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October 6, 2015

FEI Will Review Dressage Training Methods 

The Fédération Equestre Internationale is forming a working group to thoroughly review Annex XIII of the Dressage Stewards Manual, which deals with training methods. The composition of the working group will include representatives from the International Dressage Riders Club and the International Dressage Trainers Club, the FEI Steward General representing the International Dressage Officials Club, a veterinary expert, and a representative of the FEI Dressage Committee.

October 5, 2015

A Win At Woodside Helps Put Lauren Billys On The Road To Rio

Woodside, Calif.—Oct. 3  

Lauren Billys and the Purdy Syndicate's Castle Larchfield Purdy held a 4.6-point lead before the cross-country phase of the CIC*** at the Woodside International Horse Trials, and she used every bit of that lead to eke out her victory over James Alliston on his own Tivoli. Billys added 4.4 time penalties, to win by just .2 penalties.

October 4, 2015

Colvin Captures Another Big Title In Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals—East

Victoria (Tori) Colvin of Loxahatchee, Fla., lead the 2015 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals—East from start to finish. With her signature grace under pressure, the young superstar revealed the innate equestrian intuition for which she is famous, besting the field of 61 to win the French Leave Memorial Perpetual Trophy. Earning the highest score in each of the four phases of competition, Colvin was crowned champion aboard Betsee Parker’s Avalanche on a total score of 434.

October 2, 2015

Paris, Las Vegas And Gothenburg In Running For 2018 FEI World Cup Finals

Three major cities are vying to host the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final and FEI World Cup Dressage Final in 2018, with Paris, Las Vegas and Gothenburg, Sweden, all bidding for the global indoor season finale. The deadline for receipt of bids expired midnight last night, Oct. 1.

Two of the venues—Las Vegas and Gothenburg—are regular hosts of the FEI World Cup Finals, but this is the first time that a bid has come in for the finals to be staged in Paris.

October 1, 2015

USEF Names Eventing Team For Military Boekelo-Enschede CCIO***

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team and alternates for the Military Boekelo-Enschede CCIO***, Oct. 8-11 in Boekelo, the Netherlands.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the team (in alphabetical order):

Matt Brown (Petaluma, Calif.) and Blossom Creek Foundation's Super Socks BCF, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Buck Davidson (Unionville, Pa.) and Sherrie Martin and Carl Segal's Copper Beach, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

September 28, 2015

One More Stride Works For Samuel Parot In Sacramento

Rancho Murieta, Calif.—Sept. 26 

Last to go in a six-man jump off proved pivotal when Samuel Parot of Chile delivered the fastest double clear in the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping at the Sacramento International Horse Show on Saturday night.

Aboard the 12-year-old bay gelding Atlantis (Andiamo—Royal Bravour L), Parot shaved over half of a second off the U.S. rider Quentin Judge’s target time of 37.55 seconds to finish at the head of the 24-starter field.

September 27, 2015

Belgians Take Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final As U.S. Finishes Fourth

Barcelona, Spain—Sept. 26 

The Belgian team clinched the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2015 title in the finest of style tonight with a fantastic performance in the final round at Real Club de Polo.

The Belgian team celebrated their win on the podium. Photo by FEI/Dirk Caremans

September 26, 2015

Margaret Worrall Receives S. Bryce Wing Award

The Maryland Hunt Cup Association presented the 2015 S. Bryce Wing trophy to Margaret Howard Worrall for her outstanding contribution to Maryland timber racing.

Worrall is an equestrian writer, active environmentalist, and the owner of a Maryland Hunt Cup and Virginia Gold Cup winner. In 1995 after she and Jay Griswold co-chaired the 100th Anniversary of the Maryland Hunt Cup, Worrall was made the first female member of the Maryland Hunt Cup Committee. In 1998, she became secretary and served in that capacity until 2006. 

September 24, 2015

Brilliant Belgians Come Out On Top Of Round 1 Of Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

Barcelona, Spain—Sept. 24  

The Belgian team came out on top in the super-tough first round of the €2.3 million Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final at Real Club de Polo in Barcelona today.

With only eight places up for grabs for Saturday’s second and deciding round, there was a ferocious battle between the 19 competing nations, and some heroic performances from sides that didn’t make the cut.

September 15, 2015

USET Foundation Launches U.S. Equestrian Team Registry

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation has launched its new U.S. Equestrian Team Registry. With the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro now less than a year away, the U.S.

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