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.
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.
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****.
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
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.
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.
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.
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):
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.