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July 14, 2016

New Mexico State Discontinues NCAA Equestrian Program

New Mexico State University, along with the New Mexico State Athletic Department, announced July 13 that it would discontinue sponsorship of the equestrian team, effective with the 2016-2017 season. 

July 13, 2016

McLain Ward Picks Up A Win As Aachen CHIO Begins

McLain Ward scored a win for the United States on the second day of the Aachen CHIO. Riding HH Carlos to the top of the Prize of StädteRegion Aachen, a 1.50-meter power and speed class.

HH Carlos and McLain Ward on their way to victory in the Prize of StädteRegion Aachen. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography

July 13, 2016

Emma Kurtz Catch-Rides To Multiple Titles At USEF Junior Hunter Finals—East

Devon, Pa.—July 11-12  

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.

July 12, 2016

USEF Announces Change Of Date And Location For Dressage Grand Prix And Intermediaire I National 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. 

July 12, 2016

USEF Substitutes Traveling Reserve For Olympic Eventing Team

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 Maya Black has withdrawn Dawn and Jonathan Dofelmier's Doesn't Play Fair due to veterinary concerns. 

July 12, 2016

Australia Announces Olympic Games Eventing Team

Australia announced four eventing rider-and horse-combinations for the Olympic Games in Rio on July 12. The team is as follows:

Chris Burton on Santano II 

Sam Griffiths on Paulank Brockagh 

Shane Rose on CP Qualified 

Stuart Tinney on Pluto Mio

July 11, 2016

Gazelle Leaps To Second Big Title In $500,000 ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup At Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta—July 9  

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.

July 7, 2016

USEF Names Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team For Land Rover Great Meadow International

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

July 6, 2016

Rolex Central Park Tickets On Sale

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.

July 5, 2016

USEF Names Hermès Show Jumping Teams For CSIO*****s In Dublin And Hickstead

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):

Georgina Bloomberg (New York, N.Y.)

Audrey Coulter (San Francisco, Calif.)

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