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Lee McKeever Honored with FEI Best Groom Award

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 20, 2018, 2:20 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Today, the FEI announced that Lee McKeever , groom to four-time Olympian McLain Ward, has won the 2018 FEI Best Groom Award. Outgoing FEI Bureau members Hanfried Haring and John McEwen presented McKeever with the prestigious honor at the FEI Awards Gala in Manama, Bahrain, in front of hundreds of equestrian fans, fellow FEI Award recipients, and stakeholders representing 133 National Equestrian Federations. The FEI Best Groom Award spotlights the individual working behind...

AMHA’s Clea Cloutier Wins 2018 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 20, 2018, 9:38 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce that Clea Cloutier is the recipient of the 2018 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award. This award recognizes outstanding youth members for their achievements and identifies potential future leaders in the equine industry. The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) nominated Cloutier, who is actively involved in the AMHA Youth (AMHAY). 2018 USEF Sportsman's Award recipient, Clea Cloutier Cloutier (Derry, N.H.) grew up with horses,...

Frequently Asked Questions: U.S. Center for SafeSport Training

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 15, 2018, 6:00 PM EST

Lexington, KY – The US Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced a rule change on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 requiring that effective January 1, 2019 all USEF members 18-years-old and older, with a Competing Membership, must complete SafeSport Training in order to be eligible to participate in USEF activities, including competitions. To provide further guidance, below are a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the new rule change. Please note, there are three modules to the training...

Lamplight Equestrian Center Named Host for 2019 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 15, 2018, 1:43 PM EST

Photo by Taylor Pence/US Equestrian Lexington, Ky. – The Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill., has been named as the host location for the 2019 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, August 20-25, 2019. The U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions will once again host all 14 USEF Dressage National Championships, including the Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships and the USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championships presented...

US Equestrian Announces Dates and Location of the 2019 FEI NAYC for Dressage

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 14, 2018, 2:50 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - Following the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) board meeting on Monday, November 12, the board of directors confirmed the dates and location of the 2019 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) North American Youth Championships (NAYC) for Dressage. Subject to official approval from the FEI, Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y., will host the FEI NAYC for Dressage July 30-August 4, 2019. For the second straight year, the NAYC for Dressage will run in conjunction...

Donate To the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund and Join US Equestrian in Helping Horses Affected by California Wildfires

by Julian McPeak, US Equestrian Communications | Nov 13, 2018, 3:49 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – With the deadliest wildfire raging in the state’s history and nearly 210,000 acres burned and ablaze from fires across the state, California and its citizens and equine community are facing one of equestrians’ worst fears. Many people have been forced to flee their homes, farms, and ranches, with little or no warning, turning horses and livestock loose to fend for themselves and hope for their survival. Photo: AdobeStock/Mike Blake/Reuters Banding together as...

Integrating a New Horse into a Herd

by Margaret Buranen | Nov 13, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

Good biosecurity protocols are key when a new horse arrives. Photo: AdobeStock/Rita Kochmarjova When a new horse joins your barn, he also joins your herd of horses. As he finds a place in your heart, he also finds his place in the herd. Your new horse’s connection with the other horses begins before he steps out of the trailer at his new home. Thinking of that relationship focuses your attention where it should be first: on the health of all of the horses. “Be sure the new horse is...

Champions Emerge at 2018 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®

by Edited Press Release from Yellow Horse Marketing for the US Dressage Finals | Nov 13, 2018, 2:06 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Every year the nation’s top dressage horse-and-rider combinations gather at the Kentucky Horse Park for the United States Dressage Federation’s (USDF) US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® . Held November 8-11, the 2018 competition hosted more than 380 entries representing a record breaking 42 different states. James Koford and Adiah HP Vying for national titles, competitors riding horses of a variety of breeds competed in Training Level through Grand...

It’s the Final Countdown to the AON/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National Horse Show

by Edited Press Release from Blenheim EquiSports | Nov 12, 2018, 3:38 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The inaugural AON/United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) National Championships kick off tomorrow, November 13-18, at The Las Vegas National Horse Show CSI4*-W . Held at South Point Equestrian Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., riders will compete for national titles and have an opportunity to earn Horse of the Year points in their sections. All competitors and their families will also enjoy free VIP access, fun activities throughout the week, and an experience to...

Berget Rides to 2018 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final Win

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 10, 2018, 5:48 PM EST

Kansas City, Mo. – The top saddle seat equitation riders in the U.S. faced a rigorous challenge on Saturday, November 10, as they competed for top honors in the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final at the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA)/American Royal National Championship Horse Show . Twelve of the 18 horse-and-rider combinations in the preliminary ride-offs were called back for the final round of competition by judges Sandy Sessink (Elyria, Ohio), Nancy Troutman (Salem,...