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US Equestrian Announces U.S. Eventing Olympic Team for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | May 27, 2021, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the four athlete-and-horse combinations who will represent the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team as part of Team USA at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander and Team Leader Jenni Autry. Competition will begin July 30 and continue through August 2, 2021, at the Equestrian Park and Sea Forest Cross-Country Course venues. Three combinations will compete as a team with one...

USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Championship Set to Begin at Kentucky Classic CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | May 27, 2021, 11:14 AM EST

Paris, Ky. – The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event at the picturesque Hillcroft Farm is ready to begin following Thursday’s morning horse inspection. The event, running from May 27-30, hosts the USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Championship with a small but mighty field competing for top honors. Jacob Arnold, the defending USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Champion (Erin Gilmore Photography) Jacob Arnold (Goshen, Ky.) is the defending...

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Withdraws from FEI Dressage Nations Cup Compiègne CDIO5*

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | May 27, 2021, 11:05 AM EST

Compiègne, France – The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team has made the decision to withdraw from the FEI Dressage Nations Cup Compiègne CDIO5* in alignment with guidance from the FEI and the FEI Return to Competition EHV-1 exposure protocols. The competition is scheduled to begin May 27 and continue through May 30, 2021 at the Stade Equestre du Grand Parc in Compiègne, France. The decision to withdraw the team and individual U.S. young rider combinations who have been...

Proposed Amendments to the USEF Bylaws will be Considered by the USEF Board of Directors at the Mid-Year Meeting on June 28

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 25, 2021, 10:40 AM EST

Last year Congress took action to ensure the safety of athletes in sport. Senate Bill 2330, the “Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act,” amends the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act (Act) to provide congressional oversight over the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and National Governing Bodies. The Act strengthens the accountability mechanisms for the USOPC and National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and restores a culture of prioritizing athletes....

U.S. Endurance Team Withdraws from 2021 Longines FEI Endurance World Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 21, 2021, 1:30 PM EST

San Rossore, Pisa, Italy – US Equestrian has withdrawn the U.S. Endurance Team from the 2021 Longines FEI Endurance World Championship on May 22 at San Rossore in Pisa, Italy. The decision to withdraw the team was made following direct consultation with the FEI, FEI Veterinary Director, and President of the FEI Veterinary Commission after a team horse began presenting symptoms requiring monitoring under the FEI’s EHV-1 protocols at an off-site location prior to arriving at the...

U.S. Dressage Short List Mandatory Observation Event to be Streamed Live on USEF Network With Spectator Tickets Available for Purchase

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | May 20, 2021, 4:00 PM EST

Wellington, Fla. – The U.S. Dressage Short List Mandatory Observation Event is set to be hosted at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla. from June 8-11, 2021, and spectators will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend the evening events in person which will include food and beverage. The event will highlight the 15 U.S. Short List athlete-and-horse combinations vying for team selection ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games over two...

US Equestrian Announces NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for the Nations Cup of Rome CSIO5*

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | May 19, 2021, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the four athletes selected to represent the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the Nations Cup of Rome CSIO5* held at the Piazza di Siena in Rome, Italy from May 26-30, 2021. The two-round team competition is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 28, at 2:30 p.m. GMT+2. The following athletes are listed in alphabetical order and will represent the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team at the Nations Cup of Rome CSIO5* led by Chef d’Equipe Robert...

Adequan® Renews Sponsorship of Young Adult Brentina Cup and Junior Dressage Championships for 2021

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 18, 2021, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – American Regent Animal Health, maker of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), has renewed its title sponsorship of the Adequan® USEF Junior Dressage National Championship and the Adequan® USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Dressage National Championship. These prestigious championships are part of the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions , which will be held August 24-29, 2021, at HITS Chicago at Lamplight Equestrian Center and streamed live on USEF...

USEF COVID-19 Action Plan Update: To Provide Increased Flexibility in a Rapidly Changing Environment

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 18, 2021, 1:59 PM EST

Dear US Equestrian members, Thank you for your patience as competition organizers across the country are transitioning to new COVID-19 protocols resulting from recent updates to CDC guidelines and federal, state, and local regulations. Close on the heels of the CDC amendments last Thursday, several states and local jurisdictions have announced upcoming changes which will be enacted over the next few weeks. USEF also issued a communication on Friday, May 14, to quickly adjust face-covering/mask...

ATTENTION: CDC Announcement and New Update to the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan Regarding Fully-Vaccinated Participants

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 14, 2021, 1:30 PM EST

Dear US Equestrian members, Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that anyone who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a face covering/mask or physically distancing. An individual is considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer, Moderna, etc.), or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). If you have not...