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July 8, 2013

Reed Kessler and Cylana Are Double Clear for Victory in $200,000 ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup

Reed Kessler and Cylana (Spruce Meadows Media Services)
Calgary, Alberta - It was an exciting day of show jumping at the Spruce Meadows 'North American' Tournament with the $200,000 ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup. Reed Kessler (USA) bested a strong line-up and was the only one to jump clear in both rounds with Cylana for victory. Conor Swail (IRL) and Lansdowne finished second, while Beezie Madden (USA) and Simon were third.

Christine McCrea (USA) was able to ride to the win in the $82,000 TD Cup 1.50m with Zerly over Beezie Madden (USA) on Coral Reef Via Volo and Conor Swail (IRL) with Game Ready.

Watch highlights from Saturday at Spruce Meadows

The $200,000 ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup was a test of scope and stamina as horses contested one of the biggest tracks of the summer series and had to contend with jumping two rounds of competition. There were 35 entries in the first round, and the top 12 returned for the second round. With only one horse and rider double clean, the competition was decided without a jump-off...read more> 

Watch and interview with Reed Kessler

Watch an interview with Reed Kessler
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2013 American Shetland Pony Club Congress Starts Tomorrow

Watch on demand video from The Devon Horse Show, Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover, and a whole lot more.
check www.usefnetwork.com during the week for further information and for broadcast times. 
EvenitngUSEF Names 2013 Eventing High Performance Summer/Fall Training Lists
Lexington, KY - The USEF Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the following High Performance Summer/Fall Training Lists for the 2013 season.

World Class
Combinations that currently possess the ability to be competitive anywhere in the world. The combinations listed on the World Class List will receive Land Rover Training Grants.

Will Coleman (Charlottesville, VA) and Four Star Eventing Group's OBOS O'Reilly
OBOS O'Reilly is a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding

Tiana Coudray (Ojai, CA) and Jatial Inc.'s Ringwood Magister
Ringwood Magister is a 2001 Irish Sport Horse gelding  

See the entire World Class list at www.usefnetwork.com.

National List
Combinations that are currently competitive in domestic international-level competition, and who the USEF Selection Committee feel have the future potential to be competitive anywhere in the world.

Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, VA) and Jacqueline Mars' Harbour Pilot
Harbour Pilot is a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding

Buck Davidson (Unionville, PA) and Carl and Cassandra Segal's Park Trader
Park Trader is a 2002 Irish Thoroughbred gelding

See the entire National List at www.usefnetwork.com.

Peter Wylde Wins $30,000 Vermont Grand Prix
Olympic Gold medalist Peter Wylde guided Lewin 5 to victory in the $30,000 Vermont Summer Special Grand Prix (David Mullinix Photography)
East Dorset, VT  - Peter Wylde made his first trip to Manchester, VT, a winning one by claiming victory in the $30,000 Vermont Summer Special Grand Prix on July 6.  The six-week Vermont Summer Festival is running July 2 through August 11 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

A veteran of the United States Equestrian Team, Wylde was the individual Bronze medalist at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, before claiming team Gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Having been based in Germany for the past 12 years, Wylde recently relocated his business to Millbrook, NY, and is back competing on the U.S. show jumping circuit.

Wylde included the Vermont Summer Festival on his 2013 tour schedule. The decision proved to be a wise one, as he was one of three competitors to advance to the jump-off over the track set by course designer Alan Wade of Ireland. Agatha D'Ambra also jumped clear with Quivola, but incurred two time faults for exceeding the 86-second time allowed...read more> 

USEF to Invite Five Participants for Inaugural Tour of the FEI World Breeding Championships for Dressage Young Horses
Lexington, KY - A group of five individuals have been invited by the USEF to participate in the inaugural tour of the FEI World Breeding Championships for Dressage Young Horses. The 2013 Championship will take place in Verden, Germany on August 7-11, 2013. The tour will be led and organized by USEF Young Horse Coach Scott Hassler and will include tickets to the young horse dressage events as well as meetings with European experts. 

