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US Equestrian Names Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team for Adequan Global Dressage Festival 1 CPEDI3*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 8, 2020, 2:44 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations who will represent the Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 1 CPEDI3*. Held from January 8-11 in Wellington, Fla., the CPEDI3* will be the first team competition for the Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team in 2020. Michel Assouline will serve as the chef d’equipe. The following athlete-and-horse combinations will represent the Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team in the...

Cheryl Van Deusen and Kate Bishop Awarded Top Honors in Endurance

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 3, 2020, 10:19 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the winners of two prestigious awards in the discipline of endurance. Cheryl Van Deusen has been awarded the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award, and Kate Bishop has been awarded the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy. Cheryl Van Deusen and Hoover the Mover at the USEF Endurance National Championships (Becky Pearman Photography) The Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award is presented to the top U.S. senior endurance rider. This award...

US Equestrian Honors Sydney Schimack as 2019 Vaulter of the Year

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 2, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is proud to recognize Sydney Schimack (Laporte, Colo.) as the 2019 Vaulter of the Year. Schimack, who competed for the bronze medal-winning U.S. Vaulting Team Squad at the FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors, stood out among the applicant pool based on her 2019 competition scores, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. Seventeen-year-old Schimack competed in Europe for the first time this year, securing impressive placings in both the squad...

US Equestrian Announces Requirements for Use of FDA-Approved Zimeta™ (Dipyrone Injection)

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 31, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - Kindred Biosciences, Inc. announced the drug, Zimeta™ (dipyrone injection), has been approved for use in horses for the control of pyrexia (fever) by the U.S. Food and Drug administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. Dipyrone is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID); however, it is not one of the seven quantitatively restricted NSAIDs currently addressed by USEF Equine Drugs and Medications Rules. As such, it is a prohibited substance, but GR411...

US Equestrian to Recognize Ellen Di Bella with 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award and Julia Stone as 2019 Junior Equestrian of the Year

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 20, 2019, 11:10 AM 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 acknowledged at the 2020 US Equestrian Annual Meeting at the Hilton West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Fla. Ellen Di Bella is the winner of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, while Julia Stone is the 2019 Junior Equestrian of the Year. Both Di Bella and Stone will be recognized at the Pegasus Awards presented by Adequan® on Friday,...

US Equestrian Announces 2019 Equestrians of the Year Nominees, Voting Now Open

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 18, 2019, 6:56 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to introduce the 2019 Equestrians of Honor. For the first time, an International Equestrian of the Year and a National Equestrian of the Year will be named for their achievements in 2019. Winners are determined based on the results of online voting , which is now open through Thursday, January 2, 2020, at midnight. The 2019 International and National Equestrians of the Year will be awarded on January 10, 2020, during the 2019 Pegasus Awards...

US Equestrian Announces 2019 Horses of the Year Nominees, Voting Now Open

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 18, 2019, 6:56 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to introduce the following Horses of Honor, who had tremendous achievements throughout 2019. Each year, US Equestrian names a National Horse of the Year and an International Horse of the Year from the Horses of Honor roster. Winners are determined based on the results of online voting , which is now open through Thursday, January 2, 2020, at midnight. The International and National Horses of the Year will be named on January 11, 2020, during the...

Interscholastic & Intercollegiate Teams and Coaches to be Honored at Pegasus Awards Ceremony During 2020 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 18, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Lexington, KY - US Equestrian is proud to recognize the achievements of interscholastic and intercollegiate teams and their coaches during the Pegasus Awards dinner at the 2020 US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla. on Friday, January 10. US Equestrian’s Pegasus Awards celebration will honor and celebrate some of equestrian sport’s greatest horsemen and horsewomen, including the Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Equestrian and Junior Equestrian of the Year, Youth...

American Saddlebred Horse Association’s Devin Sell Wins 2019 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 17, 2019, 11:20 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce Devin Sell (Georgetown, Ky.) as the winner of the 2019 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award in recognition of her contributions and achievements this year. The USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award identifies outstanding youth members actively involved in their respective discipline or breed organizations and acknowledges their potential as future leaders in the equine industry. The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) nominated...

US Equestrian Announces 2020 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 9, 2019, 12:14 PM EST

Fulton, Mo. – Thirty-two aspiring team riders from 17 states competed in the U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Selection Trials at William Woods University on Saturday, December 7. Twenty athletes competed in the three-gaited section and 12 riders competed in the five-gaited section. Each phase consisted of one rail ride and one pattern ride on an unfamiliar horse. After impressive showings at the Selection Trials, 12 athletes were chosen to represent the United States at the 2020 Saddle...