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US Equestrian Announces Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Netherlands CCIO4*-L

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 1, 2022, 1:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the four combinations selected to represent the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Netherlands CCIO4*-L hosted in Enschede, Netherlands at the Military Boekelo-Enschede from October 5-9, 2022. The following combinations have been named to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team and are listed in alphabetical order. James Alliston (San Ramon, Calif.) and Nemesis , a 2014 Canadian Warmblood gelding owned by Alliston...

USEF Accepting Nominations for Board of Director Position

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 1, 2022, 9:06 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the position of Vice-President through Friday, September 30. Nominations may be submitted to [email protected] by USEF Senior Active members. In order to be eligible for nomination, the individual must be a Senior Active Member in Good Standing who has served on the Board of Directors within the preceding six years. Good Standing requires the satisfactory completion of a USEF background...

Leslie Berndl and Kareltje Win Silver at 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Young Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 31, 2022, 12:00 PM EST

Leslie Berndl and Kareltje. ©Krisztina Horváth/Hoefnet.com Szilvásvárad, Hungary – U.S. athlete Leslie Berndl (Lexington, Ky.) became the first American driver to medal at the FEI Driving World Championship for Young Horses last week when she drove Kareltje, a KWPN gelding owned by Toorpapa Driving Team, to a silver-medal finish in the 7-year-old division. The competition was held at Állami Ménesgazdaság, the state stud farm in...

Final National Champion Titles Awarded at 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 29, 2022, 10:00 AM EST

Wayne, Ill. – The six remaining national championship divisions concluded on Sunday at the 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. A week full of seasoned competitors as well as up-and-coming talent made for an exciting, high-caliber event. USEF Children Dressage National Championship Autumn Vavrick and Dante (SusanJStickle.com) Twelve USEF Children Dressage National Championship combinations began the competition in the Grand Prix Arena by riding the second of two tests to determine...

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Completes Successful Mandatory Outing at MARS Great Meadow International Ahead of FEI Eventing World Championships

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 28, 2022, 10:00 PM EST

The Plains, Va. – The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad along with alternate and reserve combinations completed their mandatory outing this weekend at MARS Great Meadow International as their final prep event before September’s 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy. Tamie Smith and Mai Baum. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian All five members of the squad, along with the eight reserve and alternate combinations completed the CCI4*-S at MARS GMI. Team...

Six New National Champions Named on Day Six of 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 27, 2022, 11:41 PM EST

Wayne, Ill. – It was a day filled with national championship award ceremonies at the 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. Six titles were claimed by the country’s top dressage combinations following an excellent display of riding and talent. Markel/USEF Young Horse Four-Year-Old Dressage National Championship Adrienne Lyle and Fürst Dream (SusanJStickle.com) Twelve combinations returned to the Markel Arena to determine the Markel/USEF Young Horse Four-Year-Old Dressage...

Youth Stars Shine at 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 26, 2022, 11:50 PM EST

Wayne, Ill. – Two new national champions were crowned at the 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. Ella Fruchterman and Holts Le’Mans took home the Adequan®/USEF Junior Dressage National Championship title, while M.K. Connatser rode Donau Hit to the win in the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Final 13 & Under title. Several divisions completed their first tests to start their own journey to national championship honors. USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship Maryn Geck...

Freestyle Ushers in Intermediaire I Champion, Competition in Full Swing at 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 25, 2022, 11:45 PM EST

Wayne, Ill. – A rainy morning gave way to a shining day of competition at the 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. Laura Graves and SenSation HW led the USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship from start to finish to win in impressive fashion. Two arenas with two busy schedules displayed some of the country’s top dressage combinations for an exciting day of competition. USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship Alice Tarjan and Serenade MF (SusanJStickle.com)...

MARS Great Meadow International Hosts Mandatory Outing for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad Ahead of 2022 FEI World Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 25, 2022, 9:00 PM EST

The Plains, Va. – The five athlete-and-horse combinations named to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championship will be among the competitors in the CCI4*-S at MARS Great Meadow International, August 26-28. This event serves as the final mandatory outing before the squad travels to Pratoni del Vivaro near Rome, Italy, for the World Championships, which take place Sept. 14-18. The reserve and alternate combinations for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad...

Para Dressage National Champion Crowned, Brentina Cup and Grand Prix Begin at 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 24, 2022, 9:00 PM EST

Wayne, Ill. – The first national championship of the 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions was awarded on Wednesday. The day began with the Adequan®/USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Dressage National Championship and USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship competitors riding the first of three tests this week. Mia Rodier-Dawallo and Jayden concluded the day by winning top honors in the USEF Para Dressage National Championship. Adequan®/USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Dressage...