The tour was open to anyone who has participated in the Markel/USEF Young Horse Program as a rider, trainer, owner, or breeder. The 2013 participants will include;

Karen Ball (Coto de Caza, CA)
Victoria Holstein-Childress (Lovettsville, VA)
Maurine Swanson (Slatington, PA)
Judy Pappin (Vancouver, WA)
Gundi Younger (Walnut Creek, CA)


Read more at www.usefnetwork.com.  

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JumpingUSEF Names Teams for CSIO5* Hickstead and CSIO5* Dublin
Lexington, KY - The following athletes have been named by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to represent the U.S. in Nations Cup competition at the CSIO5* Hickstead, July 30-August 4, 2013 in Hickstead, England and at the CSIO5* Dublin August 6-11, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.

CSIO5* Hickstead
The five following athletes will represent the U.S. at the CSIO5* Hickstead:

Reed Kessler (Lexington, KY)
Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, NY)
McLain Ward (Brewster, NY)
Katie Dinan (Wellington, FL)
Richard Spooner (Agua Dulce, CA)

Horses will be named following the submission of the Definite Entry.

CSIO5* Dublin
The five following athletes will represent the U.S. at the CSIO5* Dublin:

Reed Kessler (Lexington, KY)
Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, NY)
McLain Ward (Brewster, NY)
Katie Dinan (Wellington, FL)
Kent Farrington (Wellington, FL)

Horses will be named following the submission of the Definite Entry.

Read more at www.usefnetwork.com
Western Dressage: The Show Scores Tell the Story
By Michelle Binder-Zolezzi of www.RelationalRidingAcademy.com
Laura Marquez and Ruby Slippers (Make Marquez)
Show season keeps moving forward and the scores keep coming in. At the last WSH show, the high score rider, Linda Coates-Markle, received a whopping 76% on NAWD Level 3 Test 1 (that is the western equivalent of USDF First Level) riding her Quarter Horse mare. Once again, this last weekend, shows featuring Western Dressage classes were held all over the country and WD riders on both sides of the nation received the highest scores recorded at the dressage shows they rode in. Laura Marquez won two weekends in a row with a 75.7% at the first show and 69.44% at the 2nd with her Appaloosa mare Ruby Slippers at a show held in Connecticut. Phyllis Ray rode her AQHA mare to a 71.05% at the USDF GMO show sponsored by the Inland Northwest Dressage Association in Spokane Washington (video of her horse was posted on this blog channel in conjunction with the "To Jog or Not To Jog" blog at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5wCjvq53-kHybrTVawJDKg) Congratulations really go out to everyone who is out there riding, training and showing western dressage at this level of work. Kudos to judges who recognize the high quality of basic dressage training that is taking place in our stock saddles. And many thanks to the barns, USDF GMO's, and dressage organizations that are adding the western classes to the show premiums so we have a venue in which to ride...read more>  



Saddlebred2013 Kentucky State Fair Inaugural Award

Is this the first time you have shown at the Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show, or signed an entry blank as trainer? If so, ASHA and UPHA, along with sponsors World Champion Horse Equipment and Independent Equine Agents, would like to say welcome by presenting you a memento of this occasion.


Please join all other Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show "First Timers" in center ring on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 5:30 PM for the special presentation...read more>

IALHAIALHA Gelding Selected as 2013 American Hippotherapy Horse of the Year
Lusco, a 19 year old IALHA Registered Andalusian gelding at Therapy Services at Ride On in Chatsworth, California, was the recipient of the American Hippotherapy Association Horse of the Year award for 2013.   The award, sponsored by AHA and the American Quarter Horse Association, was earned by Lusco for being an excellent example of an equine professional working in hippotherapy...read more>
AMHA Extends Subscriptions 
Due to the change in membership benefits for 2014, AMHA is extending a special offer to those AMHA members who have existing subscriptions to either the Registry Online or The Morgan Horse magazine and whose subscriptions will expire between July 2013 and December 2013. 

Anyone wishing to extend a subscription to The Morgan Horse magazine can pay $3.50 per issue through 2013. Anyone wishing to extend the Registry Online service through 2013 can pay $8 per month...read more>
Shetland2013 American Shetland Pony Club Congress Starts Tomorrow




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