USEF Announces 2016 Olympic Dressage Team

Lizzy Schultz

Four athlete-and-horse combinations, as well as one traveling reserve athlete-and-horse combination, were named this week by The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. One direct reserve horse has also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which the athlete was …

Ag Group, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, International, USEF

Congress Members to Speak at AHC Forum

Lizzy Schultz

The American Horse Council (AHC) has announced that several Members of Congress will speak at the AHC National Issues Forum during the AHC annual convention on June 14, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, in Washington, DC. The decision falls in line with this year’s theme of “Putting More Horsepower in Congress.” Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture …

AAEP, Ag Group, American Horse Council, Equestrian, Equine, Events, USEF

USEF Names Short List for Olympic Show Jumping

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named 10 athletes and their horses to the Short List for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team. The athletes and their horses will compete in designated CSIO/CSI observation events taking place May 12 – June 26, 2016. The following athletes and horses have been named to the Short List for the 2016 …

Ag Group, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, International, USEF

Gayle Lampe Returning to Midwest Horse Fair

Lizzy Schultz

The Midwest Horse Fair has announced that legendary saddleseat equestrian Gayle Lampe will be returning as this year’s Saddleseat Equitation Clinician. A national and international leader in equestrian science, Lampe is a Professor Emeritus of Equestrian Science at acclaimed equestrian college William Woods University, in Fulton, Missouri, where she served as the saddleseat program director for 41 years. She was …

Ag Group, Equestrian, Equine, Midwest Horse Fair, USEF

New USEF Dressage Helmet Requirements

Lizzy Schultz

As of April 1st, competitors at all United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) sanctioned dressage events will be required to wear helmets, including senior riders in Grand Prix and small tour events. The decision made by USEF is the second time a major horse sport nation has implemented a safety helmet requirement at all levels of dressage. Canada implemented the rule …

Ag Group, Equestrian, Equine, USEF

USEF Accepting President Nominations

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is accepting nominations for the position of President. Eligible nominees must have served on the Board of Directors within the last six years, must demonstrate an understanding of the critical importance of USEF’s role in international sport, and must have an appreciation of the dynamics and diversity of the sport nationally. The elected individual …

Ag Group, Equestrian, Equine, USEF

Pegasus Awards Honor Saddlebred Exhibitors

Lizzy Schultz

Two members of the American Saddlebred community were recognized this month for their unprecedented equestrian achievements among all breeds and divisions at the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Pegasus Awards Dinner. Elisabeth Goth, from Lebanon, Kentucky, was awarded the Robert P. Strub Trophy as the 2015 USEF Equestrian of the Year, and Cameron Kay, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, received the …

award, Equestrian, Equine, International, USEF, Youth

USEF Announces CEO Departure and New Interim

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced today that Chris Welton, USEF Chief Executive Officer, will be leaving his position with the Federation. USEF is grateful to Welton for his contributions over the last 18 months and wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors. While the search for a new CEO is underway, the USEF Board of …

Ag Group, Equestrian, Equine, USEF

USEF 2015 Equestrian of the Year Nominees Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced the nine finalists for the 2015 USEF Equestrian of the Year Award. The nine Equestrians of Honor represent the best of equestrian sport, with representatives from multiple disciplines included on the nomination ballot. Each finalist recently received a unique, competitive trophy to commemorate their achievements within their discipline. The William C. Steinkraus …

award, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, USEF

AQHA 2016 Rulebook Now Available

Lizzy Schultz

The AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available for AQHA members to download online in PDF format or request a printed copy. The rulebook is also available via the AQHA Rulebook App. The AQHA rulebook represents corporation bylaws, rules and regulations of registration, rules and regulations of racing, rules and regulations of shows, amateur and youth division …

Ag Group, AQHA, Equestrian, Equine, USEF