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January 15, 2015

The Dressage Foundation Welcomes 2015 Board of Directors and Officers

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:

Maryal Barnett (MI) – Chairman

January 15, 2015

CDCTA Horse Trials Introduces New Organizer and Course Designer Starting Spring of 2015

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. 

January 15, 2015

USEF Names Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for CSIO4* Ocala

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):

January 14, 2015

Celebrate Dressage, a Birthday, and Tami Hoag’s Newest Novel at ShowChic’s January Shop Talk

Wellington, FL (January 13, 2015) Dressage competitors and supporters who have flooded Wellington, Florida, for the winter show season are invited to take a break from training and competing to celebrate with ShowChic on Tuesday, January 20. The fashionable dressage boutique ShowChic will be holding its monthly Shop Talk event; this month featuring Grand Prix Rider and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag.

January 13, 2015

Driving Derby Hoedown to Support Pony Team USA

Weirsdale, FL - January 12, 2015 - Mark your calendars today to help support the U.S. Pony Team! Saturday, February 28, and Sunday March 1, 2015, Katie Whaley and Jennifer Matheson, in conjunction with the United States Equestrian Team Foundation, will be hosting a special fundraiser at the Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Florida. This exciting event will help raise funds for pony drivers representing the USA at the 2015 Pony World Championships September 2-6, 2015, in The Netherlands.

January 13, 2015

Equestrian Events, Inc. Increases Donations to Local and Equine Charities

Lexington, KY - January 13, 2015 - Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), producer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover, is once again making financial contributions to several charities that support local equine interests and serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This year EEI is donating nearly $32,000 to eight charities, representing an increase of more than $10,000 over last year.

January 13, 2015

Karen O’Connor Appointed Team Coach to Mexican Eventing Team

Ocala, Florida, USA. January 12, 2015 – Multi-Olympian Karen O'Connor has been appointed the new Coach of the Mexican Eventing Team and will assume the role immediately.   The appointment will involve O'Connor training the team for major events including the Pan American Games in Toronto this summer and the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.

January 9, 2015

The Tradition Continues: The Horse of Course High Score Award to be Presented at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

Wellington, FL (January 9, 2015) The popular tack shop The Horse of Course— known for being one of the busiest places on the show grounds— will return as an Official Partner and Sponsor of the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The Horse of Course, based in Claremore, Oklahoma, looks forward to sponsoring and presenting its Horse of Course High Score Award throughout the show series. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida, is one of the largest international and national dressage circuits.

January 9, 2015

FEI Dressage Star Stephen Clarke Begins 2015 at the USDF Trainers Conference with

January 8, 2015 - Excitement stirred throughout the nation at the time the United States Dressage Federation announced that the FEI Dressage Judge General Stephen Clarke will headline the 2015 Succeed/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference.  The conference will be held LIVE on January 19-20, 2015 at Mary Anne McPhail’s High Meadow Farm in Loxahatchee, Florida.

January 8, 2015

United States Equestrian Federation and The Dutta Corporation Continue Partnership


Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and The Dutta Corporation will continue their partnership through 2018, as The Dutta Corp. will remain the Official Shipper for the U.S.  Dressage and Eventing Teams, as well as:

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