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Lilley and Lawrence Win Eventing Championships

by Sarah Lane | Nov 9, 2004, 10:00 AM

Temecula, CA —Adding only four show jumping penalties to their dressage score, Shannon Lilley of San Jose, CA, and High Mountain Road , owned by Dayna Lynd-Pugh of Tres Pinos, CA, won the USEF National One Star Eventing Championship and the Richard D. Collins Trophy, with a total score of 52.3. The Championship took place at the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event and Horse Trials in Temecula, CA, November 4-7. Claiming another victory over the weekend was Jamie Lawrence of...

USEF Develops Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe Job Description After Input at Forums

by Sarah Lane | Nov 9, 2004, 5:14 AM

Lexington, KY – The USEF Search Committee for the new Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe has developed a job description for the position after soliciting important input from owners and riders at two forums, one in Del Mar, California on October 1st, and the other in Syracuse, New York held on November 7th. Eric Straus, Chairman of the Search Committee, emphasized that this position will be different than ever before because it is, “a generational change, a functional change. We are...

USEF Announces 2005 Eventing Winter Training List

by Sarah Lane | Nov 9, 2004, 2:11 AM

Lexington, KY —The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the riders named to the 2005 Winter Training List. This list is recommended by the USEF Eventing Selectors and represents the horse/rider combinations they feel will most benefit the High Performance program by working with Captain Mark Phillips and other selected dressage and show jumping coaches. The riders named to this list are as follows: RIDER and HORSE(S) Stuart Black, Fleeceworks Blackout Nathalie...

East Coast League Riders Compete For World Cup Qualifying Points at $75,000 Budweiser World Cup of Syracuse

by Sarah Lane | Nov 8, 2004, 4:27 AM

Syracuse, NY —David Raposa bested a field of 2004 Olympic athletes and fellow international riders to claim the highest score for the United States at the $75,000 Budweiser World Cup of Syracuse over the weekend. Coming in second place overall, atop Audi’s Fanny de la Tour, (Bay Selle Francais mare; Trias Du Gue—Alicia De La Tour; Shalamar Farm) Raposa jumped double clear rounds to secure his title. His jump-off round clocked in at a mere 31.21 seconds, less than two-tenths of...

USEF Calls for Bids for the 2006 North American Young Riders Championship

by Sarah Lane | Nov 5, 2004, 2:26 PM

Lexington, KY —The United States Equestrian Federation requests interested organizers to submit a bid to host the 2006 North American Young Riders Championship to the Federation no later than January 1, 2005. Bid documents may be obtained by calling Lynn McCoy at 859-225-2020 or by e-mail at [email protected].

FEI Veterinary Committee News on Drug Testing Issues

by severs | Nov 4, 2004, 2:22 PM

Update on Testing Issues Recently our Medication Control Programme has reported several cases of tests in which low concentrations of sedatives were found in competition horses. In this respect, the following substances have been detected: Acepromazine, Detomidine, Reserpine, Fluphenazine and Guanabenz. These substances are being used in low dosages to improve the manageability of ‘hot’ horses and are therefore regarded as serious attempts to influence the performance of the horse...

Competitors Earning Their Way to the First FEI World Reining Masters Finals

by By Carol Trimmer, NRHA | Nov 4, 2004, 11:28 AM

With Javier Alvarez Malo's win aboard Hot Little Line at the CRI-Catagory B reining event held in Mexico, the competitors for the FEI World Reining Masters Finals are falling into line.The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to host the first-ever $100,000 FEI World Reining Masters Finals, presented by NetJets, a provider of fractional aircraft ownership. The Classic S Ranch, NRHA, American Quarter Horse Association and the Reining Horse Sports Foundation have also joined forces...

Park Avenue Team Wins Dressage Night’s Continental Cup

by By Mary Hilton | Nov 4, 2004, 11:27 AM

Prior to the $25,000 Open Jumper, the evening session opened with the second annual Dressage Night, featuring the Continental Cup--a team Musical Freestyle competition. Riders at Grand Prix, Intermediaire I and First Level made up each of three teams. The riders on the Park Avenue Team won the Gold medal with a total score of 239. The team consisted of Cynthia Payne of Jupiter, FL, aboard Laredo, with a score of 81% in the Grand Prix; Gabriel Armando of Argentina who resides in Flemington, NJ,...

Joie Gatlin And SunCal’s King Win $25,000 Open Jumper At Metropolitan National Horse Show

by By Mary Hilton | Nov 4, 2004, 11:18 AM

Flashpoint Photography (Joie Gatlin and SunCal''s King) Joie Gatlin of San Juan Capistrano, CA, riding SunCal’s King, owned by Canyon Capital Insurance, won the $25,000 Open Jumper at the evening session of the Metropolitan National Horse Show Wednesday night in New York City. Gatlin topped a roster of 12 horses and earned $7,500. The Table II.2b class required riders to clear the Linda Allen-designed course of 11 jumps in order to move on immediately to the eight-obstacle jump-off. Six...

FEI Veterinary Committee News on Salicylates

by From the Federation Equestre Internationale Bulletin | Nov 4, 2004, 2:19 AM

Reminder: Salicylates (Aspirin) The 2004 FEI General Assembly agreed to change the threshold for salicylates in line with the proposals submitted by the Veterinary Committee. The previous thresholds for salicylates were 750 ug/ml in urine and 6.5 ug/ml in plasma. Experiences in testing have indicated that abuse of salicylates was possible by administration of low doses without exceeding the threshold. An extensive study on 650 samples for the salicylate content and a subsequent bio-statistical...