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February 18, 2015

NARG Announces Its Top 25 Shows

The North American Riders Group Board has recently announced its NARG Top 25 Shows for 2014. Similar to the previous year, the 2014 NARG evaluations focused primarily on each competition's jumper aspects and gave 10 bonus points to shows that offered purses at or above $500,000, as well as points for shows that were approved for Fédération Équestre Internationale classes. These adjustments may have altered the rankings to a degree, but the aspects of superb footing, stabling, course design and overall venue are still the most significant factors.

February 8, 2015

Brianne Goutal Goes Two-For-Two At WEF

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 8  

Brianne Goutal is on quite a roll. She scored a remarkable one-two at Week 5 of the Winter Equestrian Festival, winning the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 5 on Friday and the $127,000 Ariat® Grand Prix CSI 3* on Ballade van het Indihof.

February 8, 2015

Lucy Davis Comes Home To California To Win At HITS Thermal

Thermal, Calif.—Feb. 7  

She grew up riding on the HITS Desert Circuit as a California girl, but Lucy Davis hasn’t shown in Thermal, Calif., since 2011.

Instead, Davis based herself in Europe with trainers Meredith and Markus Beerbaum and showed in Florida on the Winter Equestrian Festival series. Last year was a break-out year for her, as she and Barron represented the United States in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, helping the team take bronze.  

February 5, 2015

USEF Names Youth Teams For Wellington CSIO

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the following athletes for FEI Nations Cup competitions during the Wellington CSIO, Feb. 25-March 1, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla.

On Saturday, Feb. 28, the International Arena will showcase the $10,000 FEI Young Riders Nations Cup, the FEI Junior Riders Nations Cup and the FEI Children’s Nations Cup.

DiAnn Langer will serve as chef d’equipe for the teams.

 

Young Rider Team 

Shawn Casady (Harriman, Tenn.)

Michael Hughes (Allendale, N.J.)

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.

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