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US Equestrian Welcomes Alliant Private Client as Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 USEF Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 15, 2021, 11:50 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce Alliant Private Client’s sponsorship of the USEF Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration at the 2021 USEF Virtual Annual Meeting. The celebration will take place on USEF Network at 7:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 16. The Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration is an annual recognition of the top performers across all USEF-recognized breeds and disciplines. The evening will conclude with the prestigious Horse...

Grassroots to Grand Champion: National Breeds and Disciplines Council 101 and Looking at the Year Ahead

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 15, 2021, 8:27 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The national breeds and non-FEI disciplines are a diverse group, represented within US Equestrian by the National Breeds and Disciplines Council (NBDC) and the National Sport department. “Grassroots to Grand Champion” explained the role of the NBDC, reviewed wins and challenges throughout 2020, and shared US Equestrian’s 2021 goals for the national breeds and non-FEI disciplines during the virtual 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting . Panelists included...

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...

Competitions & Conversations: Opportunities for All Levels Discussion Rescheduled for January 25 at 3:00 p.m.

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 11, 2021, 9:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The second session of the Competitions & Conversations: Opportunities for All Levels discussion has been rescheduled to take place after the 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting. It will be hosted in conjunction with the third session of the series, Competitions & Conversations: Cost vs. Expectations, on Monday, January 25, at 3:00 p.m. The 90-minute virtual discussion will feature audience Q&A opportunities with Chief Executive Officer Bill Moroney and...

Building Pathways: The International Disciplines Council and USEF Sport Department

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 16, 2021, 8:00 PM EST

The International Disciplines Council (IDC) of the USEF oversees the eight FEI disciplines: dressage, eventing, jumping, para dressage, vaulting, combined driving, endurance, and reining. On Friday, January 15, Council Chair Joe Mattingly and members of the USEF Sport Department provided updates and answered member questions during a presentation as part of US Equestrian’s Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting . International Discipline Council & Sport Department 2021 US Equestrian Annual...

Free Registration Open for 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 6, 2021, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Registration for the 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting is now open. The 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting will begin on Wednesday, January 13, and continue through Sunday, January 17, featuring daily meeting sessions and an exciting new virtual format for the USEF Pegasus Awards and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration presented by Alliant on Saturday, January 16, at 7:30 p.m. Registration for all 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting sessions is free. Individual registration...

Ideas into Action & Keeping the USEF House in Order: A USEF Member Services Council Update

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 14, 2021, 10:15 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian Chief Executive Officer Bill Moroney was joined virtually by Shelley Campf Chairman of the Member Services Council, to kick off the 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting with an hour-long session focused on the work of the US Equestrian Member Services Council. The presentation provided an update to members and attendees on accomplishments of the organization in 2020 and outlined key goals for 2021. The Member Services Council (MSC) is comprised of individuals...

Gazelle and Pritchard Hill Win 2020 Horse of the Year Titles

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 16, 2021, 10:37 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to share that Gazelle, Robin Parsky and Kent Farrington’s 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, has been voted the 2020 International Horse of the Year and Pritchard Hill, Balmoral’s nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding, has been voted the 2020 National Horse of the Year by the USEF membership. Gazelle and Pritchard Hill were honored during the virtual USEF Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration presented by Alliant . International...

Listen, Learn, and Lead Together: US Equestrian’s Growth and Goals for the Future

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 16, 2021, 9:00 PM EST

President Murray Kessler and President-Elect Tom O’Mara delivered the 2021 General Session presentation on Saturday afternoon celebrating the new heights equestrians have achieved in recent years and laying out the ambitious plans for continued growth and collaboration in the future behind the theme of Listen, Learn and Lead Together. Kessler looked back at how far US Equestrian and equestrian sport have come in the past four years, even with the challenges posed by 2020. O’Mara...

Kent Farrington and Tracy Fenney Named 2020 Equestrians of the Year

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 16, 2021, 10:16 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to share that Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) has been voted the 2020 International Equestrian of the Year and Tracy Fenney (Flower Mound, Texas) has been voted the 2020 National Equestrian of the Year by the USEF membership. Farrington and Fenney, along with many more outstanding equestrians, were recognized for their achievements during the virtual USEF Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration presented by Alliant . Kent Farrington...