Exploring Collapsible Technology for Cross-Country Jumps


The USEA Cross-Country Design and Fence Construction Safety Task Force is a dedicated group consisting of officials, course designers, engineers, organizers and competitors. The goal of the group is to constantly evaluate all safety aspects of the cross-country phase of competition including, but not limited to, design and construction of the fences and courses.

From Sliding Stops to the Start Box, South Dakota Native Takes Up the Reins on A New Discipline


Growing up on a farm in South Dakota, Darci Phelps never imaged that she’s end up galloping across a sandy cross-country course in southern California years later. With the drive to try something new, the help of diligent trainers, the unwavering support of her mother and the willingness of her stunning reining mare, it became possible. 

Chefs de Mission Meeting Brings Together Top National Federations from Around the World in Preparation for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018


Tryon, NC - May 8, 2017 - In preparation for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (FEI WEG), Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) held the first Chefs de Mission meeting from Monday, April 30, through Wednesday, May 3, welcoming organizational leaders of national equestrian federations from around the world to the venue, as preparations for the Games continue.

Six time Olympian Andrew Nicholson Finally Wins Badminton After a Record 37 Finishes


Fellow competitors erupted in spontaneous cheering as the brilliant New Zealand horseman Andrew Nicholson, 55, at last won the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ after a record 37 attempts over 33 years. 

"Of course I knew I would win Badminton one day – I just didn’t know when!" said Nicholson.

Olympic Silver Pair Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob Snatch Lead After Badminton Cross-Country, Two U.S. Riders in Top 25


German Olympic rider Ingrid Klimke rode an exhilarating cross-country round on Horseware Hale Bob at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™, and holds a slim 0.4 penalty lead over defending champions Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam who were outstanding to finish on their dressage score at the end of a thrilling day’s four-star competition.

Christopher Burton Rides to the Top, Lauren Kieffer Leads the U.S. Charge at Badminton Horse Trials


Six U.S. pairs flew across the pond to challenge the best of the best at the Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* in South Gloucestershire, UK. With 82 pairs having their turn in the dressage ring over the last two days the competition was fierce. Christopher Burton of Australia with Graf Liberty is leading the field on a 32.9 – the third best score in modern Badminton history according to EquiRatings.


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