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2021 USEF Advanced Single Horse and USEF Advanced Four-in-Hand Horse Combined Driving National Championships Set to Begin in New Jersey

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 7, 2021, 1:05 PM EST

2020 USEF Combined Driving National Champion Chester Weber. ©Erin Gilmore Photography Allentown, N.J. – The final USEF Combined Driving National Championships of 2021 take place this week as Advanced Single Horse and Advanced Four-in-Hand Horse competitors prepare to compete at the Garden State Combined Driving Event, October 7-10. The 2020 National Champions from both divisions will be defending their titles at this year’s event. Taylor Bradish (Windsor, S.C.) and Katydid...

Voting Open for 2021 FEI Awards With Three U.S. Equestrians Among Finalists

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 5, 2021, 1:15 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The FEI has announced the opening of the voting period for the 2021 FEI Awards on October 5, and US Equestrian is pleased to congratulate the members of the American equestrian community who have been named finalists. In the Best Groom category, Stephanie Simpson has been nominated for her role as groom for Olympic eventing athlete Boyd Martin. A native of Vermont, Simpson has worked for Martin for four years at his home base in Pennsylvania and across the globe for the...

Dates and Location Announced for U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions 2022-2024

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 4, 2021, 5:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the dates and location for the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions for 2022 through 2024. The event will return to HITS Chicago at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill., for this period, pending contract finalization and the dates are as follows: August 22-28, 2022 August 21-27, 2023 August 19-25, 2024 Festival of Champions hosts 16 National Championships for dressage, including several new divisions for 2022. The Young Horse...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Places Fifth at 2021 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | Oct 3, 2021, 6:16 PM EST

Barcelona, Spain – The NetJets ® U.S. Jumping Team finished fifth in the 2021 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ CSIO5* on October 3, 2021, in Barcelona, Spain, at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, the team consisted of Lillie Keenan, Laura Kraut, Schuyler Riley, and Spencer Smith. Ridland noted, “When we arrived here and looked at what we were going up against, those teams were the real deal teams; it was the ‘A’...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Advance to Final Round at 2021 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | Oct 1, 2021, 7:02 PM EST

Barcelona, Spain – The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team will advance to the final round of the 2021 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ CSIO5* after a sixth-place finish in the first round on October 1, 2021, in Barcelona, Spain, at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, the team consisted of Lillie Keenan, Laura Kraut, Schuyler Riley, and Spencer Smith. The tracks for the event are set by Spain’s own Santiago Varela, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic...

US Equestrian Announces CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced Level Competitions for 2023-2027

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 1, 2021, 6:44 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the competitions approved by the USEF Board of Directors to host CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L and Advanced level events during the 2023-2027 competition cycle under the new Eventing Calendar Process. The new process is designed to produce the most effective U.S. sporting calendar to properly develop and prepare High Performance horses and athletes to be competitive at international long format competitions and Championships both in the U.S. and...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Announced for Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 30, 2021, 8:41 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes selected to represent the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the 2021 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final hosted in Barcelona, Spain, at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. Competition will begin with the Nations Cup First Round competition taking place on Friday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. GMT+2, followed by the Nations Cup Final, which will feature the top eight teams qualified from the first round and is set to take place on...

Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Paso Robles Prepares Youth Athletes for Upcoming West Coast Final

by Carly Weilminster/US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 30, 2021, 4:00 PM EST

Paso Robles, Calif. – The second West Coast leg of the Adequan ® /USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge took place in Paso Robles, Calif., showcasing young talent in both the CCI2*-S and CCI3*-S divisions. Paso Robles served as the second to last leg of the Youth Team Challenge before the Woodside leg, October 7-9, and West Coast final, which will be held at Galway Downs in Temecula, Calif., from November 3-7. Audrey Sanborn and OBOS Quality Time. ©Ride On Photo Audrey Sanborn (San...

Selection Procedures Available for 2022 FEI Endurance World Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 29, 2021, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has published the Selection Procedures for the 2022 FEI Endurance World Championship, which is set to be held at Isola della Scala in Verona, Italy on October 22, 2022. The Selection Procedures have been approved by an Ad Hoc of the USEF Board of Directors by recommendation of the USEF International Disciplines Council and USEF Endurance Sport Committee. These Selection Procedures and supporting documents can be found on the USEF website here . Applications...

Friesian Breed’s Esteemed IFSHA World and Grand National Championship Horse Show Gets Underway

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 29, 2021, 8:48 AM EST

Springfield, Ohio – The International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA) is set to host the 2021 World and Grand National Championship Horse Show in Springfield, Ohio, from September 29 through October 3. Entries have brought the best of the Friesian breed to compete in more than 200 classes over the course of the show. Classes include a variety of disciplines, such as dressage, Western dressage, English pleasure, carriage pleasure driving, trail, in-hand, and more. Judges Ron...