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Dec 172014
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Law Named USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) have announced that British rider Leslie Law has been named as the USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach, pending contract negotiations. “This is an exciting next step for the program,” said U.S. Eventing Team Coach David O’Connor. “Leslie brings a wealth of experience and will provide great leadership for the […]

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Dec 162014
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Equestrian heroes celebrated at FEI Awards Gala

Equestrian heroes – and a very special dog – were celebrated tonight at the FEI Awards Gala 2014 presented by Longines. The five winners of the “Oscars of the equestrian world” 2014 were presented with their awards by outgoing FEI President HRH Princess Haya on her final day as FEI President at a dazzling ceremony […]

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Dec 162014
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Belgium’s Ingmar De Vos elected as FEI President

Ingmar De Vos (BEL) was today elected as President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) by an overwhelming majority in the first round of voting, earning 98 votes out of a possible 131. De Vos, 51, Secretary General of the FEI since May 2011, was elected to take charge of the world governing body of […]

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Dec 162014
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MacPhail Added to 2015 USEF Eventing 25 Program

The USEF Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the addition of Elinor MacPhail, of Bluemont, Va., to the 2015 Eventing 25 Program. MacPhail had applied to be part of the 2015 program by the deadline but due to an administrative error her application was not originally received by the Talent Advisory Group. To see a […]

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Dec 152014
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Quality Win By Clarke Johnstone & Balmoral Sensation at Puhinui

A quality performance from Matangi’s Clarke Johnstone on his horse Balmoral Sensation saw him finish with no additions to his personal best dressage score of 39 and be crowned Honda NZ CCI*** champion. Finishing second was Cambridge’s Fraser King on Nadal KSNZ. They were a long way – 26.6 points – behind Johnstone. Englishman Nick […]

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Dec 62014
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Great Meadow Announces Details of New Three Star Competition

Planning for the Great Meadow International CIC3* on June 19-21, 2015 is well underway. Olympic course designer, Michael Etherington-Smith was at Great Meadow this past weekend designing the three star course. Based on his visit, next year’s course will run on the existing and storied steeplechase track with a loop onto the new Fleming Farm […]

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Dec 52014
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USEF Names Riders for 2015 Eventing 25 Program

The USEF Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the Eventing 25 Program participants for the 2015 season. Training Session dates and locations will be finalized and announced upon the hiring of the USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach at the end of December. The following 14 riders have been selected for the Eventing 25 Program for […]

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Dec 42014
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2015 Canadian National Eventing Team Announced

Canadian Eventing Committee has announced the 2015 Canadian National Eventing Team. Short List The 2015 Short List is comprised of horse/rider combinations that have proven through their results at CCI/CCIO/CH 3 star and 4 star competitions within the time period designated under general regulations. They are successfully representing Canada in international competition as individuals and/or team […]

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Dec 42014
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Mike Etherington-Smith to leave British Eventing

Mike Etherington-Smith has announced today that he is standing down from his position as Chief Executive of British Eventing (BE) in six months’ time in order to devote more time to cross-country course designing and consultancy work. He has been in the post since 2009. “It’s no secret that my first love is being out […]

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Dec 12014
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Plantation Field Equestrian Events, Inc. Announces Course Designer Development Program

Plantation Field Equestrian Events Inc, (PFEE) have announced a Course Designer Development Program (CDDP), a mentorship with world-renowned cross-country course designer Michael Etherington-Smith (GBR). This opportunity will be open to all levels of course designers showing the potential to design courses to an international standard. Selected applicant(s) will work directly with Mike Etherington-Smith in designing […]

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