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US Equestrian and SmartPak Announce Continued Partnership and Title Sponsorship of the SmartPak USEF Horse of the Year Program

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 14, 2022, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce its continued partnership with SmartPak. SmartPak has been a longtime partner and sponsor of US Equestrian and will continue as the title sponsor of the SmartPak USEF/Horse of the Year program for 2022. Additionally, all US Equestrian members receive a 5% discount on SmartPak orders through the MemberPerks program. “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with US Equestrian as the official title sponsor of the Horse of...

US Equestrian Announces Five-Point Plan for USA Endurance Program

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 13, 2022, 11:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Since 2020, the USEF Endurance Sport Committee has worked on building an accessible, sustainable endurance program to bridge the gap between grassroots endurance rides to the FEI level. The committee has released its five-point plan known as Endurance for Tomorrow, which establishes the following five programs: New national endurance zones Annual Zone Qualification Championships A biennial Zone Team Challenge A USEF Endurance National Championship USEF year-end and career...

Markel and US Equestrian Announce Continued Partnership, Title Sponsorship of Dressage Young and Developing Horse Programs

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 12, 2022, 2:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Markel® for 2022 and 2023. As part of this partnership, Markel will continue as the title sponsor of the Markel/USEF Young Horse and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships, a longstanding partnership that started in 2005. Beginning in 2022, the partnership has expanded to include sponsorship of the Markel USEF/USDF Dressage Young Horse Emerging Program. “Markel’s support of US...

US Equestrian Education Partners Prepare to Host Annual National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 11, 2022, 9:43 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – As spring rolls in, the school year and competition season are wrapping up for the young athletes riding with US Equestrian’s education partners . There are six USEF-recognized education partners, all of which are dedicated to providing individuals attending scholastic and collegiate institutions with opportunities to participate in equestrian sport. They all offer a competitive program that includes a final championship event, incorporating either team or...

U.S. Contingent Finishes Three Combinations in Top 20 on Final Day of 2022 FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final in Leipzig

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 10, 2022, 3:38 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – The U.S. Jumping contingent concluded their final day in Leipzig finishing three combinations in the top twenty of the 2022 FEI Jumping World Cup Final. McLain Ward and Contagious finished as the highest-placed pair in seventh, while Hunter Holloway (Topeka, Kan.) and Pepita Con Spita took 16th place, and Aaron Vale (Williston, Fla.) and Elusive slipped into 20th in the overall standings. McLain Ward & Contagious ©US Equestrian Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) and...

Kimberly Palmer Takes Third Place in FEI Vaulting World Cup Final With Teammate Kalyn Noah Finishing in Seventh

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 9, 2022, 6:09 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – Kimberly Palmer (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) secured a podium finish in the 2022 FEI Vaulting World Cup Women’s Individual Final, earning a total score of 8.009. Manon Moutinho (FRA) took top honors with a final score of 8.431, while Jannika Derks (GER) earned second place on an 8.257. Kalyn Noah (Newbury Park, Calif.) finished in seventh place overall with a two-round score of 5.911. Kimberly Palmer and Rosenstolz 99 ©US Equestrian Palmer vaulted aboard...

Ashley Holzer & Havanna 145 Take Ninth in FEI Grand Prix Freestyle at 2022 Longines FEI Dressage World Cup™ with Buffini and FRH Davinia La Douce Finishing 12th

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 9, 2022, 6:06 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – Seventeen of the world’s best athlete-and-horse dressage combinations put on a show on one of the sport’s biggest stages in front of an appreciative crowd, to conclude the 2022 FEI Dressage World Cup Final with the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle. Ashley Holzer (New York, N.Y.) and Havanna 145, a 2007 Hanoverian mare owned by Diane Fellows, and Anna Buffini (San Diego, Calif.) and her 2007 Hanoverian mare, FRH Davinia La Douce, both produced strong freestyle rides....

McLain Ward & Contagious Victorious in Round II and Lead Overall Standings Heading into Final Day of 2022 FEI Jumping World Cup Final™

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 8, 2022, 4:41 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – A precisely executed first round and jump-off in Round II pushed McLain Ward and Contagious to the top of the overall standings of the 2022 FEI Jumping World Cup Final, as all eyes turn to the final round of competition on Sunday, April 10. Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) and Contagious went late in the order given their fifth-place finish in yesterday’s speed round, capitalizing on their opportunity to move up the standings. All eight U.S. combinations will move on to...

Kimberly Palmer Finishes in Top Three in FEI Vaulting World Cup Finals Technical Test

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 8, 2022, 4:23 PM EST

Leipzig, Germany – Kimberly Palmer (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and Rosenstolz 99 earned a 7.644 in the FEI Vaulting World Cup Final Women’s Individual Technical Test to finish third on the first day of vaulting competition at Leipzig Messe in Leipzig, Germany. Teammate Kalyn Noah (Newbury Park, Calif.) and Corocoro 2 move forward to tomorrow’s Free Test on a 4.732. Kimberly Palmer & Rosenstolz 99 © US Equestrian Palmer is contesting her third FEI Vaulting World Cup Final,...

Selection Procedures Amended for the 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 8, 2022, 11:30 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - An amendment to the selection procedures for the 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses was approved by the US Equestrian Board Ad Hoc. The amendment includes an earlier selection date of August 8, 2022. The new amended selection period reflects the cancellation of Drebkau (GER) CAI3*-H1, which was the last selection trial on the FEI calendar prior to the FEI Nominated entry date for the FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses, and does not exclude any...