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Lexington, Ky. – On a night dedicated to the horse, two special athletes were recognized for their excellence in 2016 during the USEF's Horse of the Year Awards Gala. Mighty Nice and Catch Me reached the pinnacle of their sports and were named International and National Horse of the Year, respectively. Voting was open to the public through January and both horses, already fan favorites, were rewarded for their tremendous results throughout 2016 with support from voters.
Original Post Date: 01/15/2017 - 09:48   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:15 10:01:53

Lexington, Ky. – To close out a year of milestones, Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) was awarded the Robert P. Strub Trophy as the 2016 USEF Equestrian of the Year at the USEF Pegasus Awards Dinner.
Original Post Date: 01/14/2017 - 12:14   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:14 12:32:15

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce a rebranding, launch of a new fan membership, and additional membership benefits. Effective January 11, 2017, the Federation has become US Equestrian and has adopted a refreshed identity as part of a new overall strategic plan for the organization. This includes a refreshed logo that removes the shield element and better aligns the brand with other successful national governing bodies.
Original Post Date: 01/13/2017 - 08:14   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:13 08:17:55

KALISPELL, Mont. (Jan. 10, 2017)—The Event at Rebecca Farm, one of the largest horse trials in North America, continues to make its mark on the local economy, according to a study recently completed by the University of Montana Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research. The 2016 Event is estimated to have brought in $5.5 million in economic revenue to the Flathead Valley, surging 25 percent from the previous year.It is a major feat for The Event at Rebecca Farm, which welcomed more than 600 competitors and nearly 10,000 spectators in 2016.
Original Post Date: 01/11/2017 - 15:14   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:11 15:17:18

Established in 2017 by Lynn Coates Holmes, The Amateur Master Rider Series honors Dr. Mary Alice Brown (1938-2011) who was an inspiration to our Master Rider competitors.  At the time of her passing in 2011, Dr. Mary Alice Brown was one of only two riders who had competed at multiple levels of Eventing for 55 straight years, focusing on the Beginner Novice level towards the end of her riding career.
Original Post Date: 01/10/2017 - 13:39   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:10 13:39:14

Don Geniro, “The Don”, Olympic mount of Chinese rider, Alex Hua Tian, has been voted Equiratings Horse of the Year (ERHOTY) in a tense public vote on Twitter by over 50%. Don is a 9-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Don Kennedy and out of Gina. Runner-up was, Mulry's Error, a crowd-favourite, having completed Badminton 2016 double-clear ridden by the inspirational Ben Hobday, followed by Portersize Just A Jiff, the “Pony With the Heart of a Lion”.
Original Post Date: 01/03/2017 - 09:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:03 09:31:35

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the following athletes for Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 and Eventing 18 programs for 2017. Following the post-Rio review, new approaches and definitions to all of the USEF eventing programs are being evaluated and introduced. 
Original Post Date: 12/22/2016 - 17:37   |   Last Updated: 2016:12:22 17:37:15

Two cities have been announced as official candidates to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2022. Lexington, Kentucky (USA) and Samorin (SVK) have both been selected as potential hosts for the FEI flagship in six years’ time.“We are very happy to have two such strong official candidates for the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2022”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “Both the Kentucky and Samorin venues have the infrastructure in place already to host the Games, which is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar.
Original Post Date: 12/22/2016 - 10:09   |   Last Updated: 2016:12:22 10:09:49

KALISPELL, Mont. – Rebecca Farm, home to The Event at Rebecca Farm, will welcome a new competition in 2017: The FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), known by some as “The Junior Olympics” of eventing. This FEI championship is the only one of its kind hosted in North America and will coincide with 2017’s Event at Rebecca Farm, July 20 to 23, 2017.
Original Post Date: 12/18/2016 - 13:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:03 14:54:48

The Professional Riders Organization (PRO) Awards honor extraordinary individuals who have positively impacted the sport of eventing through their dedicated service and support of horses, riders, and events. The 2016 PRO Awards took place during the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and celebrated three exceptional friends of eventing.Seema Sonnad Above and Beyond Event Personnel Award
Original Post Date: 12/14/2016 - 14:25   |   Last Updated: 2016:12:14 14:25:46


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