March 3rd, 2014

U.S. Young Riders Victorious as Youth Excels in FEI Nations Cups presented by G&C Farm at CSIO4* Wellington
The winning U.S. Young Rider Team (

Wellington, Fla - Nations Cup action at CSIO4* Wellington continued with Young Riders, Juniors and Child Riders taking over the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center's International Arena on Saturday afternoon and evening. The FEI Nations Cups presented by Hollow Creek Farm tested future stars of the sport over Steve Stephens' 12 obstacle courses at the competition hosted as part of Week Eight of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. Competition got underway with the afternoon session hosting the first round of all three divisions, before the top six teams came back for second rounds under the lights.

In Young Rider competition the U.S. team of Frances Land, Wilton Porter, Lillie Keenan and Michael Hughes stormed to victory for the second consecutive year. While Lucas Porter, Hayley Waters, Sophie Simpson, and Chloe Reid earned a second-place finish for the United States in Junior competition. Rounding out the show case of America's youth riders was the Children's team of Addison Piper, Sophie Howell, McKayla Landmeier, and Madison Goetzmann who jumped to a fourth-place more> 

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Puppy Love - Famous Equestrians and Their Canine Companions

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Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team Jumps to Third in CSIO4* Wellington's Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by G&C Farm
Laura Kraut and Cedric (
Wellington, Fla.- Clear rounds were the order of the night on Friday evening as 12 teams went to task over Steve Stephen's 12-obstacle track in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by G&C Farm, the feature competition of CSIO4* Wellington. The Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team headed into the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center's International Arena for the two-round competition, held in conjunction with the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, looking to secure a top finish in America's only Nations Cup. The team of McLain Ward, Brianne Goutal, Laura Kraut, and Beezie Madden jumped to a third-place finish on a score of 12-faults.

The veteran team from Canada proved victorious on Friday evening finishing on a score of eight, with Great Britain claiming second place on nine faults.

While the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team was looking to start their 2013 campaign with a win on home soil, Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland was pleased with his team and their more> 
LyleAdrienne Lyle Claims Another FEI Grand Prix Freestyle with Wizard at AGDF Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W
Wellington, Fla.- Competition for the AGDF 8 Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI W continued on Saturday with the FEI Intermediaire-1 and FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, presented by Martha W. Jolicoeur and Maria Mendelsohn of Illustrated Properties. The FEI Intermediaire-1 was topped by Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (USA) and Rassing's Lonoir, while Adrienne Lyle and Wizard were back in the winner's circle for the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle.

In addition to the dressage competition, spectators were treated to musical entertainment from talented young singer Kristin Sponica of the Frost School of Music at University of Miami, accompanied by Danielle Werz on keyboard, in addition to an American Mustang more>
Rule Change: Medical Bracelets Acceptable in Jumping Phases In Lieu of Medical Armbands
from USEA

An extraordinary rule change approved in January by the USEF allows competitors the option to wear either an approved and completed medical card or a medical bracelet while jumping.


Please read the complete rule below, which becomes effective 4/1/2014. Until the effective date, medical cards are required at all times when jumping.


"EV113.3 MEDICAL CARDS/MEDICAL BRACELETS. An approved and completed medical card or medical bracelet is required any time while jumping. Medical cards must be enclosed in a transparent, waterproof carrier. Medical cards must be securely attached to the competitor's upper arm on the outside of the competitor's clothing. Medical bracelets must be visible on the competitor's wrist. Medical cards must include any relevant medical history, injury (particularly to the head), drug allergies and current medication. If wearing a medical bracelet, any relevant medical history injury (particularly to the head), drug allergies and current medication must be included in the online medical form of the bracelet's vendor website. Athletes are responsible to record all injuries on the card or in the case of a medical bracelet, update their medical information online. Failure to wear one's own medical card or bracelet shall be penalized by a fine of $100 (payable to the Organizing Committee)." more> 

