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October 6, 2014

Hesslink's Consistency Earns Him USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Title

The Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search Finals—East came to an exciting conclusion on Oct. 5 at the USET Foundation Headquarters as Geoffrey Hesslink was crowned champion.

October 6, 2014

Janine Malone And Maryal Barnett To Receive 2014 USDF Lifetime Achievement Awards

U.S. Dressage Federation officials have named Janine Malone and Maryal Barnett as the winners of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards. These awards go to longtime members who’ve shown a lifetime of dedication to USDF through volunteering and developing programs, projects, and committees that have contributed to USDF's mission.

October 3, 2014

USET Foundation Awards Jacqueline B. Mars Training Grant To Matthew Brown

The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation announced Oct. 3 that the Jacqueline B. Mars National Competition and Training Grant has been awarded to Matthew Brown of Petaluma, Calif. The grant is given to an eventing rider who has been identified and recommended by the USEF Eventing Selectors, with an impressive record and potential to represent the United States in future international competition.

October 2, 2014

USEF Names Combinations For Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team At Military Boekelo CCIO***

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named combinations to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the Military Boekelo CCIO*** and re-allocated USEF Land Rover Competition Grants for that competition and Les Étoiles de Pau CCI****.

Military Boekelo

The following horse-and-rider combinations have been named to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the Military Boekelo CCIO***, Oct. 9-12, in Boekelo, the Netherlands (in alphabetical order):

Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (East Sussex, United Kingdom) and Deborah Halliday's Fernhill By Night

September 30, 2014

Riders Announced For Second USEF/USET Foundation Dressage Pipeline Clinic

Riders have been selected for the second USEF/USET Foundation Dressage Pipeline Clinic. This clinic, which is made possible through a gift from USET Foundation Trustee Betsy Juliano and Havensafe Farm, will be held Oct. 11-12, hosted by Michael Fowler's Epona Farm in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

September 29, 2014

Tori Colvin Kicks Off Fall With Capital Challenge Equitation Win

Upper Marlboro, Md.—Sept. 28 

They’ve both done their share of winning, and now that top junior rider Victoria Colvin and superstar equitation horse Clearway have come together, big things are on the horizon.

The pair kicked off their fall indoor campaign with the win in the Private Tutoring Services North American Junior Equitation Championships.

September 25, 2014

USHJA Announces Finalists For Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has announced the 16 riders who have been invited to ride in the 2014 EAP National Training Session, presented by Dover Saddlery, to be held Nov. 13-16 in Findlay, Ohio.

The 2014 National Finalists are:

Bailey Fuller of Tualatin, Ore.

Emma Glaunert of West Linn, Ore.

Abby Graham of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Lucy Hart of Lexington, Ky.

Caroline Johnson of Grafton, Mass.

Mckenzie Kasper of Alpharetta, Ga.

Abby Kelley of Denver, Colo.

Megan Kerpsack of Austin, Texas

September 24, 2014

USEF Lifetime Achievement Award And Pegasus Medal Of Honor Nominations Due Soon

It's time for the U.S. Equestrian Federation Lifetime Achievement Award and Pegasus Medal of Honor Award nominations, and the deadline to submit them will be upon us soon. Any current USEF Member may submit nominations, and they need to be received by the USEF on or before Tuesday, Sept. 30.

September 23, 2014

USEF Names Hermès Show Jumping Team For Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named five athletes to the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final. The culmination of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup series will take place Oct. 9-12 at CSIO***** Barcelona.

The following athletes have been named to the team (in alphabetical order):

Margie Engle (Wellington, Fla.)

Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.)

Lauren Hough (Wellington, Fla.)

Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.)

McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.)


September 22, 2014

Maya Black Takes CIC*** Blue At Plantation Field Horse Trials

Unionville, Pa.—Sept. 21

Maya Black and Doesn't Play Fair stormed around Mike Etherington-Smith's CIC*** cross-country course to clinch the win at Plantation Field International Horse Trials in fairytale fashion.

Both new to this level, Black and Doesn't Play Fair completed their first advanced at Pine Top (Ga.) in February and have racked up impressive placings ever since, most notably a fifth-place finish at Bromont CCI*** (Quebec) in June. Black is from Whidbey Island, Wash., and is 27. 

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