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NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Named for FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ CSIO4* Wellington

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 26, 2019, 3:35 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following athletes to the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ CSIO4* Wellington on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Nations Cup is part of week eight of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and serves as the main event for WEF’s popular Saturday Night Lights series. The team will compete under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Robert...

Becoming a Licensed Official

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Feb 26, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Photo: Laura Elcock One of the best ways to contribute to your particular breed or discipline—and become a more knowledgeable competitor at the same time—is to join the ranks of licensed officials. There are 154 different licenses, including licenses for judges, stewards, technical delegates, and course designers. “For me, the most important reason to do it is to give back to the industry, and I also think it’s a responsibility and an honor to be in a position to guard...

Equine Flu: What You Need to Know

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Feb 26, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Equine influenza outbreaks have been making headlines lately on both sides of the Atlantic, prompting As in human flu cases, vaccinated horses can still come down with equine flu, but the vaccine can lessen the disease’s severity. Photo: AdobeStock/vchalup horse owners and managers to review their biosecurity and vaccine protocols. Equine flu isn’t usually fatal, but it is highly contagious and can cost a horse weeks of training and competition time. Dr. Nimet Browne of Hagyard...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Endurance Team Staff for 2019

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 25, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Endurance Team Staff for 2019 Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the members of the team staff for U.S. Endurance for 2019. Mark Dial (Aubrey, Texas) will continue to serve in his role as Chef d’Equipe and Technical Advisor for the Young Rider and Senior teams. The following individuals will serve as the 2019-2020 Veterinary Advisory Group: Dr. Ian Harrison (Berryville, Va.) Dr. Todd Holbrook (Stillwater, Okla.) Dr. Ken Marcella...

Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 and Eventing 18 Program Participants Complete Intensive Training Sessions in Florida and California

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 20, 2019, 10:03 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Participants in the US Equestrian (USEF) Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 Program (E25) and the Eventing 18 Program (E18) completed their winter training sessions last month. The Emerging Athlete Lists are the first step in the athlete pathway as developed in the 2019 Strategic Plan . The program aims to provide basic skills necessary for future team athletes and athletes focused on reaching Elite status. Over the course of intensive three-day training sessions, the groups...

Live Oak International: Ten Things to Know

by US Equestrian Communications | Feb 19, 2019, 3:09 PM EST

Allison Stroud's four-in-hand competes at the 2018 Live Oak International. Photo: Bianca McCarty Live Oak International , which takes place March 7-10 in Ocala, Fla., offers world-class competition in two sports: driving and jumping . The driving event is one of the largest driving competitions in the United States, and the jumping competition, the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Ocala, is part of the prestigious North American League. But there’s a lot more to know...

US Equestrian Opens Bid Window for the 2020 and 2021 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 19, 2019, 10:58 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is now accepting bids for the 2020 and 2021 Dressage National Championships, hosted as the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. These championships include the USEF Grand Prix National Championships, USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championships, USEF Brentina Cup Dressage National Championships, USEF Junior Rider Dressage National Championships, USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championships, USEF Pony Rider National Championships, USEF Children...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Earns Bronze in FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 17, 2019, 8:07 PM EST

Photo by Taylor Pence/US Equestrian Wellington, Fla. – The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team fought for their podium spot on Sunday in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA, finishing on 12 faults for the bronze medal. In a last-minute substitution, reserve rider Lucy Deslauriers replaced Margie Engle who was feeling under the weather, joining the Olympic ensemble of Laura Kraut, Beezie Madden, and McLain Ward, led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland. In a battle for points and...

Meet Barb and David Roux of St. Bride’s Farm: Horse Owner for Laura Kraut

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 16, 2019, 11:07 PM EST

The couple sat down to reflect on their experiences being a NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team horse owner What was your road to owning jumping horses? Barb: We used to live in California, and when our daughter was young, we bought a Quarter Horse for her, which came with a four-month-old foal. I learned to ride when the foal was old enough so I could ride with our daughter. One thing led to another, and I gained further interest [in horses], and I learned to do the hunter courses and some of the...

U.S. Young Rider, Junior, and Children’s Teams Sweep Saturday Competition at Palm Beach Masters CSIO

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 16, 2019, 11:06 PM EST

Wellington, Fla. – In a battle for top honors and striving to gain team experience, the U.S. Young Rider, Junior, and Children’s Jumping Teams dominated their respective competitions at the Palm Beach Masters CSIO on Saturday. The Children’s team started the day capturing the $5,000 Children’s Team Competition, followed by the U.S. Junior Team winning the $8,000 Junior Team Competition. The U.S. Young Rider team competed in the $10,000 FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup to...