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USEF 2023 Annual Meeting Session 4, Part 1: Equestrian Safety Equipment and Research with Sydney Moriarty

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications | Jan 23, 2023, 11:00 AM EST

Sydney Moriarty is a lifelong hunter/jumper rider and a second-year medical student at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2021, she graduated with a B.S. in Clinical Neuroscience from Virginia Tech, where she worked at the Helmet Lab assisting on the Equestrian STAR helmet rating project . Moriarty gave a presentation on the history, future, and current research around equestrian helmets, body protectors, and air vests. Here are five key takeaways from her presentation: 1....

In Memoriam: James “Jimmy” C. Wofford

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 3, 2023, 9:00 AM EST

James "Jimmy" C. Wofford (US Equestrian Archives) James “Jimmy” C. Wofford had a profound influence on the shaping of equestrian sport as we know it today. He was a complete horseman, focused and skilled competitor, and a “teacher’s teacher” who will be remembered for his humor, charm, and wit. Wofford was born into an equestrian family on November 3, 1944, in Junction City, Kansas. His father, Col. John W. Wofford, competed for the U.S. Jumping Team at the 1932...

Adrienne Lyle and Hunt Tosh Named 2022 USEF Equestrians of the Year

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 12, 2023, 11:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian congratulates 2022 International Equestrian of the Year Adrienne Lyle and 2022 National Equestrian of the Year Hunt Tosh. Lyle and Tosh were nominated as Equestrians of Honor and selected by US Equestrian member voting in December. Both Equestrians of the Year were honored at the 2023 Pegasus Awards Dinner at the USEF Annual Meeting in Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 12. Adrienne Lyle. ©Matt Turer/US Equestrian International Equestrian of the Year –...

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...