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EHV-1 Outbreak Informational Webinar for Members

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 5, 2021, 9:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - USEF will host a member webinar on Monday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m. ET providing updates on the impacts of the case of EHV-1 (neurological) reported in Ocala, Fla. This case is similar in nature, but unrelated to the neurological strain of EHV-1 impacting Valencia (ESP) and other European countries. The webinar will focus on providing information and educational resources on EHV-1, as well as answer member questions and provide insight on how to most successfully prepare for a...

Update: Confirmed Case of EHV-1 Reported in Ocala, Fla.

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 3, 2021, 3:15 PM EST

A case of EHV-1 (neurological) has been reported in Ocala, Fla., similar in nature, but unrelated to the neurological strain of EHV-1 impacting Valencia (ESP) and other European countries. The horse was not shipped from Europe and was not on showgrounds at the onset of symptoms. USEF is working closely with the Florida Department of Agriculture and state authorities who are completing contact tracing and identifying the potential source of the virus exposure. The affected horse is in isolation...

US Equestrian Expands Eligibility for $1,000 Higher Education Equestrian Scholarships for High School Seniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 3, 2021, 10:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that it has expanded the eligibility requirements for the Higher Education Equestrian Scholarship , which provides five $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors committed to continuing their involvement in equestrian sport while in college. US Equestrian is now accepting applications for the scholarship. Applicants must be active US Equestrian competing or fan members preparing to enter any college or university full-time...

Biosecurity Protocols Reminder Following Recent EHV-1 Outbreak in Europe

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 2, 2021, 6:11 PM EST

A recent outbreak of an aggressive strain of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) has resulted in the immediate cancellation of international events in 10 countries on the European mainland through March 28, 2021. The outbreak originated at a competition in Valencia, Spain, and is present in at least three other countries in Europe to date. There are no current EHV-1 outbreaks related to the Valencia competition evident in the U.S. at this time, but USEF is recommending members...

Four Questions with Para Dressage Chef d’Equipe Michel Assouline, 2020 USOPC Paralympic Coach of the Year

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 23, 2021, 3:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – After a year of unprecedented success for the U.S. Para Dressage team, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has recognized Para Dressage Chef d’Equipe Michel Assouline as its Paralympic Coach of the Year for 2020. Assouline was one of eight coaches from across all Olympic and Paralympic sports recognized by the USOPC in its annual Coach of the Year program. Michel Assouline with Roxanne Trunnell, Sydney Collier, Kate Shoemaker, and Rebecca Hart...

US Equestrian Announces Adequan® as Title Sponsor of the New USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 19, 2021, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to welcome Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) as the title sponsor of the Adequan® USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge. The Youth Team Challenge is a new program for 2021 and is open to eventing athletes between the FEI ages of 14 and 25 at the CCI1*, CCI2*, and CCI3* levels. Participants will have the opportunity to experience competing as part of a team and representing their region. “Adequan® has supported horses...

US Equestrian Announces NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 19, 2021, 3:15 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes selected to represent the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4* hosted at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla. Competition will begin on Wednesday, March 3, and continue through Sunday, March 7. The first round of the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4* is set to take place Friday, March 5, at 4:30 p.m., with the top eight teams returning for...

US Equestrian Announces Amateur Task Force Members

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 18, 2021, 4:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the members of its newly populated Amateur Task Force for 2021. These respected members of the equestrian community, most of whom are amateurs themselves, bring diverse equestrian experience across multiple breeds and disciplines within our sport. The task force includes Judy Werner (Chair), Penelope Ayers, Lisa Blackstone, José Colón, Caitlin Creel, C.A. Tony Lee III, and Christy Parker....

US Equestrian Announces Athletes for the 2021 Eventing Emerging Athlete Program List

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 17, 2021, 8:38 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the 2021 USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Program. Eventers age 25 and under are eligible for the program, which identifies and supports athlete/horse combinations that have shown the potential to develop into future U.S. team candidates. Participants in the Emerging Athlete Program have the opportunity to work with U.S. Eventing Development and Emerging Coach Leslie Law in honing their skills in competition as...

US Equestrian Announces Community Conversations Series Focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Equestrian Sports

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 12, 2021, 4:43 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian will offer a new Community Conversations series dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These DEI Community Conversations will serve as a forum for raising awareness about the various experiences and issues affecting equestrians from under-represented or under-served communities. The series aims to lift traditionally marginalized voices from the equestrian community, and beyond, while building community across the broad network of horse sport...