May 13, 2013

Will Faudree, Jessica Phoenix win 3* Competition 
at Jersey Fresh

Will Faudree and Andromaque
Watch Will Faudree and Andromaque
Allentown, NJ - Will Faudree and Adromaque won the CIC3* competition at Jersey Fresh this weekend. They jumped to the lead with a strong dressage score of 47.10. After having four time faults over the cross country course, a course that no horse managed a double clear over, they held onto the lead with a flawless round jumping. Finishing in second were Jennie Brannigan and Cambalada, and third were Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot. 

In the CCI3* competition, Canadian Jessica Phoenix and Exponential knocked one rail during the jumping, but managed to the win after Buck Davidson & D.A. Adirmo weren't able to capitalize. 8 faults dropped Davidson into second place and gave Exponential the win. For Exponential, who was withdrawn from the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover in April before cross country, it was a little bit of redemption. more> 

May 18
4:00pm ET - Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate

May 19
2:30pm ET - $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix presented by The Kincade Group
check during the week for further information and for broadcast times. 
Meagan Nusz and Dynamo Master $75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix at Kentucky Spring Horse Show
Meagan Nusz and Dynamo (Phelps Media Group)
Lexington, KY - It took precise riding and a talented mount to be at the top of the standings during today's $75,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows. Richard Jeffery's challenging track yielded only two clear rounds, but set the stage for a speedy jump-off between Meagan Nusz and Reed Kessler. Nusz had all the answers aboard Dynamo to capture the top honors. The duo clocked in just fractions ahead of Kessler, who was also double clear over the short course with Mika to place second.

The first round course for this week's highlight event bested all but two of the 40 competitors that gathered at the Rolex Stadium. Two of the most challenging areas proved to be a vertical-oxer double combination bending line to an open water, that was followed by another oxer, as well as a triple bar-vertical-oxer triple combination to a steady vertical. Meagan Nusz was the second rider on course and the first to advance to the jump-off with Dynamo, owned by Amalaya Investments of Houston, more>
$50,000 Old Salem Grand Prix presented by Suncast Jump-Off
Watch the $50,000 Old Salem Grand Prix presented by Suncast 
on-demand on USEF Network

USEF and USOC Announce U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veteran Monthly Assistance Allowance Program for Para-Equestrian Dressage
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that para-equestrian dressage athletes will now be recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be eligible for the Veteran Monthly Assistance Allowance Program.

The USOC supports Paralympic-eligible military veterans in their efforts to represent the United States at the Paralympic Games and other international sport competitions. Veterans who demonstrate exceptional skills and the commitment necessary to pursue elite-level competition are given guidance on securing the training, support, and coaching needed to qualify for Team USA and achieve their Paralympic dreams.

Through a partnership between the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the USOC, the VA National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events Office provides a monthly assistance allowance for disabled Veterans of the Armed Forces training in a Paralympic sport, as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 322(d) and section 703 of the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of more>
USEF Announces Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team and Reserves for CHIO Aachen
Lexington, KY- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the following four horse-and-rider combinations to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the Aachen CICO3* held during CHIO Aachen in Germany, June 27-29, 2013. Additionally, two combinations have been named as reserves. This will be the first time the United States has fielded an eventing team to compete at the prestigious German competition.

The following four combinations have been named to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the Aachen CICO3*(listed in Alphabetical Order):

Tiana Coudray (Ojai, CA) on Jatial LLC's Ringwood Magister
Ringwood Magister is a 2001 Irish Sport Horse gelding

Buck Davidson (Ocala, FL) on Cassandra Segal's Ballynoe Castle RM
Ballynoe Castle RM is a 2000 Irish Thoroughbred gelding

Will Faudree (Hoffman, NC) on Jennifer Mosing's Pawlow
Pawlow is a 1999 Irish Thoroughbred gelding

Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) on Jessica Montgomery's Universe
Universe is a 2001 Dutch Warmblood gelding

The following two combinations have been named as reserves to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the Aachen CICO3*(listed in Alphabetical Order):

Marilyn Little (Frederick, MD) on Raylyn Farms Inc. and Phoebe and Michael Manders' RF Smoke on the Water
RF Smoke on the Water is a 2005 Wurttemburger gelding

Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) and Jessica Montgomery, Kathryn Kraft and Bill and Holly Becker's Loughan Glen
Loughan Glen is a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding


Two Western Dressage Associations Apply for Recognized Affiliate Status
Currently, there are eight Recognized International Discipline Associations, one for each International (FEI) discipline competed in the U.S. There are 12 Recognized National Affiliate Associations representing 19 different national breeds and disciplines. The Federation has been petitioned for the addition of another National Discipline, namely Western Dressage. Two organizations have submitted applications to serve as the Recognized National Affiliate Association to represent Western Dressage. 

