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Lisa Slade

January 12, 2017

15 Fast Facts From The USEF Concussion Town Hall Meeting

Riders are used to hearing phrases like, “Every time, every ride,” and, “Mind your melon.” But even though helmet use is becoming more commonplace even at the highest levels, understanding of traumatic brain injuries and concussions remains murky to many.  

At the USEF Annual Meeting on Jan. 11 in Lexington, Ky., Lola B. Chambless, M.D. and the assistant professor of neurological surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Tenn.), conducted a town hall meeting on concussions. Here are just a few of the interesting facts she presented. 

December 4, 2016

USDF Board Of Governors Votes For Membership Dues Increase During Convention

The U.S. Dressage Federation board of governors members met Dec. 2 and 3 in St. Louis, during the Adequan USDF Annual Convention, knowing they had a difficult decision on the docket: to approve or disapprove a proposed participating membership fee increase.

December 2, 2016

Updated: Robert Dover Staying On As U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor

Robert Dover will remain the technical advisor for U.S. dressage for the next two years, the U.S. Equestrian Federation announced today, Dec. 2. Dover will serve as chef d’equipe at some—but not all—competitions. 

November 13, 2016

Trust Is Key For Sinfonie At U.S. Dressage Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 13

 For 15 years, Lauren Lewis-Gladish saved for her dream horse.

November 12, 2016

Watts Makes Unusual U.S. Dressage Finals Preparation Work

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 12

 Riders usually spend the week before a major competition taking some lessons, running through their tests, fine-tuning all the movements. But Ashlee Watts was out of town for work, and she didn’t even get to sit on Hampton the week before the U.S. Dressage Finals. 

“I almost didn’t come because I was like, ‘How can I make this happen?’ But I was like, ‘I have to go,’ ” said Watts. 

November 11, 2016

Thornlow Treks From Washington To U.S. Dressage Finals For Adult Amateur Grand Prix Win

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 11

Bad dress rehearsal, good opening night? For Lauren Thornlow that accurately sums up her U.S. Dressage Finals experience this year. 

November 9, 2016

One To Watch: U.S. Dressage Finals Competitor Emily Donaldson’s Always Believed In Audi

November 6, 2016

Counter-Canter Clears The Way For Hunter Holloway’s ASPCA Maclay Final Win

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 6  

Riders faced a big choice in the second—and final—jumping round of the ASPCA Maclay Final. They could jump a three-stride bending line from Fence 8 to 9, try to land the counter-canter lead off that Fence 9 and hold it around a very tight turn, or land on the inside lead, swap to the counter lead and jump Fence 10. 

November 5, 2016

Farrington’s Furiously Fast For $250,000 Longines Lexington Grand Prix Victory

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 5

 The first five riders in the ring for the jump-off of the $250,000 Longines Lexington FEI World Cup qualifier went for it—raced against the clock, tried sharp turns and dashed towards long distances. Then Kent Farrington and Voyeur entered the ring, galloping—flying, really—around nearly 4 seconds faster (36.93 seconds) than second-placed Callan Solem on VDL Wizard (40.69 seconds), with a round that looked impossible to catch. 

November 5, 2016

Meet Your CP National Horse Show Junior Hunter Champions

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 5

The junior hunters did their stake and under-saddle classes today at the CP National Horse Show, and then four new champions were crowned. We checked in with all of them.

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