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US Equestrian Announces Updates to U.S. Dressage Elite and Pre-Elite Lists

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 15, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the updated U.S. Dressage Elite and Pre-Elite Lists for 2019. The Elite Program was established to provide support and resources to athlete/horse combinations that have proven they are internationally competitive. Combinations qualify for the program based on scores received at CDI3*/CDIO3* or above competitions in the last 12 months. View the complete criteria . Membership is reviewed twice annually and new members may be added on a...

USEF Announces Positive Tests of Cannabinoids (CBD) Will Result in GR4 Violations as of September 1, 2019

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 14, 2019, 4:06 PM EST

Tasked with protecting the welfare of equine athletes and ensuring the balance of competition, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program consistently monitors new products and product claims. From time to time, new products appear on the equine supplement market claiming to enhance a horse’s performance. Over the last several years, cannabinoids have gained increased attention and have become nearly mainstream. In 2018 Congress passed the Agriculture...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Takes Silver at FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | May 5, 2019, 8:43 PM EST

Xalapa, Mexico – The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team claimed silver in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Mexico on Sunday during the CSIO5* Coapexpan. Mexico claimed gold and Canada took bronze. Eve Jobs and Venue d’Fees des Hazalles (Photo by Anwar Esquivel) Richard Spooner (Agua Dulce, Calif.) blazed the trail for the U.S., jumping clear but picked up one time fault in both rounds aboard Quirado RC, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Show Jumping Syndications International. In...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Venturing After Valuable Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico Points

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 3, 2019, 9:01 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Following a bronze-medal performance in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup USA, the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team will aim for a strong finish in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Mexico on Sunday . Two events remain in the North America, Central America, and Caribbean division to determine the two teams for October’s Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final. It will be the U.S. team of Alex Granato, Eve Jobs, Nicole Simpson, and Richard Spooner who must collect desirable...

Application Period Open for US Equestrian Youth Sportsman’s Award

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 2, 2019, 1:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2019 Youth Sportsman’s Award is now open. The award serves to identify future leaders across US Equestrian’s 29 recognized breeds and disciplines and to distinguish outstanding youth for their achievements. Active members aged 17 years and younger as of December 1, 2018, and in good standing with US Equestrian and their recognized national affiliate/international discipline associations...

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

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 1, 2019, 11:05 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named seven dressage athletes to the Short List for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games U.S. Dressage Team. The following Big Tour horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the Short List (in alphabetical order) : Charlotte Jorst (Reno, Nev.) and Kastel’s Nintendo, Kastel Denmark’s 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion Nick Wagman (San Diego, Calif.) and Don John, Beverly Gepfer’s 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding The following...

US Equestrian Announces Teams for CDIO-Y Hagen and FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 30, 2019, 6:01 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian has named the following combinations to the U.S. Dressage Young Rider European Tour who will compete in the CDIO-Y Hagen from June 11-16, 2019, and The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team for the FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France from May 18-19, 2019. U.S. Dressage Youth Coach George Williams will serve as Chef d’Equipe for the Young Rider European Tour. U.S. Dressage Development Coach Charlotte Bredahl will lead the team as Chef d’Equipe in France. US...

Martin and Tsetserleg Earn the Land Rover/USEF CCI5* Eventing National Championship Presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN, Finish Second Overall at the LRK3DE

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 28, 2019, 10:34 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – In the culminating phase of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN (LRK3DE), Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg jumped a nail-biting clear round around Richard Jeffrey’s course to finish on their dressage score of 27.9. Finishing second overall behind defending LRK3DE champions Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class from Great Britain, Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and the 12-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Christine Turner put in a masterful...

Martin and Tsetserleg Hold On to Lead in the Land Rover/USEF CCI5* Eventing National Championship Presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN and Move to Second Overall in the LRK3DE

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 27, 2019, 6:21 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – In the second phase of the “best weekend all year,” Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg held on to their lead in the Land Rover/USEF CCI5* Eventing National Championship presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN on Saturday. Jumping a highly technical course designed by 2020 Tokyo Olympics course designer Derek di Grazia, Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and the 12-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Christine Turner finished within the 11 minute and 20 second time allowed to stay on...

Sitting Third Overall at LRK3DE, Martin and Tsetserleg Lead the Land Rover/USEF CCI5* Eventing National Championship Presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN After Dressage

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 26, 2019, 6:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – In front of a home crowd of over 11,600 spectators, Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg earned a 27.9 after their dressage test to launch them into first place in the Land Rover/USEF CCI5* Eventing National Championship presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN as the leading U.S. combination at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN (LRK3DE). Sitting third overall, Martin sits behind a duo of riders from Great Britain, Piggy French and Quarrycrest Echo in second...