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January 18, 2017

USEF Announces Venue Short List For New Four-Star

The U.S. Equestrian Federation board of directors has named a short list of host venues for a new CCI**** eventing competition. Following extensive review and analysis of each proposal by the CCI**** Task Force, the Eventing Committee, the International Disciplines Council and the board of directors, it was concluded that, due to changes in location and date related to the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, the inaugural CCI**** event will be held in the autumn of 2019.

January 18, 2017

Chad Keenum Receives Six-Month USEF Suspension For GABA

Chad Keenum, of The Plains, Va., has received a six-month suspension from the U.S. Equestrian Federation after two of his horses tested positive for gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a banned substance, in excess of normal physiological levels.

True Colors tested positive at the Brandywine Valley Summer Series Horse Show (Pa.), June 23-28, 2015, and Vanderloo tested positive at the Loudoun Benefit Horse Show (Va.), June 10-14, 2015. Both horses were owned by Keenum at the time of the positive tests.

January 16, 2017

Floods Wreak Havoc On Julie Winkel's Maplewood Stables

Five years ago, a brushfire burned through hunter/jumper trainer Julie Winkel’s Maplewood Stables outside of Reno, Nev., and destroyed her home. Last month a wind storm knocked down her 20-year-old hay barn, and on Jan. 9, forces of nature once again revisited her 165-acre farm in the form of torrential flooding.

January 14, 2017

Lee Lee Jones Recovering In Hospital After Severe Injury

Olympic eventer Phillip Dutton released a statement today, Jan. 14, on his Facebook page regarding a head injury his stepdaughter Lee Lee Jones sustained late in 2016.

January 14, 2017

Kentucky Horse Park Withdraws From 2022 WEG Consideration

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted Jan. 13 to withdraw from consideration for hosting the 2022 FEI World Equestrian Games. That leaves Samorin, Slovakia, as the sole remaining candidate city.

KHP Commission members expressed concerns regarding staging of the games and the potential conflict that hosting would create with the long-term goals of the Kentucky Horse Park, including limitations on potential KHP-generated revenue opportunities.

January 13, 2017

Dutton Wins USEF Equestrian Of The Year

Lexington, Ky.—Jan. 13  

The U.S. Equestrian Federation Pegasus Awards should have been a celebratory night that capped off an incredible year for Phillip Dutton, as not only did he receive the William C. Steinkraus Trophy in conjunction with dressage rider Laura Graves for his individual bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Games, but he also earned the overall Equestrian of the Year accolades. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to attend, and Joanie Morris, the USEF managing director of eventing and a longtime friend of Dutton's, accepted on his behalf.

January 12, 2017

Seven Horses Involved In California Trailer Accident

Seven horses on their way to the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit horse show were involved in a serious trailer accident Jan. 11 on Interstate 10 in Redlands, Calif.

All horses were traveling from hunter/jumper trainer Alexis Taylor Silvernale’s Aleron Training Stables in Kirkland, Wash., to the HITS showgrounds in Thermal, Calif., when the Brook Ledge Horse Transportation van carrying them was side-swiped by a tractor-trailer.

January 12, 2017

Larry Glefke And Kelley Farmer Release Statement In Response To USEF Suspensions

Kelley Farmer and Larry Glefke have released a statement via social media in response to the U.S. Equestrian Federation's Jan. 10 announcement of their respective suspensions for a horse who tested positive for GABA. 

January 11, 2017

Murray Kessler Wants YOU for U.S. Equestrian

Lexington, Ky.—Jan. 11  

U.S. Equestrian Federation President-Elect Murray Kessler is a man with a plan. He wants to grow USEF membership, and he’s prepared to use his 35 years of corporate experience and 40 years in the horse industry as an amateur competitor and father of an Olympic show jumper to make that happen.

January 11, 2017

EHV-1 Case Diagnosed At Second Los Angeles County Facility

On Jan. 10, the California Department of Food and Agriculture said there were no additional cases of equine herpesvirus-1 at the LAEC. The facility still has one horse under quarantine isolation awaiting negative testing.

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