November 21, 2011
News from USEF, affiliates and the equestrian world

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Alexandra Lawson
Alexandra Lawson and Imagine My Surprise.
Photo by Howard Schatzberg.

Kansas City, MO - Alexandra Lawson of North Salem, IN, rode James Williams' Imagine My Surprise to the championship win in the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Saddle Seat Medal Final presented by Elisabeth M. Goth. The final took place Saturday as part of the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA) American Royal National Championship Horse Show in Kansas City, MO.

"Winning the Medal is a dream come true," Lawson said. "So many things have to come together on that one day, that one moment in time it makes ... 
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jonathan wentz mex city
Jonathan Wentz on NTEC Richter Scale (2011 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion).
Photo: Lindsay Y McCall.

Mexico City, Mexico - Sitting aboard a horse with unbelievable mountain views from all angles in a brand new facility was what 18 para-equestrians experienced at the most recent CPEDI3* event. The red carpet was rolled out for United States Para-Equestrian Team at the 2011 CPEDI3* in Mexico City, Mexico, at Rancho San Juan. The teams competed under five stringent judges for their respective country November 10-12, 2011. The five countries represented were Mexico, United States, Venezuela, Norway, and Argentina. The United States Team included Chef d'Equipe Kai Handt, Para-Equestrian Donna Ponessa (Grade Ia), Jonathan Wentz (Grade Ib), and Dale Dedrick (Grade III) who gave flawless interpretations of their tests to take home the Team Gold for the United States.



AMHAShelburne, VT - The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) is pleased to announce a new competition program devoted to part Morgans. Called AMHA's "Half Morgan Competition Program" (HMCP), horses that have either a registered Morgan sire or dam are eligible to participate for awards and recognition.

"We wanted to recognize the beauty and fine traits that the Morgan horse passes on to its offspring, regardless of ... 

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WEG 2018Wellington, FL - Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) is pleased to announce that they have sent in their formal Expression of Interest to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG). Their documentation was sent in through the United States Equestrian Federation for the United States to host the WEG at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.
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new landrover May 2011 WIRLexington, KY - The USEF Eventing High Performance Training Lists have been revised for the upcoming 2012 season. Athlete/Horse combinations will be invited to participate in training sessions this winter with U.S. Chef d'Equipe and Technical Advisor Capt. Mark Phillips. Preparation for and success at the 2012 Olympic Games were the Eventing Selectors and the High Performance Committee's highest priorities in developing these lists.

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USEF High Performance
Vaulting Clinic.

Photo courtesy Tom Hogye.

Saratoga, CA - "Sit on your butt! Move with the horse. Enjoy the movement of his canter. Use your ankles when you mount". "If you can do that a wee bit more... Lovely." And so it was with Petr Eim, 2008 Men's Individual World Champion, from his home in Brno, Czech Republic, and Joanne (Joey) Eccles, from Great Britain, 2010 Champion, World Equestrian Games, as they brought their remarkable talent of the vaulting world and the rich cultural influence of their coaching to one of the most renowned vaulting venues in the United States - Garrod Farms atop ...

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FEI assemblyRio de Janeiro, Brazil - The 2011 FEI General Assembly took place Monday, November, 14, 2011, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main decisions taken by the Assembly are ...
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nrha fut logoOklahoma City, OK - Nearly 40 entries have been received for the $100,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Open World Championship Shootout presented by Equine Sports Medicine. The Shootout is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, at the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show with opening ceremonies beginning at 7:15 p.m. It is this year's largest added money NRHA-approved (Category 1) class in the world.
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