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USEF Pony Finals

August 7-12, 2018

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August 3-5, 2018

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Aug. 22 - 26, 2018 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions
Oct. 5 - 7, 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals - East
Oct. 11 - 13, 2018 Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper Championships
Oct. 14, 2018 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final
Nov. 8 - 11, 2018 U.S. Dressage Finals
Nov. 10, 2018 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final

Equestrian News

US Equestrian Clarification in Entries for FEI World Driving Championships for Singles

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 17, 2018, 2:33 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - Following the submission of the Definite entries for the 2018 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles, US Equestrian was informed by the FEI that Mr. Gary Yeager had not met the necessary qualification criteria. Despite US Equestrian’s efforts, he is ineligible to compete at the Championships because he obtained his 3* status after he achieved the required CAI2*-H1 eligibility qualifying scores. The FEI requires that the athlete meet the 3* status before the required...

More Than 2,000 Horses Set to Compete in Historic World’s Championship Horse Show at Kentucky State Fair

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 17, 2018, 10:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Experience the excitement of the American Saddlebred , Roadster , and saddle seat equitation at the World’s Championship Horse Show in Louisville, Ky., at the world-renowned Kentucky State Fair! This sensational eight-day event kicks off Saturday, August 18, and runs through Saturday, August 25. It attracts spectators and competitors from across the world and will host more than 2,000 horses as they vie for over $1 million in awards. Held at the Kentucky State Fair...

Endeavor and Patricia Griffith Soar to Victory in the 3'/3'3" Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship

by Edited Press Release from the United States Hunter Jumper Association | Aug 17, 2018, 9:46 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – For the first time in the history of the Platinum Performance/United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Green Hunter Incentive Championship, two champions were crowned last night at the Kentucky Horse Park. In the 3'/3'3" Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship, Patricia Griffith (White Plains, N.Y.) piloted Endeavor, Callie Seaman’s nine-year-old Warmblood gelding, to the top spot and $23,321 in total prize money after three...

US Equestrian Names NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 16, 2018, 1:48 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named five athlete-and-horse combinations to the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which will take place September 11-23, in Mill Spring, N.C. After competing in designated Observation Events throughout the summer, the following athlete-and-horse combinations have been selected to represent U.S. jumping at the WEG under the leadership of Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland (in alphabetical order): Laura Kraut...

Antibiotic Resistance is Real. Here’s How You Can Help.

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Aug 14, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

Antibiotic-resistant diseases are a serious concern in both equine and human medical practice. Photo: dimasobko/Adobestock If you’ve got an old bottle of leftover antibiotics sitting in your tack room, it might be tempting to use it the next time you have a horse with an issue. But giving those antibiotics without a veterinary diagnosis and prescription could contribute to an issue that’s got veterinarians and human doctors concerned: antibiotic resistance. “It’s...

2018 Platinum Performance/USHJA Hunter Week Kicks Off at Kentucky Horse Park with Record Entries and Prize Money

by Edited Press Release from the United States Hunter Jumper Association | Aug 14, 2018, 11:29 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 2018 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships and the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship is underway at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., with more than $560,000 in prize money available to 300 of the country's top hunters. Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships Playbook, 2017 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Champion (Shawn McMillen Photography) Returning for...

Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show Has Another Successful Year

by Edited Press Release from the Arabian Horse Association | Aug 14, 2018, 11:00 AM EST

Oklahoma City, Okla. – The Arabian Horse Association’s (AHA) 2018 Youth National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (Youth Nationals) had another successful year in Oklahoma City, Okla., at the State Fair Park from July 21-29. Exhibitors and spectators enjoyed a great horse show and all the excitement the city had to offer. Youth Nationals provided an economic impact of over $5 million to the area. Over 700 horses and 2,600 exhibitors, trainers, family members, and...

US Equestrian Announces Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 13, 2018, 11:15 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following athletes to the U.S. team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth Final, September 6-9, 2018, at SenTower Park in Opglabbeek, Belgium. The U.S. earned a spot in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth Final as a result of being one of the top two teams in the team competition at the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC) in August. Anne Kursinski will serve as chef d’equipe. The following...

Downey Takes Gold in Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Final to Close Out 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 12, 2018, 5:50 PM EST

Tessa Downey and Hallelujah (Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography) Lexington, Ky. - On Sunday, the Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Final closed out a week of competition at the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm (Pony Finals). With 184 riders vying for top honors in front of judges Jeffrey Ayers and William Ellis, Tessa Downey, trained by Peter Pletcher, claimed gold in the most coveted award of the championship. Tessa Downey and Hallelujah (Photo by Shawn McMillen...

Day Five at 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Crowns Overall Regular Hunter Pony Grand and Reserve Grand Champions; Downey and Anisette Named Medium Regular Hunter Pony Champions Presented by Sallee Horse Vans; Hardin and The Girl Next Door Earn Individual Gold in USEF Pony Jumper National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 11, 2018, 7:19 PM EST

Downey and Anisette Take Home the Win in the Medium Regular Hunter Pony Championship Presented by Sallee Horse Vans at 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Tessa Downey and Anisette (Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography) In the last pony hunter class at the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm (Pony Finals), it was 12-year-old Tessa Downey (Houston, Texas) and Anisette, her 12-year-old Welsh Pony cross mare, that brought home the championship title in the...