David O’Connor To Advise U.S. Eventing Team

Lizzy Schultz

Retired equestrian and Olympic gold medalist David O’Connor will continue his work developing equestrian sport with a new role next year, as theUnited States Equestrian Federation (USEF) recently named him the Eventing Technical Advisor for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team. In his new role, O’Connor will work alongside the Eventing Managing Director in the development and implementation of systems …

Finding Homes For Horses This Holiday Season

Lizzy Schultz

2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of American Horse Adoption, a 501c3 nonprofit operated by Saddlebred Rescue which works to adopt horses to homes across the country. Saddlebred Rescue is a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) awarded program and a verified member of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). 10 rescue horses currently need homes this holiday season. Many …

George H Morris Training Session Dates Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced that the 11th annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session will held at The Stadium at Equestrian Village in Wellington, Fla., January 3-7, 2017. The session is designed to identify and develop the next generation of top U.S. Equestrian Team talent through instruction in a variety of aspects of horsemanship. Past participants …

USEF Submits Comment on Horse Protection Act

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has submitted comments in response to the proposed amendments to the regulations that implement the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Horse Protection Act. The comments commend the USDA in its efforts to strengthen the regulations and further protect horses from the practice of soring and explain that USEF seeks to partner with the …

U.S. Para-Dressage Team Successful in Rio

Lizzy Schultz

Following five days of dressage testing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, the U.S. Para-Equestrian Team finished 12th in Team standings. Great Britain continued their streak of winning the team gold, having won the title in every games since para-dressage’s inception at the 1996 Paralympic Games. Silver went to Germany, and the Netherlands took the Bronze. The …

Veterinary Groups Urge Action on Horse Protection Act

Lizzy Schultz

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hand delivered a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today, urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move forward with proposed amendments to the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and deny requests from certain factions within affected industries to extend the comment period …

U.S. Show Jumping Captures Silver At #Rio2016

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Show Jumping Team won the Silver medal in a down-to-the-wire competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The team, composed of Lucy Davis and Barron, Kent Farrington and Voyeur, Beezie Madden and Cortes ‘C’, and McLain Ward and Azur, beat out Germany, who captured the Bronze medal following a jump-off with Canada, for the honor. The French Show …

USEF Extends Saddleseat Young Rider Deadline

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) has extended the application deadline for the 2017 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team to September 1, 2016.. The 2017 team will compete at the U.S. Test Event to be held April 3-6, 2017 in Perry, Georgia. The extension comes after confirmation that there will not be a 2017 Test Event in South Africa. The …

Team USA Takes Gold in Saddle Seat World Cup

Lizzy Schultz

Team USA has again brought home the gold from the 2016 International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup. The twelve U.S. equestrian athletes traveled to South Africa to compete in the 2016 competition, held at the Mistico Equestrian Centre, July 7-9, and delivered excellent performances against teams from Canada, Namibia, and South Africa. Coaches David Cater, Pam Roush, and Kent Swalla …

AHC National Issues Forum Wraps Up

Lizzy Schultz

The American Horse Council’s (AHC) Annual Meeting wrapped up last month with the National Issues Forum, with several relevant presentations and discussions on major issues and projects currently at the forefront of the council and the horse industry in general. Christie Schulte, Marketing Manager for the AHC Time to Ride Campaign, provided attendees with the campaign’s 2016 progress report, as …