Wellington FL - January 19, 2015 - Mark Bellissimo, Managing Partner of Equestrian Venues in Wellington FL, Tryon NC, and Parker CO, and Carsten Mikkelsen, CEO of Kingsland Equestrian with Gianluca Caron, Kingsland North American Manager, are pleased to announce that a major United States equestrian sponsorship initiative has been inked between their respective organizations.
Lexington, Ky. - On a night dedicated to the horse, two special athletes were recognized for their excellence in 2014 during the USEF's Year End Awards Gala. In a year that witnessed equestrian athletes excel, Cortes 'C' and Ellis GV reached the pinnacle of their sports and for their achievements were named International and National Horse of the Year, respectively. Voting was open to the public through January and both horses, already fan favorites, were rewarded for their tremendous results throughout 2014 with support from voters
Lexington, Ky. - To close out a year of milestones, Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) was awarded the Robert P. Strub Trophy as the 2014 USEF Equestrian of the Year at the USEF Pegasus Awards Dinner. In the process the jumping superstar again made history as the first athlete to ever earn the coveted title four times.
Wellington, FL (January 16, 2015) – Lars Petersen, the highly successful Danish Grand Prix rider based in Wellington, Florida, is known throughout the world for his professionalism and his infectious grin. He now has another reason to smile after winning the first Ann-Louise Cook’s People’s Choice Award of the 2015 season during the first CDI at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (January 8-11).
Wellington, FL - January 15, 2015 - Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP), management company of the world renowned Winter Equestrian Festival and Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL, is excited to announce a brand new eventing showcase that will take place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on January 30-31, 2015. The $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Asheville Regional Airport, will feature some of eventing's top horses and riders competing for phenomenal prize money in the winter equestrian capital of the world.
January 15, 2015 – The Dressage Foundation (TDF) has announced the Officers and members of the Board of Directors who will serve in 2015. In addition to the returning Board Members, TDF extends a special welcome to new Board Members Catherine Chamberlain and Sarah Geikie. "Both Catherine and Sarah are extraordinary leaders in this country’s dressage community! We’re honored and excited to have them both on the TDF team," said Beth Baumert, President & CEO.
TDF’s 2015 leadership team includes the following:
Gaithersburg, MD – Popular for their excellent footing and galloping tracks, CDCTA is excited to make some changes that will be introduced in the spring of 2015. Mike Mendell is CDCTA's new organizer who brings not only experience at the upper-levels of eventing, but also a level of professionalism that has allowed him excel as a trainer and instructor. Mike has competed through the CCI4**** level (long format) and spent two years riding, training and competing overseas.
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the riders who will represent the United States on the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup competition at CSIO4* Ocala, in Ocala, Fla., February 11-15, 2015.
The following riders will represent the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team at CSIO4* Ocala (in alphabetical order):