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February 5, 2016

Lamaze Makes It Three In A Row In $35,000 Ruby Et Violette WEF Challenge Cup

Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 4  

They might have to rename the Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup series, as Eric Lamaze is writing his name all over it.

Week 4 of the Winter Equestrian Festival continued with a win for Lamaze and Check Picobello Z in the $35,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 4. It was Lamaze’s third consecutive win in the class in as many weeks with two different horses, with victories in weeks two and three aboard Rosana du Park.

February 4, 2016

New Mexico Livestock Board Reports 44 EHV-1 Cases

As of Feb. 4, there are 44 reported cases of equine herpesvirus-1 in New Mexico. All cases are in Sunland Park, N.M., and are related to the Sunland Park Racetrack.

The horses are from 19 different barns within Sunland Park Racetrack. Two of the positive horses are from an adjacent training facility, Frontera, close to the Sunland Park track. Of the 44 horses, five have been euthanized for neurologic symptoms. 

February 3, 2016

UGA Announces Temporary Closing Of Large Animal Hospital After EHV-1 Case

The University of Georgia Large Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital announced it’ll remain closed for two to three weeks after a horse admitted to the emergency service on Jan. 31 tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1. 

February 2, 2016

New National Hunt Seat Medal Finals Introduces Bracket Format

Today, Feb. 2, the National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced the U.S. Equestrian Federation's approval to form a new national 3'3" equitation class: the NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal. Open to all USEF and Equine Canada licensed competitors, NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal finalists will earn national visibility and increase their exposure for collegiate equestrian scholarships. Riders will also experience, for the first time, the bracket style competition.

February 1, 2016

Tryon International Equestrian Center Announces Partnership With The U.S. Pony Clubs And Hosting Of 2016 Championships East

Tryon International Equestrian Center has announced the initiation of a major partnership between the venue and The U.S. Pony Clubs Inc. that will bring this year’s U.S. Pony Clubs Championships East to the expanding equestrian center in Mill Spring, N.C., for the first time ever in July 2016. The USPC Championships East will begin on July 27 and conclude July 31 as multiple disciplines will be showcased throughout the week, including dressage, eventing, show jumping, polocross, quiz, tetrathlon and mounted games. 

January 31, 2016

Todd Minikus Takes Big Win No. 2 At WEF With Babalou 41

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 31  

For the second week in a row, Todd Minikus was the big winner of the Saturday night grand prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival on Jan. 30. During Week 2 of the winter circuit, held the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Minikus topped the $86,000 Marshall & Sterling Insurance Grand Prix CSI 2* riding Quality Girl.

For his win in Week 3, the rider guided Babalou 41 to a thrilling victory in the $130,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI 3*. Laura Kraut and Nouvelle finished second, and Chloe Reid  and Codarco placed third.

January 29, 2016

Lamaze Makes It Two In A Row In $35,000 Ruby Et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 3

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 29  

Week 3 of the Winter Equestrian Festival got off to a late start due to inclement weather at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Wednesday and Thursday, but competition was in full swing on Friday with another win for Eric Lamaze of Canada.

Lamaze and Rosana du Park took home the top prize in the $35,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Series for the second week in a row.

January 27, 2016

Laura Graves Receives $25,000 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize

The Dressage Foundation announced Jan. 26 that U.S. high performance rider Laura Graves has been awarded the 2016 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize in the amount of $25,000. She was selected because she displays the characteristics and qualities of being a talented, committed, qualified rider whose plans are to reach and excel at the elite, international standards of high performance dressage.

January 25, 2016

Luzardo Gets One Step Closer To Final At Valle de Bravo World Cup Qualifier

Valle de Bravo, Mexico—Jan. 23  

Clear blue skies welcomed an international field to new facilities in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, where Juan Manuel Luzardo of Uruguay and Stan delivered a daring performance to win the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping qualifier at CSI4*-W Valle de Bravo.

January 25, 2016

Rockin' Rio Raises Record $1.5 Million Dollars For USET Foundation

On Jan. 22, the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games benefit, Rockin' Rio, at Louisburg Farm in Wellington, Fla. With more than 600 guests in attendance, Rockin' Rio featured honorary chairs Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen. The celebratory evening included award presentations, an elegant dinner, a surprise performance by Springsteen and a lively auction, which helped raise more than $1.5 million dollars for the USET Foundation.

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