The United States Equestrian Federation has made a substitution to the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team Traveling Reserve. Maya Black has withdrawn Dawn and Jonathan Dofelmier's Doesn't Play Fair due to veterinary concerns. The gelding is expected to make a full recovery and Black looks forward to a return in the 2017 season.
U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Earns Gold and Silver Medals at 2016 International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup
The U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team traveled to South Africa to compete in the 2016 International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup at the Mistico Equestrian Centre, July 7-9. The twelve U.S. athletes delivered excellent performances against teams from Canada, Namibia, and South Africa. Under the guidance of coaches David Cater (Dunbarton, NH), Pam Roush (Lutz, FL), and Kent Swalla (Columbia, MO), the Three-Gaited section won Gold and the coveted Three-Gaited World Cup trophy while the Five-Gaited section won Silver.
East Dorset, Vermont – Six weeks of hunter/jumper competition officially began on July 6 as the Vermont Summer Festival celebrated its opening day at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT. The circuit runs through August 14 and is known for exciting competition, world-renowned course designers, family-friendly exhibitor activities, and more than $750,000 in prize money. The Vermont Summer Festival is the richest sporting event in the state of Vermont based on purse, thanks to weekly grand prix events offering between $30,000 and $50,000 in prize money.
Alongside impressive purses, the Vermont Summer Festival management team upgraded all ring surfaces in 2015 to all-new Kruse Cushion Ride (KCR) footing and made numerous other property improvements. The effort was met with rave reviews from exhibitors last year, and has helped to make the 2016 season one of the most popular yet. “This show has experienced such popularity that we have sold out of stabling during most weeks,” said Ruth Lacey, Marketing Director for the Vermont Summer Festival. “Exhibitors clearly appreciate our efforts to improve the facility, and they have thanked us with overwhelming support of the show as a whole.
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The United States Equestrian Federation has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team and one traveling reserve combination for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Show Jumping competition at the Games will take place August 12-19, 2016 at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC, opened their two-week stay in the Adirondacks Tuesday with a limited schedule that featured a win by Laura Chapot in the Sidelines 1.30-meter Speed Class. Chapot picked up right where she left off last year by riding Bradberry to victory over a 53-horse field in the timed first-round class. The U.S. Equestrian Team veteran who dominated competition at last year's Lake Placid Horse Shows rode Bradberry to the day's fastest fault-free ride, finishing in 53.497 seconds to claim the win.