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May 20, 2016

NCAA Affirms Support For Equestrian

The Committee on Women’s Athletics confirmed its support for equestrian to remain on the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Emerging Sports list during the April meeting in Indianapolis. 

The committee voted on and approved a statement recommending that equestrian remain on the Emerging Sports list due to new organizational efforts, membership feedback and potential growth. 

May 18, 2016

Foundation Recovers Stolen Munnings Equestrian Artwork

Eleven of the 17 artworks stolen from Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre property dedicated to research and education and owned by The Belle W. Baruch Foundation, have been recovered after being missing for 13 years.

With the cooperation of Frazer Pajak and John Ivy, officials were led to Ivy Auction House, a regional auction house in Laurens, S.C., where they found the lost works. 

May 18, 2016

USEF Names Athletes For European CSIO*****s

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced May 18 that the following athletes have been named to the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Teams competing in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup show jumping events at CSIO***** Rome, May 25-29, CSIO***** St. Gallen (Switzerland), June 1-5, and CSIO***** Rotterdam (the Netherlands), June 22-26. 

These competitions are designated observation events as part of the selection process for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team. Robert Ridland will serve as the chef d’equipe.

May 18, 2016

Badminton Announces Eric Winter As New Cross-Country Course Designer

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI**** (England) has announced the appointment of Eric Winter as the new cross-country course designer for 2017. Winter will take over from Giuseppe Della Chiesa, who designed the track for three years (2014-2016). Hugh Thomas was the course designer before Della Chiesa. 

May 17, 2016

Hamel Family Establishes $25,000 Scholarship Through USHJA Foundation

The Hamel Family has established the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Foundation Hamel Scholarship for Further Education, which will award up to $25,000 to one USHJA member each year. The first scholarship will be awarded in 2017.

May 16, 2016

Palm Beach County Horse Euthanized Due To EHV-1

One horse in Palm Beach County, Florida, was euthanized May 13 after testing positive for equine herpesvirus-1. 

“The 18 other horses on the premises currently are clinically normal,” stated a release from the  Equine Disease Communication Center. “Biosecurity measures and twice daily temperature monitoring are in place. All states with traces have been notified. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will continue to monitor the situation.” 

May 16, 2016

Bariano Takes Garza To A New Level With $130,000 Hollow Creek Farm Grand Prix Win

Lexington, Ky.—May 14  

The Kentucky Spring Horse Show concluded with the day’s highlight event: the $130,000 Hollow Creek Farm Grand Prix CSI3*.

Eugenio Garza of Mexico and Bariano bested a field of 41 competitors to claim the top prize with a blazing jump-off round in 39.16 seconds.

May 16, 2016

HH Carlos Z Speeds To The Top Of $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix

North Salem, N.Y.—May 15  

McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z saved the best for last to win the $50,000 Old Salem Farm CSI 2* Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, from the final spot in the jump-off order at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows.

May 16, 2016

Kent Farrington Goes Two For Two In Windsor

Windsor, England—May 14-15  

Kent Farrington got to meet the Queen of England. What was the occasion? He was picking up yet another trophy from the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Windsor, England.

Farrington claimed the trophy in both the feature grand prix classes of the week aboard a younger mount, Creedance, topping the Kingdom of Bahrain Stakes for the King’s Cup on May 14 and the Grand Prix for the Kingdom of Bahrain Trophy on May 15.

“I’ve taken two big wins this week so I think I should get out of town quick!” Farrington joked.

May 13, 2016

Coleman and Off The Record Lead Jersey Fresh CIC**

Allentown, N.J.—May 13

Will Coleman and Off the Record were the first to go this morning in the CIC**, and they couldn’t be beat, scoring 43.3 penalties in the dressage at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event. Hannah Sue Burnett is second with 45.7 penalties on Cooley Dream, and Boyd Martin is third with 46.1 penalties riding Tsetserleg.


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