July 2, 2012

USEF Names 2012 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team

Lexington, KY - Pending the approval of the USEF Executive Committee and the United States Olympic Committee's Board of Directors, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) named the 2012 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team.

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team in Alphabetical Order:

Will Coleman (Gordonsville, VA) and Jim Wildasin's Twizzel
Tiana Coudray (Ojai, CA) and the Jatial, Inc.'s Ringwood Magister
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) and Jim and Arden Wildasin's Mystery Whisper
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, PA) and the Otis Barbotiere Syndicate's Otis Barbotiere
Karen O'Connor (Ocala, FL) and the Mr. Medicott Syndicate's Mr. Medicott 


Read more at www.usefnetwork.com.

check www.usefnetwork.com during the week for further information and for broadcast times. 

Ashlee Bond Wins at Spruce Meadows During Canada Day Celebrations
Ashlee Bond & Cadett 7, winners of the Esso Challenge. (Spruce Meadows Media Services)
Calgary, AB - A record crowd of over 13,000 fans came out to celebrate Canada Day at Spruce Meadows, while cheering on their favourite athletes during the 2012 Spruce Meadows 'Canada One' Tournament.  

Although it was Canada Day, the American national anthem sounded in the Meadows on the Green after Ashlee Bond (USA) won the $100,000 ESSO Challenge World Cup Grand Prix. Thirty four horse/rider combinations saddled up to tackle the difficult course designed by Anthony D'Ambrosio (USA). Only four combinations manoeuvred through the 510 meter long track over 16 obstacles to move into the jump off...read more>  

More from Spruce Meadows "Canada One" Tournament 
Ann Romney Awards Rebecca Hart and Lord Ludger 2012 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship Trophy at USEF Dressage Festival of Champions
Rebecca Hart receiving 2012 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship award from Ann Romney. (Susan J. Stickle)
Gladstone, NJ - After earning the 2012 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship title on June 13, 2012, Rebecca Hart, 26, of Unionville, PA, and Lord Ludger, owned by Jessica Ransehousen, were invited back to the United States Equestrian Team Foundation's headquarters at Hamilton Farm. In front of a congregation of press, spectators, and top Olympic Dressage athletes, Hart was awarded the perpetual Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship trophy from presenter Ann Romney. Romney has been a long supporter of Dressage, as an owner and athlete and she is a spokesperson for Multiple Sclerosis, which is one of the many diagnoses that specific Para-Equestrian athletes face...read more>



American Vaulters Make a Strong Showing in Aachen
Pas de Deux pair Rosalind Ross and Devon Maitozo competing earlier this year at CVI Woodside(Lynne Owen/VaultingPhotos.com)
Lexington, KY - Vaulting competition at CHIO Aachen in Germany concluded Sunday afternoon with the American contingent proving itself to be near the top of the world game.

U.S. Paux de Deux vaulters made an especially strong showing. Devon Maitozo and Rosalind Ross finished in 2nd place with an overall score of 8.372 and had by far the best score (9.100) for their artistic execution. Devon and Rosalind were both members of the Gold Medal winning team at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Kentucky in 2010. Devon was also the coach of that team and Individual Gold Medalist at WEG in Rome in 1998. Finishing 3rd with an overall score of 8.300 was another member of that WEG 2012 Gold Medal winning team, Blake Dahlgren, and his partner Megan Benjamin... 

...The U.S. sent a full contingent to CHIO Aachen: two squads (Mt. Eden and Woodside), two pas de deux partnerships (Devon Maitozo and Rosalind Ross; Blake Dahlgren and Megan Benjamin), three individual female vaulters (Alicen Divita, Mary McCormick, and Katharine Wick), and two individual male vaulters (Gabe Aniello and Kristian Roberts). In total 21 vaulters represented the U.S. at CHIO Aachen. 

Read more at www.usefnetwork.com.
Kathleen Fisher and North Shore Score Junior Hunter Grand Championship at Brandywine Valley Summer Series
Kathleen Fisher and North Shore won the Junior Hunter Grand Championship at the Brandywine Valley Summer Series. (Rebecca Walton/PMG)
Devon, PA - It was all about the juniors during the fourth day of the Brandywine Valley Summer Series presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS). The riders were thrilled to showcase their mounts in the Dixon Oval at the prestigious Devon Show Grounds. After laying down beautiful trips with her talented mount North Shore in the Junior 16-17 Hunters, Kathleen Fisher returned to center ring to be presented with the Junior Hunter Grand Championship. Today's other championship riders included Victoria Press and Maya Nayyar from Heritage Farm, while Allison Toffolon earned the Best Child Rider Award.


