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Lexington, KY - All 84 horses presented at the first Horse Inspection at the 2011 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials were accepted by the Ground Jury without incident. This includes three American horses: Mandiba, BallyNoe Castle RM and The Good Witch.  
Original Post Date: 04/21/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:30:54

Lexington, KY - The Eventing Eligible Athlete Committee and Eventing High Performance Committee have unanimously recommended David O'Connor to be the Eventing Chef d'Equipe/ Technical Advisor to succeed Capt. Mark Phillips in 2013. The recommendation will go to the USEF High Performance Working Group before being presented to the USEF Executive Committee. The search for Capt. Phillips replacement began in 2010. Nine applications were received by the Search Committee. The Committee shortlisted two applicants: O'Connor and Leslie Law.   
Original Post Date: 04/15/2011 - 14:38   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:42:48

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation's Selection Procedures for the 2011 Pan American Games have been approved by the United States Olympic Committee. The selection procedures and application information is posted on the High Performance section of the specific discipline pages. Please see the following links for more information: Dressage:
Original Post Date: 04/13/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 14:41:46

Lexington, KY - Approved at the FEI General Assembly in Taipei last November, the 2011 FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List for horses competing in FEI classes became effective April 4, 2011.  It is important for all who compete  in the FEI disciplines  to become  familiar with the parameters laid out by the FEI Clean Sport Initiative. 
Original Post Date: 04/08/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 15:06:54

Lexington, KY - Following their Committee Meeting on March 29, the Eligible Eventing Athletes Committee decided that they would like to have another opportunity to interview the two short-listed candidates for the position of U.S. Eventing Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor, which becomes available in 2013.
Original Post Date: 03/30/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 15:38:26

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will host a Forum on March 10th, 2011 for Eventing Long Listed Athletes* to hear directly from the short-listed applicants for the position of Eventing Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor beginning in 2013. The two short-listed candidates recommended by the Search Committee are Leslie Law and David O'Connor. The process to select a new Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor for Eventing has been underway since the summer of 2010. In August of last year, the USEF opened up the application process. 
Original Post Date: 03/09/2011 - 13:24   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 16:28:17

Lexington, KY - Leslie Law and David O'Connor have been named to the 2013 Eventing Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor Short List. USEF received nine applications from six different nations. The Search Committee interviewed six applicants over the last two weeks. The applicant group is extremely qualified with over thirty Olympic, Pan American, European Championship, and World Equestrian Games medals between them. 
Original Post Date: 03/03/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 16:33:33

Lexington, KY - The Board of Directors during this year's United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting approved new helmet rules for riders in both eventing and dressage - just two weeks after dozens of stakeholders in equestrian sport met with the goal of improving rider safety across disciplines."If the technology is available to reduce head injuries, the time to use it is now," said USEF President David O'Connor. "I am very proud of our organization for taking this very important step.  It is a huge direction of change."
Original Post Date: 01/25/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:10 17:06:34

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing High Performance program congratulates the following riders on their invitation into the 2011 Developing Rider Program. Riders were selected for this program by either submitting an application, or were recommended by Talent Spotters or the Selection Committee.Rider/Age/HometownA ListKate Brown/24/Mansfield, GASinead Halpin/29/Oldwick, NJAndrea Leatherman /25/Ocala, FLClark Montgomery /29/Fairburn, GAHeather Morris/31/Lewisville, TX
Original Post Date: 12/08/2010 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:10 17:31:57

Lexington, KY - The Eventing High Performance Training Lists have been revised for the 2011 season. These riders will be invited to participate in training sessions this winter with Capt. Mark Phillips. The Eventing Selectors and High Performance Committee revised the approach to the training lists with the objective of being successful at the 2012 London Olympic Games. It is anticipated the new structure will allow more focus on the riders themselves, and allow more exposure for some of the talented young horses coming up through the levels. 
Original Post Date: 12/08/2010 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:10 17:33:51


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