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July 10, 2014

Updated: USEF Names CDIO***** and CDI**** Combinations For Aachen

The U.S. Equestrian Federation will be represented in large tour dressage competition at the CHIO Aachen, July 11-20, in Aachen, Germany. Four members of the short list for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team will compose the U.S. team in the CDIO*****, with a further four contesting CDI**** competition. Big tour competition at CHIO Aachen will serve as the second mandatory outing for the short list. 

July 7, 2014

USEA Announces Dates And Locations For Future And Young Event Horse Championships

The U.S. Eventing Association has announced the dates and locations for this year’s Future Event Horse and Young Event Horse Championships on both the East and West Coast.

The FEH West Coast Championship will be held Oct. 30 at Galway Downs (Temecula, Calif.), followed by the East Coast Championship at Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, Md.) on Nov. 2.

Loch Moy Farm will also be offering an FEH competition on Nov. 1, which participants can use as a qualifier for the championship the next day.

July 6, 2014

Farrington Finally Wins The Elusive ATCO Queen Elizabeth Cup At Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta, Canada—July 5   

Kent Farrington’s tried quite a few times and come close before, but before July 5 he’d never won the $210,000 ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup before.

That all changed when he and Voyeur turned in a score of just 1 time fault over two tough rounds to claim the top check.

July 6, 2014

Peters And Graves Second In Fritzens CDI****

The United States closed out a strong showing at the Fritzens CDI**** in Austria on Sunday as seven members of the short list for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team went to task in Grand Prix competition. In the freestyle, Steffen Peters led the effort that saw the Americans take three of the top four placings. In the Grand Prix Special, Laura Graves was second and the top placing of four U.S. riders within the top seven.

July 4, 2014

Graves Leads Strong U.S. Effort At Fritzens CDI****

U.S. riders kicked off both big tour and small tour competition on Friday, July 4, at the Fritzens CDI**** in Austria with strong performances in the Grand Prix and Prix St. Georges tests. Four members of the short list for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) U.S. Dressage Team—Laura Graves, Shelly Francis, and Caroline Roffman and Lisa Wilcox—secured results for the United States in the Grand Prix for the Special to qualify to contest Sunday's Grand Prix Special, while Steffen Peters started the day with a win in small tour competition.

July 3, 2014

Equestrian Australia Announces World Games Eventing Team

National eventing selectors have announced the six horse-and-rider combinations to comprise Australia's Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) eventing team.

The six riders and their horses in alphabetical order are:

Chris Burton and TS Jamaimo (owners: TS Jamaimo Syndicate)

Sam Griffiths and Paulank Brockagh (owners: Mr and Mrs Posford, Jules Carter)

Sonja Johnson and Parkiarrup Illicit Liaison (owner: Nikki Harwood)

Bill Levett and Shannondale Titan (owners: Clare, Anne and Mike Prentice)

July 3, 2014

USEF Appoints Janis Linnan Steward General Of Eventing

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced June 30 the appointment of Janis Linnan as the USEF steward general of eventing. In this role she will be responsible for the stewarding at FEI-sanctioned eventing competitions throughout the United States. Additionally, Linnan will work with USEF honorary steward general David Distler to implement FEI directives on education and licensing, as well as serve as a resource to FEI eventing stewards. The position was previously held by Sally O’Connor.

July 2, 2014

USEF Names Hermès Show Jumping Team For Aachen CSIO*****

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the riders for the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team at the Aachen CSIO***** in Germany. Robert Ridland will serve as chef d'equipe in Aachen.

The following riders will compose the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team in Aachen, July 15-20 (listed in alphabetical order):

Lucy Davis (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Margie Engle (Wellington, Fla.)

Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.)

Lauren Hough(Wellington, Fla.)

Reed Kessler (Lexington, Ky.)

July 2, 2014

USEF Names Will Connell Director Of Sport Programs

The U.S. Equestrian Federation CEO Chris Welton announced today, July 2, that Will Connell has been named USEF Director of Sport Programs

From 2003 to present, Connell served as the British Equestrian Federation Performance Director with responsibility for the coordination and delivery of the United Kingdom Sport Funded World Class Program for disciplines of eventing, dressage, jumping and para-equestrian dressage.

July 1, 2014

Douglas Lees Honored With S. Bryce Wing Award

On June 18, the Maryland Hunt Cup Association announced the presentation of the 2014 S. Bryce Wing trophy to two-time Eclipse Award winning photographer Douglas Lees.

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