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August 8, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world


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Lauren Hough and Quick Study celebrate.

Photo: Beatrice Scudo.

Dublin, Ireland - The U.S. show jumpers dominated the final day of the Royal Dublin Horse Show by picking up three wins. Highlighted by Lauren Hough's major score in the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland with Quick Study, the U.S. rebounded from a fifth place FEI Nations Cup finish on Friday with a trifecta of success. Hough dominated the star-studded field of 40, and she was one of only two riders to jump two clear rounds. Her second round time was three seconds faster than French rider Michel Robert, who ended up second on Kellemoi De Pepit.

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USEF National Hunter Junior Championships -
East Coast

Lillie Keenan with her overall Grand Champion award with Don Stewart's Confidentialand overall Reserve Grand Champion award with Chansonette Farm LLC's Madison.

ESI Photography.

Saugerties, NY - After three rounds of competition, Lillie Keenan of New York, NY, returned to the Strongid C 2X Grand Prix Stadium at HITS-on-the-Hudson to accept champion awards with not one, but two horses in the 2011 USEF National Junior Hunter Championship - East Coast. Keenan claimed the Small Junior Hunter 15 & Under Champion award as well as overall Grand Champion on Don Stewart's Confidential with an overall score of 89.37. She also captured the Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under title in the irons of Chansonette Farm LLC's Madison, to post an overall Reserve Grand Champion score of 87.83.
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Breed competition contestLexington, KY - Every horse show exhibitor has a competition they most look forward to each year. For some exhibitors, the anticipation is due to outstanding facilities, while for others it's management going far beyond the call of duty to make the show a memorable and fun experience for all involved. Still others say it's the excellent competition that draws them to a particular show. Whatever the case may be, there is no doubt about it - there are some shows that rise above the rest and become exhibitor favorites. For the second year in a row, the United States Equestrian Federation has ...




Dressage at Devon: From Horse Ballet and Horse Whisperer to Food, Foals and Fancy Hats


Dressage at Devon - Since 1975

Devon, PA
 - Each year as fall approaches, preparation intensifies for the annual International Dressage at Devon Horse Show. The show combines world-class dressage competition and the largest dressage/sport horse breed show outside of Europe with international ... 

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IFSHA logo Lexington, VA - The 2011 IFSHA Friesian World and Grand National Horse Show will return this year to the East Coast and will for the second time in its history be held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. Hundreds of classes will fill the ...

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Paso Finos

Excitement Mounts for the Paso Fino Grand National Show

PFHA show
This photo was taken at the 2010 Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA) Grand National Championship Show.

Photo courtesy of PFHA.

Memphis, TN - The 39th Annual Paso Fino Grand National Show will showcase the breed's finest show and recreational competition horses. The best performers in the country will compete for nearly $100,000 in prize money. Admission is free, and special events ...  

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RHSF logo Oklahoma City, OK - Members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) are the future of the sport of Reining. With this in mind, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) has long been committed to providing leadership and ...
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WIR 12-23 ASHA logo Lexington, KY - Don't miss out on your chance to earn prize money with your American Saddlebred or Half-Saddlebred through the American Saddlebred Registry Sport Horse Incentive Program. Do you own a registered American Saddlebred or ...

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Catching Up on Two Weeks: This Week in International Disciplines

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Kent Farrington and Uceko at Hickstead.

Photo: Paul Harding/www.louisharding.com.

Hickstead, England - U.S. jumper Kent Farrington and Uceko bested all comers at the Longines King George V Gold Cup to take the title from a tough lineup with five British riders gunning for the title on home turf. Farrington, 30, based in New York and Wellington, FL, earned the title during his very first visit to Hickstead.

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Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the following drivers to represent the United States at the two driving World Championships set to take place over the next two months. The FEI World Pair Driving Championships will ...

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Woodburn at the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games.

Photo: Shannon Brinkman/USEF.

Lexington, KY
- It is with great sadness that the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) learned that Woodburn, owned by Ann Jones and Mardie Faucett, was euthanized last night. Woodburn appeared to have suffered major internal bleeding at home, the cause of which is unknown. More information will be available after an autopsy.


Woodburn and Phillip Dutton represented the United States at  ...
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Industry News 

AFE Westport, CT -The results of Round 3 of America's Favorite Equestrian are in. Four equestrians in each of the eight disciplines that participated in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have moved on to Round 4. Who's In the Lead? Dressage: ... 
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