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September 6, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world


Boyd Martin and Neville Bardos Burghley
Boyd Martin and Neville Bardos.


Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
 - There are incredible stories and then there is the story of the 2011 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. Not only did William Fox-Pitt ride Parklane Hawk to a record sixth win of his career, but a little American horse named Neville Bardos defied every possible odd to finish seventh in the world's toughest four-star.



Victoria Colvin Hampton
Victoria Colvin and Inclusive.

Classic Communications.

Bridgehampton, NY - Victoria Colvin, 13, of Loxahatchee, FL, took top honors on Inclusive, owned by Scott Stewart, in the Inaugural $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the 36th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY, on Saturday.
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2011 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Championship

Ooh Ah Named 2011 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Champion   

ooh Ah breeding champ
Ooh Ah, 2011 Best Young Horse West Coast and Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Champion, and hanlder John Ducharme.

Photo: Maria Morgan.

Warrenton, VA
- The chestnut filly with the large blaze was the best in the west - with judges then determining Ooh Ah the 2011 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Champion.

"I really didn't think this day would ever come," owner Leslie Nelson said. "I was in such a state a of shock."
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UPDATED:  Entries Confirmed for the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions  


Steffen Peters and Ravel
Steffen Peters and Ravel.


Lexington, KY - With six USEF National Dressage Championships and selection for U.S. Dressage Team for the 2011 Pan American Games on the line, the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions is the place to be September 8-11, 2011.

The USET Foundation Headquarters plays host to the prestigious event in Gladstone, NJ, which is headlined by the Grand Prix National Dressage Championships and the Intermediaire I National Dressage Championship (which also serves as the ...



All American Horse Classic Live Webcast of ASR Sweepstakes, All American Cup, and UPHA Challenge Cup Championships   

Alice Rowland

2010 UPHA Junior Pleasure Challenge Cup Champion Alice Rowland, Kansas City, MO.


Indianapolis, IN - Seven hundred horses from across North America are converging on Indianapolis for the All American Horse Classic, September 6-10, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Big dollars and national titles are at stake as the Classic hosts "Breeder's Showcase" events worth more than $650,000 in prize money. The entire show will be presented online in a free webcast by Seehorse Video.

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USEF High School Equestrian Athletes Write From Their Hearts - and Receive Grants  main high school 


Lexington, KY  - Skylar Rowan's high school in Knoxville, TN, offers a plethora of sports teams - even bowling and sailing. More than 20. But, there is one missing - the most important one to Rowan: An equestrian team.

"Just like the majority of schools in my area, my school doesn't have the facilities or the budget to support an equestrian team," the 16-year-old says.

what is more frustrating ... 

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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


North Fort Worth, TX - American Paint Horse Association. Graphic Designer. For job details and requirements, click here.


Showdown in Tulsa: Schmersal Takes Home 2011 Adequan/USEF National Open Reining Championship Title with Miss Lil Addy Tude 

Tulsa, OK - A boutique group of fabulous American reining horses went head-to-head on Friday night, in Tulsa, OK, at the 2011 Adequan/USEF National Open Reining Championship, the featured evening event at the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic.

The National Championship title and top honors in the concurrent CRI3* ended up as a showdown between two teammates from the Gold medal-winning team at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. These two superstar reining riders were also the WEG Individual Gold and Silver medalists.

Friday night in Tulsa they brought two chestnut mares to the occasion and Craig Schmersal turned the tables on his teammate ...

Industry News

"The Horse:" Acclaimed Exhibition Coming to the Kentucky Horse Park 

the horse exhibitLexington, KY - The Kentucky Horse Park's International Museum of the Horse (IMH), in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, announced today that it will host the exhibition, The Horse, from October 22, 2011, through April 6, 2012. The IMH is a major lender to the exhibition.

"We are thrilled to be able to bring this world-class exhibition to Kentucky," said ...
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