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Attention Children Jumper Riders

by By Jennifer Haydon | May 26, 2005, 10:22 AM

This year’s FEI Children’s International Jumping Final will be held at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, CA, November 21-27, and it promises to be as exciting as last year’s. The Final for Children between the ages of 12 and 14 as defined by FEI rules brings together riders from various nations around the world not only to compete, but also to meet their peers from other cultures. Qualifying procedures and qualifying classes for the FEI Children’s International Jumping Final are available...

Rockin’ Saddlebred Versatility Demonstration To Be Held at Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

by By Reeves Kirtner, ASHA | May 26, 2005, 10:20 AM

Six American Saddlebred horses will demonstrate the versatility of the breed on Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m., at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in Pennsylvania. Julie Lynn Andrew has put together a team of six horses that will perform combined driving, pleasure driving, show jumping, western pleasure, dressage and five-gaited. The horses will do the demonstration to rock and roll songs such as "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith, "Jump" by Van Halen and "Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie and end...

Kentucky Victory Propels Aaron Vale Back Into Top Ten in Race for AGA Rider of the Year; Fellers Moves Up with California Win

by By Phelps Media Group | May 26, 2005, 10:01 AM

Laura Kraut extended her lead to 13 points over Beezie Madden in the race for American Grand Prix Association (AGA) Rider of the Year following a fifth place finish in the Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix in Kentucky over the weekend. Meanwhile, victories by Aaron Vale in Kentucky and Rich Fellers in California have juggled the standings and moved both of those riders into contention for the American Grand Prix Association title. Entering its 27th year, the AGA Grand Prix Series of Show Jumping is...

New Jersey Primed to Showcase Top Equestrian Talent, June 16-18

by Sarah Lane | May 25, 2005, 4:53 AM

Public and Media Invited to Attend the USET Foundation Dressage Festival of Champions, Featuring the 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Grand Prix and Intermediaire I Dressage Championships, presented by Paul Miller, Inc. Lexington, KY – Equestrian stars will light up the arena in Gladstone, June 16-18, as one of the nation’s premier dressage competitions unfolds in New Jersey. The 2005 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Grand Prix and Intermediaire I Dressage Championships,...

And Now There are Three…Texas Joins States with Vesicular Stomatitis in 2005

by By the Texas Animal Health Commission | May 23, 2005, 9:33 AM

On Friday, May 20, Texas joined New Mexico and Arizona as states with confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) this spring. Two Travis County horses were hauled home on May 10 from a trail ride in Arizona, where they apparently were exposed to the virus that can cause animals to develop blisters and sores in the mouth, on the tongue, muzzle, teats and hooves. The year’s first VS cases were confirmed April 27 in two horses in southwestern New Mexico. Since then, infection has been detected...

Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event Inaugurates Three-Star Level Competition; Phillip Dutton Racks Up Another Win

by By Arlene J. Newman | May 23, 2005, 9:28 AM

The Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event ended as it began for Australian Olympic Gold medalist Phillip Dutton, at the top of the scoreboard. Dutton, who lives in West Grove, PA, but rides for his native Australia, maintained his lead in the show jumping phase of the three-star event, which kept Buck Davidson, of Ringoes, NJ, in second place. Dutton was delighted with the performance of his mount Amazing Odyssey, a horse he described as “one of the best jumping horses I’ve ever ridden.” The panel of...

Memorial Arrangements for Carol Plough

by gaillardm | May 20, 2005, 5:34 AM

The family of Carol Plough, who passed away on Monday, May 16th have requested that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers. There will be a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27th at the Shadow Ridge Equestrian Center, 7256 Weaver Street in Highland, California. The family has asked that attendees dress comfortably as Carol would have wanted them to. ~~~For more information, please contact Sarah Lane, Public...

USEF Competition License Procedure Update and FAQ's #6

by By USEF | May 19, 2005, 2:39 PM

Listed below is the preliminary plan for review of the 2006-2008 license applications. The plan may be modified if necessary to address needs that may develop in connection with the date rotation matter. These applications will be reviewed in a month by month fashion, starting with December 2005 competitions, beginning the week of May 23, 2005. 1. Applications from existing 2005 competitions received by the deadline of May 15, 2005 with no changes. 2. Applications with changes. a. Applications...

Unwanted Horse Summit Report Released

by By Sally Baker, AAEP | May 19, 2005, 1:25 PM

The report detailing the work of those who participated in the nation’s first-ever Unwanted Horse Summit is now available from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The Summit was hosted on April 19, 2005, in Washington, D.C., by the AAEP with the purpose of identifying long-term solutions designed to improve the quality of life of unwanted horses. Over 25 equine industry organizations and individuals participated. Attendees worked in small groups during the Summit to examine...

2005 USDF National Convention and Symposium to be Held in Los Angeles

by By the United States Dressage Federation | May 19, 2005, 3:37 AM

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) will hold its National Convention & Symposium, November 30-December 4, 2005, in Los Angeles, CA. The convention will be shortened by one day, with governance meetings beginning on Wednesday, November 30. This change in format will reduce participant expense and time requirements without compromising USDF work accomplished. It will also allow more members to participate in business and governance meetings, USDF University educational sessions, awards...