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40 Annual Holiday Gift Guide – Heading into the holiday and gift-giving season, it’s time for shopping for loved ones. And regardless of the person, there is something in our gift guide suggestions certain to please. And, of course, it’s perfectly OK to do a bit of shopping for yourself while you’re being so generous with others! Check out the selection hand-picked by equestrian staff, and you won’t be short for ideas to complete your holiday checklist.


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On the Cover: Christine McCrea and Romantovich Take one (Windsor Show Stables’ 11-year-old Dutch gelding) jumped five clear rounds over three days and ended their first 2011 Pan American Games with Team and Individual Gold on a score of 0.88. The Mexican city of Guadalajara was host to the event held October 14-30. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

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Kathryn Southard

Beginning in December, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USET Foundation will host six Elite Dressage Pre-Olympic Games training sessions/clinics. Riders will have the unique opportunity to work with both USEF Technical Advisor Anne Gribbons and U.S. Olympic, World Equestrian Games and Pan American Games medalist Steffen Peters. These clinics will focus on preparing potential team riders for the 2012 Olympic Games Selection Trials and Olympic Games. The clinics are by invitation only, based on criteria set forth by the USEF High Performance Dressage Committee and concentrating on athlete/horse combinations with international competition experience and the prospect of contributing to a Team or Individual medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. For more information please see the USEF website ( Clinics will take place December 2011–April 2012 with three being held in California and three in Florida. “The USEF/USET Foundation Elite Pre-Olympic Games training session/clinics will focus on preparing potential team riders for the 2012

Susan J. Stickle

USEF and USET Foundation Set to Host Six Olympic Games Preparation Dressage Clinics

Olympic Trials and the Games,” said Gribbons. “With that in mind, Steffen and I will focus on the performances of our grand prix horses, enhancing their work during training, warm-up and in while performing their dressage test. We hope to offer advice and positive criticism which will further polish the performances, increase the confidence of horses and riders, and ultimately improve the scores of our elite athlete/ horse combinations.” These clinics have been made possible by the USET Foundation through a gift from Betsy Juliano, a member of the USET Foundation’s National Advisory Committee. ■ USEF News

Correction In the last issue of equestrian, the Welsh High Score Award from the 2011 USEF Pony Finals was identified as Easter Monday. However, Easter Monday was the Welsh High Score Green Pony, whereas Dr. Betsee Parker’s Elation was the actual Welsh High Score Award winner. We apologize for this error. november 2011 | equestrian



USET Foundation Hosts an Olympic Benefit Event “An English Country Evening” January 27, 2011 Honorary Chairs - Matt and Annette Lauer The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an Olympic Games benefit event on Friday, January 27, 2011 at the International Polo Club in Wellington, FL. “An English Country Evening” with honorary chairs NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer and his wife, Annette, an avid equestrian, will help raise funds for the USET Foundation to further support the United States Equestrian Team riders as they prepare

to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. This celebratory evening will include the USET Foundations awarding of its most coveted awards the—prestigious Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy and the Whitney Stone Cup, as well recognizing Gold Medal Club members who have supported the USET Foundation for 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, and a Live Auction that will include a few very special items.

Mark your calendars today for this wonderful evening as the USET Foundation recognizes all of its generous supporters and continues to raise funds for the riders competing at the 2012 Olympic Games. Invitations will be sent in November. For further information, contact: Nancy Little, USET Foundation (908) 234-1251, or


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Dates, Location Named for USEF Show Jumping National Championship and Selection Trials for the 2012 Olympic Games The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has determined the date and location for the USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games. The competition will be hosted by Equestrian Sport Productions at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL, from March 21-24, 2012. This competition will also serve as the

2012 USEF Show Jumping National Championship. It will consist of four rounds over three days of jumping. “We were fortunate that we had very strong bids from both Equestrian Sport Productions and Tom Struzzieri at HITS from which to choose,” said John Long, USEF Chief Executive Officer. “We are looking forward to working with Mark Bellisimo, Michael Stone, and their entire

team at Equestrian Sport Productions again in 2012.” More information about the competition will be available in January. To learn more, contact Lizzy Chesson, USEF High Performance Jumping Programs, at n USEF News

The United States Equestrian Federation extends its deepest condolences to all of the connections of the tremendous Canadian show jumping stallion Hickstead – who tragically collapsed and died on Sunday, November 6 while walking out of the ring after completing his round in Verona, Italy. Ridden and produced by Canada’s Eric Lamaze, Hickstead’s brilliance was easy to notice. His style was exciting and dynamic, and he won fans everywhere he went. Hickstead and Lamaze won major titles on four continents including Individual Gold and Team Silver at the 2008 Olympic Games, Individual Bronze and Team Silver at the 2007 Pan American Games and Individual Bronze at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. He won the $1 million CN International Grand Prix at the Spruce Meadows


