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Lamplight Equestrian Center Named Host for 2020 and 2021 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 25, 2019, 12:06 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill., has been named as the host location for the 2020 and 2021 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. The U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions hosts all 14 USEF Dressage National Championships, including the Markel/ USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships and the USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championships, in conjunction with the other dressage divisions. The U.S. Dressage...

Young Eventers Set for Adequan® North American Youth Championships Presented by Gotham North at The Event at Rebecca Farm

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 24, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Kalispell, Mont. – Talented young athletes are ready at The Event at Rebecca Farm for the Adequan North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC). A total of 48 CCIJ2*-L and 13 CCIY3*-S competitors from the U.S. and Canada will vie for top honors in the USEA North American Youth Eventing Championships presented by Montana Equestrian Events from July 24-28. 2019 NAYC Opening Ceremony (Shannon Brinkman Photo) On Wednesday, teams and their supporters enjoyed an opening...

Allen and Small Occasion Claim Overall Grand Champion 3'6" at USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – West Coast

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 24, 2019, 12:29 PM EST

Petaluma, Calif. - The 2019 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – West Coast concluded with Jordan Allen and Small Occasion claiming the Overall Grand Championship in the 3’6’’ section with a total score of 259.00 points on Tuesday, July 23, at the Sonoma Horse Park. Grace McReynolds and Crowd Pleaser earned the Overall Grand Championship in the 3’3’’ section with a total score of 251.10 points. Allen (West Bloomfield, Mich.) was in fine form...

Call for Media Credential Applications: 2019 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 23, 2019, 12:58 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm will take place August 6-11, 2019, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Members of the media who would like to request credentials to cover the event should submit a completed application form by August 2, 2019. In 2018, over 800 ponies from across the country came to the Kentucky Horse Park to compete with their youth riders in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes. The 2019 USEF Pony Finals presented by...

News Flash: Kent Farrington and Gazelle Win Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 21, 2019, 12:57 PM EST

Aachen, Germany - Kent Farrington and Gazelle have won the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen, Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) and the 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Robin Parsky and Farrington, jumped triple clear to secure the first leg of the 2019 Rolex Grand Prix of Show Jumping. Andrea Evans/US Equestrian

U.S. Equestrian Announces Update to Lima 2019 Pan American Games U.S. Dressage Team

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 21, 2019, 8:12 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian regrets to announce that Endel Ots (Wellington, Fla.) and Lucky Strike will not travel to compete in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Lucky Strike, the nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Max Ots, sustained injuries during the team transport to Miami, from where the horses were to fly today. Following the veterinary assessment, the decision was made that Lucky Strike should not travel on to Lima. The timeline of this turn of events makes it impossible...

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Brings Home Bronze in the FEI Nations Cup™ Germany

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | Jul 20, 2019, 2:13 PM EST

Aachen, Germany – It was a hotly contested race for a podium finish at the FEI Dressage Nations Cup Germany at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen on Saturday. When the dust settled, The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team earned the bronze medal under the leadership of Chef d’Equipe Debbie McDonald. The U.S. team of Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Shelly Francis, Adrienne Lyle, and Steffen Peters produced a final score of 450.775 for a podium finish. Host country Germany won the title...

Arabian Horses Return to Oklahoma City for 2019 Youth Nationals

by Edited Press Release from the Arabian Horse Association | Jul 19, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Aurora, Colo. - Join the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., from July 21-27 for the 27 th Annual Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show . The show will feature over 2,000 entries across more than 150 classes offered for Arabian and Half/Anglo-Arabian horses. The wide array of national championship classes includes halter, driving, sport horse disciplines, working Western, dressage, and even leadline. The first annual Youth...

U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Training Courses Available Now

by U.S. Center for SafeSport and the US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 18, 2019, 10:00 AM EST

The U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Athlete Training courses are now live! These valuable resources include courses for children of pre-school age, grades K-2, grades 3-5, middle school, and high school. These free online trainings are designed as an introduction for minor athletes and their parents or other caregivers to understand the importance of positive, welcoming environments in sports, where misconduct like bullying or abuse is less likely to happen, and to know where to report abuse,...

US Equestrian Announces Update to U.S. Jumping Team for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 17, 2019, 1:07 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. –US Equestrian regrets to announce that McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) has withdrawn Contagious for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. The 10-year-old Deutches Sportpferd gelding owned by Beechwood Stables LLC., sustained an injury and will be unable to compete at the Games. As a result, Lucy Deslauriers (New York, N.Y.) and Hester, Lisa Deslauriers’s 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, originally named as the traveling reserve, will compete. Richard Spooner (Agua...