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August 15, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world

2011 USEF Pony Finals

Madison Goetzmann and Denmark
Madison Goetzmann and Denmark.

Photo: Shawn McMillen.

Lexington, KY - The last day of the 2011 United States Equestrian Federation Pony Finals National Championships began bright and early with exciting competition in the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The EquiSport Insurance/USEF Pony Medal Finals brought the 2011 Pony Finals to an end. Leading the class from beginning to end with a solid two rounds over fences was Madison Goetzmann and Denmark to garner the championship prize.

The top 20 riders returned for the second round including nine medium ponies ...

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Beezie Madden Breezes to Glory on New Horse
Beezie Madden and Cortes C
Beezie Madden and Cortes C.

Photo: Stefano Grasso/GCT.

Valkenswaard, Netherlands - She is steady, accurate and very focused.  She has a great team around her and today it all came together. U.S. rider Beezie Madden romped off to an emphatic win in the VDL Groep sponsored Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Valkenswaard. Beezie claimed the win with a new team horse Cortes C that she has only had for a few months.

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USEF Awards $120,000 in Land Rover Grants to Eventing High Performance Riders

USEF Logo Lexington, KY - In Land Rover's continued quest for excellence, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has awarded Land Rover High Performance Grants to eight horse/rider combinations in their preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games. The Land Rover High Performance Eventing grants ...
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Stevens, McCormick, and Woodside Vaulters Emerge Victorious at USEF/AVA National Vaulting Championships 

Woodside Vaulters
Woodside Vaulters

Courtesy of Woodside Vaulters.

Denver, CO - More than 300 top equestrian vaulters in the United States came together this weekend at the National Western Complex in Denver, CO, for the USEF/AVA National Championships - and they did not disappoint.


The Woodside Vaulters of Woodside, CA, gained the top spot on the podium in the Team Championships. The A team consists of ...

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FEI World Championships for Young Dressage Horses 2011 - Astrix Does the Double, but Woodland Farouche is the Show-Stealer  


The Hanoverian mare Woodlander Farouche, with Great Britain's Michael Eilberg on board, produced spectacular scores to take the 5 Year Old title at the FEI World Championships for Young Dressage Horses.
Photo: FEI/Karl-Heinz Freiler.

Verden, Germany - More than 50,000 visitors descended on Verden, Germany, for the FEI World Championships for Young Dressage Horses 2011 as the KWPN stallion, Astrix, claimed his second Gold medal in succession with The Netherlands' Emelie Scholtens on board. But the sensation of the event was the Hanovarian mare, Woodlander Farouche ridden by Great Britain's Michael Eilberg, who took the coveted...

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Saddlebred World Loses Longtime ASHA Member
Joe Louis Cloud Sr.

WIR 12-23 ASHA logoLexington, KY - Longtime American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) member, Joe Louis Cloud Sr., of Springboro, OH, passed away on Saturday, August 6, peacefully at his home, at the age of 74. Cloud was born October 9, 1936, to the late George and ...
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Paso Finos 


Photo courtesy of PFHA.

Murfreesboro, TN
- Paso Fino horse owners in the Mid-South will have one last opportunity on Aug. 19-21, 2011, to qualify their horses for the 2011 Paso Fino Horse Association's (PFHA's) Grand National Show & Expo at the Volunteer Spirit Show in Murfreesboro, TN.
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