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Savannah Riders Take Two Titles at the ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship

by By Pam Whitfield | May 4, 2005, 10:29 AM

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) of Georgia won the hunter seat equitation phase to clinch the team title at the 28th Annual Affiliated National Riding Commission’s National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship, April 16-17, hosted by Sweet Briar College in Virginia. SCAD junior Jordan Siegel took home the title of individual champion for the second time in her college career. Siegel, who won the top individual award as a freshman in 2003, was joined by teammates Ashley Kelly and...

Karen Homer-Brown Joins USEF to Direct National Sport Programs

by Sarah Evers | May 4, 2005, 1:55 AM

Lexington, KY – After an illustrious career in judging and competition management, the well-respected Karen Homer-Brown will be expanding her service to the sport horse industry yet again, as she takes on the title of Assistant Executive Director of National Sport Programs at the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). “I’m thrilled to be on board at the USEF," says Homer-Brown. "This is a chance to better serve the industry in which I have devoted a large portion of my life. I’ve enjoyed...

Third Time is a Charm: Kim Severson (USA) and Winsome Adante Take Their Third Win at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Farnam

by By Brian Sosby | May 1, 2005, 4:58 AM

Flashpoint Photography (Kim Severson and Winsome Adante: Runaway Winners of the 2005 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Farnam) For the third time in four years, Kim Severson and her Winsome Adante know the thrill of taking the championship title at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Posting a final score of 38.2, the pair blew away the competition in an already wind-blown show jumping arena. “For me competing is sort of like eating, it’s a necessity,” said the newly...

USEF Horse of the Year Program to Expand Through Exclusive Farnam®/ Platform™ Partnership

by Sarah Lane | Apr 28, 2005, 2:50 AM

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to bring the trusted name of Farnam and its new line of Platform™ horse feeds and supplements on board in an exclusive four-year partnership that will propel the ever-popular Horse of the Year awards program to a new level of excellence. Under the new partnership, the program will now be called Farnam®/ Platform™ • USEF Horse of the Year, and will expand on a number of levels, including the creation of...

USET Foundation Presents Brianne Goutal with Guerrand-Hermes Trophy at Budweiser World Cup

by By Phelps Media Group | Apr 27, 2005, 2:18 PM

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation presented 16-year-old Brianne Goutal of New York, NY, the Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy on Saturday, April 23, at the FEI Budweiser World Cup in Las Vegas, NV. The special award recognizes a Junior/Young Rider who exemplifies the USET Foundation’s ideals of sportsmanship and horsemanship. In 1983, Patrick Guerrand-Hermes, of the Paris-based saddlery and fashion company, presented a trophy to the USET in memory of his son, Lionel, a talented...

Overgaard Appointed to Paso Fino Horse Association Executive Committee

by By Sarah Holt, PFHA | Apr 27, 2005, 2:12 PM

Cordell Overgaard of Scottsdale, AZ, was appointed to the two-year director’s position on the Paso Fino Horse Association’s (PFHA) Executive Committee at the spring meeting of the Association’s Board of Directors, held April 23, in Atlanta, GA. Overgaard and his wife, Gail, bought their first Paso Fino eight years ago and now have 15 horses. Overgaard has shown as an amateur owner at PFHA shows across the country and has received a championship and a reserve Championship at the National Show....

English Riding Supply Celebrates 11th Year as USEF Sponsor

by Sarah Lane | Apr 27, 2005, 1:53 PM

Lexington, KY – For decades, the company now known as English Riding Supply has been in step with the United States Equestrian Federation’s mission to develop the world’s talented young equestrians. The exclusive distributor of Pessoa Saddles in the United States, English Riding Supply continues its sponsorship with the USEF and the National Hunter Seat Medal Finals—a sponsorship now eleven years strong. “This is without a doubt one of the most prestigious classes...

American Saddlebred Horse Association News: Charter Club Renewals, Scholarship Applications and Youth Club Renewals Due April 30

by By Reeves Kirtner | Apr 27, 2005, 10:34 AM

The deadline for American Saddlebred Association (ASHA) charter club renewals, scholarship applications and youth club renewals is Saturday, April 30. To renew charter or youth club status or to submit a youth scholarship application, please send the materials to ASHA, Attn: Jennifer Mellenkamp, 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Charter club renewals are $45 and youth club renewals are $25. For more information, contact Jennifer Mellenkamp at (859) 259-2742, ext. 343, or e-mail...

Joe Fargis and Edgar Win $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at HITS Culpeper

by By Mary Creech | Apr 27, 2005, 10:07 AM

Three-time Olympic medalist Joe Fargis of Middleburg, VA, emerged the victor in Sunday’s $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at HITS Culpeper. Fargis triumphed with his longtime partner Edgar, posting the fastest time by over three seconds in a four-horse jump-off. Laurie Bucci of Quebec, Canada, riding Catesko took second place. Third place went to Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, MD, riding Gerona 92. Gavin Moylan of The Plains, VA, finished in fourth place aboard Othello. Grand Prix course designer...

Judges Selected for 33rd Annual Paso Fino Horse Association Grand National Championship Show; Television Sponsorships Available

by By Sarah Holt, PFHA | Apr 27, 2005, 10:03 AM

The judges for the 33rd Annual Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA) Grand National Championship Show were selected at the spring meeting of the Paso Fino Horse Association’s Board of Directors held April 23, in Atlanta, GA. The five judges selected are Dr. Jose Laracuente of Miramara, FL; Nicanor Miranda of Miami, FL, Angela Ochoa of Bogota, Colombia; Dr. Miguel Pastrana of Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; and Karen Cabic of Palmyra, NY. The 2005 Grand National Championship Show will be held September...