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News Flash: U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stars Team Wins Gold at International Saddle Seat Competition

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 1, 2019, 8:41 AM EST

Las Vegas, Nev. - The U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stars Team has won the gold medal at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event. Christy Parker and Mary Mag Wilson coached the team of Dawson Archibald, Chelsea Dragan, Lillian Johnson, Gabriella Snyder, and Reagan Webb to the win. Canada secured the silver medal. More news and photos to follow. Support the U.S. Saddle Seat Team by following USA Saddle Seat on Facebook, and US Equestrian on Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter .

USEF Advanced Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship Set to Begin at Katydid CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 30, 2019, 4:24 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Katydid Combined Driving Event (CDE), running October 31 through November 3, will host the final USEF Combined Driving National Championship of 2019. The USEF Advanced Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship will crown a new national champion and close out the season. Eight combinations will vie for top honors, with the returning champion aiming for another title. Jennifer “Nifty” Hamilton and Makari Design were the 2018 USEF Advanced Single Horse...

U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stars Team to Compete at International Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 30, 2019, 10:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Excitement is building as the U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stars Team prepares for the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event. Competition will be held on October 31 and November 1 at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev., as some of the best up-and-coming three-gaited saddle seat equitation riders in the U.S. face off against a competitive team from Canada. Judges Bret Day (Versailles, Ky.), Allison Deardorff (Molalla, Ore.), and Kent...

Great Lakes Equestrian Festival in Traverse City Announced as Host Site of 2020, 2021, & 2022 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 28, 2019, 10:35 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF) at Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, Mich., has been selected as the host venue for the 2020-2022 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) for the disciplines of dressage and jumping, pending final approval from the Fédération Equestre International (FEI). Competition is scheduled to run from August 4-9, 2020. Photo Credit Andrea Evans/US Equestrian...

WDAA World Championship Show Rocks Lazy E Arena

by Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 28, 2019, 8:44 AM EST

Guthrie, Okla. – The Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) hosted the seventh annual World Championship Show at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla. From October 2-6, the World Show brought together the top combinations in Western dressage from 27 states and several Canadian provinces. With 77 world championship titles on the line, judges Joanne Coy (Otsego, Mich.), Melissa Creswick (Clovis, Calif.), Janet “Dolly” Hannon (Arvada, Colo.), Susan Lang (Wichita, Kan.), and...

US Equestrian Announces Host Sites for 2020 USEF Combined Driving National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 25, 2019, 12:06 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Following a successful 2019 USEF Combined Driving National Championship season, US Equestrian has released the selected host sites for the 2020 USEF Combined Driving National Championships, pending the approval of the US Equestrian Board of Directors. US Equestrian will offer 18 national championship divisions across three events. The following are tentative dates, locations, and divisions of the 2020 USEF Combined Driving National Championships: Jacob Arnold competes at...

Discover Dressage USEF/USDF High Intensity Training Session to Host Talented Youth Athletes at USET Headquarters in Gladstone

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 24, 2019, 9:22 AM EST

Gladstone, N.J . – The Discover Dressage USEF/USDF High Intensity Training Session is set to begin this week at the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Headquarters in Gladstone, N.J., welcoming top emerging talent for three days of educational and formal training sessions, beginning October 25 and concluding October 27. Kayla Kadlubek and Perfect Step at NAYC. Photo: Andrea Evans/US Equestrian The Discover Dressage USEF/USDF High Intensity Training Session was established through the US...

US Equestrian Announces Exciting Changes to Qualifying Criteria for 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 23, 2019, 1:13 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce a change to the qualifying criteria for the 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships: 2019 East Coast Champions Ellie Ferrigno and Cleopatra's Smile, Overall Grand Champions 3'6" and Best Mare For the upcoming year, Championship and Reserve Championship winners of Junior Hunter sections at “B” and “C” rated shows will now be qualified to compete at the Junior Hunter Finals, in addition to the Champions...

US Equestrian Accepting Applications for 2020 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Coaches

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 23, 2019, 9:08 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is now accepting applications for the 2020 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team coaches. The U.S. Saddle Seat Team will consist of 12 athletes, six to compete in the three-gaited section and six to compete in the five-gaited section at the 2020 Saddle Seat World Cup from July 19-25 in Parys, South Africa. Interested parties must complete an application and submit their resume via email to Natalie Norwood, Championship Program Manager, at [email protected] no...

2019 New England Equitation Championships Hosts 44th Annual Competition

by Edited Press Release/NEEC | Oct 22, 2019, 4:25 PM EST

West Springfield, Mass. - The New England Equitation Championships (NEEC) celebrated its 44th anniversary this year, hosting the five-day event, which is managed by the volunteer NEEC Committee and is one of the longest running and most prestigious equitation finals in the country. All five days were produced by ShowNet and livestreamed on USEF Network. Click here to view the archive stream on USEF Network. Shawn McMillen Photography The renowned judging panel included Linda Andrisani, Ralph...