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US Equestrian Approves Pandemic-Related Rule Modifications for 2020

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 21, 2020, 8:15 PM EST

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has approved additional modifications to USEF rules in accordance with a resolution approved by the Board of Directors to address issues related to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. A summary of the most recent modifications is listed below and the full content of each modification has been added to the comprehensive listing of modifications and appear in blue font. The full listing of rule modifications related to COVID-19 impacts can be...

US Equestrian Announces Updates to 2020 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunt Seat Medal Qualification Process

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 18, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced updates to the 2020 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunt Seat Medal qualification process and point structure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted the suspension of points, scores, money won, qualifications, and rankings towards USEF owned events, programs, and teams enacted on March 16, 2020. The suspension will be lifted on June 1, 2020, allowing for 2020 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunt Seat Medal Final qualifying classes to resume. The...

U.S. Jumping Announces Important Updates to Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 15, 2020, 4:53 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian has approved the recommendation of the Ranking List Task Force and Jumping Sport Committee to proceed in the following manner with the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List calculations due to the impacts of COVID-19. The Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List points will be frozen (no points will age for athletes or horses) as of March 20, 2020, which was the last list before USEF’s suspension took effect on March 16, 2020. The Ranking List calculations will...

US Equestrian Announces Continued Partnership with Dover Saddlery

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 14, 2020, 3:40 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce Dover Saddlery’s continued sponsorship of the USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final. The 2020 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final will be held at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show from October 8-17, 2020. ©Al Cook www.alcookphoto.com As part of this continuing partnership, all US Equestrian members receive a 10% discount on Dover Saddlery purchases through the MemberPerks program (certain exclusions apply). In addition,...

From President Murray Kessler: Returning to Competitions After COVID-19

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 12, 2020, 3:20 PM EST

Dear USEF Members, Here we go! About 50% of states have begun their phased reopening and several competitions are already on the new Calendar. This works well with the USEF date of June 1 for reinstatement of points. While many events and championships have been canceled, USEF has approved over 100 rule modifications to assist competition organizers with rescheduling events. We have also put in place strict competition protocols and resources to help make them as safe as possible under the...

US Equestrian Accepting Host Bids for 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 11, 2020, 1:05 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is now accepting host bid applications for the 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast as a result of the cancellation of the 2020 Brandywine Horse Shows. The 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast was originally scheduled to be held from July 5-7, 2020, in Devon, Pa. Host sites interested in submitting a bid must do so by May 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. ET. If no acceptable bid applications have been received by the...

2020 USEF/AVA National Championships and FEI Vaulting World Championships Canceled

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 9, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Following a vote from the American Vaulting Association (AVA) Board of Directors, the 2020 United States Equestrian Federation/AVA National Championships have been canceled due to competition and qualifying disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Championships were originally scheduled to take place August 5-8 in South Hadley, Mass. and will not be rescheduled this year. The 2021 USEF/AVA National Championships will take place at Mount Holyoke College in South...

US Equestrian Releases COVID-19 Competition Toolkit

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 6, 2020, 5:55 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has released its Licensed Competitions COVID-19 Toolkit that features the USEF Action Plan, outlining mandatory requirements and recommended best practices for competition organizers and participants as equestrian competitions prepare to resume on June 1, 2020, dependent on federal, state, and local regulations and restrictions. Ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of participants and their horses is a paramount priority for US Equestrian. The COVID-19...

2020 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships for Dressage and Jumping Canceled

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 6, 2020, 2:55 PM EST

Lexington, KY. – US Equestrian, Equestrian Canada, and the Mexican Equestrian Federation, with support of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) for Dressage and Jumping. The 2020 NAYC for Dressage and Jumping was scheduled to run from August 4-9 at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival in Traverse City, Mich. Taylor Pence/US Equestrian The agreement to cancel the 2020 NAYC...

US Equestrian Announces First Webinar in Series: Planning for a Safe Return to Competition

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 30, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Learn how USEF is planning to facilitate a safe return to competition following the COVID-19 suspension. This is a good opportunity for trainers, exhibitors and competition managers to understand how to work together to create the safest possible environment for everyone, as we look ahead to restarting 2020 competitions as early as June 1 with a phased regional approach in line with local and state government restrictions. USEF Guidelines for Competitions will be shared during the webinar....