May 5th, 2014


Reformatted 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Endurance Team Selection Trial a Success

Lexington, Ky. - The top U.S. athletes in endurance headed to Broxton Bridge Planation in Ehrhardt, S.C., to take part in the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Endurance Team Selection Trial CEI2* 120km. The race was scheduled to take place April 19 but heavy downpours caused the race to be rescheduled to April 20 and run under a new format.

Under the guidance of Chef d'Equipe Emmett Ross, 14 applicants for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games applicants and an additional three proxy riders were divided into two groups, riding three loops equaling 69.44km. Riders had to ride at certain speeds, use their GPS units, and work in groups, allowing the selectors to assess how each rider followed instructions. On April 21, all horses completed a post-event veterinary more>
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Sunday, May 11th

$50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix
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CookKarl Cook Wins Grand Prix of Del Mar
Del Mar, Calif. - Thirty horses tried to clear the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar course on Saturday night, only two were able to do it. Designer Leopoldo Palacios lined up a set of obstacles with enough variety that one little misstep turned otherwise fnatastic rides into efforts of 4 faults or more.

Nineteen from the field of thirty had tried to jump those obstacles before Lane Clarke &  Charlotte Gadbois' Semira de Saulieu finished with no faults and under the time allowed. Six horses later Karl Cook & Signe Ostby's Jonkheer Z did the same, setting up a one-on-one jump-off between two top-five finishers from Friday night's $25,000 Surfside Grand more>

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USEF and USPEA Acknowledge Lloyd Landkamer, Thomas Baur, and Connie Davenport for U.S. 2014 CPEDI3* Events
from USPEA
Thousand Oaks, Calif. -  The United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) would like to thank the 2014 show managers who organized the multiple CPEDI3*'s in the United States. Those shows included the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* held March 14-16, 2014, in Wellington, FL, and the 2014 Golden State Dressage Classic CPEDI3* held April 4-6, 2014, in Rancho Murieta, CA. Both of these international FEI events were the final qualifying shows held in the United States for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Because of these two amazing events many U.S. para-dressage athletes have qualified for the Selection Trials for the World Equestrian Games and the 2014 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship. On behalf of all para-dressage athletes, their families, and supporters, the USPEA and USEF are grateful to Lloyd Landkamer who managed the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*, Thomas Baur, Show Organizer of the Wellington, FL, horse show, and Connie Davenport, manager of the Golden State Dressage Classic CPEDI3* more> 
BoydMartin Awarded Land Rover Competition Grant to Compete at the Luhmuhlen CCI4*
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that Boyd Martin has been awarded a Land Rover Grant to compete at the  Luhmuhlen CCI4* in Luhmuhlen, Germany, June 12-15, 2014.

Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) will ride the Shamwari 4 Syndicate LLC's Shamwari 4.
Shamwari 4 is a 2002 Hanoverian more>
2015 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship Dates and Locations Selected
from USDF

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has selected the dates and locations for the 2015 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak and supported by Merial.


Region 1 (October 15-18) at the Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Va.

Region 2 (September 17-20) at the Waterloo Hunt Club, Grass Lake, Mich.

Region 3 (October 1-4) at the Chattahoochee Hill-Bouchaert Farm, Fairburn Ga.

Region 4 (October 9-11) at the National Equestrian Center, Lake St. Louis, Mo.

Region 5 (October 9-11) at WestWorld, Scottsdale: Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Region 6 (September 24-27) at the DevonWood Equestrian Centre, Sherwood, Ore. 

Region 7 (September 17-20) at the Murieta Equine Complex, Rancho Murieta, Calif. 

Region 8 (September 17-20) at HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, N.Y.

Region 9 (October 8-11) at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, Texas


These championships recognize the outstanding efforts of riders in each USDF region and provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to view the top competitors in their respective more> 

Alfalfa Hay for Horses May Contain Toxic Blister Beetles

Owners offering alfalfa to their horses need to be aware of a potential danger: blister beetles. These insects contain a toxic substance, cantharidin,that causes irritation and ulceration in the horse's more>

Applications Available for 2014 USEF Youth Sportsman's Award
Lexington, Ky. - The search is now underway for 2014 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Sportsman's Award nominees. This award recognizes young equestrians who exhibit exceptional leadership potential, serve as positive role models for their peers, demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the promotion of equestrian sport, are involved in their communities, and exemplify positive sportsmanship principles.

The overall winner of the 2014 USEF Youth Sportsman's Award will receive a $1,000 grant payable to the educational program of his/her choice, USEF Life Membership valued at $2,500, and a commemorative trophy. The winner will also be one of the nominees for the USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year Award. The reserve winner will receive a $500 grant payable to the educational program of more>
Swiss Sweep Maximum Points With Super Furusiyya Victory at Lummen
By Louise Parkes for FEI
Romain Duguet and Quorida de Treho (FEI/Dirk Caremans)
Lummen, Belgium. - The Swiss team of Pius Schwizer, Romain Duguet, Paul Estermann and Steve Guerdat swept to victory at the opening leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Europe Division 1 league in Lummen, Belgium today.  The defending champions from France very nearly pushed them to a third-round jump-off against the clock, but a last-to-go error from Penelope Leprevost saw her side having to settle for runner-up spot, while Ireland and Belgium rallied brilliantly in the second round to share third place in the final analysis.


The Dutch team were contesting the lead with a zero score at the halfway stage, but their effort collapsed in round two so they finished fifth ahead of the Spanish who enjoyed very mixed fortunes on the day.  And Sweden lined up seventh ahead of the British side who finished last of the eight competing more>



SSWCVidSaddle Seat World Cup Video Contest Now Open

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation is announcing an exciting contest for Saddle Seat riders, sponsored by Freedman's Harness and Saddlery.  

From today, May 1, through May 19, contestants are asked to create a short video that answers the question, "What would it mean to you to be on a Saddle Seat World Cup team?"

From the submitted videos, a panel of judges will select 10 finalists. Those ten finalists will be announced on June 2, and for 15 days the general public will have the chance to pick their favorites. On June 16, the video that earned the most likes (on a special USEF Network contest page)  will be declared the winner.

The winner of the Saddle Seat World Cup Video Contest will be presented with a saddle from Freedman's Harness and Saddlery at the 2014 Saddle Seat World Cup held July 22-25, 2014 in Asheville, N.C. Second and third place videos will also be recognized at the more>
Mid South Spring Premier Horse Show Judge Change
from ASHA
Tiffany Wheeler is unable to judge the Mid South Spring Premier Horse Show. Mike Tunstall will replace Mrs. Wheeler as judge for 2014, and Mrs. Wheeler will judge in more>
IALHA Horses Win Big in DSHB at USDF Bluebonnet Classic
from IALHA
Alazan HGA (IALHA)
IALHA horses proved their mettle in the Dressage Sporthorse Breeding (DSHB) classes at the USDF sanctioned Bluebonnet Classic held in Austin, TX, April 12-13, 2014.  The show is produced by the Central Texas Dressage Society.  This year, fully two-thirds of the entries in all DSHB classes were IALHA-registered horses.    On day 1 of the show, the purebred Andalusian, Saltador ORO, bred by Gina Rae Hogan and owned by the Hogan/Henslee partnership (, was high scoring DHSB horse of the day and champion stallion with a 76.5%.

altador's son, Alazan HGA, bred by High Grove Andalusians and now owned by Ida Ellison, earned a  75.3% and the cold/gelding championship. Alazan's full sister, RDL Zanetta HGA, bred by Rancho del Lago and owned by Ida Ellison, captured the mare championship on Day 1 with a score of more>
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