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Bonnie B. Jenkins Named Executive Director of the USET Foundation

by Sarah Lane | Oct 26, 2004, 1:31 AM EST

Lexington, KY - John R. Long, Chief Executive Officer of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and Frank V. Lloyd, Chairman of the Board of the USET Foundation announced today that Bonnie B. Jenkins, USEF Executive Director of High Performance will join the USET Foundation as Executive Director December 1, 2004. Ms. Jenkins responsibilities will include oversight of the fundraising, communications, operational and financial administration of the Foundation. Ms. Jenkins will also work...

Rogers and Chelstrom Ride to Victory during 2004 USEF National Junior and Amateur Eventing Championships

by Sarah Lane | Oct 25, 2004, 5:42 PM EST

Lexington, KY —Avoiding the pitfalls of some soggy weekend weather, Stephen Rogers and Leslie Chelstrom rode to victory during the USEF National Junior and USEF National Amateur Eventing Championships, held at the Kentucky Horse Park, October 20-24. After scoring a 63.3 in dressage, Rogers, a 17 year old Dallas, Texas native, rode 9 year old Australian Thoroughbred gelding Kelecyn Applause through double-clear cross-country and show jumping rounds to win the Harry T. Peters Trophy with a...

Allyson Blais and Rocca K Master $10,000 North American League Children’s Jumper Finals

by By Marty Bauman | Oct 21, 2004, 9:33 AM EST

Allyson Blais and Rocca K were the first of four to go clean over a tough, twisting course designed by Pierre Jolicoeur. The pair went on to top of the field of 30 in the $10,000 North American League (NAL) Children’s Jumper Finals, held at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA. “The first course was very difficult. You would think you were turning right and you would have to turn left,” explained Blais, 16, who went third in the order and was followed by numerous knockdowns,...

IFSHA Holds First USEF-Recognized Grand Nationals

by Sarah Evers | Oct 21, 2004, 9:28 AM EST

The International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA) holds the first United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)-recognized national championship competition at the Los Angeles, CA, area City of Industry Equestrian Center; showcasing the Friesian Horse and its' derivatives. On October 22-24, Friesians will compete for national championship titles throughout the weekend in various competitive disciplines. Starting Friday morning with recognized dressage, and continuing with Western...

Largest U.S. Indoors Finals Hunter/Jumper Event Just Around the Corner

by By Gina dePasquale | Oct 21, 2004, 4:00 AM EST

The 46th annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the top U.S. year-end indoors finals hunter/jumper event, will take over the action at the MCI Center in downtown Washington, DC, beginning October 26 through October 31. Over 500 horses and riders will “bring the country to the city” as top international riders compete for over $400,000 in prize money in such feature events as: • $20,000 Gambler’s Choice – Thursday evening 7:30pm • $25,000 Puissance (horse high-jump) – Friday evening...

Brooks and Schobel Ride to Victory at Dressage at Devon North American Breeders Futurity

by By Classic Communications | Oct 20, 2004, 11:31 AM EST

Jacqueline Brooks on Balmoral and Elly Schobel on Raison d’Etre were the top scorers in the North American Breeders Futurity FEI Dressage Test for Five-Year-Old Horses and Six-Year-Old Horses respectively at the 2004 Dressage at Devon. Brooks earned an 8.2 in the test, a score which judge Janet Brown says would place her in the top ten percent in a European championship. Her five-year-old American Hanoverian is by Belcanto out of Charisma, and was bred by Stephanie Jeffery. The Canadian was...

Dressage at Devon Presents “Born in the USA” Awards

by By Classic Communications | Oct 20, 2004, 11:23 AM EST

The red, white and blue were all over the Dixon Oval at the “Born in the USA” Awards at the 30th Annual Dressage at Devon Horse Show. High-scorers in 11 Breed Division categories were adorned with bright, patriotic rosettes and awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a stall plaque and a “Born in the USA” commemorative medal. The owners and breeders shared a generous purse in excess of $10,000, with 75% going to the owners, and 25% to the breeders. The two high scorers received sashes and coolers...

Lindsey Mohr Tops North American League Children’s Hunter Finals

by By Classic Communications | Oct 20, 2004, 11:16 AM EST

Lindsey Mohr, 15, of Long Valley, NJ, dominated the $10,000 North American League (NAL) Children’s Hunter Finals on October 18 at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA. Riding Lion King, Mohr led both rounds with scores of an 87 and an 88. “This is one of the toughest competitions,” said Mohr. “Everyone has a great eye and there is always a great match between horse and rider.” Thirty-one horses qualified to compete at the Farm Show Complex, and through the use of the numerical...

Individual Event Tickets for 2005 Dressage and Jumping World Cup Finals Go On Sale November 1

by By Las Vegas Events | Oct 20, 2004, 11:05 AM EST

The Dressage and Jumping World Cup Finals will light up Las Vegas like never before when they come together at the Thomas and Mack Center, April 20-24, 2005. Individual tickets go on sale November 1, and they will go quickly, so spectators are advised to purchase early. Series tickets have been selling at an almost unbelievable rate, already surpassing the total ticket sales from 2003, the last time the Budweiser Jumping World Cup Final took center stage in Las Vegas. The start of individual...

Young Wins 2004 USEF/Pessoa Hunter Seat Medal Final

by Sarah Lane | Oct 18, 2004, 12:32 PM EST

Harrisburg, PA – Megan Young, 18, of Jacksonville, FL, defeated a field full of the nation’s top junior riders to win the 2004 USEF/Pessoa National Hunter Seat Medal Final, on Sunday, October 17th, at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Judges Sue Ashe of Wellington, FL, and Mary Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, scored the three rounds of competition based on equitation and a rider’s ability to ride with control, competency and compatibility. The USEF/Pessoa National Hunter...