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U.S. Eventing Team Holds First Place After Dressage Phase

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 2, 2019, 10:00 PM EST

Lima, Peru - The U.S. Eventing Team concluded their first day of competition with exemplary scores from the four-member team, led by Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander. They are currently in first place on an overall score of 76.4, as they turn their focus to the FEI CCI 3*-L cross-country track designed by Argentina’s Jose Ortelli. Canada secured second place with a team score of 81.3, while Brazil sits in third place as a team with a combined score of 85.9. Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va....

Canada, Mexico, and the United States All Claim Team Jumping Golds at the Adequan® FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North

by Molly Sorge/Jump Media | Aug 2, 2019, 9:40 PM EST

North Salem, N.Y. - It all came down to the last round, but the Canadian team clinched victory in the USHJA North American Young Rider Show Jumping Team Championship at the Adequan® FEI North American Youth Championships, presented by Gotham North, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY on August 2. Photo: SEL Photography Earlier in the day, Mexico won the USHJA North American Junior Rider Show Jumping Team Championship, while the USHJA Zone 4/10 team earned gold medals in the USHJA North...

Klepper Elevates to Gold Winning USDF North American Junior Dressage Individual Championship at the Adequan® FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 2, 2019, 5:04 PM EST

Photo: Meg McGuire Photography North Salem, N.Y. – On Thursday, Annelise Klepper assisted her United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Region 2 team to the silver medal at the Adequan FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC). However, her first trip to the NAYC got even better on Friday. Klepper, the youngest athlete in the class at 14-years-old, and Happy Texas Moonlight scored a personal best of 71.441 percent, winning gold in the USDF North American...

Young Arabian Horse Enthusiasts Earn National Titles and Build Community at AHA Youth Nationals

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 2, 2019, 12:55 PM EST

Oklahoma City, Okla. – The Arabian Horse Association’s (AHA) 2019 Youth National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show had another successful year in Oklahoma City, Okla., at the State Fair Park from July 21-27. Exhibitors and spectators enjoyed a great horse show and all the excitement the city had to offer. Memories were made as newcomers had their first rides and those graduating out of Youth Nationals had their last. One won’t find a more fun horse show or more...

Region 1 Wins Gold by a Whisker in USDF North American Young Rider Dressage Team Championship at the Adequan® FEI North American Youth Championships

by Molly Sorge/Jump Media | Aug 1, 2019, 7:17 PM EST

Photo: Meg McGuire Photography North Salem, N.Y. – In the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) North American Young Rider Dressage Team Championship, it came down to a solid team effort that propelled U.S. Region 1 team to gold in a close race for the medals at the Adequan® FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), presented by Gotham North, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. Region 1 team’s total of 205.70 was just fractions of a point higher than the Quebec/Ontario...

Region 4 Earns Historic Team Gold in USDF North American Junior Dressage Team Championship at the Adequan® FEI North American Youth Championships

by Molly Sorge/Jump Media | Jul 31, 2019, 7:12 PM EST

Photo: Meg McGuire Photography North Salem, NY – Each of the United States Region 4 dressage team riders was competing in their first team championship as the team claimed gold in the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) North American Junior Dressage Team Championship at the Adequan® FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), presented by Gotham North, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. The Region 4 riders posted a combined score of 203.18 to take the gold over the U.S....

Sarah Lockman and First Apple Remain Undefeated at Lima 2019 Pan American Games to Take Individual Gold in Dressage

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 31, 2019, 6:04 PM EST

Lima, Peru – Sarah Lockman (Wildomar, Calif.) and First Apple performed a stunning Intermediate I Freestyle to capture individual gold, concluding dressage competition at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. The duo recorded a personal high score of 78.890 percent in only their second international Freestyle together. Tina Irwin of Canada and her mount Laurencio took silver after receiving a 77.780 percent, while the U.S.’s Jennifer Baumert (Wellington, FL) and Handsome secured bronze...

Lockman, Baumert Win Individual Gold and Bronze, Respectively at Lima 2019 Pan American Games

by US Equestrian Communicaitons Department | Jul 31, 2019, 1:23 PM EST

Lima, Peru - U.S. Dressage Team members Sarah Lockman and Jennifer Baumert have won individual gold and individual bronze, respectively, at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on Wednesday. Performing the Intermediate I Freestyle, Lockman (Wildomar, Calif.) and First Apple (Vivaldi x T.C.N. Partout), a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Gerry Ibanez, topped the podium with a score of 78.980 percent. Baumert (Wellington, Fla.) and Handsome (Hochadel x Weltmeyer), a 14-year-old...

U.S. Clinches Silver Medal to Conclude Team Dressage Competition at Lima 2019

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 29, 2019, 10:40 PM EST

Lima, Peru – The U.S. Dressage Team posted strong performances on the final day of team competition at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, earning team silver with an overall score of 437.791 after two days of intense competition. Canada was presented with the gold medal after finishing on a 440.111, securing a coveted qualification for Tokyo 2020, alongside Brazil, who collected bronze with a score of 408.696. Photo: TaylorPence/US Equestrian The U.S. contingent of Nora Batchelder and Faro...

U.S. Dressage Team Earns Silver at Lima 2019 Pan American Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 29, 2019, 6:01 PM EST

Lima, Peru - The U.S. Dressage Team has earned the silver medal at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on Monday. Led by Chef d'Equipe Debbie McDonald, the team of Nora Batchelder (Williston, Fla.) and Faro SQF (Fidertanz 2 x Rotspot), an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Batchelder and Andrea Whitcomb; Jennifer Baumert (Wellington, Fla.) and Handsome (Hochadel x Weltmeyer), a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Betsy Juliano LLC; and Sarah Lockman (Wildomar, Calif.) and First Apple...