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Wise Crowned 2021 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final Champion

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 14, 2021, 5:02 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Kendra Wise has been crowned the 2021 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final champion at the 85 th Annual Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. In the last class of the morning session on Wednesday, July 14, eight competitors demonstrated their skill during group railwork, and then executed an intricate individual pattern designed by judges Anne Judd (Lutz, Fla.), Paul Boone (Concord, N.C.), and Kristen Cater (Dunbarton, N.H.). In the 21 th anniversary of the...

Arabian Horse Competitors Return to Oklahoma City for 2021 Youth Nationals

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 14, 2021, 11:11 AM EST

Oklahoma City, Okla. – The Arabian Horse Association’s 29 th Annual Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is set to kick off at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., from July 15-24. In addition to the full schedule of Youth Nationals divisions, the Mid-Summer National Championship classes will also be held during the 10-day competition. The show is one of the most prestigious competitions on the calendar for Arabian horse youth competitors across the...

Grand Remo and Kat Fuqua Win the 2021 Adequan©/USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – East Coast 3’6” Section

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 13, 2021, 11:00 PM EST

Devon, Pa. – Winning at the Adequan © /USEF Junior Hunter National Championship requires near perfection, and Kat Fuqua (Atlanta, Ga.) and her gelding Grand Remo delivered this week at Pennsylvania’s historic Devon Fairgrounds on their way to winning the 3’6” Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under National Championship and the 3’6” Overall Grand Championship. Kat Fuqua and Grand Remo, 2021 USEF Junior Hunter 3’6” Overall Grand Champion....

Top Equitation Riders Prepare for USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 13, 2021, 10:05 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Top adult amateur saddle seat equitation riders from around the country will compete for the title of 2021 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final champion on Wednesday, July 14, at the historic Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. Paul Boone (Concord, N.C.), Kristen Cater (Dunbarton, N.H.), and Anne Judd (Lutz, Fla.) will serve as judges for the Final, hosted at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Last year, Kaeley Arterburn was crowned champion aboard...

Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East Kicks Off in Devon with Record Entries

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 12, 2021, 10:45 PM EST

Devon, Pa. – Hunter riders returned in full force to Dixon Oval at the historic Devon Show Grounds as the 2021 Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East got started on Monday, July 12. The championships are being held as part of Brandywine Horse Shows, and this year has brought record entries to the event. Alexander Alston and *Cash* ©Anne Gittins “I love this facility and I love the Junior Hunter Finals,” said Jennifer Burger, co-founder of...

US Equestrian Announces Community Outreach Organizations Initiative

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 12, 2021, 10:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the USEF Community Outreach Organizations initiative, a new program dedicated to supporting equestrian centers and equine-based organizations. Its mission is to increase under-represented and/or under-served communities’ access to horses and horse sports. This two-phase initiative aligns with the implementation of the Community Riding Center Grants Program and Opportunity Fund strategy outlined in the Diversity, Equity, and...

Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships to Welcome Top Horses and Riders on East and West Coasts

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 11, 2021, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Youth riders in the hunter discipline will have their chance to shine as they vie for national titles at the 2021 Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships this month. The East Coast championship will take place July 12-14 at Brandywine Horse Shows in Devon, Pa., and the West Coast championship will run the following week, July 20-21, at Sonoma Horse Park in Petaluma, Calif. This year promises to be an exceptional one for these championships, as they welcome...

US Equestrian Announces Combinations for Two FEI Driving World Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 9, 2021, 4:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the combinations selected to represent the U.S. Driving Team at two FEI World Driving Championships. The FEI Para Driving World Championship for Singles will take place August 5-8 in Schildau, Germany, and Marcie Quist will serve as the chef d’equipe. The FEI Driving World Championship for Ponies will take place September 16-19 in Le Pin au Haras, France, and Tracey Morgan will serve as the chef d’equipe. FEI Para Driving...

Call for Media Credential Applications: 2021 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Honor Hill Farms

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 7, 2021, 12:10 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms will take place August 10-15, 2021, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Members of the media who would like to request credentials to cover the event should submit a completed application form by July 26, 2021. In 2019, over 800 ponies from across the country came to the Kentucky Horse Park to compete with their youth riders in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes. The 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor...

US Equestrian Announces Substitution for U.S. Eventing Olympic Team

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 7, 2021, 11:15 AM EST

Lexington, Ky . – US Equestrian has announced a substitution to the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Deniro Z, a 13-year-old KPWN gelding ridden by Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (Lexington, Ky.) and owned by Ocala Horse Properties, has been withdrawn from the team and will be replaced by Doug Payne (Aiken, S.C.) and Vandiver, a 17-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Debi Crowley, Doug Payne, and Jessica Payne. Following pre-travel horse evaluations, veterinary...