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January 23, 2015

USHJA Celebrates Iconic Breeds and Great Breeding: 2015 Pre-Green Incentive Championship Offers $14,000 in Bonus Awards

LEXINGTON, KY, January 22, 2015 - The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) continues its recognition of great breeding and iconic American breeds with five bonus awards for high-scoring horses at the 2015 Pre-Green Incentive Program Championship. 

January 22, 2015

Adrienne Lyle Announces Retirement of Wizard

Wellington, FL - January 22, 2015 - United States dressage competitor Adrienne Lyle has announced the retirement of Wizard, her Olympic and World Equestrian Games partner. The 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Weltmeyer-Pica, Classiker) is owned by Peggy Thomas.

Highlights of Lyle and Wizard's long partnership include representing the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games as well as at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, where they contributed to a fourth place team finish. They were the 2008 Brentina Cup champions.

January 22, 2015

Split Rock Jumping Tour Announces Partnership with University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation

Lexington, KY - January 22, 2015 - The Split Rock Jumping Tour, a new international show jumping series making its debut in 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky, the "Horse Capital of the World," is excited to announce a partnership with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation. A portion of proceeds from all sales of Split Rock Jumping Tour Hospitality packages will go directly to the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation to support their programs.

January 22, 2015

2015 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Prepares to Host Largest Week in Competition History

Wellington, FL - January 21, 2015 - The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) is set to host the largest week in competition history as Week 3 of CDI competition runs January 22-25 at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The FEI Grand Prix class sponsored by the U.S. P.R.E. Association, is the highlight of Thursday's competition, followed by the largest FEI Prix St. Georges class AGDF has hosted in its four years, sponsored by Chesapeake Dressage Institute.

January 22, 2015

Williams Elected Chair of USEF High Performance Dressage Committee

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that Elisabeth Williams has been elected as the Chair of the High Performance Dressage Committee effective immediately. Williams replaces Janet Foy as Chair of the Committee, but who will remain on the committee, and will serve the remaining two years of the term.

January 22, 2015

New National Equine Conference Announced

Jan. 21, 2015—The Humane Society of the United States will be hosting its first national equine event, Honoring the Horse, at the New Orleans Convention Center on March 31 and April 1.

January 21, 2015

Ariat Sponsors Two-Time USJHA Hunter Derby Champion Liza Boyd

Union City, Calif. - January 20, 2015-Ariat International, the leader in innovative Western and English footwear, apparel and accessories, has recently signed east coast hunter rider, Liza Boyd as an official Ariat athlete. Liza will be representing Ariat’s English apparel and footwear lines.

January 21, 2015

Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 3 Sponsors: The United States P.R.E. Association and The Chesapeake Dressage Institute

Wellington, FL - January 20, 2015 - A committed sponsor of the 2015 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), United States P.R.E., the official association of the Spanish Horse in the U.S., is excited for the beginning of a new season and would like to send a warm welcome to competitors, judges, organizers, owners, and fans traveling to experience dressage in Wellington this winter. This week's competition at AGDF, which runs January 22-25, is sponsored by US P.R.E. Association for the Large Tour and the Chespeake Dressage Institute for the Small Tour.

January 21, 2015

USEF Board of Directors Adopts New Mission and Vision Statements

January 20, 2015 - The USEF Board of Directors has adopted new Mission and Vision Statements. To read the full text, please follow these links: 

January 20, 2015

Kingsland Equestrian and Mark Bellissimo Announce Major U.S. Sponsorship and Advertising Initiative

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.

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