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Ashley Holzer & Havanna 145 Take Ninth in FEI Grand Prix Freestyle at 2022 Longines FEI Dressage World Cup™ with Buffini and FRH Davinia La Douce Finishing 12th

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 9, 2022, 6:06 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – Seventeen of the world’s best athlete-and-horse dressage combinations put on a show on one of the sport’s biggest stages in front of an appreciative crowd, to conclude the 2022 FEI Dressage World Cup Final with the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle. Ashley Holzer (New York, N.Y.) and Havanna 145, a 2007 Hanoverian mare owned by Diane Fellows, and Anna Buffini (San Diego, Calif.) and her 2007 Hanoverian mare, FRH Davinia La Douce, both produced strong freestyle rides....

McLain Ward & Contagious Victorious in Round II and Lead Overall Standings Heading into Final Day of 2022 FEI Jumping World Cup Final™

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 8, 2022, 4:41 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – A precisely executed first round and jump-off in Round II pushed McLain Ward and Contagious to the top of the overall standings of the 2022 FEI Jumping World Cup Final, as all eyes turn to the final round of competition on Sunday, April 10. Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) and Contagious went late in the order given their fifth-place finish in yesterday’s speed round, capitalizing on their opportunity to move up the standings. All eight U.S. combinations will move on to...

Kimberly Palmer Finishes in Top Three in FEI Vaulting World Cup Finals Technical Test

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 8, 2022, 4:23 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – Kimberly Palmer (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and Rosenstolz 99 earned a 7.644 in the FEI Vaulting World Cup Final Women’s Individual Technical Test to finish third on the first day of vaulting competition at Leipzig Messe in Leipzig, Germany. Teammate Kalyn Noah (Newbury Park, Calif.) and Corocoro 2 move forward to tomorrow’s Free Test on a 4.732. Kimberly Palmer & Rosenstolz 99 © US Equestrian Palmer is contesting her third FEI Vaulting World Cup Final,...

Selection Procedures Amended for the 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 8, 2022, 11:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - An amendment to the selection procedures for the 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses was approved by the US Equestrian Board Ad Hoc. The amendment includes an earlier selection date of August 8, 2022. The new amended selection period reflects the cancellation of Drebkau (GER) CAI3*-H1, which was the last selection trial on the FEI calendar prior to the FEI Nominated entry date for the FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses, and does not exclude any...

Ashley Holzer & Havanna 145 Earn Personal Best at FEI Short Grand Prix As Both U.S. Combinations Looking Towards FEI Grand Prix Freestyle on Saturday

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 7, 2022, 5:16 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – Ashley Holzer and Havanna 145 received a personal best 72.519 percent from the panel in their first championship appearance together as a combination, while Anna Buffini and FRH Divinia La Douce earned a 69.342 percent, with both pairs looking to show off their freestyle choreography on Saturday evening under the lights in the Leipzig Messe. Holzer (New York, N.Y.) and Havanna 145, a 2007 Hanoverian mare owned by Diane Fellows, impressed in their FEI Short Grand Prix...

McLain Ward & Contagious Lead U.S. Contingent in Leipzig Following First Day of FEI Jumping World Cup Final™ Competition

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 7, 2022, 2:03 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – McLain Ward and Contagious lead the U.S. contingent of eight combinations following the first day of competition at the FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany. McLain and Contagious will move forward to tomorrow’s competition in fifth place overall following a faults-converted score of 67.94, while Hunter Holloway and Pepita Con Spita also sit in the top ten looking ahead to tomorrow’s class following a strong performance in their championship debut....

Eight U.S. Jumping Combinations Set to Contest FEI Jumping World Cup Final™ Round I Competition

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 6, 2022, 5:02 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – A total of eight U.S. Jumping combinations will begin their competition week tomorrow at Leipzig Messe to start the 2022 FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany. Round I will start at 2:35 p.m. GMT+2/8:35 a.m. EST, with a total of 39 international combinations vying for qualification for Sunday’s final competition. Alessandra Volpi & Berlinda ©US Equestrian Tomorrow’s Round I competition will follow Table C formatting, testing each...

Anna Buffini To Lead Off Start of Competition at 2022 FEI Dressage World Cup Final™ with Ashley Holzer 13th In the Order

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 6, 2022, 4:44 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – The 2022 FEI Dressage World Cup Final will begin tomorrow with Anna Buffini (San Diego, Calif.) and her own FRH Davinia la Douce, a 2007 Hanoverian mare, leading off the competition in their first World Cup Final appearance in the FEI Short Grand Prix. Ashley Holzer (New York, N.Y.) and Havanna 145, a 2007 Hanoverian mare owned by Diane Fellows, will go 13 th in the order in their debut championship competition together. This will be Holzer’s second FEI Dressage...

US Equestrian and Neue Schule Announce Continued Partnership and Title Sponsorship of the USEF Junior Jumper National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 31, 2022, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Neue Schule, which will remain the Official Bit of US Equestrian. Additionally, Neue Schule will continue its title sponsorship of the Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships, a prestigious national final that includes a Prix des States and individual competition for talented young athletes. “We thank Neue Schule for their ongoing support of US Equestrian, and their dedication to the...

U.S. Para Dressage Program Welcomes Lisa Hellmer as New Para Dressage Development Coach

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 29, 2022, 2:04 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to welcome Lisa Hellmer as the new Para Dressage Development Coach as part of the U.S. Para Dressage Program. The U.S. Para Dressage Program and Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team have experienced tremendous success and growth over the past four years, and Hellmer will assist Chef d’Equipe and Technical Advisor Michel Assouline, and Discipline Director Laureen Johnson with further implementation of a development pathway and support of new...