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The Future Of U.S. Show Jumping

February 24, 2016

NARG Announces Hiatus From Top 25 At Annual Meeting

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 23

FEI Jumping Committee Chair John Madden stood up at the North American Riders Group Annual Meeting Feb. 23 at the Wanderers Club in Wellington and had the undivided attention of the packed room of horsemen.

“It was a great natural thing that NARG got this [horse show] evaluation thing going,” he said, speaking of the annual NARG Top 25, a list of the top 25 horse shows in North America, which recognizes the best shows on the continent and encourages them to raise their competition standards.

August 20, 2015

USEF Kicks Off Pilot Program For Show Jumping Development

The United States Equestrian Federation wrapped up its inaugural Show Jumping Developing Rider, Young Horse and Breeding Evaluation Clinic Pilot Program on Aug. 4, at Spy Coast Farm in Lexington, Ky. 

A group of 15 developing riders, young horse professionals and breeders took part in the one-day session, held in conjunction with the farm’s BWP Keuring. The invitation-only clinic featured Belgium’s Head Stallion Judge Boudewijn Schepers and offered a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts on young horse selection and development.

December 28, 2011

The Future Of Show Jumping, Part 4: Building A Better Horse Show

To develop riders and horses for the future, as discussed in Part 2 and Part 3 of this series, they need to go to horses shows. But participants in the Nov. 7 U.S.

December 14, 2011

The Future Of U.S. Show Jumping, Part 2: How Will We Find Our Next Olympians?

Who will represent the United States on the show jumping team at the 2034 Olympic Games? That year might sound far-off, but it’s only 23 years away. Most likely, the riders who will be on that team are showing in the junior ranks right now.

December 7, 2011

The Future Of U.S. Show Jumping: Part 1

U.S. show jumpers are worried. And they’re looking for answers.

An open forum hosted by the U.S. Equestrian Federation on Nov. 7—the first of a series of such forums—opened the floor to discussion about various issues in show jumping and horse shows in general. The conversation took a hard look at how horse shows and the sport of show jumping have evolved over the last few decades, and where they’ve gone wrong.

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