Jun 11, 2018

KWPN-NA Announces Expansion of Competition and Year-End Awards Programs to Include Eventing

Phillip Dutton and I'm Sew Ready, Kristine Norton's 14-year-old KWPN gelding (Lupicor x Jarda). Jenni Autry Photo.

For years, the Royal Dutch Warmblood Association of North America (KWPN-NA) has been renowned for its expansive awards programs for dressage and hunter/jumpers. Now, with assistance from the United States Eventing Association (USEA), the KWPN-NA has expanded these award programs to recognize Dutch horses competing in eventing.

The KWPN-NA awards program for eventing is two-fold: high-score awards for competitors at individual events, as well as a lucrative year-end recognition program.

For individual events held anywhere in North America, the KWPN-NA office offers beautiful best-score neck sashes and rider medals which competitions may offer for three divisions: Novice/Training; Preliminary/Intermediate; and Advanced/FEI. Best of all, these awards are provided by the KWPN-NA to events for free; organizers can easily apply using the KWPN-NA’s new and improved online show registration form here. In order to be eligible, events must be USEA-recognized; owners/riders must present a copy of their horse’s KWPN papers to the event secretary as proof of breed registration; and a copy of the competition results naming the recipients of the awards must be sent to the KWPN-NA office after the event.

In partnership with the USEA, the KWPN-NA will now also offer year-end awards to recognize accomplishments of the KWPN horse in eventing. Divisional awards for champion through fifth place will be determined at the end of the USEA competition year according to USEA rankings, and to be eligible, the horse owner must be a current member of the KWPN-NA (associate memberships are available for as little as $50). For complete year-end award requirements, click here.

“Dutch horses are prevalent in U.S. eventing competitions, and we are excited to see the KWPN-NA recognizing this point,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “The first horse that received the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Lion d’Angers grant to send a U.S. horse to the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships was in fact a KWPN (D.A. Duras). We know that eventers competing KWPN horses in America will genuinely appreciate this recognition.”

For more information about the KWPN-NA awards programs for eventing, as well as easily apply for FREE KWPN-NA high-score competition awards to present at your event, visit http://kwpn-na.org/kwpn-na-competition-awards-programs/. Questions? Contact the KWPN-NA office at (859) 225-5331 or [email protected].

May 08, 2021 Competitions

Smith Swaps Horses, but Maintains Standings at Jersey Fresh International CCI4*-L

While her two horses swapped places for first and second after cross-country, Tamra Smith maintained both the lead and second place with two clear rounds and minimal time faults at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event Presented by BW Furlong and Associates and Zoetis. The 16-year-old Hanoverian mare En Vogue (Earl x Laurena) is just a little more experienced than her barn mate Danito, also owned by Ruth Bley, so she was also a little quicker around the big, challenging course that twisted and turned through the Horse Park of New Jersey. En Vogue leads on a 27.1 and Danito is second with 31.9, with Boyd Martin maintaining third place with the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding Luke 140 (Landos x Omega VI), owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate.

May 07, 2021 Competitions

Tamra Smith Tops CCI4*-L Leaderboard After Dressage at Jersey Fresh; Boyd Martin Leads CCI4*-S

California rider Tamra Smith holds the lead and second position in the CCI4*-L at the Jersey Fresh International (JFI) CCI at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown. Smith scored 23.9 today with Danito, Ruth Bley’s 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Dancier x Wie Musik), to take the lead from her other mount, the 16-year-old Hanoverian mare (Earl x Laurena) En Vogue, also owned by Bley, who was the overnight leader after scoring 24.3 yesterday. Boyd Martin of Cochranville, Pa. holds third place with Luke 140, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Landos x Omega VI) owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate, on a score of 25.6.

May 07, 2021 Eventing News

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2021 Cancelled Due To Continued Covid-19 Uncertainty

It is with immense sadness that we announce the cancellation of Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2021 which was due to be held later this year from September 2-5, 2021.

Despite the continued easing of lockdown measures, the nationwide vaccination program, and the hope within the Government Roadmap for unlocking the country, there have been and remain too many variables and uncertainties due to the Covid-19 pandemic to deliver this much-loved international event.

May 07, 2021 Young Riders

USEA Young Rider Program: Age Increase to 25

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the increase in age for eligibility in the USEA Young Rider program to USEA members aged 25 and under, effective immediately.

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