Anglo-Arabian Vermiculus Follows Full Brother to Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover

by Glenye Oakford, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 24, 2017, 2:46 PM EST

Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus (Kasey @ Rare Air Photography) Lauren Kieffer’s return to the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover is particularly nostalgic, because her mount this year—Vermiculus—is a full brother to Snooze Alarm, the horse that brought Kieffer to her first Rolex Kentucky back in 2010. Bred in Indiana by Lawson and Jeanne Williams, Snooze and Vermiculus are Anglo-Arabians, by the Arabian stallion Serazim and out of the Thoroughbred mare Wake...

First-Person Perspectives from the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover

by Glenye Oakford, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 20, 2017, 6:52 PM EST

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover is a thriller for spectators and equestrian fans, whether they’re on site at the Kentucky Horse Park or watching the action live on USEF Network . For a different perspective, we asked several participants behind the scenes at Rolex Kentucky to describe what their experience at this eventing championship is like. Lauren Kieffer, riding Veronica, won the 2016 Rolex/USEF CCI4* National Championship after finishing second overall at...

Meet Four First-Timers at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover

by Glenye Oakford, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 14, 2017, 9:00 AM EST

The USEF’s Eventing Emerging Athlete Program is an age-restricted program that identifies and cultivates talented young riders ages 18 and under and 25 and under with the potential to evolve into future United States team candidates. They’re coached by USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Coach Leslie Law. This year, four of the program’s riders are among the entries for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover. Madeline Backus Horse: P.S. Arianna....

US Equestrian Announces Spring 2017 Land Rover/USEF Eventing Competition Grant Recipients

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 6, 2017, 10:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The US Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of Land Rover/USEF eventing competition grants for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4*, Tattersalls International Horse Trials CCI3*, and Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL. The following combinations have received grants for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* taking place May 3-7 in Gloucestershire, England: Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) with Jacqueline...

USEF Names Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for Aachen CICO3*

by USEF Communications Department | Jun 21, 2016, 11:45 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team and Alternate for the Aachen CICO3*, July 14-16, 2016, in Aachen, Germany. The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team (in alphabetical order): Matt Brown (Cochranville, Pa.) and Blossom Creek Foundation's Super Socks BCF, a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) and Jacqueline Mars’ Harbour Pilot, a...

USEF Names U.S. Olympic Eventing Team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

by USEF Communications Department | Jun 20, 2016, 2:15 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team and one traveling reserve for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Four direct reserve horses have also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which an athlete was named need to be substituted. Eventing competition at the Olympic Games will take place August 5-9, 2016, at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian...

USEF Nominated Entry for U.S. Olympic Eventing Team

by USEF Communications Department | Jun 20, 2016, 2:15 PM EST

The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the Team (in alphabetical order): Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Caroline Moran, Simon Roosevelt, and Thomas Tierney’s Fernhill Cubalawn, a 2003 Holsteiner gelding Direct Reserves HND Group’s Mighty Nice, a 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding Ann Jones and Thomas Tierney’s Fernhill Fugitive, a 2005 Irish Sport Horse gelding Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and Team Rebecca, LLC’s Veronica, a 2002 KWPN mare Direct...

Coleman Finishes as Top American at Houghton International Horse Trials CICO3*

by Kathleen Landwehr | May 29, 2016, 2:50 PM EST

Katherine Coleman and Longwood (Libby Law Photography) Norfolk, England – On the third leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series, seven nations took part in the Houghton International Horse Trials CICO3* with a field of 100 world-class combinations. Katherine Coleman, Tiana Coudray, and Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp represented the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Ann Taylor. At the end of the challenging competition, the U.S. Team finished in...

Halliday-Sharp Sits in Seventh after Show Jumping at Houghton International Horse Trials CICO3*

by Kathleen Landwehr | May 28, 2016, 1:52 PM EST

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night (Libby Law Photography) Norfolk, England – The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team of Katherine Coleman, Tiana Coudray, and Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp remained in sixth place with a score of 167.5 following Saturday afternoon’s show jumping phase. Rodger Howe’s tough track shook up the leaderboard, but Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night stayed near the top of pack in seventh place on a score of 42.9. Halliday-Sharp (East Sussex, England) had...

Halliday-Sharp Lies in Second after Day Two of Dressage at Houghton International Horse Trials CICO3*

by Kathleen Landwehr | May 27, 2016, 5:05 PM EST

Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night (Libby Law Photography) Norfolk, England – The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team of Katherine Coleman, Tiana Coudray, and Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp had solid dressage performances in front of the Ground Jury of Andrew Bennie (NZL) and Tim Downes (GBR) at the Houghton International Horse Trials CICO3*. Following the second of three days of dressage, the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team is currently in sixth place on a score of 150.5. Halliday-Sharp...