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Marilyn Payne (USA) has been selected as the President of the Ground Jury for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A friend of the USEA, Marilyn serves as the USEA Young Event Horse Committee Chair and is a member of the Eventing Licensed Officials Committee. Sandy Phillips (GBR) and Andrew Bennie (AUS) will join Marilyn on the Ground Jury, and Alec Lochore will serve as the TD. The course designer, named previously, is Pierre Michelet of France.
Original Post Date: 06/17/2015 - 13:47   |   Last Updated: 2015:06:17 13:47:33

The USEA is pleased to present a series of stories written by Joe Verga that chronicles Eventing from 2000-2010. 
Original Post Date: 03/25/2015 - 14:25   |   Last Updated: 2015:03:26 08:56:31

Ocala, Florida - Multi-Olympian Karen O'Connor has been appointed the new coach of the Mexican Eventing Team and will assume the role immediately. The appointment will involve O'Connor training the team for major events including the Pan American Games in Toronto this summer and the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.
Original Post Date: 01/13/2015 - 08:38   |   Last Updated: 2015:01:13 08:38:17

Chris Stafford has joined with Jimmy Wofford and Kerry Millikin to wrap up the 2012 Olympic Eventing competition in a special USEA commissioned podcast. Listen in to the radio program using the link below.Download the USEA Olympic Review Wrap-up (MP3).
Original Post Date: 08/20/2012 - 15:25   |   Last Updated: 2012:08:20 15:59:47

FEI President HRH Princess Haya is proud to announce that London 2012 was a clean Games for equestrian sport, following confirmation that all human and equine samples taken during the Olympic equestrian events at Greenwich Park were negative.
Original Post Date: 08/17/2012 - 13:57   |   Last Updated: 2012:08:17 13:58:07

Team Germany repeated their 2008 Olympic medal-winning performance when claiming Eventing team and individual gold at the London 2012 Olympic equestrian venue in Greenwich Park today. Such was their supremacy that they clinched the team title even before their last rider went into the ring, and Michael Jung set a new record in equestrian sport when becoming the first-ever event rider to hold Olympic, European and World titles at the same time. What a way to celebrate his 30th birthday! 
Original Post Date: 07/31/2012 - 16:51   |   Last Updated: 2012:07:31 16:51:27

The U.S. team rallied to qualify two riders for the individual final today in Greenwich Park but would have been less than satisfied with the team seventh place finish at these Olympic Games. It was Germany all the way for gold medals and a gallant Great Britain holding onto the silver medal as New Zealand ousted Sweden to take the bronze, which was some consolation for Double Olympic Champion Mark Todd who dropped out of individual medal contention when Campino lowered the first part of the double in the team event. 
Original Post Date: 07/31/2012 - 15:20   |   Last Updated: 2012:07:31 16:55:07

The U.S. riders had mixed fortunes on the cross country at the Olympic Games with anchorman Phillip Dutton and Jim and Arden Wildasin's Mystery Whisper returning the best result of the team adding just 2.8 time penalties to his overnight score to finish the day on 47.1 in 12th place. The team is currently in 5th place on 155.2 which will mean a long uphill climb to get back in medal contention tomorrow since the Germans held onto the lead and go into the show jumping on 124.70 followed by Great Britain on 130.2 and Sweden with 131.4.  
Original Post Date: 07/30/2012 - 16:30   |   Last Updated: 2012:07:30 16:39:45

Olympic Eventing cross-country produced spectacular sport in Greenwich Park today where at the end of an afternoon filled with thrills, spills, dramas and excitement, team Germany maintained the advantage. But it’s only a slight one, as the host British side lies just over five penalty points behind in silver medal position going into tomorrow’s final jumping phase, while Sweden is just over a single point further in arrears.
Original Post Date: 07/30/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:07:31 13:25:45

The U.S. finished the dressage phase outside the medal positions today in Greenwich Park despite two solid rides by Phillip Dutton and Will Coleman to put the team in seventh place on a score of 138.80 going into the cross country phase.  Will Coleman produced a credible performance in his Olympic debut to finish on 46.3 but was clearly somewhat disappointed with Twizzel.
Original Post Date: 07/29/2012 - 14:19   |   Last Updated: 2012:07:29 16:24:05

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