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Intermediate and Preliminary Combined Driving National Championship Titles Up for Grabs at Garden State CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 10, 2019, 4:51 PM EST

Sandy Rose and her ponies were the 2018 USEF Preliminary Four-in-Hand Pony Combined Driving National Champions (Conklin Photographic LLC) Allentown, N.J. – Five divisions will crown combined driving national champions at the Garden State CDE, October 11-13. In 2018, the inaugural preliminary combined driving national championships were held at the Garden State CDE, but this year, the intermediate championship divisions have joined the lineup. A total of 18 combinations will compete for...

Juniors Spotlighted in Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships and Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 9, 2019, 4:08 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – All eyes will be on top junior competitors from around the country as they compete in two prime events for national championship honors October 10-13 at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. First, the jumpers will take to the main arena of the Pennsylvania Farm and Expo Center on Thursday for the start of the Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships. The equitation will close out the weekend with the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final on Sunday....

Welsh Ponies and Cobs Earn National Titles at WPCSA American National Show

by Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 8, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Tulsa, Okla. – The Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America (WPCSA) wrapped up their prestigious American National Show last week, where the riders and horses celebrated more than 50 years of competition history in Tulsa, Okla. From September 25-29, Expo Square at the Tulsa State Fair hosted over 200 exhibitors competing in 400 classes and a variety of disciplines. Divisions included halter, driving, hunter, English and Western pleasure, children’s, and more. These elite equine...

Ellie Ferrigno Captures Victory in 2019 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East

by From the US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | Oct 6, 2019, 7:59 PM EST

Gladstone, N.J. – The win in the 2019 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East went to Ellie Ferrigno (17) of Newtown, Conn., after four phases of competition on October 5-6 at the United States Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters in Gladstone, N.J. “I find it such an honor to be able to take the top spot in this final,” said Ferrigno. “It’s such a cool thing to do a final where US Equestrian is watching you and looking for...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Ties for Third Place in Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Final Challenge Cup

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 5, 2019, 7:44 PM EST

Barcelona, Spain – The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team secured a three-way tie for third place with Brazil and Great Britain in the Longines FEI Nations Cup Final Challenge Cup, finishing on a team score of 12 under the lights at Real Club de Polo de Barcelona in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland guided the team, which saw Eve Jobs, Laura Kraut, Chloe Reid and Richard Spooner contest the technical track designed by Santiago Varela of Spain. Libby Law...

Phone Scam Alert! Credit Card Security Information

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 4, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Dear US Equestrian Members, As a followup to our communication in the September 24 Equestrian Weekly newsletter , please be aware that US Equestrian has continued to receive reports of a phone scam where unknown individuals are contacting exhibitors and members, posing as show representatives or feed/bedding suppliers, and requesting credit card information over the phone for feed/bedding orders, which has led to fraudulent charges. In an effort to protect our members and spread awareness about...

US Equestrian Welcomes Official Education Partners: American National Riding Commission, Intercollegiate Dressage Association, and National Collegiate Equestrian Association

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 4, 2019, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to welcome the American National Riding Commission (ANRC), the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA), and the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) as the first three organizations to complete an Education Partner agreement, which will establish a strong foundational relationship between the organizations and US Equestrian to foster future endeavors and programs. The Education Partner Program was initiated to accomplish two goals...

Eventing Legend Custom Made Passes Away at 34

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 4, 2019, 11:23 AM EST

Custom Made and David O'Connor at the 2000 Olympic Games (Kit Houghton) Lexington, Ky. – Custom Made, a legendary U.S. event horse, was laid to rest on October 2 at the age of 34. Custom Made, the 17.1-hand Irish Sport Horse gelding (Bassompierre x Purple Heather/Ben Purple), was foaled in Ireland in 1985 and was imported to the U.S. in 1995 by owner Joseph Zada of Xandarius, LLC, to be a mount for David O’Connor. In their first year of partnership, “Tailor” and...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Moves on to Challenge Cup Following First Round of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 3, 2019, 6:03 PM EST

Barcelona, Spain – The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team placed 12th in the first round of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final on Thursday and will now turn their focus towards the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final Challenge Cup on Saturday, October 5. Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland led the team comprised of Eve Jobs, Laura Kraut, Richard Spooner, and McLain Ward, finishing on a team total of 17 faults. Richard Spooner (Agua Dulce, Calif.) and Quirado RC, entered the Olympic...

Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals Continue with East Coast Swing

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 3, 2019, 1:55 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 2019 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals continue with the East Coast competition, taking place October 5-6 at the United States Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters in Gladstone, N.J. Emma Catherine Reichow (Menlo Park, Calif.) earned the 2019 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West title aboard Campitello 5 last month, and a determined group of young athletes in the East Coast competition will vie to join...