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Keeler and Whaley Clinch USEF Advanced Pony Combined Driving National Championships at Southern Pines CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 14, 2019, 9:52 PM EST

Raeford, N.C. – The USEF Advanced Pony Combined Driving National Championships concluded on Sunday with the cones phase at the Southern Pines Combined Driving Event (CDE). Two new national champions were crowned after strong performances against stiff competition. Jennifer Keeler and Amazing Grace (Picsofyou.com) USEF Advanced Single Pony Combined Driving National Championship Jennifer Keeler (Paris, Ky.) and Amazing Grace won their second consecutive title on Sunday. Recapping the the...

Keeler and Whaley Lead After Marathon Phase of USEF Advanced Pony Combined Driving National Championships

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 13, 2019, 9:11 PM EST

Raeford, N.C. – The exciting marathon phase took place Saturday at the Southern Pines Combined Driving Event (CDE) with the USEF Advanced Pony Combined Driving National Championships competitors moving one step closer to earning a title. The marathon course proved influential to the overall standings heading into Sunday’s cones phase. Jennifer Keeler and Amazing Grace (Picsofyou.com) USEF Advanced Single Pony Combined Driving National Championship Defending champions Jennifer Keeler...

Chapman, Whaley, and O’Brien Take Early Leads in USEF Advanced Pony Combined Driving National Championships

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 12, 2019, 9:11 PM EST

Barbara Chapman and Maduro (Picsofyou.com) Raeford, N.C. – Competition for the USEF Advanced Pony Combined Driving National Championships began Friday at the Southern Pines Combined Driving Event (CDE). Driving athletes and their ponies performed their dressage tests in rainy weather to kick off their chances at one of three national champion titles. USEF Advanced Single Pony Combined Driving National Championship Barbara Chapman drove Maduro into the early lead in the single pony...

USEF Advanced Pony Combined Driving National Championship Titles on the Line at Southern Pines CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 11, 2019, 6:00 PM EST

Raeford, N.C. – Three advanced pony combined driving national championship titles are up for grabs at the Southern Pines Combined Driving Event (CDE) running April 12-14. With the competition serving as one of the selection trials for the 2019 FEI World Driving Championships for Ponies, the driving athletes aim to display a strong performance while vying for national championship honors. Jennifer Keeler and Amazing Grace, the 2018 USEF Advanced Single Pony Combined Driving National...

USET Foundation Supports US Equestrian High-Performance Programs with Spring Soirée

by United Stated Equestrian Team Foundation | Apr 10, 2019, 8:07 AM EST

Rancho Santa Fe, CA – April 8, 2019 – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation announced today it will host a fundraising event at the beautiful Pomponio Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, California on Friday, April 26, 2019. Dubbed the Spring Soirée, the evening fundraiser will benefit the US Equestrian High Performance programs and give attendees the opportunity to bid on unique silent and live auction items and experiences. Purchase tickets here . The USET Foundation...

Madden and Breitling LS Place Sixth in Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final in Gothenburg

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 7, 2019, 5:14 AM EST

Beezie Madden and Breitling LS (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Gothenburg, Sweden – The battle for Jumping World Cup champion continued on Sunday with the final two rounds in Final III of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final. In a tight race to the finish, the top ten competitors entered the arena with less than six penalties separating them from the top position. In the end, it would be Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat and Martin Fuchs going one-two, with Sweden’s...

Graves Earns World Cup Silver for Third Time at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final in Gothenburg

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 6, 2019, 9:41 AM EST

Laura Graves and Verdades (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Gothenburg, Sweden – In the dramatic conclusion of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final, Laura Graves and her loyal mount Verdades piaffed their way to silver in front of an enthusiastic Swedish crowd of more than 11,500. Showing the strength of the American dressage program, all three U.S. combinations broke the top seven with scores over 80%. “I was thrilled. [Verdades] was so rideable, and I was just really thrilled...

Madden Moves Up, Tied for Fourth After Round II of Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 5, 2019, 4:32 AM EST

Beezie Madden and Breitling LS (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Gothenburg, Sweden – With ground to cover, the U.S. combinations headed into Friday evening’s Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final II looking to improve their positions in the second round of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final. Round II saw a shift in the leaderboard, and Madden and Breitling LS jumped a commanding and nearly flawless round to place fifth in the class and fourth overall. After jumping a...

Graves Takes Second with All U.S. Dressage Combinations in Top Eight in FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final Grand Prix

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 5, 2019, 4:31 AM EST

Laura Graves and Verdades (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Gothenburg, Sweden – With poise and grace, the U.S. dressage combinations trotted down centerline on Friday ready to represent American dressage. Their hard work and dedication paid off, resulting in all three combinations placing in the top eight in the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final Grand Prix. Laura Graves and Verdades led the way for the U.S., placing second on 80.109% closely behind Germany’s Isabel Werth. Graves...

Madden Leads the Way for U.S. Jumping at Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final in Gothenburg

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 4, 2019, 3:14 PM EST

Beezie Madden and Breitling LS (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Gothenburg, Sweden – Riding against some of the best athletes in the world, the U.S. jumping combinations battled their way through Thursday evening’s Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final I (Jumping Speed Class), the first round of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final at the Gothenburg Horse Show. In the end, two-time World Cup Final champion Beezie Madden placed 10th, leading the way for the U.S. Riding in her...