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Friday, September 22, 2023


World Equestrian Center – Ocala awarded an FEI Jumping World Cup Qualifier

OCALA, Fla.--The World Equestrian Center – Ocala has been awarded an FEI Jumping World Cup qualifier for the 2024/2025 through 2027/2028 World Cup seasons.

WEC Ocala ring Photo by MAVEN Photo FilmWEC Ocala ring (Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography.)WEC – Ocala was one of eight venues selected by the Fédération Equestre International at its Board meeting on Aug. 2, to host World Cup qualifiers for those seasons.

WEC – Ocala joins seven other events, including Traverse City, Washington, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Thermal in the United States as well as Toronto, Canada, and Puebla, Mexico, in forming the FEI Jumping World Cup North American League.

This comes in addition to the selection of WEC – Ocala as the only North American venue to host a new League of Nations CSIO5* event, which will be held at the facility from March 21-24, 2024.

WEC – Ocala is a 378-acre complex that was purpose-built to host world class equestrian competitions such as the World Cup qualifiers and the  League of Nations™ team competition.

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Strong Nations Cup team for Barcelona Final

LEXINGTON, Ky.--US Equestrian announced the riders selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final at CSIO Barcelona from Sept. 28 to Oct.1.

Nations Cup team for BarcelonaThe team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland.

The Barcelona Final is one of only two ways left for the U.S. to qualify for the Paris Olympics, and a very strong team was named that includes three Olympic medalists and a World Championship medalist.

The following riderss have been named to the U.S. Jumping Team and are listed in alphabetical order:

• Karl Cook of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
• Laura Kraut of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
• Devin Ryan of Long Valley, N.J.
• Jessica Springsteen of Colts Neck, N.J.
• McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y.

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Britt McCormick Elected as USHJA President

LEXINGTON, Ky.--Britt McCormick of McKinney, Texas, who has been on a number of U.S. Hunter Jumper boards, has been elected as the net president of the Association.

Britt McCormickBritt McCormickThe U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Board of Directors elected McCormick for the position of President of USHJA during the Board of Directors meeting on Sept. 11.

After a 15-month transition period, McCormick will take office at the conclusion of the 2024 USHJA Annual Meeting.

"I'm really excited for the opportunity," McCormick said. "I bring 20 years of volunteer governance experience within USHJA, a good relationship with the United States Equestrian Federation and a good relationship with our USHJA affiliates to this role. I also have a background in both the Jumper and Hunter disciplines, show management, and many different aspects of our industry."

McCormick brings years of sport governance experience and a degree in organizational leadership to the role.

With USHJA, he has served on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Hunter and Jumper Working Groups, International Hunter Derby and Incentive Task Force, and a variety of committees.

He also serves as chairman of USEF’s National Breeds and Disciplines Council and on the National Hunter Committee.

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Visit the Pennsylvania National Horse Show for top class jumping

HARRISBURG, Pa.--The biggest stars of equestrian sport will soon be descending on Harrisburg as the Pennsylvania National Horse Show returns to the Farm Show Complex for its 77th year, Oct. 12-22.

PA Nat 1 Greg CrolickGreg CrolickOne of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions, the PNHS features more than 1,500 horses and many of the best riders from across the nation and the globe, all competing for more than $650,000 in prize money and esteemed championship titles.

Spectator admission for the horse show is free for the majority of the 11 days of competition, with tickets required for the show’s finale featured events, Team Night at the $30,000 Commonwealth Classic on Friday, Oct. 20, and the $100,000 Grand Prix de Penn National on Saturday, Oct. 21.

A few of this year’s highlights include:

Celebration of the Horse – Saturday, Oct. 14

From 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, all are invited to attend this free family fun day!

The Celebration of the Horse will feature arts and crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, behind-the-scenes tours, face painting, educational displays, pony meet-and-greets, activities with Reins of Rhythm and more.

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The Devon Fall Classic show grounds open Thursday, Sept. 14 with shopping, rides and live entertainment

DEVON, Pa.-- The Devon Fall Classic, at the historic Devon Horse Show Grounds has festivities begin on Thursday, Sept. 14 NOT SEPT. 13, when the show grounds open to the public with Vendor Village, the Midway, great food, and live entertainment.

Devon generic jumper 2Devon Fall ClassicThe competition will run from Thursday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 17.

Take in the beautiful scenery and autumn air between classes and enjoy the Devon Fall Classic with family and friends.

There are several ways to buy tickets.

Visit the web address and follow the steps to select which tickets suit you best.

