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May 31, 2016

USDF Selects 2017 Regional Dressage Championship Dates And Locations

The U.S. Dressage Federation has selected the dates and locations for the 2017 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships.

Region 1 (Oct. 5-8) at the Senator Martin Center, Williamston, N.C. 

Region 2 (Sept. 13-17) at Majestic Farm, Batavia, Ohio 

Region 3 (Oct. 5-8) at the Palm Beach Equestrian Center, Wellington, Fla. 

Region 4 (Sept. 28-Oct. 1) at the Maffit Lake Equestrian Center, Cumming, Iowa 

May 27, 2016

McLain Ward And HH Azur's Two Clean Rounds Anchor Second-Place U.S. Finish In Rome Nations Cup

Rome, Italy—May 27   

The Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team tied for the silver medal with France in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by Longines at CSIO5* Rome.


McLain Ward and HH Azur turned in two clean rounds to help the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team tie for second. Photo by Bob Langrish

May 26, 2016

Ward Starts Rome With A Win

Rome, Italy—May 26   

The American national anthem rang out across Piazza di Siena this afternoon when McLain Ward scorched home to win the 1.50-meter jump-off class with HH Carlos Z. With 15 clears in the first round the jump-off was a fast one, and the final standings boasted a list of competitors out of the very top drawer of the sport on the first day of the Rome CSIO5*.

May 25, 2016

USEF Names Representatives For CDI**** Roosendaal

The U.S. Equestrian Federation will be represented by five athlete-and-horse combinations at the Roosendaal CDI**** in the Netherlands, June 1-5. This competition is a designated observation event for determining the 2016 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team.

The following athletes and horses will represent the United States (in alphabetical order):

Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own Verdades, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

May 23, 2016

Minikus Completes A Clean Sweep In Kentucky With $130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix Win

Lexington, Ky.—May 22   

The Kentucky Spring Classic's main event, the $130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3*, was an unforgettable one as Todd Minikus and Quality Girl pulled off their third FEI win for the week.


Todd Minikus and Quality Girl. Photo by Taylor Renner/Phelps Media Group

The win was extra meaningful to Minikus as it honored his dear friend and horsewoman Mary Rena Murphy.

May 22, 2016

McLain Ward Debuts Tina La Boehme In $130,000 Empire State Grand Prix Win At Old Salem

North Salem, N.Y.—May 22  

It was last year at the Old Salem Spring Horse Shows that McLain Ward made headlines with an up-and-coming mare, HH Azur.

This year, HH Azur’s in Europe getting ready to make a bid for the U.S. team for the Rio Olympic Games. But have no fear, Ward just happens to have another amazing young mare waiting in the wings.

May 22, 2016

U.S. Team Emerges Triumphant In Compiegne Dressage Nations Cup

Compiegne, France—May 22  

Team USA were deemed winners of the third leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Dressage series at CDI5* Compiegne (France) where torrential rain led to the cancellation of the Grand Prix Special.

May 20, 2016

NCAA Affirms Support For Equestrian

The Committee on Women’s Athletics confirmed its support for equestrian to remain on the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Emerging Sports list during the April meeting in Indianapolis. 

The committee voted on and approved a statement recommending that equestrian remain on the Emerging Sports list due to new organizational efforts, membership feedback and potential growth. 

May 18, 2016

Foundation Recovers Stolen Munnings Equestrian Artwork

Eleven of the 17 artworks stolen from Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre property dedicated to research and education and owned by The Belle W. Baruch Foundation, have been recovered after being missing for 13 years.

With the cooperation of Frazer Pajak and John Ivy, officials were led to Ivy Auction House, a regional auction house in Laurens, S.C., where they found the lost works. 

May 18, 2016

USEF Names Athletes For European CSIO*****s

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced May 18 that the following athletes have been named to the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Teams competing in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup show jumping events at CSIO***** Rome, May 25-29, CSIO***** St. Gallen (Switzerland), June 1-5, and CSIO***** Rotterdam (the Netherlands), June 22-26. 

These competitions are designated observation events as part of the selection process for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team. Robert Ridland will serve as the chef d’equipe.

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