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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Set to Showcase History and Diversity of Arabian and Half-Arabian Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 13, 2019, 1:29 PM EST

Photo by Howard Schatzberg Photography Scottsdale, Ariz. – The legendary and culturally famed Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is set to begin on Thursday, February 14, through Sunday, February 24. The 64 th edition of the event is an 11-day showcase of the beauty and diversity of Arabian and Half-Arabian horses. Hosted by US Equestrian affiliate, the Arabian Horse Association’s (AHA) club, the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA), the show is held on the WestWorld show grounds,...

Brenin: The Story Behind the Roster

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Feb 12, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Darcie Grote and Nickie at the LAHJA Senior Medal Finals in October 2018, where they finished in the top 10, seventh overall. Photo: Kristin Lee Photography When Darcie Grote receives her copy of US Equestrian magazine ’s annual Horse of the Year issue in mid-April, she’ll have an extra reason to celebrate her horse’s championship in the United States Hunter Jumper Association Zone 9 Thoroughbred hunter division. Brenin—or Nickie, as he’s known around the...

Commercial General Liability Horse Insurance: Who Needs It and Why?

by Markel Insurance | Feb 5, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

If you run a business involving horses, whether it is training and boarding, offering riding lessons, or performing Photo: Pretty Pixels Photography farrier work, you need commercial equine liability insurance as part of your insurance risk-management plan. Sometimes referred to as general liability or just liability, it is protection that covers you and/or your business in the event there is personal injury, bodily injury, or property damage to others by you, your horse, or the premises for...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Named for Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 4, 2019, 5:27 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team will begin the 2019 FEI Nations Cup season with the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA on Sunday, February 17. The competition is part of the Palm Beach Masters CSIO running February 14-17 at Deeridge Farms in Wellington, Fla., and serves as the only qualifier on U.S. soil for the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final in October. In addition, Young Rider, Junior, and Children’s FEI Nations Cup competitions will run...

Applications Now Open for 2019 FEI Driving World Championships for Ponies Four-in-Hand, Pairs and Singles; FEI Driving World Championships for Pairs

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 1, 2019, 11:20 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian announces that applications are now open and available online for the 2019 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Driving World Championships for Ponies Four-in-Hand, Pairs and Singles and the FEI Driving World Championships for Pairs. Athlete and pony/horse combinations wishing to be considered for these events must submit an online application via the “My USEF” portal with the appropriate fee. Applications submitted on or before...

Annex A, Supplement to Dressage DR121 of USEF Dressage Rules Updates Effective February 1, 2019

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 1, 2019, 11:19 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) requests that members review Annex A, a supplement to DR121 of the USEF Dressage Rules for updates and changes that are in effect as of February 1, 2019. These rules can be found on the USEF website under the Dressage “ Rules & Equipment ” section, in the forms and publications. Important to note are the following, in addition to the updates and changes: Some previously unpermitted bits are now allowed at USEF/United States Dressage...

US Equestrian and The Dutta Corporation Continue Partnership

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 31, 2019, 10:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) and The Dutta Corporation will expand their successful partnership through 2021 to become the Official Equine Transport of US Equestrian and the Official Equine Transport of the U.S. Dressage, Eventing, and Jumping Teams. The Dutta Corp. will continue as the Official Sponsor of The Dutta Corp. United States Dressage Team and will also hold the following designations: Official Sponsor of US Equestrian Official Equine Air Transport of US Equestrian...

An Insider's View: Licensed Officials Share Advice and Thoughts

by Margaret Buranen | Jan 29, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

What are licensed officials at equestrian competitions really thinking? We asked four to share their wisdom on a range of topics: tips for competitors, insights into the challenges of officiating, and more. Photo: Andrea Evans/US Equestrian Danny Robertshaw, Lisa Gorretta, Donna Pettry-Smith, and Cindy Mugnier all graciously agreed to discuss their work in different areas of equine sport. The joy of competing in their respective disciplines, and the desire to give back to those disciplines or...

Strong Showing for U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team at Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 2 CPEDI3*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 19, 2019, 9:06 PM EST

From left to right: Judge at C Adrienne Pot, Roxanne Trunnell, Kate Shoemaker, Deborah Stanitski, Rebecca Hart, and Rowan O’Riley of Fair Sky Farm. Photo ©SusanJStickle.com. Wellington, Fla. – The U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team had a strong showing at the 2019 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, Fla. on January 18-19. The team consisted of Rebecca Hart (Wellington, Fla.), Kate Shoemaker (Peoria, Ariz.), Deborah Stanitski (Charleston, S.C.)., and...

USDA Temporarily Closes Miami Animal Import Center

by US Equestrian Communications Department and the American Horse Council | Jan 18, 2019, 4:15 PM EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is temporarily closing the Miami Animal Import Center to new arrivals after horses quarantined at the facility became sick. The Equine Disease Communication Center alert for this contains up to date information. APHIS is investigating to determine the specific cause of illness in these horses. Salmonellosis is suspected and the facility is taking precautions to control disease spread. More information...