April 7th, 2014

Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo Capture American Invitational at Sun Life Stadium in Miami

Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo 
(The Book LLC)
Miami, Fla.
 - Saturday, history was made as the 42nd Gene Mische $200,000 American Invitational, presented by G&C Farm, found its new home at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla. The class has become a landmark of the show jumping world, and tonight was no exception as 29 horse-and-rider combinations gathered on the field to compete in a battle of the best. It was an electrifying night as spectators looked on to the stadium turf, but it was with swiftness and accuracy that Beezie Madden was able to emerge as the victor. Aboard Coral Reef Via Volo, Madden rode to her third American Invitational victory, a feat few can claim.

Madden navigated Coral Reef Via Volo to a double-clear effort during a five-horse jump off. They tripped the timers in 35.91 seconds after completing a clear short course, while Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Atlanta rode to the second place for the only other double clear effort. Lauren Hough and Ohlala were the third place finishers, taking the honors as the fastest of the four faulters after lowering the height of obstacle 17, an oxer set near the in gate...read more>


Other Headlines From This Issue

Road to WEG: Reining

Halpin and Manoir De Carneville Have Perfect Timing in CIC3* Win at The Fork

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EventingHalpin and Manoir De Carneville Have Perfect Timing in CIC3* Win at The Fork
Sinead Halpin and Manoir De Carneville (StockImageServices.com)
Norwood, N.C. - Sinead Halpin and Manoir De Carneville proved to have perfect timing in their win of The Fork International CIC3* and Adequan USEA Gold Cup/PRO Tour Series.

The home-turf favorites finished in a tie with Marilyn Little and RF Demeter after the cross country phase of the competition, both with a score of 49.8, but Halpin hit the optimum time of six minutes and nineteen seconds on the dot, winning the tie breaker and the CIC3* division.

Asked how she managed to hit the time perfectly, Halpin joked about planning and preparation but admitted, "You just go as fast as you can. I was happy that Brian [O'Connor] announced that I was on time; I actually couldn't remember if I had set my watch 5 or 10 seconds early."..read more>


WorldCupTeamTwelve U.S. Riders Head to Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will be well represented at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final April 17-21 as 12 American show jumpers will head to Lyon, France for the 2014 Final.

As the reigning FEI World Cup Jumping Final champion, Beezie Madden is pre-qualified to defend her title in Lyon.

Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) will ride Abigail Wexner's Simon.
Simon is a 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding. 

After 24 North American World Cup Qualifying Events throughout the 2013-2014 season, the following riders have qualified in this order in their respective Leagues...see all jumpers headed to Lyon at www.usefnetwork.com.  

USEF Announces Riders for the 2014 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final; Travel for U.S. Entries to be Provided by The Dutta Corp
Lexington, Ky.- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will be represented by two combinations at the 2014 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final in Lyon, France April 17-21, both having qualified from the North American League.

The following combinations qualified during World Cup Qualifying Events held throughout the 2013-2014 season:

Tina Konyot (Palm City, Fla.) will ride her own Calecto V.
Calecto V is a 1998 Danish Warmblood stallion.

Cesar Parra (Whitehouse Station, N.J.) will ride Michael and Sarah Davis' Van the Man.
Van the Man is a 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding.

Read more about each rider and horse at www.usefnetwork.com.
Time to make your picks, the National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship bracket has arrived. 
from the USEF Facebook Page

Effect of Feeding Moldy Hay or Feed to Horses

Moldy forage can contribute to a range of disorders in the horse. Inhaled fungal and actinomycete spores can cause primary allergic and inflammatory respiratory disease, as well as influencing the incidence, severity, and duration of episodes of infectious respiratory disease...read more>

ReiningRoad to WEG: Reining 


The modern reining horse's roots date back to the era of the Old West where horses were a vital part of every working livestock ranch. Horses needed to be sturdy, quick, responsive, and agile to be able to herd and move cattle and other livestock across the range. Reining is designed to show the athletic ability of ranch-type horses in the confines of a show arena. Competitors are required to run one of 10 approved patterns, divided into seven or eight maneuvers, including small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, 360 degree spins, and what is generally considered the signature move of the reining horse, the sliding stop.

Reining, which became an FEI discipline in 2000, originated from moves that a cattle horse makes in performing its duties and was first recognized as a sport in 1949 by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). In 2012, USA Reining became an official USEF International Discipline Association..read more> 

Record Number of Nations Declare Participation in Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy
from FEI

No less than 72 National Federations (NFs) have declared their intention to participate in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, meeting the 31 March deadline for entries in principle. The number is an all-time high and represents a 10% increase compared to the entries in principle for any of the previous editions of the FEI World Equestrian Games™.


At this initial stage, the NFs have indicated the disciplines in which they intend to be represented by a team or individual athletes. Although the final participation will be confirmed first by the nominated and ultimately by the definite entries, this is a significant first step in the Games entry process...read more>



ASHB Futurity of Missouri to Promote Special Recognition of ASB Breeders

The ASHB Futurity of Missouri will be hosting a Breeder Appreciation fundraiser at this year's UPHA Chapter 5 horse show in Kansas City, Mo. in May. 


In an effort to raise awareness to the dedication that the gallant breeders of our fine horses have, an appreciative Saddlebred enthusiast can purchase a heart shaped balloon with the slogan "Love My Breeder" accompanied by a silhouette of an American Saddlebred as well on the balloon...read more>

IALHA Elections and Governance Update
from IALHA
The IALHA Board of Directors has an opening for a Region 7 Director, to fill a vacancy through December 2014. if you are a Full member who lives in Region 7 and would be interested in being considered for this Board position, please e-mail president@ialha.org for more information.
Is Your Registry Paperwork in Order?
from AMHA
Show season has begun, so now is the time to make sure all leases and transfers have been submitted to AMHA. Has your stallion been gelded? Before showing in a gelding class, this change needs to be reported to AMHA. Transfers and leases that are not filed in a timely manner will show the previous owner in show results...read more>




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