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March 24, 2015

FEI Confirms Reem Acra World Cup Dressage Final Entries

Today, March 24, the Fédération Équestre Internationale confirmed the entries for the upcoming Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final. The competition is scheduled for April 15-19 in Las Vegas. The following rider/horse combinations will be taking part in the event:

North American League (2 slots)

Steffen Peters/Legolas 92 (USA)

Laura Graves/Verdades (USA)

Western European League (9 slots)

Edward Gal/Glock’s Undercover (NED)

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl/Unee BB (GER)

Fabienne Lutkemeier/D’Agostino (GER)

March 24, 2015

USEF Accepting Bids To Host 2016 Eventing Nations Cup

The U.S. Equestrian Federation is now accepting bids to host a CCIO***/CICO*** Nations Cup as part of the 2016 FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series. Interested organizing committees, who organize a USEF-licensed FEI two-star eventing competition or above, can view the invitation for bids and the bid form on usef.org.

March 22, 2015

Johnson Ticks Winning A WEF Grand Prix Off Her Bucket List

Wellington, Fla.—March 21   

In a case of student overtaking teacher, Paige Johnson defeated her trainer, Kent Farrington in the $127,000 Engel & Völkers Grand Prix CSI 4* in week 11 at the Winter Equestrian Festival. She rode her family’s Salamander Farm’s Dakota to the top check while Farrington rode a younger horse, Gazelle, into second.

March 17, 2015

USEF Names Traurig Dressage Young Horse Coach

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced the appointment of Christine Traurig as the U.S. Dressage Young Horse Coach on March 16, pending contract negotiations.

(Learn more about Christine Traurig on the USEF website.)

March 15, 2015

Caballito Redeems Himself With $127,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix

Wellington, Fla.—March 14 

Caballito wasn’t having the best of weeks. In a 1.45-meter class early in Week 10 of the Winter Equestrian Festival, he declined to approach the first fence.

March 13, 2015

AERC Requests New Venue For 2016 World Endurance Championship

In the wake of unprecedented scandal and corruption in the sport of endurance riding coming from the United Arab Emirates, the American Endurance Ride Conference has formally requested that the Fédération Equestre Internationale remove the 2016 World Endurance Championship from Dubai to another venue or cancel the event altogether.

March 12, 2015

NBC Network To Air $372,000 Suncast® Grand Prix CSI 5* March 14

Equestrian Sports Production announced March 12 that the major event from week 7 of the Winter Equestrian Festival (Fla.) will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network on Saturday March 14, from 5-6 p.m. EST.

NBC Sports Network will broadcast the $372,000 Suncast® Grand Prix CSI 5*, held Feb. 21, which featured the world’s best show jumpers in one of the biggest events of the season at WEF.

March 12, 2015

FEI Suspends UAE National Federation

The Fédération Equestre Internationale Bureau suspended the national federation of the United Arab Emirates on March 12 for an indeterminate period following an investigation by the FEI into major horse welfare issues and non-compliance with FEI rules and regulations in the discipline of endurance.

The Bureau, chaired by FEI President Ingmar De Vos, was unanimous in its decision to suspend the UAE National Federation.

March 11, 2015

PRO Introduces Youth Team Series

The Professional Riders Organization has announced a new series designed to give junior and young riders the experience of competing on a team before attending the North American Junior and Young Riders Championship.

March 11, 2015

USEF Names Combinations For Stillpoint Farm Nations Cup CDIO***

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the combinations that will compete for the United States at the Stillpoint Farm Nations Cup CDIO***, running in conjunction with the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, March 24-28, in Wellington, Fla. The United States will field two teams each composed of two Grand Prix and two small tour combinations.

USA I Team

Grand Prix

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