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Reining Pathway in Development

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Jun 11, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

As young reining athletes prepare for the FEI Reining World Championships for Juniors and Young Riders July 9-13 in Givrins, Switzerland, the United States Equestrian Federation and USA Reining are teaming up to build a solid pathway to international competition for young reining athletes in the U.S. That means more opportunities for young riders and their horses throughout the nation, says Bryn Wells, the USEF’s Director of Reining and Eventing Programs. Photo: Regis...

A Dream Foal-filled

by Lexie Stovel | May 14, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

When you think of peace, what do you picture? For me (and maybe for you, too!), it is a field of mares and foals, grazing in the fading light. Dewy muzzles, swishing tails, and long, gangly legs splayed out in the grass. Living in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass, I see this idyllic scene almost every day in the spring and summer while driving to and from work. US Equestrian customer care representative, reiner, and horse breeder Lexie Stovel with Loki. Photo: Courtesy of Lexie Stovel Peace....

Feeling the Joy at LRK3DE

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 27, 2019, 5:37 PM EST

Whether you're a longtime spectator, a first-time volunteer, or an official at the event, the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian is a truly special place to be. We asked people at this year's event to share their thoughts about their favorite LRK3DE experiences and what they love about the event that many consider to be, as the competition's motto puts it, "the best weekend all year." Amy DuKate (Franklin, Ind.), show jumping ring steward since 2014...

Many Winners Hoist Awards at 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 27, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Shortly after the last combination has completed the show jumping course on Sunday and the winner of the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian has been decided, the awards ceremony will take place in the Rolex Stadium to honor everyone from the overall winner to the best-presented combination at the event's horse inspections. Although several of the trophies are housed in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park throughout the year,...

LRK3DE Champion's Cooler a Triple Crown Custom

by US Equestrian Communications | Apr 27, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

The 2019 champion's cooler, made by Triple Crown Custom, a division of Horseware Ireland The champion’s cooler for the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian is made by Triple Crown Custom , a division of Horseware Ireland, which specializes in custom show attire as well as stall drapes, tack room accessories, and gear bags, all available to be customized with color selections and embroidery. The cooler is the Pimlico heavy wool dress sheet design, with...

In Their Own Words: Behind the Scenes with U.S. Team Staff

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Apr 26, 2019, 6:00 PM EST

In Their Own Words: Behind the Scenes with U.S. Team Staff U.S. team staff are busy behind the scenes at LRK3DE and many other events throughout the year, supporting U.S. efforts to identify, select, develop, and field the strongest Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team possible. Photo: Taylor Pence/US Equestrian High-performance eventing isn’t only about the horses and riders. While the human and equine athletes are often the most visible components of any U.S. equestrian team, they’re...

Mick Costello: LRK3DE Cross-Country Course Builder

by Kathleen Landwehr | Apr 26, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Mick Costello and friends. Photo: Kim Russell/US Equestrian Anyone who has attended the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian knows that its beautiful cross-country course flows along the bluegrass of the Kentucky Horse Park every year. Mick Costello, the LRK3DE cross-country course builder, puts in countless hours constructing the cross-country fences that make up the renowned course for the only five-star event in the Western Hemisphere. He has become a mainstay for...

In Their Own Words: Four LRK3DE First-Timers

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Apr 25, 2019, 3:01 PM EST

Hallie Coon on Celien Hometown: Brunswick, Maine Hallie Coon and Celien Photo: Libby Law Photography Recent history together: Celien and Coon, a member of US Equestrian’s 2019 Developing Potential Training List and a 2018 United States Equestrian Team Foundation Karen Stives Endowment Fund Grant recipient, finished third at the Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CCI4*-S event in March. They also were part of the inaugural USEF/USET Foundation North American Futures Team...

Five-Star Horses of a Different Breed

by Ashley Swift | Apr 25, 2019, 3:01 PM EST

US Equestrian’s 11 recognized breeds are all stellar ambassadors for the versatility, athleticism, and power of the horse. Each has its own special characteristics, and many of these breeds excel in a multitude of disciplines. While breeds like the Thoroughbred, Irish Sport Horse, and warmbloods are numerous in the field of competitors at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian, keep your eyes on the lookout for a few horses boasting some different bloodlines...

Dressage Begins with Test Ride

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Apr 24, 2019, 6:00 PM EST

The dressage phase at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian takes place over two days, on Thursday and Friday. Photo: Taylor Pence/US Equestrian The dressage phase at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian kicks off Thursday with a dressage ride that isn’t officially judged: the test ride. For eventer Erin Pullen, performing the dressage test ride is an important steppingstone in her horse’s training toward a potential...