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Vaulting Director of Performance Isabelle Parker Organizes First USEF Vaulting Pathways Training Camps for Junior Vaulters

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 2, 2018, 8:21 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - Thirty junior individual and squad vaulters from 10 vaulting clubs spent two weekends training at the Horse Park at Woodside in Woodside, Calif., Atlantis Farm in Fort Lupton, Colo., and Summit Equestrian in Longmont, Colo., with Germany’s top vaulter and coach, Daniel Kaiser, along with Elizabeth Osborn (Menlo Park, Calif.), Isabelle Parker (Redwood City, Calif.), Mary McCormick (Canon City, Colo.), and Katie Peuvrelle (San Jose, Calif.). Upon accepting the USEF Vaulting...

Eventing Athletes Ready to Compete for the USEF CCI1* and CCI1*-JR/YR National Championship Titles at 2018 Virginia Horse Trials

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 1, 2018, 8:22 PM EST

Lexington, Va. – Competitors have arrived at the Virginia Horse Center for the Virginia Horse Trials, home to the USEF CCI1* and USEF CCI1*-JR/YR National Championships this weekend. The championships, at their new home at the Virginia CCI/CIC Horse Trials, will feature 62 horses in the CCI1* and CCI1*-JR/YR divisions. These horses were presented for the first horse inspection on Thursday. Boyd Martin (Photo by Brant Gamma Photos) Forty-two horses competing in the USEF CCI1* Eventing...

Katydid Combined Driving Event Culminates 2018 Season with USEF Advanced Pony National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 31, 2018, 4:04 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The final USEF combined driving national titles of the 2018 competition year are up for grabs at the Katydid Combined Driving Event (CDE), running November 1-4, at Katydid Farm in Aiken, S.C. The USEF Advanced Pony National Championships will feature six entries vying for titles across the single pony and pair pony divisions, marking the end of the 2018 combined driving season. Tracey Morgan and Fuego 88 at the 2017 Live Oak International where they won the USEF Single...

USEF Announces Intent for Partnership with University of Kentucky for Development of Equine Testing Laboratory

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 31, 2018, 8:45 AM EST

Lexington, K y. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the University of Kentucky have entered into a Letter of Intent to develop an equine regulatory testing laboratory based in Lexington, Ky. In January 2018, the USEF Board of Directors appointed a task force headed by Tom O’Mara to work with senior leadership to analyze USEF’s laboratory functions and future options for their sample testing program. The creation of the task force led to conversations with the...

Horseshoe Greetings Lives the Equestrian Life

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Oct 30, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

When the staff at Horseshoe Greetings need inspiration for the company’s equestrian line of greeting cards, all they have to do is step outside the office. Horseshoe Greetings, the equestrian branch of the corporate greeting company Wall Street Greetings, is based at a historic farm in Versailles, Ky., that company founders Laura and Tim Members of the Horseshoe Greetings staff, with Jefferson the Welsh pony and Brussels the retired hunter. Photo: Moon Ko Voss own. Among the...

US Equestrian Announces Host Location for 2018 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 29, 2018, 2:43 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce that the 2018 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship will be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla., during the Holiday and Horses Show, November 28 through December 2. “The USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship began in 2015 and for the first three years was held at the National Horse Show in Lexington, Ky.,” says US Equestrian CEO Bill Moroney. “We anticipate...

US Equestrian Accepting Bids to Host the 2019 North American Endurance Championships and Team Challenge

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 26, 2018, 10:27 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is now accepting bids for the 2019 North American Endurance Championships and Team Challenge. This competition marks the first-ever USEF national championship for the discipline of endurance. The 2019 North American Endurance Championship CEI3* 160km / CEIYJ2* 120km is an unofficial FEI team competition open to teams from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Completed applications and any supporting materials must be received by USEF on or before 5:00 pm ET...

Call for Media Credentials: 2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 24, 2018, 3:51 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting will take place for the first time in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the Hilton West Palm Beach, January 9-12, 2019. Members of the media who would like to attend should submit a request for credentials by December 31, 2018. The US Equestrian Annual Meeting hosts committee meetings as well as the Pegasus, Horse of the Year, and Intercollegiate Awards, which wrap up the 2018 competition year across all breeds and disciplines. The 2019 edition...

A Passion for Dressage

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Oct 23, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

Jenaya Olsen, a 14-year-old dressage rider from Naples, Fla., is one of the youngest equestrians to earn a United States Dressage Federation gold medal by achieving four scores of 60% or higher—two at Intermediate and two at Grand Prix level—at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions, achieved when she was 13. She credits her mom—dressage rider and coach Nicole Olsen—and coach Franziska Seidl in Ocala, Fla., with helping her achieve her gold medal. We caught up with...

Thieriot Stutes Shines to Win The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Championship and USEF Developing Rider National Championship; Martin Victorious in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI2* Eventing National Championship on Final Day of 2018 The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

by Edited Press Release from Classic Communications/US Equestrian | Oct 21, 2018, 7:15 PM EST

Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin win The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Championship (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Fair Hill, Md. - Frankie Thieriot Stutes's trek from California to the 2018 The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event proved to be worth every mile on Sunday as the amateur rider was crowned The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Champion. She is joined in the winner’s circle by Boyd Martin, who was the winner of The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI2*...