USEF Names Squad for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
Lexington, Ky. - On Thursday, the following six athlete-and-horse combinations were named to the Squad for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (in alphabetical order).
Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Carl and Cassandra Segal's Ballynoe Castle RM
Ballynoe Castle RM is a 2000 Irish Thoroughbred gelding.
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and the Trading Aces LLC's Trading Aces
Trading Aces is a 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Sinead Halpin (Oldwick, NJ) and Manoir De Carneville Syndicate's Manoir de Carneville
Manoir de Carneville is a 2000 Selle Francais gelding.
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and the Shamwari 4 Syndicate LLC's Shamwari 4
Shamwari 4 is a 2002 Hanoverian gelding.
Kim Severson (Charlottesville, Va.) and her own Fernhill Fearless
Fernhill Fearless is a 2000 Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and her own Donner
Donner is a 2003 Thoroughbred gelding.
Read more and see the alternates at www.USEFNetwork.com.
USEF Names Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Endurance Team
|Lexington, Ky.- Ten horse-and-athlete combinations were named to the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Endurance Team on Friday. Additionally, three combinations were named as alternates.|
To see the Short List (in ranked order) and the alternates go to www.USEFNetwork.com.
Hermès U.S. Jumping Team Finishes Eighth at CSIO5* Rotterdam's Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup
Rotterdam, The Netherlands - The Hermès U.S. Jumping Team produced a two-round total of 27 in Friday's Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by Longines at CSIO5* Rotterdam to finish in eighth place. Led by Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland, members of the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Lucy Davis, Jessica Springsteen, Katie Dinan, and Lauren Hough composed the American effort that went head-to-head with many of the world's best over Santiago Varela's 12-obstacle course.
Katie Dinan and Nougat du Vallet (Shannon Brinkman)
"Obviously today was not the result we wanted; however, we need to keep days like today in perspective. Rotterdam is our first stop in Europe, and our objective for this summer is to prepare for the World Equestrian Games," said Ridland. "The goal is to produce clear rounds and we have several combinations that were very close to producing those clears."
Jumping in the lead-off spot for the U.S. were Davis (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Old Oak Farm's 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding Barron. The Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final veterans collected four faults in both rounds after lowering the oxer at fence three in the first round and fence 11 in round two...read more>
U.S. Finishes Seventh in FEI Nations Cup at CDIO5* Rotterdam
Rotterdam, The Netherlands - The United States produced a seventh-place finish in FEI Nations Cup competition on Thursday among a top-class field at the CDIO5* Rotterdam. The team of Susie Dutta, Catherina Haddad-Staller, and Brian Hafner performed the FEI Grand Prix Test to finish on an overall total of 203.420.
Brian Hafner and Lombardo LHF (Shannon Brinkman Photo)
Leading off for the U.S. was Dutta (Wellington, Fla.), with Tim Dutta Inc.'s 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding Currency DC, posting a score of 66.400%. Haddad-Staller (Wellington, Fla.) rode in the second spot for the Americans, scoring a 67.960% with her own 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding Mane Stream Hotmail. Riding in the anchor position for the United States was Hafner (Penngrove, Calif.), who produced the team's highest score, a 69.020%, with his and Rebecca Hafner's 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding Lombardo LHF...read more>
|USEA Appoints Cross-Country Safety Task Force to Explore Course and Obstacle Design|
Leesburg, Va. - In her announcement of the appointments to the task force, Ms. Pitts stated, "I believe all of us share in the belief that one of the USEA's primary concerns should always be the improvement of safety in our sport." The USEA, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and the sport as a whole have made tremendous strides in the past two decades to address the safety of both horses and riders. Some of those advancements include..read more>
U.S. Reining Team to Wear Adequan® Brand at 2014 World Equestrian Games
| Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced today that Luitpold Animal Health, the manufacturers of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), will be the title sponsor of the 2014 U.S. Reining Team, set to compete at this year's Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, August 23 through September 7, in Normandy, France. Luitpold Animal Health will also provide Adequan® i.m. for all eight disciplines and the horses competing for Team USA in the 2014 WEG.|
"The United States Equestrian Federation is honored that Luitpold Animal Health has chosen to sponsor the 2014 Adequan® U.S. Reining Team and supply product for the entire U.S. Team," said USEF CEO Chris Welton. "Adequan® i.m. has a long track record of safety and strong efficacy in the treatment of equine joints. We could not think of a better partner than Luitpold Animal Health and look forward to and appreciate their continued support of the USEF."..read more>
What's On Your Horse Feed Bag and Tag?
