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NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team Takes Home Silver in Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | Apr 22, 2018, 10:49 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team of Alex Granato and Carlchen W, Kelly Soleau-Millar and Cacharel, Jennifer Gates and Pumped Up Kicks, and Ali Wolff and Casall, finished with 17 faults to win the silver medal in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico on Sunday, April 22. They collected 90 points to remain in contention for the Longines FEI Nations Cup Final in September behind Canada, who won the gold medal on 16 faults. Mexico earned the bronze with 21...

U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte© Wins at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon Para-Dressage Test Event CPEDI3*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 21, 2018, 6:20 PM EST

U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte Mill Spring, N.C. - The U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte added another victory to their resume this week at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon Para-Dressage Test Event CPEDI3*, April 20-22. The U.S. team of Rebecca Hart (Wellington, Fla.), Katie Jackson (Austin, Texas), Kate Shoemaker (Peoria, Ariz.), and Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) was led by Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt and assisted by USEF Head of...

NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team Focused on Podium Points in Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 21, 2018, 8:23 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland will lead a young but determined NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team when they compete in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico on Sunday. At this second qualifying competition in the North and Central America and Caribbean division for September’s Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final, the team of Jennifer Gates, Alex Granato, Kelly Soleau-Millar, and Ali Wolff will be in hot pursuit of podium points to remain in contention....

The U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte© Prepared to Compete at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon Para-Dressage Test Event CPEDI3*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 20, 2018, 10:28 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. - The U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte has been named for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon Para-Dressage Test Event CPEDI3* taking place April 20-22, at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. The U.S. team will begin their competition on Friday, April 20, with the FEI Individual Championship Test for all grades. The FEI Team Test for all grades will take place Saturday, April 21, followed by the FEI Freestyle Test for...

US Equestrian Announces NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team for Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 18, 2018, 11:33 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced that the following athlete-and-horse combinations have been named to the NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico on Sunday, April 22. The competition is the second of three North and Central America and Caribbean division qualifying competitions for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final in September. Jennifer Gates (Medina, Wash.) with Pumped Up Kicks, Evergate Stables LLC’s 14-year-old...

US Equestrian Dressage Elite, Pre-Elite Programs: Updated Lists

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 17, 2018, 4:12 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the updated Dressage Elite Program and Pre-Elite Program lists. Robert Dover, Technical Advisor, said, “We have conducted a series of training observation sessions with our Pre-Elite combinations, as well as home visits with our Elite athletes on both coasts through the winter and the spring. The standard in both of these groups is growing rapidly and increasing the depth of great combinations. "We are looking forward to the...

Beezie Madden Brings Home Second Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final Title

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 15, 2018, 7:30 PM EST

Devin Ryan, Beezie Madden, and Henrik von Eckermann Paris, France – The podium was decorated in stars and stripes Sunday evening as Beezie Madden and Breitling LS claimed victory at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final. Not far behind her, with only six penalties, fellow American Devin Ryan and Eddie Blue stamped their names on second. Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) finished on a single rail in the second round of the Final III, after jumping three previous clear rounds on Thursday, Friday,...

Hamilton and Makari Design Defend Their USEF Advanced Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship Title at Southern Pines CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 15, 2018, 6:43 PM EST

Raeford, N.C. – The USEF Advanced Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship came to a conclusion on Sunday with the cones phase at the Southern Pines Combined Driving Event (CDE). The athlete-and-horse combinations had to face Barry Hunter’s tough cones course to determine the ultimate winner. Jennifer “Nifty” Hamilton and Makari Design kept their cool in the final phase to win back-to-back national champion titles. Nifty Hamilton and Makari Design (Picsofyou....

Newsflash: Two Americans Top the Podium at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final; Beezie Madden & Breitling LS Win

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 15, 2018, 6:22 AM EST

Paris, France – Beezie Madden and Breitling LS have claimed the cup at the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final. She and Breitling LS, the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Abigail Wexner, finished on just one rail to bring home the title. Fellow American Devin Ryan and Eddie Blue, the nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by LL Show Jumpers, LLC, jumped two clear rounds to finish with six faults for second. Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) and Toveks Mary Lou finished...

Hamilton and Makari Design Maintain Their Lead in USEF Advanced Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship at Southern Pines CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 14, 2018, 10:20 PM EST

Raeford, N.C. – The USEF Advanced Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship continued on Saturday with the marathon phase at the Southern Pines Combined Driving Event (CDE). The athlete-and-horse combinations headed out on the Carolina Horse Park’s grounds to tackle Barry Hunter’s marathon track. Jennifer “Nifty” Hamilton and Makari Design held onto their lead to stay atop the overall leaderboard heading into the final phase on Sunday. Nifty Hamilton and...