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Updates to 2022 USEF Dressage Tests for Eventing

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 6, 2022, 11:23 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - During the presentation of the 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, changes were discussed to help further clarify the movement requirements in the tests. Marilyn Payne, chair of the Test Writing Task Force, worked with the USEF to clarify the language used within the movements, without substantive changes to the movements themselves. The updated tests are published on the USEA Website here . Organizers who purchased the digital...

Live Stream Schedule Announced for 2022 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 5, 2022, 11:00 AM EST

Wellington, Fla. – Participants are preparing for the first sessions of the 2022 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week (RDHCW) at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla., which begins on Thursday, January 6. Twenty youth athletes will participate in this year’s RDHCW, which includes a theory lecture by Robert Dover; educational sessions on equine health, hoof care, athlete fitness and nutrition, and other topics; and mounted instruction with world-class...

USEF Eventing 2023 Calendar Webinar

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 4, 2022, 4:10 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . - This webinar will focus on the 2023 Eventing Calendar process and current competition schedule for the upcoming year. Committee Chairs Jonathan Elliott, Lynn Symansky, and Jonathan Holling will discuss the calendaring process used for 2023 and the feedback received to date. When : January 19, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. EST Register Here

US Equestrian Announces Virtual Sessions Ahead of the 2022 USEF Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 4, 2022, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 2022 USEF Annual Meeting is set to take place January 13-15 in Naples, Fla. In addition to the in-person meetings being held in Naples, USEF is pleased to offer members the opportunity to join several informational sessions which will be held virtually via Zoom during the week of the Annual Meeting. These webinars will introduce attendees to some of the diverse breeds and disciplines that are part of the USEF community. Attendance to these webinars is free, but...

Final Call for Media Credentials: 2022 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 4, 2022, 11:49 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2022 US Equestrian Annual Meeting will take place in Naples, Fla., at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, January 13-15, 2022. Members of the media who would like to attend should submit a request for credentials by January 5, 2022. The US Equestrian Annual Meeting hosts council meetings as well as the Pegasus Awards Celebration and SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards Celebration, which wrap up the 2021 competition year across all breeds and disciplines. US Equestrian...

Update: USEF Annual Meeting and Awards Galas

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 3, 2022, 4:31 PM EST

After careful consideration, we plan to go forward with the USEF Annual Meeting, Pegasus Awards, and SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards as scheduled in Naples, Florida, from January 13-15, 2022. We look forward to seeing all of you next week. To ensure we are providing the safest possible setting for all participants, we are implementing the following protocols: We strongly recommend that all attendees be fully vaccinated, including the booster, when eligible. Consider taking a COVID test...

Athletes Announced for 2022 USEF Horsemastership Training Series

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 30, 2021, 1:37 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the participants for the upcoming 2022 Horsemastership Training Series. The first in-person session is set to take place at Equestrian Village in Wellington, Fla. from January 6-9. The USEF Horsemastership Training Series will provide both mounted and unmounted instruction and educational opportunities to selected athletes and is designed to identify and develop the next generation of top U.S. Jumping team athletes. The 2022...

US Equestrian Announces Next Phase of USEF Para Dressage Centers of Excellence Program

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 23, 2021, 8:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - After careful review from current centers and stakeholders, US Equestrian is excited to announce the launch of the next phase of the USEF Para Dressage Centers of Excellence (COE) Program . Launched in 2015, the goal of the COE program is to work with centers that are offering opportunities that align with the USEF Para Equestrian Program Pathway to serve as a foundation for high performance para dressage athlete development. The program is focused on four key performance...

US Equestrian Recognizes Kathy Kusner and Howard Simpson with 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award and Sophia Huffman as 2021 Junior Equestrian of the Year

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 20, 2021, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Junior Equestrian of the Year Award to be presented at the 2022 US Equestrian Annual Meeting . Kathy Kusner and Howard Simpson are the winners of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award, while Sophia Huffman is the 2021 Junior Equestrian of the Year. Kusner, Simpson, and Huffman will be recognized at the Pegasus Awards Dinner Celebration on Thursday, January 13. Lifetime Achievement...

Voting Is Now Open for 2021 USEF Horse of the Year and Equestrian of the Year Awards

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 17, 2021, 3:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the 2021 Horse of the Year and Equestrian of the Year nominees. The International and National Equestrians of the Year will be announced at the 2021 Pegasus Awards Dinner Celebration on Thursday, January 13, and the International and National Horses of the Year will be announced at the 2021 SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards Dinner Celebration on Saturday, January 15, at the 2022 US Equestrian Annual Meeting in Naples, Fla. Horses...