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US Equestrian Announces Athletes Selected to the 2023 Eventing Emerging Athlete Program

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 22, 2022, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the 2023 Eventing Emerging Athlete Program. The program is designed to identify and support athlete/horse combinations age 25 and under that have shown the potential to develop into U.S. Eventing Team candidates. Participants in the program have the opportunity to work with U.S. Eventing Development and Emerging Coach Leslie Law in building skills and knowledge necessary for success on the pathway to high...

U.S. Jumping Finishes Second at FEI Jumping Nations Cup Vilamoura CSIO3*

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications | Nov 20, 2022, 7:00 PM EST

Quarteira, Portugal – The U.S. Jumping Team had a podium finish on Sunday, November 20, at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Vilamoura CSIO3* in Portugal, winning second place. Under the direction of Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski, the team of Kelly Arani and Impossible Dream, Cathleen Driscoll and Arome, Mimi Gochman and Celina BH, and Mavis Spencer and Carissimo 25, edged out 13 other teams to finish second behind the gold-medal team from France. ©VillaMoura Equestrian Center...

US Equestrian Answers Member Questions about Hunter/Jumper Competition Qualification Process

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 18, 2022, 6:25 PM EST

As the start of the 2023 competition year approaches and new rules come into place, USEF has received feedback from members requesting clarification about the qualification process for the 2023 Devon Horse and Pony Show, Pennsylvania National, Washington International, and the National Horse Show. Additionally, there have been questions raised about how awards separate from prize money affect HOTY standings or qualifications for these competitions. Earlier this Fall, a Presidential Modification...

Dates Announced for 2023 USEF Combined Driving National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 16, 2022, 3:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce the selected host sites for the 2023 USEF Combined Driving National Championships. US Equestrian will offer 16 national championship classes across four events. The qualifying requirements for athletes are published on the USEF website . The following are the dates, locations, and classes offered for the 2023 USEF Combined Driving National Championships: Advanced Ponies (Single, Pair, Four-in-Hand) Spring Fling CDE, Ocala, Fla. February...

Ella White Wins 2022 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications | Nov 16, 2022, 11:00 AM EST

Kansas City, Mo. – The 2022 competition season for saddle seat equitation riders closed with a grand finale at the UPHA American Royal National Championship in Kansas City. The USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final , one of the oldest and most prestigious classes for saddle seat riders, was held on Saturday, Nov. 12, and saw 15 finalists compete for the championship. ©Howard Schatzberg Ella White (Medina, Ohio) took home the day’s top prize riding Jalapena Lena, her own American...

Qualification Periods Open for 2023 USEF Para Dressage Athlete of Honor Awards Program and USEF Para Dressage National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 15, 2022, 11:45 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The qualification periods for two US Equestrian para dressage opportunities are open for interested applicants. The USEF Para Dressage Athlete of Honor Awards Program and the USEF Para Dressage National Championship at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions are key opportunities for para dressage athletes in 2023. The USEF Para Dressage Athlete of Honor Awards Program is a new program that celebrates excellence and strives to develop a solid foundation for future success...

US Equestrian and Upper Echelon Academy Announce Continued Partnership

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 15, 2022, 9:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that Upper Echelon Academy (UEA) will continue as the Official Academic Service of US Equestrian, a partnership that has been in place since 2016. “Upper Echelon Academy is committed to helping young equestrian athletes obtain a well-rounded education and achieve academic success while continuing to strive for their competitive goals,” said US Equestrian CEO Bill Moroney. “We’re so pleased to have their...

Dan Kreitl and Carmango Win The Dutta Corp. USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship; Individual and Team Champions Crowned in USEF Eventing Young Rider Championship presented by USEA

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications | Nov 14, 2022, 9:00 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – The 2022 eventing season came to a close on Sunday with the final day of The Dutta Corp. Tryon International Three-Day Event, and new national champions emerged in the CCI4*-L and young rider team and individual divisions. The Dutta Corp. USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship The top three entries were separated by less than a single rail at the start of Sunday’s show jumping phase. Overnight leader Dan Kreitl (Muncie, Ind.) riding Kay Dixon’s 2013...

Ella Dyson Claims 2022 USEF/NCEA Junior Hunter Seat Medal Final – West Title

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 13, 2022, 10:00 PM EST

Thermal, Calif. - The last of three USEF/NCEA Junior Hunter Seat Medal Finals of 2022 took place on November 12 at National Sunshine Series II with 35 junior equestrians competing in a unique three-phase final. Ella Dyson emerged victorious with Cetello in the USEF/NCEA Junior Hunter Seat Medal Final – West with consistent performances and impressive scores. “It feels so surreal, and so exciting,” Dyson said of her champion title. “I am so honored to have won and...

Sunny Skies and Leaderboard Shakeups on Third Day of The Dutta Corp. Tryon International Three-Day Event

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications | Nov 13, 2022, 7:00 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – With the threat of stormy weather behind them, competitors at The Dutta Corp. Tryon International Three-Day Event enjoyed a calm and mild day as the cross-country and show jumping phases got underway. The Dutta Corp USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship Competitors in The Dutta Corp. CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship were the first out on Tryon’s White Oak cross-country course, where they tackled Mark Phillips’s course of 30 questions on...