Apr 14, 2023

US Equestrian Announces Eventing Athletes for 2023 European Development Tour

By USEF - Edited Press Release

Lexington, KY —April 14— US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations that have been selected for the U.S. Eventing European Development Tour for the summer of 2023.

The following combinations are listed in alphabetical order:

  • Jenny Caras (Buckhead, Ga.) and Trendy Fernhill (ARS Vivendi x Cruising Girl), a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Elyse Eisenberg
  • Andrew McConnon (Vass, N.C.) and Ferrie’s Cello (Chello III VDL x Karelza), a 11-year-old Warmblood gelding owned by Jeanne Shigo
  • Caroline Pamukcu (Miami Beach, Fla.) and HSH Blake (Tolan R x Doughiska Lass), an 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Caroline Pamukcu, Sherrie Martin, and Mollie Hoff
  • Cassie Sanger (Lakeville, Conn.) and Fernhill Zoro (Verdi x Orania Z), her own 15-year-old Anglo European gelding

The following combinations have been selected as alternates and are listed in ranked order:

  • Mia Farley (Ocala, Fla.) and BGS Firecracker (Capitilist x Emmas Courage), her own 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare
  • Mia Farley and Phelps, a 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by David O’Connor
  • James Alliston (San Ramon, Calif.) and Nemesis (Novalis 46 x Maesy), a 9-year-old Canadian Warmblood gelding owned by Alliston Equestrian
  • Allie Knowles (Lexington, Ky.) and Morswood (Richardo Z x Princess in Arms), a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Katherine O’Brien

The selected athletes will compete in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Poland CCIO4*-NC-S at the Strzegom (POL) Horse Trials, June 21-25, 2023, under the direction of USEF Eventing Emerging and Development Coach Leslie Law. The athletes will also attend CHIO Aachen (GER), June 30-July 1, 2023, to observe the competition. The Tour participants will receive funding through USEF, and the USET Foundation thanks to the Karen E. Stives Endowment.

Dec 08, 2023 Convention

If You’re Not Winning, You’re Learning: 2023 Pan Am Games Team Revisits Santiago

United States Eventing Association (USEA) members at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention were in for a treat on Friday as the U.S. Eventing Team was on hand to discuss their accomplishments this year at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.

Dec 08, 2023 Convention

‘Test the Best Without Hurting the Rest:’ Barnard and Donovan Lead Show Jumping Seminar at USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

“Test the best without hurting the rest,” said show jumping course designer Chris Barnard as he and fellow designer Marc Donovan led a lively discussion for nearly 50 participants at the Show Jumping Seminar on the first day of the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

Dec 07, 2023 Convention

USEA Board of Governors Meet for the First Time During 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

This afternoon, USEA President Louise “Lou” Leslie welcomed U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors members, USEA staff, and USEA Annual Meeting & Convention attendees to the first of two Board meetings which will take place during this year’s Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, with the teaser that 2024 is going to be full of initiatives for more opportunities to access the eventing experience, some of which attendees might get first wind of during this year’s gathering. The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place Dec. 7-10 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.

Dec 06, 2023 Convention

Fast Facts: 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

Welcome to the Show Me state and to Area IV USEA members! The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention kicks of tomorrow and features four full days of educational seminars, committee meetings, and social gatherings all with one aim—to bring the eventing community together to continue to improve upon and celebrate the sport that we all love. This year’s Convention takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in downtown St. Louis from Dec. 7-10, and we have rounded up everything you need to know to make the most of your time in the heartland.

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