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December 7, 2016

Randy Rouse Honored With F. Ambrose Clark Award

Randolph D. Rouse, a Virginia horseman who guided the National Steeplechase Association through some of its most challenging days in the 1970s and inaugurated one of the sport's most important innovations, has been awarded the F. Ambrose Clark Award, U.S. jump racing’s leading honor.

December 5, 2016

USEF Announces Riders And Clinicians For 2017 USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the participants for the 11th annual USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session. The training session will be held at The Stadium at Equestrian Village, the home of the Global Dressage Festival, in Wellington, Fla., Jan. 3-7, 2017. The training session is designed to develop the next generation of U.S. Equestrian Team talent through intensive mounted and unmounted instruction from a variety of experts.

December 5, 2016

Wathelet Wins A Big One At Longines Paris Masters

Belgian rider Grégory Wathelet, the current European individual silver medalist, has sold many a great horse. In fact, in May he sold his top horse, Conrad De Hus, to the United States. So Wathelet knows how to savor a moment of victory, and at the Longines Masters Paris, he celebrated a big one.


Grégory Wathelet on Eldorado Van Het Vijverhof. Photo by Tiffany Van Halle

December 4, 2016

Slow And Steady Wins The Race For Kochetova In $216,000 Palm Beach County Sports Commission Grand Prix

Wellington, Fla.—Dec. 3  

Liubov Kochetova of Russia and Balou Du Reventon found themselves atop the leaderboard in the $216,000 Palm Beach County Sports Commission Grand Prix CSI 4* at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center after a unique finish to the week's highlight class.

December 2, 2016

EEM And EEF Announce New Team Format Competition In Show Jumping

At the opening of the Longines Masters of Paris, show organizers EEM and the European Equestrian Federation announced a new American-European equestrian duel slated to premiere in 2017, The Masters Riders Cup.

November 28, 2016

British Eventing Appoints Christopher Bartle Performance Coach

The British Equestrian Federation and British Eventing confirmed Christopher Bartle as performance coach, a newly created role, on Nov. 25. Yogi Breisner is the current eventing performance manager, and he’s stepping down after 17 years with British Eventing.

Bartle’s appointment introduces a new coaching program to the eventing squad. He will be a key component of a wider plan to continue to optimize performance for the upcoming Olympic cycle.

November 23, 2016

Olympic Gold Medalist Nick Skelton Takes Top FEI Award

Rio Olympic Games show jumping champion Nick Skelton added another major accolade to his collection on Nov. 22 when he was declared the winner of the top prize at the prestigious 2016 FEI Awards gala dinner in Tokyo, in the presence of guest of honor, FEI Honorary President HRH Princess Haya.

November 23, 2016

USEF Votes To Support Olympic Format Changes At FEI General Assembly

The U.S. Equestrian Federation voted at the Nov. 22 FEI General Assembly to support changes to the Olympic format for equestrian sport

November 22, 2016

FEI General Assembly Votes In Favor Of Olympic Rule Changes

The Fédération Equestre Internationale General Assembly voted Nov. 22 in favor of the proposed format changes for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, which will now go to the IOC Executive Board for final approval in 2017.

Under the new proposals, the number of athletes in national teams will be reduced to three, and the drop score, which previously allowed for a team’s worst score to be discarded, will be removed. The use of a reserve combination for teams will remain in place, but will be even more important and will be a key element in ensuring horse welfare.

November 21, 2016

USHJA Announces Candidates For Board Of Directors Positions

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has announced the slate of candidates who will be on the ballot for the USHJA board of directors election in December at the USHJA Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, Calif. The board of directors will vote on the candidates for the national vice president, treasurer and three director at-large positions during their first meeting session on Monday, Dec. 12.

The following are the nominees for the board of directors positions open for election this year:

National Vice President (four-year term)

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