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NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Earns Bronze in FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 17, 2019, 8:07 PM EST

Photo by Taylor Pence/US Equestrian Wellington, Fla. – The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team fought for their podium spot on Sunday in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA, finishing on 12 faults for the bronze medal. In a last-minute substitution, reserve rider Lucy Deslauriers replaced Margie Engle who was feeling under the weather, joining the Olympic ensemble of Laura Kraut, Beezie Madden, and McLain Ward, led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland. In a battle for points and...

Meet Barb and David Roux of St. Bride’s Farm: Horse Owner for Laura Kraut

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 16, 2019, 11:07 PM EST

The couple sat down to reflect on their experiences being a NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team horse owner What was your road to owning jumping horses? Barb: We used to live in California, and when our daughter was young, we bought a Quarter Horse for her, which came with a four-month-old foal. I learned to ride when the foal was old enough so I could ride with our daughter. One thing led to another, and I gained further interest [in horses], and I learned to do the hunter courses and some of the...

U.S. Young Rider, Junior, and Children’s Teams Sweep Saturday Competition at Palm Beach Masters CSIO

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 16, 2019, 11:06 PM EST

Wellington, Fla. – In a battle for top honors and striving to gain team experience, the U.S. Young Rider, Junior, and Children’s Jumping Teams dominated their respective competitions at the Palm Beach Masters CSIO on Saturday. The Children’s team started the day capturing the $5,000 Children’s Team Competition, followed by the U.S. Junior Team winning the $8,000 Junior Team Competition. The U.S. Young Rider team competed in the $10,000 FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup to...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Pursing Podium Points in FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 16, 2019, 2:46 PM EST

Wellington, Fla. – Having qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team will turn their focus to qualifying for the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final in October. They will have a chance to pick up coveted points enroute to Barcelona when they compete against six countries in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup USA on Sunday. Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland has tasked Margie Engle, , Laura Kraut, Beezie Madden, and McLain Ward with a podium...

U.S. Young Rider, Junior, and Children’s Jumping Teams Honing Team Skills at Palm Beach Masters CSIO

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 15, 2019, 10:41 PM EST

Wellington, Fla. - Chef d’Equipes DiAnn Langer and Anne Kursinski have assembled a worthy group of developing athletes with Langer leading the U.S. Children’s Jumping Team and U.S. Junior Jumping Teams beginning with the Children’s Team Competition at 10:00 a.m. EST followed by the Junior Team Competition at 12:30 p.m. EST on Saturday. Kursinski will guide the U.S. Young Rider Jumping Team in the FEI Jumping Young Rider Nations Cup beginning at 3:15 p.m. EST also on Saturday....

Margie Engle and Royce Execute Two Solid Rounds, Placing Second in the $210,000 Longines Grand Prix of the Palm Beach Masters CSIO5*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 15, 2019, 9:14 PM EST

Margie Engle and Royce (Andrea Evans/US Equestrian) Wellington, Fla. – NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team member Margie Engle and Royce barely missed victory in the $210,000 Longines Grand Prix Palm Beach Masters CSIO5* on Friday. Engle and Royce, one of 15 combinations to jump clear and qualify for the jump-off, missed victory by three-quarters of a second to place second behind Ireland’s Paul O’Shea and Imerald van't Voorhof. Columbia’s Juan Manuel Gallego and Coulash...

US Equestrian Launches Pilot Phase of U.S. Dressage Coaches Support Network

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 14, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) has announced the launch of a new U.S. Dressage Coaches Support Network that will gain momentum in 2019. Still in its infancy, the aim of this pilot program is to establish a group of like-minded dressage trainers to support U.S. dressage program events and initiatives. Select dressage trainers will work in concert with, and support the current U.S. dressage coaching staff of Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe Debbie McDonald, Development Coach...

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Set to Showcase History and Diversity of Arabian and Half-Arabian Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 13, 2019, 1:29 PM EST

Photo by Howard Schatzberg Photography Scottsdale, Ariz. – The legendary and culturally famed Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is set to begin on Thursday, February 14, through Sunday, February 24. The 64 th edition of the event is an 11-day showcase of the beauty and diversity of Arabian and Half-Arabian horses. Hosted by US Equestrian affiliate, the Arabian Horse Association’s (AHA) club, the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA), the show is held on the WestWorld show grounds,...

Brenin: The Story Behind the Roster

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Feb 12, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Darcie Grote and Nickie at the LAHJA Senior Medal Finals in October 2018, where they finished in the top 10, seventh overall. Photo: Kristin Lee Photography When Darcie Grote receives her copy of US Equestrian magazine ’s annual Horse of the Year issue in mid-April, she’ll have an extra reason to celebrate her horse’s championship in the United States Hunter Jumper Association Zone 9 Thoroughbred hunter division. Brenin—or Nickie, as he’s known around the...

Commercial General Liability Horse Insurance: Who Needs It and Why?

by Markel Insurance | Feb 5, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

If you run a business involving horses, whether it is training and boarding, offering riding lessons, or performing Photo: Pretty Pixels Photography farrier work, you need commercial equine liability insurance as part of your insurance risk-management plan. Sometimes referred to as general liability or just liability, it is protection that covers you and/or your business in the event there is personal injury, bodily injury, or property damage to others by you, your horse, or the premises for...