October 17, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world

2011 Pan American Games

Gold for U.S. Dressage Team at 2011 Pan American Games

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Team Gold for U.S. Dressage.
Photo: Stockimageservices.com.

The U.S. Dressage Team's Gold medal never looked in doubt today at the 2011 Pan American Games. They started off confidently and with each ride, the margin improved. They stormed to victory and won their fourth consecutive Pan American Games Team Gold medal - a first in the sport of Dressage. Their combined average score of 74.421% left them well clear of the ...

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Schaefer Raposa wins Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Finals.
Photo: Phelps Media Group.

Harrisburg, PA - Capping off an eventful junior weekend at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the Pessoa/USEF Hunt Seat Equitation Medal Finals presented by Randolph College saw Schaefer Raposa of Wellington, FL, earn the coveted championship honors. Edging out some of the most skilled young riders in the nation, Raposa smoothly tackled ...
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Martin, Lyman Produce Clear Rounds to Claim 2011 USEF National Eventing Championships

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Boyd Martin and Ying Yang Yo.
Photo: Shannon Brinkman.

Elkton, MD - Sunday brought an action-packed slate of show jumping at the 2011 Dansko Fair Hill International. With the top riders in both the CCI3* and CCI2* divisions tremendously close, clear rounds were at a premium. Boyd Martin and Kylie Lyman rose to the occasion producing fault-free rounds to win their CCI3* and CCI2* divisions as well as claim 2011 USEF National Eventing Championships.

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Eleanor Brimmer and Vadico Interagro at 2011 NEDA Fall Festival of Dressage CPEDI3*.
Photo: Lindsay Yosay McCall.
Para-equestrian discipline debuted at their first World Equestrian Games, the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The Games launched the para-equestrian sport and para-equestrians into household names. The recognition let people know that para-dressage, like all equestrian disciplines, requires strength, drive, FEI-level horses, and experienced athletes. As like all equestrian sports it also requires ...


Morgan Breed Celebrated in Oklahoma City


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Anne Marie Biron of Overtime Farm and trainer Tim Roesink with the 2011 World Champion Mare, Jungle Love.
Photo: Abbie Trexler.

Shelburne, VT - The best of the best in the Morgan breed was celebrated in Oklahoma City for the 39th edition of the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show. Since 1973, this show has represented the pinnacle of achievement in the Morgan horse world. More than 1,000 of the world's finest Morgan horses from across the United States, Canada, Austria, and Great Britain competed in Oklahoma City, OK, to compete in more than 250 classes for $400,000-plus in prize money.

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Industry News

Get Ready for a Barn Night Blast at the Washington International Horse Show

barn nt WIRThe Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the leading year-end championship horse show in the country, is pleased to announce the popular kid-centric Barn Night will return to the show on Thursday Oct. 27, 2011. The 53rd Annual Washington International Horse Show will take place Oct. 25-30 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.

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