June 17, 2013

Stripes Team Finishes Second in $100,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows, Qualifies
 U.S. for Nations Cup Final

Christine McCrea and Zerly (StockImageServices.com)
Calgary, Alberta - The United States sent two teams into competition Thursday afternoon in the $100,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows 'Continental' Tournament. Not only was the U.S. eyeing top finishes but qualification for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Season Series Final as well as a chance to win the North American, Central America and Caribbean League of Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Series were all on the line.

In its inaugural season the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Series has been a major focus for the U.S. and Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland. Thursday's competition marked the second and final Nations Cup competition for the North America, Central America and Caribbean League and a strong finish by the designated "point team" the Stars Team was vital to winning the League and Final's qualification. Additionally, to demonstrate the strength and depth of the U.S. program the second American squad, the Stripes Team, was also looking for a podium finish...read more>


Other Headlines From This Issue
Gold Cup and Charity Fair Results Online

Kent Farrington and Uceko Repeat Winning Performance in $200,000 CN Performance Grand Prix CSI-W

Little Earns Seventh Place Finish at Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL PAKET

A 2013 International Helmet Awarness Day Story: Keely McIntosh

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Asheville Alive - Piedmont Classic Paso Fino Horse Show
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Susan Treabess and Kamiakin Top Golden State Dressage Classic CPEDI3*
Susan Treabess and Kamiakin (Lindsay McCall)
Rancho Murieta, CA - As the Pura Raza Espanol, Kamiakin, made its way down to X on the centerline, Susan Treabess (USA) cracked a smile. The Golden State Dressage Classic CPEDI3* crowd erupted in cheering for the stallion and his Grade IV rider who had just completed an outstanding freestyle. After three days of Para-Dressage competition in front of judges Alison King (HK) FEI 4*, David Schmutz (USA) FEI 4* and Lorraine Stubbs (CAN) FEI 4*, Susan knew she was ready and excited for the years to follow. In 2010, Treabess represented the USA at the World Equestrian Games (WEG). In 2014, she hopes to have this opportunity again. During the Golden State Dressage Classic CPEDI3* multiple riders both developing and veterans achieved their qualifying scores for WEG. Those riders include Angela Peavy and two-time Paralympian Barbara Grassmyer, both in Grade III. Grade II rider Ashleigh Flores-Simmons and Grade Ib Roxanne Trunnel. From Canada, Paralympian Jody Schloss of Grade Ia executed exceptional tests while Robyn Andrews followed with her outstanding test scores. After three days of international team, individual, and freestyle tests riders can now reflect and build upon this learning experience for the next major competition year in 2014...read more> 
KentKent Farrington and Uceko Repeat Winning Performance in $200,000 CN Performance Grand Prix CSI-W
Kent Farrington and Uceko (Spruce Meadows Media Services)
Calgary, Alberta - The 'Continental' Tournament at Spruce Meadows finished with a fantastic day of competition, including another big victory for Kent Farrington and Uceko in the $200,000 CN Performance Grand Prix CSI-W, the second week in a row that they have won the grand prix. Beezie Madden (USA) and Coral Reef Via Volo won the $60,000 Great-West Life Cup 1.50m. 

Course designer Leopoldo Palacios of Venezuela tested the riders with a technical track, but six were able to find the clear path to the jump-off. First in was McLain Ward (USA) on Rothchild, owned by Sagamore Farm. They were the fastest pair of the day in 44.327 seconds, but it came at the price of four faults at the second jump. They would finish in fifth place...read more>
USEF Names Nominated Entry for 2013 FEI World Endurance Championships for Juniors and Young Riders
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) approved the Endurance FEI Nominated Entries for the 2013 FEI World Endurance Championships for Juniors and Young Riders. From the Nominated Entries, the team of five athlete/horse combinations will be entered on the Definite Entry on July 15th.

The ranked order of the athlete/horse combinations for the FEI Nominated Entries is as follows:

1. Christina Kimery (Bixby, OK)and Amy Wallace-Whelan's Wallace Hill Shade
2. Sarah Jack (Nottingham, NH) and Nicki Meuten's FYF Dutch
3. Kelsey Russell (Williston, FL) and Valerie Kanavy's My Wild Irish Gold
4. Katherine Gardener (Coventry, RI) and Pamela Weidel's AF Big Bucks
5. Mary Kathryn Clark (Eatonton, GA) and Mustafa Tehrani's Chasing the Wind
6. McCamey Kimbler (Aberdeen, SD) and Melody Blittersdorf's Empiric
7. Kelsey Russell (Williston, FL) and Pamela Weidel's AF Big Bucks
8. Katherine Gardener (Coventry, RI) and Mustafa Tehrani's Chasing the Wind
9. Jessica DiCamillo (Las Cruces, NM) and Karen Binnis-Dicamillo's SHA Strike Two
10. Kelsey Kimbler (Aberdeen, SC) and Melody Blittersdorf's Empiric
11. Cassandra Roberts (Bronson, FL) and Roxi Welling's MD Maverick 


Read more at www.USEFNetwork.com.

