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US Equestrian Announces U.S. Jumping Development Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Lisbon CSIO3*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 24, 2019, 3:59 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following athletes to U.S. Jumping Development Team from May 30-June 2 in Lisbon, Portugal. Anne Kursinski will serve as chef d’equipe for the U.S. team. The following athletes are representing the U.S. Jumping Development Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Lisbon CSIO3* (in alphabetical order): Taylor Alexander (Castle Rock, Colo.) Noel Fauntleroy (Manakin Sabot, Va.) Zazou Hoffman (Santa Monica, Calif.) Connor Husain (The Plains,...

US Equestrian Names NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Canada

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 23, 2019, 11:25 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team will compete in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Canada on Sunday, June 2. The competition is part of the Langley Odlum Brown BC Open, taking place Wednesday, May 29, through Sunday, June 2, at Thunderbird Show Park. It also serves as the last qualifying competition in the North America, Central America & Caribbean division for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final in October. In addition, Junior and Children’s FEI Nations...

A Letter from the President and Chief Executive Officer

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 22, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Dear US Equestrian Members, On behalf of US Equestrian (USEF), thank you for your membership and participation in equestrian sport. As our sport moves into the busiest time of the year, we are reaching out to you to provide an update on some of the important initiatives underway at US Equestrian. Safe Sport: An Update and New Policy Announcement First off, we want to thank all our members who have taken the SafeSport Training. It is the foundation of our Safe Sport program and is designed to...

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Takes Third at 2019 FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | May 19, 2019, 4:45 PM EST

Compiègne, France – After two days of strong performances at the 2019 FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France, The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team comprised of Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Heather Blitz, Shelly Francis, Nick Wagman, and led by U.S. Dressage Development Coach Charlotte Bredahl as Chef d’ Equipe for the Compiègne CDIO5*, finished third out of seven international teams with 51 points. Great Britain won the Nations Cup with 24 points, followed by Sweden in...

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Set Sights on FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 17, 2019, 2:16 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team is headed to their first European team competition of the year for the FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France from May 18-19 at Les Internationaux de Dressage in Compiègne. Led by U.S. Dressage Development Coach Charlotte Bredahl, the team of Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Heather Blitz, Shelly Francis, and Nick Wagman will go head-to-head with six other teams when competition gets underway on Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Additionally, U.S....

Important Information Regarding Synephrine, Equine Prohibited Banned Substance

by Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) | May 15, 2019, 5:20 PM EST

The FEI would like to warn the equestrian community regarding synephrine, a substance listed as a Banned Substance (Specified Substance*) on the Equine Prohibited Substances List. Note: Synephrine is also a banned substance under United States Equestrian Federation Drugs and Medications rules A high number of samples taken from horses under the Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Programme have tested positive for the substance. Although investigations into the sources of the positive...

US Equestrian Announces Updates to U.S. Dressage Elite and Pre-Elite Lists

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 15, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the updated U.S. Dressage Elite and Pre-Elite Lists for 2019. The Elite Program was established to provide support and resources to athlete/horse combinations that have proven they are internationally competitive. Combinations qualify for the program based on scores received at CDI3*/CDIO3* or above competitions in the last 12 months. View the complete criteria . Membership is reviewed twice annually and new members may be added on a...

USEF Announces Positive Tests of Cannabinoids (CBD) Will Result in GR4 Violations as of September 1, 2019

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 14, 2019, 4:06 PM EST

Tasked with protecting the welfare of equine athletes and ensuring the balance of competition, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program consistently monitors new products and product claims. From time to time, new products appear on the equine supplement market claiming to enhance a horse’s performance. Over the last several years, cannabinoids have gained increased attention and have become nearly mainstream. In 2018 Congress passed the Agriculture...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Takes Silver at FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media | May 5, 2019, 8:43 PM EST

Xalapa, Mexico – The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team claimed silver in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Mexico on Sunday during the CSIO5* Coapexpan. Mexico claimed gold and Canada took bronze. Eve Jobs and Venue d’Fees des Hazalles (Photo by Anwar Esquivel) Richard Spooner (Agua Dulce, Calif.) blazed the trail for the U.S., jumping clear but picked up one time fault in both rounds aboard Quirado RC, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Show Jumping Syndications International. In...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Venturing After Valuable Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico Points

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 3, 2019, 9:01 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Following a bronze-medal performance in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup USA, the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team will aim for a strong finish in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Mexico on Sunday . Two events remain in the North America, Central America, and Caribbean division to determine the two teams for October’s Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final. It will be the U.S. team of Alex Granato, Eve Jobs, Nicole Simpson, and Richard Spooner who must collect desirable...