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Strong Foundations and Bright Futures: 9 Things We Learned from the 2021 USEF Horsemastership Series

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 2, 2021, 8:21 AM EST

Wellington, Fla. – Inside leg to outside rein. A straight line from elbow to bit. Weight in your heels, open shoulders, and eyes up. Participants in the USEF Horsemastership Training Session in Wellington, Fla., heard many of these bedrock equestrian principles during their three days of instruction with Olympians Anne Kursinski, Beezie Madden, and McLain Ward. It was a reminder that while these accomplished athletes have ample wisdom to impart on the finer points of succeeding in elite...

Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team Starts the Season with Success at AGDF

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 1, 2021, 10:38 AM EST

Roxanne Trunnell and Dolton. Photo: SusanJStickle.com Wellington, Fla. – The Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team kicked off the 2021 competition season with the first CPEDI 3* of the year at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). The U.S. team members for this competition were Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) riding All In One, Rebecca Hart (Loxahatchee, Fla.) riding Fortune 500, Kate Shoemaker (Wellington, Fla.) riding Solitaer 40, and Roxanne Trunnell (Wellington, Fla.)...

Three USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Champions Crowned at Grand Oaks CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 31, 2021, 5:54 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Competitors in the USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Championships displayed their skill at the Grand Oaks Combined Driving Event (CDE). Barbara Sims, Phillip Odden, and Raymond Helmuth took home national championship titles in their respective divisions after delivering top performances at the Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Fla. USEF Preliminary Single Pony Combined Driving National Championship Barbara Sims, USEF Preliminary Single Pony Combined Driving...

Area Declaration Extended for 2021 Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 29, 2021, 1:32 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian has announced the extension of the Area Declaration deadline for the Adequan/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge to February 15, 2021. All interested U.S. athletes must submit an Area Declaration and a one-time application for the upcoming competition year. Selection Procedures for the Youth Team Challenge will be available here but are pending approval to update the necessary date changes. A second Adequan ® /USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Informational...

USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Championships Set to Begin at Grand Oaks CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 28, 2021, 3:58 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Championships are ready to begin at the Grand Oaks Combined Driving Event (CDE), running January 28-31. The lovely Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Fla., will host the first set of 2021 USEF Combined Driving National Championships. A total of 15 entries in three preliminary divisions will vie for one of the national championship titles. USEF Preliminary Single Pony Combined Driving National Championship Six driver-pony...

US Equestrian Announces Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team for First Team Outing of 2021

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 28, 2021, 10:30 AM EST

Wellington, Fla. – US Equestrian has announced the four combinations selected to the Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team for the first FEI CPEDI 3* of the 2021 competition season. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival 3 CPEDI 3* will take place from January 28-30 at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, Fla. Michel Assouline will serve as Chef d’Equipe. The following athlete-and-horse combinations will represent the Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team and are listed in...

University of Kentucky Equine Analytical Chemistry Lab Announces Pre-Purchase Testing is Now Available

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 26, 2021, 4:02 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The University of Kentucky-EACL is responsible for testing all US Equestrian drug and medication samples but now is also proud to offer a new service that allows veterinarians to use its lab testing services for pre-purchase exams. For $350 per test, veterinarian practitioners are supplied directly with a turnkey sample kit, which includes expedited initial and return shipping. The test includes a comprehensive drug screen that detects therapeutic and non-therapeutic drugs that...

US Equestrian Now Accepting Applications for 2021 U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe Position

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 26, 2021, 12:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has opened application submissions for the position of U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe for the following 2021 Championship events. The U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe will serve as Chef d’Equipe and USEF’s representative (per FEI General Regulations) for the 2021 FEI Senior World Endurance Championships in San Rossore (Pisa), Italy from May 19-24, 2021, the 2021 FEI Junior & Young Rider World Endurance Championship in Ermelo,...

Athlete Applications Open for 2021 FEI North American Youth Championships for Dressage and Jumping

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 26, 2021, 8:45 AM EST

Photo: Taylor Pence/US Equestrian Lexington, Ky. – Youth athletes in dressage and jumping are invited to submit their applications for the 2021 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) North American Youth Championships (NAYC). NAYC is open to U.S. citizens ages 14-21 for dressage and 12-21 for jumping, and is among the most prestigious competitions for young equestrians. NAYC is a historic annual event aimed to provide youth athletes with the opportunity to experience an...

US Equestrian Announces Continued Partnership with Toklat and MemberPerks Discount

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 25, 2021, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Toklat, the Official Saddle Pad Supplier of US Equestrian. Toklat provides saddle pads for U.S. team athletes across multiple disciplines: vaulting, endurance, eventing, jumping, dressage, and para dressage. Toklat manufactures and distributes equestrian apparel and equipment from some of the most popular brands in the industry, including Irideon, Woof Wear, Myler, Cavallo, and more. US Equestrian members...