May 28, 2012

Steffen Peters Granted Request to Not Attend Dressage USEF Selection Trials for the 2012 Olympic Games with Ravel


Steffen Peters and Ravel at the 2011 Festival of Champions (Susan J. Stickle)
Lexington, KY - 
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced today that Steffen Peters (San Diego, CA) has submitted a request to not attend the USEF Selection Trials for the 2012 U.S. Dressage Team for the 2012 Olympic Games with Four Winds Farm's Ravel. These Trials will be held as part of the USEF Festival of Champions in Gladstone, NJ. The USEF Dressage Selectors met on May 24, 2012 and approved his request to be considered for the Short List/FEI Nominated Entry on the team without attending the USEF Selection Trials in accordance with USEF Olympic Games Selection Procedure.

The USEF Selection Procedure for Dressage for the 2012 Olympic Games states:

The Selectors may name an athlete/horse combination to the third position that has not participated in or completed the entire Selection Trial in accordance with the criteria below if the combination has contributed to a team medal or has finished in one of the top six positions as an individual at a World Championship or Olympic Games within the past four years, excluding athlete/horse combinations which were drop scores or alternates at a team more>        

Thursday May 31st - 8pm ET - The Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon (a 2012 U.S. Show Jumping Team Observation Event)
Saturday June 2nd - 4pm ETOpen Jumper Stake - Art. 238.2.2 (a 2012 U.S. Show Jumping Team Observation Event)

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Margie Engle and Royce Win the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson
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Thieriot and Flettner Victors In Woodside Preliminary Challenge

Woodside, CA - May 28, 2012 -Frankie Thieriot and Julie Flettner each rode faultless show jumping rounds to win the two divisions of the $15,000 Woodside Preliminary Challenge at the Woodside Horse Trials on May 25-27.
Riding Uphoria, owned by Tory Smith, Thieriot, of Occidental, Calif., won the Horse Division with a score of 27.1 penalties. Riding her own Ping Pong, Flettner, of Petaluma, Calif., won the Rider Division with a score of 27.9... read more> 
Sanceo Scores Big at Flintridge 
Burbank, CA -The final rounds of the Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Western Selection Trial held at Dressage at Flintridge CDI*/Y/J in La Cañada-Flintridge, CA treated spectators and officials alike to beautiful tests showcasing spectacular talent.

In the six-year-old division, defending Selection Trial champion "Sanceo" trotted to yet another title, earning a score of 8.62 and high praise from judges Lilo Fore (4* USA), Lois Yukins (4* USA), and Jane Weatherwax (4* USA).  "We love this horse.  We want to see this horse go places, and we think he would be quite competitive in the international world,"...

Mette Rosencrantz (USA) collected another blue ribbon for her ride with Anne Solbraekke's Danish Warmblood gelding "Mosegaards Rico"...  

Young Rider Brandi Roenick (USA) rode Jen Hlavacek's "Weltino's Magic" to a convincing win in the Individual Test with a score of 72.325%.


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Lillie Keenan Takes the Honey Craven at Devon
Lillie Keenan on Monterray (Parker/Russell - The Book LLC)
Devon, PA
 - The Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search began relatively on time, right on the heels of the WIHS Jumper Phase. Though the introduction of the open water for the USEF Talent Search found a few unprepared, the course rode well. Towards the end of Section A, during Geoffrey Hesslink's round it began to rain. He entered the ring dry and left it drenched. Following the deluge, the last few rounds led into the flat phase, with 11 riders called back to be tested on the flat. Charlotte Jacobs (first) and Michael Murphy (second) topped Section A. Lauren Tyree took third place. Ms. Jacobs accepted her awards with smiles and gratitude. The afternoon warmed as the sun came out and Section B progressed. Lillie Keenan topped Section B, stood out in her green coat and gave her mount praise as she exited with her more>

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Phelps Media Group, Inc., International and Support Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North
Lexington, KY - Phelps Media Group, Inc., International and will sponsor the Media Hospitality at the 2012 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC). This is the second consecutive year that Phelps Media Group, Inc. has stepped up to support the NAJYRC, which will take place July 17-22, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, more>
Convincing Win For Germany in Rome 
By Louise Parkes for FEI

A powerful German team breezed to victory in the second leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ 2012 series at the Piazza di Siena in Rome (ITA) this afternoon.  On a day when FEI President, Princess Haya, visited the venue where she competed herself during her jumping career, and where all the talk was about the forthcoming Olympic Games in London and the proposed changes to the FEI Nations Cup™ format, the competition provided the excitement that has ensured its survival for over a century.


Switzerland finished a close second today, just four faults behind the winning side, while the first-leg winners from Belgium slotted into third.  The host nation of Italy, making a guest appearance since they no longer compete in the Top League, did themselves proud when galloping into fourth spot ahead of France, while The Netherlands and Great Britain shared sixth.  For Sweden and Ireland however it was a difficult day when both were left vulnerable due to rider eliminations and had to settle for eighth and ninth places more>

American Hackney Horse Society Foundation Will Award 4 College Scholarships This Summer
Lexington, KY - The American Hackney Horse Society Foundation, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky announces that it will award four college scholarships in the summer of 2012.

The AHHSF has annually supported a scholarship program for college students who have shown an interest in the Hackney breed; this organization is proud of the number of students who have applied for and received these funded scholarships and continued an involvement with the Hackney horse and more> 
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In 2011 the Western New York Morgan Horse Show, an event sponsored by the New York State Morgan Horse Society, was honored with the Favorite United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Competition award. This prestigious award is voted on by USEF members from across the country who participate in eligible events as owners, trainers, and more>




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Pollard Team Horse Trailer Accident Leaves Horses Dead, Injured


 Michael Pollard's team of international event horses was involved in a road traffic accident just five miles from his training center in Dalton, Georgia when their trailer turned over trapping all six horses on board.

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Dr. Craig Ferrell, US Equestrian Team Doctor Passes Away


The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) reports with great sadness that Dr. Craig Ferrell died as a result of injuries sustained in a polo match. Dr. Ferrell served as the U.S. Team Doctor and was a steadfast friend to so many in the equestrian more>     


Small Equine World Mourns Loss of Noted Show Announcer  


Renowned horse show announcer Mark Bullington of Salem, OR, passed away May 14, 2012, following an ongoing illness. more> 







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