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December 2, 2016

FEI Eliminates Show Jumping Final Four And Downgrades Cross-Country To Three-Star At The WEG

The big news to come out of the Fédération Equestre Internationale General Assembly, held Nov. 19-22 in Tokyo, was the move to three-man teams at the Olympic Games, but a slew of other rule changes were up for vote, and some of the changes will have a dramatic impact on sport at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, which will take place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C.

November 28, 2016

Athina Onassis Buys MHS Going Global

Nov. 25 marked MHS Going Global’s last day at Greg Broderick’s Ballypatrick Stables in Thurles, Ireland. Greek heiress and international show jumper Athina Onassis has purchased the 10-year-old Irish superstar.

“It's been an unbelievable journey for us right from novice classes in Ireland to making dreams come true with Olympic Games and Nations Cup wins,” posted Broderick on his Facebook page.

November 21, 2016

Three-Member Olympic Teams Up For Vote At FEI General Assembly

Tokyo—Nov. 21 

Olympic formats were the key topic of today's Fédération Equestre Internationale General Assembly session in the Japanese capital. The move to go to three-member teams with no drop score across the Olympic disciplines, as well as for the Paralympic teams, was up for one last discussion before the vote tomorrow, Nov. 22.

August 12, 2016

Round-By-Round: Rio Olympic Games Grand Prix Special

The top 31 riders come back for the Grand Prix Special, which completes the team dressage competition and counts toward the individual final qualification. We'll be commenting on each ride, updating as they go. Rides go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Don't miss a minute of the action!

Want to know when the U.S. riders and other fan favorites like Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro go? Click on our What You Need To Know article.

June 22, 2016

Get To Know New USEF President Murray Kessler

On June 21 the U.S. Equestrian Federation board of directors elected Murray Kessler as the next USEF president. He’ll take over from Chrystine Tauber in January 2017.

June 21, 2016

Murray Kessler Elected USEF President And Mid-Year Meeting Can’t-Miss Info

Gladstone, N.J.—June 21  

June 5, 2016

Beginner Novice Horse Suffers Fatal Collapse At Poplar Place

Fate’s Secret, a 24-year-old Thoroughbred owned by Laura Duhamel, collapsed and died after completing cross-country in the junior beginner novice division of the Area III championship at Poplar Place Farm in Hamilton, Ga., on June 4.

Victoria Blake, of Lilburn, Ga., was the rider, and she was not hurt.

Duhamel competed Fate's Secret from 2001 through 2006 and rode him to the preliminary level. He returned to competition in 2016 with Blake and finished second in the Pine Top Spring Horse Trials (Ga.) at beginner novice in March.

May 14, 2016

Inoui Van Bost Euthanized After Fall At Jersey Fresh

Jersey Fresh has released an official statement today, May 14, over social media that Inoui Van Bost, who was ridden in the CCI** by Skyler Decker, was seriously injured in a fall at fence 19, a trakehner.

The horse was transported to New Jersey Equine Clinic in Millstone, N.J., where the decision was made to euthanize him.

February 13, 2016

Updated: Larrazabal’s Atlanta Euthanized At Ocala Horse Trials

The U.S. Eventing Association has reported that Juan Larrazabal’s Atlanta was euthanized on Feb. 12 at the Ocala Horse Properties Winter II Horse Trials in Ocala, Fla.

January 14, 2016

USEF Town Hall Tackles Doping And Due Process

Jan. 15—Lexington, Ky.

Flipping to the back of Equestrian magazine to see who’d been set down used to be a guilty pleasure most U.S. Equestrian Federation members indulged in first thing when their copy of the official publication hit their mailbox. Digital access to this information via the USEF website only made it easier to discover who might have been complementing their training with a dose of mother’s little helper.

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