December 2, 2013

Important Changes to both the USEF and FEI Drugs & Medications Rules for Competition Horses Will Affect the 2014 Competition Year

Lexington, Ky. - A new category of rules referred to as Prohibited Practices has been introduced to the USEF Rule Book which took effect December 1, 2013. The first rule to be adopted in this category is commonly referred to as the "12 Hour Rule." It was introduced in March of 2013 by the USEF Veterinary Committee and following extensive feedback from USEF Technical Committees, Working Groups, and from attendees at USEF Town Hall Meetings held in Florida in March, and via interactive webcast in June, the USEF Board of Directors at their mid-year meeting approved the proposal which is printed in its entirerty at
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Charlie Jacobs and Flaming Star Win $50,000 Holiday & Horses CSI-W 2* Grand Prix

ASPC/AMHR Announces 2014 Board of Directors

South Carolina Tops Final NCEA Fall Rankings

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JumperCharlie Jacobs and Flaming Star Win $50,000 Holiday & Horses CSI-W 2* Grand Prix
Charlie Jacobs and Flaming Star (Mancini Photos)
Wellington, Fla. - The $50,000 Holiday & Horses CSI-W 2* Grand Prix was held on Saturday night at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla, with a win for Charlie Jacobs (USA) and CMJ Sporthorse LLC's Flaming Star. In an exciting four-horse jump-off with over 4,000 fans cheering them on, Jacobs and Flaming Star topped Tim Gredley (GBR) and Unex Chamberlain Z, Jessica Springsteen (USA) and Vindicat W, and Catherine Pasmore (USA) and Bonanza Van Paemel for the win.

Holiday & Horses competition concludes on Sunday with the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby (12 p.m.) in the Mogavero Ring and $10,000 Open Stake 1.40m at 1 p.m. in the International Arena.

Anthony D'Ambrosio set a challenging course for Saturday night's grand prix. Forty-four entries showed in round one and just four were able to advance to the jump-off. All of the jump-off competitors then had faults through the short course. Charlie Jacobs and Flaming Star finished on top with one rail down in the fastest time of 48.62 more>
U.S. Equestrians Impressed with Coaches Clive Milkins (GBR) and Dennis Callin (USA) at 2013 U.S. Para-Dressage Symposium West Coast
from USPEA
Winters, Calif. - The terms camaraderie, team, collaboration, and community were continuously noted throughout the 2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Training Symposium West Coast. Scheduled November 20-23, 2013, trainers, riders, and auditors had an opportunity to dive into the world of para-equestrian dressage, build upon fundamentals, develop themselves and their horses, and move to the next level. Between the "Train the Trainer" session and the "Rider Symposium" attendees were educated within the classroom and interactive demonstrations. Equestrians rode their own or borrowed first-class horses in individual and collaborative coaching sessions with Gold medal para-dressage coach from Great Britain, Clive Milkins, and high performance U.S. Grand Prix rider Dennis Callin, who is currently competing in more>
USDF Announces New Ravel Education Grants 
from USDF
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce a new grant program, Ravel Education Grants, supported through proceeds generated by sales of licensed jewelry designs of Ravel by Jane Heart Jewelry. Ravel is America's most decorated Grand Prix Dressage horse and a 2012 USDF Hall of Fame inductee. Developed by the USDF Youth Programs Committee in partnership with Akiko Yamazaki, Ravel's owner, as part of the current USDF Shining Star Award program, this new grant is designed to recognize the most outstanding displays of sportsmanship among USDF youth. The Shining Star Award program recognizes acts of sportsmanship that show the individual has gone above and beyond what is expected of all USDF youth more>
Afires Heir: A Royal Legacy

Afires Heir sired nineteen of the Top Ten winners in the Park, English, and Country English divisions, two of which were National Champions. This is an increase over his 2012 record, in which his get claimed an impressive twelve Top Tens and two National Championships in the English Pleasure division.

