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October 3, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world


Wizard Conjures Up His Second Grand Prix Win at Dressage at Devon
Adrienne Lyle and Wizard.
Photo: Hoof Print Images.
Devon, PA
 - Dressage enthusiasts wait all year for Dressage at Devon, where professional riders from around the world compete in the Dixon Oval and Gold Ring. Eagerly awaited, however, is the talent and experience shown in the Saturday classes - providing the standards to which dressage riders strive.


Celebrate the Morgan Breed in Oklahoma City  


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Haley Porter and Versailles at the 2010 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show.
Shelburne, VT
 - The 2011 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show is shaping up to be another monumental event in the show's 39-year history. More than 1,000 of the world's finest Morgan horses from across the United States, Canada, and overseas will meet in Oklahoma City, OK, October 8-15 to compete for $250,000-plus in prize money.

Since 1973, this show has represented the pinnacle of achievement in the Morgan horse world. For the fifth year in a row ...


Nine Olympians Highlight Open Jumper Division at Alltech National Horse Show 

Natl Horse Show logoLexington, KY - Nine Olympic veterans, including four gold medalists, highlight the talented roster of riders scheduled to compete at this year's Alltech National Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, on November 2-6, 2011.

This year's debut event in Kentucky, designated a CSI-W 4*, will feature a big money Open Jumper division with more than $370,000 in prize money, including the main event, the $250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix, an FEI World Cup qualifier, on Saturday night. All in all, more than 600,000 in prize money is up for grabs in November. 
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Nominations Now Open for the Third Annual EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award; Deadline November 14


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Bob Cacchione (far left), recipient of the 2010 EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award at the USEF Annual Meeting.
Photo: Geoff Bugbee for USEF.

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and The EQUUS Foundation will honor the hard work and dedication of equestrians with the presentation of the third annual EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award to be presented during the Pegasus Awards at the USEF Annual Meeting in January 2012.

In 2009, USEF and the EQUUS Foundation united to create the industry-wide award to celebrate the ...
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Arabian Sport Horse Nationals Draws Better Than Expected Numbers

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Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Stallion MRA Donny Boy shown by William Bagliani.
Don Stine Photography.

Aurora, CO - The Arabian breed's premier sport horses gathered for the Ninth Annual Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (Sport Horse Nationals) at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, from Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2011. Unique among breed shows, Sport Horse Nationals offers classes in the sport horse divisions for registered Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, including hunter/jumper, dressage, carriage pleasure driving, sport horse under saddle, and in-hand classes. It is produced by the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) in Aurora, CO.
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Industry News

The Final Round of America's Favorite Equestrian is Underway. Vote For Your Favorite!

AFE Westport, CT - The results of Round 4 of America's Favorite Equestrian are in. Three equestrians in each of the eight disciplines that participated in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have moved onto the Final Round.

"America's Favorite Equestrian is an innovative and contemporary concept designed to engage the equestrian community", said John Long, CEO, United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). "It is an exciting project to be a part of because ...

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Mountain A Wins North American Endurance Team Challenge

Mountain Zone
Mountain Zone.
Photo: Melinda Cassol.
Lexington, KY
 - Taking place across the rugged terrain of California's Cascade Mountains, the 2011 North American Endurance Team Challenge drew 10 teams from the U.S. and Canada race for medals. In addition, five individuals representing four countries vied for individual honors.

Finishing in a combined time of 31:07:13, Mountain A took the Team Gold medal. Doug Swingley aboard Pal of Mine lead the team effort, riding into three of five vet checks in the lead, he finished in a time of 8:55:54. Also across the finish line for Mountain A was ...


Land Rover Awards $50,000 in Performance Grants to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team

new landrover May 2011 WIRAfter a hugely successful early fall campaign for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team, six riders will receive Land Rover Performance Grants based on their performance at the 2011 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials or the 2011 Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

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Para-Equestrian Training Session To Be Held November 5-6, 2011

Lexington, KY - Para-Equestrian dressage athletes will have the unique opportunity to hone their skills under the guidance of renowned dressage competitor and trainer Robert Dover November 5-6, 2011.

The four-time Olympic Bronze medalist will conduct a Para Equestrian Dressage Training Session along with U.S. Para-Equestrian National Team coach, Missy Ransehousen, at the USET Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ.

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This Week in International Disciplines


Poplar Place CIC and Horse TrialsQualifying for the fall CCIs continued to keep the eventers busy, Becky Holder won the CIC3* on Can't Fire Me on the strength of immaculate jumping. Clark Montgomery won the CIC2* wire-to-wire on Reignman and Lara Borson-Knight scored in the CIC1* with Shooby Do adding just 2.8 time faults to her dressage score.

NEW Top jobs WIR 4-4-11 

Lexington, KY - United States Equestrian Federation. Assistant to Director of Eventing in the Gladstone, NJ, office. For more information and requirements, and to apply, click here.
Oklahoma City, OK - National Reining Horse Association. Marketing and Sponsorship. Write news releases, maintain NRHA's social media presence, assist with targeted growth initiatives, interact with media professionals, assist with website content, produce special events, and fulfill corporate partner and event sponsor obligations. Submit resumes, cover letters and writing samples by October 11 to: Christa Morris, Senior Director of Marketing, 3000 N.W. 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 or cmorris@nrha.com.

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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.




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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