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US Equestrian Announces 2023 Eventing Pathway Elite Program Members

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 5, 2022, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes named to the 2023 Eventing Elite Program. The aim of the Eventing Elite Program is to identify and support combinations with demonstrated medal-winning potential at the next World Championships or Olympic Games, and provide them with the best possible preparation to represent the U.S. The following combinations have met the objective criteria as outlined in the Eventing Elite Program Task Force (EEPTF) Recommendations for...

In Memoriam: Judith H. Richter (1939-2022)

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 3, 2022, 11:00 AM EST

Hunter jumper trainer, instructor, and USEF Pegasus Medal of Honor recipient Judith H. Richter (Judy) died peacefully in Greenwich Hospital at the age of 83 on November 30, 2022. Judy Richter Judy was born on June 22, 1939, in Boston, MA, to Philip B. Hofmann and Mary K. Hofmann, and she spent her childhood years on Windy Acres, her family’s home and horse farm in North Branch, New Jersey, and summers on Peri-Wahn, her family’s farm retreat in East Barnard, Vermont. Judy attended...

Ryder Richardson Wins 2022 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 1, 2022, 4:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce Ryder Richardson (Parker, Colo.) as the winner of the 2022 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award in recognition of his contributions and achievements this year. The USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award identifies outstanding youth members actively involved in their respective discipline or breed organizations and acknowledges their potential as future leaders in the equine industry. The American Connemara Pony Society and United States Hunter...

USEF Announces Move to Go Green with the New Competition Year

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 30, 2022, 3:30 PM EST

Ensuring that we are responding to the feedback of our members and doing our part to benefit the broader environment by going green, USEF has spent the last year transitioning many of our paper processes to online processes. This provides members with the greater convenience and efficiency they have asked for when conducting their business with the organization. Additionally, it saves resources and keeps costs down organization-wide which results in savings for members. Members can now enjoy...

Call for Media Credentials: 2023 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 29, 2022, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2023 US Equestrian Annual Meeting will take place in Lexington, Ky., at the Hyatt Regency Lexington, January 12-14, 2023. Members of the media who would like to attend should submit a request for credentials by January 4, 2023. 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 2022 competition year across all breeds and disciplines. A newly designed...

US Equestrian Announces Bid Allocation for Week 10 of the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 29, 2022, 10:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian opened a bid process for one event to host the Advanced level in Area 3 on Week 10 for 2023-2027 due to an event cancellation. The bid process was conducted in accordance with the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, & Advanced Policies and Procedures . The USEF Eventing Strategic Calendar Review Task Force made recommendations to the USEF Eventing Sport Committee who made recommendations for final approval by the USEF Board of Directors....

2023 US Equestrian Annual Meeting: “Working Together for Our Future” Workshop & Award Galas - Registration Now Open!

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 28, 2022, 4:41 PM EST

Registration is now open for the 2023 USEF Annual Meeting to be held at the Lexington Central Bank Convention Center in Lexington, Ky., from January 12-14, 2023. The USEF Annual Meeting will feature a newly designed two-day interactive workshop, “Working Together for Our Future,” which will take place Thursday and Friday, January 12-13 leading up to the General Session hosted by Tom O’Mara as well as the Pegasus Awards Celebration on Thursday, January 12, and the SmartPak/USEF...

US Equestrian Announces Dressage Rule Changes and Presidential Modifications for the 2023 Competition Year

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 28, 2022, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Several changes to the Dressage section of the USEF Rulebook will take place for the 2023 competition season, which begins on December 1, 2022. Additionally, several Presidential Modifications were issued that take effect December 1, 2022. All updates can be found in the 2023 USEF Rulebook here. Among the major updates that take effect on Dec. 1, 2022, are the following: DR120 Dress : Language has been added to clarify that coats and jackets with a discreet...

US Equestrian Announces Athletes Selected to the 2023 Eventing Emerging Athlete Program

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 22, 2022, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the 2023 Eventing Emerging Athlete Program. The program is designed to identify and support athlete/horse combinations age 25 and under that have shown the potential to develop into U.S. Eventing Team candidates. Participants in the program have the opportunity to work with U.S. Eventing Development and Emerging Coach Leslie Law in building skills and knowledge necessary for success on the pathway to high...

U.S. Jumping Finishes Second at FEI Jumping Nations Cup Vilamoura CSIO3*

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications | Nov 20, 2022, 7:00 PM EST

Quarteira, Portugal – The U.S. Jumping Team had a podium finish on Sunday, November 20, at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Vilamoura CSIO3* in Portugal, winning second place. Under the direction of Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski, the team of Kelly Arani and Impossible Dream, Cathleen Driscoll and Arome, Mimi Gochman and Celina BH, and Mavis Spencer and Carissimo 25, edged out 13 other teams to finish second behind the gold-medal team from France. ©VillaMoura Equestrian Center...