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Masters twice and countless grand prix in North America and Europe. At WEG his stock rose exponentially – show jumping fans became Hickstead fans, transcending their nationality – Hickstead jumped four impeccable rounds with four different riders in the Final Four. He was named the Best Horse of the competition. He rose to the occasion and the different styles of riding proving what a champion he was. “Hickstead was a wonderful horse, and he raised the game every time he went in the ring,” said USEF Chief Executive Officer John Long. “He will be greatly missed, and we join the legions of fans and friends of Hickstead who offer our sincerest sympathies to everyone whose life is affected by the loss of this brave horse.” Owned by the Fleischacker family

Cealy Tetley

Hickstead: 1996-2011

(Torrey Pines Stable and Ashland Stables, Inc.) and cared for throughout his career by his grooms Jerome Carron and Delphine Roustan—the 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion’s passing leaves a huge hole in the equestrian community worldwide.

n Joanie Morris


Three Medals for U.S. Endurance Team at the 2011 Pan American Endurance Championships The U.S. Endurance Team collected a historic number of medals at the 2011 Pan American Endurance Championships in Santo Domingo, Chile. Taking the Team Silver medal in a combined time of 19:05:19 was John Crandall III with Heraldic; Valerie Kanavy and Spectacular Gold; and Deborah Reich and Pandor. Meg Sleeper and Syrocco Cadence were eliminated at the mandatory recheck at vet gate three. The team finished just one minute and 47 seconds behind the Gold-medal team from Uruguay. The home team of Chile

took the Bronze. The veteran pair of Crandall and Heraldic completed the 120km course in 6:03:38 to win the Individual Silver medal. Finishing in 6:05:47, Kanavy and Spectacular Gold took the Individual Bronze. Riding for Uruguay, Bernardo Algorta won the Individual Gold in 5:59:27. Reich and Pandor finished in 6:55:54 to place 10th. Riding as an individual, Cheryl Van Deusen and Moro Amado finished in 15th place. The U.S. Team led by Chef d’Equipe Emmett Ross, set a blazing

pace in the first three loops and was the team to catch most of the day. With Sleeper’s elimination at vet gate, the three riders implemented a different strategy for the fourth and fifth loops. This is the most medals the U.S. has collected at an international endurance competition. “We are very happy with the two Silver medals and one Bronze,” said Ross. “Our riders had a fabulous go at it. We are proud of what we did and more importantly how we did it.” n USEF News

Tailgating at Rolex Returns in 2012 After a very successful debut during the 2011 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Bridgestone, the fun of tailgating will return for the 2012 event. Tickets are now on sale. With the purchase of a pass, you can witness the excitement of cross-country on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from your own tailgating spot along the course. Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event tailgating passes include six General Admission


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tickets and one reserved parking space near the cross-country course (Saturday only). Watch as horses and riders gallop over four miles of the Kentucky Horse Park’s terrain at speeds up to 25 mph, while negotiating breathtaking obstacles, water complexes, banks, and ditches. Enjoy the fun of tailgating coupled with the excitement of Rolex Kentucky’s most exhilarating day. Additionally, ticket packages for the

entire weekend of sport are now on sale which includes the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup competition. To learn specific tailgating pricing and detailed information regarding the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Bridgestone, visit www.rk3de. org or call (859) 254-8123. To learn about the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup, visit

n Equestrian Events, Inc.


USET Foundation Funding Equestrian Athletes and International Achievement


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derful people not only helps the riders who compete in Nations’ Cups, Olympics, and World Championships; it also funds the Developing Dressage Rider Clinics that Debbie McDonald does for dressage and Young Rider International Show Jumping Tours. Both of these programs allow for the coaching and experience to help these up-and-coming horses and riders which are truly the future of our team. Without the generous support of individuals to support those programs, it would be very, very difficult,” she noted. Riders at the beginning of their careers also are grateful for the grants that enable them to move onto the international stage. Courtesy of a grant, Tina Konyot got mileage with Calecto V that helped the U.S. dressage team take fourth place at the WEG and secure a spot in the 2012 Olympics. She was thrilled earlier that year to be able to go to Aachen and hone her skills after receiving the $30,000 grant. “It’s my horse, I don’t have any funding, I don’t have anything whatsoever behind me,” she said. “Without that, it would not have been possible for me to go to Europe last year. I’m so grateful they back riders who need the funding.” Show jumper Margie Engle has always worked hard to make it in the equestrian world, starting by mucking stalls and doing other chores that enabled her to get the lessons and riding time her middle-class family couldn’t fit into its budget. Her first trip to Europe as a member of the U.S. team was made possible by a USET grant in 1997. “It’s great to show as a team; it’s a great honor to be able to represent the country,” she said, but noted, “We

couldn’t afford to do it on our own. It’s very generous for everyone to help out. It’s kind of hard leaving your business and paying expenses to go over there.”

