The United States Federation's High Performance Working Group has approved the recommendation of DiAnn Langer as the U.S. Show Jumping Young Rider Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor. Both the Search Committee, chaired by Eric Straus, and the USEF Show Jumping High Performance Committee recommended Langer for this new position. Langer is tasked with developing and implementing a pipeline for the USEF Show Jumping discipline and will begin her new role in December 2013.
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Sunrise Farms Sport Horses ( www.srfsporthorses.com ) is big in Texas. At the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association (IALHA) National Championship Show in Ft. Worth, the only horses from Florida to compete at the national level both train at Sunrise Farms. Both horses also earned top-five rankings in almost every class in which they showed at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Oct. 15–19.
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In 1996 I participated in a three-day self-awareness workshop. It was enormously helpful and quite enlightening. One of many concepts I learned made a huge impact in my life. It was called “BE-DO-HAVE”. It is thousands of years old. It is a formula for achieving success in anything one desires. Simply explained it means that to achieve success in anything, first I must “BE” a person who embodies everything that is a manifestation of my desire.
To “BE” means I become a student, a lover, a helper, a participant, a listener, an absorber and a magnet for whatever is my desire (doctor, singer, tennis player or horseperson) When I allow myself to “BE” this, then I will know what to “DO” that is necessary, required and right. I study, practice, give time to, ask for help, take risks, pay my dues, push my comfort zone, consider others (including horses), let go of my ego, be willing to succeed and be willing to fail. I am happy “DOING” it all. I love the process. It is from “BEING” followed by “DOING” that I will obtain my most successful results. Then I “HAVE” my desire (I am a doctor, singer, tennis player or horseperson) effortlessly and with joy.
HRH Princess Haya, President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) led the applause last night as the five winners of the FEI Awards 2013 went on stage in Montreux, Switzerland to receive their honours.
Master of Ceremonies Jonathan Edwards, Olympic gold medallist in Triple Jump and the current world record holder, described the accomplishments of the recipients of the FEI Awards to more than three hundred guests, including representatives of the 132 Member Federations of the FEI - the world governing body of horse sport - journalists, VIPs, friends of the winners and FEI staff.
n many ways, it came as no surprise when the champion of the 2013 ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay National Finals was announced as Lillie Keenan of New York, NY. The young phenom has been at the top of the sport since she was a pony rider, and this has been an exceptional year for her career. It began with the 2013 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Show Jumping Gold Medal, followed by her first grand prix victory at HITS-on-the-Hudson and a win in the USEF Junior Jumper Individual Championship. Just a few short weeks ago, she won her second big equitation championship, the Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Medal. Today, after three rounds of competition, presented by C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery, at the Alltech National Horse Show, she earned her third major title, all before turning 18 years old.