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Area VI, Charlotte Babbitt Sit Atop Adequan® North American Youth Championships CCIJ2*-S Leaderboards at Rebecca Farm

by Edited press release from The Event at Rebecca Farm | Jul 26, 2019, 11:39 PM EST

Charlotte Babbit and 2 A.M. (Photo Courtesy of Marie Cobb for Shannon Brinkman Photo) Kalispell, Mont. - The Adequan North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North CCIJ2*-L competition kicked off with a strong showing in the dressage ring from Area VI's Charlotte Babbitt. She achieved a score of 24.0 with her own Dutch Warmblood, 2 A.M. Area VIII's Elizabeth Henry aboard Charlotte La Bouff is tied for second with Area VI's Meg Pellegrini riding her own RF Eloquence on...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Places Fifth at Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ CSIO5* of Great Britain

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | Jul 26, 2019, 1:00 AM EST

Hickstead, England – The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team took fifth place in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain on July 26 during the Longines Royal International Horse Show at the All England Jumping Course in Hickstead, England. Robert Ridland served as Chef d’Equipe for the team of Laura Kraut, Wilton Porter, Jessica Springsteen, and Catherine Tyree. “Everybody had good rounds today, but you need great rounds to win a Nations Cup,” said...

Sweat Equity Pays Dividends at Adequan® North American Youth Championships at Rebecca Farm

by Edited press release from The Event at Rebecca Farm | Jul 25, 2019, 9:29 PM EST

Kalispell, Mont. - A long year of hard work is paying off for young riders this weekend at Rebecca Farm. It is day one of the Adequan North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC) and the beginning of an exciting journey for the nation's rising talent. NAYC runs concurrently with The 2019 Event at Rebecca Farm. As the NAYC CCIY3*-S dressage competition comes to a close today, one young rider's dedication has landed him in the top spot. William Kidwell could not...

Lamplight Equestrian Center Named Host for 2020 and 2021 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 25, 2019, 12:06 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill., has been named as the host location for the 2020 and 2021 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. The U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions hosts all 14 USEF Dressage National Championships, including the Markel/ USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships and the USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championships, in conjunction with the other dressage divisions. The U.S. Dressage...

Young Eventers Set for Adequan® North American Youth Championships Presented by Gotham North at The Event at Rebecca Farm

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 24, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Kalispell, Mont. – Talented young athletes are ready at The Event at Rebecca Farm for the Adequan North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC). A total of 48 CCIJ2*-L and 13 CCIY3*-S competitors from the U.S. and Canada will vie for top honors in the USEA North American Youth Eventing Championships presented by Montana Equestrian Events from July 24-28. 2019 NAYC Opening Ceremony (Shannon Brinkman Photo) On Wednesday, teams and their supporters enjoyed an opening...

Allen and Small Occasion Claim Overall Grand Champion 3'6" at USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – West Coast

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 24, 2019, 12:29 PM EST

Petaluma, Calif. - The 2019 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – West Coast concluded with Jordan Allen and Small Occasion claiming the Overall Grand Championship in the 3’6’’ section with a total score of 259.00 points on Tuesday, July 23, at the Sonoma Horse Park. Grace McReynolds and Crowd Pleaser earned the Overall Grand Championship in the 3’3’’ section with a total score of 251.10 points. Allen (West Bloomfield, Mich.) was in fine form...

Call for Media Credential Applications: 2019 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 23, 2019, 12:58 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm will take place August 6-11, 2019, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Members of the media who would like to request credentials to cover the event should submit a completed application form by August 2, 2019. In 2018, over 800 ponies from across the country came to the Kentucky Horse Park to compete with their youth riders in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes. The 2019 USEF Pony Finals presented by...

News Flash: Kent Farrington and Gazelle Win Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 21, 2019, 12:57 PM EST

Aachen, Germany - Kent Farrington and Gazelle have won the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen, Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) and the 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Robin Parsky and Farrington, jumped triple clear to secure the first leg of the 2019 Rolex Grand Prix of Show Jumping. Andrea Evans/US Equestrian

U.S. Equestrian Announces Update to Lima 2019 Pan American Games U.S. Dressage Team

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 21, 2019, 8:12 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian regrets to announce that Endel Ots (Wellington, Fla.) and Lucky Strike will not travel to compete in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Lucky Strike, the nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Max Ots, sustained injuries during the team transport to Miami, from where the horses were to fly today. Following the veterinary assessment, the decision was made that Lucky Strike should not travel on to Lima. The timeline of this turn of events makes it impossible...

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Brings Home Bronze in the FEI Nations Cup™ Germany

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | Jul 20, 2019, 2:13 PM EST

Aachen, Germany – It was a hotly contested race for a podium finish at the FEI Dressage Nations Cup Germany at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen on Saturday. When the dust settled, The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team earned the bronze medal under the leadership of Chef d’Equipe Debbie McDonald. The U.S. team of Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Shelly Francis, Adrienne Lyle, and Steffen Peters produced a final score of 450.775 for a podium finish. Host country Germany won the title...