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USEF Hurdles Distance, Safety at Annual Meet


The USEF Board wrapped its annual meeting in Lexington, KY, with an emphasis on the importance of IDing horses and board approval on the appointment of Bill Moroney as interim CEO, United States Equestrian Federation. Other big news was the selection of hunter champion Brunello and driving superstar Peace of Mind named USEF National and International […]

Moroney Takes Reins at USEF


Bill Moroney has jumped from his role as president of the USHJA to head the nation’s equestrian controlling body the USEF as interim CEO. Moroney steps in to replace outgoing USEF CEO Chris Welton, whose sudden exit took the horse world by surprise. Moroney this year terms-out of service at the head of the United States Hunter […]

U.S. Continues to Fuel Horse Slaughter Market


The year 2015 was not a great one for U.S. opponents of horse slaughter. Although the last two U.S. horse slaughter plants were closed in 2007, an estimated 140,000 American horses are being exported annually for slaughter in Canada and Mexico, purchased at stateside auctions by meat suppliers who truck them across the borders. The animals are more often […]

Battle of Saddles Between FEI and GCL Continues


After legal tussling that has yet to come to a conclusion, the Fédération Équestre Internationale has granted interim approval for member riders to participate unsanctioned in third-party team competition, specifically the newly formed Global Champions League circuit. The ongoing battle sees the FEI and the GCL, two of the world’s most powerful horse sport entities pitted in a confrontation […]

Don Johnson Proves Werth


Germany’s Isabell Werth and Don Johnson FRH produced one of the finest performances of their career together to win today’s fifth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage 2015/2016 Western European League in Sallzburg, Austria. From a distinguished field of starters that included many of the sport’s top stars, they emerged for a […]

Minderhoud Flirts to the Top in World Dressage


The Netherlands’ Hans Peter Minderhoud reigned supreme in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage 2015/2016 Western European League qualifier at Stockholm in Sweden today. The 42-year-old rider who, with Glock’s Johnson, claimed team gold and individual bronze at this summer’s FEI European Championships in Aachen (GER), steered another of his powerful string, the 14-year-old […]

Kaiser, Jäiser, Vault to Top


Switzerland’s Simone Jäiser and Germany’s Daniel Kaiser got their FEI World Cup Vaulting 2015/2016 campaigns off to the perfect start when coming out on top at the opening round of the five-leg series in Madrid, Spain tonight. All but one of the athletes starting at this first event competed on borrowed horses, with French vaulter, […]

Zone 10 Equ Champs Ridin’ On Sunshine


Stephanie Goodson, Grace Tuton and Grady Lyman took home the Zone 10 USHJA Equitation Championships in a spirited competition at the HITS National Sunshine Series II, Nov. 4-8 at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, CA. The Championship consisted of three phases spanning two days, and included over fences in phase one, a flat in […]

Farmer Reaps Derby Prize


Kelly Farmer took home the blue and yellow ribbons at HITS’ first of four $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derbies this week at the Desert Horse Park in Thermal, CA. Riding under the lights in the grand prix stadium, Farmer took home the $30,000 first prize for her textbook tour on Dalliance, owned by Avatar Real Estate […]

Q&A With EEM USA Event Director Matthieu Gheysen


Matthieu Gheysen is an executive with a mission: Establish world-class show jumping in Los Angeles, on par with top events in Europe where equestrian sport is prestigious and culturally established (arguably for centuries). Two years into his assignment, Gheysen has certainly managed to surpass every expectation held by U.S. enthusiasts. Equestrian Events Management’s second annual […]

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