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January 23, 2015

Lamaze Goes Three For Three At WEF

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 22  

Olympic individual gold medalist Eric Lamaze is now three for three in the Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Series at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival.

Held each Thursday throughout the 12 weeks of WEF competition, Lamaze won the first two classes aboard Rosana du Park and scored his third victory in Thursday's $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 3 riding Fine Lady 5. He rides both horses for Artisan Farms LLC.

January 22, 2015

Adrienne Lyle Announces Wizard's Retirement

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games dressage competitor Adrienne Lyle announced the retirement of Wizard, her Olympic and World Games partner, on Jan. 22. The 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Weltmeyer—Pica, Classiker) is owned by Peggy Thomas.

Highlights of Lyle and Wizard's long partnership include representing the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games as individuals, as well as at the 2014 World Games in Normandy, France, where they contributed to a fourth-placed team finish. They were the 2008 USEF Brentina Cup champions.  

January 16, 2015

Sabrina Zeender Appointed FEI Secretary General

Sabrina Zeender, 49, has been appointed Secretary General of the Fédération Equestre Internationale following a proposal to the FEI Bureau from President Ingmar De Vos which received unanimous support. Zeender, who first joined the FEI in 1991, has been interim Secretary General since De Vos’ election to the presidency on Dec. 14.

January 15, 2015

$50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase Announced

Equestrian Sport Productions, management company of the world-renowned Winter Equestrian Festival and Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla., is excited to announce a brand new eventing showcase that will take place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Jan. 30-31, 2015. The $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Asheville Regional Airport, will feature some of eventing’s top horses and riders.

January 14, 2015

Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team For Ocala Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Announced

The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the riders who will represent the United States on the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup competition at the CSIO**** Ocala, in Ocala, Fla., February 11-15.

January 12, 2015

Todd Minikus Gets To Know His New Horse With A WEF Grand Prix Win

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 11  

Todd Minikus has’t known Cordonos very long. In fact, the 14-year-old gelding arrived in his barn just two weeks ago.

But that didn’t stop him from riding the Oldenburg to the top of the first grand prix of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival, the $30,000 WEF 1 Grand Prix held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla.

January 6, 2015

USEF Announces Dates and Locations for 2015 High Performance Eventing Winter/Spring Training Sessions

The United States Equestrian Federation has designated the following dates and locations for USEF High Performance Eventing Training Sessions to take place with U.S. Eventing Team coach David O'Connor throughout the winter and spring of 2015. 

Dates and locations for training sessions through March are listed below:

Jan. 12-13 - Tucalota Creek Ranch in Temecula, Calif.

Jan. 26-28 - Stable View Farm in Aiken, S.C.

Feb. 3-5 - Meredyth South in Ocala, Fla.

Feb. 9-10 - Gavilan Farm in Hoffman, N.C.

December 20, 2014

USEA Accepting Host Location Applications For 2016 AEC

The U.S. Eventing Association is accepting expressions of interest from potential host sites of the American Eventing Championships, beginning in 2016.  

The AEC, which is conducted over four days, may be held anywhere in the United States. While the competition has previously run during the month of September, all potential dates may be considered. Historically, the AEC has been held at a location for three years at a time, but the USEA is open to contracts of varying terms.

December 19, 2014

Partnership Led By Mark Bellissimo Signs Contract To Acquire The Colorado Horse Park

Parker, Colo.—Dec. 19   

Mark Bellissimo announced today that a new partnership has been formed and has signed a contract to acquire the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colo.

December 18, 2014

Valegro Dances To Another World Record At Olympia

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro produced a performance close to perfection when winning the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Western European League qualifier at Olympia in London with yet another world-record-breaking score.

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