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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.

September 30, 2015

Amateurs Like Us: Kathy Broaddus Rewrote Her Bucket List After The Tevis Cup

Veterinarian Kathy Broaddus always dreamed of someday completing the 100-mile Western States Trail Ride, better known as the Tevis Cup. But, you know, I’ve always dreamed of competing at the Olympic Games too, and for an amateur rider with a full-time job and no magic money tree in the backyard, the odds of doing either were about as unlikely.

However, Broaddus, of Bluemont, Va., accomplished a remarkable feat this summer when she managed to not only complete the notoriously difficult endurance ride, but also to finish in the top 10 in her first attempt on Aug. 1.

July 2, 2015

Veterinarians Seek Survey Respondents For Study On Horse Collapse And Sudden Death

A group of veterinarians and riders affiliated with the University of Bern (Switzerland) are interested in improving horse health and safety. They’re studying collapse and sudden death in horses in order to design strategies to prevent these episodes. 

If you’ve ridden, trained or treated a horse that collapsed or died during or near exercise they’re hoping you’ll fill out a questionnaire. 

April 26, 2015

What Does It Feel Like To Finish Your First Four-Star?

They say you never know if your horse is a four-star horse or if you’re a four-star rider until you’ve cantered through the finish flags on the final day. We asked a number of four-star first-timers from the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** over the weekend what it felt like to achieve that monumental goal.

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