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Jenni Autry named Managing Director of Eventing

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.--Jenni Autry 0f Kennett Square has been appointed as Managing Director of Eventing, taking over from Joanie Morris.

Jenni AutrJenni AutryAutry will relocate to Lexington, Ky., and will take over the role formally on Aug. 10, but she will start transitioning into the role on July 15.

Autry is well known in the eventing world through her role as managing editor of Eventing Nation.

Autry will cease all journalist responsibilities with immediate effect and will also cease her freelance roles with other organizations and individuals.

“We are very excited to welcome Jenni to the eventing Managing Director role and very conscious of what a huge role she will be taking on,” said Will Connell, US Equestrian’s Director of Sport. “Jenni will thus need, and receive, a great deal of support as she establishes herself in this role."

"The process of identifying the Managing Director has included three rounds of interviews that have allowed a wide range of stakeholders to pose questions to applicants," said Connell. "Often wrongly perceived as being solely about the senior eventing team and Elite Program, the Managing Director has to lead in a wide plethora of areas, as well as develop effective working relationships with a large number of stakeholders within and outside the USEF."


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Ashley Stout, 13, died July 11 following a riding accident

The following article is reprinted from U.S. Eventing Association.

Ashley Stout passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019, following an accident while riding at Standing Ovation Equestrian Center (SOEC) in Halfmoon Township, Pa.

Ashley StoutAshley Stout at the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.Stout was 13 years old.

In an interview with The Centre Daily Times, SOEC owner Adam Armstrong said, “Stout was riding her horse, Avant Garde, about 9:20 a.m. when the two were involved in a rotational fall. The horse landed on top of Stout, broke [his] neck and was euthanized.”

Stout was transported by ambulance to Mount Nittany Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, according to Port Matilda EMS.

Stout joined the USEA in 2016 and had actively been eventing for the last three years.

In 2017, she won the Junior Beginner Novice Under 14 division at the USEA American Eventing Championships riding Deo Volente. The pair finished on their dressage score of 19.8.

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Maj. Gen. Jonathan Burton died after an illustrious career in the army and eventing

TUCSON, Ariz.--Major General Jonathan (Jack) Burton, 99, died May 29 in Tucson.

Jack BurtonMaj. Gen Jonathan (Jack) BurtonAfter graduating from Michigan State University, where he had enrolled in the Reserve Officer's Training Corps, Horse Cavalry Division, Burton went to Fort Riley, Kansas, headquarters of the U.S. Cavalry School.

Burton helped to organize the first continuous horse trials in the United States, which was in Tennessee, and throughout his career, wherever he was stationed, he started a horse trials.

In 1948, Burton was named to both the military eventing and show jumping teams, and he competed throughout Europe to prepare for the 1948 London Games.

He went to the 1956 Stockholm Games on the civilian eventing team.

In World War II, Burton was sent to Australia with his regiment to prepare to fight as infantry under Gen. MacArthur, and when the war was over he returned to Fort Riley to teach advanced horsemanship.

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A new Jumper Classic series for 1.10m to 1.40m to debut in 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky.--The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has created the USHJA Jumper Classic Series to offer jumper riders competing at 1.10m to 1.40m fence heights additional opportunities to earn points, prize money and recognition.

USHJAThe series will debut in the 2020 competition year, and has no host application requirement.

“We are thrilled to offer the new USHJA Jumper Classic Series in 2020,” said Charlotte Skinner-Robson, chair of the USHJA Jumper Working Group. “As we work to expand jumper opportunities for the USHJA membership, the Series will be easy for competition managers to host and will provide the membership additional avenues to compete in 1.10m to 1.40m jumper classes while earning points, prize money and year-end recognition.”

Licensed competitions choosing to offer the USHJA Jumper Classics are encouraged to offer all four levels, but may choose to offer whichever levels will best compliment their competition.

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Nations Cup team for Falsterbo includes Jessie Springsteen

LEXINGTON, Ky.--U.S. Equestrian announced the following combinations to the U.S. Jumping Team for the Nations Cup in Sweden during the Falsterbo Horse Show, July 6-14 in Falsterbo, Sweden.

