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Pennsylvania National and Washington International Cancel and Relocate USEF and WIHS Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 14, 2020, 5:05 PM EST

The Board of Directors and show management teams for the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) and Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), presented by Mars Equestrian, have made the difficult decision to cancel their previously announced 2020 events scheduled to be held in Tampa, Florida. As multiple issues have evolved resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, WIHS found it impossible to successfully host the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington for 2020. While key partners...

Fair Hill Hosts a Successful Test Event for the Upcoming Maryland 5 Star

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 12, 2020, 10:58 AM EST

Elkton, MD - Last weekend’s event at Fair Hill located in Cecil County, Maryland marked an important milestone in the development of the planned Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill three-day event. Along with the horse trials for Novice through Intermediate, The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC) in partnership with Fair Hill International (FHI) hosted a CCI3*-S at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone that served as a test event for next year’s debut CCI5*-L, which is pending final...

Bidding Now Open for Two U.S. Longines FEI Jumping Events

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 10, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

US Equestrian is pleased to announce the opening of bids for two Longines FEI Jumping events: the 2021 U.S. CSIO5* Nations Cup Qualifier and the U.S. Spring World Cup Qualifier for the years of 2021-2023. Interested Organizers may bid for one or both of these important events which will replace the Palm Beach Masters events for the remainder of the term of their respective agreements. Please contact Jennifer Haydon at [email protected] for a Bid Application packet. The window for submitting a...

Giving Games Fundraising for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Equestrians Ends Tomorrow

by US Equestrian/USET Foundation | Aug 8, 2020, 8:52 AM EST

Lexington, KY/Gladstone, NJ – While equestrians across the country have raised more than $48,000 in the past two weeks, support for our Olympic and Paralympic equestrian hopefuls is still needed. There is still time left to donate and be a part of the Giving Games fundraising for next year’s Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The campaign closes on Sunday, August 9, at 5 p.m. ET, and supporters can help equestrians reach the $50,000 goal set nearly two weeks ago at the start of the...

Call for Media Credential Applications: 2020 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 7, 2020, 3:50 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2020 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions will take place August 18-23, 2020, at HITS Chicago at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill. Members of the media who would like to request credentials to cover the event should submit a completed application form by August 12, 2020. Please note that media credentials will be limited due to COVID-19 and provided on a first come, first served basis. You must request special permission for more than one person per media outlet to...

2020 Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships East Coast Relocated to Traverse City Horse Shows

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 6, 2020, 8:35 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian has announced the relocation of the 2020 Adequan/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships East Coast to Traverse City Horse Shows at Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, Mich. from August 23-25, 2020. The championship, which was canceled earlier this week, was revived after Traverse City Horse Shows competition management stepped forward and offered to host and organize the competition. The United States Hunter Jumper Association Gladstone Cup Equitation...

CEO Update: Keeping Equestrian Competitions Viable During This Global Pandemic

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 6, 2020, 5:17 PM EST

Dear Members, Over the past several days, US Equestrian and the United Stated Hunter Jumper Association have made the difficult decision to cancel several national championships, and at the same time Kentucky Horse Shows LLC canceled two weeks of hunter/jumper competition at the Kentucky Horse Park due to multiple reports of positive COVID-19 cases. As we look ahead in what continues to be a challenging and unpredictable year, we remain fully committed to keeping equestrian competitions viable...

US Equestrian Announces Updated Equestrian Interscholastic Athlete Program for Riders in 5th through 12th Grade

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 6, 2020, 9:33 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program is getting a new look! US Equestrian is excited to unveil a new name and an updated look for its popular student athlete recognition program. The newly renamed US Equestrian Interscholastic Athlete Program will continue to provide recognition to athletes who participate in equestrian sports through their middle and high school careers. This will be the first of several exciting announcements of our revamping process with the new...

US Equestrian Announces Launch of USEF Helmet Safety Fund to Support Virginia Tech Helmet Lab

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 5, 2020, 2:01 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce the kick-off of the USEF Helmet Research Safety Fund, a fundraising effort to further the safety of equestrian athletes across all breeds and disciplines. The fund will support further research into U.S. helmet safety standards and the creation of an equestrian-specific rating system, providing riders insight into how helmet models compare when looking at safety and protection. US Equestrian is partnering with the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab,...

Notice of Cancellation: USEF Junior Hunter National Championship East Coast, Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, KHJA Horse Show

by | Aug 4, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . - After weighing the impact of multiple positive COVID-19 cases following the Kentucky Summer Classic and the cancellation notice of USHJA’s upcoming championships, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and US Equestrian have decided to cancel Bluegrass Festival (Aug. 11-16), KHJA (Aug. 19-23), and USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – East Coast (Aug. 23-24) scheduled to take place at the Kentucky Horse Park. We have been notified that three additional individuals have...