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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.

December 17, 2014

Valegro Sets New Record At Home At Olympia

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro once again delighted a packed house at Olympia, the London International Horse Show, producing a world record score in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Grand Prix supported by Horse & Hound.

The mark of 87.46 percent beat their previous record, set by the World, Olympic and European champions at the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Final in Lyon, France earlier in the year.

December 17, 2014

Law Named USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced Leslie Law as the USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach, pending contract negotiations.

“This is an exciting next step for the program," said U.S. Eventing Team Coach David O'Connor. “Leslie brings a wealth of experience and will provide great leadership for the next generations.”

The USEF Eventing Department received seven applications to fill the position. A sub-committee of the Eventing High Performance Committee was appointed to orchestrate the process.

December 15, 2014

Hassler Steps Down As USEF Young Horse Dressage Coach

Scott Hassler, who has served as the U.S. Equestrian Federation young horse dressage coach since 2006, announced Dec. 15 that he will step down from the position on May 1, 2015, in order to spend more time with his family and focus on his competitive career.

December 15, 2014

Sydney Collier And Journey Share The Spotlight Again At FEI General Assembly

Baku, Azerbaijan--Dec. 14

U.S. Paralympian Sydney Collier has had a year of achieving her dreams, and she added another to her list as she collected the Against All Odds award at the Fédération Equestre Internationale Awards Gala.

December 11, 2014

Riders Announced For 2015 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the riders and schedule for the 2015 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session. In its ninth year, the prestigious clinic returns to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla., Dec. 29-Jan. 3.

The following 12 riders will participate in the training session:

Wilton Porter (North American Young Rider Championships (Ky.) individual show jumping champion)

Lucas Porter (North American Junior Championships [Ky.] individual show jumping champion)

December 10, 2014

USEF Names Judy Werner And Sydney Collier For Top Awards At Annual Meeting

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced Judy Werner as the winner of the 2014 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award and Sydney Collier as the 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year. The recipients will receive their awards at the Pegasus Awards Dinner, held Friday, Jan. 16, at The Hyatt Regency Lexington in Lexington, Ky., during the 2015 USEF Annual Meeting.

USEF Lifetime Achievement Award-Judy Werner

December 6, 2014

Canada Names 2015 National Eventing Team

Canadian Eventing Committee is pleased to announce the 2015 Canadian National Eventing Team.

The 2015 Short List is comprised of horse/rider combinations that have proven through their results at CCI/CCIO/CH three-star and four-star competitions within the time period designated under general regulations. They are successfully representing Canada in international competition as individuals and/or team members. The athletes are listed in alphabetical order.  

Peter Barry with Susan and Dylan Barry and the rider’s Kilrodan Abbott

December 5, 2014

Updated: USEF Names Riders For 2015 Eventing 25 Program

The U.S. Equestrian Federation Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the Eventing 25 Program participants for the 2015 season. Training session dates and locations will be finalized and announced upon the hiring of the USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach at the end of December.

The following 14 riders have been selected for the Eventing 25 Program for the 2015 season:

*Alexa Ahearn (Newcastle, Wash.)

Helen Bouscaren (San Ramon, Calif.)

Zachary Brandt (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)

Jenny Caras (Cartersville, Ga.)

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