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August 23, 2014

Caen, France- The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games officially got underway on Saturday evening with the Opening Ceremonies at the d'Ornano Stadium. The night kicked off with the parade of nations, including many of the 969 competitors that are slated to take part in World Championship competition across the eight FEI disciplines of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, jumping, para-equestrian dressage, reining, and vaulting over the next two weeks. Following the parade of nations, spectators and athletes were entertained by a display of Normandy's equestrian history.

August 22, 2014

Emily Beshear rose to the occasion today and produced one of only five double clear show jumping rounds in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Division at the Richland Park CIC***. Beshear and Deep Purple Eventing’s Shame on the Moon now stand at the top of the leaderboard with a 44.7 heading into tomorrow’s cross-country phase.

“I was thrilled with her. [Show Jumping] is actually her weakest phase, but she always tries hard, and really understands the game,” said Beshear of Somerset, Va.

August 22, 2014

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy commence tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 23 in France. National Federations from 74 nations will participate, making it a record-breaking edition of the Games in terms of global participation.

Athletes representing the US at the seventh world championships include:

August 21, 2014

Maya Black has been making a name for herself at the CIC*** level this year, and today was yet another landmark for her. Not only did the 26-year-old from Clinton, Washington score her personal best at this level, but she also topped the 31-horse Adequan USEA Gold Cup division at Richland Park Horse Trials, scoring a 42.3 aboard the Dofelmier’s Holsteiner gelding, Doesn’t Play Fair.

August 21, 2014

Are you confident in your bandaging skills? Applying a full front limb bandage that goes above the knee can be tricky and takes practice. This video walks you through this type of bandage, step-by-step, with service technician Rosie Barwick, who is known for her scrupulous bandaging technique.

August 21, 2014
Universal Sports Network will present fourteen hours of TV coverage of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games from Saturday, August 23 through Sunday, September 7. 
 
Athletes representing more than 74 nations are expected to compete at the FEI’s flagship event in eight official disciplines: Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Reining, Vaulting, Endurance and Para-Dressage.
August 20, 2014

Sue Hershey manages the USEA Instructors' Certification Program (ICP) and explains how it has developed and how to become involved.

Listen to the podcast here. 

August 19, 2014

Vesicular Stomatitis is an infectious disease that appears every few years in the arid Southwestern states.

August 19, 2014

Cindy DePorter fit all the pieces together to make it possible to take her horse, Drop the Buck, to the USEA Adult Team Championship in September. DePorter is the Co-Chair of the USEA Adult Riders’ Committee, and while she plays a big role in making the ATC happen for adult riders across the country, she decided to take part in the fun for herself this year. 

“I am so excited to say that my horse Buck and I are going to the Adult Team Championship held at the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships!

August 18, 2014

KWPN has started a new initiative:The KWPN Online Foal Sales. On Friday, August 1, KWPN breeders came to the KWPN Centre for the photo shoot and to have their KWPN foals filmed. All KWPN foals have a veterinarian declaration of health. KWPN inspectors inspected the foals on correctness in the fundament. 

August 18, 2014

The following is a statement from HRH Princess Haya, who was elected as FEI President in 2006 in the first-ever contested election for the FEI Presidency. She was re-elected in 2010 in the first contested election involving a serving President.

"Earlier today, I notified the National Federations, the FEI Bureau and the FEI staff that, after a great deal of thought and reflection, I have made the very difficult decision not to stand for a third term as FEI President.  

August 15, 2014
Definite entries for the five disciplines of Dressage, Para-Dressage, Reining, Endurance and Eventing, which take place over the first week of competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, have now been finalized. 
 
The number of entries is exceptionally high and breaks the previous participation records.

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