Para-Dressage Athletes Prepare for Upcoming CPEDI3* at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival
Ellie Brimmer and London Swing at AGDF in Wellington, FL. Photo by (Lindsay Y McCall)
Wellington, Fla. - With only a few weeks left before the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 CPEDI3* scheduled March 12-16, 2014, para-dressage athletes have been working hard preparing their mounts for competition. Over two weekends February 20-23 and February 28- March 2, multiple para-equestrian riders showcased their new partnerships at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) 7 and 8 in Wellington and at the Welcome Back to White Fences Show in Loxahatchee, FL February 20-23. U.S. riders included Rebecca Hart, Ellie Brimmer, Elle Woolley, Deborah Stanitski, Angela Peavy and Canadians Jody Schloss and Robyn Andrews. For many of those riders the weekend shows were the first time riders debuted their new horse/ rider combinations. There are only two U.S. CPEDI3* events left in the United States to qualify for the U.S. Para-Dressage Selection Trials for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG.) in Normandy, France. Those events include the AGDF 10 CPEDI3* in Wellington, Fla, March 12-16, and the Golden State Dressage CPEDI3* in Rancho Murieta, Calif, taking place April 3-6, more>
NCEANo.1 Gameocoks Defeat No. 2 Auburn to Clinch #1 Seed for SEC Championship
Blythewood, S.C. - With the No. 1 seed on the line for the 2014 SEC Equestrian Championship on Saturday against No. 2 Auburn, the top-ranked Gamecocks got dominating performances from their hunt seat and western teams to defeat the Tigers, 12-7, at One Wood Farm in the final SEC regular season meet of the year. The Gamecocks improve to 10-2 overall, 4-2 in SEC play, while Auburn drops to 8-4 overall, 3-3 in SEC play.

South Carolina clinched the No. 1 seed on Saturday, and the Gamecocks will face No. 4 seed Texas A&M in the opening round of the SEC Championship on March 28 in Blythewood. Auburn secured the No. 3 seed on Saturday, and the Tigers will face No. 2 seed Georgia in the opening round of the SEC Championship. The winners of both meets will face each other on March 29 for the SEC more>
Early Nursing Kick-Starts the Health of Foals

A foal's digestive system changes as it matures based on its diet. As foals incorporate more forages and concentrates into their diet, the hindgut continues to develop, becoming populated with microorganisms that function to break down and ferment ingested more> 

MagazinePuppy Love
 Ask any horse person what the best breed of horse or discipline is and you will get a multitude of different answers. But the one thing that all horse people tend to have in common is their love of dogs. Just take a look at any horse show or barn and you will see a wide range of adorable dogs hanging out in the background. We asked some of the top riders to tell us about their other four-legged more> 
HermesUSEF Announces Hermès USA as Sponsor of the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce a partnership with Hermès USA as Hermès becomes the sponsor of the U.S. Show Jumping Team. The Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team will first appear at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by G&C Farm at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival on February 28. The Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team will also compete at additional Furusiyya FEI Nations Cups and the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.

U.S. team riders will be given the opportunity to wear a specially designed competition show jacket and accessories, including a saddle pad and ear net featuring a distinctive joint logo compliant with Fédération Equestre Internationale more>
Philippaerts Snatches a Surprise Place in the Longines Final with Last-Chance Win at Gothenburg
By Louise Parkes for FEI
Kalle Sternberg, Brand Manager for Longines, Sweden, presents a Longines watch to Nicola Philippaerts (FEI/Roland Thunholm)
Belgium's Nicola Philippaerts produced a career-defining win at the last qualifying round of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2013/2014 Western European League in Gothenburg, Sweden today.  Lying well outside the top-18 qualification zone as the class began, his result sent him rocketing all the way up the leaderboard from 31st to 14th place and into a place at the Final in Lyon, France in seven week's time.


"I've almost no words for this, it's unbelievable!" said the 20-year-old rider who was filled with excitement after an extraordinary performance that saw him pip three-time FEI World Cup™ Jumping champion Marcus Ehning from Germany by two-hundredths of a second while The Netherlands' Maikel van der Vleuten slotted into third.  Son of Belgian jumping star Ludo Philippaerts, and twin-brother of Olivier Philippaerts who also competes successfully at international level, Nicola was one of ten who made the cut into today's jump-off against the clock.  And, with the 11-year-old mare Donatella-N, he scorched home with what proved to be an unbeatable round when third-last to more>



Free American Saddlebred Mare Lease Listings on ASR Program: Mare Harmony
from ASHA

The American Saddlebred Registry would like to invite mare owners to advertise mare(s) that are available for lease in the Mare Harmony Program.  


The Registry is working with the United Breeders Committee to promote breeding.  This combined effort will lead to more exposure for mare owners.  There is not a fee to advertise your mare in the Mare Harmony Program in 2014.  If you wish to include a photo and/or a video in your ad, there is a $25.00 fee.  Mare owners should be ASHA members, otherwise non-member fees will more> 

AMHA's 2013 Annual Report
from AMHA

AMHA's 2013 Annual Report, which was presented at the Meeting of Members on February 21, is now available on the "Members Only" side of Log in and it can be found under the "Business Information" tab.




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