Equally impressive in 2013, Afires Heir sired three of the Top Ten winners in the AEPA English Pleasure Futurity class and the national Champion. This is a class specifically designed to showcase young stock in the English Division and is highly competitive, paying out $100,000 in prize money. In 2012 he also sired the national Champion and four of the Top Ten winners.

the success of his get has increased his popularity as a sire and as a results Afires Heir rose to first place (from fourteenth in 2013) in the 2013 Arabian Horse World Stud Book. This is remarkable, especially for a performance sire. It is usually the case that this ranking is held by halter champions such as DA Valentino, Marwan Al Shaqab, and Magnum Psyche.

Feed Management to Minimize the Risk of Impaction in Horses
by Kentucky Equine Research Staff

Winter, with its icy water sources and lowered equine activity levels, is one of the riskiest times for horses that tend to develop intestinal impaction. Fresh grass has been replaced in the diet by dry hay; horses tend to drink less when offered very cold water; and with a break in regular training and exercise, they may not sweat enough to feel thirsty. These are all contributing factors to impaction colic because they are all conducive to slower movement of ingested material through the digestive tract. 


Regular intake of suitable forage, adequate chewing and moistening of this forage with saliva, and proper hydration status are important in preventing impaction. Exercise also encourages movement of ingested material. Horse owners need to be sure they are carrying out management steps to help their horses avoid more> 

NCEASouth Carolina Tops Final NCEA Fall Rankings
Waco, Texas. - The final fall national team rankings for the National Collegiate Equestrian Association have been released Monday by the NCEA Selection Committee.

South Carolina is the nation's new No. 1 team, closing its fall slate with a 6-2 overall record and a back-to-back road wins against Auburn and South Dakota State to finish the fall semester.

Auburn in the nation's No. 2 team with a 6-1 record and three road wins against ranked teams to conclude the fall semester. Baylor checks in at No. 3 with a 5-2 record and is coming off a 10-9 loss to Auburn.

New Mexico State, which has not competed since the last rankings announcement, is 7-2 and ranked No. 4. Kansas State, which ended its fall semester with a 6-3 record and a win against Georgia, is No. more>
USEFNewsMiranda Prints Receives 2013 USEF Youth Sportsman's Award
2013 USEF Youth Sportsman's Award Winner Miranda Prints (Bill Smith Photography)
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce Miranda Prints as the winner of the 2013 USEF Youth Sportsman's Award. Seventeen-year-old Prints was selected from an outstanding group of youth representing their respective recognized breed and discipline affiliates from across the country. An avid vaulter from Orangevale, Calif., she was nominated by the American Vaulting Association (AVA).

Prints has been vaulting for 12 years and has won Reserve National Champion, Region II Champion, and Region II High Point Champion and Reserve Champion titles. In 2008, she passed her Bronze Medal test with commendations and in 2010 passed her Silver Medal test with high commendations. She volunteers as an assistant coach for lower level vaulters of Nu Balance Vaulters, even coaching students to "Tiny Tot" Champion titles. She was an ambassador for the American Vaulting Association at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and was a member of the Cavalcade of Horses' staff at the California State more>
Scott Brash Jumps Up to World Number One Spot in Longines Rankings
from FEI
Great Britain's Scott Brash (Stefano Grasso/Longines)

Scott Brash (GBR), currently second in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2013/2014 Western European League standings and the youngest member of the London 2012 Olympic Games gold medal winning British team, has jumped into the world number one spot in the Longines Rankings.


The 28-year-old from Peebles in Scotland has moved up from sixth place with 2,590 points, and is now 37-points clear of the former world number one, his compatriot Ben Maher (2,627 points).


Germany's Ludger Beerbaum has also moved up four places into third with 2,495 points. The USA's Beezie Madden, top-ranked female in the Longines Rankings, has dropped two places to fourth with 2,451, just one point ahead of Marcus Ehning (GER) in more>



MiniatureASPC/AMHR Announces 2014 Board of Directors
Morton, Ill. - The American Shetland Pony Club, Inc. (ASPC) announces the results of the 2014 Board of Directors election.

Three areas held contested elections. Area 1 has re-elected Bruce Abbott of Oswego, N.Y.. Mike Mounts of Grove City, Ohio. has been elected as the Area 2 Director. Area 6 has re-elected Phyllis Hopwood of Palmer, more>




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