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U.S. Dressage Team Combinations Pass First Horse Inspection at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Ahead of Competition Start Tomorrow

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 23, 2021, 4:40 AM EST

Tokyo, Japan - All three team combinations of the U.S. Dressage Team passed the First Horse Inspection this morning at Equestrian Park in Tokyo, Japan before the Olympic Ground Jury of Susan Hoevenaars (AUS), Francis Verbeek (NED), Janet Foy (USA), Andrew Gardner (GBR), Hans-Christian Matthiesen (DEN), Magnus Ringmark (SWE), and President of the Ground Jury Katrina Wuest (GER). US Equestrian Sabine Schut-Kery (Napa, Calif.) and Sanceo will lead with the first ride for the team on Saturday, July...

Official Statement on Withdrawal of Nick Wagman and Don John from Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 22, 2021, 9:31 PM EST

Tokyo, Japan - After arriving safely at the venue in Tokyo, Don John sustained a minor injury. He has continued to show improvement, but after further evaluation with the team veterinarian, the decision was made to withdraw him before the start of competition out of extraordinary precaution, and though it is believed he would have passed the horse inspection if presented, the team felt that he should not be considered to compete to ensure he has the proper time to fully heal. The team will...

Wasserman and Moreno Win Grand Championships at 2021 Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – West

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 22, 2021, 11:00 AM EST

Sonoma, Calif. – The 2021 edition of the Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – West closed out Wednesday at the Sonoma Horse Park with two new Grand Champions crowned along with seven section champions across the 3’6” and 3’3” fence heights. Stella Wasserman and Princeton. ©GrandPix Photography In the 3’6” section, Stella Wasserman (Beverly Hills, Calif.) and Princeton claimed the Overall Grand Champion tricolor and The...

MEDIA ALERT: U.S. Dressage Olympic Team Virtual Press Conference from Tokyo, Japan - Wednesday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. EDT/Thursday, July 22 at 9:00 a.m. JST

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 21, 2021, 7:58 AM EST

Tokyo, Japan - The U.S. Dressage Olympic Team will participate in a virtual press conference ahead of the start of competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The press conference will take place on Wednesday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. EDT / Thursday, July 22 at 9:00 a.m. JST and will include team athletes Adrienne Lyle, Steffen Peters, and Sabine Schut-Kery, as well as Chef d'Equipe Debbie McDonald. The press conference will be 30 minutes. Join Press Conference Here Team Press Officer Contact:...

Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – West Returns to Sonoma Horse Park

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 20, 2021, 11:00 PM EST

Sonoma, Calif. – Top hunter horses and youth riders made their way to Northern California for the Adequan ® /USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – West this week at the Sonoma Horse Park. The competition is seven sections strong, with competitors in the 3’3” and 3’6” heights completing three classes over two days: a classic round, under saddle, and handy hunter round. Each over fences round counts for 40% of the final score and the under saddle...

US Equestrian Competition Calendar Update

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 19, 2021, 11:00 AM EST

Dear USEF Members, As a follow-up to our recent webinar on competition calendar management, we are writing to provide an update on the competition calendar for the first trimester of the 2022 competition year (December 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022) in the state of Florida. In April 2021, the USEF Board approved a resolution to amend GR315 Mileage Exemptions to facilitate the collective review of all Mileage Exemption Requests for the first trimester of 2022 in the state of Florida. The Board...

Live Webinar – Competition Task Force Status Update: Hunter/Jumper Competition Structure Proposal

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 16, 2021, 1:00 PM EST

Join USEF President and Competition Task Force Chair Tom O’Mara and Chief Executive Officer Bill Moroney on Tuesday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. EDT for a 60-minute presentation to update the membership regarding the work of the US Equestrian Competition Task Force. As a follow-up to the Competition Task Force webinar held June 8, this session will provide important updates regarding the work of the task force, which continues to analyze the current competition environment, review member and...

Arabesque and Clara Propp Win 3’3” Overall Grand Championship at 2021 Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 14, 2021, 11:00 PM EST

Devon, Pa. – The 2021 edition of the Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East closed out with a bang on Wednesday with 213 entries from the 3’3” sections completing their Handy Hunter rounds in Devon’s Dixon Oval. USEF Junior Hunter 3’3” Overall Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Clara Propp (New York, N.Y.) and Arabesque had the winning Handy Round in the Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under section today, giving them the score they...

Wise Crowned 2021 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final Champion

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 14, 2021, 5:02 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Kendra Wise has been crowned the 2021 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final champion at the 85 th Annual Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. In the last class of the morning session on Wednesday, July 14, eight competitors demonstrated their skill during group railwork, and then executed an intricate individual pattern designed by judges Anne Judd (Lutz, Fla.), Paul Boone (Concord, N.C.), and Kristen Cater (Dunbarton, N.H.). In the 21 th anniversary of the...

Arabian Horse Competitors Return to Oklahoma City for 2021 Youth Nationals

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 14, 2021, 11:11 AM EST

Oklahoma City, Okla. – The Arabian Horse Association’s 29 th Annual Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is set to kick off at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., from July 15-24. In addition to the full schedule of Youth Nationals divisions, the Mid-Summer National Championship classes will also be held during the 10-day competition. The show is one of the most prestigious competitions on the calendar for Arabian horse youth competitors across the...