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Show Jumping Team Announced for CSIO Spruce Meadows

by Sarah Evers | Jul 28, 2004, 12:00 AM

The United States Equestrian Federation today announced the members of the show jumping team for CSIO Spruce Meadows, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 8th through the12th. Spruce Meadows is widely regarded as one of North America’s premier show jumping events and most beautiful venues. Riders were selected based on their ranking on the July 23rd, 2004 USET Computer List, providing their first ranked horse is available. If that horse is not available, riders could request that the Show...

Molly Ashe and Lutopia win Refco Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Hickstead

by Sarah Evers | Jul 28, 2004, 12:00 AM

Despite a sixth place finish in the Super League competition in Hickstead, Great Britain, on July 23, US riders rallied to grab the first three places in the presitigious Refco Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday, July 25. Molly Ashe was the winner on Lutopia, followed by Sheila Burke on Caya and Judy Garofalo on Oliver III. Lauren Hough was eighth on Casadora. In the Grand Prix John French finished fourth, and the next highest placed US rider was Molly Ashe on Lutopia. The class was won by Nick...

American Hunter Pony Auction to Be Held at the USEF Pony Finals

by Sarah Evers | Jul 27, 2004, 12:00 PM

The American Hunter Pony Classic Auction will once again be held in conjunction with the 2004 USEF Pony Finals. The auction will be held August 3, 2004, in the Reel Arena at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. This elite auction is the leading auction market place for Pony Hunters in North America. "This is the best group of ponies we have ever offered," said Tim Jennings, Director of Marketing at Professional Auction Services, Inc. Ponies will be available for viewing beginning Monday,...

The International Friesian Show Horse Association Becomes the 27th USEF Recognized Affiliate

by kcadams | Jul 26, 2004, 12:00 PM

At the United States Equestrian Federation Board Meeting on July 6th, the Directors approved a new USEF recognized affiliate, the International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA). The purpose of this non-profit organization, based in Clovis, California, is to provide a USEF recognized show circuit for the Friesian horse which will help increase the recognition of the breed and help ensure competitive consistency for exhibitors and competitors. This is the first new recognized affiliate...

Four-in-Hand Driving Team Announced for World Championships in Hungary

by Sarah Evers | Jul 22, 2004, 12:00 PM

Lexington, KY – July 22, 2004 – The United States Equestrian Federation has selected the members of the Driving Team for the Four-in-Hand World Championships to be held in Kecskemet, Hungary on August 4th through the 8th. The team of three will be as follows: Driver Age Hometown Horses Age, Breed, Sex James Fairclough 46 Newton, NJ Baccarate 1993, Dutch Warmblood, G Charmeur 1992, Swedish Warmblood, G Cooper 1994, Sachsen, G Crabat 1992, Swedish Warmblood, G King Arthur 1990, Holsteiner, G...

United States Equestrian Federation Accepting Bids to Host 2005 Open Reining Championship

by gaillardm | Jul 21, 2004, 12:00 PM

Lexington, KY – July 21, 2004 -- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is now accepting bids to host the 2005 USEF Open Reining Championship. This prestigious event has been in existence since 1999 and has featured some of the best reiners in the country. In 2002, the Open Reining Championship was used as the Final Selection Trial for the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain. The resulting team made history by capturing the Team Gold medal and the Individual Gold and Silver medals....

2004 Olympic Equestrian Teams Submitted to USOC

by | Jul 21, 2004, 12:00 PM

The United States Equestrian Federation has submitted to the United States Olympic Committee the official teams for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. The teams are as follows: SHOW JUMPING Rider Age Hometown Horse Age, Breed, Sex 1. Beezie Madden 41 Cazenovia, NY Authentic Age 9 Dutch Warmblood Gelding 2. Peter Wylde 39 Maastricht, Netherlands Fein Cara Age 13 Holsteiner Mare 3. McLain Ward 29 Brewster, NY Sapphire Age 9 Selle Francais Mare 4. Chris Kappler 37 Pittstown, NJ Royal Kaliber Age 12...

Most Comprehensive Olympic Equestrian Coverage in History Planned on the NBC Networks and NBCOLympics.com

by Sarah Evers | Jul 20, 2004, 12:00 PM

Equestrian fans can follow the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team like never before. The networks of NBC: NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo, Telemundo and NBC HDTV will broadcast an unprecedented 1,210 hours – more than the past five Summer Olympics combined. The 24-hour coverage will include action from all 28 Summer Olympic sports for the first time, with equestrian events featured on NBC, USA, Bravo and CNBC. Over the 17 days of the Athens Games, the networks of NBC will average more than 70 hours of...

USEF Announces Eventing Team for 2004 Olympic Games

by gaillardm | Jul 16, 2004, 12:00 PM

USEF Announces Eventing Team for 2004 Olympic Games The United States Equestrian Federation announced today the Eventing team for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. The five horse and rider combinations are as follows: TEAM Rider Residence Horse Owner Darren Chiacchia Springville, NY Windfall 2 Tim Holekamp Trakehner Stallion Julie Richards Atlanta, GA Jacob Two Two Jim Richards Canadian Thoroughbred Gelding Kim Severson Keene, VA Winsome Adante Linda Wachtmeister English Thoroughbred Gelding...

Kim Severson and Winsome Adante Top Final Mandatory Outing

by gaillardm | Jul 14, 2004, 12:00 AM

Allentown, New Jersey – Kim Severson of Keene, Virginia and Winsome Adante are ranked #2 in the world and at yesterday’s one day competition at the Horse Park of New Jersey in the Final Mandatory Outing they looked very deserving of that ranking. As they did at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in April, the only four star event in the United States, Severson and “Dan” grabbed the early lead in the dressage and never gave it up. Their final score was 40.2. They had a clean cross country round....