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US Equestrian Announces 2019 Dates for USEF Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 5, 2018, 2:47 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the dates for the ninth annual Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week (RDHMW) from January 3-6, 2019, in Wellington, Fla. Designed to identify and develop the next generation of U.S. equestrian team talent, participants will receive instruction from experts in a variety of aspects of horsemanship. Training sessions will feature intense, mounted sessions led by internationally acclaimed American athletes and trainers and daily...

US Equestrian U.S. Driving Coach to Part Ways After 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 5, 2018, 11:43 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian and the Driving Sport Committee (DSC) announced today the U.S. Driving Coach, Thorsten Zarembowicz will not renew his contract for 2019. He will fulfill the completion of his 2018 contract. US Equestrian and the DSC bid a very grateful farewell to Zarembowicz for his years of service and dedication to the U.S. Driving Team and programs. Many developing drivers, horses/ponies, and U.S. team members have advanced their training and performance under his guidance....

It's Almost Time for the Greatest Morgan Horse Show of the Year

by Edited Press Release from the American Morgan Horse Association | Oct 5, 2018, 11:16 AM EST

Shelburne, Vt. – The 2018 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show® is shaping up to be another monumental event in the show's 45-year history. The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) is preparing to host more than 1,000 of the world's finest Morgan horses from across the United States and Canada from October 6-13, at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., as they vie for the title of national champion and over $250,000 in prize money. Since 1973, this...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Mixes Rising Talent and Experienced Veterans in Barcelona at FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 4, 2018, 2:05 PM EST

Barcelona, Spain – The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team is ready to compete at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final at CSIO5* Barcelona. Prepared to showcase and give valuable experience to up-and-coming combinations in one of show jumping’s most prestigious team challenges, the U.S. team will meld new talent with those of experienced veterans as they compete for a spot on the podium. With seven podium appearances in 2018, and an FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon...

WDAA World Championship Show Rocks Lazy E Arena

by Western Dressage Association of America/US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 4, 2018, 10:57 AM EST

Guthrie, Okla. – Last weekend, the sixth annual Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) World Championship Show rocked the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla. From September 27-30, the World Show brought together the top combinations in Western dressage from 24 states and several Canadian provinces. With 77 world championship titles on the line, judges Ronald Bartholomew (Martville, N.Y.), Donna Longacre (Longview, Wash.), Fatina Pawlenko Kranz (Algonquin, Ill.), and Charlotte...

U.S. Olympic Committee announces Best of September finalists for Team USA Awards presented by Dow

by United States Olympic Committee | Oct 3, 2018, 11:37 AM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of September, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from last month. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes and teams at TeamUSA.org/Awards through midnight Monday, Oct. 8. A total of eight sports – including basketball, equestrian, Para-equestrian, paratriathlon, shooting, triathlon, volleyball and wrestling...

From Arabian Horse Life: The Arabian Prince

by Yiskah Wedekind Lopez | Oct 2, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

I call him “The Arabian Prince” formally and “Al-Ashab” casually, yet my snowy white, Arabian gelding has the Yiskah Wedekind Lopez and her Arabian gelding, PH El Sosure. Photo: Courtesy of Yiskah Wedekind Lopez registered name of PH El Sosure. No matter his name, though, he deserves to be known as one of the best blessings upon this earth. He saved my life, and that alone is more deserving than any name that I can think of for him. Al-Ashab was the first horse I ever...

US Equestrian Announces 2018 Fall Eventing National Grant Recipients

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 2, 2018, 2:50 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The US Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) has announced the recipients of the 2018 Land Rover/USEF Eventing Competition Grant and USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars National Developing Rider Grants, kindly given through the United States Equestrian Team Foundation, for the end of the 2018 competition season. The following athletes have received funding for The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI3* in Elkton, Md., from October 18-21, 2018: Sydney Conley Elliott...

US Equestrian Names NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 1, 2018, 4:40 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce the combinations representing the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final at CSIO5* Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, October 5-7. Robert Ridland will serve as the Chef d’Equipe for the U.S. team. The following combinations will represent the U.S. (in alphabetical order): Lucy Deslauriers (New York, N.Y.) Alex Granato (Wellington, Fla.) Andrew Kocher (Ocala, Fla.) Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.)...

Olympian Laura Graves and Verdades Lead FEI Dressage World Rankings

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 1, 2018, 4:31 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced that Laura Graves and Verdades are the new world number one ranked dressage combination based on the revised FEI Dressage World Ranking list released on Monday, October 1. Graves and Verdades, members of the silver medal-winning The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018, seized the top spot from Germany’s Isabel Werth and Weihegold OLD...