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June 25, 2016

U.S. Team Scores Second-Placed Finish In Rotterdam Nations Cup

Rotterdam, the Netherlands—June 25

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team (Shelly Francis and Doktor, Laura Graves and Verdades, Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet, and Steffen Peters and Legolas 92) took the silver medal in a close CDIO***** Nations Cup competition on Saturday. Graves led the way for the United States, winning the Grand Prix Special (77.31%). 

LG

June 25, 2016

Dutch Absolutely Dominate On Home Turf In Rotterdam

Rotterdam, the Netherlands—June 24  

The World and European champions from the Netherlands threw down a stunning to win the fifth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Europe Division 1 League in Rotterdam (the Netherlands).

And it was a particularly satisfying result, because it was the first time since 2003 that they have reigned supreme on home ground. “It was thrilling!” said team-member Willem Greve after a double-clear performance with Carambole NOP that has confirmed them in the frontline for selection for the Rio Olympic Games.

June 24, 2016

SFN Announces Sale Of Six Horses, Including Zenith N.O.P.

The Showjumping Fund of the Netherlands has announced that it’ll sell all six horses under its ownership—including SFN Zenith N.O.P., Jeroen Dubbeldam’s FEI World and European Championship mount—in an online auction on Sept. 21. The auction will be operated by BVA Auctions in the Netherlands.   

June 23, 2016

USEF Announces Land Rover Competition Grant Recipients For The Event At Rebecca Farm

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced the recipients of Land Rover/USEF Eventing Competition Grants for The Event At Rebecca Farm CCI***, July 21-24, in Kalispell, Mont.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been awarded grants:

Hannah Sue Burnett (Reddick, Fla.) and Cooley Dream LLC's Cooley Dream, an 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Amber Levine (Rohnert Park, Calif.) and her own Carry On, a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

June 23, 2016

Great Britain Announces Team For Great Meadow FEI Nations Cup CIC***

British Eventing announced today, June 23, the four riders who will represent Great Britain at the Great Meadow International CICO*** in The Plains, Va., for the fifth leg of the FEI Nations Cup Eventing series. The event will take place July 8-10. The United States and Canada are also fielding teams.

The team, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Jodie Amos, 32, from Great Britain, with Nicola Coates and her own Wise Crack

June 22, 2016

USEF Names Bill Moroney CEO

The U.S. Equestrian Federation board of directors has chosen Bill Moroney to serve as the Chief Executive Officer. The CEO oversees the USEF staff and all day-to-day operations, reports to the president, and keeps the board of directors and officers fully informed of the conditions and operation of the federation and all material concerns. The BOD made this decision during its Mid-Year Meeting, held on June 21 at the USET Foundation headquarters in Gladstone, N.J.

June 21, 2016

USEF Elects Murray Kessler President

The U.S. Equestrian Federation board of directors elected Murray S. Kessler as its next president at the Mid-Year BOD meeting in Gladstone, N.J., on Tuesday, June 21. The president ultimately presides over the volunteer leadership structure of the USEF. Since 1917, only 13 individuals have served in the presidential role. 

June 21, 2016

USEF Names Land Rover Eventing Team For Aachen CICO***

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team and an alternate for the Aachen CICO***, July 14-16, in Aachen, Germany. 

The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team (in alphabetical order):

Matt Brown (Cochranville, Pa.) and Blossom Creek Foundation's Super Socks BCF, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) and Jacqueline Mars’ Harbour Pilot, a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

June 20, 2016

USEF Names Eventing Team For Rio Olympic Games

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team and one traveling reserve for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Four direct reserve horses have also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which an athlete was named need to be substituted. Eventing competition at the Olympic Games will take place Aug. 5-9 at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

June 20, 2016

Lutz Scores A Big Win In $375,000 CP Grand Prix At Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta—June 19  

It was a picture perfect day for the biggest event of the Spruce Meadows Continental CSI 5* Tournament, and it was a storybook ending for Peter Lutz and Robin de Ponthual, who scored their biggest victory together in the $375,000 CP Grand Prix.

“It’s exciting to be here, doing this level, with this great horse,” Lutz said. “This horse has been great for us for almost two years now. He’s been stepping up to this level. He’s showing us he can do it. But to actually come here and win is thrilling for us.”

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