October 15, 2013

Peters, Herslow, Davis, and Redston Earn National Titles to Close out 2013 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp

Kim Herslow and Rosemarin (SusanJStickle.com)
Lexington, Ky. - The 2013 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp came to a conclusion on Saturday with the final four champions crowned. In The Dutta Corp/USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship, Steffen Peters claimed his seventh title in the division under the lights, while earlier in the day Kim Herslow and Rosmarin claimed their first National Title in The Dutta Corp/USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship. Barbara "Bebe" Davis won the AGCO/USEF Junior Dressage National Championship title in her first attempt at the annual competition, while Alison Redston and Tony 47 led the victory gallop in the USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship.   

Read about all of the Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp champions at www.usefnetwork.com.

Steffen Peters and Legolas Grand Prix Freestyle at #DressageFOC
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First Championships Won at 2013 Morgan Grand National Show

Thursday, October 10th - Saturday, October 19th 
check www.usefnetwork.com during the week for further information and for broadcast times. 
JumpingLillie Keenan Wins Randolph College/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual Championship AND Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Finals presented by Randolph College
Randolph College/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual Championship (©alcookphoto.com)
New Cumberland, Pa. - Following four rounds of jumping in the $7,500 Randolph College/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual Championship at the 68th Annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show Lillie Keenan of New York, N.Y., again proved why she is considered one of the top up-and-coming talents in the sport of jumping. Riding her dual Gold medalist from the 2013 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North, Londinium, the 16-year-old finished on a score of 9.5 faults to add Individual gold to the Team Silver won on Friday night with her Zone 2 teammates...read more>

More than 200 of the most talented junior riders went to task on Sunday in the Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Finals presented by Randolph College. Held during junior week of the 68th Annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show, judges Ralph Caristo and Leo Conroy brought 25 riders back for the second round and tested the top six riders to crown the 2013 champion. Lillie Keenan emerged victorious to claim one of the few titles that had eluded her and cap of an unprecedentedly successful weekend...read more>
EventingMartin Is Top U.S. Finisher at Military Boekelo CCIO3*
Boyd Martin and Trading Aces (Libby Law Photography)
Boekelo, The Netherlands - Competition at the Military Boekelo CCIO3* came to a close Sunday with two riders of the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team contesting the show jumping phase. While there were clear rounds, rails were coming down throughout the day over Jos Brinkman's course. Boyd Martin and Trading Aces were the top finishers for the U.S in the field of 64 combinations that moved on to the final phase of competition.

Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and Trading Aces LLC's nine-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding had a lovely round with an unfortunate rail at the C element of the triple, adding four faults to their score. The pair ended the competition with a score of 68.0 to finish in 28th place. The Military Boekelo CCIO3* marked the first time Trading Aces represented the U.S., demonstrating much promise for the future with Martin...read more> 
Wagner and Uhlir Score National Titles at 2013 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp
Emily Wagner and Weltdorff (SusanJStickle.com)
Lexington, Ky. - The Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park hosted a full day of competition on Friday, as riders went to task across four divisions at the 2013 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp. Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 maintained their lead in The Dutta Corp/USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship in the evening session under the lights. In USEF Young Adult 'Brentina Cup' Dressage National Championship presented by Dressage Today competition Emily Wagner and Weltdorff posted their second victory of the weekend to claim the 2013 National Title. Earlier in the day, Ayden Uhlir and Sjapoer earned top honors in the AGCO/USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championship. USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship kicked-off with Alison Redston and Tony 47 claiming the first victory of the weekend...read more>
U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Trial Participants Announced
Lexington, Ky. - Thirty-two top U.S. saddle seat riders have been selected to compete at the U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Trials on December 7, 2013 at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. These riders will attempt to earn a spot on the 2014 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team as either a three- or five-gaited competitor. Riders invited to the U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Trials are:

Go to www.usefnetwork.com to see who will be participating in the trials.
FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing: Great Britain Overhauls Germany at Final Hurdle to Claim Series Title
from FEI
The British Team (Arie de Vroet)

Great Britain has won the 2013 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing by just one point after an epic battle with last year's champions, Germany.


The series went right to the wire at the final event, Boekelo (NED), at which Germany scored an emphatic team victory, but the British have run a well-orchestrated campaign with a pool of up-and-coming younger riders and, with the best five results to count, they just secured the win.


The two countries, the only nations to contest all six competitions in the series, have been neck-and-neck all season.


Britain started slowly with fifth place at Fontainebleau (FRA) in March, but this was the score they would drop in the final calculations. They then established a pattern of consistency with wins at Houghton Hall (GBR) in May, and Montelibretti (ITA) and Waregem (BEL) last month, plus second places at Aachen (GER) in July and at Boekelo...read more> 

2013 National Championship Show: Complete Show Program Available Online
from IALHA
The long awaited 2013 National Championship Show began Today.
Learn more at www.IALHA.org

MorganCongratulations to the First 2013 World Champions!
from AMHA
Competition is at its fullest at the 2013 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show® taking place in Oklahoma City from October 12-19. More than 1,000 Morgan horses are competing for eight days for $250,000-plus in prize money! 

The first world champions, the In-Hand division, were crowned on Saturday. Congratulations to the following Morgans, handlers, and owners of these first world champions!..read more>






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