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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....

Equestrian Vaulters Head for National Championships

by Sarah Evers | Jul 13, 2004, 12:00 PM

More than 250 equestrian vaulters and their equine partners from across the United States will converge on the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA, for the 35th annual National Vaulting Championships. Co-sponsored by the American Vaulting Association (AVA) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), this is the largest and most important vaulting competition in America, with more than 40 vaulting clubs from California to Virginia, and from Georgia to Maine, expected to attend. This...

2004 Olympic Games Eventing Team- Final Mandatory Short List Outing July 13th Last Review by Selectors Prior to Announcement of the Team on July 16th

by kcadams | Jul 10, 2004, 12:00 PM

This is the final opportunity the 15 short listed horse and rider combinations eligible to be selected for the 2004 Olympic team will have to impress the Selectors. Only five horse and rider combinations will be selected to compete in Athens. During the Final Mandatory Outing competitors receive training through a scored combined test from the Selection Committee. In this phase the overall quality of the performance is more important than the actual score. For example, if a horse has performed...

Competition Dates Task Force Interim Report

by Ben Sledge | Jul 9, 2004, 12:00 AM

The Competition Date Approval Task Force presented their recommendations to the Board of Directors of the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. at their July 6, 2004 mid-year meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. The Board voted to accept the report and directed the Task Force, as it moves forward, to consult with the Affiliate Organizations and to use the six resolutions set forth in the report as the basis for developing and proposing rule changes at the Board’s annual meeting in January 2005....

Kentucky to Bid for 2010 World Equestrian Games

by kcadams | Jul 8, 2004, 12:00 PM

LEXINGTON, KY (July 8, 2004) Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today that the Commonwealth of Kentucky, on behalf of the United States, will submit a formal bid to the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) to host the 2010 World Equestrian Games (WEG). These games are the most important high-performance equestrian competition in the world, and are held every four years in a country designated by the FEI, the international governing body for equestrian sport headquartered in Lausanne,...

David O’Connor Unanimously Re-elected President of USEF USHJA Selected as New Hunter-Jumper Affiliate Partner

by kcadams | Jul 7, 2004, 12:00 PM

Lexington, KY – At their semi-annual meeting yesterday, The Board of Directors of the United States Equestrian Federation unanimously re-elected David O’Connor as USEF President. His new term will run from January 2005 to January 2009. O’Connor has served as USEF President since July, 2003. The USEF was created by the joining of the former USA Equestrian and the United States Equestrian Team and O’Connor has been instrumental in the transition to the new organization. He has an extensive list...

Chester Weber First American to Win Fahrderby at CAI Riesenbeck One of World’s Most Prestigious Driving Prizes

by kcadams | Jul 5, 2004, 12:00 PM

Riesenbeck, Germany – One of the United States’ most accomplished drivers, Chester Weber of Ocala, Florida, has become the first American to win the CAI Riesenbeck, one of the most prestigious titles in four-in-hand driving known as the “Fahrderby.” He won by a considerable margin despite deep footing in the dressage and muddy footing in the marathon. His final score was 525.10. Peter Tischer of Germany was second with a score of 568.34 and Ludwig Weinmayr of Germany was third with 596.20. The...

Olympic Contenders Will Battle at Aachen Super League

by gaillardm | Jul 2, 2004, 12:00 AM

SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE 2004 – PRESS RELEASE NO. 11 TIGHT AT THE TOP AT THE HALFWAY STAGE….. Less than three points separate France, at the top of the table, from The Netherlands in second spot after four of the eight legs of the Samsung Super League which has more than lived up to expectations in its second season. The French looked really confident at the last round in Rotterdam where the home side had a terrible day, failing to find anything like the form they displayed when...

Call For Bids - Fall Eventing CCI****

by gaillardm | Jul 2, 2004, 12:00 AM

Call for Bids – Fall 2006 CCI**** The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. hereby issues a Request for Proposal for hosting and operating a CCI**** beginning in the fall of 2006. The USEF reserves the right to evaluate sites other than those for which applications have been received. If interested please submit a Letter of Intent no later than July 9, 2004. Letters should be sent to Ms. Torri Nahorniak at 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, or by fax to (859) 253-1968 and must...

Inaugural All American Cup Offers Record Prize Money

by Sarah Evers | Jul 1, 2004, 12:00 PM

The final count is in. One hundred and sixty two American Saddlebred weanlings will be eligible to compete in the Inaugural All American Cup. The produce from the finest stallions and best-producing broodmares the industry has to offer will compete in the All American Cup for the largest amount of money ever offered since the founding of the American Saddlebred Registry in 1891. On Tuesday evening, September 7, 2004, at the All American Horse Classic, in Indianapolis, IN, an estimated 60-70...