The U.S. endurance team made a strong showing at the Longines FEI World Endurance Championship, held Aug. 25 at Euston Park in Newmarket, Suffolk, England. The team finished in fourth place with a combined time of 24:45:00.
Valerie Kanavy was the first to finish of the U.S. squad. She and Reach For The Gold placed 20th with a time of 8:00:06. Jeremy Reynolds and A Kutt Above finished in 21st place with a time of 08:00:09, while Heather Reynolds and Riverwatch finished in 36th place on 08:44:45. John Crandell III’s Heraldic did not pass the mandatory re-check at vet check 5.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation is accepting applications for the Youth Sportsman’s Award through Oct. 1.
Since the inaugural award was given in 2006, the Youth Sportsman’s Award has recognized young equestrians who exhibit exceptional leadership potential, serve as positive role models for their peers, demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the promotion of equestrian sport, are involved in their community, and exemplify positive sportsmanship principles.
Fédération Equestre Internationale President HRH Princess Haya is proud to announce that London 2012 was a clean Olympic Games for equestrian sport, following confirmation that all human and equine samples taken during the equestrian events at Greenwich Park were negative.
Dressage4Kids’ Emerging Dressage Athlete Program and Hampton Green Farm announced their inaugural winter training opportunity for youth riders, to be held in Wellington, Fla., Jan. 4-March 28, 2013. Lendon Gray will be doing the majority of the riding instruction and will oversee the program. Riders 21 and under, and with any riding level, will be considered for participation.
The following drivers have been named by the U.S. Equestrian Federation to represent the United States in the 2012 FEI Four-in-Hand Driving World Championships, held in Reisenbeck, Germany, Aug. 15-19. Ed Young will serve as chef d’equipe.