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Equestrian News

Newest US Equestrian Heritage Competition: The Capital Challenge Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 16, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

The Capital Challenge Horse Show (CCHS) is the newest US Equestrian Heritage Competition. On October 5, the heritage competition designation was bestowed upon the CCHS. In 1994, Billy Glass and Oliver Kennedy began the CCHS at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Md., and it has grown significantly in the last 25 years. Now, it is an established event that has made substantial contribution toward the development and promotion of the sport, which is one of the key points to...

Eventing Grooms Find Time to Achieve Their Riding Goals

by Kathleen Landwehr | Oct 16, 2018, 2:05 PM EST

Nicole Aden, Sound Prospect, and Allie Knowles at the 2017 Pau CCI4* (Courtesy of Nicole Aden) Grooms are a vital part of any competition barn. While grooms often are behind the scenes or alongside the ring, some of them also compete themselves. Nicole Aden, Meg Kepferle, and Andi Lawrence are three current or former eventing grooms who have found their own success in national and FEI eventing competitions. A few weeks ago, all three finished in the top 16 in the competitive CIC2* A division at...

US Equestrian Partners With Prestige Italia as Official Saddle Sponsor

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 15, 2018, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Prestige Italia as the Official Saddle of US Equestrian. Through this sponsorship, US Equestrian members will receive a 5% MemberPerk discount on new saddles purchased through the Prestige Italia authorized dealers and sales representatives, some exclusions may apply. Prestige Italia will be a generous prize sponsor for the jumping, dressage, and eventing divisions at the...

US Equestrian Names Additional USEF/USPEA Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 15, 2018, 11:35 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian (USEF) and the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) are excited to announce the launch of an additional USEF/USPEA National Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence (COE). The USEF Selection Committee carefully scrutinized the application and upheld the highest standards upon recommending the following facility to be named with this prestigious COE title. Therapeutic Riding, Inc. – Ann Arbor, MI http://www.therapeuticridinginc.org/ Contact:...

Brian Moggre Wins Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final at the 2018 Pennsylvania National Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | Oct 14, 2018, 10:51 PM EST

Harrisburg, Pa. - Moving up the ranks through all three rounds of the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final, 17-year-old Brian Moggre (Flower Mount, Texas) answered all the questions judges Geoff Teall and Robin Rost Brown asked, awarding him first place and the gold medal for his spectacular performance. Brian Moggre receives his awards as the 2018 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal champion (© Al Cook - alcookphoto.com) After a year of qualifying, 238 riders started their quest...

Leslie Berndl Captures an Impressive USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media LLC | Oct 14, 2018, 9:53 PM EST

Allentown, N.J. – Five USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Champions were crowned at the Garden State Combined Driving Event CDE at the Horse Park of New Jersey on October 12-14. It was the debut of national championships at the preliminary level in order to serve as a catalyst to ignite further interest in the combined driving discipline, and cultivate combinations for the development and elite levels. Berndl and Impressive (Photo by Conklin Photographic LLC) Leslie Berndl...

Sophie Gochman Crowned Champion in the 2018 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championship at the 73rd Pennsylvania National Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | Oct 13, 2018, 9:25 PM EST

Sophie Gochman and Carola BH (©Al Cook- www.alcookphoto.com ) Harrisburg, Pa. – Sophie Gochman of Wellington, Fla., and Carola BH claimed the 2018 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Champion title at the 73 rd Pennsylvania National Horse Show after posting a combined, three-day total of six faults. “I haven’t really processed it yet,” said Gochman. “I came in here thinking a top-10 finish would be great because it’s such a challenging competition....

Hatcher Earns Fourth in Individual Jumping at Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 13, 2018, 7:07 PM EST

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Closing out nearly a week of competition and international camaraderie, Mattie Hatcher, representing the United States, earned fourth place after two rounds and a jump-off in Individual Jumping at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Mattie Hatcher and Santa Rosa Valery (Photo credit: FEI/Liz Gregg Paired with the borrowed mare, Santa Rosa Valery, and coached by U.S. Youth Chef d’Equipe DiAnn Langer, Hatcher (Little Rock, Ark.) sat on zero...

Zone 7 Clinches Team Gold in the Neue Schule/USEF Prix des States Team Championship at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show for the Second Year in a Row

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | Oct 13, 2018, 1:23 PM EST

Harrisburg, Pa. – For the second year in a row, Zone 7 took home team gold in the 2018 Neue Schule/USEF Prix des States Team Championship at the 73 rd Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Briley Koerner and For Jef VD Wezelse (©Al Cook- www.alcookphoto.com ) The Zone 7 team consisted of Briley Koerner, 18, of The Woodlands, Texas, riding For Jef VD Wezelse; Sloan Hopson, 17, of Huston, Texas, aboard Costa Rica VH Waterschoot Z; Anna Beth Athey, 17, of Enid, Oklahoma, riding For Serrano...

Junior Equestrians Aim for Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final Honors at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 12, 2018, 4:00 PM EST

Harrisburg, Pa. – A large field of top equitation competitors will contest the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Around 250 of the nation’s top junior equestrians will compete head-to-head for the Adrian Van Sinderen Memorial Trophy on Sunday, October 14. Taylor St. Jacques, 2017 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final Champion, riding Charisma (© Al Cook - alcookphoto.com) Judges Robin Rost Brown (Morriston, Fla.) and...