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August 24, 2015

USEF And USPEA Partner To Create International Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers Of Excellence

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced its partnership with the U.S. Para-Equestrian Association to establish International Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence. 

COEs will serve as the foundation to attract new athletes to para-equestrian dressage and develop athletes and coaches for competition at the international level, including the Paralympic Games. There are many excellent centers around the United States that offer those with disabilities the opportunity to train and compete. 

August 24, 2015

Buck Davidson Doesn't Let A Few Broken Ribs Stop Him From Winning At Richland Park CIC***

With some broken ribs, most people would take a few days off work, relax and take it easy. Not Buck Davidson. Buck Davidson breaks a few ribs and spends the next day riding five horses around a three-star CIC—and winning the division!

Davidson suffered the injury on Aug. 22 in a fall from a two-star horse competing at the Richland Park Horse Trials, but he wasn't going to let that get in the way of piloting his longtime partner, Ballynoe Castle RM, to the top of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC*** division. 

August 23, 2015

Dubbeldam Does It Again For European Double Gold

Aachen, Germany—Aug. 23  

Dutch dominance in the sport of jumping continued at its relentless pace when reigning world champion Jeroen Dubbeldam steered the brilliant SFN Zenith to victory in the individual final at the FEI European Jumping Championships. Silver went to Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet with Conrad de Hus, while Simon Delestre and Ryan des Hayettes from France claimed the bronze in a two-round competition that kept spectators in the packed Soers Arena on the edges of their seats.

August 21, 2015

Dutch Snatch European Gold In Final Round Team Thriller

Aachen, Germany—Aug. 21    

The reigning world and Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup champions from the Netherlands clinched team gold at the FEI European Jumping Championships. Lying second as the day began, they produced another of their trademark foot-perfect performances to put the result beyond doubt when the leading French squad faded to fifth. And it was the host nation who slotted into silver medal spot ahead of the surprising Swiss, who moved up four places to take bronze.

August 20, 2015

France Takes The Lead In European Show Jumping Championships

Aachen, Germany—Aug. 20  

August 20, 2015

USEF Kicks Off Pilot Program For Show Jumping Development

The United States Equestrian Federation wrapped up its inaugural Show Jumping Developing Rider, Young Horse and Breeding Evaluation Clinic Pilot Program on Aug. 4, at Spy Coast Farm in Lexington, Ky. 

A group of 15 developing riders, young horse professionals and breeders took part in the one-day session, held in conjunction with the farm’s BWP Keuring. The invitation-only clinic featured Belgium’s Head Stallion Judge Boudewijn Schepers and offered a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts on young horse selection and development.

August 19, 2015

Leprevost Leads Day 1 Of FEI European Championships

Aachen, Germany—Aug. 19  

The FEI European Jumping Championships 2015 got off to a flying start in Aachen, Germany today with a brilliant victory for Frenchwoman Penelope Leprevost, while the host nation foursome of Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Ludger Beerbaum, Christian Ahlmann and Daniel Deusser took the early lead in the team standings.

August 17, 2015

Everything Comes Up Sweet For Flexible At Thunderbird World Cup Qualifier

Langley, British Columbia—Aug. 16  

He’s competed in six FEI World Cup Finals, winning it in 2012 and placing seventh last year in Las Vegas. He’s 19 this year. And at the Thunderbird Show Park this past weekend, Flexible showed he just might be ready to do it all over again as he and Rich Fellers topped a field of 25 to claim the victory of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League class.

August 17, 2015

Paul O'Shea Goes One-Two At Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

Halifax, Mass.—Aug. 16  

For the third year in a row, the luck of the Irish prevailed at the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, and this time it belonged to Paul O'Shea. Claiming the victory in 2013, O'Shea came back this year to not only win the $75,000 Agero Grand Prix, but also take the second place spot over Olympian McLain Ward, who eventually claimed third and fourth place.

August 16, 2015

Dujardin Wins Another FEI European Championship Gold, But By Just A Whisker

Aachen, Germany—Aug. 16  

There’s not much new about Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro adding another individual gold medal to their count—what was new about the Grand Prix freestyle gold they picked up at the FEI European Championships was that it was by just a whisker.

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