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Balou Du Reventon and Big Shot Win 2021 Horse of the Year Titles

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 15, 2022, 10:12 PM EST

Naples, Fla. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that Balou du Reventon, Ann Thompson’s 2006 Oldenburg stallion, was voted the 2021 International Horse of the Year and Big Shot, Dulcie Lou Morris’s 2011 Holsteiner gelding, was voted the 2021 National Horse of the Year by the USEF membership. Balou du Reventon and Big Shot were honored during the SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards Dinner Celebration on Saturday, January 15. International Horse of the Year Balou du...

US Equestrian Aims to Build on Momentum in 2022 with Theme of Ride United. Grow Together.

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 15, 2022, 8:15 AM EST

Naples, Fla. - US Equestrian President Tom O’Mara and CEO Bill Moroney delivered the General Session presentation to members and staff on January 14 at the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in Naples, Fla. They looked back at the successes and improvements made by US Equestrian in 2021 and laid out three priorities for 2022 with the theme of Ride United. Grow Together. US Equestrian senior staff also provided updates on 2021 and what is ahead in 2022. US Equestrian President Tom O’Mara...

US Equestrian Names Elite Program Task Force for Eventing

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 14, 2022, 3:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the members of its newly populated Eventing Elite Program Task Force. These respected members of the Eventing community have proven expertise in sport on a global level within their respective roles and represent a diverse constituency of athletes, owners, coaches, licensed officials, governance leadership, and team support personnel. The task force members were appointed by the USEF President and the USEF...

Laura Kraut and Hunt Tosh Named 2021 Equestrians of the Year at USEF Pegasus Awards Dinner Celebration

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 13, 2022, 10:30 PM EST

Naples, Fla. – US Equestrian is pleased to congratulate 2021 International Equestrian of the Year Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) and National Equestrian of the Year Hunt Tosh (Alpharetta, Ga.). Kraut and Tosh received the most votes from US Equestrian members in the Equestrian of the Year voting last month and were recognized along with other award winners at the 2022 Pegasus Awards Dinner Celebration at the USEF Annual Meeting in Naples, Fla., on Thursday, Jan. 13. 2021 USEF...

US Equestrian Announces Endurance Award Winners for 2021

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 11, 2022, 10:00 AM EST

Cheryl Van Deusen and JG General. ©Becky Pearman Photography Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian congratulates the top endurance athletes from the 2021 competition season. Cheryl Van Deusen (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.) will receive the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award, which is presented annually to the top U.S. senior endurance rider. Charly Dugan (Muncy, Pa.) will receive the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy as the top U.S. junior or young rider in the sport. During the 2021 season,...

Updates to 2022 USEF Dressage Tests for Eventing

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 6, 2022, 11:23 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - During the presentation of the 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, changes were discussed to help further clarify the movement requirements in the tests. Marilyn Payne, chair of the Test Writing Task Force, worked with the USEF to clarify the language used within the movements, without substantive changes to the movements themselves. The updated tests are published on the USEA Website here . Organizers who purchased the digital...

Live Stream Schedule Announced for 2022 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 5, 2022, 11:00 AM EST

Wellington, Fla. – Participants are preparing for the first sessions of the 2022 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week (RDHCW) at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla., which begins on Thursday, January 6. Twenty youth athletes will participate in this year’s RDHCW, which includes a theory lecture by Robert Dover; educational sessions on equine health, hoof care, athlete fitness and nutrition, and other topics; and mounted instruction with world-class...

USEF Eventing 2023 Calendar Webinar

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 4, 2022, 4:10 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . - This webinar will focus on the 2023 Eventing Calendar process and current competition schedule for the upcoming year. Committee Chairs Jonathan Elliott, Lynn Symansky, and Jonathan Holling will discuss the calendaring process used for 2023 and the feedback received to date. When : January 19, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. EST Register Here

US Equestrian Announces Virtual Sessions Ahead of the 2022 USEF Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 4, 2022, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 2022 USEF Annual Meeting is set to take place January 13-15 in Naples, Fla. In addition to the in-person meetings being held in Naples, USEF is pleased to offer members the opportunity to join several informational sessions which will be held virtually via Zoom during the week of the Annual Meeting. These webinars will introduce attendees to some of the diverse breeds and disciplines that are part of the USEF community. Attendance to these webinars is free, but...

Final Call for Media Credentials: 2022 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 4, 2022, 11:49 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2022 US Equestrian Annual Meeting will take place in Naples, Fla., at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, January 13-15, 2022. Members of the media who would like to attend should submit a request for credentials by January 5, 2022. The US Equestrian Annual Meeting hosts council meetings as well as the Pegasus Awards Celebration and SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards Celebration, which wrap up the 2021 competition year across all breeds and disciplines. US Equestrian...