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US Equestrian Releases Recommendations for Qualifying Process Following Recent Updates to FEI Children Dressage Tests

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 16, 2020, 3:56 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The FEI has recently updated the FEI Children Dressage Tests adding a ‘Quality Marking’ component to the ‘Technical Test.’ In order to maintain a level playing field for the qualifying process for US Equestrian National Championships, and until further education on these tests is released by the FEI, the approved Ad Hoc Selection Group of the USEF Board of Directors has approved the following: Photo Credit: SueSticklePhotography For USEF Children...

US Equestrian and Land Rover Celebrate Ten Years of Partnership with Launch of #WhatsYourRide Campaign

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 16, 2020, 2:57 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to celebrate and announce the ten-year partnership anniversary with Land Rover, one of the organization’s longest-tenured commercial relationships, heading into 2020 and beyond with the launch of a new campaign focused on the connection between Land Rover and US Equestrian members. Land Rover has remained a dedicated partner of US Equestrian and the U.S. Eventing Team for a decade, supporting elite athletes in their pursuit of world-class...

Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team Wins Adequan Global Dressage Festival 1 CPEDI3*

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 12, 2020, 6:34 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team kicked off the 2020 competition season with a win at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 1 CPEDI3*. Chef d’Equipe Michel Assouline led the team of David Botana, Rebecca Hart, Kate Shoemaker, and Roxanne Trunnell to top honors in the team competition in Wellington, Fla. The respective FEI Team Tests and FEI Individual Tests on Thursday and Friday, counted for the team competition, while Saturday’s FEI Freestyle Tests were an...

Darry Lou and El Primero Win 2019 Horse of the Year Titles

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 11, 2020, 5:55 PM EST

West Palm Beach, Fla. – US Equestrian is pleased to share that Darry Lou, Abigail Wexner’s 2008 Dutch Warmblood stallion, has been voted the 2019 International Horse of the Year and El Primero, Bryan Baldwin and Meralex Farm’s 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding, has been voted the 2019 National Horse of the Year. International Horse of the Year Darry Lou, 2019 International Horse of the Year (Andrea Evans/US Equestrian) Darry Lou (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Venus/Nabab de Reve) has...

US Equestrian Announces Aon as Sponsor of Horse of the Year Awards Gala at 2020 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 11, 2020, 4:49 PM EST

West Palm Beach, Fla. – US Equestrian is pleased to welcome Aon as presenting sponsor of the highly anticipated Horse of the Year Awards Gala, hosted at the Hilton in West Palm Beach, Fla., from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. this evening. The Horse of the Year Awards Gala annually recognizes the top performers, across an array of disciplines throughout the year, both nationally and internationally. This year’s Horse of the Year Awards Gala will present over 200 awards to participants...

Beezie Madden and Nick Haness Named 2019 Equestrians of the Year at Pegasus Awards Presented by Adequan®

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 11, 2020, 1:10 AM EST

West Palm Beach, Fla. – US Equestrian is pleased to share that Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) has been voted the 2019 International Equestrian of the Year and Nick Haness (Temecula, Calif.) has been voted the 2019 National Equestrian of the Year. Madden and Haness were presented with the Robert P. Strub Trophy at the Pegasus Awards presented by Adequan® during the US Equestrian Annual Meeting. International Equestrian of the Year Beezie Madden, 2019 International Equestrian of the...

President Murray Kessler Outlines Key Areas of Success and Introduces Goals for the Future at 2020 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 10, 2020, 1:12 AM EST

In 2017, US Equestrian’s President Murray Kessler launched the now widely-referenced Strategic Plan, intended to revitalize and re-establish membership, support, and success within US Equestrian and the many services it provides. During Thursday afternoon’s General Session, Kessler spoke to an engaged group of members, affiliates, and staff about the continued commitment to the strategic goals of the organization and the many positive changes identified since the plan’s...

US Equestrian CEO Moroney and Senior Team Discuss Priorities for 2020 in General Session

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 9, 2020, 11:58 PM EST

US Equestrian Chief Executive Officer Bill Moroney led the second portion of the General Session with the theme of Focus on the Future. Moroney, along with Kelly Bolton , Director of Human Resources; Sarah Hamilton , communications consultant and Managing Director of Kivvit; Will Connell , Director of Sport; Terri Dolan , Director of National Breeds & Non-FEI Disciplines Sport; and Vicki Lowell , Chief Marketing & Content Officer, elaborated on what members and fans should watch for in...

Panel: Equestrian Community’s Impact on Global, Environmental, and Social Issues presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 9, 2020, 11:11 PM EST

Notable panelists, led by host Jim Wolf and moderator Bridgett McIntosh, spoke with expertise on a range of global, environmental, and social issues facing the world today, while connecting their unique affiliation to the equestrian community and the larger impact those involved with the industry can have on societal change. The fundamental challenges we face as a global society have continued to escalate with the ever-changing development of our planet, creating further need to educate and...

Panel: Safe Sport – What’s New to Know

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 8, 2020, 10:12 PM EST

Since its inception in 2017, the U.S. Center for SafeSport has received over 4,600 reports of alleged abuse in sport and the center continues to work diligently to provide resources and resolution for survivors of abuse across the 52 sports embodied by the Olympic movement and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. There is a rough estimate that more than 18+ million people are involved in sports that fall under U.S. Center for SafeSport’s jurisdictional umbrella and that...