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Para Dressage National Champion Crowned, Brentina Cup and Grand Prix Begin at 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 24, 2022, 9:00 PM EST

Wayne, Ill. – The first national championship of the 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions was awarded on Wednesday. The day began with the Adequan®/USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Dressage National Championship and USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship competitors riding the first of three tests this week. Mia Rodier-Dawallo and Jayden concluded the day by winning top honors in the USEF Para Dressage National Championship. Adequan®/USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Dressage...

Para Dressage and Intermediaire I Divisions Kick Off 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 22, 2022, 10:00 PM EST

Wayne, Ill. – A total of 168 combinations are set to compete at the 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions during a week packed with exciting competition at HITS Chicago at Lamplight Equestrian Center. The day began with jogs for the Para Dressage and Intermediaire I horses, followed by the first of three tests for each division. Charlotte Merle-Smith and Guata took the early lead in the USEF Para Dressage National Championship, while Laura Graves and SenSation HW stood atop the USEF...

Competition Continues for Intermediaire I and Para Dressage Divisions at 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 23, 2022, 6:30 PM EST

Wayne, Ill. – The Intermediaire I and Para Dressage divisions delivered another day of impressive rides at the 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. Combinations performed the second of three tests on their way to a national championship title. Laura Graves and SenSation HW maintained their lead atop the USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship leaderboard, while Mia Rodier-Dawallo and Jayden earned top honors on Tuesday in the USEF Para Dressage National Championship. USEF...

US Equestrian Announces the Appointment of Robert Costello as Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 1, 2022, 10:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) announces the appointment of Robert (Bobby) Costello as Eventing Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe effective today, November 1, 2022. Costello first became involved in the discipline of Eventing in the 1970s and has enjoyed a successful career as a competitor and coach for over 30 years. Costello and Chevalier competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, earning an individual eighth place. On the sport governance front, Costello has held numerous...

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Ready for Competition Start in SAP Cup CCIO4*-S Tomorrow

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 30, 2022, 5:29 AM EST

Aachen, Germany - The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team will begin competition tomorrow in the SAP Cup CCIO4*-S at CHIO Aachen after passing the first Horse Inspection this afternoon at the venue. The team will contest both dressage and stadium tomorrow, returning Saturday, July 2, for cross-country. The team will feature four combinations for the U.S, including last year’s winners Will Coleman and Off The Record, as well as Buck Davidson (Unionville, Pa.) and Carlevo, Sydney Elliott (Bossier...

US Equestrian Announces the Appointment of David O’Connor to the New Position of Chief of Sport

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 22, 2022, 2:30 PM EST

Lexington, KY- US Equestrian (USEF) announces the appointment of David O’Connor to the newly created position of Chief of Sport beginning October 3, 2022. O’Connor, a decorated Olympian, is no stranger to US Equestrian, having earned individual gold and team bronze medals in eventing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics and a team silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Additionally, David served as the USEF President from 2004 to 2012 and currently serves on the FEI Board...

USA Region 3 and 9 Combined Young Rider Dressage Team Wins Gold at 2022 FEI North American Youth Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 12, 2022, 6:30 AM EST

Traverse City, Mich. – Team dressage competition concluded Wednesday at the 2022 FEI North American Youth Championships with the Young Riders completing their team tests under perfect weather conditions at Flintfields Horse Park. Sophia Schults and Conocido HGF. ©KTB Creative Group The team gold medal went to the combined USA Region 3/Region 9 team of Sophia Schults (Wellington, Fla.) and Conocido HGF; Mary Claire Piller (Oakdale, Tenn.) and Oreo; Sydney Schultz (Mandeville, La.) and...

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Holds Third Place in Standings Heading into Cross-Country in SAP Cup CCIO4*-S

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 1, 2022, 6:54 PM EST

Aachen, Germany – The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team finished a competitive day of two phases at CHIO Aachen in the SAP Cup CCIO4*-S sitting in third place heading into the final phase tomorrow. All four combinations contested dressage earlier this morning, with the stadium phase taking place in the evening in the main stadium with cross-country set to begin tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. GMT+2. Buck Davidson & Carlevo ©ShannonBrinkmanPhotography The team was led by Sydney Elliott...

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Finishes Fifth Overall at CHIO Aachen SAP CCIO4*-S

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 2, 2022, 1:29 PM EST

Aachen, Germany – The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team finished fifth overall after two days of competition at CHIO Aachen in the SAP CCIO4*-S, completing on a final team score of 158.4 penalties. Both the dressage and jumping phases finished yesterday, with cross-country as the highlight phase of the day on Saturday. The team was led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello. Will Coleman & Off The Record ©TaylorPence/US Equestrian “There were some really good moments for us to...

US Equestrian Announces Participants for the 2023 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week Presented by Zen Elite Equestrian Center

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 6, 2022, 11:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes who have been selected to participate in the 2023 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week (RDHCW) presented by Zen Elite Equestrian Center. The clinic will take place January 3-8 at the Adequan ® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla. The following participants are listed in alphabetical order: Ellanor Boehning (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) M.K. Connatser (Dallas, Texas) Kasey Denny (Williston, Fla.) Korey Denny...