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Hallie Coon and Caroline Martin Awarded 2018 USET Foundation Karen Stives Endowment Fund Grant

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has announced Hallie Coon and Caroline Martin as the recipients of the 2018 Karen Stives Endowment Fund Grants.    Awarded $25,0000 from the grants, both riders will participate at the Houghton Hall CIC on May 24-27, before going to compete at the Bramham CCI3* in the U25 section from June 7-10. The riders will further their education in between the two events by visiting the stables of legendary coaches and Olympians Carl Hester and William Fox-Pitt.    Coon and Martin will also visit steeplechasing training facilities and continue to practice and ... Read More

Luhmühlen on the way to the World Equestrian Games and the European Championships 2019

The preparations for the forthcoming eventing season are in full swing. The perfect time for a chat with Hans Melzer and Mike Etherington-Smith about their plans and goals. Team Trainer Hans Melzer is convinced that the German eventers are well prepared for this year’s challenges: “All horses benefitted from the mild temperatures during the winter. Whilst in Warendorf earlier this year, we noticed how fit the horses were after being worked outside throughout the past months.” The focus is definitely on the World Equestrian Games in Tryon. Depending on their qualifications, there are a number ... Read More

Australian Eventing Legend announced as WEG Chef d’Equipe

Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medallist plus Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Stuart Tinney OAM will take up the role of Chef d’Equipe with the Australian Equestrian Eventing Team ahead of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA. Equestrian Australia (EA) is thrilled that Tinney, 53, has accepted the position. “Stuart is not only a brilliant rider with some big runs on the board, he is also a highly regarded cross-country course designer and coach. He brings a huge breadth of skills to the position and is also very popular with and respected by riders of all ages and ... Read More

Equestrian Australia Names National Eventing Squads

Equestrian Australia (EA) has announced its National Eventing Squads. Shane Rose, Sam Griffiths and Chris Burton have been named in the Gold Squad - for athlete and horse combinations that have achieved medal performances at the most recent World Equestrian Games and Olympic Games and are considered capable of a medal performance at the upcoming FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon and at Tokyo 2020.     The Green Squad - for athletes that have achieved results in the last six months at CCI*** and demonstrate the capability of medal performances at the upcoming ... Read More

Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass Chosen as Official Charity of 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass (JA), the world's largest organisation dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs, has been chosen as the Official Charity of the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (LRK3DE). Two special fundraising activities for JA will be held during the prestigious event when it returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington in April. Junior Achievement's unique volunteer-delivered programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that make their communities more robust, and how ... Read More

Event Rider Masters expands further into Europe for 2018 series

   The Event Rider Masters will feature six legs across Europe in 2018 as the series seeks to build on its expansion into mainland Europe.    The series includes a new leg in Belgium but two British events - The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park and the SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, both of which have been featured for the past two seasons, will not form part of the calendar in 2018.    As the Event Rider Masters expands, the inclusion of an ... Read More

Green to compete for Australia

  Event rider Lissa Green has announced she is switching nationality and will now compete under the Australian flag.    The 28-year-old daughter of six-time Badminton winner Lucinda has always had the option to compete for the antipodean nation as her father David is Australian.      She said in a statement: “With my upbringing, I have often found myself waving an Australian flag with one hand and a British one with the other. I was born in Britain so it felt natural to be oart of the British system, something I have always ... Read More

In Memoriam: Monica Graham (1927–2018)

  Tributes are being paid to Monica “Nicky” Graham, who passed away peacefully earlier this month at the age of 90.    Nicky married Pip Graham in London in 1953. Three years later, the young couple emigrated to Canada and bought a ranch in the foothills near Millarville, AB. Graham Ranches would grow to become not only home to their large, loving family, but also one of the most highly respected equestrian stables in Canada.   Nicky was fearless in her approach to equestrian sport, particularly eventing, and she taught, encouraged and mentored many young riders over the years. ... Read More

USEF announce venues ..

The US Equestrian (USEF) has announced the venues for the 2018 and 2019 Adequan® FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North. Rebecca Farm will host the eventing competitions at Junior and Young Rider level in both 2018 and 2019, pending FEI approval. The championships will coincide with the venue's own horse trials run at CCI One, Two and Three Star, as well as a CIC Three Star. “These championships are a very important part of the developmental pathway that USEF must prioritize. For many young athletes, this is the first time that they will get championship experience ... Read More

Canada names High-performance Eventing squad

Four riders have been named as part of the Equestrian Canada (EC) 2018 Eventing High Performance Squad. The decision, made by the eventing committee, was based on FEI results from the 2017 season, with xx riders named as part of the development Squad. The squads will be guided by former US Olympia David O’Connor as they build up to the World Equestrian Games. The high-performance squad includes · Colleen Loach; Qorry Blue d’Argouges · Selena O'Hanlon; Foxwood High · Jessica Phoenix, Pavarotti · Kathryn Robinson; Let It Bee The development squad includes · Hawley Bennett-Awad; Jollybo · Lindsay Beer; Kennystown Frankie · Dana ... Read More