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US Equestrian Announces Addition of 2020 Green Pony Hunter Section to 2021 USEF Pony Hunter National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 2, 2020, 4:03 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the addition of a 2020 Green Pony Hunter section to the competition schedule of the 2021 USEF Pony Hunter National Championships to be hosted in Lexington, Ky. at the Kentucky Horse Park from August 9-15, 2021. The Ad Hoc Selections Group of the USEF Board approved the addition on December 2, 2020. TaylerBicandi/US Equestrian The 2020 Green Pony Hunter section will be split into Small/Medium/Large sections and awards will be presented for each...

Pandemic-Related Reminder and Thank You from US Equestrian CEO

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 30, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Dear USEF Members, As this very challenging year is winding to a close, we are looking optimistically ahead to the new competition year, a widely available vaccine and the effects of the pandemic beginning to subside. We greatly appreciate the equestrian community’s efforts and commitment to keep the competition environment operating and as safe as possible. We congratulate and applaud each of you for remaining committed and adhering to the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan. Your efforts have...

Live Interactive Series: Competitions and Conversations with USEF President-elect, Tom O’Mara and CEO, Bill Moroney

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 30, 2020, 10:22 AM EST

Dear USEF Members, USEF has been reviewing the feedback received from our members since our announcement on November 11th of the withdrawal of two USEF events from the 12-week Ocala Winter Spectacular schedule published by the World Equestrian Center (WEC). We appreciate the many viewpoints and acknowledge there is work to be done. We understand our members’ desire to have more accessible, cost effective, and quality competition opportunities. We also have heard the many questions about...

US Equestrian Announces 2021 USEF Eventing High Performance Winter Training Lists

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 25, 2020, 3:50 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the USEF Eventing High Performance Elite, Pre-Elite, and Development Training Lists for the winter of 2021. The training lists are part of U.S. Performance Director Erik Duvander’s U.S. Eventing Pathway Program, focused on developing combinations to deliver sustainable success for the USEF Eventing Program at the international championship level. Full program details and criteria for the training lists are available here . “Having...

US Equestrian Announces Participants for the 2021 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 24, 2020, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 2021 US Equestrian Robert Dover Horsemanship Clinic Week (RDHCW) is set to take place January 7-10 at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla. The following 20 riders have been selected to participate and are listed in alphabetical order: Averi Allen (Pleasant Hill, Mo.) Caroline Cadorette (Pownal, Maine) Melanie Doughty (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) Maggie Elsbernd (Excelsior, Minn.) Abby Fodor (Bloomsbury, N.J.) Maren Elise Fouche-Hanson (Colbert, Ga.)...

2021 USEF Advanced Pony Combined Driving National Championships Reallocated to Tryon International Equestrian Center Following Cancellation of 2021 Live Oak International

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 23, 2020, 4:50 PM EST

Ocala, Fla. – Live Oak International has announced the decision to cancel the 2021 edition of its combined driving event and FEI CSI3* jumping competition, which were scheduled to take place in March. The competition organizers cited uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement released by Live Oak states, in part: “We have made the decision that in order to safeguard the continuity of Live Oak International in the long term, the Tournament for 2021 will not be held. This...

US Equestrian Announces Launch of USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Series as Evolution of North American Youth Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 20, 2020, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the development of a new youth team competition format for eventing athletes competing at the CCI1* through CCI3* levels, set to be introduced during the 2021 competition season. Eventing athletes between the FEI ages of 14 and 25 are invited to apply for the USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge for the upcoming competition season, with competition opportunities spanning from early spring through late fall. This new concept will serve as...

Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg TSF Win the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 15, 2020, 3:35 PM EST

Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg ©Taylor Pence/US Equestrian Mill Spring, N.C. – The championship title came down to a single rail in the show jumping phase of the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship on Sunday at the MARS Tryon International Three-Day Event. With the top five combinations finishing cross-country within four points of each other, the pressure was on for overnight leaders Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z. They almost had the win in the bag...

Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z Take the Lead After Cross-Country at the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 14, 2020, 8:21 PM EST

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Mill Spring, N.C. – With a clean and fast trip around the White Oak cross-country course at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on Saturday, Liz Halliday-Sharp (Lexington, Ky.) and Ocala Horse Properties’ 12-year-old KWPN gelding Deniro Z, added just 1.60 time penalties to their score in the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship, moving from second place to first after the second...

Archibald Wins USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final and Secures Saddle Seat Triple Crown

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 14, 2020, 7:33 PM EST

Kansas City, Mo. – Dawson Archibald had a standout weekend, simultaneously winning the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final against some of the top saddle seat equitation riders in the U.S. and making history as one of few riders to ever win the Saddle Seat Triple Crown. Dawson Archibald in the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final awards ceremony, joined by trainers Todd and Macey Miles, Jerome Parker, Terri Dolan, and Michael Arquilla Riders faced a rigorous challenge on Saturday, November 14, as they...