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Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East Kicks Off in Devon with Record Entries

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 12, 2021, 10:45 PM EST

Devon, Pa. – Hunter riders returned in full force to Dixon Oval at the historic Devon Show Grounds as the 2021 Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East got started on Monday, July 12. The championships are being held as part of Brandywine Horse Shows, and this year has brought record entries to the event. Alexander Alston and *Cash* ©Anne Gittins “I love this facility and I love the Junior Hunter Finals,” said Jennifer Burger, co-founder of...

US Equestrian Announces Community Outreach Organizations Initiative

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 12, 2021, 10:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the USEF Community Outreach Organizations initiative, a new program dedicated to supporting equestrian centers and equine-based organizations. Its mission is to increase under-represented and/or under-served communities’ access to horses and horse sports. This two-phase initiative aligns with the implementation of the Community Riding Center Grants Program and Opportunity Fund strategy outlined in the Diversity, Equity, and...

Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships to Welcome Top Horses and Riders on East and West Coasts

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 11, 2021, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Youth riders in the hunter discipline will have their chance to shine as they vie for national titles at the 2021 Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships this month. The East Coast championship will take place July 12-14 at Brandywine Horse Shows in Devon, Pa., and the West Coast championship will run the following week, July 20-21, at Sonoma Horse Park in Petaluma, Calif. This year promises to be an exceptional one for these championships, as they welcome...

US Equestrian Announces Combinations for Two FEI Driving World Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 9, 2021, 4:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the combinations selected to represent the U.S. Driving Team at two FEI World Driving Championships. The FEI Para Driving World Championship for Singles will take place August 5-8 in Schildau, Germany, and Marcie Quist will serve as the chef d’equipe. The FEI Driving World Championship for Ponies will take place September 16-19 in Le Pin au Haras, France, and Tracey Morgan will serve as the chef d’equipe. FEI Para Driving...

Call for Media Credential Applications: 2021 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Honor Hill Farms

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 7, 2021, 12:10 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms will take place August 10-15, 2021, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Members of the media who would like to request credentials to cover the event should submit a completed application form by July 26, 2021. In 2019, over 800 ponies from across the country came to the Kentucky Horse Park to compete with their youth riders in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes. The 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor...

US Equestrian Announces Substitution for U.S. Eventing Olympic Team

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 7, 2021, 11:15 AM EST

Lexington, Ky . – US Equestrian has announced a substitution to the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Deniro Z, a 13-year-old KPWN gelding ridden by Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (Lexington, Ky.) and owned by Ocala Horse Properties, has been withdrawn from the team and will be replaced by Doug Payne (Aiken, S.C.) and Vandiver, a 17-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Debi Crowley, Doug Payne, and Jessica Payne. Following pre-travel horse evaluations, veterinary...

US Equestrian Announces Mid-Year Updates to USEF Eventing High Performance Training Lists

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 6, 2021, 2:15 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce mid-year updates to the USEF Eventing High Performance Training Lists for the 2021 competition year. 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. The updated training lists can be viewed here. “The mid-season update to the High...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Jumping Team for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 5, 2021, 2:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the combinations selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as part of Team USA in Tokyo, Japan. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland and Team Leader Lizzy Chesson. Competition will begin on August 3 and continue through August 7 at the Equestrian Park venue. “This weekend’s two simultaneous CSI5* grand prix events in Rotterdam and Windsor completed a long and...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Takes Seventh in Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of the Netherlands

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 3, 2021, 11:59 AM EST

Rotterdam, the Netherlands – The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team put in a solid effort this week at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of the Netherlands, finishing in seventh place in their final Nations Cup competition before team selection for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Ten nations fielded teams for the Rotterdam leg of the FEI Jumping Nations Cup, which took place on the grounds of the Rotterdamsche Manège in the picturesque Kralingse Bos park. Lucy Deslauriers and Hester at the...

U.S. Eventing Team Concludes Mandatory Outing with Strong Showing of Show Jumping Skills

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 2, 2021, 10:20 PM EST

The Plains, Va. – The U.S. Eventing Team concluded their final outing before their departure to Europe in preparation for Tokyo 2020 with a morning of show jumping at Great Meadow International in The Plains, Va. Athletes and horses contested the Chris Barnard-designed course which featured a technical and well-built track. Taylor Pence/US Equestrian Six combinations finished with double clear efforts around the solid 1.30m track and showcased finessed skill following two days of dressage...