The Junior 16-17 Hunters were the first to compete in the Dixon Oval today. After placing second in both of yesterday's over fences classes as well as the under saddle, Kathleen Fisher of West Chester, PA, and North Shore stepped it up in today's first over fences classes. They earned the top call with a score 83, which was good enough to also net them the championship honors. Following with the reserve championship was today's handy winners, Taylor Willever of Pen Argyl, PA and Eloquence. At the conclusion of the Junior Hunter divisions, Fisher and North Shore were also presented with the Junior Hunter Grand Championship for their efforts this week...read more> 

Choate, Cosper, and Johnson Win USEF National Youth Reining Championships
Elizabeth Cosper and Magnums Pretty Patty (Waltenberry Photography)
Oklahoma City, OK - Youth reiners in three age groups competed in the USEF National Youth Reining Championships at the NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City Saturday evening. Layla Choate, Elizabeth Cosper, and Karl Johnson left the Adequan Arena with titles.


In the 19-21 age division there was no lack of drama. When competition ended with Layla Choate (Hazel, KY) and Plus One Chex and Michael Pope (Theodore, AL) and Whizota locked in a tie at the top with scores of 146, the two decided to run off for the National Championship...


...Elizabeth Cosper (Wilmington, NC) and Magnums Pretty Patty bested a field of ten to take the 14-18 age division National Championship. It was a close competition in which the top three riders were separated by only half a point...


...In the 13 & Under age division Karl Johnson (Northborough, MA) and Roses for Wrangler were impressive scoring a 142 on their way to the National Championship...read more>

Weber Tops the Field in Cones and Dressage at Altenfelden
Weber's dressage score was a 36.86, a huge lead over the second place of 50.82 and the third place score of 53.25. (www.hippoevent.at)
Altenfelden, Germany- Combined Driver Chester Weber, the nine-time USEF National Four-In-Hand Champion, showed off his outstanding dressage abilities during the 2012 Altenfelden International Driving Event, handily driving away with the top four-in-hand dressage score. Weber's dressage score was a 36.86, a huge lead over the second place of 50.82 and the third place score of 53.25.

"My team has really shown a remarkable improvement in dressage and it is thrilling that we continue to drive away with the best scores," Weber said, adding that Europe is highly competitive...read more>


A Call to Action: Colorado Wildfires - Donate Now to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund

Lexington, KY - Fires blazing across the Colorado landscape have together burned more than 100,000 acres in the past few weeks. The Waldo Canyon and High Park fires near Colorado Springs and Fort Collins respectively have ravaged the natural beauty of the area, destroyed nearby homes, and left many displaced people wondering what to do next. For horse owners that uncertainty is even greater. Hundreds of horses have already been displaced and, while local Horse Parks, Fairgrounds, and Equestrian Centers have graciously opened up to evacuated horses, the cost of caring for those horses magnifies the stresses of an already trying time. Efforts to help are already underway but outside assistance is badly needed.

With the support of CEO John Long, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) asks that equestrians, equestrian fans, and all people who share a love for horses make a donation to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund.  

Read more at www.usefnetwork.com.
FEI Launches Olympic Website

In the final countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the FEI has launched a new online hubfei.org/olympic dedicated to all things Olympic and Paralympic, both old and new.

In celebration of the centenary of equestrian sport in the Olympic Movement and all the equine and human athletes that have made Olympic equestrian history since 1912, a new section history.fei.orgexplores in detail each edition of the Games, with summaries on the sport, complete results, statistics and iconic photos of Olympic venues and the equestrian world's most celebrated riders and horses...read more>  

2012: A great year to be an equestrian!   

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2012 National Championship and Foundation Celebration Prize List
Download the prize list here.
Mares Designated for 2012 Limited Breeders' Weanling Stakes
from AHHS

See the 2012 Limited Breeders' Weanling Stakes Mares Designated For Weanling Class of 2012 list here.
Syracuse International Results Online
from AMHA
The Morgan division results for the Syracuse International Horse Show are now available online and can be found here.
All American Cup Sport Horse Versatility Series
from ASHA
Lexington, KYThe Sport Horse Versatility Series will premier this year with two new classes at the All American Classic Horse Show, held Tuesday, September 4 through Saturday, September 8 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis..

The two new classes will be the Hunter Pleasure Prospect Class and the Western Pleasure Prospect class. These classes are open this year to any three or four-year-old American Saddlebred fillies or geldings who were bred through stallions services purchased through the All American Cup (AAC) Stallion Service Auction. Currently, Jim Aikman expects the purse for these classes, which is completely separate from the All American Cup Futurity funds, to reach $40,000.
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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.



2012, United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.


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Combined Driving

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Western Dressage: The Clothing Conundrum


  Every day I head out to the barn to work.  Like other trainers, I work outside in temperatures from 0 to 100 7 days a week, almost 365 days a year, from dawn till dark and sometimes longer.  As a professional trainer and riding instructor I am called on to muck stalls, fix fence, buck hay, dump grain, rake footing, fill water buckets, sweep the aisle, clean tack, change bandages, medicate, lead beginners, longe riders, heft children into saddles... oh!  And ride horses...read more>  



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