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July 18, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world

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Dr. John Stutts Prevails at 2011 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final
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Dr. John Stutts on CF Cool Night Out. 

Howard Schatzberg Photography.

Lexington, KY - As a 6-year-old, Dr. John Stutts peeked through the fence at a Louisville, KY, riding club to watch the horses warm up. That little boy fell in love with American Saddlebreds, and today, as a grown man, he turned a childhood Saddlebred dream into reality.

Stutts and a dozen other qualified riders displayed their competitive ability within the adult amateur equitation division, trotting and cantering Friday on the historic Red Mile Race Track in Lexington, KY. The 2011 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final was particularly exceptional because ...  


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Steffen Peters and Ravel Take Second in Grand Prix Freestyle at CHIO Aachen


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Steffen Peters and Ravel Sunday at CHIO Aachen. 

Photo: Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com.

Aachen, Germany - Team USA wrapped up the 2011 World Equestrian Festival CHIO in Aachen, Germany, with more strong performances, including a second-place finish for Steffen Peters and Ravel in the Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO ...  


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Laura Kraut Victorious in Sparkassen-Youngsters Cup
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Laura Kraut and Teirra during the Warsteiner at CHIO Aachen. 

Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images.

Aachen, Germany - Another American victory came Saturday at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO in Aachen, Germany. Show jumper Laura Kraut rode Woodstock O, owned by Joan Kalman and The Freedom Group, to the win in the Sparkassen-Youngsters Cup. They were also awarded with the overall special prize for the best rider/horse of the three Youngsters Cup competitions.


Kraut and Woodstock O have consistently been in the ribbons this week in the Youngsters Cup, with clear rounds in the previous two speed classes. "I don't think he rubbed a fence the whole time. I didn't go fast the first two days, even though they were speed classes, because ...   


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Chester Weber and His Four-In-Hand Team Capture First Place in Driving Phase at Aachen CHIO

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Chester Weber competes at CHIO Aachen.
Photo courtesy My Elisabeth Weber.

Aachen, Germany - Team USA notched another win today at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO in Aachen, Germany. Chester Weber and his four-in-hand team won the second dressage test in driving.


Weber handled the reins of Jane Clark's team - Para, Senate, Splash, and Uniek - in the dressage test, which was a rating competition for team classification. Weber competed as ...



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Inaugural Interscholastic Reining Championship Secures New Alliance
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Layla Choate and Dunit Pistol Pete. 

Photo by Waltenberry.

Oklahoma City, OK - The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) welcomed Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) competitors to the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Show on June 30, 2011. Competitors were given an opportunity to participate the first-ever NRHA Interscholastic Reining Championship, a competition similar to the long-standing NRHA Collegiate Championship.

The new championship class brought together the top four riders from ...


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Lexington, KYCustomer Care Representative. United States Equestrian Federation. Customer service experience preferred. Experience in a call center a plus. Knowledge of USEF rules and overall operations a plus. For more informtion, click here.  


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Morgan Hill, CA - Graphical Artist/Designer. EquiMed. Part time with flexible hours. Most EquiMed employees work from home offices. Office must have broadband access to the Internet. Job Description: Use of technical graphic skills, design sense, and expertise in equine health-related issues to assist in the development of web page articles and print articles for EquiMed, a leading horse healthcare information website. Assist in article preparation prior to online or print publication, including selection, development and placement of photographic images and illustrations, development of graphical elements to promote featured articles on the website, as well as using basic HTML to annotate articles. Must be familiar with horses and horse healthcare issues as publications focus on equine healthcare. Past or present ownership of horses is important. Experience with equine print or website publications. Other requirements: Design and layout of publications using the Adobe tool-sets, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Email resume and work samples to admin@equimed.com. Company website: http://equimed.com.


19th Annual Youth Nationals Offers Big-Time Competition and Educational Opportunities

AHA logo WIR 7-18-11 Albuquerque, NM - The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) kicks off the 2011 national show season with the Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (Youth Nationals), July 23-30, 2011, at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. The equine ... 



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Industry News 

Ariat Donates New Clothing to Georgina Bloomberg's Rider's Closet Charity
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Georgina Bloomberg.

Brewster, NY - The equestrian apparel company Ariat recently donated more than 600 pairs of new riding breeches to The Rider's Closet at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Georgina Bloomberg's charitable program for riders in need. The Rider's Closet accepts new or gently used equestrian apparel and sends them to pony clubs, therapeutic riding centers, scholastic teams, and individual riders who request show or lesson program clothing and boots.



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This Week in International Disciplines 


Falsterbo, Sweden - At the CDI Falsterbo in Sweden, Catherine Haddad-Staller and Winyamaro finished fifth in both the Grand Prix class and the Grand Prix Freestyle class with scores of 68.255% and 71.375%, respectively. In the Agria Rider Challenge - Lag, Haddad-Staller finished third with rides on Charleston, Efendi, and Mainau scoring 60.307%, 66.228%, and 64.518%, respectively.



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