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Ranked as one of the ‘most haunted’ cities in America, New Orleans will attract thousands of three-day eventers on December 6-9 for the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
The small Northern town of Dexter, Michigan is home to the Cobblestone Farms Horse Trials, the host of Area VIII’s Charles Owen Technical Merit Award. Nicole Maynard and Kiersten Miller took top honors for their safe, appropriate cross-country rounds at Cobblestone Farms Horse Trials on August 3 – 5, 2018.
Maynard, aboard Cathy Wieschhoff’s off-the-track-Thoroughbred Title Contender, took more than just one blue ribbon home with them. Winners of the Open Training B division and winners of the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award, Maynard is grateful for her coach, Cathy Wieschhoff. “I really do owe a lot of this to Cathy [Wieschhoff], from everything she’s taught me, the opportunities she’s given me, and for trusting me to compete her horse.”
It seemed almost too good to be true – 75 degrees and not raining? Not your typical Morven Park International Fall CIC3* cross-country day. Heading into the first phase of the competition in Leesburg, Va. there were 15 pairs entered in the CIC3*, 13 in the Advanced, and five in the Advanced Area II Championships. However with many horses having run last two weeks ago at Plantation Field CIC3* and many aiming for the Fair Hill International CCI3* in two weeks – withdrawals were the name of the final day.
Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, the 2018 recipients of the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Le Lion d'Angers Prize and Grant, will be traveling to France later this month to compete in the FEI World Eventing Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Le Mondial du Lion d'Angers. Elizabeth Callahan of Cool Na Grena Sporthorses, Quantum Leap's breeder, will be in attendance at the Championships and will be blogging for the USEA about her experience.
Lausanne, Switzerland - The public vote for the FEI Awards 2018 is now open! For a second consecutive year, the public gets to vote and celebrate its equestrian heroes following publication of the shortlisted nominees today.
A record of outstanding achievements on the field of play, horsemanship, commitment and behind-the-scenes dedication are just some of the qualities of the 20 nominees selected across the five categories.
The shortlisted nominees for the FEI Awards 2018 are:
Longines Rising Star – for the young stars aged 14 to 21 who demonstrate outstanding sporting talent and commitment.
Felix Koller (AUT), Jumping
Esmee Donkers (NED), Dressage
Victor Levecque (FRA), Eventing
US Equestrian updated its SafeSport Sanctions List following the issuance of an interim suspension.
This week on the USEA Podcast, meet the three USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Grand Champions from the East Coast, West Coast, and Central Championships.
The 2018 USEA FEH East Coast Grand Champion title went to Lauren Welsh's Oldenburg gelding Solo Hit (Sagnol x Arista GS) on a final score of 87.64. Welsh shares the story of how she came across Solo Hit, who was bred by Red Gate Sporthorses in Canada, what he's been like to work with, and the other accolades he has achieved so far. Welsh used to breed show jumping horses, so she talks a bit about what she saw in Solo's breeding that caught her eye and her philosophy in producing young horses.
The 2018 Woodside International Horse Trials kick off tomorrow in Woodside, California and this year the event is offering Introductory through Intermediate levels and CIC*, CIC2*, CIC3* divisions. The Woodside International Horse Trials are also playing host to the 2018 Area VI Championships for Introductory through Advanced. The Preliminary Horse, Intermediate, and Advanced Area VI Championships will take place as part of the CIC*, CIC2*, and CIC3* divisions, respectively.
It always helps to see a warm and friendly face when heading to warm up for that all-important test or jump round. In this series, the United States Evening Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to feature those around us who help make these events happen, the volunteers. Without them horse shows and programs could not succeed, and these volunteers go above and beyond to make sure every rider feels comfortable and confident. Do you know a volunteer who should be nominated as Volunteer of the Month? We are looking for our next feature. Email your tips to [email protected].
The US Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) has announced the recipients of the 2018 Land Rover/USEF Eventing Competition Grant and USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars National Developing Rider Grants, kindly given through the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation, for the end of the 2018 competition season.
The following athletes have received funding for The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI3* in Elkton, Md., from October 18-21, 2018:
Sydney Conley Elliott (Bossier City, La.) and Cisko A, Carol Stephens’s 12-year-old Westphalian gelding, received a USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars National Developing Rider Grant.