Rizvi and Easton Capture Grand Champion Titles at
US Junior National Championship East Coast
Devon, Pa. - The 2014 US Junior Hunter National Championship East Coast came to a close on Tuesday, following two days of competition in the historic Dixon Oval at the Devon Horse Show grounds. More than 100 of the country's top juniors headed to the championship to complete three phases in front of the judging panel of Leo Conroy, Christina Schlusemeyer, and Bill Ellis over Skip Bailey-designed Classic Round course and Handy Hunter courses, which both counted for 40% of the overall score.The final 20% was earned in Tuesday morning's Under Saddle phase. Yasmin Rizvi and Flirt posted the best overall score of 3'6" competition to earn the 2014 Grand Champion title by seven-tenthsof a point over Victoria Colvin and Canadian Blue. In the 3'3" championship, Olivia Easton and Martel earned Grand Champion honors over Emma Ecklin and Forever...read more>
Friday, July 18th - Sunday, July 20th
Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North
|U.S. Team Finishes Third in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by Longines at CSIO5* Falsterbo|
Lexington, Ky. - The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by Longines at CSIO5* Falsterbo took place Friday in an exciting showdown, with the U.S. team closing the competition tied for third place with Spain. Eight teams took on the 12-obstacle course designed by Christian Wiegand, including the American team of Ashlee Bond-Clarke, Catherine Pasmore, Georgina Bloomberg, and Brianne Goutal, led by Chef d'Equipe DiAnn Langer. With a total score of nine faults they were in contention for the win until the very end, and proved to be among the top competitors in the world. Germany won the competition with seven faults, and Sweden finished in second at eight faults.
Brianne Goutal and Nice de Prissey (Rolf Stenberg/ Rockmountain Studios)
The U.S. Team was second in order of the competition in round one, and nearly finished clear on the scoreboard. Bond-Clarke (Hidden Hills, Calif.) and Little Valley Farms' Chela LS finished the first round with one rail down late in their performance, while Pasmore (Wellington, Fla.) and Pasmore Stables, LLC's Bonanza Van Paemel cleared all of the fences, but finished with one time fault. Bloomberg (New York, N.Y.) rode Gotham Enterprizes LLC's Juvina to the first clear round of the day for the U.S. team, and Goutal (New York, N.Y.) and Remarkable Farm LLC's Nice de Prissey anchored the team with another clear performance...read more>
U.S. Vaulters Earn Top Placings in CVIO3* Aachen
Aachen, Germany - The U.S. vaulters had a wonderful showing in the CVIO3*, part of the CHIO Aachen that took place July 11-13. Performing well in the Albert-Vahle-Arena in Aachen, Germany, the U.S. contingent had excellent rounds in the Squad and Pas de Deux competitions as well as respectable showings in the Individual divisions. In the CVIO competition, the U.S. came home with third-place honors.
The Woodside Vaulters (Dirk Caremans/Hippo Foto/Shannon Brinkman Photo)
The Woodside Vaulters demonstrated that they meant business in Aachen, earning great marks in the Squad competition. The squad, consisting of Tessa Divita (Emerald Hills, Calif.), Audrey Kiernan (San Mateo, Calif.), Siddartha Kreaden (Sunnyvale, Calif.), Kristen Kuhn (San Mateo, Calif.), Rachel Polati (Emerald Hills, Calif.), and Miki Yang (Los Altos Hills, Calif.), vaulted on Stanford, a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Julie Divita and Woodside Vaulters, and were lunged by Julie Divita. In Friday's Compulsory Test, the girls put forth a solid effort to come in fourth with a score of 6.310. The following day for their Freestyle Test, the Woodside Vaulters impressed with their routine set to music from The Wizard of Oz to finish third on a score of 8.298. The U.S. squad ended up fourth place overall with an averaged score of 7.254...read more>
Roffman Replaces Peters on U.S. CDIO5* Team for CHIO Aachen
|Lexington, Ky.- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has updated the entry for the CDIO5* Aachen. Due to being hospitalized with pneumonia, Steffen Peters has withdrawn Four Winds Farm's Legolas 92 from the U.S. team for Nations Cup competition at CDIO5* Aachen and Four Winds Farm's Rosamunde from Aachen's CDI4* Small Tour. Peters and Legolas 92 have been replaced on the CDIO5* team by Caroline Roffman and her own Her Highness O, who originally were slated to compete in CDI4* competition.|
Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Legolas 92, a 12-year-old Westphalian gelding, completed their one compulsory Mandatory Outing for the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team at CDI4* Fritzens two weeks ago...read more>
Applications Now Being Accepted for U.S. Dressage Youth Coach
|Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is now accepting applications for the U.S. Dressage Youth Coach position. A Dressage Youth Task Force was named by the USEF to assist in the hiring process.|
Individuals interested in serving as the U.S. Dressage Youth Coach must submit applications no later than August 15, 2014...read more>
What's the Scoop on Carbohydrates in Horse Feeds
From a plant perspective, carbohydrates fall into three categories: simple sugars, storage compounds, and structural carbohydrates. For the horse, however, it is more appropriate to classify carbohydrates by where and how quickly they are digested and absorbed...read more>
Surprise Win for Germany in Gripping Furusiyya Qualifier at Falsterbo
from Louise Parkes
It's not often that a win for Germany comes as a surprise, but today at the sixth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Europe Division 1 League in Falsterbo, Sweden, even Otto Becker's team could hardly believe it when they emerged victorious. Lying fifth at the halfway stage of a competition that had the packed stadium of enthusiastic spectators sitting on the very edges of their seats from start to finish, the Germans produced a solid seven-fault final scoreline and then sat back and watched all those ahead of them lose their grip.
