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U.S. Young Rider Jumping Team Brings Home Gold at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Hagen CSIOY

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | Jun 16, 2019, 6:32 PM EST

Hagen, Germany – The FEI Nations Cup Hagen at Future Champions in Hagen, Germany, unveiled the official format for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Jumping and Dressage. Representing the U.S. in jumping, the U.S. Young Rider Jumping Team of Samantha Cohen, Claire McKean, and Giavanna Rinaldi rode brilliantly under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski to a fault-free win in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Hagen CSIOY. Germany finished second with four faults, followed by France...

USEF Safe Sport Statement

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 16, 2019, 3:25 PM EST

Dear USEF Members, The recent and unexpected death of Rob Gage has been shocking to the equestrian community. Any time a life is lost, it is a tragedy. In recent days, a number of member concerns have been raised regarding processes used by the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the “Center”). There has also been an increase in the distribution of incorrect and misleading information, as well as the bullying, harassment and blaming of survivors. The facts reported in USA Today and The...

Dressage European Young Rider Tour Earns Top-Five Finish at Future Champions Hagen CDIO-Y

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 16, 2019, 2:05 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The Dressage European Young Rider Tour finished fourth in the team competition at the Future Champions Hagen CDIO-Y, a test event for the new Olympic format. The Tour, a link to the Discover Dressage™ USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program , is an important part of the dressage pathway, introducing a group of young riders in the U.S. to international competition as individuals and as part of a team. From June 12-16, U.S. Dressage Youth Coach George Williams led Tour...

US Equestrian Announces Teams for 2019 SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 14, 2019, 5:10 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following combinations to the U.S. teams for the 2019 SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, July 9-13 in Givrins, Switzerland. Jeff Petska will serve as the chef d’equipe. U.S. Junior Reining Team Sarah Armenta (Whitesboro, Texas) and Gun Smoke Dennis, Julia Kraetschmar’s 14-year-old Quarter Horse stallion Mattie Gustin (Weatherford, Texas) and Guns R Spooky, her nine-year-old Quarter Horse gelding...

USEF and ADS Unable to Reach Agreement After Initial Affiliate Agreement Concludes

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 11, 2019, 10:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - In January of 2017, the USEF terminated its relationship with the American Driving Society (ADS) because that organization was unwilling to reach an agreement regarding its responsibilities as the Recognized Affiliate for the Driving discipline. In May of 2017, the ADS and USEF were able to reach agreement on key issues including competition licensing, licensed officials, anti-doping efforts and a continued commitment to work together to grow the driving discipline. These...

USEF/USET Foundation North American Futures Team Challenge Wraps Up Successful Week at MARS EQUESTRIAN Bromont CCI Three-Day Event

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 9, 2019, 5:06 PM EST

Bromont, Canada - Thanks to the United States Equestrian Team Foundation (USET), eight developing eventing athletes earned the opportunity to foster their team skills through the USEF/USET Foundation North American Team Challenge at the MARS EQUESTRIAN Bromont CCI Three-Day Event, June 5-9. Serving as an intra-country scrimmage mimicking the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ format, U.S. Eventing Director of High Performance Erik Duvander and U.S. Eventing Emerging Athlete Coach Leslie Law each...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Young Rider Jumping Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup Hagen CSIOY

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 7, 2019, 4:27 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following combinations to the U.S. Young Rider Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Hagen CSIOY from June 12-16 at Future Champions in Hagen, Germany. Anne Kursinski will serve as chef d’equipe for the U.S. team. In addition, this event will serve as the official test event of equestrian formats for jumping and dressage for the 2020 Olympic Games. Samantha Cohen (New York, N.Y.) and Billy Fanta, her 11-year-old Anglo-European mare...

USEF Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention (MAAP) Policies: Mandatory Requirements and Recommended Best Practices Side by Side

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 7, 2019, 3:20 PM EST

On June 1, 2019, US Equestrian’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention (MAAP) Policies went into effect. The policies provide both mandatory requirements and recommended best practices tailored to protecting minors, anyone under 18 years of age (regardless of USEF age), in equestrian sport from abuse. This page provides a side-by-side view of the mandatory requirements and recommended best practices as written in the USEF MAAP Policies. View the updated USEF Safe Sport Policy and MAAP Policies...

Five Fast Facts About the USEF Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention (MAAP) Policies: What You Need to Know

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 7, 2019, 3:20 PM EST

On June 1, 2019, US Equestrian’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention (MAAP) Policies went into effect. These policies apply to USEF members who are 18 years old and older (regardless of their USEF age), referred to as “Adults” below. As members work to change their behaviors to further support and protect minor athletes (anyone under 18 years of age regardless of USEF age), in our sport, the following are five fast facts you need to know about the mandatory requirements outlined in...

U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Training Courses Launching Week of June 12, 2019

by U.S. Center for SafeSport | Jun 4, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is excited to announce the upcoming release of five online youth training courses. These valuable resources will be released the week of June 12 and include courses for children of pre-school age, grades K-2, grades 3-5, and middle school and high school. These free online trainings are designed as an introduction for minor athletes and their parents or other caregivers to understand the importance of positive, welcoming environments in sports, where misconduct...