Colorado Wildfires – Donate to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund

By | September 21, 2019

For horse owners that uncertainty is even greater. Hundreds of horses have already been displaced and, while local Horse Parks, Fairgrounds, and Equestrian Centers have graciously opened up to evacuated horses, the cost of caring for those horses magnifies the stresses of an already trying time. Efforts to help are already underway but outside assistance is badly needed.… Read More »

USEF Names 2012 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team

By | September 21, 2019

The 2012 US Olympic Eventing Team in alphabetical order:   Will Coleman (Gordonsville, VA) and Jim Wildasin’s Twizzel Tiana Coudray (Ojai, CA) and the Jatial, Inc.’s Ringwood Magister Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) and Jim and Arden Wildasin’s Mystery Whisper Boyd Martin (Cochranville, PA) and the Otis Barbotiere Syndicate’s Otis Barbotiere Karen O’Connor (Ocala, FL) and the Mr.… Read More »

Karen O’Connor Finishes Best for Americans Germany Sweeps Gold

By | September 21, 2019

Sara Algotsson Ostholt led after the cross country with Wega for Sweden but her Gold medal turned to Silver when they impossibly dislodged the front rail of the last fence of the individual show jumping round. It appeared to happen in slow motion. Sandra Auffarth bookended the German effort, picking up Bronze on Opgun Louvo. Just 4.2 faults… Read More »

Half Morgan Recognition Program from AMHA

By | September 21, 2019

Patterned after American Morgan Horse Association’s Open Competition Program, the Half Morgan Competition Program (HMCP) is divided into five distinct divisions: Open Show, Dressage, Carriage/CDE, Eventing, and Endurance/Competitive Trail. Horses are accepted in the program with an initial enrollment fee, with nominal renewal fees annually thereafter.   As part of enrollment, the sire or dam of the half… Read More »

GCT Ranking Tightens as Ludger Beerbaum Beats Show Jumping Superstars

By | September 21, 2019

The 2012 series is now more tense than ever with reigning champion Edwina Tops-Alexander still holding on to her overall lead, but with world class riders mounting serious challenges with three events to go. Ludger rode three masterful clear rounds on Chaman in the GCT Grand Prix sponsored by VDL Groep. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson had already set a tough… Read More »

AQHA Leveling Program Changes

By | September 21, 2019

The leveling program breaks down divisions – youth, amateur and open – based on exhibitor and horse performance records from the past three years. Youth, amateur and Select amateur levels will be determined based on the exhibitor’s show record. Open-division classes, with the exception of cattle and halter classes, will be based on the horse’s show record; open-division… Read More »

Ann Fonck and Spook A Little Win NRHA European Open Derby

By | September 21, 2019

Ann Fonck-Poels aboard Spook A Little (Andrea Bonaga) Cira Baeck scored a 224 aboard ND Spook N Whiz (Andrea Bonaga) Francesco Martinotti riding Rambo Bo Sun (Andrea Bonaga) Alois Kompatscher riding Jacs Bionda O Rima (Andrea Bonaga) The €69,000-added Open Derby, open to 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-year-old horses, consisted of a qualifying go-round and clean-slate finals, totaled… Read More »