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US Equestrian Announces U.S. Dressage Young Rider European Tour Team

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 26, 2021, 6:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the combinations for the U.S. Dressage Young Rider European Tour. The Tour provides a link to the Discover Dressage™ USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program, and an opportunity for the athletes to gain experience in a team competition format abroad. These athletes will compete as individuals at the Compiegne CDIY from May 27-30, 2021, and as a team at the CDIO-Y Hagen from June 8-13, 2021. U.S. Dressage Youth Coach George Williams will serve...

Markel Continues as Title Sponsor of USEF Young and Developing Horse National Championships for 2021

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 26, 2021, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that Markel® has renewed its title sponsorship of the Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse National Championships for 2021. These championships will take place at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions in August and include the following divisions: Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage National Championships for Four, Five, and Six Year Olds Markel/USEF Developing Horse Dressage National Championships for Prix St. Georges and Grand...

US Equestrian Launches Enhanced Horse and Rider Reports for All Breeds and Disciplines

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 26, 2021, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian members will soon have access to improved horse and rider reports that are customized to their breed and discipline. By popular request from the membership, the updated reports provide more detailed at-a-glance information, along with enhanced sport-specific competition results to give horse owners and athletes an uncluttered view of the most relevant information for their discipline. These reports display a horse's or athlete’s results history...

Five USEF Advanced Pony and Intermediate Combined Driving National Champions Crowned at Katydid CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 26, 2021, 9:19 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – It was a great week of competition at the Katydid Combined Driving Event at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Bad weather on Saturday resulted in a schedule change with all dressage tests taking place on Thursday and the marathon day moving to Friday. After a day off on Saturday, Sunday’s cones phase decided the final results. Five USEF Advanced Pony and Intermediate Combined Driving National Championship titles were awarded at Tryon. USEF Advanced...

Oliver Townend and Boyd Martin Take the Wins at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship presented by MARS Equestrian™

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 25, 2021, 10:00 PM EST

2021 Land Rover/USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Champion Boyd Martin and On Cue. (Leslie Potter/US Equestrian) Lexington, Ky. – Oliver Townend completed a hat trick this year at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™, adding a third consecutive win at a venue that the British eventer describes as “the most special in the world.” In 2018 and 2019, Townend took the top spot in the CCI5*-L with Cooley Master Class, but this year it was...

Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class Take Over Lead in 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™; Boyd Martin and On Cue Hold Second Place Heading into Final Day of Competition

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 24, 2021, 6:19 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – After an exciting day of cross-country action from 61 CCI5*-L combinations at the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian, the leaderboard saw several changes, finishing with Oliver Townend (GBR) and Ballaghmor Class holding a slight lead over Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and On Cue, who currently are in second place. Tim Price (NZL) and Xavier Faer round out the top three, as all eyes turn to the final phase tomorrow. Boyd Martin and On...

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous Maintain Lead, Tamie Smith and Mai Baum Close Behind After Day Two of 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 23, 2021, 9:35 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The second day of dressage at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™ saw strong performances from the remaining 33 athlete-and-horse combinations. Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous remain at the top of the leaderboard with a score of 21.7, but Tamie Smith and Mai Baum are only one-tenth of a penalty point behind on a score of 21.8. Tamie Smith and Mai Baum (Leslie Potter/US Equestrian) Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) and Mai Baum went later in...

Adequan® Renews Sponsorship of USEF Junior Hunter Championships for 2021

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 23, 2021, 11:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – American Regent Animal Health, maker of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), has renewed its title sponsorship of the USEF Junior Hunter National Championships for 2021 and the live stream of these competitions on USEF Network. The Adequan/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships consist of an East Coast and a West Coast final. The East Coast championship is scheduled for July 12-14 at Brandywine Horse Shows in Devon, Pa. The West Coast championship will...

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous Lead the Field After Day One of the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 22, 2021, 7:37 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Despite some unseasonably cool, windy, and even snowy weather in Kentucky this week, day one of the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian TM got off to a strong start with the first 30 horse-and-athlete pairs in the CCI5*-L taking their turn in the dressage arena on Thursday. With the first half of the CCI5*-L competitors completing the first phase, the leaderboard already has some heavy hitters at the top. Marilyn Little (Howey, Fla.) and...

FEI Tribunal Imposes Ten-Year Suspension on Andrew Kocher

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 22, 2021, 2:30 PM EST

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) unequivocally supports the decision of the FEI Tribunal to suspend athlete Andrew Kocher for 10 years and disqualify his results from eight events between June 2018 and November 2019 for the use of electric spurs. Mr. Kocher has also been fined CHF 10,000 and ordered to pay costs of CHF 7,500. USEF will reciprocate the suspension which began provisionally October 28, 2020 pending the FEI Tribunal hearing. “The U.S. Jumping Team does not...