The respective applications can be viewed by clicking on the association name below: 
Western Dressage Association of
North American Western Dressage 


French overcome determined Dutch to make it a Furusiyya double at Drammen
L to R - Nicolas Delmotte, Mathieu Billot, chef d´equipe Philippe Guerdat, Francois Xavier Boudant and Timothée Anciaume. 
(FEI/Roland Thunholm)
Just seven days after coming out on top in Lummen, Belgium, French riders recorded their second win of the inaugural Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping series at Drammen, Norway today.  However this time they were pushed just about as close as it could get, with the runners-up from The Netherlands keeping them under immense pressure right to the very end of a gripping competition.


It was a last-to-go, foot-perfect run from French anchorman, Timothee Anciaume, that clinched it.  "I had a lot of pressure on my shoulders coming into the second round, but the objective had been clearly set by our Chef d'Equipe, Philippe Guerdat.  This is a new team, but we came here to win!" the 34-year-old Frenchman pointed out.


Sweden finished third ahead of the host nation of Norway in fourth, while Italy slotted into fifth ahead of more>

Western Dressage: Meeting the Classical Ideal
By Michelle Binder-Zolezzi of
Note to Self: 1. Prepare classical instructor that you will be appearing before him in western tack and riding an Appaloosa stallion, NOT your third level Westfalen import and 2. Don't ride in a clinic without a photographer

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.... I got a book from the library called The Schooling of the Western Horse by John Richard Young. It was published in 1945 (practically the dark ages) and outlined progressive training for western horses. Critically important to my young mind, he included two things: 1) a picture of Podhajsky in piaffe on a Lipizzan stallion which he described as the height of collection and 2) a picture of Chief Malheur, an Appaloosa stallion in his chapter on choosing a breed for riding. I put two and two together and determined that I COULD INDEED do dressage on my Appaloosa. So I did. Errrr, I tried. I was 17. Fast forward to the late 80's (you know the song...). I saw two more things that made western dressage a reality in my mind. The first was Lynn Palm and Rugged Lark. The horse had a reining spin AND a canter pirouette, half passes at trot and canter, went bridleless, wore a stock saddle and had AQHA papers. How cool was that? The second was a bridleless dressage demonstration ride Andzrej Salacki of Poland performed before the Queen of England and which was televised on national TV. Even more cool. Still cool when I finally went to Poland to study dressage with him in more>



Over 20 Horses Ready for Adoption at Saddlebred Rescue
from ASHA
Saddlebred Rescue announces it has over 20 horses ready to go. Need a lesson horse, a pleasure horse for home, or maybe a trail horse? Please give Saddlebred Rescue a call at (908) 605-6032 on the Saddlebred Rescue Hotline or calls us in the barn at (908) 362-7858. On either line, please leave a message if there is not an immediate answer.  

The easiest way to start the process is to fill out the application form, send it in even if it is not fully completed. Please scan and email the application to, fax it to (908) 362-6054, or send it to our address at 6 Meadow Cliff Lane, Hardwick, NJ 07825.


You can also email Erin McCracken at to make an appointment to visit. 

USEF Cup Incentive Program Points Leaders
from AMHA
The USEF is offering exhibitors in the Morgan and American Saddlebred divisions the opportunity to take part in the USEF Cup Incentive Program. This program provides an incentive award of $1,000 to the owner of the top horse competing at USEF Cup competitions in their respective division. Additionally, the trainer of each horse will be awarded $500 for their efforts.

With results in for the first USEF Cup Competitions of the year, here are the leading Morgans:

1. Three Fates Adonis, Lori Sargeant-OH, 320 points
2. PTR Wish In Time, Kathryn Clarke-GA, 290 points
3. Phil's Ridge Harry Potter, Kathryn Clarke-GA, 275 points
3. MLB The Ingenue, Cara Felder-FL, 275 points
5. By My Hunk O'Spunk, Barbara Nesse-CO, 240 points
6. Be My Rocky Mount, Kayla Hodges-GA, 205 points
7. UDM Gold Mine, Elizabeth Abernathy-VA, 200 points
8. UDM High Waters, Karen Burridge-FL, 195 points
9. Graywood's Lennox, Mary Daughtry-NC, 185 points
9. Festival Atomic Energy, Terri Sturm-NV, 185 points

For more information on how to participate in the program, designated competitions, and current point leaders please visit 




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