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USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final Set to Begin at UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 9, 2018, 1:07 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The country’s top saddle seat equitation riders have arrived in Kansas City, Mo., for the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final this Saturday, November 10. Held at Hale Arena during the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA)/American Royal National Championship Horse Show , 18 horse-and-rider combinations will go head-to-head in pursuit of the title. 2017 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final champion Molly Codeanne Open to junior members who have won a first- or...

US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® Kicks Off at the Kentucky Horse Park

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Yellow Horse Marketing for the US Dressage Finals | Nov 7, 2018, 7:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Dressage Federation’s (USDF) prestigious US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan kick off tomorrow at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park. From November 8-11, top dressage competitors from across the country will compete on a national stage, in an event that showcases adult amateurs and open division competitors from training level through Grand Prix. More than 380 entries will represent the USDF regions from a record breaking 42 states at the sixth...

US Equestrian and the Driving Sport Committee Open Search Process for Driving Performance Manager

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 5, 2018, 4:01 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) and its Driving Sport Committee are accepting applications for the newly created position of the U.S. Driving Performance Manager. This position will be part of the core U.S. driving team and staff that will lead U.S. Combined Driving into sustained success at the national and world championship level. The position will be on part-time basis and report to the USEF Director of Driving, held accountable by annual review to the USEF Sport Director and...

US Equestrian Now Accepting Coach Applications for 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 5, 2018, 1:00 PM EST

Photo by Sarah Bennett Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is excited to announce that coach applications are now being accepted for the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team. Two coaches will be selected for the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team, competing in New Orleans, La. in May, 2019. There is a possibility that two additional coaches will be selected for a team to compete at an Invitational Test Event on the west coast in July or October, 2019. Interested and qualified parties should...

Keeler and Whaley Earn Combined Driving National Titles to Close Out 2018 Season at Katydid

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 4, 2018, 8:34 PM EST

Jennifer Keeler and Amazing Grace win the USEF Single Pony Combined Driving National Championship (PicsofYou.com) Aiken, S.C. – Jennifer Keeler and Katie Whaley capped off an epic combined driving season by winning the final USEF Combined Driving National Championships of 2018 following the Katydid CDE on Sunday. After three phases of competition, Keeler finished with 149.45 penalties to secure the USEF Advanced Single Pony Combined Driving National Championship, while Whaley ended with...

Colleen Rutledge and C Me Fly Jump to Win the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship; Isabel Finemore and Rutherglen Capture USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship Title

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 4, 2018, 6:00 PM EST

Rutledge and C Me Fly USEF CCI1* Eventing National Champions (Brant Gamma Photo) Lexington, Va. – On the final day of the Virginia Horse Trials, Colleen Rutledge and C Me Fly jumped a clear round in the third and final phase of the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship to claim the title. In the USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship, it was Isabel Finemore and Rutherglen that emerged victorious, also jumping clear to become national champions. In contention for the top spot...

Sharon White Pulls Ahead After Cross-Country in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship; Kelsey Ann Quinn Maintains the Lead in the USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 3, 2018, 6:46 PM EST

Lexington, Va. – American combinations Sharon White and Kelsey Ann Quinn masterfully tackled John Michael Durr’s cross-country course on Saturday at the Virginia Horse Trials. White and Masterel pulled ahead to capture the lead in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship, while Quinn and Dandy Longlegs maintained their lead in the USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship. White (Summit Point, W.V.) sat in fifth following Friday’s dressage phase with the...

Three-Way Tie for First in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship; Kelsey Ann Quinn Tops the Leaderboard in USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship at the Virginia Horse Trials.

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 2, 2018, 6:59 PM EST

White and Highlife's Je T'aime (Brant Gamma Photos) Lexington, Va. – With the completion of the dressage phase behind them, Kelsey Ann Quinn and Dandy Longlegs command the field in the USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship at the Virginia Horse Trials. A three-way tie for second overall, and first in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championships between Ariel Grald with Monbeg Game Face, Sharon White with Highlife’s Je T’aime, and Colleen Rutledge with C Me...

52nd Annual Arabian and Half-Arabian U.S. National Championship Horse Show Hosts 1800 Horses, Denver Broncos’ Thunder, Chips for Charity Fundraiser, and National Youth Judging Contest

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 2, 2018, 4:00 PM EST

Photo by Howie Schatzberg Photography) Aurora, Colo. - Nearly 1,800 Arabian and Half-Arabian horses and 7,200 exhibitors, owners, trainers, and support staff from 44 states and six countries made Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla., their home for two weeks during the annual Arabian Horse Association’s (AHA) Arabian and Half-Arabian U.S. National Championship Horse Show . Credited by the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce with bringing $104 million in economic impact to the city of Tulsa, second...

US Equestrian Accepting Applications for 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 2, 2018, 11:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team. During years that the Saddle Seat World Cup competition is not held, members of the Young Rider Team will be eligible to represent the United States in other international competitions, whether at home or abroad. The purpose of the Young Rider Team is to develop athletes for future Saddle Seat World Cup competitions. The Saddle Seat World Cup is a...