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October 16, 2014

George Williams And Charlotte Bredahl-Baker Named U.S. Dressage Youth Coach And Assistant Dressage Youth Coach

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the naming of the U.S. dressage youth coach and the assistant dressage youth coach. George Williams will serve as the U.S. dressage youth coach and Charlotte Bredahl-Baker will serve as assistant dressage youth coach, pending contract negotiations.

October 15, 2014

Kentucky Horse Park Commission Selects New Executive Director

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission announced Oct. 14 that it has selected Jamie Link as the new executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park.

"I look forward to working with Jamie as we strive to make the Kentucky Horse Park an even better attraction for visitors to Kentucky," said Governor Steve Beshear. "This is an outstanding selection by the commission, and I appreciate their hard work. The Kentucky Horse Park plays a vital role in tourism for the entire state."

Link is currently the deputy chief of staff for Beshear.  A start date will be set later.

October 15, 2014

Officials Announced For 2015 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals

Las Vegas Events Inc., producer of the 2015 FEI World Cup Finals, has announced the slate of officials for the 2015 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals, which takes place alongside the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., next April 15-19.

Lilo Fore of the United States will be president of the ground jury. She will be teamed with Stephen Clarke of Great Britain, Francis Verbeek of the Netherlands, Peter Holler of Germany, Isabelle Judet of France, Annette Fransen-Iacobaeus of Sweden and Maria Schwennesen of Australia.

October 12, 2014

The Dutch Sail To Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final Victory

Barcelona—Oct. 11  

The newly-crowned world champions from The Netherlands stormed to victory at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2014 Final at Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain tonight. On the crest of a wave following their gold-medal-winning performances at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy last month, they oozed class and confidence as they put the result beyond doubt with fabulous clears from their first three riders. 

October 11, 2014

A Ground Jury Call Knocks Montgomery Out Of Boekelo Lead

Boekelo, the Netherlands—Oct. 11 

An as yet unsuccessful protest by dressage leader Clark Montgomery has left him in 30th place at the Military Boekelo CCIO*** in the Netherlands.

October 10, 2014

Montgomery Goes Into The Lead At Boekelo CCI***

Boekelo, the Netherlands—Oct. 10  

The second day of dressage at the Military Boekelo CCIO*** wrapped up on Friday in Boekelo, the Netherlands, and U.S. rider Clark Montgomery has taken the lead aboard Loughan Glen. 

October 10, 2014

U.S. Team Rebounds At Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup

Barcelona—Oct. 10  

Team USA won the Challenge Cup at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2014 Final this afternoon, but it took a second-round jump-off against the clock to place the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 team bronze medallists ahead of a relatively rookie Australian side. 

October 10, 2014

Dutch Stay On Form In Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

Barcelona—Oct. 9  

The newly crowned world champions from Holland stamped their authority all over the first round of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2014 Final in Barcelona, Spain when coming out on top with a 0 score.

In a competition during which the formbook was otherwise completely turned on its head, it was Sweden that lined up second while Belgium, Canada and Germany finished joint-third. 

October 8, 2014

USEF Names Combinations For First Competition Of The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Show Jumping Final

The Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team will be represented by the following four horse-and-athlete combinations in the first competition of the 2014 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Show Jumping Final, to be held Oct. 9th at the CSIO***** Barcelona.

McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) will ride Sagamore Farms' Rothchild. Rothchild is a 13-year-old warmblood gelding.

Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) will ride Amalaya Investments' Voyeur. 
Voyeur is a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.

October 8, 2014

International Riders Clubs Sign Memorandums Of Understanding With FEI

The International Jumping Riders Club and the International Dressage Riders Club, which together represent the world’s top athletes, have signed Memorandums of Understanding with the FEI.

The two organizations, formerly FEI Associate Members, will work closely with the FEI to expand the Olympic disciplines of show jumping and dressage. The number of show jumping events have grown by 20 percent since 2010, and dressage events have grown by 28 percent in the same period, with over 1,300 jumping and 450 dressage events taking place in more than 70 countries last year alone.

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