Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Ready for CCI4* Challenge at the 2011 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials
Thursday, April 21 2011 by Editor
Lexington, KY – All 84 horses presented at the first Horse Inspection at the 2011 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials were accepted by the Ground Jury without incident. This includes three American horses: Mandiba, BallyNoe Castle RM and The Good Witch
David O’Connor Recommended by Eventing Eligible Athlete Committee and Eventing High Performance Committee to be the Next US Eventing Chef…
Friday, April 15 2011 by Editor
Lexington, KY – The Eventing Eligible Athlete Committee and Eventing High Performance Committee have unanimously recommended David O’Connor to be the Eventing Chef d’Equipe/ Technical Advisor to succeed Capt. Mark Phillips in 2013. The recommendation will go to the USEF High Performance Working Group before being presented to the USEF Executive Committee.
Friday, April 08 2011 by Editor
Lexington, KY - Approved at the FEI General Assembly in Taipei last November, the 2011 FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List for horses competing in FEI classes became effective April 4, 2011. It is important for all who compete in the FEI disciplines to become familiar with the parameters laid out by the FEI Clean Sport Initiative. The lists of Controlled and Banned substances are available at www.feicleansport.org . Additionally, the Athlete’s Guide can be found here . The searchable FEI Equine Prohibited Substances Database can be found here . Until June 4, 2011, the 2011 list will show all Prohibited Substances that have been added or removed from the 2010 List and Database. The FEI has also created applications for the iPhone and other smart phones, designed to show the latest changes to the rules as well as offer updates when any substances are added or removed
Wellington Classic Dressage, Palm Beach Dressage Derby, GCDA and IHS Palm Beach Affirm Commitment to Keep Dressage at Jim Brandon and Equestrian…
Monday, March 28 2011 by Editor
Wellington, FL – March 28, 2011 – Wellington Classic Dressage (WCD), Gold Coast Dressage, Palm Beach Dressage Derby and International Horse Sport Palm Beach (IHSPB) announce their 2012 USEF-Licensed Dressage Shows set to remain at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center and Equestrian Estates Horse Park, home of the prestigious Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDIW.
Thursday, March 24 2011 by Editor
By Yellow Horse Marketing for Cornerstone Event Management BURBANK, CA – As Pan American Games fever is sweeping the nation, and winter-weary horses and riders feel the warmth of spring fever, next week’s Festival of the Horse CDI-W/Y/J competition will showcase the best of California dressage at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA, March 30 – April 3, 2011. The level of competition will be high: with over 200 horses entered, more than half will be competing in FEI-level tests, and 65 will contest the international CDI portion of the show. “This is the largest CDI we’ve ever had,” notes competition manager Glenda McElroy. With two arenas devoted to FEI-level competition, there will be plenty to watch as exhibitors ride in front of an esteemed international panel of judges, including Linda Zang (5* USA); Cara Whitham (5* USA); Jean Michel-Roudier (5* FRA); Eddy de Wolff (4* NED); Jeanne McDonald (4* USA); and Charlotte Bredahl-Baker (3* USA). More than thirty horse/rider combinations from the United States and Canada will be competing for the hottest ticket in town – a spot on their nation’s team at the Pan American Games in Mexico this fall. In addition, Grand Prix riders, including Jan Ebeling and David Wightman, will pursue final qualification for next month’s Reem Acra/FEI World Cup Dressage Finals in Europe, while highly-competitive fields of Young Riders and Juniors will vie for scores for the NAJYRC and Festival of Champions. Always a spectator favorite, musical freestyle classes will be showcased on Sunday, April 3 in the Large Oval from 10am to 3pm. Adding to the show festivities, LA Saddlery and Prestige® will sponsor a wine and cheese party for exhibitors on Friday, April 1. Prestige® Italia saddle designer Roberto Rasia will be on site throughout the competition to talk to exhibitors about the Prestige® models, and will present a new saddle to the winner of the Pan American Games-qualifying CDI Intermediaire-I class on Saturday, April 2. In addition to intense competition for riders inside the show ring, Markel Insurance will present a free educational seminar, “Mastering Good Horsemanship”, with speaker Gil Merrick. This special opportunity for exhibitors to learn skills to be the best they can in both riding and life will be available free of charge at designated times throughout the show. Another highlight of the competition will be the return of “The Retreat”, a special hospitality area for exhibitors sponsored by the Lisa Seger Equine Insurance Agency. This popular lounge area will once again offer complimentary refreshments and an opportunity for riders, owners, and grooms to check scores, socialize, and utilize free Wi-Fi service
Monday, March 21 2011 by Editor
April 28-May 1, 2011 If ever there was a place that shouts “Long Live the Long Format,” Southern Eighths is that place and on April 28-May 1 Classic Eventing will host its inaugural Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event on this 300-acre facility. This Long Format Three-Day Event is the amateur rider’s “Rolex.” It’s the event where Beginner Novice, Novice and Training level riders can negotiate their ultimate Long Format test in a USEA recognized T3D, N3D and BN3D event. And what makes this event even more unique is that it is the only Three-Day Event that offers a Beginner-Novice division.
Elizabeth Benson Wins 4th Annual George Morris Excellence in Equitation Championships Presented by Artisan Farms
Saturday, March 19 2011 by Editor
Paris North and Chiara Parlagreco Glide to the Championship in the Adult Amateur 3’3″ Hunters For Immediate Release Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. Brooke Bidgood for Equestrian Sport Productions Wellington, FL – March 18, 2011 – The 4 th Annual George Morris Excellence in Equitation Championships, Presented by Artisan Farms, were held on Friday evening in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
Originally published in Sidelines Magazine, August 2010 Winning her very first Grand Prix at the Memorial Day Classic in front of a packed crowd at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center on May 31 was not the highlight of 17-year-old Lucy Davis’ riding career. The blond-haired girl with a pixie face and a soft little voice had a few other notches in her belt before she topped industry veterans Susie Hutchinson and Mike Endicott in a four-horse jumpoff during the $25,000 Memorial Day Grand Prix. A member of the 2009 North American Young Rider Zone 10 team, Lucy’s silver medal performance at last summer’s NAYRC Finals in Kentucky earned her an invitation to compete at the European Young Masters in Germany in December