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April 2, 2014

Twelve U.S. Riders Entered In Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final

The U.S. Equestrian Federation will be well represented at the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final, April 17-21, as 12 U.S. show jumpers will head to Lyon, France.

As the reigning FEI World Cup Jumping Final champion, Beezie Madden is pre-qualified to defend her title in Lyon.

Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) will ride Abigail Wexner’s Simon. Simon is a 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.  

March 31, 2014

International Horse Sports Confederation Conducts First Meeting

At the first meeting of the International Horse Sports Confederation, the Fédération Equestre Internationale and the International Federation Of Horse Racing authorities confirmed that they share the same core values of protecting horse welfare and discussed in detail the different models under which both organizations operate.

March 28, 2014

Alltech National Horse Show Welcomes U-25 Jumper Championship


Preparation for the 2014 Alltech National Horse Show is already underway, and this year the event will welcome a new U-25 Jumper Championship. Pending final approval by the U.S. Equestrian Federation, this new addition will be open to all riders ages 16-25 that have participated in the qualifying events and will feature $65,000 in prize money.    

March 27, 2014

USEF To Award Three Dressage High Performance Pre-Games Training And Competition Grants

In the spring of 2014, the U.S. Equestrian Federation will award up to three Dressage High Performance Pre-Games Training and Competition Grants. These grants are open to athlete/horse combinations who have submitted an application of intent to compete in the selection trial for the U.S. Dressage Team Short List for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) and are planning to train and/or compete in Europe prior to the selection trial in preparation for the Games.

March 27, 2014

Coudray Awarded Land Rover Grant To Compete at Rolex Kentucky CCI****

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced March 27 that Tiana Coudray has been awarded a Land Rover Grant to compete at the 2014 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 23-27 in Lexington.

As approved by the USEF Eventing High Performance Committee, Coudray (Ojai, Calif.) will ride Jatial, Inc.'s 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Ringwood Magister. Coudray, 25, is currently based in Gloucestershire, England, to compete and train in Europe.

March 26, 2014

George Williams And Havensafe Farm Announce Split

Betsy Juliano and George Williams have announced that at the close of the winter season, Williams will leave Juliano’s Havensafe Farm, ending their professional relationship. 

Williams began his formal employment with Havensafe Farm in May of 2009 when Juliano had four dressage horses for Williams to train for her to compete. Since then, the number of Havensafe horses has doubled.

March 24, 2014

Zetterman Risks It To Win It In Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Final

Wellington, Fla.—March 23   

The last fence in the jump-off ended up being a long way off for Alexander Zetterman, but the 24-year-old Swedish Rider wasn’t going to let victory in the $50,000 Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Series Final escape him.

“I was a little bit nervous I wasn’t going to get there,” he admitted. “I kind of felt from the turn that I could get there, but then he was kind of backing off too much, so I started kicking and eventually we got there and he was good.”

March 17, 2014

USET Foundation Establishes Karen Stives Endowment Fund for High Performance Eventing

Karen Stives has made an incredible gift of $1 million to the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation to establish the Karen Stives Endowment Fund for High Performance Eventing.

This fund will allow for a grant to be awarded annually for an eventing high performance activity, which will have a direct impact on the United States’ ability to win medals at international championships.

March 13, 2014

Entries Finalized For AIG $1 Million Grand Prix At HITS Desert Circuit

Thermal, Calif.—March 13   

HITS, Inc., announced the final list of riders set to compete in Sunday’s AIG $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by Lamborghini Newport Beach, at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, Calif.

With the touch-down of the East Coast qualified riders and manager’s picks yesterday, the list is made up of a cast of international superstars, World Cup Champions, Olympians and wide-eyed young talent.

March 10, 2014

Veterans Cristallo And Flexible Make Short Work Of Winning At HITS Thermal

Thermal, Calif.—March 7-9  

What brought Richard Spooner home to California from Europe after two years away from the HITS Desert Circuit? The allure of the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix on March 17.

With that in mind, Spooner rode his veteran Cristallo to the top of the $50,000 CardFlex Grand Prix at HITS Desert Circuit on March 9. He hopes he and the 16-year-old Cristallo are just getting warmed up. “When the jumps get bigger, Cristallo gets better, so we will see what happens,” Spooner said.

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