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Palm Beach Masters Announces Cancellation of Competition Series

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 22, 2020, 3:05 PM EST

Wellington, Fla. – The organizers of the Palm Beach Masters have announced they will no longer operate the Palm Beach Masters Series going forward due to ongoing and unforeseen lasting impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Palm Beach Masters Series has hosted the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington since 2016 and has served as home to the U.S. leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series since 2019. “It was a great honor to host the Palm Beach...

US Equestrian Announces Modifications to Green Hunter Eligibility Rules

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 22, 2020, 1:15 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian (USEF) has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus outbreak and the inevitable impact this pandemic will have on green eligibility for hunter horses and ponies. We know it has been a challenging time for everyone, and we appreciate the way our community has come together to identify and implement solutions to issues arising from the pandemic. As a result of global pandemic, and the impact it has had on the horse industry, USEF has modified the Green Hunter...

Kentucky Horse Park Named Host Location for 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East Coast

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 22, 2020, 12:13 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., has been named as the host location for the 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East Coast from August 23-24. The United States Hunter Jumper Association Gladstone Cup Equitation Classic presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College will also be held at the Kentucky Horse Park on these dates. The Championships will be held in conjunction with the...

US Equestrian Approves Pandemic-Related Rule Modifications for 2020

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 21, 2020, 8:15 PM EST

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has approved additional modifications to USEF rules in accordance with a resolution approved by the Board of Directors to address issues related to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. A summary of the most recent modifications is listed below and the full content of each modification has been added to the comprehensive listing of modifications and appear in blue font. The full listing of rule modifications related to COVID-19 impacts can be...

US Equestrian Announces Updates to 2020 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunt Seat Medal Qualification Process

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 18, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced updates to the 2020 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunt Seat Medal qualification process and point structure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted the suspension of points, scores, money won, qualifications, and rankings towards USEF owned events, programs, and teams enacted on March 16, 2020. The suspension will be lifted on June 1, 2020, allowing for 2020 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunt Seat Medal Final qualifying classes to resume. The...

U.S. Jumping Announces Important Updates to Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 15, 2020, 4:53 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian has approved the recommendation of the Ranking List Task Force and Jumping Sport Committee to proceed in the following manner with the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List calculations due to the impacts of COVID-19. The Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List points will be frozen (no points will age for athletes or horses) as of March 20, 2020, which was the last list before USEF’s suspension took effect on March 16, 2020. The Ranking List calculations will...

US Equestrian Announces Continued Partnership with Dover Saddlery

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 14, 2020, 3:40 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce Dover Saddlery’s continued sponsorship of the USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final. The 2020 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final will be held at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show from October 8-17, 2020. ©Al Cook www.alcookphoto.com As part of this continuing partnership, all US Equestrian members receive a 10% discount on Dover Saddlery purchases through the MemberPerks program (certain exclusions apply). In addition,...

From President Murray Kessler: Returning to Competitions After COVID-19

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 12, 2020, 3:20 PM EST

Dear USEF Members, Here we go! About 50% of states have begun their phased reopening and several competitions are already on the new Calendar. This works well with the USEF date of June 1 for reinstatement of points. While many events and championships have been canceled, USEF has approved over 100 rule modifications to assist competition organizers with rescheduling events. We have also put in place strict competition protocols and resources to help make them as safe as possible under the...

US Equestrian Accepting Host Bids for 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 11, 2020, 1:05 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is now accepting host bid applications for the 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast as a result of the cancellation of the 2020 Brandywine Horse Shows. The 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast was originally scheduled to be held from July 5-7, 2020, in Devon, Pa. Host sites interested in submitting a bid must do so by May 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. ET. If no acceptable bid applications have been received by the...

2020 USEF/AVA National Championships and FEI Vaulting World Championships Canceled

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 9, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Following a vote from the American Vaulting Association (AVA) Board of Directors, the 2020 United States Equestrian Federation/AVA National Championships have been canceled due to competition and qualifying disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Championships were originally scheduled to take place August 5-8 in South Hadley, Mass. and will not be rescheduled this year. The 2021 USEF/AVA National Championships will take place at Mount Holyoke College in South...