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Championship Season Is Underway for USEF National Breed and Discipline Affiliates

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 15, 2022, 3:00 PM EST

Summer is winding down, but some of the most exciting competitions of the 2022 horse show season are still ahead. Mark your calendar for these USEF affiliate national championships coming up this fall. Many of these events will be broadcast on USEF Network. Arabian & Half-Arabian Sport Horse National Championship Horse Show Sept. 12-17 Wilmington, Ohio Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian horses compete in a full slate of sport divisions, including carriage driving, dressage, Western...

US Equestrian Announces Formation of Hunter & Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation Judging Task Force

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 15, 2022, 1:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian (USEF) announces it will form a USEF Hunter & Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation Judging Task Force in the coming weeks to address member feedback received regarding judging in the hunter and hunter/jumping seat equitation disciplines, especially at the highest levels. Over the past several months, numerous members have contacted USEF leadership to provide input and express their concerns. Specific observations expressed have revealed the need to review several...

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Accepted at First Horse Inspection of 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships Pratoni

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 14, 2022, 5:01 PM EST

Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy – All five combinations of the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team were accepted by the ground jury of Christina Klingspor (SWE), Peter Gray (CAN), and Christian Steiner (AUT) at Centro Equestre Federale in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy ahead of the start of the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championship. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello and set to begin competition tomorrow with the first day of dressage with the first two combinations and final three...

Solid Performances for U.S. Combinations at 2022 Longines FEI WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championships for Young Horses

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 14, 2022, 3:00 PM EST

Jennifer Hoffmann and Mani’s Endeavor (Arnd Bronkhorst/arnd.nl) Ermelo, the Netherlands – Two combinations represented at the 2022 Longines FEI WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Ermelo, The Netherlands, from September 8-11. Jennifer Hoffmann and Mani’s Endeavor and Sabine Schut-Kery and Gorgeous Latino competed in the Six-Year-Old division, with U.S. Dressage Young Horse Coach Christine Traurig serving as Chef d’Equipe. “We went there...

Land Rover U.S. Driving Team Ready for 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 14, 2022, 11:10 AM EST

Le Pin-au-Haras, France – The Land Rover U.S. Driving Team finished the horse inspection and is set for the start of the 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses hosted in Le Pin-au-Haras, France, from September 15-18, 2022. The U.S. contingent is led by Chef d’Equipe Dee Aldrich, Team Coach Suzy Stafford, and Team Leader Danielle Aamodt with Team Veterinarian Dr. Jon Furlong. The combinations have been busy with final preparations and are ready to compete on the world...

US Equestrian Announces Formation of Hunter & Hunter/Jumper Seat Equitation Judging Task Force

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 14, 2022, 9:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian (USEF) announces it will form a USEF Hunter & Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation Judging Task Force in the coming weeks to address member feedback received regarding judging in the hunter and hunter/jumping seat equitation disciplines, especially at the highest levels. Over the past several months, numerous members have contacted USEF leadership to provide input and express their concerns. Specific observations expressed have revealed the need to review several...

Misdee Wrigley Miller Withdraws from 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Four-in-Hand Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 13, 2022, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Misdee Wrigley Miller (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) has notified US Equestrian that she will unfortunately be unable to participate in the 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Four-in-Hand Horses due to untimely personal health concerns and based on the recommendation from her physician. The 2022 FEI Driving World Championships for Four-in-Hand horses will take place from September 21-25, 2022, in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy. As a result of Miller’s withdrawal, Chester...

US Equestrian Announces New Ranch Division Open to All Breeds

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 12, 2022, 6:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce a new ranch section to be offered in the Western discipline beginning December 1, 2022. Ranch is a rapidly growing section across many breeds, and this new section within the Western chapter of the USEF Rulebook will aid in ensuring consistency and efficiency for licensed competitions offering these popular classes. A new ranch section will be offered in the Western discipline beginning December 1, 2022 (Ashley Swift/US Equestrian)...

US Equestrian Announces a Renewed Partnership with Custom Show Coat Designer Charles Ancona

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

Lexington Ky . – US Equestrian is excited to announce a renewed partnership with Charles Ancona, the Official Show Coat Designer and Supplier of U.S. Equestrian Teams. Charles will continue to provide custom designed tailcoats and show coats to the U.S. Equestrian Teams competing in FEI Nations Cups, the Olympics and Paralympics, and FEI World Championships. “Charles Ancona’s excellence in design and craftsmanship is world-renowned, and US Equestrian is proud to have a...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Finishes Seventh at Spruce Meadows BMO Nations Cup CSIO5*

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | Sep 10, 2022, 8:40 PM EST

Calgary, Alberta, Canada - The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team finished seventh in the $600,000 BMO Nations Cup during the 2022 Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament CSIO5* on September 10, 2022, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland led the team of Kent Farrington, Nicholas Dello Joio, Giavanna Rinaldi, and McLain Ward to tackle the course designed by two-time Olympic course designer Leopoldo Palacios (VEN). Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) was the...