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NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Rebounds for Great Second Effort in FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 19, 2022, 4:38 PM EST

Dublin, Ireland – The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team made consistent improvements over the course of two rounds to finish sixth in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Ireland hosted at the Dublin Horse Show. The team saw three combinations produce clears in their second effort around the massive grass arena - a testament to the team’s ability to adjust and improve with each round. The team finished on a total of 20 faults carried over from the first round, adding nothing to their score in the...

US Equestrian Announces Updated Member Lists for Dressage Pathway Programs

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 18, 2022, 1:22 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . - The USEF Dressage Program Pathway seeks to deliver sustainable success and is focused on team podium finishes at Championships. The Emerging programs serve as the foundation of the Pathway, followed by the Development program and, ultimately, the Pre-Elite/Elite program. USEF Dressage Program member lists have been updated. To view each program membership list, please visit the USEF Dressage Program Pathway page . Membership is reviewed twice annually, and combinations may be...

Updates for Hosting Open Dressage Classes in 2023

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 18, 2022, 9:10 AM EST

Attention Regular and Local competition organizers: Please note that the below US Equestrian rule changes that involve hosting Open Dressage classes will go into effect for the 2023 competition year. These changes only affect dually USEF/USDF licensed dressage classes, not Western dressage classes. Only Regular and Local competitions will be impacted by these changes; Lite licensed competitions are not eligible to host Open Dressage classes. The first notable change requires Regular and Local...

Zomedica Announces Designation of PulseVet® System as the Official Shock Wave Therapy Supplier of the US Equestrian Team Veterinarians

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

Ann Arbor, MI - Zomedica Corp. (NYSE American:ZOM) ("Zomedica" or the "Company"), a veterinary health company offering diagnostic and therapeutic products for equine and companion animals, is honored to announce that the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named PulseVet as the Official Shock Wave Therapy Supplier of US Equestrian team veterinarians. “US Equestrian is pleased to partner with a company that supports our efforts to improve the welfare of our horses,” said...

Manipulating Performance in the Competition Arena and its Effect on Sportsmanship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 16, 2022, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, KY – US Equestrian is committed to providing a fair and level competition experience and actively promotes integrity and sportsmanship in the competition environment. USEF is aware that instances occasionally occur where exhibitors in a class intentionally do not perform the required gaits or movements or purposefully make a mistake (i.e., pick up the wrong lead, break gait, etc.) to ensure they are not placed high on a judge’s card. US Equestrian has received reports of...

Virginia Tech Helmet Lab Unveils the Research Behind Upcoming STAR Helmet Ratings at Equestrian Symposium

by Catie Staszak | Aug 15, 2022, 3:00 PM EST

In 2003, Virginia Tech placed the first sensors inside football helmets to measure head acceleration data that could characterize concussions. Nearly two decades later, the university’s Helmet Lab is on the cusp of adding equestrian sport to its arsenal of public safety information on helmet use and unveiling its STAR (Summation of Tests for the Analysis of Risk) ratings system for helmets. At the Equestrian Symposium, held Aug. 11-12 in Blacksburg, Va., Drs. Steve Rowson, Stefan Duma,...

Ella Fruchterman and Erin Nichols Win Dressage Freestyle Gold at 2022 FEI North American Youth Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 15, 2022, 5:00 AM EST

Ella Fruchterman and Holts Le'Mans. ©KTB Creative Group Traverse City, Mich. – A phenomenal week of equestrian competition concluded on Sunday at the 2022 FEI North American Youth Championships with the Juniors and Young Riders presenting their freestyle tests. Ella Fruchterman (Woodbury, Minn.) and Holts Le’Mans struck gold in the Junior division, while Erin Nichols (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Handsome Rob AR topped the Young Riders podium. 2022 FEI NAYC Junior Dressage...

Rizvi Reaches New Heights in Young Rider Individual Final at Gotham North FEI North American Youth Championships Presented by USHJA

by Tori Bilas | Aug 14, 2022, 9:00 PM EST

Traverse City, Mich. - Sunday marked a special milestone for Zayna Rizvi (Zone 4 – Wellington, Fla.) as she claimed her second individual gold medal at the Gotham North FEI North American Youth Championships for Jumping (NAYC) presented by USHJA, aboard Excellent. Zayna Rivzi and Excellent. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian On 3.02 penalties after day one, she saw herself lower on the leaderboard than riders who put in extremely quick rounds. A double-clear effort–one of only...

Wilks Clinches Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal National Championship to End 2022 USEF Pony Final presented by Honor Hill Farms

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 14, 2022, 8:09 PM EST

Chandler Wilks receiving her Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal National Championship (Shawn McMillen Photography) Lexington, Ky . – The 2022 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms came to a close on Sunday with the Marshall & Sterling /USEF Pony Medal National Championship. A total of 214 combinations competed in round over Jasen Shelley’s winding track, which asked riders to halt and do a trot fence. Twenty-five combinations returned for round two with seven from...

Kate Shoemaker Secures Final Final Medal for Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team at Herning 2022

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 14, 2022, 10:39 AM EST

Herning, Denmark – The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team finished a strong week at the ECCO FEI World Championships Herning 2022, taking two individual medals and team bronze in the Orifarm Health FEI Para Dressage World Championship. On the final day in the FEI Para Dressage Freestyles, the team saw all four combinations make their way down the centerline in BB Horse Arena. Shoemaker and Quiana began the morning with a personal best in the FEI Para Dressage Grade IV Freestyle, receiving an...