February 27, 2012
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world

USEF Names Riders for CSIO Wellington FEI Nations Cup
The United States will be represented by the following four riders who have each been entered on two horses:      

Mario Deslauriers 

Lauren Hough 


George Morris will serve as the Chef d'Equipe and the event will be broadcast live on USEFnetwork...read more> 

"Carolina Gold" Banned by USEF
On Wednesday the United States Equestrian Federation Equine Drugs and Medications Program banned any product containing gama aminobutyric acid (GABA). The mandate forbids any products that utilize GABA, most notably the supplement "Carolina Gold," Read the entire USEF statement here. 
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Steffen Peters wins Grand Prix Special at Burbank CDI-W 
Steffen Peters and Legolas (Jennifer M. Keeler)
Burbank, CA - A curious crowd gathered to watch Steffen Peters and his potential new superstar "Legolas" passage to victory for the second day in a row at the Mid-Winter Dressage Fair CDI-W/Y/J in Burbank, CA, the first Olympic Games qualifying competition of the year on the West Coast. In the shortened Olympic Grand Prix Special Test, Peters and Four Winds Farm's ten-year-old Westfalen gelding (Laomedon x Furstin) put in a solid performance to dominate the class with a score of 74.289%. The Ground Jury members agreed that Legolas showed great promise. "He is still a little insecure in a couple of the movements, but the overall presentation is wonderful," noted Jayne Ayers (4* USA)...read more> 
Area VIII Young Riders Have the Chance of a Lifetime
By Andrea Glazer at useventing.com
The road to Young Riders is not an easy one, but I, Andrea Glazer, and my teammate Mackenzie Spaes have been lucky enough to have Katie Ruppel take us under her wing. Mackenzie and I are from Spring Run Farm, located in Louisville, KY. We have always dreamed about representing Area VIII in the prestigious "Junior Olympics," and this summer we are able to have that amazing opportunity. There are not many people in this sport today who still care about Young Riders as much as Katie....read more> 
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Lexington, KY - The USA Equestrian Trust is pleased to announce that IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations now have two opportunities to submit grants. Plan ahead now to submit your applications for financial grants to be funded in 2012. To fill out a grant application, go to
http://www.trusthorses.org/grant/request.html. The deadlines are May 7 and October 8 at 5 PM ET. The targeted date for notifying grant recipients is within 60 days of  due date...read more>
NCEA Focus

No. 5 South Carolina Upsets No.1 Auburn and No.4 Baylor on Consecutive Days
watch highlights at www.gamecocks.com
Via storng performances in Western and Hunt Seat competitions the Gamecocks broke a 4-4 tie and upended top ranked Auburn on Saturday (read more). A day later the team swept the Hunt Seat competion 10-0 on their way to a 15-4 senior day win over Baylor (read more).

2012: A great year to be an equestrian!   

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FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival
Richard Spooner and Cristallo Win $100,000 Fidelity Investments® CSI 3* Grand Prix
Richard Spooner and Cristallo stretch over the final oxer in the jump-off to win (Sportfot)

Wellington, FL - California's Richard Spooner and Show Jumping Syndications International's 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding Cristallo (Caretino x Cicero) galloped to victory in Saturday night's $100,000 Fidelity Investments ® CSI 3* Grand Prix at the 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. The pair was the fastest by more than two seconds over Katie Dinan (USA) and Grant Road Partner's Nougat Du Vallet, who finished second, and Great Britain's Ben Maher on Tripple-X III, who finished third...read more> 


Andalusian & Lusitano
Art Contest and Auction for 2012 Nationals Artwork
from the IALHA
IALHA Art Contest and Auction Call for Horse Artists! Do you draw, paint, photograph, or sculpt our beautiful Andalusian and Lusitano horses? See your Artwork in the International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association spotlight! Entry Closing Date: March 30, 2012...read more>
Two Horses Tie for 2011 AHA High Point Horse
from AHA
Aurora, CO  - For the first time in history two horses earned exactly the same number of points for the year. CCF INTEGRITI+// (Infiniti Z x Luz Zagal), owned by Alice Draper of Erin, Ontario and Church Creek+++// (*Baladin d'Oc x Oh Say Valay), owned by Bill and Alexis Doughty of Cape Charles, Va. both earned 348.5 points in 2011, showing exclusively in the sport horse division...read more>


AMHA Honors its Masters and Promoters at Annual Convention
from AMHA
AMHA is pleased to announce the following AMHA members will receive honors at its annual awards breakfast on Friday, March 2 in Orlando, Florida.  

Charles Dorr-Maine Morgan Horse Club, Inc.
Shirley Goodspeed-Maine Morgan Horse Club, Inc.
Eileen Hunter-Connecticut Morgan Horse Association
Mark Langdon-New York Morgan Horse Society
Marsha Valance-Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club 
Nadine Scott-Paxton from the Sacramento Valley Morgan Horse Club.
Read more at www.morganhorse.com
Plans Underway for First Ever All American Cup Sport Horse Extravaganza
from the ASHA
Lexington, Ky - Plans are currently in the works for an All American Cup (AAC) Sport Horse Extravaganza, the first ever of which will be designed for four-year-olds who are AAC eligible. The goal is to provide at least $20,000 to the victors in the first ever AAC/Sport Horse Extravaganza, which will be money comprised solely from contributions from Saddlebred enthusiasts who see the significant opportunities made possible by the combination of Saddlebred sport horses and the All American Cup...read more>
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