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AON/USHJA National Championships Set to Begin at Las Vegas National Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 11, 2019, 2:52 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The second annual AON/United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) National Championships kick off this evening with the $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby Professional Section. The Championships will take place at South Point Equestrian Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., from November 11-17 in conjunction with The Las Vegas National Horse Show . Riders will compete for national titles and have an opportunity to earn Horse of the Year points in their sections. All competitors and...

Interscholastic Equestrian Association Becomes an Official USEF Educational Partner

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 7, 2019, 2:05 PM EST

Lexington, KY – US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), is extending our multi-year affiliation by becoming an Education Partner. This is an important addition to our expanding family of official Education Partners. A subset of the USEF Alliance Partner program, Education Partners are comprised of non-profit organizations whose mission is to provide opportunities for participation in equestrian sport to individuals attending scholastic...

Calling Youth Members - We Want to Feature YOU!

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 7, 2019, 9:10 AM EST

Join us in being a part of a video showcasing how YOU are the future of equestrian sport! Tell us how you got started riding and why you love horses. Submit cell phone or home video footage sharing your story, as well as clips of you riding, taking a lesson, grooming, or just a selfie video with your horse. Footage can be of you as an individual or with a group of friends at the barn or at a show. The final video made from all the submissions will be featured on US Equestrian’s social...

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

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 6, 2019, 11:33 AM 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 7-10, 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 340 entries from 36 states and the District of Columbia will represent all nine of the...

Thompson Earns Tricolors in the USEF Advanced Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship at the Katydid Combined Driving Event

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | Nov 4, 2019, 9:22 AM EST

Jennifer Thompson and Funnominial CG (Picsofyou.com) Aiken, S.C. – Jennifer Thompson and Funnominial CG added champion to their resume in the 2019 USEF Advanced Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship at the Katydid CDE. Thompson’s strong dressage test helped the pair earn the tricolors to finish with a final cumulative score of 156.87 penalties. With a banner year for the newly partnered Thompson (Lodi, Wis.) and Funnominial CG, her nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood...

Iberian Horses Take Center Stage at IALHA National Championship Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 4, 2019, 9:14 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association (IALHA) is gearing up to host the 2019 IALHA National Championship Horse Show from November 5-9 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. IALHA Nationals brings together the country’s top Andalusian and Lusitano horses to compete in an array of disciplines including dressage, driving, heritage costume, reining, in-hand morphology and movement classes, working equitation, and much more. The...

Allison Springer and Francesca Spoltore Crowned USEF CCI2*-L Eventing National Champions

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Leslie Threlkeld | Nov 3, 2019, 6:50 PM EST

Lexington, VA — As the highest placed American in the CCI2*-LA division, Allison Springer (Upperville, Va.) and Crystal Crescent Moon took home the USEF CCI2*-L Eventing National Championship and the Richard Collins Trophy in style, finishing on their dressage score of 30.0 to secure this year’s coveted honors. Allison Springer and Crystal Crescent Moon captured the USEF CCI2*-L National Championship and the Richard Collins Trophy. Photo Credit: BrantGammaPhotos “He’s my...

U.S. Junior Team Takes Bronze At FEI Jumping Junior Nations Cup™ Tianjin CSIOJ

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | Nov 3, 2019, 10:44 AM EST

Tianjin, China – The team of three junior athletes who traveled to China to represent the United States at the FEI Jumping Junior Nations Cup™ Tianjin CSIOJ in Tianjin, China, claimed the bronze medal in a positive, educational experience at their first intercontinental FEI Nations Cup competition. On November 3 at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club, the team of Rachel Long (Horseshoe Bend, Idaho), Kyle Perkovich (Long Grove, Ill.), and Madison Rauschenbach (Newburgh, N.Y.)...

US Equestrian Hosts Official Grand Opening of New Headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 2, 2019, 12:51 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian, the national governing body for equestrian sport in the United States, hosted an official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly-completed, state-of-the-art headquarters located at the Kentucky Horse Park. The new building will provide a collaborative work space for more than 155 employees and service the organization’s 145,000 members, 11 breeds, 18 disciplines, and 20 affiliates. As part of the United States Olympic and Paralympic...

U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stars Team Wins Gold at Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event

by Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 2, 2019, 11:55 AM EST

Las Vegas, Nev. – The 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stars Team secured the gold medal and gained valuable experience in international competition at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event in Las Vegas, Nev. Hosted at South Point Arena and Equestrian Center from October 29 through November 1, the U.S. team faced off against a tough Canadian team in three-gaited saddle seat equitation. Under the guidance of Coach Christy Parker (Hortense, Ga.) and Assistant Coach Mary Mag...