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October 11, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world


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Samantha Schaefer.
Photo: Parker/Russell - The Book LLC.

Gladstone, NJ - The 2011 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals-East concluded on Sunday afternoon with an exciting victory for 18-year-old Samantha Schaefer of Westminster, MD. Showing over two beautiful autumn days at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ, 84 hopefuls came out to show in the 30th annual competition. Schaefer earned the win with high scores across the board in a head-to-head final four jump-off.
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2011 Pan American Games

Report from the U.S. Dressage Training Camp for the 2011 Pan American Games

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Team USA.
Photo: SusanJStickle.com.

Four team members and two substitutes have been training at Hope Greenfield's Sixteen Hands Farm in New Jersey under the guidance of Technical Advisor Anne Gribbons.


Team members Heather Blitz on Paragon, Marisa Festerling on Big Tyme, Cesar Parra and Grandioso, and Steffen Peters on Weltino's Magic, along with substitute riders Endel Ots and Toscano and Heather Mason on Warsteiner, have been putting the finishing touches on ...

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Boyd Martin and Otis Barbotiere Jump Immaculately to Land in the Top 15 at the Boekelo CCI3*

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Boyd Martin and Otis Barbotiere. StockImageServices.com.

Lexington, KY- Boyd Martin carried the torch for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team on the final day of the Boekelo CCI3*. Riding Otis Barbotiere and Remington XXV, Martin (West Grove, PA) produced two top 35 results in his first attempt at the Dutch premiere CCI3*. 

Jumping first on Remington XXV, owned by Henley House Stables, Martin had rails at fence seven and the first element of the combination at 11, adding eight faults. They finished ...

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Championship Action Wraps Up On Final Day of California Dressage Society Championships
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Jaye Cherry & "Santana" win the CDS Horse of the Year title for Open Training Level.
Photo: Jennifer M. Keeler.
Rancho Murieta, CA
- Final championship ribbons were presented Sunday in Rancho Murieta, CA, for the 44th Annual California Dressage Society Championship Show presented by HorseShow.com, in conjunction with the CDS Young Horse Futurity (including the Cal-Bred Futurity), the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 7 Dressage Championships, and the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders Championships West Coast Series Final.

2012 Olympic Games

USEF Names Date and Location for USEF Show Jumping National Championship and Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games


1-19-11 WIR 2012 OlympicsLexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has determined the date and location for the USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games. The competition will be hosted by Equestrian Sport Productions at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL, from March 21-24, 2012. This competition will also serve as the 2012 USEF Show Jumping National Championship. It will consist of four rounds over three days of jumping.
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Industry News

2012 FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List In Effect Beginning January 1, 2012

Lausanne, Switzerland - The FEI, following approval by the FEI Bureau, has announced a small number of changes to its 2011 Equine Prohibited Substance List.

These changes, which will be included in the 2012 List and will go into effect on January 1, are ...

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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.
Union City, CA - Ariat International. Marketing Coordinator. Execute marketing aspects of Ariat's trade show presence - focus on brand-relevant shows with advice and counsel support for working shows. Task categories to include: budget management; space reservation/ contracts; booth development; merchandising planning; on-site execution, etc. Act as primary marketing liaison for sales team and retailers - provide assistance in getting questions answered and requests filled, confirm satisfaction/ completion. Execute against internal (sales) and external (retailer) marketing requests - to include but not limited to: custom art development (proactive and on request); in-store support; promotional activity; event support; custom promotional items, etc. Manage the retailer co-op marketing request process and spreadsheets. Maintain the monthly binder of requests and advertisements run by retailers. Work closely with sales team and credit to manage requests and approvals. Make recommendations to improve the process as possible. Assist in implementation of seasonal integrated plans to include advertising, public relations, in store, web, packaging, trade show and co-marketing. Contribute to maintenance of brand standards across all media and product categories. Process invoices, track and manage budget for brand marketing team. Assist brand marketing team with administrative needs. Provide back up support for marketing administrator. Email resume and cover letter to hr@ariat.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.




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