Team Germany (FEI/Roland Thunholm)
In the closing stages it seemed to come down to a two-way tussle between the host nation and the Dutch who were amongst the five countries battling for qualifying points today. But it fell apart for both of them, and it was all the more painful for the Swedish side when they had to settle for runner-up spot by just a single-fault margin. The Dutch dropped all the way fifth in the final analysis, behind the USA and Spain in joint-third place, while the British slotted into sixth, Switzerland finished seventh and Ukraine lined up eighth and last...read more>
Bevins Takes Top Honors in 2014 USEF Saddle Seat
Adult Amateur Medal Final
Lexington, Ky. - A field of 10 competitors vying for the 2014 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final title kicked off the evening session at the Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show on July 9. At the end of the class, held at the famous Red Mile Race Track in Lexington, Ky., history was made as Caitlin Bevins was named the winner of the 2014 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final. Bevins (Rotterdam, N.Y.) rode her and Tamra Lynch's Morgan horse, The Wizard, to top honors under the tutelage of Jaisen Von Ballmoos. Her win was especially exciting because she is the first rider to ever win the Final riding a Morgan in the 14-year history of the Final. The win was all the more meaningful for Bevins as she has owned "Oz" since he was four-years-old. The pair quickly began competing in equitation classes, taking a break when Bevins was in college, but began pattern work again in January to aim for the Final. Bevins and The Wizard put their 11-year partnership on display, earning much acclaim for their performance...read more>
Caitlin Bevins riding The Wizard (Howard Schatzberg)
ASHA Young Adult and Junior Exhibitor Luau: A Success
The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) Young Adult and Junior Exhibitor Luau, held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Historic Round Barn at the Red Mile Racetrack and sponsored by Elisabeth Goth LLC was a success.
The luau, hosted by Elisabeth Goth, welcomed the reigning World's Grand Champion trainers, Debbie Foley, Melinda Moore, and Bret Day to share the stories of their rise to fame and to sign 2014 World's Championship Horse Show posters. All three trainers were united in their message to, "Always follow your dreams."..read more>
"Name a Future Legend" AHA's Name-the-Foal Contest Kicks Off at Youth Nationals 2014
|Aurora, Colo. - The Arabian Horse Association and ChriShan Park Arabians are proudly presenting the "Name a Future Legend" contest for the 2014 show season. |
Carrying over from a "Hall of Legends" promotion from the 2013 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, the contest allows AHA members, as well as outside participants to submit names for an unborn foal throughout the months of July, August, and September. The winning name will be chosen and announced at the 2014 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show in Tulsa, Okla., in October. The foal will be registered with AHA with the winning name. The contestant whose name was chosen will receive a 1-year membership to AHA, an engraved bracelet of the foal's name, and the recognition of having named the foal...read more>
AMHA YAA Announces Morgan Judging School Scholarship
Shelburne, Vt. - The American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance (YAA), a group of 18-40 year old amateur and professionals working together to strengthen the Morgan breed, today shared details of its first Professional Development Project, a scholarship for amateur and professionals who are interested in attaining their United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) "R" Morgan judging card. This is an opportunity for young adults to educate themselves on the show ring and develop professionally.
The scholarship of $1,500 will be paid out as tuition reimbursement upon successful completion of two judges schools and one learner judging position, within a two-year period from December 31 of the year awarded, upon submission and approval of receipts for the monies...read more>
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