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US Equestrian Announces Combinations for the Combined Driving Program for Elite Athletes

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 29, 2018, 1:37 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce that 12 athlete/horse combinations have been selected for the Combined Driving Program for Elite Athletes, a new program overseen by the Driving Sport Committee. The Combined Driving Program for Elite Athletes replaces the previous High Performance Program for Combined Driving. The new program seeks to identify and support combinations who have proven to be internationally competitive in the current two-year cycle. The following...

US Equestrian Announces 2018 Spring Land Rover/USEF Eventing Competition Grant Recipients

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 29, 2018, 10:37 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Land Rover/USEF eventing competition grants for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* and Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL. The following combinations have received funding for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* taking place May 2-6, in Gloucestershire, England: Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) with Thomas A. Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, and Caroline Moran’s...

GEICO® Joins US Equestrian as Official Sponsor of US Equestrian and Official US Equestrian MemberPerk

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 28, 2018, 9:26 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that GEICO® has committed to a partnership as an official sponsor of US Equestrian and an official US Equestrian MemberPerk . GEICO will offer discounts on auto insurance rates to active US Equestrian members. “We are excited to welcome GEICO to the US Equestrian family as an official sponsor,” says US Equestrian CEO, Bill Moroney. “As the first insurance company of its kind in the MemberPerks program, this...

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Seeking Strong Start in FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ Season Opener

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 27, 2018, 4:27 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team will make their 2018 FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ debut in front of a home nation crowd when the FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA gets underway on Wednesday, March 28, in Wellington, Fla. In addition, the U.S. will compete in the U25 Nations Cup, running alongside the FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA on Wednesday. Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover will lead The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team of Ashley Holzer, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, Adrienne Lyle,...

In US Equestrian Magazine: Preparing for Disaster

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Mar 27, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

Tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires—these natural disasters are some of horse owners’ worst nightmares, and we’ve seen them play out to devastating effect in recent years. Horsemen are powerless to control the weather, of course, but having a good disaster-preparedness plan can help horse owners and managers respond faster and more effectively if such a disaster does occur. Having a good emergency plan and readying supplies in case of disaster can make a crucial...

U.S. Para-Dressage Athlete Annie Peavy Named a Finalist for AAU James E. Sullivan Award – Vote Today!

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 23, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is proud to announce U.S. para-dressage athlete, Angela “Annie” Peavy (Wellington, Fla.) as a finalist for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) James E. Sullivan Award to an outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. Photo credit: Taylor Pence This prestigious award has recognized the nation’s top amateur athletes annually since 1888, with the likes of famed Olympians Carl Lewis (1981), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1986), Michael Phelps (2003),...

US Equestrian Announces Combinations for the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final Paris

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 23, 2018, 2:18 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete/horse combinations that will represent the United States at the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final and FEI World Cup Dressage Final, April 11-15, at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. The following 11 U.S. jumping athletes qualified during the 2017-2018 World Cup qualifying season in their respective leagues (listed in qualifying order): Longines FEI World Cup, North American East Coast Sub-League McLain Ward...

US Equestrian Seeks Applicants for Vaulting Director of Performance

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 23, 2018, 8:26 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is seeking applicants for the Vaulting Director of Performance. This individual will work as a consultant, in partnership with the Vaulting Sport Committee (VSC) and USEF Director of Vaulting, to develop, articulate, and implement a vaulting pathway that will develop and deliver sustained success at the international level across all vaulting disciplines and age categories. Qualified applicants are expected to present a draft plan and vision for...

Ten Things You’ll Love About the Longines Masters of New York

by Longines Masters Of New York | Mar 20, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

The Longines Masters of New York , which takes place in New York for the first time this year at the newly renovated NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, from April 26-29, is part of an innovative three-event series of competitions staged in three of the world’s most glamorous cities—New York, Paris, and Hong Kong. The show jumping events offers first-class equestrian sport and more, including live music, one-of-a-kind artwork, and delectable cuisine. The...

Chester Weber Claims 15th USEF Four-in-Hand Combined Driving National Championship Title; Four Intermediate Champions Also Unveiled

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 18, 2018, 10:56 PM EST

Ocala, Fla. – The Live Oak International came to its exciting conclusion on Sunday with all five USEF Combined Driving National Championship divisions completing the cones phase. Chester Weber earned his record 15th USEF Four-In-Hand Combined Driving National Championship title with an overall score of 166.69 penalties, while four combined drivers earned inaugural USEF intermediate national titles. These included: Scott Adcox in the pair horse division with 185.39 penalties; Jennifer...