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August 19, 2016

New Exhibition At The National Sporting Library Museum Features Chronicle Cover Art

The National Sporting Library & Museum will host The Chronicle of the Horse in Art, on view in the Museum from Aug. 26 through March 26, 2017. This major exhibition, with accompanying catalog, gathers a sampling of forty-six American, British and Continental oil paintings, watercolors, and sculptures to highlight the variety of material that was on the covers of the Chronicle of the Horse for nearly 70 years.

August 18, 2016

Louisiana Horses In Need Following Historic Flooding

The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation and other Louisiana veterinary organizations are seeking donations to assist with the rescue and care for horses impacted by the current flooding in Louisiana as well as for future preparedness planning and education for first responders.

August 17, 2016

U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team Withdraws Beezie Madden

The U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team has withdrawn Beezie Madden and Cortes 'C' from competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Cortes 'C' sustained an injury during Round 1 of the team competition on Tuesday, and in the best interest of the horse's welfare, the decision has been made to withdraw Cortes 'C'.

The U.S. squad will head into Wednesday's team final in a four-way tie for first. As a three-member team, the United States will not have a drop-score to utilize in Round Two.

Beezie and John Madden made the following statement:

August 16, 2016

USEF Adds Roxanne Trunnell To Paralympic Games Team

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced that Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) has been added to the U.S. Paralympic Equestrian squad for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 7-18. 

August 16, 2016

USEF Names Team For FEI World Driving Championships For Four-In-Hand

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the U.S. Driving Team for the 2016 FEI World Driving Championships for Four-In-Hand. The championship will take place Aug. 31-Sept. 4 in Breda, the Netherlands. Ed Young will serve as chef d'equipe.

The following combinations will compose the U.S. Driving Team for the FEI World Driving Championships for Four-in-Hand (in alphabetical order):

August 9, 2016

USHJA Announces Pony Hunter Derby Debut In 2017

As the U.S. Pony Finals kicks off, the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce that a USHJA Pony Hunter Derby will be offered beginning in the 2017 competition year. The USHJA Pony Hunter Derby will feature series awards and offer great prize money to competitors.

August 4, 2016

IOC Clears All Five Russian Riders For Competition At Rio Olympics

The Fédération Equestre Internationale has today, Aug. 4, received confirmation from the International Olympic Committee that all five Russian equestrian athletes have been cleared to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The news comes following a detailed submission by the FEI, including confirmation that all five had no previous anti-doping rule violations.

The five Russian equestrian athletes now cleared to compete in Rio are:

Eventing: Aleksandr Markov and Kurfurstin

August 3, 2016

USEF Announces Team For The Longines FEI World Endurance Championships

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the combinations that will represent the United States at the 2016 Longines FEI World Endurance Championships in Samorin, Slovakia, Sept. 16-17. They will be led by U.S. Endurance Chef d'Equipe Mike Dial.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compete (listed in alphabetical order): 

Thomas Hagis (Fries, Va.) and his own Indian Reinman, a 10-year-old Arabian gelding

August 2, 2016

Tryon International Equestrian Center To Bid For 2018 World Equestrian Games

Mill Spring, N.C.—Aug. 2  

Mark Bellissimo, managing partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners, confirmed today that the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C., is working with United States Equestrian Federation to ensure that the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games remain in North America, and USEF has communicated its support of the initiative to the FEI for the 2018 WEG.  

August 1, 2016

Special Lux Speeds To The Top Of Bromont World Cup Qualifier

“With Special Lux, if you make a jump-off, going slow is not an option,” said Jonathan McCrea.

So, when he joined six other riders for the jump-off of the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Bromont CSI3*-W, McCrea went with Special Lux’s top gear and they ended up winning.

Jonathan McCrea on Special Lux as they jumped to the top of the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Bromont CSI3*-W. Photo by FEI/Debby Jamroz

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