The first of the USEF Town Hall Meetings series was hosted by Equestrian Sport Productions at their FTI Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds on March 27. Federation representatives joined prominent industry owners, trainers, and veterinarians to discuss topical issues contributing to unprecedented public scrutiny relating to medication and treatment of performance horses.
The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation announced the inaugural George H. Morris Gladstone Program for talented show jumping riders, which will be held May 21-26, at the USET Foundation's headquarters, Hamilton Farm, in Gladstone, N.J.
The Gladstone Program is an intensive week of training and education for exceptionally dedicated and talented show jumping riders in pursuit of a path that will prepare them to represent the United States at international team competitions.
A group of nine dressage and para-dressage judges from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United States have been promoted to five-star status, the highest rank, by the respective FEI Technical Committees.
The world’s leading show jumping championships will be staged at The International Quarter, adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, cementing the extraordinary equestrian legacy from the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Global Champions Tour will bring world class five-star show jumping to the capital from June 6-9 with the full support of Mayor of London Boris Johnson and his Chief of Staff Sir Edward Lister. It will be one of the first international sporting events in the Olympic Park since the London Games and comes only weeks before the site opens fully to the public.
The United States Equestrian Federation and The Dutta Corporation increase their partnership as Dutta Corp. will become the official shipper for the U.S. Eventing Team as well as title sponsor of the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Festival in the Country (Md.) and the Dutta Corp./USEF Three-Star Eventing National Championship.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation and U.S. Eventing Association have announced the introduction of the Eventing 18/Advancing Athletes program, a new joint initiative beginning in 2013. The goal of this program is to build a foundation of future horsemen and women who will hopefully go on to represent the United States. This is an important step in the athlete pipeline. Selection into the program will be based on talent, competitiveness, commitment, potential, willingness to learn, quality of application and recommendations.
The United States will field two dressage teams for the Wellington Nations Cup CDIO*** on April 11-14 in conjunction with the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The U.S. teams will be composed of two Grand Prix combinations and two Prix St. Georges competitors.
The Alltech National Horse Show, scheduled for the Alltech Arena in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 29 through Nov. 3, is pleased to announce that the performance working hunters at the 3'3" and 3'6" levels will be added to this year's line-up.