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With Opening Ceremonies just a few days away, final preparations for the 2014 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) are in full swing. The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that 216 Definite Entries have been received for the championship, which runs July 15-20, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
Rob Burk, the USEA's Senior Director of Programs, presents a review of the latest news and upcoming events. Karen O'Connor looks back on her four rides at World Equestrian Games from 1994-2010.
At its June meeting, the Victor Town Board recognized the 25th Anniversary of the Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials with a proclamation, and invited all citizens and civic organizations to support this event. The recognition is not only because of the years of service to the community but also due to the growth of this event over the years and its economic impact on the area.
Founder of the event, Kyra Stuart, and current organizer of the event, Heidi Vahue , received the proclamation.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2014 Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships on both the east and west coast.
The FEH West Coast Championship will be held October 30, 2014 at Galway Downs (Temecula, Calif.), followed by the East Coast Championship at Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, Md.) on November 2, 2014.
Loch Moy Farm will also be offering an FEH competition on November 1st, which participants can use as a qualifier for the Championship the next day.
On June 21, at the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Competition for material published in and dated 2013, Eventing USA was awarded third place in the Service to the Reader Single Article Circulation Under 20,000 for the article “Young Rider Equestrian Sport Psychology: Pressure Proof Your Riding” by Daniel Stewart.
The USEA is sad to hear of the passing of Bruce Duchossois. Bruce was a highly valued and loved member of the equestrian community as a rider, owner, and supporter of horse sports and eventing. Recently, his horse Mighty Nice placed seventh at Luhmuhlen in Germany with Phillip Dutton in the irons.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Event rider and trainer Amy Barrington of Tryon, N.C., has made huge strides in her recovery after sustaining a traumatic brain injury less than a year ago.
The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, recently hosted its first annual three-day eventing camp at their English Equine Facility - a facility that features three indoor arenas, an outdoor arena, a derby field, trails and a schooling cross-country course. Eventing will officially be added to the school's curriculum as of this fall.
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The USEF Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the following High Performance Summer/Fall Training Lists for the 2014 season. The following riders will participate in Training Sessions with U.S. Eventing Team Coach David O'Connor. Training Session dates and locations will be announced at a later date.