LumhuelenLittle Earns Seventh Place Finish at Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL PAKET
Lexington, KY - Marilyn Little (Frederick, MD) earned a seventh place finish over the weekend at the Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL PAKET with Raylyn Farms and Team Demeter's RF Demeter. The pair began the weekend in 28th following the dressage, where they scored 53.5. A double clear effort on the cross country on Saturday moved them into 10th position. Little and RF Demeter completed the competition in 7th place after adding four faults for a rail in the triple combination in Sunday's show jumping phase.

Fellow U.S. competitors Jolie Wentworh (Crockett, CA) and Tracey Bowman's Good Knight also completed the Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL PAKET. The pair finished the weekend in 30th place on a score of 145.50.

New Zealand's Andrew Nicholson and Mr. Cruise Control took top honors finishing on their dressage score of 38.0...read more>

The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco Talks Horses in the New Issue
Equestrian Magazine

FEI Development Award Winners Continue to Make a Difference
from FEI
Just two weeks after launching the FEI Awards 2013, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body of equestrian sport, has already received dozens of nominations.


Many of these are for the Development category, which rewards an individual or organisation dedicated to making equestrian sport accessible to a wider public.


Past recipients of the FEI Development Award are still enhancing lives through their work with horses...read more>

BlogA 2013 International Helmet Awarness Day Story: Keely McIntosh
By Mary Jones fro the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show
Keely McIntosh and Eddy Money (Shawn McMillen)
Houston, TX - In the saddle is a natural place to be for Keely McIntosh, a vibrant young woman with a passion for horses, equestrian sports, and a full life ahead of her. Keely has ridden since before she could walk and competed in Pony Club before she could read. Older girls had to read her the written Pony Club ratings tests, and her family jokes that Keely learned her letters from the dressage arena. By age 6, Keely was showing in the Hunter ring in Welsh Pony classes. Her riding repertoire also includes Western, Eventing, and Charity Trail Riding to benefit SIRE programs. Today, Keely, 19 from Magnolia,Texas, is a show jumper competing in A and AA shows and, more times than not, lands in the top spot of the Amateur/Owner Show Jumping classes. However, all her years in the saddle never prepared her for an unexpected, life-changing moment with her horse in the ring...read more>



ASHA Faithful Friend of the Week: 
CHUnamimous Consent 
from ASHA
"My story is in honor of a wonderful horse and friend, CHUnanimous Consent. When I was introduced to "Ennis" in 2011, I had not ridden or shown for over 2 years. I had truly missed the American Saddlebred world, and most of all, the unique camaraderie between horse and rider. There was no doubt that CHUnanimous Consent was bold and handsome, often referred to as 'the big horse.' I remember sensing his intriguingly warm personality that matched his kind eyes. It was obvious to me that he liked people and people liked him."..read more>
Freres d Ames by Elise Genest Wins the IALHA Equine Art Contest
from IALHA
We (IAHLA) are pleased to announce the artwork selected to be displayed on the 2013 National Championship Show in October. The winning artist is Elise Genest a Canadian painter and photographer from the Quebec City area whose work is entirely devoted to horses. Her work "Frères d'Âmes" ("Soul Brothers") was selected to grace the 2013 IALHA National Championship Show program cover as well as apparel, posters and other merchandise.

Though she is only 29 years of age, she has many years of experience in the equine world and her passion for the horse provides a powerful stimulus for her to perfect her techniques as an artist. She grew up in a family of artists, became involved in raising horses at a very early age, and quickly learned some of their secrets. Her ability to share her enthusiasm with other horse lovers is evident in the beautiful calendars and prints for which she is known. Since 2005 she has exhibited her work at major equestrian events in Canada and the United States. Elise will win a free booth at the IALHA National Show and a print of "Frères d'Âmes"  will be displayed in the Silent Auction at the Nationals. The subjects for "Frères d'Âmes" are Cruzerio and Zairo, Lusitanos from Interago Lusitano, now at Treasure Coast Dressage, Florida, and is mixed media on canvas 36" x 48."..read more>
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MorganGold Cup and Charity Fair Results Online
from AMHA
Results from the 2013 Gold Cup Regional and Charity Fair Horse Shows are now online.   

Gold Cup Regional Results

Charity Fair Horse Show Results





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