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The U.S. horse-and rider combinations are poised for the FEI Nations Cup competition at the Military Boekelo CCIO3*, October 10-13, 2013 in Boekelo, The Netherlands. Elizabeth Halliday-Sharp, Lauren Kieffer, and Boyd Martin make up the team representing the U.S. Following the first horse inspection, 104 combinations from 11 nations are ready to contest the challenging three-day event, which is the seventh and final leg in the 2013 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series. The U.S. has been drawn as the ninth team in the order of go out of the 11 countries competing in the Nations Cup.
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Three division of National Championship competition at the 2013 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp got underway Wednesday in the Kentucky Horse Park's Rolex Stadium. In the Dutta Corp/USEF Grand Prix National Championship, Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 have seized a sizable lead following an impressive test in the afternoon session, while Kim Herslow and Rosmarin head the field in the Dutta Corp/USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship. In the first division of the day, the USEF Young Adult "Brentina Cup" Dressage National Championship presented by Dressage Today, Emily Wagner and Weltdorff hold a narrow lead in their quest for a National Title.
Two big championships for young equestrians will be contested at the 2013 Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, Pa. this week. The Randolph College/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships will be held over three nights from Thursday through Saturday, and the Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Finals presented by Randolph College will take place all day Sunday.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2014 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session. In its eighth year, this prestigious clinic will again be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla., December 31-January 4.
Leslie Berndl held a double digit lead entering the cones phase of the Kentucky Classic CDE Sunday. She and Uminco held onto that advantage and emerged from the rain as USEF National Single Horse Driving Champions. Berndl (Newcastle, California) earned an 11.00, good for third place in the phase, and finished with a 141.53 total score. She was second in the dressage phase, second on the marathon, and the most consistently good single horse competitor over the entire weekend. This is Leslie Berndl’s first National Championship. Umnico was driven to a National Single Horse Championship in 2009, also at the Kentucky Classic CDE, by his owner Fritz Grupe.