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U.S. Looks to WEG as Athletes Compete at The Fork CIC3*/FEI World Equestrian Games™ Eventing Test Event in Tryon

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 13, 2018, 1:01 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – Serving as the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Eventing Test Event on April 5 through 8, The Fork CIC3* was an opportunity for U.S. eventing athletes and those from around the world, including Mexico, Ecuador, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Ireland to ride at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) prior to the 2018 WEG in September. The athletes gained valuable experience over the cross-country course designed by Capt. Mark Phillips, and familiarity...

Newsflash: Laura Graves and Verdades Win FEI Grand Prix at World Cup™ Dressage Final Paris 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 13, 2018, 12:43 PM EST

Paris, France - Laura Graves and Verdades, the 16-year-old KWPN gelding she owns with Curt Maes, have won the FEI Grand Prix at the World Cup Dressage Final. Finishing on a score of 81.413 percent, the combination finished ahead of Isabell Werth (GER) and Weihegold OLD's score of 78.261 percent. Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) and Unee BB finished third on a 75.668 percent. Full Results More information and photos to follow. The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously...

USEF Advanced Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship Up for Grabs at Southern Pines CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 12, 2018, 10:30 PM EST

Raeford, N.C. – A field of 13 athlete-and-horse combinations hope to claim the USEF Advanced Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship title. The Southern Pines Combined Driving Event (CDE), held at the Carolina Horse Park from April 12-15, plays host to the 2018 national championship. With the event also serving as one of the selection trials for the 2018 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles, there is an added incentive to have a top performance at the national...

Beezie Madden and Breitling LS Win Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final I at FEI World Cup™ Finals Paris 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 12, 2018, 6:37 PM EST

Beezie Madden and Breitling LS Paris, France – With the poise, grace, and horsemanship that fans adore her for, Elizabeth ‘Beezie’ Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) guided Breitling LS to a win Thursday evening in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final I (Jumping Speed Class), the first round of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final. The four-time Olympian was the first U.S. athlete of the evening to ride clear over Santiago Varela Ullastres’s course, stopping the clock at...

Newsflash: Beezie Madden and Breitling LS Win the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final 1 (Jumping Speed Class)

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 12, 2018, 4:21 PM EST

Paris, France – Beezie Madden and Breitling LS have won the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final I (Jumping Speed Class) with a time of 61.89 seconds to kick off the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final. Breitling LS is a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Abigail Wexner. Daniel Deusser (GER) and Cornet d'Amour finished second and Devin Ryan (Long Valley, N.J., USA) and Eddie Blue finished third. More information and photos to follow. The USEF International High...

Excitement Flying High at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ CVI3* Vaulting Test Event

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 12, 2018, 11:41 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – Last weekend, the Tryon International Equestrian Center, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG), welcomed top vaulters from the U.S. and abroad for the CVI3*, CVI2*, CVI1*, and CVIJ2* competitions from April 6-8. The CVI3* served as the official WEG Vaulting Test Event, allowing athletes an opportunity to become better acquainted with the venue, arena, and various facilities on the grounds. Vaulting is scheduled for the second week of WEG from...

Land Rover Discovery Lease Offered as Top Prize at the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

by Jaguar Land Rover/Equestrian Events, Inc.l/US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 12, 2018, 8:54 AM EST

(MAHWAH, NJ) - The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY April 26-29, 2018, is set to be the biggest edition yet. After 5 years as the presenting sponsor of the event, and a principal partner of US Equestrian for the past 8 years, Land Rover will assume the role of title sponsor. Tagged as the ‘Best Weekend all Year,’ the Land Rover brand will enhance the Kentucky Three-Day Event with new consumer activations for the entire...

Graves and Francis Primed to Compete for United States in 2018 FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 12, 2018, 8:48 AM EST

Paris, France – Two strong dressage combinations will represent the U.S. in the 2018 FEI World Cup Dressage Final at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, April 13 and 14. Coming off high scores at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), both Laura Graves and Shelly Francis, and their horses, are prepared and ready to compete. Laura Graves and Verdades Olympic bronze medalist Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) will look to defend her FEI World Cup Dressage Final second-place finish...

U.S. Olympians claim Longines FEI awards for best jumping rider and best horse

by Edited Press Release from the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) | Apr 12, 2018, 3:32 AM EST

Paris, France – World number one Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) has claimed the award for the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Rider and HH Azur, the 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Double H Farm and François Mathy, was declared the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse at a special presentation in the Paris City Hall last night. Olympic silver-medalist Farrington took over the number one slot in the Longines World Rankings in May 2017 and refused to...

Mix of Veteran and New Faces Comprise U.S. Show Jumping Contingent in Pursuit of Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final Title

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 11, 2018, 9:52 AM EST

Paris, France – Ten of the nation’s top U.S. show jumpers will compete for the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Paris, France, April 11-15, at the AccorHotels Arena. The U.S. contingent will face stiff competition from the likes of Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann, Frenchman Kevin Staut, and other top Europeans coming off an indoor season. Thirty-eight athletes will seek the illustrious title, as a string of veterans and newcomers compete for the United States. McLain...