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August 29, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world

Driving

Dancer, Wrigley-Miller and Yoder Drive in Their First FEI World Pair Driving Championship  

Saddlebreds

Merrill Murray and Courageous Lord Earn Third Consecutive Five-Gaited World's Grand Championship
Merrill Murray and Courageous Lord
Merrill Murray and Courageous Lord.

Photo: Jen Corcoran/E Motion.

Louisville, KY
-  It's an annual tradition in Louisville. Champions are crowned, history is made, dreams come true, and sterling silver trophies glisten under the lights of Freedom Hall. American Saddlebred Horses, Roadster Horses and Hackney and Harness Ponies compete to be called a World's Champion, a World's Champion of Champion, or the most desired title: a World's Grand Champion.

 

On Saturday, it was a three-peat triumph for rider/trainer Merrill Murray, who celebrated his third - and final ... 

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Eventing

Shannon Lilley and Ballingowan Pizzaz Win the Mandatory Outing for the 2011 Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team
Shannon Lilley and Ballingowan Pizzaz
Shannon Lilley and Ballingowan Pizzaz.

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Richland, MI
 - The Richland Park CIC and Horse Trials wrapped up with influential show jumping in all of the divisions on Sunday, but none more than in the USEF Mandatory Outing for the 2011 Land Rover USEF Eventing Team. The 14 short-listed horses tackled the Advanced show jumping track and proved a test of accuracy and scope. Leading off with a large triple bar, course designer Marc Donavon asked for forward riding from the beginning. When the last fence was jumped, the top three spots of the exciting group of young horses and up-and-coming riders were filled by horses that show jumped clear.

  

Hunter/Jumper

Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo Win the Longines International Grand Prix of Rotterdam

Beezie Beatrice Scudo
Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo.

Photo: Beatrice Scudo.

Rotterdam, The NetherlandsBeezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo triumphed after a 10-rider jump off to win the Longines International Grand Prix of Rotterdam - the last day of the 2011 FEI Nations Cup Series.

In front of a sold-out arena, Madden edged out Dutch rider Jeroen Dubbeldam, who ended up in second place on BMC Van Grunsven Simon in a jump-off time of 39.11. Madden came in 0.8 seconds faster ...

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Photos, videos and more from the Nations Cup Series on USEFNetwork.com> 

 

Dressage

Exciting Conclusion for the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championship, USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship sponsored by The Dutta Corp. and Performance Sales International, and USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals presented by DressageToday  

 

Marlena Kurz and Ode
Marlena Kurz and Ode.

Photo: Chuck Swan/Swan Photography, LLC.

Wayne, IL - 
Competition finished up Sunday at the Lamplight Equestrian Center as the top 6-year-olds and developing horses in the U.S. vied for top honors in the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championship and USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship sponsored by The Dutta Corp. and Performance Sales International. Additionally, nine competitors would ride for medals in the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals presented by Dressage Today in the 14-18 division.

 

USEF News

Mark Your Calendar: 2012 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by USEF 

GMorris Training 2011
2011 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session.

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Lexington, KY -
 The sixth annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will take place ...
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NEW Top jobs WIR 4-4-11 

Lexington, KY - United States Equestrian Federation. National Breed/Discipline Affiliates Representative in the National Affiliates Department. Serve as committee liaison for two to three committees; respond to needs of Federation membership, competition officials, and Affiliate organizations; provide member service by responding to questions and clarifying and interpreting Federation rules. For more information and requirements, and to apply, click here

 

Lexington, KY - Equestrian Events, Inc. Director of Development. For job details and requirements, click here.

 

Lexington, KY - Equestrian Events, Inc. Executive Director. For job details and requirements, click here.

Reining

Matt Mills, Craig Schmersal and Jessica Sternberg Win Championship Titles 

cowtown logoFt. Worth, TX - Reining superstars slid across the illustrious ground, where, for decades, cowboy legends have made unforgettable rides, broken records and inspired thousands of Western dreams of gold belt buckles. The National Reining Horse ... 

Industry News

Who Are Your Heroes? AYHC Seeks Nominations for Youth Horse Industry Leaders Awards 

Outstanding leaders are more than the backbone of the youth horse industry - they are the heroes. Every year, the American Youth Horse Council recognizes dedicated leaders from the previous year by spotlighting their accomplishments during the annual ...
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The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF), as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, para-equestrian, reining, show jumping and vaulting, as well as 20 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.

 

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The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation® is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its human and equine athletes.

 

 

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