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Friesian Breed’s Esteemed IFSHA World and Grand National Championship Horse Show Gets Underway

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 1, 2019, 9:59 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA) is set to host the 2019 World and Grand National Championship Horse Show at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, from October 2-6. Spectators will have the opportunity to see the best of the Friesian breed displayed in approximately 300 classes over the course of the show. Classes include a variety of disciplines, such as dressage, Western dressage, English pleasure, carriage pleasure driving, trail, in-hand,...

Top Western Dressage Combinations Return to Lazy E Arena for WDAA World Championship Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 1, 2019, 8:57 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) is set to host the 2019 Western Dressage World Championship Show from October 2-6. The championship returns to the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., bringing together top combinations from across the United States and Canada for competition and to share the love of Western dressage with their peers. The 2019 slate of judges includes Joanne Coy (Otsego, Mich.), Melissa Creswick (Clovis, Calif.), Janet “Dolly”...

Best of Paso Fino Breed Compete for National Titles at PFHA Grand National

by Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 30, 2019, 10:49 AM EST

Perry, Ga. – After a year of competition, hard work, and dedication, competitors gave it their all at the Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA) Grand National Championship Show . The championship, held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga., from September 16-21, provided six days of fierce competition. The Grand National is one of the country’s most prestigious Paso Fino shows, and exhibitors and spectators alike look forward to attending this competition every year for a...

Strong U.S. Showing at the 2019 FEI Driving World Championships for Ponies

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | Sep 29, 2019, 5:37 PM EST

Ászár-Kisbér, Hungary – It was a strong showing of pony power for the U.S. with Mary Phelps in the Pair Pony division and Leslie Berndl in the Single Pony division as they competed in the 2019 FEI Driving World Championships for Ponies, September 25-29, in Ászár-Kisbér, Hungary. Mary Phelps (Krisztina Horváth/ Hoefnet.com ) In the Pair Pony division, Mary Phelps (Columbia, Ky.) with her team lovingly known as “The Flying...

U.S. Young Rider Jumping Team Wins Gold Medal at FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final CSIOY

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | Sep 29, 2019, 4:19 PM EST

Opglabbeek, Belgium – The U.S. Young Rider Jumping Team put in a dominant performance to finish atop the podium for the gold medal in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final CSIOY on September 29, in Opglabbeek, Belgium. Led by Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski, the U.S. team consisted of Natalie Dean, Sophie Gochman, Brian Moggre, Giavanna Rinaldi, and alternate Lauren Fischer. The U.S. Young Rider Jumping Team wins the gold medal at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final....

News Flash: U.S. Young Rider Team Wins Gold in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final CSIOY

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 29, 2019, 12:29 PM EST

Opglabbeek, Belgium – The U.S. Young Rider Team has secured the gold medal in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final CSIOY on Sunday. Under the direction of Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski, the team of Natalie Dean (Palo Alto, Calif.) and Don's Diamant, Dean and Marigold Sporthorses' 11-year-old KWPN stallion; Sophie Gochman (New York, N.Y.) and Carola BH, Gochman Sport Horse’s 12-year-old KWPN mare; Brian Moggre (Flower Mound, Texas) and MTM Los Angeles, Major...

US Equestrian Announces Updates to Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program List

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 26, 2019, 3:18 PM EST

Lexington, Ky – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the most recent additions to the Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program List for the fall. This program provides strategic guidance and educational opportunities for emerging athletes under the age of 25 in the discipline of dressage and is led by USEF Dressage Youth Coach George Williams. “We are coming up on the second anniversary of the official launch of the Emerging Athlete Program. Although I see this program...

Wheatland Farm and Marie Vonderheyden Named as Finalists for FEI Awards 2019

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 25, 2019, 2:33 PM EST

Lausanne, Switzerland – The Fédération Équestre International (FEI) has released the list of finalists for the FEI Awards 2019, which includes United States Equestrian Federation/U.S. Para-Equestrian Association Para-Dressage Center of Excellence Wheatland Farm in the FEI Solidarity category and U.S. para-dressage rider Marie Vonderheyden in the FEI Against All Odds category. Public voting to help determine the winners begins today, September 25, and closes Monday,...

Welsh Ponies and Cobs Return to Tulsa for WPCSA American National Show

by Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 24, 2019, 9:29 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America (WPCSA) is set to host the country’s top Welsh Ponies and Cobs in the highly anticipated American National Show from September 25-29, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. This annual competition is the premier Welsh breed show in the United States. It is held in conjunction with the Tulsa State Fair, which garners nearly one million visitors to Expo Square during the week. With over 400 classes, the American National offers a diverse and...

Nominations for 2019 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award and Pegasus Medal of Honor Due October 11

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 23, 2019, 9:48 AM EST

Lexington, Ky - Nominations are now being accepted for the USEF Lifetime Achievement Award and Pegasus Medal of Honor with the submission deadline quickly approaching. Any current US Equestrian (USEF) member interested in submitting a nomination to US Equestrian must do so by Friday, October 11. The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be acknowledged at the 2019 Pegasus Awards, to be held at the 2020 USEF Annual Meeting in January. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the...