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FEI Driving World Championships Canceled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

by From the Fédération Équéstre Internationale – Communications Department | Oct 2, 2020, 6:38 PM EST

Lausanne (SUI) - The FEI Driving World Championships, due to be held behind closed doors in Valkenswaard (NED) from October 7-11, have been canceled due to increased case numbers of COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The decision to cancel the Championships, which were for four-in-hand horse teams, was made by the City of Valkenswaard today. “It is devastating that the FEI Driving World Championships at Valkenswaard have had to be cancelled at the last minute, as everyone involved has put in so...

US Equestrian Accepting Nominations for Secretary/Treasurer and Independent Director Seats for Board of Directors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 2, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the positions of Secretary/Treasurer and Independent Director through October 23, 2020. Nominations may be submitted online by USEF Life and Senior Active members. In order to be eligible for nomination to the position of Secretary/Treasurer, the individual must have served on the Board of Directors within the last six years. Any USEF Senior active member is eligible to be nominated as an...

Misdee Wrigley Miller to Represent U.S. at 2020 FEI Driving World Championships Four-in-Hand

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 1, 2020, 4:39 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the horses-and-athlete combination who will compete at the 2020 FEI Driving World Championships Four-in-Hand, hosted in Valkenswaard, Netherlands from October 7-11, 2020. Misdee Wrigley Miller (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) will represent the United States with her team of Corelone B, a 13-year-old KWPN gelding, Doorman, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Alonso, an 11-year-old KWPN gelding, Zindgraaf, a 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, and...

USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final Entries Are Open

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 1, 2020, 3:43 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 72 nd annual USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final , held at the UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show , is accepting entries to the class until Friday, October 9. The preliminary round (Class 162) and final round (Class 175) will be held on Saturday, November 14, at the historic Hale Arena in Kansas City, Mo. Due to COVID-19, amended qualification requirements were announced for the 2020 championship earlier this year. Qualification for the 2020 USEF Saddle...

US Equestrian Announces 2021 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 28, 2020, 10:43 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian invites dressage riders to apply for the wildcard spots at the 2021 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week (RDHCW). The annual program is planned to take place at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla., in January 2021, with exact dates to be announced soon. The purpose of the RDHCW is to identify and develop the next generation of U.S. Dressage Team talent. Throughout the week, participants receive expert instruction on a variety of...

FEI Suspends UAE National Federation for Rules Violations

by Fédération Équestre Internationale – Communications Department Communications Department | Sep 25, 2020, 2:29 PM EST

Lausanne (SUI), September 25, 2020 - The FEI Board has suspended the National Federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following a detailed investigation into the circumstances around two National Endurance Events (CEN) in January and February 2020 - the Sheikh Mohammed Cup and The President's Cup – that should have been held as International Endurance Events (CEIs) as the number of foreign athletes far exceeded the quota permitted for National Events. Given the serious nature of...

US Equestrian Announces Combinations for 2020 FEI Driving World Championship for Singles

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 24, 2020, 3:37 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the horse-and-athlete combinations who will compete at the 2020 FEI Driving World Championship for Singles, which is set to take place in Pau, France from October 21-26, 2020. The combinations selected to the U.S. Driving Team for the 2020 FEI Driving World Championships for Singles are as follows (in alphabetical order): Taylor Bradish (Windsor, S.C.) and Katydid Duchess, an 11-year-old Welsh Pony Cross mare owned by Jennifer Matheson Jennifer...

Arabian and Half-Arabian Horses Put Best Foot Forward at AHA Sport Horse Nationals

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 21, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Nampa, Idaho – The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) is celebrating the beauty and versatility of the Arabian horse this week at the 2020 Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show from September 22-26 at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. Celebrating its 18 th anniversary, this unique show is currently the only sport horse competition offered by a breed association. With around 120 different classes across three rings, including dressage , speed jumper , and...

Skylar Wireman Shines at 2020 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 20, 2020, 10:46 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – A talented group of athletes demonstrated their skills over two days of competition at the 2020 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Once the final phase concluded on Sunday, 15-year-old Skylar Wireman was declared the champion. Wireman (Bonsall, Calif.) was able to climb to the top of leaderboard with the help of Hot Pants, Haven Farms’ 22-year-old KWPN gelding,...

US Equestrian Announces Virtual Program Observation Events for Dressage

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 18, 2020, 1:21 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – As part of its mission to identify and support up-and-coming athletes, USEF Dressage coaching staff will conduct a series of Virtual Observation Events to take place in October. These events are open to new athlete/horse combinations in three categories: Development (U25, Small Tour through Grand Prix) Youth (FEI Junior and Young Rider age) Young Horse (Four- to Seven-year-old horses) Selected athletes will receive feedback from the USEF coaching staff, and...