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Giving Games Fundraising for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Equestrians Ends Tomorrow

by US Equestrian/USET Foundation | Aug 8, 2020, 8:52 AM EST

Lexington, KY/Gladstone, NJ – While equestrians across the country have raised more than $48,000 in the past two weeks, support for our Olympic and Paralympic equestrian hopefuls is still needed. There is still time left to donate and be a part of the Giving Games fundraising for next year’s Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The campaign closes on Sunday, August 9, at 5 p.m. ET, and supporters can help equestrians reach the $50,000 goal set nearly two weeks ago at the start of the...

Call for Media Credential Applications: 2020 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 7, 2020, 3:50 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2020 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions will take place August 18-23, 2020, at HITS Chicago at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill. Members of the media who would like to request credentials to cover the event should submit a completed application form by August 12, 2020. Please note that media credentials will be limited due to COVID-19 and provided on a first come, first served basis. You must request special permission for more than one person per media outlet to...

2020 Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships East Coast Relocated to Traverse City Horse Shows

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 6, 2020, 8:35 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian has announced the relocation of the 2020 Adequan/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships East Coast to Traverse City Horse Shows at Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, Mich. from August 23-25, 2020. The championship, which was canceled earlier this week, was revived after Traverse City Horse Shows competition management stepped forward and offered to host and organize the competition. The United States Hunter Jumper Association Gladstone Cup Equitation...

CEO Update: Keeping Equestrian Competitions Viable During This Global Pandemic

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 6, 2020, 5:17 PM EST

Dear Members, Over the past several days, US Equestrian and the United Stated Hunter Jumper Association have made the difficult decision to cancel several national championships, and at the same time Kentucky Horse Shows LLC canceled two weeks of hunter/jumper competition at the Kentucky Horse Park due to multiple reports of positive COVID-19 cases. As we look ahead in what continues to be a challenging and unpredictable year, we remain fully committed to keeping equestrian competitions viable...

US Equestrian Announces Updated Equestrian Interscholastic Athlete Program for Riders in 5th through 12th Grade

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 6, 2020, 9:33 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program is getting a new look! US Equestrian is excited to unveil a new name and an updated look for its popular student athlete recognition program. The newly renamed US Equestrian Interscholastic Athlete Program will continue to provide recognition to athletes who participate in equestrian sports through their middle and high school careers. This will be the first of several exciting announcements of our revamping process with the new...

US Equestrian Announces Launch of USEF Helmet Safety Fund to Support Virginia Tech Helmet Lab

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 5, 2020, 2:01 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce the kick-off of the USEF Helmet Research Safety Fund, a fundraising effort to further the safety of equestrian athletes across all breeds and disciplines. The fund will support further research into U.S. helmet safety standards and the creation of an equestrian-specific rating system, providing riders insight into how helmet models compare when looking at safety and protection. US Equestrian is partnering with the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab,...

Notice of Cancellation: USEF Junior Hunter National Championship East Coast, Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, KHJA Horse Show

by | Aug 4, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . - After weighing the impact of multiple positive COVID-19 cases following the Kentucky Summer Classic and the cancellation notice of USHJA’s upcoming championships, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and US Equestrian have decided to cancel Bluegrass Festival (Aug. 11-16), KHJA (Aug. 19-23), and USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – East Coast (Aug. 23-24) scheduled to take place at the Kentucky Horse Park. We have been notified that three additional individuals have...

CEO Update: Cancellation of Kentucky Summer Classic Horse Show and USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 2, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Last night, US Equestrian and Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the last day of the Kentucky Summer Classic Horse Show and the USEF Pony Finals competition. This decision was not made lightly, but we had to move quickly and decisively in response to circumstances involving multiple COVID-19 positive cases that were reported to competition management within a 24-hour period. While this is understandably a very disappointing decision for the many...

Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and USEF Notice of Competition Cancellations of Kentucky Summer Classic and USEF Pony Finals

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 1, 2020, 5:12 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - We have been notified today that two more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, after attending the Kentucky Summer Classic, for a total of four reported cases. US Equestrian and Kentucky Horse Shows prioritize the safety of our members, participants, support teams, staff and their families. To mitigate the risk of spread of the virus, USEF and the competition organizer together have made the decision to cancel the Kentucky Summer Classic effective at the end of...

CEO Update: Use of Face Masks/Coverings and Pandemic-Related Requirements

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 29, 2020, 10:57 AM EST

Dear USEF Members and Competition Organizers (Licensees and Managers), We are nearly two full months into a return to competition. While we are all grateful for the opportunity to enjoy competing again, the challenges and risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic remain part of our daily lives. Governors are beginning to pull back or even reverse reopening initiatives in several states as positivity rates are increasing. We truly appreciate the diligence and cooperation of participants and...