Another option is to call the ticket office at 610-688-2554, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The Fall Classic includes an array of booths in Vendor Village, great food, and live music.

There will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy while watching some of the nation’s top show jumping athletes compete in the Dixon Oval.

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Laura Chapot and Sloane Coles to defend their championship at the Devon Fall Classic

DEVON, Pa.--Laura Chapot and Sloane Coles will be competing at the Devon Fall Classic, which begins in four days and runs Sept. 14-17 with an all jumper show, entertainment, shopping and a Fair with games and rides.

Laura Chapot on CC Willow KIND MediaLaura Chapot on CC Willow competing at Lake Placid earlier this year(Photo by KIND Media)Chapot and Coles were co-champions at last year's Fall Classic,, and they both have two horses entered in the Open Jumper section that includes the $5,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake Thursday evening, and the $5,000 Speed Stake Friday evening.

Saturday evening features the $7,500 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic while the night concludes with the highly anticipated $25,000 Devon Fall Classic Grand Prix.

Chapot of Neshanic Station, N.J., has showed at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair since she was riding ponies and has never missed a Fall Classic,

She is one of the Devon spectators' favorite riders and has won countless championships and Leading Rider titles over the years.

She and her sister Wendy Chapot Nunn will be taking seven horses to the Fall Classic.

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Young team for Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows

LEXINGTON, Ky.--US Equestrian announced the riders selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team for the BMO Nations Cup at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ from Sept. 6-10.

Nations Cup Spruce MeadowsThe team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland.

The following riders have been named to the U.S. Jumping Team and are listed in alphabetical order:

• Brian Cournane of Wellington, Fla.
• Natalie Dean of Palo Alto, Calif.
• Mimi Gochman of Palm Beach, Fla., and New York, N.Y.
• Alessandra Volpi of Woodside, Calif.

The Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ begins on Wednesday, Sept.6.

The BMO Nations Cup will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, at 4:00 p.m. ET, while the CPKC International Grand Prix will take place Sunday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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  13. Time to start planning to attend the Devon Fall Classic
  14. Emma Cary is the new Assistant to Director of Racing Bill Gallo
  15. A new FEI League of Nations will replace the current Nations Cup qualification format for the Barcelona Final
  16. DiAnn Langer and Britt McCormick have been nominated for President of USHJA
  17. Devon Fall Classic returns Sept. 14 - 17
  18. Washington International, the only five-star FEI World Cup qualifier in the United States
  19. Laura Kraut and Devin Ryan lead the U.S. team for the Hickstead Nations Cup
  20. Fundraisers for Jane Sleeper, badly hurt in a fall from a young horse
  21. Young U.S. jumping team for the Nations Cup in Sweden
  22. Princess Anne opens the CHIO Aachen Horse Show where four U.S. teams will compete in four disciplines.
  23. The Ridland Group has a 20-Year Lease of the facility in San Juan Capistrano
  24. Strong U.S. team for Aachen Nations Cup
  25. Averett University Equestrian Studies program offers a diverse combination of curriculum
  26. The Nations Cup Final in Barcelona is 100 days away
  27. A horse ambulance in Elkton, Md., provides critical help in an emergency
  28. Dressage at Devon Ad
  29. Dr. Stephen Soule died May 25
  30. U.S. Eventing Team for CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S
  31. Pennsylvania National Horse Show will have an expanded schedule, new qualifying for Children’s, Adult, Low Junior and Low Amateur Competitors
  32. Devon celebrates a record year
  33. Kathy and Sanna Neilson awarded the Bryce Wing trophy
  34. The U.S. team for the Nations Cup in Canada
  35. New genetic testing reveals a speed gene, and a PET scanner reduces fractures at Santa Anita
  36. Brooke Boyer awarded the Charles Wayne (Skip) Achuff Jr. Annual Memorial Stalwart of Steeplechase Award
  37. Scott Stewart, Victoria Colvin and Clementina Brown to compete in Hunters at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
  38. Update on Jonathan Millar's recovery
  39. Wordley Martin Completes HITS-on-the-Hudson Arena Renovation Project
  40. Devon offers all new 3-night limited ring side evening bench seat package! Thursday, June 1st through Saturday, June 3rd
  41. Arena Eventing at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
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  43. Improvements Completed to the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Grounds
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  45. Mark Bellissimo and Nexus propose a new residential community that worries equestrians
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  47. Racing at Laurel cancelled, and the race tracks safety is still questionable
  48. Devon Horse Show qualifying lists available
  49. Jonathan Millar suffered a serious injury in a non-horse related accident in Wellington
  50. Devon entries due - deadline April 24

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