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In Memoriam: Frances "Fran" Steinwedell

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 16, 2024, 5:01 PM

Frances "Fran" Steinwedell Lexington, Ky. - A revered equestrian whose impact was felt throughout the show jumping community, Frances “Fran” Blunt Steinwedell passed away on April 8, 2024. A founding member of the American Grand Prix Association (AGA), Steinwedell served on various boards, including the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association (PCHA) and the United States Equestrian Team (USET). Following her incredible career, Fran was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame in...

U.S. Dressage and Jumping Athletes Pass First Inspections at FEI World Cup™ Finals Riyadh With Competition Set to Get Underway Wednesday

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 16, 2024, 5:00 PM

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – The three U.S. dressage athletes and five U.S. jumping athletes have all passed their respective horse inspections and are ready to begin competition at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with the official kick-off of competition tomorrow, April 17. Competition will continue through Saturday, April 20. Anna Marek and Fayvel schooling at the FEI World Cup Finals (Dirk Caremans) The U.S. dressage contingent of Ben Ebeling...

US Equestrian Announces Defender U.S. Eventing Team for 2024 FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Great Britain CCIO4*-NC-S

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 15, 2024, 3:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the four combinations from the European Development Tour selected to represent the Defender U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Great Britain CCIO4*-NC-S. The event will take place during the Chatsworth International Horse Trials in Bakewell, England, from May 17-19. The U.S. combinations will be led by Chef d’Equipe Leslie Law. The following combinations have been named to the Defender U.S. Eventing Team and are...

2024 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant Competition Dates and Locations Announced

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Apr 11, 2024, 1:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2024 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant competitions. The program is open to junior riders competing in pony hunter and jumper classes and tests their knowledge of horsemanship topics including equine health, horse care, riding and showing, and tack and equipment. ©Kathleen Landwehr/US Equestrian The Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant program was created in 2002 by the friends and family of the late...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Jumping Team Short List for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 10, 2024, 4:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the 10 athletes who have been selected to the U.S. Jumping Team Olympic Short List for continued observation ahead of team selection for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games later this summer. The following athletes and horses have been selected to the U.S. Jumping Team Olympic Short List and are listed in alphabetical order: Karl Cook (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) and Caracole de la Roque , a 2012 Selle Français (Zandor Z x Pocahontas...

US Equestrian Announces Eventing Athletes for 2024 European Development Tour

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 10, 2024, 2:30 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations that have been selected for the U.S. Eventing European Development Tour for the spring of 2024. USEF Eventing Emerging and Development Coach Leslie Law will guide the combinations as they experience team competition in Europe. “The objective is to get these riders team experience,” said Law. “In Europe, they have so many opportunities to give riders experience in these team...

J.D. Massey Classic Horse Show Is Exhibitor-Friendly Thanks to the USEF Lite Program

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian | Apr 10, 2024, 1:00 PM

South Carolina’s J.D. Massey Classic Horse Show will celebrate its 90 th year with the 2024 edition, making it one of the longest-running horse shows in the country. With classes for American Saddlebreds , Hackneys , Morgans , roadsters , saddle seat equitation , and academy, this historic event held at Clemson University’s T. Ed Garrison Arena is an exciting early-season draw for the show horse community. This year, J.D. Massey will be livestreamed to a worldwide audience on USEF...

Markel and US Equestrian Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Partnership

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 5, 2024, 12:15 PM

Lexington, Ky . – US Equestrian is proud to announce the continued partnership with Markel into 2024, marking two decades of commitment to growing Dressage in the United States. As a part of their longstanding commitment to the Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships and the Markel/USEF Emerging Young Horse Program, Markel’s sponsorship has been instrumental in developing top level dressage horses through their support of the pipeline. This support has...

Upcoming Events from US Equestrian National Affiliates and NCEA - April/May 2024

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Apr 2, 2024, 1:00 PM

Spring is here and show season is in full force. Equestrian student athletes will have their moment in the spotlight with the NCEA National Championships for English and Western sports and the US Eventing Association's Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Championships on the horizon. USEF Network will feature exciting action from the trotting breeds at J.D. Massey Classic and Big D Charity. The spring season rounds out with The Devon Horse Show, one of the country's most iconic historic...

Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team Earns Win at 2024 World Equestrian Center - Ocala CPEDI3*

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 31, 2024, 11:00 PM

Ocala, Fla. – The Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team tallied their third win of 2024 at the World Equestrian Center - Ocala CPEDI3* in Ocala, Fla. Chef d’Equipe Michel Assouline led Beatrice de Lavalette and Sixth Sense, Rebecca Hart and Floratina, Kate Shoemaker and Colijn, and Roxanne Trunnell and Fan Tastico H to top honors in the team competition. Both seasoned and newer horses delivered strong efforts for the U.S. athletes in the CPEDI3* debut at the WEC – Ocala facility....