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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

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

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...

Phillips Wins 2004 USEF Individual National Junior Jumper Championships; Zone 2 Takes Team Title

by Sarah Lane | Oct 18, 2004, 12:29 PM

Harrisburg, PA — Making a name for herself amidst a field of 30 young riders, 15 year old Addison Phillips, of New York, NY, and her mount, Cantus Anuberth II, won the 2004 USEF Individual National Junior Jumper Championship, which took place October 14th through 16th at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Phillips was awarded a Triple Crown custom award blanket after the win. Coming in second was 16 year old Cody Auer, of Fairfield, CT, atop Regina, followed by 14 year old Aimee Aron,...

USEF Olympic Equestrians Congratulated by President Bush

by By Jamie Saults | Oct 18, 2004, 6:38 AM

Washington, D.C. – The Equestrian Olympic athletes that represented the United States in Athens this year had the extraordinary opportunity to meet the President and First Lady at the White House. Following a tradition started with President Gerald Ford, President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush greeted the athletes in style on Monday. The event was sponsored by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on behalf of all of the members of the US Olympic and Paralympic Teams....

Rocky Dare Wins First Qualifier for 2005 USEF Open Reining Championship

by Sarah Lane | Oct 14, 2004, 11:20 AM

Columbus, OH --Rocky Dare of Salem, NJ, won the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Open Reining Championship Qualifier at the All American Quarter Horse Congress on Saturday, October 9. The competition in Columbus, OH, marked the first of four qualifying classes for the 2004/2005 Season. Dare and Custom Pistol, a six-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Steven Simon, received an impressive score of 220.5 to finish in the top spot. Second place went to Casey Hinton of Whitesboro, TX,...

Join the Excitement at the 38th U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show

by By Arabian Horse Association | Oct 14, 2004, 11:20 AM

Currently underway, the 38th annual U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (U.S. Nationals) is the flagship event for the Arabian horse industry, featuring top quality horses, a commercial trade fair and the annual Arabian Horse Judging Contest. This year’s show features 3,000 entries vying for champion, reserve champion or top ten in 104 classes that include reining, mounted native costume, working cow, show hack, breeding-in-hand, driving, English, hunter and western...

Ah, The Sound of Saving Money. It Comes With a Nice Ring.

by By Sarah Lane | Oct 14, 2004, 10:00 AM

As I sift through weekly e-mails and phone messages, I’m beginning to realize the United States Equestrian Federation’s best kept secret is no longer a best kept secret. Only a few months from its conception, and already, details of the USEF purchasing program are running through the rumor mill faster than juicy tabloid gossip. I should hardly be surprised. When money is involved, especially this much money, news tends to spread fast; and while we’re not working overtime to keep the news under...

Miniature Horse Registry National Championship Show and Shetland Pony Congress Shows Largest in History

by By American Miniature Horse Registry | Oct 14, 2004, 9:48 AM

Morton, IL-The American Miniature Horse Registry (AMHR) and the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) announced today that their two major horse shows drew record participation. The 2004 AMHR National Horse Show held in September in Tulsa, OK, boasted 5,269 entries, making the show the largest miniature horse show in history and one of the largest all-breed shows of the year. The AMHR National Horse Show is the equivalent of the Super Bowl for Miniature Horses and attracts top Miniature Horses...

USEF Rider Beezie Madden Paves the Way - First Woman to Secure Top Three Spot in FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Ranking

by Sarah Lane | Oct 13, 2004, 11:46 AM

Mark your calendars—this season will go down in the history books as the United States’ own Beezie Madden again claims a top three ranking in world show jumping standings. Madden, a true pioneer for equestrians, is the first woman ever to reach a top three placing. “It gives hope,” Madden says. “Women that ride here [in the United States] don’t think about it because we have more women [riders] than men, but Europe has always been a little behind, so it might...

New York’s Brianne Goutal Takes the Trophy at 2004 BET/USEF East Coast Show Jumping Talent Search Finals

by Sarah Lane | Oct 10, 2004, 7:00 PM

Gladstone, NJ – After two days of rigorous testing, topped off with a final-four ride-off, 16-year-old Brianne Goutal surpassed even her own expectations with a well-earned, but nonetheless, surprise victory. “I was never expecting to get into the top four,” Goutal says. “I asked my trainer before the last round what score I would need and she wouldn’t give me an answer. She just said ‘ride well.’” And ride well, she did. Give her a few years, and...