November 14, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world


USEF LogoMotivated by its commitment to the welfare of the horse, the USEF Board of Directors voted to amend its Therapeutic Drug Rule and restrict use to a single NSAID beginning December 1, 2011. Both the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) supported the rule change, and USEF now joins other organizations including the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and Equine Canada in implementing this important rule change.



Jessica Springsteen and Cincinnati La Silla.
Photo: Shawn McMillen.

Lexington, KY - Part of the sizzle of a breathtaking Saturday night of world-class show jumping at this year's Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, KY, was the awarding of the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider title. The 2011 title was awarded to one of the nation's fastest rising stars, Jessica Springsteen of Colts Neck, NJ.
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totilas world dressage visit
Germany's Matthias Alexander Rath and Totilas will be competing at the 2012 World Dressage Masters Palm Beach presented by International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Photo: John Flannagan.

Wellington, FL - Totilas, the reigning dressage world champion and current world record holder in the grand prix freestyle, is coming to the 2012 World Dressage Masters Palm Beach presented by International Polo Club Palm Beach, at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center January 26-29, 2012. This will be the only public appearance of this legendary stallion during his visit to North America. The WDM Palm Beach CDI5* will run concurrently with the Wellington Classic Sunshine Challenge CDI3*/CPEI3*. 

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Industry News

spy coast logoWellington, FL - Equestrian Sport Productions is pleased to announce that they will host the Young Horse Show Series and Year-End Championship in partnership with North American Studbook and Spy Coast Farm.

The 2011 Young Horse Show Series Year-End Championship will award $10,000 in total prize money and will be held on December 8-9, 2011, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL. The final round of the competition will be held in the evening on December 9 at the International Arena and will include a stallion show of six to eight stallions.



nrha fut logoOklahoma City, OK - The international sport of reining will host the world's premier event for reiners - the 2011 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show November 24 through December 3 at Oklahoma State Fair Park. This year's event will be the 25th to be held in Oklahoma City.

It's the most elite reining event in the world with more than 2,000 entries competing for nearly $2 million in cash and prizes. More than 1,300 horses and 127,000 visitors come from nearly 20 countries to compete and watch the excitement unfold. During its 10-day run... 

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NEW Top jobs WIR 4-4-11 

Auburn, AL - Auburn University. Varsity Equestrian Executive Director. For more details, click here. Resumes must be emailed to [email protected] by November 21, 2011.

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