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Coaches Named for Defender U.S. Driving Team for the 2024 FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Apr 30, 2024, 2:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the coaching team for the Defender U.S. Driving Team for the 2024 FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses. Mieke van Tergouw will serve as team coach and Claudio Fumagalli will be the assistant coach for the U.S. team at the championships which will take place Sept. 19-22, 2024, at Le Pin au Haras, France. Mieke van Tergouw and Claudio Fumagalli. ©Krisztina Horváth/Hoefnet.com As team coaches, van Tergouw and...

US Equestrian Announces New USEF Para Dressage Center of Excellence

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 30, 2024, 1:30 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the addition of Unicorn Therapeutic Riding of Pennington, N.J., as the ninth USEF Para Dressage Centers of Excellence (COE). Unicorn Therapeutic Riding began in 1988 providing equine-assisted activities for children and adults with physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities. The USEF COE program, founded in 2015, is designed to grow the sport of para dressage throughout the United States, playing a critical role in pipeline...

Townend and Cooley Rosalent Win, Nicholson and Vermiculus Are Top U.S. Pair at 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 28, 2024, 7:30 PM

Lexington, Ky. – The show jumping phase closed out the 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian (K3DE). Oliver Townend (GBR) secured his fourth K3DE win with Cooley Rosalent. As the top Americans in the CCI5*-L, Lauren Nicholson and Vermiculus won the Defender/USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship presented by MARS Equestrian. In the Cosequin Lexington CCI4*-S, Will Coleman and Diabolo moved up from second place to take the win. Defender Kentucky Three-Day...

McEwen and JL Dublin Remain in First, Farley and Phelps Are Top Americans After Cross-Country at 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 27, 2024, 7:30 PM

Lexington, Ky. – The exciting cross-country phase took place on Saturday at the Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian (K3DE). Tom McEwen (GBR) and JL Dublin stayed in the lead in the CCI5*-L after a solid round, while Mia Farley and Phelps moved into first in the Defender/USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship presented by MARS Equestrian. In the Cosequin Lexington CCI4*-S, Liz Halliday and Miks Master C remained atop the leaderboard. Defender Kentucky...

McEwen and JL Dublin Lead Overall, Halliday and Nicholson Tied as Top Americans After Day Two at 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 26, 2024, 7:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – The dressage phase concluded Friday at the Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian (K3DE), and new combinations stepped into the lead. Tom McEwen (GBR) and JL Dublin led the CCI5*-L after an excellent test. Liz Halliday and Cooley Nutcracker and Lauren Nicholson and Vermiculus were tied as the top American combinations in the CCI5*-L field, making them the co-leaders in the Defender/USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship presented by MARS...

Ingham and Banzai du Loir Lead Overall, Hollberg and Capitol H I M Are Top Americans After Day One at 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 25, 2024, 6:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – The Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian (K3DE) started with brisk spring weather for the first day of dressage competition. Yasmin Ingham (GBR) and Banzai du Loir led the CCI5*-L after a stellar performance in the first phase. As the top American combination in the CCI5*-L field, Hannah Sue Hollberg and Capitol H I M led Defender/USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship presented by MARS Equestrian. In the Cosequin Lexington CCI4*-S, Boyd...

Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team Completes Successful Weekend at Fontainebleau CPEDI3* & Test Event for the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Dept. | Apr 25, 2024, 1:44 PM

Fontainebleau, France – The Perrigo U.S. Dressage Team finished a banner weekend at the Fontainebleau CPEDI3* and Test Event for the 2024 Paralympic Games, showcasing new horse and rider combinations and improving on marks from the firs few CPEDI competitions this season. The team was led by Chef d’Equipe Michel Assouline and consisted of three U.S. combinations with Rebecca Hart and Floratina, Fiona Howard aboard Jagger, and Kate Shoemaker with Vianne. Fiona Howard & Jagger...

Competition Begins at 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 24, 2024, 5:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – The Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™ (K3DE) is set to begin following the completion of the first horse inspection. A field of 35 combinations from seven countries are competing for the title in the CCI5*-L. The world-class event also hosts the Defender/USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship presented by MARS Equestrian™. The highest-placed U.S. combination in the CCI5*-L will win the national champion title and be presented...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Jumping Team for 2024 FEI Jumping Nations Cup CSIO3* Competitions at Kronenberg and Roeser

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 23, 2024, 11:00 AM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Netherlands CSIO3* in Kronenberg, Netherlands, from May 16-19, and the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Luxembourg CSIO3* in Roeser, Luxembourg, from June 6-9, which are part of the Longines European Equestrian Federation (EEF) Series. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski at both competitions. The following athletes have been named to...

Raymond Helmuth and Kendro Win 2024 USEF Combined Driving National Championship for Advanced Single Horses at Katydid CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 22, 2024, 2:00 PM

Mill Spring, N.C. – It was an exciting week of competition at the Katydid Combined Driving Event (CDE) with eight combinations from the FEI 3* H1 and Open Advanced H1 divisions contesting the USEF Combined Driving National Championship for Advanced Single Horses. After three phases of competition, Raymond Helmuth and Kendro were victorious after delivering strong performances across the board. Raymond Helmuth and Kendro (Shannon Brinkman Photo) Helmuth (Cambridge, Iowa) and Kendro...