|Text and tags on horse feed bags are designed to give potential purchasers information that will help them select the best products for the horses in their care. Each state has its own requirements for the amount and type of information that must be on the tag, and various manufacturers have created bag designs that may include photographs and celebrity endorsements in addition to feeding directions...read more>|
|Double H Farm: Florida's Paradise|
|The horses and riders of Double H Farm spend their days in an equestrian paradise while competing at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) in Wellington, Fla. With locations in Florida and Connecticut, Double H Farm was first started in 2002 with its home base in Wellington. The farm is a stunning, spacious horse-lover's dream, just minutes from the world-renowned Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC)...read more>|
Normandy Opens d'Ornano Stadium Doors to Equestrian Stars for Test Events
Dressage and Jumping stars from 29 nations will be competing in d'Ornano Stadium in Caen (FRA) over the next four days (23-26 June) in the final test events before the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 get underway in Normandy on 23 August.
The 18-strong line-up of Dressage athletes from 12 nations includes Great Britain's Carl Hester, Team Gold medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Danish team bronze medallist at Beijing 2008 Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, and Christian Brühe, the Dressage trailblazer for Palestine, which will be one of 14 countries in Normandy competing for the first time at the FEI World Equestrian Games™.
A total of 50 Jumping athletes from 24 nations will also compete in the d'Ornano Stadium next week. They include France's Patrice Delaveau, currently sixth in the Longines Rankings, and Raena Leung, winner of last year's FEI World Cup™ Jumping China league and Hong Kong's first rider to qualify for the prestigious series Final...read more>
Courtney Ball Wins Saddle Seat World Cup Video Contest Grand Prize
Lexington, Ky. - For the past few weeks votes have been cast at www.USEFNetwork.com for ten Saddle Seat World Cup Video Contest finalists. The votes, cast by the general public, have now been tallied and Courtney Ball of Scottsdale, Ariz., has won the Grand Prize.
The contest began with more than 40 videos submitted by saddle seat equitation riders from all across the United States. The videos had to be less than one minute long and answer the question "What would it mean to you to be on a Saddle Seat World Cup team?" From those first submissions a panel of judges selected ten of the videos as finalists and let the public determine the winner...read more>
|ASHA Names Lisa Duncan as Interim Executive Director|
Effective June 23, 2014, Lisa Duncan, the Registrar of the American Saddlebred Registry, will also assume the duties of Interim Executive Director for the ASHA on a temporary basis. She replaces Karen Winn, who has resigned as the Executive Director effective June 20, 2014.
"The ASHA Board appreciates Karen Winn's services as our organization's Executive Director over the past couple of years, and we wish Karen all the best in her future endeavors", said Tandy Patrick, ASHA President. Tandy also commented, "The ASHA Board is very appreciative that Lisa Duncan has agreed to assume the additional responsibilities as our Interim Executive Director on a temporary basis. We are working together with leadership of the Registry Board to ensure that the operations of both the Registry and the ASHA will continue to run smoothly throughout this period"...read more>
AHA's Sport Horse Nationals is Raleigh Bound in 2015
Aurora, Colo. - The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) is excited to announce the relocation of Sport Horse Nationals to the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex in Raleigh, N.C. for the 2015 national show.
Lorraine Prowse at the 2012 AHA Sport Horse Nationals (Don Stine)
In keeping with the policy of AHA, an on-site visit made by AHA's Sport Horse Commission Chair, William Pennington, Sport Horse Commissioner, Gary Hooghkirk, National Event Coordinator, Susan Laessig, and AHA's Executive Vice President (EVP), Glenn T. Petty was completed in May. It was then determined that this complex would greatly enable the growth and expansion of this national show.
With the addition of an In-Hand split in the Sport horse In-Hand ring, the need for at least a one-day extension of the show was determined. Adding a day to the show made it necessary for AHA to consider new options and facilities to accommodate Sport Horse Nationals. Additionally, a facility that would agree to an every other year contract was also desired, in order to allow for an east/west coast rotation. Raleigh provided a great venue for these options...read more>
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