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USEF Announces U.S. Team for 2005 Samsung Super League

by Sarah Lane | Apr 5, 2005, 4:27 AM

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation has announced the team for the 2005 Samsung Super League competitions for “Tour #1,” La Baule, France (May 5-8); Rome, Italy (May 26-29); and CSIO St. Gallen, Switzerland (June 2-5). The team members listed in order of their ranking on the March 25th, 2005 USEF International Computer List, with first ranked horse also listed, are as follows: Rider, Residence, Horse, Breeding 1. Laura Kraut (1st), Oconomoc, WI, Miss...

Versatile Shogun and Kacey McCann Win in Equitation and Hunters at Atlanta Spring Classic

by By Phelps Media Group | Mar 31, 2005, 12:40 PM

After a stellar winter circuit in Ocala, FL, Kacey McCann continued her hot streak in the first week of the Atlanta Spring Classic. McCann blew away the competition in Ocala, where she picked up circuit championships in the Equitation 12-14 on My Way; Large Junior 15 & Under and Modified Junior Hunter divisions on Pharrell for Euri Uchiyama; Small Junior 15 & Under Hunters on Jo Malone, another Uchiyama horse; and reserve circuit championships on Mick O Angelo in the Low Junior Jumpers and the...

Attention Dressage Competition Managers

by By Jennifer Keeler | Mar 31, 2005, 12:32 PM

The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc., announces that official bids are now being accepted to host the following Dressage Championships for 2006: • 2006 USEF Junior Dressage Team Championship • 2006 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals • 2006 USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Selection Trials (Eastern, Central and Western) for the 2006 FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Dressage • 2006 USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage National Championships Bid applications are available on...

Important Notice for Dressage Exhibitors and Officials

by By Jennifer Keeler | Mar 31, 2005, 12:29 PM

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has issued updated Freestyle Tests for the following levels: • Grand Prix Freestyle • Intermediare I Freestyle • Young Rider Freestyle • Junior Freestyle Please note these tests have been updated in format only (e.g. new logo, additional comments and clarifications). Actual required test movements have NOT changed. These new test versions must be used by all CDI’s as of May 2, 2005. USEF-recognized dressage competitions may use either “old” or “new”...

Morgans Capture Three of Four At Live Oak Combined Driving World Selection Trials

by By the American Morgan Horse Association | Mar 31, 2005, 12:13 PM

Proving again that Morgans are among the some of the finest driving horses in the world, Fred Merriam drove Nicholas Mercede's Gaitwood Lightwing, a 1995 bay gelding, to finish first in the FEI Single Horse Division. Lisa Singer finished first in the FEI Pairs Division driving Mimi Torrington's chestnut geldings, Count On Me and LR Ami Bengali. Sara Schmitt was first in the FEI Single Pony Division driving her High Country Doc, a 1996 bay, who also had the best marathon score. Suzy Stafford was...

Olympians Head Star-Studded Field of Entries at Chatsworth International Horse Trials

by By NEP Media | Mar 31, 2005, 9:20 AM

Some of the countries leading international riders head a strong cast of competitors for the Chatsworth International Horse Trials, April 8-10, in Chatsworth, GA. The event, now in its 18th year, will be hosting its first FEI World Cup Qualifier (CIC***-W) alongside Intermediate and Open Preliminary divisions to offer a total purse of $30,000. Athens Olympic Silver medallist, Kimberly Severson, of Scottsville, VA, and Linda Wachtmeister’s 12-year-old English Thoroughbred gelding, Winsome...

ASHA Board Implements Internal Reorganization; Directors Elected to American Saddlebred Registry

by By Reeves Kirtner | Mar 31, 2005, 9:14 AM

The Board of Directors of the American Saddlebred Horse Association(ASHA), Inc., completed the internal corporate reorganization of its governance structure Tuesday, March 29. Members, who approved the reorganization in February, will belong to ASHA, Inc., now a public charity, and the breed’s Registry will be supervised by a companion board, including nine newly-elected directors effective Friday, April 1, 2005. Following solicitation of suggestions for Registry board service from the...

Strong Field of International Riders Prepare for Competition at Galway Downs

by By Chris Stafford | Mar 31, 2005, 9:09 AM

Riders from Germany, Canada and Mexico will be competing against some 300 U.S. entries at the Galway Downs International Horse Trials, Temecula, CA, April 1-3, 2005. The FEI World Cup Qualifier (CIC***-W) has a strong field of 16 riders, including Natalie Rooney Pitts, of Napa, CA, who finished eighth at last year’s qualifier with Aladdin to make the finals. Lauren Whitlock, of Rohnert Park, CA, who came fifth aboard Kipling last year will also be back, as will James Moore who, in 2004,...

Hollywood Dun It Passes Away

by By Cheryl Magoteaux | Mar 31, 2005, 2:53 AM

The all-time leading sire in national reining horse history, Hollywood Dun It, was humanely put down on March 30. The 22-year-old buckskin stallion had been suffering from severe health problems escalated by his continuing battle with testicular cancer. According to Tim and Colleen McQuay, who owned Hollywood Dun It along with partner Jennifer Easton, the decision to put him down was a difficult one. Tim noted, “He’s been a part of our family, and a part of our lives, for a lot of years. None...

8 East Coast Riders Advance to 2005 Budweiser FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final; Ward, Kraut, Frey, Kursinski, Riley, Hough, Bloomberg and King to Face the World in Las Vegas

by by Sarah Lane | Mar 31, 2005, 1:00 AM

Candice King, Lauren Hough, Laura Kraut, Georgina Bloomberg and Anne Kursinski. Not shown: McLain Ward, Kim Frey and Schuyler Riley. (Courtesy Randi Muster/Phelps Media Group) Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the eight East Coast show jumpers who will represent the nation during the 2005 Budweiser FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final in Las Vegas, April 20-24. They are: McLain Ward of Brewster, New York, Laura Kraut of Oconomowoc,...