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Call for Media Credential Applications: 2021 U.S. Dressage Short List Observation Event

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 11, 2021, 11:25 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The U.S. Dressage Short List Observation Event will take place June 8-11, 2021, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla. Members of the media who would like to request credentials to cover the event should submit a completed application form by May 31, 2021. You must request special permission for more than one person per media outlet to attend the event. Media attending the event are expected to follow all outlined procedures in the COVID-19 Action...

USEF COVID-19 Action Plan Update: USEF Will Implement New Protocols Regarding the Use of Face Coverings/Masks at USEF-Licensed Competitions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 10, 2021, 10:00 AM EST

Dear USEF Members, Beginning May 17, 2021, USEF will implement new protocols regarding the use of face coverings/masks at USEF-licensed competitions in response to recently updated CDC recommendations. Please click here to access the full amendments to the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan protocols. This change means that unless more restrictive requirements are imposed by state or local governments or by competition organizers, any individual who is fully vaccinated is no longer required to wear a...

2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions Preliminary Qualifying Memos Now Available Online

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | May 10, 2021, 9:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The preliminary qualifying information for the 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions is now available online. The 2022 U.S. Festival of Champions will host top competition across a variety of levels and, for the first time ever, include the USEF Para Dressage National Championship. Preliminary information is being made available to assist competitors with competition planning and may be subject to change. The current preliminary qualification information is based upon...

US Equestrian Announces The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team for FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France CDIO5*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 7, 2021, 4:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the athlete/horse combinations that will compete as part of The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team at the FEI Dressage Nations Cup TM France CDIO5* in Compiègne. The competition will take place during the Internationaux de Dressage de Compiègne, May 27-30, 2021. George Williams will serve as Chef d’Equipe. The following athletes are listed in alphabetical order and will represent the U.S. in the FEI Dressage Nations Cup France...

US Equestrian Announces New U.S. Endurance FEI Calendar Policies & Procedures

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 7, 2021, 9:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - On September 29, 2020, the USEF Board of Directors approved the FEI Calendar Policies and Procedures for FEI Endurance competitions within the United States. These policies and procedures will go into effect starting with the 2022 competition calendar. The aim of these policies and procedures is to produce the most effective U.S. endurance calendar. It is important to note at the outset, that these policies and procedures do not replace the USEF licensing and/or mileage rules....

Apply Now for US Equestrian National Youth Sportsman’s Award

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 5, 2021, 1:32 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2021 National Youth Sportsman’s Award is now open. The award serves to identify future leaders across US Equestrian’s 29 recognized breeds and disciplines and to celebrate outstanding youth for their achievements. Applications will be accepted through August 15, 2021. Active members age 17 years and younger as of December 1, 2020 and in good standing with US Equestrian and their...

US Equestrian Announces Continued Partnership with NetJets® as Title Sponsor of the U.S. Show Jumping Team through 2022

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 5, 2021, 11:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that NetJets will continue as an official partner of US Equestrian and as the title sponsor of the U.S. Show Jumping Team, a partnership that has been in place since 2018. Additionally, NetJets is a silver level sponsor of the US Equestrian Learning Center and the sponsor of the U.S. Team Owner’s Party. “It’s an exciting year for the NetJets/U.S. Show Jumping Team as they work toward the Tokyo Olympics this...

US Equestrian Board of Directors Takes Action to Improve Calendar Management

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 30, 2021, 2:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – On April 19, 2021, the USEF Board of Directors approved two actions to support the USEF calendar management processes. The Board approved a resolution to amend GR315 Mileage Exemptions to facilitate the collective review of all Mileage Exemption Requests for the first trimester of 2022 in the state of Florida. The Board believes a singular review of all relevant Hunter, Jumper and Hunter/Jumper Mileage Exemption Requests taking place in Florida from December 1, 2021...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Vaulting Team Short List Athletes for 2021 FEI Vaulting World Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 28, 2021, 5:53 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian has announced the athletes nominated to the U.S. Vaulting Team Short List ahead of the 2021 FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors to be held from July 28 – August 1, 2021, in Le Mans, France, and the 2021 FEI Vaulting World Championships for Seniors to be held from August 24 – September 5, 2021, in Budapest, Hungary. The Chef d’Equipe for the U.S. Vaulting Junior Team is Emma Seely, while the Chef d’Equipe for the U.S. Vaulting...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Dressage Team Short List for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 28, 2021, 5:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the 12 athletes who have been selected to the U.S. Dressage Olympic Short List. The total of 15 athlete/horse combinations are in consideration for the three team spots and one traveling reserve for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer. The following athletes and horses have been selected to the U.S. Dressage Team Olympic Short List and are listed in alphabetical order: Katherine Bateson-Chandler (Wellington, Fla.) and Alcazar , a 2005...