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New USHJA Jumper Classic Series to Debut in 2020
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 18:14

Lexington, Ky.—July 9, 2019—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has created the USHJA Jumper Classic Series to offer jumper riders competing at 1.10m to 1.40m fence heights additional opportunities to earn points, prize money and recognition. The series will debut in the 2020 competition year, and has no host application requirement.

 
UC Davis Center for Equine Health Emeritus Director Dr. Gregory Ferraro Appointed to California Horse Racing Board
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 17:35

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday the appointment of Dr. Gregory Ferraro to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). Dr. Ferraro was the director of the University of California, Davis Center for Equine Health from 1997 to 2011 and associate director of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital from 2011 to 2014. A well-known surgeon and Thoroughbred racehorse specialist who earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Ferraro was among the first to adapt human arthroscopic surgical techniques in horses.

 
USEF Safe Sport Statement
Written by CRM
Monday, 17 June 2019 17:32

Dear USEF Members,

The recent and unexpected death of Rob Gage has been shocking to the equestrian community. Any time a life is lost, it is a tragedy. In recent days, a number of member concerns have been raised regarding processes used by the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the “Center”). There has also been an increase in the distribution of incorrect and misleading information, as well as the bullying, harassment and blaming of survivors.

 
Dome Van Overis and Haley Schwab Win the $20,000 Murieta Inn & Spa Sacramento Spring Grand Prix
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 01:11

Zieta Z and Jessica Allan Earn Highest Marks in the USHJA National Hunter Derby

Dome Van Overis and Haley Schwab Also Take the Blue in the $5,000 GGT Footing 1.20m Jumper Class

Saturday night was hot in Rancho Murieta for the $20,000 Murieta Inn & Spa Sacramento Grand Prix at Murieta Equestrian Center. The highlight event of the Sacramento Spring Classic saw 24 horse and rider combinations try their like at designer Mike Gallaway's first round course, consisting of 14 jumping efforts including three double combinations.

 
No Worries for Nicole Shahinian-Simpson and Akuna Mattata with $50,000 Jet Run Devon Welcome Stake CSI4* Victory
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:57

Devon, Pa. – May 28, 2019 – The Dixon Oval welcomed its first international show jumping competition at the 2019 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair on Tuesday evening with the $50,000 Jet Run Devon Welcome Stake CSI4*, sponsored 5R Farms LLC – Helen Rich. After making their Devon debut in 2018 with multiple top placings, the United States’ Nicole Shahinian-Simpson and Silver Raven Farms’ Akuna Mattata returned to Devon, Pennsylvania, all the way from California, to take home their first win together and the Sylvester L. Quigley Memorial Challenge Trophy at the iconic venue, besting 25 other horses and athletes.

 
Jamie Sailor and Destin De Folie Clinch the $10,000 LEG Memorial Day Classic USHJA International Hunter Derby
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

LAKE VIEW TERRACE, Calif.— Jamie Sailor celebrated her third USHJA International Hunter Derby victory this year at the LEG Memorial Day Classic (May 23-26) at Hansen Dam Horse Park. Jamie piloted Eve Aron’s Destin De Folie (Joe Thorpe, trainer) to an impressive win in his first USHJA International Hunter Derby, successfully navigating a course by FEI Level III Course Designer Peter Grant of Calgary, Alberta.

 
“Super Saturday” at The Spring Event
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 17 May 2019 18:13

New Cross-Country VIP Tent, Preliminary Challenge Gala & Newcomer Outreach - May 25

By Kim F Miller

A 1,200 square-foot on-course VIP tent adds an awesome fan experience to The Spring Event at Woodside this year, set for May 24-26 at The Horse Park at Woodside. “Super Saturday’s” VIP cross-country tent opportunity enhances an event already famous nationally as host of The Preliminary Challenge. The tent provides front row seats next to the North Water Complex with big screen TVs livestreaming action from the rest of the Ian Stark-designed international cross-country course. Plus, food, drink and fun with fellow fans.

 

 
USEF Announces Positive Tests of Cannabinoids (CBD) Will Result in GR4 Violations as of September 1, 2019
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:00

from the US Equestrian Communications Department

Tasked with protecting the welfare of equine athletes and ensuring the balance of competition, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program consistently monitors new products and product claims. From time to time, new products appear on the equine supplement market claiming to enhance a horse’s performance. Over the last several years, cannabinoids have gained increased attention and have become nearly mainstream.

 
In Memoriam - Maggi McHugh
Written by CRM
Friday, 03 May 2019 00:00

It is with great sadness that the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Assn. must announce that Maggi McHugh has passed away.

Maggi was the Administrator in the PCHA Office for over 25 years.

 
Five Top 10 Eventers are Hay Steamers
Written by CRM
Friday, 05 July 2019 18:59

Pan Am Games-bound & top-10 ranked eventers rely on Haygain USA for maximizing horse health, well-being and performance.

