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Adequan® Celebrates a Successful 2022 Season as Sponsor of U.S. Para Dressage and Official Joint Therapy Product of US Equestrian

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 21, 2022, 9:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - American Regent Animal Health, maker of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), continued its longtime support of US Equestrian this year. Adequan® i.m. remains the Official Joint Therapy of US Equestrian and title sponsor of the USEF Para Dressage National Championship and the U.S. Para Dressage Team. For more than 30 years, Adequan® i.m. has supported horses and riders at all levels. The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team epitomizes the dedication required to...

Vote Now for 2022 USEF Horse of the Year and Equestrian of the Year Awards

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 20, 2022, 2:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the 2022 Horse of the Year and Equestrian of the Year nominees. The International and National Equestrians of the Year will be announced at the 2022 Pegasus Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 12, and the International and National Horses of the Year will be announced at the 2022 SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 14, at the 2023 US Equestrian Annual Meeting in Lexington, Ky. Horses of Honor and...

Proposed Amendments to Bylaws Will Be Considered by the USEF Board of Directors at the 2023 Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 20, 2022, 1:58 PM EST

In an effort to ensure best governance practices and Bylaw amendments to the USOPC bylaws, the USEF Governance Committee has made recommended amendments to the USEF Bylaws. The proposed amendments to the USEF Bylaws will be considered by the USEF Board of Directors following a 21-day consultation period during which time we will receive, review, and consider feedback. The draft can be found on the “About Us” page at www.usef.org . VIEW USEF PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS All Senior...

US Equestrian Announces Modifications to the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar for Area VI

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 19, 2022, 11:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - Following a review of Area VI community feedback, modifications to the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar were recommended by the Eventing Strategic Calendar Task Force to the Eventing Sport Committee, who in turn recommended the modifications to an Ad Hoc of the Board of Directors. Due to hardships demonstrated for qualification under the current structure and criteria, and to limit the travel to achieve those qualifications in the interest of horse welfare, the following...

Athlete Selection Procedures Now Available for FEI Pan American Endurance Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 16, 2022, 5:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Selection procedures for athletes interested in competing at the 2023 FEI Pan American Endurance Championships for Seniors and Juniors/Young Riders are available on the Endurance section of USEF.org . The Pan American Championships will take place in Llay Llay, Chile, November 10-12, 2023. Athlete/horse combinations will be selected based on the ranking formula outlined in the selection procedures documents. Athletes must submit their Application of Intent online no later...

Jumping Athletes Announced for 2023 USEF Horsemastership Training Series

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 14, 2022, 2:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes who will be participating in the 2023 USEF Horsemastership Training Series. The first in-person session will take place January 5-8 in Wellington, Fla. The Horsemastership Training Series is designed to identify and develop the next generation of top U.S. Jumping team athletes and includes mounted and unmounted sessions with top professionals. This year’s instructors for the mounted sessions are Anne Kursinski,...

American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance Introduces Here For Horses, Designed To Help Create Lifelong Associations With the Horse Industry

by American Horse Council | Dec 13, 2022, 9:59 AM EST

Washington, D.C. — The horse industry is a broad, far-reaching industry that touches many lives—from horse enthusiasts to spectators to those who serve the industry through volunteerism or through employment within the industry itself. As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., and the only national association exclusively representing every segment of the vast equine industry, the American Horse Council works daily to represent...

US Equestrian Announces 2023 Eventing Pathway Pre-Elite and Development Program Members

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 12, 2022, 5:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes named to the 2023 Eventing Pre-Elite and Developing Programs. The programs are part of the U.S. Eventing Pathway, which is focused on developing combinations to deliver sustainable success in team competition at the championship level. Learn more about the Eventing Pathway Programs here. The following combinations have been approved for the Pre-Elite Program and are listed in alphabetical order: Will Coleman (Gordonsville,...

Virginia Tech Helmet Lab Releases Equestrian Helmet Ratings

by Virginia Tech/Edited Press Release | Dec 7, 2022, 5:00 PM EST

Blacksburg, Va. – On Dec. 7, the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab released the results of its first-ever rating of equestrian helmets. Over the past two years, Virginia Tech researchers analyzed over 100 videos of riders falling off horses, precisely measured the hardness of the sand, dirt, grass, and synthetic surfaces underfoot at equestrian events, and dragged dummy heads and other equipment — and boxes and boxes of helmets — out to Virginia Tech’s equestrian facilities to...

US Equestrian Recognizes Hope Hand with 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award and Skylar Wireman as 2022 Junior Equestrian of the Year

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 7, 2022, 2:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Junior Equestrian of the Year Award to be presented at the 2023 US Equestrian Annual Meeting. The late Hope Hand is the winner of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award, while Skylar Wireman is the 2022 Junior Equestrian of the Year. Hand and Wireman will be recognized at the Pegasus Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 12. Lifetime Achievement Award – Hope Hand The late Hope...