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June 6, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world

Hunter/Jumper 

Fellers and Flexible Withstand the Rain to Claim Second in the St. Gallen Grand Prix
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Rich Fellers and Flexible.

Photo by Beatrice Scudo.

St. Gallen, Switzerland - Switzerland's CSIO St. Gallen ended successfully for the show jumping riders who have been representing the United States at the first three shows of the 2011 FEI Nations Cup series. In Sunday's Longines Grand Prix of Switzerland, Rich Fellers and Flexible defied both the tiny chestnut stallion's size and the weather, jumping impressively to second place behind Great Britain's Nick Skelton in a deluge of rain. Christine McCrea rounded out a successful U.S. effort with a fantastic third-place effort on Romantovich Take One.

 


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Driving 

Chester Weber Wins in Vecsés
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Chester Weber claimed the first CAIO victory of his career.

Photo by Marie de Ronde-Oudemans/FEI.

Vecsés, Hungary - Chester Weber, the USA's top four-in-hand driver, has won the international combined driving competition in Vecsés, Hungary, this weekend. Weber took the lead in the dressage and held onto the top spot throughout the weekend. Dutch driver Koos de Ronde was runner-up, ahead of Vecsés-organizer József Dobrovitz, but it was the home side Hungary that won the nations competition, ahead of The Netherlands and Germany.  

 


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Industry News

The Fire at True Prospect Farm
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Photo courtesy of Boyd Martin.

West Grove, PA - At 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, a fire destroyed the barn Boyd Martin was renting from Phillip Dutton Eventing at True Prospect Farm. Lillian Heard, Caitlin Silliman and Ryan Wood - the first on the scene as they were sleeping in the apartment above the barn - began evacuating the 11 horses who were in the barn at the time of the fire. Six horses were lost in the fire and five horses were rescued and received or are receiving treatment at The University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center. USEF extends thoughts and sympathies to Martin and his team during these tragic events. If you would like to make a donation to help Martin and his team, please click the donate button below.
 

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Optimism: Video of the Recovering Horses>
Carolina Horse Park Donates Portion of Upcoming Horse Trial Proceeds to Fire Recovery Funds>

 

Dressage

California's Young Horse Talent on Display During Dressage at Flintridge CDI*/Y/J
Dressage Sanceo 6-6-11 WIR

John and Lisa Seger present the Markel/USEF 5-Year-Old Western Selection Trial championship ribbon to Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo.

Genia Ply Photography.

Burbank, CA - Young dressage horses were the stars of the weekend in the historic and pastoral setting of the Flintridge Riding Club for Dressage at Flintridge CDI*/Y/J, May 26-29, 2011, in La Cańada-Flintridge, CA. As host of the Markel/USEF Young Horse Western Selection Trial for the FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Championships in Verden, Germany, and the final Pan American Games qualifying competition for Southern California, competitors made the most of the opportunity to try to earn scores worthy of securing an invitation to represent their country on an international stage.

 


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USEF News

USEF's High School Equestrian Athlete Program Kicks Off Third Year

HS jacket WIR 6-611Lexington, KY - The USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program is officially underway for the 2011-2012 school year! Students are encouraged to sign up now to count their summer practice and competition hours toward their goal of lettering as a USEF High School Equestrian Athlete.

 

The USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program is open to equestrian athletes involved in all ...

 


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America's Favorite Equestrian

Round 2 Results Are In!

12-17 WIR Fav EquestrianWestport, CT - The results of Round 2 of America's Favorite Equestrian are in. Five equestrians in each of the eight disciplines that participated in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have moved onto Round 3. Voting for Round 3 will continue through July 31, 2011.

 

 

 

Find out which athletes remain! 

NEW Top jobs WIR 4-4-11
Writer, Director of Communications/Multi-Media

Lexington, KYDirector of Communications/Multi-Media. Responsible for developing and supporting strategic marketing plans wherever use of visual media is appropriate. This includes the communication and implementation of visual, graphic, video, messaging and appropriate functionality on USEF websites (USEF.org, USEFNetwork.com, ShopUSEF.com, YoungRiders.org, ClubEquestrian.com) as well as the USEF's social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube). This position will also assist in managing still photography and video archives. For more information, click here.

 

Fort Worth, TX - Writer. Morris Magazines, LLC, a division of Morris Communications Company LLC. Experienced, full-time writer for Quarter Horse NewsGeneral duties: Travel to events and write coverage for events.  Ensure that complete, accurate results and photos for these events are received. Propose and write feature stories, training articles and other articles that relate directly to the cutting, reining and reined cow horse disciplines. Write copy for the special sections as scheduled in the publication. Work with editor on the page counts, copy requirements and photo requests. Take photographs, such as head shots and candid pictures for Web and print use. Familiarity with the Internet and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Preference given to candidates with working knowledge of the horse industry and Western disciplines. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resumé and samples to:
Patty Tiberg, Publisher
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Saddlebreds 

Saddlebred World Loses Longtime Saddlebred Owner and ASHA Member, James Kennedy "Jimmy" Skipton, Jr.

WIR 12-23 ASHA logoHouston, TX - James Kennedy "Jimmy" Skipton, Jr., age 76, Saddlebred owner, ASHA member and father of longtime exhibitor and American Saddlebred Museum curator Kim Skipton, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Houston, TX. 

 


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Reining

NRHA Welcomes the Interscholastic Championship to the NRHA Derby Show

NRAH derby showOklahoma City, OK - The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) welcomes Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) competitors with an opportunity to participate in a competition similar to the long-standing NRHA Collegiate Championship. The NRHA Interscholastic Championship brings together the top four riders from the Individual Open Reining at the IEA National Western Championship and the top four riders from the 2010 NRHA Youth 14-18 division in an exciting competition where ...

 

 

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This Week in International Disciplines 

Dressage

Dressage preparations for the Pan American Games continued as Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I competition took place at CDIs across the country. Jan Ebeling swept the small tour at CDI Flintridge with Rosenzauber 8, scoring 70.263% in the Prix St. Georges, 70.702% in the Intermediaire I and 70.292% in the freestyle.
 

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Horse World Gives Back is bringing the horse world together in a fundraising drive to benefit the people and horses affected by the recent flooding and tornadoes throughout the country.
 

Radiothon
 
Monday, June 6, 2011

6-9 p.m. EST
 

 Guests will include horse people affected by the devastation, Red Cross representatives, prominent riders and members of the horse community. 
 

Horse World Gives Back Retail Day

Tuesday, June 7
Participating retailers will give back 5% of the day's sales to the American Red Cross and the U.S. Disaster Equine Relief Fund. 

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Information Regarding Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) and Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM)

Please use the state veterinarian in your state as a resource for information and guidance regarding Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM). Please see the USDA situation report for updated information. For affected states' veterinarian contact information, please visit the USEF website.

 

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The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF), as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, para-equestrian, reining, show jumping and vaulting, as well as 20 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.

 

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The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation® is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its human and equine athletes.

 

2011, United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.

 

 

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