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Lockman, Baumert Win Individual Gold and Bronze, Respectively at Lima 2019 Pan American Games

by US Equestrian Communicaitons Department | Jul 31, 2019, 1:23 PM EST

Lima, Peru - U.S. Dressage Team members Sarah Lockman and Jennifer Baumert have won individual gold and individual bronze, respectively, at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on Wednesday. Performing the Intermediate I Freestyle, Lockman (Wildomar, Calif.) and First Apple (Vivaldi x T.C.N. Partout), a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Gerry Ibanez, topped the podium with a score of 78.980 percent. Baumert (Wellington, Fla.) and Handsome (Hochadel x Weltmeyer), a 14-year-old...

U.S. Clinches Silver Medal to Conclude Team Dressage Competition at Lima 2019

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 29, 2019, 10:40 PM EST

Lima, Peru – The U.S. Dressage Team posted strong performances on the final day of team competition at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, earning team silver with an overall score of 437.791 after two days of intense competition. Canada was presented with the gold medal after finishing on a 440.111, securing a coveted qualification for Tokyo 2020, alongside Brazil, who collected bronze with a score of 408.696. Photo: TaylorPence/US Equestrian The U.S. contingent of Nora Batchelder and Faro...

U.S. Dressage Team Earns Silver at Lima 2019 Pan American Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 29, 2019, 6:01 PM EST

Lima, Peru - The U.S. Dressage Team has earned the silver medal at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on Monday. Led by Chef d'Equipe Debbie McDonald, the team of Nora Batchelder (Williston, Fla.) and Faro SQF (Fidertanz 2 x Rotspot), an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Batchelder and Andrea Whitcomb; Jennifer Baumert (Wellington, Fla.) and Handsome (Hochadel x Weltmeyer), a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Betsy Juliano LLC; and Sarah Lockman (Wildomar, Calif.) and First Apple...

Notice: USEF Office Closed August 30 to September 3

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 29, 2019, 11:10 AM EST

US Equestrian (USEF) is moving! From Friday, August 30, to Tuesday, September 3, the USEF office will be closed while we move to our new building within the Kentucky Horse Park. During this time, USEF’s online tools and services, including the website, Customer Care Center, horse and member records, fax, and email, will be unavailable . We recommend avoiding any digital communication with USEF (phone calls, email, faxing, etc.) throughout the duration of the move. If you are competing at...

Learn More About Safe Sport

by US Equestrian Communications | Jul 29, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Competitors, parents, and coaches: join USEF Senior Vice-President and General Counsel Sonja Keating on Tuesday, July 30, at 2 p.m. upstairs in the main barn at Old Salem Farm to get the latest information about the Safe Sport Policy and the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies. A question-and-answer session will follow. Learn more online on the USEF’s Safe Sport page, where you’ll find numerous resources, including the Safe Sport Policy (including the Minor Athlete Abuse...

Team Atmosphere in the Spotlight at The Event at Rebecca Farm

by Edited press release from The Event at Rebecca Farm | Jul 28, 2019, 10:09 PM EST

Kalispell, Mont. - Teamwork and connection between the horse and rider is a traditional focus in eventing. The Adequan® North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC) takes it a step further and invites individual competitors to band together by Area and cheer each other on. William Kidwell on Tremolo (Photo courtesy of RedBayGroup.com) Whether it's horse and rider partnership or a team of strangers making life-long friendships, the podium winners of CCIJ2*-L and...

U.S. Dressage Team Takes Early Lead at Lima 2019 Pan American Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 28, 2019, 10:09 PM EST

Lima, Peru - The U.S. Dressage Team recorded three stellar results to take the early lead at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Led by Chef d’Equipe Debbie McDonald, the team of Nora Batchelder (Williston, FL) piloting Faro SQF, Jennifer Baumert (Wellington, FL) aboard Handsome, and Sarah Lockman (Wildomar, CA) and First Apple, performed the Prix St. Georges test, earning a team total of 219.970. Canada currently sits in silver medal position on a 219.828 and Brazil in third with a score...

American Shetland Ponies to Compete for National Titles at ASPC National Congress

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 28, 2019, 9:42 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) National Congress kicks off Monday, July 29, at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Mo. Celebrating 73 years, Congress is the ASPC’s longest-running show and the official national championship for all divisions of the ASPC, showcasing the best of the American Shetland Pony breed in the Classic, Foundation, and Modern sections. Every year, Congress provides a national platform for owners, breeders, amateurs, trainers,...

Determination on Display for NAYC Cross-Country at Rebecca Farm

by Edited press release from The Event at Rebecca Farm | Jul 27, 2019, 11:36 PM EST

Kalispell, Mont. - The pressure is building for young riders as they move into the final day of show jumping for the Adequan North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North. Both individuals and teams fought hard in today's cross-country rounds, meaning there was limited movement within the ranks. "My entire team did so well so I knew I had to bring it home to them," described Katie Lichten, last to go in the team order for the combined team of Area I/II. Katie Lichten moved...

U.S. Vaulters Earn Bronze at FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | Jul 27, 2019, 4:35 PM EST

Ermelo, the Netherlands – The U.S. Vaulting Team Squad’s fantastic Round 2 Freestyle Test propelled them to the bronze medal in the Junior Squad division of the FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors on July 24-27 in Ermelo, the Netherlands. The individual and pas de deux U.S. vaulters also had a successful outing. The U.S. Vaulting Team, led by Chef d’Equipe Jennifer Arntsen, included the Rocky Mountain High Performance Team squad of Melanie Ford (Fort Collins, Colo.),...