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2020 Mid-Year Board Meeting Recap

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 22, 2020, 6:59 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian hosted a virtual 2020 Mid-Year Board Meeting from June 23-24, 2020. Please find major updates and information from the Mid-Year Board Meeting outline below. Membership and Horse Recording Fees The Board of Directors voted not to refund membership or horse recording fees or to extend the term of membership or horse recording for 2020. Although USEF-licensed competitions were interrupted for 11 weeks, the organization’s operations continued uninterrupted...

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,...

US Equestrian Announces New Partnership with Horse & Country

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 1, 2020, 2:34 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce a new marketing, production, and distribution partnership with Horse & Country (H&C), the leading international equestrian sports network. US Equestrian members will benefit from this partnership with new perks, including: Discounted annual subscription to H&C’s streaming service, H&C+ Exclusive first views of H&C premium content Additional coverage of major US Equestrian events on H&C+ US Equestrian fan...

Time To Ride® Now Accepting 2020 Applications

by Time To Ride® | Feb 24, 2020, 1:52 PM EST

Washington, DC – Following a highly successful pilot program in 2019, Time To Ride® is now accepting applications for 2020 Time To Ride Program Facilities. An initiative of the American Horse Council (AHC) Marketing Alliance, Time To Ride’s purpose is to introduce school-age children to horseback riding and horse care in a safe, welcoming environment by helping approved facilities gain new students with marketing-related support. One pilot program participant said, “We...

Top Riders Set to Compete in 73rd Annual USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 13, 2020, 10:00 AM EST

Kansas City, Mo. – The country’s top saddle seat equitation riders have arrived in Kansas City, Mo., for the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final this Saturday, November 14. Held in Hale Arena during the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA)/American Royal National Championship Horse Show , the class features 23 horse-and-rider combinations who will go head-to-head in pursuit of the title. Michael Arquilla, 2019 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final champion, making his victory...

US Equestrian Seeks Applications for U.S. Driving Technical Advisor Position

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 24, 2020, 12:10 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is actively seeking applications for the position of U.S. Driving Technical Advisor, overseeing the development and implementation of new initiatives to further build and advance the sport of driving in the United States. This individual will operate as part of the core driving team staff, primarily focused on the expansion of the USEF Driving Pathway Programs and encouragement of participation in the sport, while delivering support for sustained performance...

US Equestrian and World Equestrian Center Ocala Issue a Joint Statement

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 30, 2020, 4:58 PM EST

The United States Equestrian Federation (“USEF”) and World Equestrian Center Ocala (“WEC”) are pleased to announce that they have agreed to work together on a plan for WEC to host USEF sanctioned competitions in the future. USEF and WEC agree that it is in the best interest of the sport for them to work collaboratively. Formulating this plan will require some time for both USEF and WEC to meet and consider what is best for equestrian sport and all of its stakeholders,...

USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship is Underway at Galway Downs

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 29, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Temecula, Calif. – Many of the country’s best eventing athletes are at the Galway Downs International in Southern California this week to compete for the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship. This is the first time this championship has been held on the West Coast, and several horse-and-athlete pairs have made the trip across the country to participate. Additionally, two athletes are in contention for the John H. Fritz Trophy in the Young Rider National Championship. This...

US Equestrian Accepting Host Bids for 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 11, 2020, 1:05 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is now accepting host bid applications for the 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast as a result of the cancellation of the 2020 Brandywine Horse Shows. The 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast was originally scheduled to be held from July 5-7, 2020, in Devon, Pa. Host sites interested in submitting a bid must do so by May 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. ET. If no acceptable bid applications have been received by the...

USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final Entries Are Open

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 1, 2020, 3:43 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 72 nd annual USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final , held at the UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show , is accepting entries to the class until Friday, October 9. The preliminary round (Class 162) and final round (Class 175) will be held on Saturday, November 14, at the historic Hale Arena in Kansas City, Mo. Due to COVID-19, amended qualification requirements were announced for the 2020 championship earlier this year. Qualification for the 2020 USEF Saddle...