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Arnold Claims USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Championship at Kentucky Classic CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | May 30, 2021, 5:04 PM EST

Paris, Ky. – The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event concluded on Sunday with the cones phase at the picturesque Hillcroft Farm. A small but mighty field contested the USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Championship, and Jacob Arnold took home his second consecutive title. Jacob Arnold, 2021 USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Champion (Picsofyou.com) Arnold (Goshen, Ky.) drove Steve Wilson’s KWPN and Lipizzaner pair, which consisted of seasoned...

Applications Closing Soon for 2021 FEI Endurance Pan American Championships and World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 27, 2021, 2:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Endurance athletes are encouraged to submit their Applications of Intent for the 2021 FEI Endurance Pan American Championships and the FEI Endurance World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors. The final deadline for both applications is Thursday, April 29, 2021. The applications are available through the Member Dashboard on USEF.org. Additional information on the application process for each championship is available through USEF.org/endurance . The 2021 Pan...

FEI Tribunal Imposes Ten-Year Suspension on Andrew Kocher

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 22, 2021, 2:30 PM EST

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) unequivocally supports the decision of the FEI Tribunal to suspend athlete Andrew Kocher for 10 years and disqualify his results from eight events between June 2018 and November 2019 for the use of electric spurs. Mr. Kocher has also been fined CHF 10,000 and ordered to pay costs of CHF 7,500. USEF will reciprocate the suspension which began provisionally October 28, 2020 pending the FEI Tribunal hearing. “The U.S. Jumping Team does not...

Area 2 Takes CCI3*-S Team Victory, Area 1 Tops CCI2*-S in Inaugural Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Aiken

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 31, 2021, 12:25 PM EST

Aiken, S.C. – A total of 29 youth athletes participated in the inaugural Adequan/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Aiken on March 25-27, 2021, at Stable View Farm in Aiken, S.C., representing Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. A new USEF Eventing program launched in 2021 as an evolution of the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), the Youth Team Challenge (YTC) mimics the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Series by offering youth athletes between the FEI ages of 14-25 the opportunity...

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Holds Second Place Following First Day of Stillpoint Farm FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ CDIO3* USA; U.S. U25 Dressage Team Clinches Second-Place Finish in FEI CDIO-U25 Nations Cup

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 17, 2021, 8:47 PM EST

Wellington, Fla . – The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team, led by Chef d'Equipe Debbie McDonald, currently sits in second place heading into the second day of competition tomorrow at the Stillpoint Farm FEI Dressage Nations Cup CDIO3* USA at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, Fla. The team’s total score of 222.370% places them just behind the German contingent who lead with a total score of 223.333% after competition in the FEI Prix St. Georges and FEI Grand...

Host Locations for 2021 Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Announced

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 2, 2021, 5:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian has announced the inaugural host locations for the 2021 Adequan/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge, the newly evolved format of the former North American Youth Championships (NAYC). The Adequan/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge offers opportunities for eventing athletes ages 14-25 to gain valuable experience in a team competition environment representing their respective United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas at the FEI CCI 1/2/3* levels. The...

Board of Directors Meeting Public Session from the 2021 USEF Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 19, 2021, 9:02 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The US Equestrian Board of Directors met virtually via Zoom on Sunday, January 17, the final day of the 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting. During this meeting, elections occurred for the office of Secretary/Treasurer and for an independent seat, and board members discussed and voted on committee appointees, reviewed council updates and reports, and discussed other pertinent business. Watch the BOD Meeting public session here. The Board Meeting began in the morning, with...

Arabesque and Clara Propp Win 3’3” Overall Grand Championship at 2021 Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 14, 2021, 11:00 PM EST

Devon, Pa. – The 2021 edition of the Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East closed out with a bang on Wednesday with 213 entries from the 3’3” sections completing their Handy Hunter rounds in Devon’s Dixon Oval. USEF Junior Hunter 3’3” Overall Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Clara Propp (New York, N.Y.) and Arabesque had the winning Handy Round in the Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under section today, giving them the score they...

US Equestrian Announces Tryon International Equestrian Center as Host of the USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championships for 2021 and 2022

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 24, 2021, 5:43 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that the USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship will return to the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C., in 2021 and 2022. The National Championship will be held in conjunction with the Tryon International Three-Day Event. Taylor Pence/US Equestrian The USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship was held at TIEC for the first time in 2020, and competitors had high praise for the facilities at the venue and...

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...