July 15, 2013

Emily Chapman Claims 2013 USEF Saddle Seat
 Adult Amateur Medal Final Title

Lexington, KY
 - A sunny day at the historic Red Mile Race Track in Lexington, Kentucky provided the backdrop for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final, held during the Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. The judges made a unanimous decision to crown Emily Chapman the 2013 winner of the USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final. Chapman (Tuscon, AZ) rode Ted Chapman's CH EQ One Night Stand to the Championship title under the tutelage of Zubrod Stables.

"It feels good to win the title," said Chapman, a member of the Gold medal-winning 2012 U. S. Saddle Seat World Cup Three-Gaited Section Team. "I haven't shown equitation since last year and we decided last minute to do it. My horse really likes equitation and it worked out for the best."

A very talented group of riders from across the country performed on the rail as a group and completed an individual pattern created by the judges for the USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final supported by Zubrod Stables...read more>
Other Headlines From This Issue
Jubilee Adds a Class and Clarifies Western Dressage  

Divita, Roberts Among Winners at Largest Ever CVI in the U.S.

USEF Announces Dressage High Performance Owners' Task Force

USEF Names Team for 2013 FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders

July 20 
7:30am ET: Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championship 
check www.usefnetwork.com during the week for further information and for broadcast times. 
Announcing the Eventing 18/Advancing Athletes for 2013

Lexington, KY - The USEA and USEF are pleased to announce the riders selected for the Eventing 18/Advancing Athletes program. A total of 10 riders have been chosen from around the country to participate in the new initiative designed to build a foundation of future athletes destined for high performance teams.
The riders are:

Brynn Littlehale - Saratoga, CA
David Pawlak - Boyce, VA
Patience (Viola) O'Neal - Spokane, WA
Adrian Jones - Schamong, NJ
Rowdie Adams - Greenville, TX
Madison Temkin - Sonoma, CA
Mia Farley - San Clemente, CA
Jamie Doolittle - Reddick, FL
Caroline Martin - Miami Beach, FL
Savannah Fulton - Finksburg, MD

Riders were selected based on their talent, competitiveness, commitment, potential, willingness to learn, quality of application and recommendation...read more> 

VaultingDivita, Roberts Among Winners at Largest Ever CVI in the U.S.
Alicen Divita - CVI3* Women's Individual Winner (Kate Revell, VaultingPhotos.com)
Hollister, CA - The Pacific Cup CVI concluded three days of competition at Gilroy Gaits in Hollister, CA. It was the largest CVI ever held in the US, with 99 vaulters entered, including 33 foreign vaulters from 9 countries with a large contingent from  Canada, Colombia and Argentina, as well as individuals from Australia, Hungary, Mexico, Norway, Russia and the Republic of South Africa. The Pacific Cup offered competition at all FEI Vaulting levels, 1*, 2*, and 3* as well as all age groupings, Children's (12-14), Junior's (14-18), and Senior (16 or older). The judges were Suzanne Detol (FEI 4* -- USA), Gaby Benz (FEI 4* -- ITA), Craig Coburn (FEI 3* -- USA), and Rob De Bruin (FEI 3* -- NED).

The 3* Women's Event was won by Alicen Divita, Redwood City, CA, with a final score of 7.978 on Stanford owned by Woodside Vaulters, lunged by her mother, Julie Divita. Alicen maintained a narrow lead from start to finish, placing first in each portion of the competition - Compulsories, Technical Test, and Freestyle...read more>
Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run's Eternal Triumph in the $40,000 Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix at Summer in the Rockies V
Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run's Eternal (Carrie Wirth/Mary Adelaide Brakenridge Phelps Media Group)
Parker, CO - Brazilian course designer Anderson Lima built what appeared to be a straightforward course for the $40,000 Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix for Summer in the Rockies V, considered the peak week of the summer series at the Colorado Horse Park. But the course was tougher than appearances let on.

"I decided to do a more technical course than a really big course, which meant they had their work cut out for them," said Lima. "The time was quite a challenge, too. John Pearce was the first to ride the course on one of his young horses (Son of a Gun) and he rode very forward with a really good rhythm."..read more>
USEF Dressage Coaches to Present "Roadmap to the Podiums"
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation's dressage coaching staff will be on hand at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North on Thursday, July 18, in Lexington, Kentucky to present the USEF Dressage "Roadmap to the Podiums". The presentation will cover the coaches' plans for the country's world-class training and competitive programs from grassroots to international-level competition. All four USEF Dressage coaches will participate in the presentation: Robert Dover, Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor, Debbie McDonald, Developing Coach, Scott Hassler, Young Horse Coach, and Jeremy Steinberg, Youth Coach...read more>
EnduranceUSEF Names Team for 2013 FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders
Lexington, KY - The following horse-and-rider combinations have been named by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to represent the U.S. at the FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders, July 27, 2013 in Tarbes, France.