Robert Ridland will serve as the chef d'equipe.

Jessie Springsteen is one of the five named to the team.

NC team for Falsterbo

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  1. Jumping, dressage and driving teams announced for Aachen
  2. The dressage team for the Pan Am Games was announced
  3. Two of six awarded scholarships by the U.S. Pony Clubs are from the Delaware Valley
  4. Boyd Martin one of four named to the Pan Am Eventing team
  5. Fair Hill Hounds hosted author Rita Mae Brown, MFH
  6. A competitive dressage team announced for The Netherlands
  7. H.L. (Sandy) Schwartz III, founder and publisher of The Horse of Delaware Valley, died June 11
  8. Attendance at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair rose four percent
  9. Penn Med correctons to article entited Gene Doping addressed at PHBA Meeting
  10. North American Riders Group is back with a full agenda, new board members and the return of the NARG Top 25
  11. Gene doping addressed at PHBA Annual Meeting
  12. Blue Mountain Pony Club places in Fox Hunting Challenge
  13. The 2019 Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Returns May 23 With Special Events Sure to Please the Entire Family
  14. Horse Power for Life Summer camp for cancer survivors
  15. Winterthur Races cancelled
  16. U.S. team for Mexico Nations Cup on May 5
  17. Winterthur races features the Winterthur Bowl Stakes
  18. Adele Paxson, side saddle competitor at Devon and thoroughbred breeder
  19. Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Named Horse Show of the Year by National Show Hunter Hall of Fame
  20. Dolores A. Swann, Ashley Meadows Farm show manager, died Feb. 7
  21. World Cup qualifiers include Devin Ryan of Long Valley, N.J.
  22. Devon co-manager Peter Doubleday elected to the Show Jumping Hall of Fame
  23. Letter to the Editor 4
  24. Tequilita finished third in her final race before retiring to a life as a broodmare
  25. Sloane Coles elected to Foxcroft School Sports Hall of Fame
  26. Something for everyone at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
  27. Jane Simone, former Director of Development at New Bolton, died Dec. 30
  28. Tack Swap to benefit Pa Racehorse Rehoming, Rehabilitation, and Rescue
  29. Letter to the Editor 3
  30. Letter to the Editor 2
  31. Laura Chapot is in a familiar spot, leading the Circuit Standings for Overall Jumper Rider at WEF
  32. Samuel McMichael's edits and comments on Andrews Bridge article
  33. Dispute continues despite Judge's ruling on Andrews Bridge Foxhounds
  34. All recognized steeplechase races will be steamed live starting this spring
  35. Exhibition honoring the late Phyllis Mills Wyeth
  36. Three Differences Between The American Grand National and English Counterpart
  37. Rosbrian Farm is Steeplechasing's Leading Owner, and Jack Fisher is Leading Trainer
  38. Dr. Matthew Mackay-Smith, 86, died Dec. 8
  39. Phyllis Wyeth, 78, carriage driving enthusiast and thoroughbred breeder, died Jan. 14
  40. Ryan Keefe awarded $5,000 training grant for Eventing
  41. Jessie Allred, foxhunter and owner of a Md. Hunt Cup winner, died Jan. 2
  42. Clineschmidt, Glaccum and Sherman took the top three Action photos in the Photo Contest
  43. Ricky Hendriks has 2 in contention for Eclipse Awards, two Pa-breds also in contention
  44. Phillip Dutton and Olivia LaGoy Weltz are on Eventing & Dressage Elite lists
  45. Tobey McWilliams of Oley, Pa., elected as USHJA director at-large, four Delaware Valley residents named as Discipline Directors
  46. The Kentucky Three-Day Event Receives Five-Star Status from FEI
  47. New programs at The Horse and members of its staff
  48. Ralph Caristo presented with USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award
  49. The father of Emanuel Andrade, a fixture at the WEF, to be sentenced Nov. 27 for money laundering
  50. Entries now being accepted for The Horse's 23rd Annual Photo Contest
  51. Lee McKeever, McLain Ward's longtime groom, wins the 2018 FEI Best Groom Award
