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October 9, 2012

Ethel Walker School Horse Trials Canceled

The Ethel Walker School Horse Trials, scheduled for Oct. 14, have been canceled due to lack of entries.

The event, held in Simsbury, Conn., was to be the last in Area I for the 2012 competitive season. The event organizers extended the closing date, but they did not attract enough participants.

Ethel Walker will give a full refund to any rider who had entered and paid.

October 4, 2012

Courageous Comet Named 2012 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Champion

Becky Holder rode Tom Holder’s Courageous Comet to the top of the 2012 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series, garnering an impressive 625 points to become the keeper of the cup for 2012.

The results contributing to Becky and the 16-year-old Thoroughbred’s (Comet Shine—Rosenelli) lead included their win at the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships (Ga.), second place at the Richland Park CIC*** (Mich.), and third place in The Fork Horse Trials (N.C.) advanced B division.

October 4, 2012

PRO Awards Junior Young Rider Training Level Scholarships

Grace Fulton, 13, of Finksburg, Md., and Kaylin Medlin O'Neal, 14, of Charlotte, N.C., became the highest-scoring riders in the Professional Riders Organization Junior Young Rider Training Level Scholarship Award Program on the East Coast. Hailey Patno, 15, of Jackson, Wyo., was the only West Coast junior to complete the designated competitions with a full score this year.

October 3, 2012

2013 FEI Prohibited Substances List Approved

The Fédération Equestre Internationale Equine Prohibited Substance List for 2013, which has now been approved by the FEI Bureau, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013.

Following a period of consultation with the National Federations, the FEI List Group held its most recent meeting during the London 2012 Paralympics and signed off on changes to the List for 2013. The changes include the addition of five new substances and other amendments.

The changes are summarized below:

October 2, 2012

USEF Names Jumping Team For Buenos Aires CSIO-W

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named four horse-and-rider combinations to represent the United States at the CSIO-W Buenos Aires in Argentina, Nov. 6-11.

With Norman Dello Jolo serving as chef d’equipe, the following riders will compete in the Nations Cup on Nov. 9:

September 28, 2012

Future Event Horse Central Championship Canceled

The IDHSNA/U.S. Eventing Association Future Event Horse Central Championships scheduled for Oct. 11 at Willow Draw Farm in Weatherford, Texas, have been canceled due to lack of entries.

The Future Event Horse qualifying classes, Young Event Horse and New Event Horse classes have also been canceled.

The Future Event Horse East Coast Championships are scheduled to take place on Sept. 29 at Morven Park in Leesburg, Va., while the West Coast Championships will be on Oct. 19 at Ram Tap in Fresno, Calif.

September 27, 2012

George Morris To Serve As An Advisor For New USHJA Working Groups

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has announced that George Morris will serve as an advisor for the recently announced Hunter and Jumper Working Groups. Representation on the Working Groups includes athletes, amateurs, owners, trainers, coaches, riders, licensed officials and competition organizers.

September 27, 2012

Nine Horse Shows Receive USEF Heritage Competition Honor

The U.S. Equestrian Federation Board of Directors, at its recent mid-year meeting, considered nine applications for USEF Heritage Competition status. The following competitions were granted the highest honor currently held by USEF horse shows:

September 25, 2012

USEF Announces Dressage Rider Test Program

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced Sept. 25 the formation of the new Dressage Rider Tests Program for the 2013 competition year.

The program will help riders measure their progress at training, first and second level through tests specifically designed to evaluate the rider. The USEF Dressage Committee worked in conjunction with the U.S. Dressage Federation to develop the program.

September 24, 2012

Palm Beach World Dressage Masters Dates Set

The World Dressage Masters CDI***** Palm Beach, the only five-star dressage competition in North America, is set to take place Jan. 23-27 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, the show is hosted during the Wellington Classic Sunshine Challenge CDI*** and offers more than $550,00 in prize money.

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