The five following combinations will represent the U.S. at the FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders:
Mary Kathryn Clark (Eatonton, GA) will ride Mustafa Tehrani's Chasing The Wind
Chasing the Wind is a 2001 Arabian gelding

Katherine Gardener (Coventry, RI) will ride Pamela Weidel's AF Big Bucks
AF Big Bucks is a 1999 Arabain gelding

Sarah Jack (Nottingham, NH) will ride Nicki Meuten's FYF Dutch
FYF Dutch is a 2004 Arabian gelding

Christina Kimery (Bixby, OK) will ride Amy Wallace-Whelan's Wallace Hill Shade
Wallace Hill Shade is a 2002 Half-Arabian gelding

Kelsey Russell (Williston, FL) will ride Valerie Kanavy's My Wild Irish Gold
My Wild Irish Gold is a 2003 Anglo-Arabian mare

Read more at www.usefnetwork.com.


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USEFUSEF Announces Dressage High Performance Owners' Task Force
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and President Chrystine Tauber appointed a newly formed six member Dressage High Performance Owners' Task Force.

Dressage High Performance Owners' Task Force (DOTF):

Bruce Hlavacek, Chairman
Jane Forbes Clark
Margaret Duprey
Michael Davis
Elizabeth Meyer
Akiko Yamazaki

The Dressage High Performance Owners' Task Force was developed out of the recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Panel and the High Performance Dressage Committee...read more>
Hat-trick for von Danwitz as Germans Grab All Junior Gold; Denmark's Dufour Repeats Young Rider Double but Dutch Take Young Rider Team Title 
From FEI
The German gold medal winning Junior team (FEI/Dirk Caremans)

Johanne Pauline von Danwitz more than lived up to expectations when leading Germany to triple gold in the Junior competitions at the FEI European Dressage Championships for Young Riders and Juniors 2013 in Compiegne, France.  And Denmark's Cathrine Dufour showed that her 2012 Young Rider double of individual medals was no fluke when repeating the success she enjoyed at Balve, Switzerland twelve months ago by winning both the Individual Final Freestyle. The Dutch beat their old rivals from Germany to take the Young Rider team title, and, after a ten-year absence from the podium, Belgium claimed Young Rider team bronze.


The Stade Equestre du Grand Parc in Compiegne, northern France, was bathed in sunshine throughout the five-day fixture which attracted competitors from 21 nations.  Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine all fielded representatives, and the the performances at the top end of the scoreboards were of exceptional quality.


There were six sets of medals up for grabs...read more>

Sharing Strides: Two Minds, One Journey
By Deb Herbert & Karen Abbattista for WDAA 

Welcome to a different kind of blog from WDAA. The purpose of this post is to allow the reader "into the heads" of both a trainer/judge/competitor, Karen Abbattista and her student, Deborah Herbert, a Florida WDAA member. We would like to share with you some moments in Deb's journey as she pursues her riding goals with her AQHA mare "GenuineArcticSpring", barn name "Belle".

Please enjoy as you follow along with these posts that we consider interesting or challenging moments on her journey with Western Dressage.


May 12th 2013, Mother's Day

Mother's Day Lesson - Getting ready to show First Level Test 3 and fine tune our First Level Musical Freestyle that Karen choreographed...read more> 



ASHA Youth & Young Person's Fiesta Sponsored by Elisabeth Goth a Huge Success
Allison Lambert, Ali DeGray, Stephanie Sedlacko, Elisabeth Goth, Hunter Chancellor, Mary Marcum Orr, Fatima Wazir, Michelle Krentz Partridge, and Ashley Hallock

Ashley Hallock and the ASHA Young Adult Committee went above and beyond in planning the Afternoon Fiesta held Thursday, July 11, 2013 immediately following the Thursday morning session of the Lexington Junior League Horse Show at the Historic Round Barn at the Red Mile Racetrack in Lexington, Ky.


The 2012 World's Grand Champion riders/drivers were present to sign the 2013 World's Grand Championship Horse Show Poster. The youth were treated to memories from Rob Byers, Daniel Lockhart and Bret Day about how each of them got started in their riding careers, and the experience of winning a World's Grand Championship. They spoke of the challenges and triumphs of each of their horses...read more>

USEF Committee to Discuss Pad Rule July 23rd
The USEF Andalusian/Lusitano Committee will be discussing whether to address the rule prohibiting hoof pads on horses being shown in IALHA shows at their meeting on July 23rd.

The topic was brought up at the request of a member of the AL Committee, in response to requests from members in his region. The current rule on hoof pads prohibits their use, period...read more>

MorganJubilee Adds a Class and Clarifies Western Dressage  

Organizers of the Jubilee Regional have added a Junior Classic Pleasure Driving Championship to the Friday morning lineup. The class will be labeled 100.B and will follow the first class of the morning session that begins at 9:30 a.m.   

In order to remain in compliance with the 2013 Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) Rules, the class names listed in the Jubilee prize list must read Western Dressage, Introductory Level Test 2; Western Dressage, Basic Level Test 1; and Western Dressage, Basic Level Test 3...read more>




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