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February 25, 2015

UPDATED: USEF Takes Actions On Competition Licensing

At the U.S. Equestrian Federation board of directors meeting on Feb. 23, the organization took several actions towards changing the process of competition licensing.

The federation office will no longer issue competition licenses extending beyond a one-year term, allowing the board time to evaluate the mileage rules and the criteria for issuing and renewing competition license agreements. Existing multi-year license agreements will be honored.

February 24, 2015

Chronicle Seeking Talented Writers

Are you a gifted writer looking for a place to shine? Do you have an exceptional, horse-related story to tell? Do you just want an article published so you can apply for a job? The Chronicle of the Horse is hosting its second annual writing contest, and we want to hear from you!

To enter, all you have to do is the following: Submit a 500- to 700-word ( and yes, you do get bonus points for adhering to the limits) typed article on one of the following topics.

1.  Your most embarrassing moment—involving a horse, of course

February 19, 2015

FEI Suspends Maxime Livio

French eventer Maxime Livio is now provisionally suspended from competing in Fédération Equestre International competitions based on a positive test result for testosterone in a horse, Bingo S, Livio competed in a Thai show jumping competition last November.

Livio is still awaiting an FEI hearing for a positive acepromazine test involving his 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) mount Qalao des Mers.

February 18, 2015

One To Watch: Jennifer Van De Loo Will Canter Down Her First CDI Centerline At The AGDF

Jennifer van de Loo was enjoying her first foray into the FEI levels during the 2014 season—and then she heard about the new division for amateur riders offered at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Now the 43-year-old rider is poised for her very first trip down a CDI centerline at this weekend’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI**** in Wellington, Fla. 

February 18, 2015

Ringside Chat: Arden Wildasin's Back Eventing

In 2012, Arden Wildasin was on her way to checking all the boxes she could in eventing—having already contested a CCI** and competed at the FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships several times.

February 16, 2015

Francisco Seabra Dies In Cross-Country Fall

Portuguese rider Francisco Seabra suffered a fatal accident while on course at the Rancho Alegre CIC** in Seville, Spain, on Feb. 14. The rider and his mount Aferzysta fell at the final element of fence 10, a water combination. According to reports, the 9-year-old gelding wasn’t injured in the fall. 


February 4, 2015

NCEA Continues Fight To Keep Equestrian An NCAA Sport

Since the National Collegiate Equestrian Association received news last October that the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Committee on Women’s Athletics had recommended dropping equestrian as a sport, the NCEA’s been working to prevent that potential decision. They recently took an even bigger step by naming a new executive director, Dr. Leah Holland Fiorentino, and creating both an Executive Committee and the NCEA Foundation Advisory Council to steer the NCEA committees.

January 31, 2015

Myself De Breve Leads Mare Domination Of $372,000 CSI-W***** WEF Grand Prix

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 31

For Marie Hecart it was a night of firsts. The $372,000 Grand Prix CSI-W***** marked her first ever five-star victory, and it was also the first Saturday night class she’s topped at the Winter Equestrian Festival. 

“Always something would happen, I’d have a rail down in the jump-off, or we were not fast enough,” said Hecart, who rides for France. “I don’t know why it happened tonight, but my horse was amazing. This day is really important to me. We’ve always been close, but we couldn’t win.”

January 31, 2015

Martin Makes The $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase His Payday

Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 31

As he said at this evening’s press conference, Boyd Martin’s competed all over the world. So how did eventing—and winning—at the $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase compare?

“This is by far the best competition I’ve ever been to,” said Martin. “The organizers here put on something I’ve never experienced before. I was so proud to be here. The people who owned the horses felt like kings. The course was first class. The arena was arguably one of the best I’ve ever ridden in. It was an unbelievable competition.”

January 30, 2015

$50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase Drone Course Preview

Curious about fences riders will tackle on cross-country at the $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase tomorrow? Preview all 18 jumping obstacles, including a water complex, bank, brush fences and corners, from Mark Phillips' course with this amazing footage, taken by Sportfot's Thierry Billet with a drone! 

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