July 5, 2019: Five of the U.S. current top 10-ranked eventers count on Haygain steamed hay for their horses. Initially, most sought it for different reasons: poor appetite, ulcers and being “allergic to America” among them. Which is kind of funny because these are all secondary benefits.

 
Farewell Don Trotter
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:28

Wonderful friend of eventing leaves an indelible impression.

Eventing lost a wonderful man Sunday as Don Trotter passed away peacefully after battling a short illness. Don was a key contributor through his volunteerism to the sport of eventing. Together, Don and his wife Pam owned Sunsprite Warmbloods, breeding and placing many top horses.

 

 
WHOA! Has a New Website
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 17:42

We’re pleased to announce our transformation, and invite you to look for these highlights and more!

Welcome to Woodside Horse Country!

Woodside has always been home to horses, beginning with early California explorers, settlers, farmers, ranchers, and loggers, whose horses provided their transportation and horsepower. Today, horses in Woodside provide recreation and pleasure riding, equestrian sport and equine-assisted therapy, along with the rural community character for which Woodside is known around the world. Welcome to Woodside horse country!

 
North American Riders Group Gathers Steam with a Full Agenda
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 00:00

New Board Members, Renewed Position, and the Return of the NARG Top 25

Wellington, FL - June 4, 2019 - The North American Riders Group (NARG) is back on the show jumping scene with renewed intensity representing riders, owners, trainers and their horses, with a keen focus on improving our sport at a global level. After three meetings in 2019, the NARG Board has elected new members, submitted an updated position statement to the IJRC, and approved a proposal for the return of the NARG Top 25.

 
The Spring Event at Woodside Wraps
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 18:00

Emotional Advanced Win for Sara Sellmer & PDQ Leigh: James Alliston and Cassio’s Picasso KD top Intermediate division.

May 26, 2019. Woodside, California: Winning an Advanced division anytime is a big deal. It was even bigger for Canadian professional Sara Sellmer, who did so at the Spring Event at Woodside aboard Jill Walton’s PDQ Leigh. In 2016 at the same venue, Sara’s horse, TF Kreisler, died following an incident on the CCI*** course and Sara hadn’t been back since.

 
Emma Reichow Champions $5,000 Open Equitation Championship at Temecula Valley National Horse Show
Written by CRM
Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:00

Temecula, Calif. – May 24, 2019 – Nilforushan Equisport Events’ Temecula Valley National Horse Show returned Friday for the week’s third day of riding, with the midway point highlighting the $5,000 Open Equitation Championship. The inventive class was held in the Audi Grand Prix Arena, presented by Evergate Stables, and allowed for professionals, juniors and amateurs to compete head-to-head. Demonstrating superior form and precision over fences, junior rider Emma Reichow earned the victory thanks to her exemplary skills aboard Breckenridge over two rounds of competition, besting a skilled and diverse field of contenders. Kicking off junior competition, Anna Fogarty and Be Our Guest positioned themselves as the pair to beat in the Junior 3’3” Hunter division after a series of smooth showings, and will resume Saturday as the division’s top contenders.

 
Langer Equestrian Group Hosts Two Weeks of 'A'-rated Shows at Hansen Dam Horse Park
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:41

LAKE VIEW TERRACE, Calif – Langer Equestrian Group looks forward to hosting two weeks of 'A'-rated horse showing at Hansen Dam Horse Park this month. Verdugo Hills May (May 16-19) will feature the Hansen Dam Grand Prix and a USHJA National Hunter Derby, followed by the LEG Memorial Day Classic Horse Show (May 23-26). Highlights of the Memorial Day Classic will include the 42nd annual Memorial Day Classic Grand Prix, a USHJA International Hunter Derby, and a USHJA National Hunter Derby.

Visit langershows.com for full details and to submit your entries for two weeks of top-notch horse showing at an excellent facility featuring brand-new geotextile footing in the Grand Prix and Jumper Warm-Up Arenas.

 
Progress in Fight to Stop Unrestricted Sale of Devils Garden Wild Horses!
Written by CRM
Friday, 10 May 2019 23:05

A Positive Day in Court Fight to Stop Unrestricted Sale of Devils Garden Horses

May 9th marked a positive day in federal court in Return to Freedom’s ongoing fight to prevent horses from Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory in Northern California from being shipped to slaughter – and to keep the U.S. Forest Service from taking the unprecedented step of selling captured wild horses without limitations.

 
2019 Onondarka Medal Finals to Take Place at Del Mar International Welcome Week
Written by CRM
Friday, 03 May 2019 00:00

Del Mar International Welcome Week Will Host Onondarka Medal Finals in 2019 - Mark Your Calendars for October 9-13

West Palms Events is pleased to announce that the 2019 Onondarka Medal Finals will take place at Del Mar International Welcome Week, October 9-13, 2019, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This prestigious medal final is open to competitors age 12 and under and is held over fences at 3'. The Onondarka finals consist of three rounds plus a work-off, all of which require sophisticated equitation skills from our youngest riders.

 
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