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View Awards Photos from 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 22, 2024, 11:30 AM

Photos taken at the 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting by Adam Brennan are now available here . Browse and download web-sized images from the Pegasus Awards and SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards. If you share photos on social media, please credit the photographer as Adam Brennan and tag @picturesbyab on Facebook and Instagram. To purchase quality prints and high-resolution downloads from photographer Adam Brennan, please go to https://picturesbyab.photoshelter....

Our Future is Now: Workshop Speakers Announced for 2024 USEF Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 13, 2023, 3:30 PM

US Equestrian David O'Connor Leads Interactive Workshop at 2023 Annual Meeting. (Leslie Potter/US Equestrian) Lexington, Ky. – An industry-leading CEO, a decorated Olympian, two equine faculty members with more than 80 years of industry experience, and one of the foremost minds in equine biosecurity will headline US Equestrian’s 2024 Annual Meeting Interactive Workshop sessions addressing mission critical topics facing equestrian sport. Following a successful launch last year,...

Call for Media Credentials: 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 5, 2023, 5:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. - The US Equestrian Annual Meeting will take place at the Omni Hotel in Louisville, Ky., from January 12-14, 2024. Members of the media who would like to attend should submit a request for credentials by January 4, 2024. The US Equestrian Annual Meeting hosts the Board of Directors meeting as well as the Pegasus Awards Dinner and SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards Dinner, which wrap up the 2023 competition year across all breeds and disciplines. The two-day interactive...

Proposed Amendments to Bylaws will be Considered by the USEF Board of Directors at the 2024 Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 21, 2023, 9:26 AM

Lexington, Ky. - In an effort to maintain compliance with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s 2024 changes to compliance standards for national governing bodies, the proposed amendments to the USEF Bylaws (seen below) will be considered by the USEF Board of Directors in January at its Annual Meeting. Consideration will follow a 30-day consultation period, beginning today, during which time USEF invites members to provide feedback on the proposed amendments. The draft amendments...

2024 USEF Annual Meeting Workshop 2: Working Together for Our Future: Our Collective Responsibility for Ensuring the Future of Equine Activities

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 25, 2024, 4:08 PM

Lexington, Ky. - David O'Connor, US Equestrian Chief of Sport, reviewed social license and its effect on equestrian sport during the 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting on Jan. 13 in Louisville, Ky. O’Connor was joined by Lisa Lazarus, CEO of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), who shared the new reality of horseracing in the United States and how change required a shift in the industry’s culture. O’Connor concluded the workshop by emphasizing the...

2024 USEF Annual Meeting Workshop 1: Biosecurity: Protecting Equine Athletes and Equine Competitions Presented by ByoPlanet

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 25, 2024, 4:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. - Dr. Katie Flynn, US Equestrian Senior Staff Veterinarian, led a biosecurity workshop to kick off the 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting on Jan. 13 in Louisville, Ky. During the workshop, Dr. Flynn shared ways to best prevent and manage an equine infectious disease outbreak. Attendees were also given biosecurity outbreak situations to problem-solve from the viewpoint of either a veterinarian, competition manager, trainer, or event communications representative. Dr. Flynn...

2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting Registration Is Now Open!

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 16, 2023, 9:16 AM

Lexington, Ky. - Registration is now open for the 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Omni Hotel in Louisville, Ky., from Jan. 12-14, 2024. Following a successful launch last year, the USEF Annual Meeting will return to the two-day interactive workshop format. With a theme that builds off last year’s topics of social license and horse welfare in sport, “Our Future Is Now” will shape the three-day schedule. Workshop leaders are to include Dr. Camie...

2024 USEF/Debbie Smith Grant Recipients Announced for Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter National Championship - West

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 19, 2024, 4:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian congratulates the 2024 recipients of the USEF/Debbie Smith Grants for the Adequan ® /USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – West . This year’s recipients are Lilah Hampton (San Angelo, Texas) for the 3’3” height and Jameson Roberts (Agua Dulce, Calif.) for the 3’6” height. Debbie Smith with 2023 grant recipient Chimay Buyalos. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Thanks to the generosity of sponsor Debbie Smith,...

Young Riders Take Spotlight After Cross-Country Day at Maryland International for 2024 USEF Eventing Young Rider Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 6, 2024, 5:03 PM

Adamstown, Md . - The 2024 USEF Eventing Young Rider Championships are underway for the CCI1*, CCI2*, and CCI3* divisions at the Maryland International at Loch Moy Farms in Adamstown, Maryland. The three divisions are two phases through the championship, with just stadium left tomorrow to confirm the final standings and crown new Young Rider champions in each of the divisions. The reinvigorated USEF Eventing Young Rider Championships provides a three-day championship experience for riders at...

2024 Higher Education Equestrian Scholarship Application Open to Incoming First-Year College Students

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 1, 2024, 9:00 AM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian invites all 2024 high school graduates who are beginning their college career in the fall to apply now for the 2024 Higher Education Equestrian Scholarships. The program provides five $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are committed to advancing their equestrian knowledge while in college. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian The deadline for applications is July 31, 2024 . The scholarships are available to all current US Equestrian...