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US Equestrian Announces Member Updates to Kundrun USEF Dressage Development Program List

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 30, 2020, 3:15 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the updated member list for the Kundrun USEF Dressage Development Program. The Kundrun USEF Dressage Development Program provides strategic guidance and resources to athletes selected to the program, who have the perceived ability to make or contribute to podium-quality scores. Charlotte Bredahl, the current U.S. Dressage Development Coach, oversees the program with the support of the entire U.S. Dressage Program coaching staff,...

US Equestrian Announces Updates to U.S. Dressage Elite and Pre-Elite Lists

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 17, 2020, 2:15 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the updated U.S. Dressage Elite and Pre-Elite Lists for 2020. The Elite Program was established to provide support and resources to athlete/horse combinations that have proven they are internationally competitive. View the complete criteria . Membership is reviewed twice annually and new members may be added on a rolling basis. “We have a very exciting year ahead of us and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with each...

USET Foundation Announces Leadership Gift for U.S. Equestrian Dressage Development Program

by USET Communications Dept./US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Dec 30, 2019, 1:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . – The U.S. Equestrian High Performance Dressage Development Program will continue to provide strategic guidance and resources to dressage athletes, thanks to the generous support of Fritz and Claudine Kundrun through the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation. Newly named the Kundrun Dressage Development Program, the U.S. Equestrian initiative was created to provide support to selected athletes with the perceived ability to make it to the podium or to contribute to program...

US Equestrian Reintroduces USEF/USDF Dressage Young Horse Emerging Program to Identify Top Talent for Future Elite Program Participation

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 27, 2019, 2:33 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . – US Equestrian has announced the restructuring of the USEF/USDF Dressage Young Horse Emerging Program as part of the U.S. Dressage Program, aimed to provide strategic support and educational opportunities for scouted and selected horses in each of the identified Young Horse divisions including Five, Six, and Seven-Year-Olds. The purpose of the program will not only provide new, structured developmental opportunities for young horses and allow for more accessible talent...

Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program Announces Updated Participant List

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 22, 2019, 3:39 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program has released the updated list of athlete-and-horse combinations selected to participate in the program. The Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program provides continued strategic developmental and educational opportunities for rising dressage athletes under the age of 25 in the United States. Led by USEF Dressage Youth Coach George Williams, the program, which continues to grow in stature and...

Participants Announced for 2020 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 14, 2019, 4:59 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the selected participants for the 10th annual 2020 Robert Dover Horsemastership Week (RDHW). The following individuals will partake in the three-day clinic from January 2-5, 2020, with former U.S. Dressage Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover at Equestrian Village, home of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla. Taylor Pence/US Equestrian Developed with the purpose of identifying the next generation of talent for the...

Sarah Lockman and First Apple Remain Undefeated at Lima 2019 Pan American Games to Take Individual Gold in Dressage

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 31, 2019, 6:04 PM EST

Lima, Peru – Sarah Lockman (Wildomar, Calif.) and First Apple performed a stunning Intermediate I Freestyle to capture individual gold, concluding dressage competition at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. The duo recorded a personal high score of 78.890 percent in only their second international Freestyle together. Tina Irwin of Canada and her mount Laurencio took silver after receiving a 77.780 percent, while the U.S.’s Jennifer Baumert (Wellington, FL) and Handsome secured bronze...

Lockman, Baumert Win Individual Gold and Bronze, Respectively at Lima 2019 Pan American Games

by US Equestrian Communicaitons Department | Jul 31, 2019, 1:23 PM EST

Lima, Peru - U.S. Dressage Team members Sarah Lockman and Jennifer Baumert have won individual gold and individual bronze, respectively, at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on Wednesday. Performing the Intermediate I Freestyle, Lockman (Wildomar, Calif.) and First Apple (Vivaldi x T.C.N. Partout), a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Gerry Ibanez, topped the podium with a score of 78.980 percent. Baumert (Wellington, Fla.) and Handsome (Hochadel x Weltmeyer), a 14-year-old...

U.S. Clinches Silver Medal to Conclude Team Dressage Competition at Lima 2019

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 29, 2019, 10:40 PM EST

Lima, Peru – The U.S. Dressage Team posted strong performances on the final day of team competition at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, earning team silver with an overall score of 437.791 after two days of intense competition. Canada was presented with the gold medal after finishing on a 440.111, securing a coveted qualification for Tokyo 2020, alongside Brazil, who collected bronze with a score of 408.696. Photo: TaylorPence/US Equestrian The U.S. contingent of Nora Batchelder and Faro...

U.S. Dressage Team Earns Silver at Lima 2019 Pan American Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 29, 2019, 6:01 PM EST

Lima, Peru - The U.S. Dressage Team has earned the silver medal at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on Monday. Led by Chef d'Equipe Debbie McDonald, the team of Nora Batchelder (Williston, Fla.) and Faro SQF (Fidertanz 2 x Rotspot), an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Batchelder and Andrea Whitcomb; Jennifer Baumert (Wellington, Fla.) and Handsome (Hochadel x Weltmeyer), a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Betsy Juliano LLC; and Sarah Lockman (Wildomar, Calif.) and First Apple...