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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.

January 19, 2015

Cortes 'C' and Elis GV Earn 2014 Horse of the Year Titles

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

January 19, 2015

Madden Makes History Winning USEF Equestrian of the Year Title for Fourth Time at 2014 Pegasus Awards

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.


January 16, 2015

Lars Petersen Announced as the Season’s First Winner of the People’s Choice Award, Presented by Ann-Louise Cook of Illustrated Properties

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).

January 16, 2015

Equestrian Sport Productions Announces $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase Presented by Asheville Regional Airport at PBIEC

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

USHJA Hosts First Trainer Certification Program Clinic of the Year at 2015 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session

Lexington, KY, January 14, 2015 – The USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by

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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. 

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