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The 2014 Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search Finals East came to an exciting conclusion Sunday at the USET Foundation Headquarters as Geoffrey Hesslink was crowned champion. Following the completion of Phase III, Andre Dignelli-trainees Hesslink with Peacock Ridge LLC's Canny Windsor Z, Lillie Keenan with Isabelle Caccamise's Catwalk 19, and Caitlin Boyle with Chansonette Farm LLC's Zentina B, joined Stacia Madden-trained Megan MacPhearson with Meridian Partners LLC’ Class Action atop the leaderboard. The four were called back for the final Phase where each rider completed an eight-obstacle course on their own horse, and then the three other riders’ horses.
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In the 1950’s the late Ray Hunt became the first disciple of the late Tom Dorrance who is now considered by most to be the father of Natural Horsemanship of both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Years ago I participated in an 8-day Natural Horsemanship Clinic given by Ray in the Canadian Rockies on a one million acre cattle ranch situated in northern British Columbia. It was spectacular.
U.S. Finishes 10th at 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles, Arnold Seventh Individually as Crookston Earns Bronze in the Cones
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The United States closed out the 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles on a high note with strong performances in the cones phase. Jacob Arnold and Donna Crookston were among only seven competitors to produce clears on Sunday, while Leslie Berndl also left all the balls in place, just collecting a handful of time faults. With its strong performance on Sunday, the U.S. finished the championship in 10th place on a score of 301.68.
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The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on Tuesday announced its 2014-15 preseason rankings, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee.
Georgia, the 2014 NCEA Champion, is the nation’s No. 1 team in the preseason. The Bulldogs captured their sixth NCEA Overall Championship this past April.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is now accepting applications to host the 2015 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals. The USEF Dressage Seat Medal program celebrates excellence in equitation and strives to develop a solid foundation for future success in the international dressage arena.