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is excited to announce the judges for the 2005 Adult Amateur Saddle Seat Medal Finals taking place at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show on Friday, July 15. The three judge panel will consist of Michael Craghead of Livermore, California, Kim Crumpler of Simpsonville, Kentucky and Tim Lockard of Russell, Iowa. The USEF would like to remind all adult amateur Saddle Seat Equitation riders that there are several competitions...

Competition Licensing Weekly News Bulletins Start Today

by By USEF | Apr 14, 2005, 10:56 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...

Dover Saddlery Opens New Store in Plaistow, NH

by By Janet Nittman | Apr 14, 2005, 10:42 AM

Dover Saddlery has announced the opening of its latest store in Plaistow, NH. An authentic New England post and beam barn has been restored to reflect the ambiance of a premium horse stable, while offering equestrians the finest selection of products for horse and rider at all levels of competition. The store will offer customers tax-free shopping seven days a week on thousands of brand name equestrian products. Merchandise will be displayed over four floors, with the top floor entirely devoted...

World Cup Finals and Rolex Packing April with Action; Finest U.S. Equestrians Pursuing Prestigious Titles

by By Sarah Lane | Apr 14, 2005, 3:56 AM

PhelpsPhotos.com (Kim Severson won the 2004 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Four-Star on Winsome Adante.) Lexington, KY – In a month where the average American wanders out to the garden wishing for Summer, equestrian sport has taken the lead—and the reins—to bring the country into full bloom. Leading us first to the entertainment capital of the world on April 20, the 2005 FEI World Cup Finals promises to feature some of the best show jumping and dressage the world has to offer. The United States...

Mark Your Calendars! NBC to Feature Equestrian’s Finest in Double Header Broadcast May 8th.

by Sarah Lane | Apr 14, 2005, 2:00 AM

Lexington, KY – A sure sign of the rising popularity of equestrian sport across the nation, NBC Sports will air its first ever double-header for eventing and show jumping on May 8, showcasing two of the United States’ most prestigious events in 2005. The two-for-one broadcast will feature highlights from the 2005 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Farnam and the 2005 FEI Budweiser World Cup Show Jumping Final from Las Vegas and is scheduled to air from 4:00-6:00 p.m....

Dutton Wins Second FEI World Cup Qualifier and Fourth Title at Chatsworth Horse Trials

by By Chris Stafford | Apr 13, 2005, 3:53 PM

Australian Phillip Dutton cruised to victory in the FEI World Cup Qualifier at Chatsworth International Horse Trials (CIC***-W) with The Foreman on 46.2 penalities and also took second place with Hannigan (46.9) after the final cross-country phase at Bouckaert Farm, in northern Georgia. Olympic Silver medalist, Kimberly Severson, who won here in 2000 aboard Over The Limit moved into third place following a clear round on her 2002 winner, Winsome Adante, to finish on her dressage score of 50.50...

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital Hosts Veterinary Seminar for Sport Horses

by By Cindy Rullman | Apr 13, 2005, 12:32 PM

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital will hold an educational seminar for horse owners on April 28 during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Farnam at the Kentucky Horse Park. The seminar offers information on the latest veterinary technology specifically pertaining to competing the sport horse. Proceeds will benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. Topics to be covered during the seminar will include: Upper Airway Disease and the Equine Athlete, by Dr. Brett Woodie: Dr. Woodie was...

Del Mar National Horse Show Celebrates 60th Anniversary

by By Linda Zweig | Apr 13, 2005, 12:28 PM

The 60th anniversary celebration of the Del Mar National Horse Show begins on April 21, 2005, with Western Week and a spectacular Saturday night showcase of equestrian talent and entertainment, Night of the Horse, presented by Mary’s Tack & Feed. One of the nation’s largest and esteemed horse shows, the Del Mar National draws hundreds of North America’s finest horses and riders to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Equestrian Center every year, and this year’s 60th Anniversary dates are April 21 to May 8....