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US Equestrian Opens Search Process for U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 19, 2017, 10:58 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The US Equestrian Federation (USEF) is accepting applications for the U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor position currently held by Robert Dover. Dover will retire following the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 as planned when he agreed to continue to serve in the position in 2016. Dover initially accepted the position in 2013. The USEF Dressage Sport Committee has approved a comprehensive search process aimed at identifying the best individual to continue...

US Equestrian Saddened by Loss of Equestrian Sport Instrumental Figure and Friend, E. Hunter Harrison

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 16, 2017, 9:58 PM EST

Ward and Harrison (Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Wood Media) Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian mourns the loss of E. Hunter Harrison, owner of Double H Farm and a beloved leader, supporter, and friend of equestrian sport. Harrison passed away on December 16 at the age of 73, leaving behind a legacy in the horses he bred, the athletes he supported, and the sport that he helped to grow. "Today we lost one of equestrian sport's greats," says US Equestrian President, Murray Kessler. "An iconic and...

Updated Statement on Confusion Over Winner's Prize at The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 15, 2017, 3:49 PM EST

Updated 12.15.17 - US Equestrian (USEF) stands in support of The Dutta Corp. as a long-time sponsor of equestrian sport. The Dutta Corp.’s support of not only US Equestrian and the U.S. athletes and teams should not go unrecognized or be met with negativity in any form. The communication surrounding how the free flight to the winning combination of The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Championship was awarded, both before and after the event, was not sufficient. Because this is a...

Competition and Member Summit: Facing Challenges Together, Free to All US Equestrian Members Prior to 2018 Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 15, 2017, 1:47 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – New in 2018, US Equestrian will be offering an opportunity to all members to attend the free Competition and Member Summit: Facing Challenges Together, just prior to the 2018 Annual Meeting in Lexington, Ky. The Summit will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST at the Hyatt Regency. The Summit is open to all members free of charge and does not require registration at the Annual Meeting. Moderated by US Equestrian board member Tom O’Mara, the...

US Equestrian to Recognize Joseph Dotoli with 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and Connor Farley as 2017 Junior Equestrian of the Year

by From the US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 15, 2017, 10:46 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The US Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce Joseph Dotoli as the recipient of the 2017 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award and Connor Farley as the recipient of the 2017 Junior Equestrian of the Year Award. USEF will present Dotoli and Farley with these prestigious awards at the Pegasus Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 18, 2018. 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Joseph Dotoli and 2017 Junior Equestrian of the Year Connor Farley. Dotoli, of Chepachet, R.I., has...

2018 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week Participants Announced

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 14, 2017, 3:14 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce participants for the eighth annual Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week (RDHMW). The clinic will be held in Wellington, Fla. at the Global Dressage Venue from January 2-4 and Hampton Green Farm on January 5. Designed to identify and develop the next generation of U.S. equestrian team talent, training sessions will feature intense, mounted sessions led by internationally acclaimed American athletes and trainers and daily...

US Equestrian Dressage Elite, Pre-Elite and Development Programs: Updated Lists

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 13, 2017, 4:09 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the updated Elite Program list as well as the new Pre-Elite list and Development Program list. “We just wrapped up our series of Elite Program home visits and Pre-Elite Training and Observation sessions,” said Dover. “I am very happy and excited by the quality of the horses and the riding. Our veterans are in fantastic form and the new faces on the horizon for American dressage are looking extraordinary. There is no...

US Equestrian Announces Riders and Clinicians for 2018 USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 13, 2017, 3:23 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the participants for the 12th annual USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and sponsored by Adequan®, Ariat®, Equestrian Sport Productions, Practical Horseman , and Upper Echelon Academy. The Training Session will be held at The Global Dressage Venue, in Wellington, Fla., January 5 – 7, 2018. USEF Network will stream live coverage of all...

Hoof Help, Part 1: Thrush

by Glenye Oakford | Dec 12, 2017, 4:00 PM EST

It’s a scenario every horse owner dreads: a runny, black, foul-smelling discharge around the frog area of a horse or pony’s hoof sole. That’s the classic sign of thrush, a bacterial infection that involves the frog, including the grooves on either side of it and the cleft between the heel bulbs. “It can affect any part of the frog, but that’s where we see it the most, right where the owner would be using the hoof pick along the sides of the frog and along that...

US Equestrian Names Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 Program Participants for 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 8, 2017, 4:53 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The US Equestrian (USEF) Eventing Sport Committee has approved the following 15 athletes from a pool of applicants for the Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 program for 2018. This follows the list of athletes named to the Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 program list . Talent Advisors evaluated several factors to determine the Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 program participants including current form, competition results, and potential to make a valuable contribution in team...