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January 13, 2017

Dutton Wins USEF Equestrian Of The Year

Lexington, Ky.—Jan. 13  

The U.S. Equestrian Federation Pegasus Awards should have been a celebratory night that capped off an incredible year for Phillip Dutton, as not only did he receive the William C. Steinkraus Trophy in conjunction with dressage rider Laura Graves for his individual bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Games, but he also earned the overall Equestrian of the Year accolades. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to attend, and Joanie Morris, the USEF managing director of eventing and a longtime friend of Dutton's, accepted on his behalf.

January 11, 2017

Murray Kessler Wants YOU for U.S. Equestrian

Lexington, Ky.—Jan. 11  

U.S. Equestrian Federation President-Elect Murray Kessler is a man with a plan. He wants to grow USEF membership, and he’s prepared to use his 35 years of corporate experience and 40 years in the horse industry as an amateur competitor and father of an Olympic show jumper to make that happen.

January 10, 2017

Doesn’t Play Fair Retires From The Upper Levels

Dawn and Jonathan Dofelmier, the owners of Doesn’t Play Fair, the horse with whom Maya Black was named the traveling reserve for the 2016 Olympic Games, have retired him from the upper levels and brought him home to Arlington, Wash.

January 9, 2017

USEF Annual Meeting: What's In It For Me?

The hunter/jumper, eventing and dressage associations have met, the holidays are over, the winter show circuits are beginning, and there's one last big piece of business to accomplish before 2017 can officially get under way in the horse world: The U.S. Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting. 

Traditionally this meeting is strictly business, with committees meeting in person, budgets being set, and rule change proposals either inciting riots or receiving the rubber stamp. Unless you were receiving an award, there wasn't much to interest the average equestrian competitor.

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  

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