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February 4, 2015

U.S. Hermès Show Jumping Team For Ocala Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Updated

The U.S. Hermès Show Jumping team entry for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup to take place in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 13 has been updated. 

Kent Farrington, originally named on the team, will not compete. But joining Georgina Bloomberg, Lauren Hough, Laura Kraut and Beezie Madden in Ocala will be Todd Minikus. 

The Hermès Show Jumping for the Ocala Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup is...

February 4, 2015

USET Foundation Elects New Officers And Trustees

At the annual meeting of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation Board of Trustees, Jan. 25 in Wellington, Fla., the trustees elected Brownlee O. Currey Jr. as chairman of the board; S. Tucker S. Johnson, president and CEO; W. James McNerney Jr., vice president; Philip E. Richter, treasurer; and Elizabeth Juliano, secretary. These individuals will serve as the officers of the corporation for a four-year term.

February 2, 2015

Valegro's The Best By Far In Amsterdam CDI-W

Amsterdam, the Netherlands—Jan. 31  

In their last outing before traveling to Las Vegas to defend their Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final title, Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro swept to victory with the greatest of ease at the Western European World Cup League in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

January 30, 2015

Lamaze Makes It Four In A Row At WEF

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 29  

It’s hard to win one grand prix, especially one with a start list of more than 70 riders.

But Eric Lamaze has accomplished just that four consecutive times in the last month. He topped his fourth straight victory in the Ruby et Violette Challenge Cup Series at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Lamaze won the first two classes of the series riding Rosana du Park and earned his third and now fourth victories aboard Fine Lady 5. He rides both horses for Artisan Farms LLC.

January 27, 2015

USEF Continues Eventing Frangible Technology Grant Program

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the continuation of the Eventing Frangible Technology Grant Program through the 2015 competition season. Organizers of USEF-licensed eventing competitions may apply for a grant to supplement the use of frangible devices.

January 25, 2015

Mariett Makes Her Mark In AGDF Grand Prix Freestyle

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 23  

For the second time early in the 2015 season, Lars Petersen of Denmark and Mariett, a 17-year-old Danish Warmblood mare, rose to the top of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle class.

The duo scored a 75.32 percent to take the class, with Shelly Francis of the U.S. placing second on a 74.50 percent aboard Doktor, and fellow Danish rider Mikala Gundersen and My Lady coming in third with a 73.85 percent. More than 1,400 people filled the stands, a record high this early in the season.

January 25, 2015

Bloomberg's Best In $127,000 Adequan Grand Prix At WEF

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 24  

Georgina Bloomberg went head-to-head with one of the fastest riders on the grand prix circuit and came out on top in the $127,000 Adequan® Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival under the lights on the night of Jan. 24.

“It is a huge honor to beat every rider in this class, but especially to beat Laura Chapot,” Bloomberg said. “I think anybody that competes knows how much she wins and how difficult it is to beat her. Laura—I mean this with the utmost respect, but beating you tonight tastes so good!"

January 23, 2015

Lamaze Goes Three For Three At WEF

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 22  

Olympic individual gold medalist Eric Lamaze is now three for three in the Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Series at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival.

Held each Thursday throughout the 12 weeks of WEF competition, Lamaze won the first two classes aboard Rosana du Park and scored his third victory in Thursday's $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 3 riding Fine Lady 5. He rides both horses for Artisan Farms LLC.

January 22, 2015

Adrienne Lyle Announces Wizard's Retirement

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games dressage competitor Adrienne Lyle announced the retirement of Wizard, her Olympic and World Games partner, on Jan. 22. The 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Weltmeyer—Pica, Classiker) is owned by Peggy Thomas.

Highlights of Lyle and Wizard's long partnership include representing the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games as individuals, as well as at the 2014 World Games in Normandy, France, where they contributed to a fourth-placed team finish. They were the 2008 USEF Brentina Cup champions.  

January 16, 2015

Sabrina Zeender Appointed FEI Secretary General

Sabrina Zeender, 49, has been appointed Secretary General of the Fédération Equestre Internationale following a proposal to the FEI Bureau from President Ingmar De Vos which received unanimous support. Zeender, who first joined the FEI in 1991, has been interim Secretary General since De Vos’ election to the presidency on Dec. 14.

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