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June 13, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world


U.S Young Riders Win Big in Austria
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Ricky Neal, Catherine Pasmore, Reed Kessler, Michele Grubb, and Jessica Springsteen.

Photo by Murray Kessler.

Lamprechtshausen, Austria - In an incredible finish, the U.S. Young Rider Show Jumping Team scored their first Nations Cup victory of their summer tour, triumphing over the Swiss with a total of five faults.

The U.S. and Switzerland were tied after the first round, each country carrying only one time fault forward to the second round. Catherine Pasmore led things off for the U.S. She had one rail in the first round on My Boy, but bounced back to ...


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USEF Names Eventing Riders for CIC2* Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational (London Test Event)
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The Greenwich Park venue.

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will be represented at the CIC2*

Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational

(London Test Event) from July 4-6, 2011, by three American eventing riders. This competition will serve as a test event for the 2012 London Olympic Games and is an important part of the preparation for this competition.


Read About the Three Riders Here> 



Susan Dutta and Currency DC Show Off Winning Skills at Capital Dressage Classic CDI in Raleigh
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Susan Dutta and Currency DC.

Photo courtesy of SueJStickle.com.

Raleigh, NC - International dressage rider Susan Dutta, a member of the Gold-medal 2007 Pan American Games Team, rode into the winner's circle at the 2011 CDI3*Y/J Capital Dressage Classic in Raleigh. Dutta and her longtime equine partner, Currency DC, competed in the grand prix ring, winning the grand prix with a score of 66.319% and the grand prix freestyle with a 71.025%


"I was excited to win at Raleigh," Dutta said. "It is a show I have gone to for years, and I have always enjoyed it. This was the third show back for Currency DC, and he is feeling fitter and more expressive than ever."  


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Four Candidates Named to the Endurance Chef D' Equipe Short List

Lexington, KY - The USEF High Performance Endurance Committee has named four candidates to the Endurance Chef d'Equipe Short List. During this extensive process, the USEF received 14 applications from three different nations. The Chef d' Equipe Search Committee interviewed six applicants in April. Prior to these interviews, athletes were given the opportunity to provide questions to the Search Committee to be included. Following the interviews, Joe Mattingley presented the Search Committee's rating of all 14 candidates to the USEF Eligible Athlete Committee, who then made their recommendations to the Endurance High Performance Committee.Taking into account the ratings of the candidates and the recommendations of the Athlete Committee, the Endurance ...



Find Out Who's On the Short List Here> 

This Week in International Disciplines 

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Guenter Seidel at 2006 Dressage Festival.

Photo by Mary Phelps.

Hamburg, Germany
- American dressage star Guenter Seidel returned to top form at CDI Hamburg, winning the grand prix freestyle on UII. Seidel, who has represented the United States on numerous occasions, broke his pelvis a year ago and has made an amazing recovery to the top of the sport. After a third-place finish in the grand prix in Hamburg, Seidel topped the field in the freestyle with a score of 73.400%. Lillann Jebsen of Norway was second on Pro-Set, and Alexandra Bimschas was third for Germany on Dick Tracy. 



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Egyptian Event on USEF Network.com
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Michael Byatt and Reserve Junior Champion Colt Ghasham Al Shaqab.


Lexington, KY - 

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for the latest photographs and videos from the 31st Annual Egyptian Event. This year the show horse line-up was as impressive as ever!  



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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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