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April 27, 2015

U.S. Team Clinches Final Berth With Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Win In Mexico

With a win in the third leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ series at the Coapexpan Equestrian Club in Xalapa, Mexico today, the U.S. team qualified for the Final of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup series, to be held in Barcelona in September.

Team Mexico I put up a brilliant performance to finish a close second and Mexico II lined up third ahead of Canada in fourth place. 

April 23, 2015

Maxime Livio And French Eventing Team Disqualified From Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

The FEI Tribunal has disqualified Maxime Livio of France and Qalao des Mers from the eventing competition of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™, following a positive for a controlled medication substance.

Livio, who placed fifth in the individual rankings, was also a member of the French team, which finished fourth in Normandy to secure qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The FEI Tribunal has also disqualified the French team, resulting in the loss of its Olympic qualifying slot.

April 22, 2015

UAE National Federation Appeals Suspension To FEI Tribunal

The United Arab Emirates National Federation has lodged a formal appeal to the FEI Tribunal against its provisional suspension from the Fédération Equestre Internationale.
The FEI Bureau provisionally suspended the UAE National Federation on March 12 for an indeterminate period following an investigation by the FEI into major horse welfare issues and non-compliance with FEI rules and regulations in the discipline of endurance.

April 17, 2015

USEF Names Hermès Show Jumping Team For CSIO**** Coapexpan 

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced the athletes who will represent the United States on the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup competition at CSIO**** Coapexpan, in Coapexpan, Mexico, April 23-26.

The following athletes will represent the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team at CSIO4* Coapexpan (in alphabetical order):

Brianne Goutal (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.)

Candice King (Wellington, Fla.)

Callan Solem (Glenmoore, Pa.)

Ali Wolff (New Albany, Ohio)

Robert Ridland will serve as chef d'equipe.

April 13, 2015

Duguet Breaks Through With Grand Prix Hermès Win

A Swiss rider who's been steadily working his way to the top stole the show over some big names in the Grand Prix Hermès at the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais on April 12. It was an extremely tricky 1.60-meter course that the German course designer Frank Rothenberger designed under the glass roof of the Grand Palais.

April 10, 2015

Dressage Squad Named For European CDI Tour

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named eight combinations to the observation squad for the Pan American Games. The squad is composed of four big tour and four small tour combinations, which will compete in designated European CDI observation events.

April 10, 2015

Maxime Livio Cleared To Compete After B Sample From Borrowed Horse Tests Negative

Analysis of the B sample from Bingo S, a borrowed horse ridden by Maxime Livio of France at a jumping event in Thailand last November, has failed to confirm the initial positive result.

The A sample taken from the gelding at the CSI*-W in Pattaya in November 2014 tested positive for the banned substance testosterone, but confirmatory analysis on the B sample conducted has not upheld the original result.

April 9, 2015

Devon Renames Grand Prix After Sapphire

When you look back over the long history of the Grand Prix of Devon (Pa.), you see a who's who of American equestrian sport. Olympic champions and hall of famers dot the rosters. Names like Rodney Jenkins, Melanie Smith-Taylor, Norman Dello Joio, Greg Best, Joe Fargis, Leslie Howard and so many more are engraved on the trophy. There's one rider, however, who stands tall above the rest: McLain Ward.

April 9, 2015

USEF Names Mark Dial Endurance Chef d’Equipe

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced the appointment of Mark Dial as the U.S. Endurance Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor on April 9.

[Learn more about Mark Dial on the USEF website.]

April 9, 2015

USEA Announces 2015 Hall Of Fame Inductees

The U.S. Eventing Association announced the new inductees to join the 32 other icons of eventing in the USEA Eventing Hall of Fame, all of whom have dedicated their lives to our sport, on April 9. The following individuals will be formally inducted at the 2015 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Washington, D.C., this December. 

The inductees for 2015 are (in alphabetical order):

Rebecca Broussard

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