  52. Top N.J. trainer J. Willard Thompson died Nov. 6 at 83
  53. Bob Levy, a top thoroughbred racehorse owner, died Nov. 7
  54. Eventing Performance Director Erik Duvander's thoughts on improving the U.S. team
  55. New York trainer Rick Violette died Oct. 21 of lung cancer
  56. Russell Jones inducted into Parx Hall of Fame
  57. The 2019 Nations Cup qualifier for the Finals will be held at Palm Beach Masters
  58. Laura Graves and Verdades first ever Americans to top FEI Dressage World Rankings
  59. Devon's new parking lot, to be competed in a couple of years, will double the present lot size.
  60. The U.S. show jumping team earned Best of September honors, announced the U.S. Olympic Committee
  61. Kathee Rengert, executive director of the Pa. Hunt Cup, died Oct. 6
  62. U.S. teams outdo themselves in 5 of 6 disciplines competed at WEG
  63. Long time Zone 2 chef d'equpe ralph Caristo wins the Old Salem Farm Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
  64. Ronnie Houghton, jockey, trainer and breeder, dies at 79
  65. Amwell Valley Hounds on Sept. 29 has relocated to The Ridge
  66. Lynn Symansky 9th individually in Eventing, the U.S. team is eighth. Dressage Freestyle is cancelled
  67. Endurance competition cancelled at WEG, U.S. stands third halfway thru team Dressage
  68. Update to weather conditions at WEG
  69. World Equestrian Games are threatened by hurricane Florence
  70. Weg set to begin with Endurance, Dressage, Reining and Eventing scheduled for the first week
  71. Jimmy Fairclough, Misdee Miller and Chester Weber to compete in Driving at the WEG
  72. Leo Kuntz, founder of the Nokota Horse Conservancy, died
  73. The show jumping team for the WEG
  74. Pa-bred Unique Bella retired to be a broodmare after fracturing a sesamoid during a morning work on Aug. 18
  75. Renowned artist Peter Williams died Aug. 13
  76. Olympic team gold medal veteran Laura Kraut headlines U.S. show jumping team for Dublin
  77. Devon H.S. & Country Fair enjoyed a banner year
  78. U.S. Dressage team prepares for Aachen
  79. Youngsters from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia to participate in the 2018 The National Steeplechase Foundation Domestic Young Rider Trip.
  80. Six Pony Club members received college scholarships
  81. Photo and story of Skeeter wins first in Pets & Pet Stories, Lucy and a "custom canine egress" second with the love getween the horse Thunder and the dog Mugsy third
  82. Jonathan Sheppard bred two Pa-bred champions and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award
  83. Kenny Kraus, longtime Devon announcer, died June 26
  84. William D. Teter died
  85. 24 Delaware Valley riders in the Joe Fargis clinic for the Emerging Athletes Program
  86. "The Mission", Bank Official Dreams Big, Risks All in New Novel by J. Willard Thompson
  87. Norman Dello Joio and Authentic two of four inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame
  88. Letter to the Editor
  89. Sports betting in long prepared Delaware and New Jersey will benefit horsemen
  90. Eugene duPont Weymouth, top steeplechase jockey and trainer, died June 11
  91. Fair Hill receives $1 million funding to upgrade facility
  92. Pennsylvania lags behind neighboring states in getting a share from legalized sports betting for horsemen
  93. NEW CONTEST- photos and stories about your pets
  94. Kent Farrington wins the FEI World’s Best Jumping Rider, HH Azur named World’s Best Jumping Horse, and dressage and jumping short lists for World Championships announced
  95. PHBA investigates new drug testing for racing
  96. North American Riders Group refocuses its attention but continues to work to improve shows
  97. Paddy Neilson and Dixon Stroud elected co-masters of Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds
  98. The Brandywine Polo School: “The most fun you can have on 4 legs!”
  99. Two past winners among the 11 entered for the Maryland Hunt Cup
  100. Honorable Mention Pet Photos 29

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