September 12, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world


Steffen Peters and Ravel Close the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions with a Clean Sweep of the Grand Prix National Dressage Championship


Steffen Ravel FOC GP
Steffen Peters and Ravel.


Gladstone, NJ - Steffen Peters went six-for-six at the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions at the USET Foundation Headquarters. First, he swept the Intermediaire I on Weltino's Magic (earning a place on the team for the Pan American Games in the process) and then dominated the Grand Prix National Dressage Championship on Ravel - scoring 77.660% in the Grand Prix, 80.083% in the Grand Prix Special, and 81.100% in the Freestyle to average 79.247% to win by more than six percentage points.
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Coudray Leads the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team As They Jump Their Way Into the Top 10 at Fidelity Blenheim International Horse Trials 
Tiana Blenheim Sunday
Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister.


Lexington, KY - 
With three riders in the top 10, the Land River U.S. Eventing Team had everything to play for in the show jumping on the final day of the 2011 Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in Woodstock, U.K.

And Tiana Coudray played the game the best for the U.S. throughout the week, adding nothing to her dressage score of 49.4 to finish second on Jaital, Inc.'s, Ringwood Magister, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding.
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Fairclough Wins Third USEF National Four-In-Hand Driving Championship After 10-Year Hiatus


Fairclough Laurels
James Fairclough.

Photo: Richard Moore.

Lexington, KY - The 2011 U.S. National Four-In-Hand Championship was contested over the weekend in Kennett Square, PA, at the 25th annual Laurels at Landhope International Combined Driving Event, one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the U.S.

The 2011 U.S. National Four-In-Hand Championship included four entries in the Four-in- Hand division - three Americans, Chester Weber, James Fairclough and Josh Rector, who vied for the National title, and one Canadian, Eugen Hug.
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USEF Names Dressage Team for the 2011 Pan American Games 


Pan Am 2011 WIR 5-9-11Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has recommended the following athlete/horse combinations to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to represent the United States on the U.S. Dressage Team at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.


The USOC will make the following entry of athlete/horse combinations on Monday (they are named in ranked order):

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Hough and Blue Angel
Lauren Hough and Blue Angel.

Photo: Spruce Meadows Media Services.

Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta - A record Friday crowd of 59,765 was treated to top championship sport in the Mercedes-Benz Evening of the Horse at Spruce Meadows. In the $100,000 Encana Cup, USA's Lauren Hough scored her first victory with her 9-year-old mare, Blue Angel. The course took its toll on the 25 starters, with just three advancing to the jump-off. 

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