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US Equestrian Announces Update to Short List for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games U.S. Dressage Team

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 30, 2019, 12:17 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced an update to the Short List for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games U.S. Dressage Team. Ashley Holzer (Wellington, Fla.) has withdrawn herself and Valentine, her nine year-old Hanoverian mare, from consideration for the Pan American Games. “After consulting with my team and [U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe] Debbie [McDonald], we feel it is in Valentine’s best interest to not push for the Pan American Games and...

US Equestrian Designates Maryland International CCI3*-S as Final Preparation Event for Lima 2019 Pan American Games U.S. Eventing Team

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 29, 2019, 4:03 PM EST

Lexington Ky. – US Equestrian has announced that the Maryland International CCI3*-S will serve as the final preparation event for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games U.S. Eventing Team, in accordance with the U.S. Eventing Team selection procedures . The competition is part of the Maryland International + Horse Trials taking place July 5-7 at The Highlands at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Md. Running Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6, the Maryland International CCI3*-S is an opportunity for...

US Equestrian Announces Continued Partnership with Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Title Sponsor of National Pony Medal Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 29, 2019, 10:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Inc. will continue as the title sponsor of the USEF National Pony Medal Championship at the USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm. Competition will be held August 6-11 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. The Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Championship finals will begin Sunday, August 11, at 7 a.m. “Marshall & Sterling’s...

USEF/USPEA Adds Two Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 28, 2019, 3:22 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) and the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) are excited to announce the launch of two additional USEF/USPEA National Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence (COE). The USEF Selection Committee carefully scrutinized the application and upheld the highest standards upon recommending the following facilities to be named with this prestigious COE title. HorseAbility's Mary Hummell with instructor Pam...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Jumping Development Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Lisbon CSIO3*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 24, 2019, 3:59 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following athletes to U.S. Jumping Development Team from May 30-June 2 in Lisbon, Portugal. Anne Kursinski will serve as chef d’equipe for the U.S. team. The following athletes are representing the U.S. Jumping Development Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Lisbon CSIO3* (in alphabetical order): Taylor Alexander (Castle Rock, Colo.) Noel Fauntleroy (Manakin Sabot, Va.) Zazou Hoffman (Santa Monica, Calif.) Connor Husain (The Plains,...

US Equestrian Names NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Canada

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 23, 2019, 11:25 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team will compete in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Canada on Sunday, June 2. The competition is part of the Langley Odlum Brown BC Open, taking place Wednesday, May 29, through Sunday, June 2, at Thunderbird Show Park. It also serves as the last qualifying competition in the North America, Central America & Caribbean division for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final in October. In addition, Junior and Children’s FEI Nations...

A Letter from the President and Chief Executive Officer

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 22, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Dear US Equestrian Members, On behalf of US Equestrian (USEF), thank you for your membership and participation in equestrian sport. As our sport moves into the busiest time of the year, we are reaching out to you to provide an update on some of the important initiatives underway at US Equestrian. Safe Sport: An Update and New Policy Announcement First off, we want to thank all our members who have taken the SafeSport Training. It is the foundation of our Safe Sport program and is designed to...

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Takes Third at 2019 FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | May 19, 2019, 4:45 PM EST

Compiègne, France – After two days of strong performances at the 2019 FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France, The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team comprised of Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Heather Blitz, Shelly Francis, Nick Wagman, and led by U.S. Dressage Development Coach Charlotte Bredahl as Chef d’ Equipe for the Compiègne CDIO5*, finished third out of seven international teams with 51 points. Great Britain won the Nations Cup with 24 points, followed by Sweden in...

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Set Sights on FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 17, 2019, 2:16 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team is headed to their first European team competition of the year for the FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France from May 18-19 at Les Internationaux de Dressage in Compiègne. Led by U.S. Dressage Development Coach Charlotte Bredahl, the team of Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Heather Blitz, Shelly Francis, and Nick Wagman will go head-to-head with six other teams when competition gets underway on Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Additionally, U.S....

Important Information Regarding Synephrine, Equine Prohibited Banned Substance

by Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) | May 15, 2019, 5:20 PM EST

The FEI would like to warn the equestrian community regarding synephrine, a substance listed as a Banned Substance (Specified Substance*) on the Equine Prohibited Substances List. Note: Synephrine is also a banned substance under United States Equestrian Federation Drugs and Medications rules A high number of samples taken from horses under the Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Programme have tested positive for the substance. Although investigations into the sources of the positive...