Hurricane: Equine Disaster Relief

Lexington, Ky. - Sweeping across the Gulf Coast of Texas as a Category 4 hurricane over the past weekend, Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic flooding has put the Houston and surrounding area equine community in a state of distress. Declared a major disaster and weather event, hundreds of horses and livestock have been affected. Banding together as a community, emergency rescues, fellow equestrian’s opening up their barns for shelter and extensive veterinary care has been required over the last several days. As the rain continues to fall, rising flood waters will make extended care for displaced large and small animals on an ongoing need. Read more here

USA to Stage 24 International Shows

At least 25 international dressage competitions including the World Equestrian Games in Tryon are tentatively scheduled for the United States in 2018, the most in five years and boosted by a resurgence of shows in Southern California. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida enters its seventh year as America’s prime circuit with seven CDIs including the only top prize money CDI5*, a CDI4* and the sole Nations Cup in the western hemisphere as well as four World Cup qualifiers, with total prize money of about $700,000 over the winter. Scott Hayes, who has produced well attended and highly lauded master classes by Charlotte Dujardin and other world class equestrians on North

Changes Coming to USEF Rules

Dear Fellow Member, The US Equestrian Board of Directors met last week on Monday and Tuesday, July 24 and 25. During this meeting, it was evident that our Sport and our Federation is moving in the right direction and that our Strategic Plan, while still in its early days, is working. This is evidenced by a growing membership, teams and individuals winning on the world stage, balanced financials, and the implementation of many new initiatives. The Board meeting was productive, energizing, and decisively put our members’ best interests first. Importantly, there was unity and trust among the board members representing various disciplines, affiliates and athletes that allowed us to further ad

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