Emma Kurtz certainly proved herself a force to be reckoned with at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Junior Hunter National Championship—East, taking home the prestigious grand championship and reserve grand championship honors after being named champion in the 15 and under division of both the large and small junior hunters.
Despite only riding Caldwell, the large junior hunter, and Dominik, the small junior hunter, for the first time two weeks ago, Kurtz piloted the geldings to their respective division championships.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced that the 2016 USEF Dressage Grand Prix and Intermediaire I National Championships will now be held Oct. 12-16, 2016 at the Paso Robles Horse Park in Paso Robles, Calif.
The competition was originally scheduled to take place at Epona Farms in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Nov. 3-6.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has made a substitution to the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team traveling reserve. Maya Black has withdrawn Dawn and Jonathan Dofelmier's Doesn't Play Fair due to veterinary concerns.
Kent Farrington and Gazelle scored their second major win at Spruce Meadows in as many weeks as they topped the coveted $500,000 ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup during the North American’ Tournament CSI5*, presented by Rolex.
Jumping clear through three rounds of competition, Farrington and Gazelle emerged victorious over Elizabeth Gingras of Canada and Zilversprings in second, and Eric Lamaze of Canada aboard Check Picobello Z third.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the Land Rover Great Meadow International CICO***. The Nations Cup will take place July 8-10 in The Plains, Va. USEF Eventing Team Coach David O'Connor will serve as chef d'equipe.
The following combinations will compose the team:
- Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Ann Jones and Thomas Tierney's Fernhill Fugitive, a 2005 Irish Sport Horse gelding
- Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and Marie Le Menestrel's Meadowbrook's Scarlett, a 2007 Thoroughbred cross mare
Tickets are now on sale for the third edition of the Rolex Central Park Horse Show. The RCPHS returns to Wollman Rink in New York City's Central Park on Sept. 21-25 for five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Teams for CSIO***** Dublin and CSIO***** Hickstead in Great Britain. Dublin will take place July 20-24, in Dublin, Ireland, while Hickstead will run July 28-31, in West Sussex, United Kingdom. Robert Ridland will serve as chef d’equipe for both teams.
The following athletes will compose the team at Dublin (in alphabetical order):