Nancy Jaffer

It was a major achievement for eventer Sinead Halpin when she was named to the high performance “A” training list in June, after finishing third at the Rolex Kentucky ThreeDay Event presented by Bridgestone as the top-placing American. But like so many riders with more talent than resources, Sinead had to figure out how to get herself to her next target, the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in September. The New Jersey resident is preparing herself and her horse, Manoir de Carneville, for a shot at the 2012 Olympic team. Toward that end, she staged a fundraiser at the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation’s historic Gladstone, NJ, headquarters. While it was well-attended, more was needed for her expensive trip abroad. So when Halpin heard she had been awarded the USET Foundation’s Jacqueline Mars Training Grant, it opened doors and made it possible for her to pursue her objective without worrying about how she would pay for it. “Unbelievable,” was the way she described what getting the grant meant to her. “It relieves some of that stress, so I can focus on what I need to be focusing on,” said Halpin. “I don’t have to be focusing on how to make ends meet. It’s huge in terms of competition.” The grant enabled her to compete at the Hartpury event in England several weeks before Burghley, so she and her mount could rest up from the trip abroad and become adjusted to their new location. The Foundation’s executive director, Bonnie Jenkins, noted, “The funding the Foundation provides through generous donations from won-

Sinead Halpin and Manoir de Corneville.

That trip to compete in Rome 14 years ago had a happy ending for all concerned. Not only did Engle take the grand prix with Hidden Creek’s Laurel, but the team also won the Nations’ Cup with 0 penalties. “They gave a bonus for any country clean all the through, it was about $100,000,” she recalled. “We did so well we ended up being able to pay the grant money back. It was kind of nice.” n Nancy Jaffer

winner’s circle

Across the country and across breed and discipline, each month there are hundreds of horse shows where champions are crowned and winners step forward to claim their prizes. We celebrate each and every one of them, and make a selection each month to share with our readers. The Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show was a great success at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, OK, from October 8-15. Among this year’s champions crowned were: Left to right: That’s My Nick and Amanda DuPont won the World High Point Open Jumper Championship. Bada Bing and Peggy Alderman took the World English Pleasure Champion title. Springmill Superstition and Nikki Rae Woodworth were named the World Park Harness Champion for 2011.


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Howard Schatzberg (1-3), Shannon Brinkman (4, 5)

At the Dansko Fair Hill International, two national eventing championships were contested – the CCI*** and CCI ** from October 13-16. Kyle Lyman (West Hartford, VT) held her nerve to jump a clear round with Jeff and Joan Nichols’ Trading Aces to earn her first USEF National Eventing Championship and CCI2* on a three-day score of 48.7. Boyd Martin, the leader following the dressage phase, jumped a clear round on Ying Yang Yo to clinch his second USEF National CCI3* Eventing Championship. Martin (West Grove, PA) and the 15 year-old Australian Thoroughbred gelding finished on a score of 52.

breeds &disciplines

Shane Shiflet

Congratulations to the 2011 Youth of the Year Winners – Results of the AMHA Youth of the Year Contest were announced at a ceremony at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show on the evening of Saturday, October 15. AMHA is pleased to announce Kate Foy of Kingston, NH, as the 2011 AMHA Youth of the Year winner. She is the recipient of a $2,500 custom-designed awards package, sponsored by the Cynthia Elaine Epperson Trust Fund. Foy qualified for the national contest by winning the contest at the Maine Morgan Horse Show. She is a senior at the University of Louisville and past president of the AMHA Youth Council. Taking Reserve Youth of the Year honors is Irina Shavlik of White Bear Lake, MN. Shavlik was the winner of the North Star Americana Youth of the Year Contest. She is a senior at White Bear Lake Area High School and plans to attend college and join the Peace Corps. At this year’s Grand National, she won the Reserve World Park Saddle Junior Exhibitor Championship with her gelding, Dragonsmeade Bulgari. Swayze Book and Posters Serve as Youth Fundraiser – New reduced price! Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi’s book, The Time of My Life is available as a fundraiser to benefit Youth Programs. Pair this heart-felt book with the Patrick Swayze and Tammen poster at a discounted rate. Books are $15, Posters are $10 each or you can get the pair for $20. Click https://www. to order. Longtime Horse Show Director June Camper Passes Away – Longtime Director of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show and former American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) member June Camper, passed away on Thursday, October 6, at the age of 70. Camper brought the skills and qualities of being a businessperson, fundraiser, and diplomat to her post as Executive Director of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show, and helped grow the non-profit equestrian event into an annual multi-breed show that has contributed significantly to the regional economy and to an array of charities.

John Brasseaux

Wimpys Little Step is the Youngest NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire – Just last May, Wimpys Little Step proved his prowess as a reining horse sire by becoming the youngest Two Million Dollar Sire in National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) history – by a margin of five years. As of October 2011, he is now officially the youngest sire to cross the three million dollar plateau with a total of $3,011,636 earned by his progeny – again by a margin of five years. Wimpys Little Step joins NRHA legends Hollywood Dun It, Topsail Whiz, Smart Chic Olena, Shining Spark, and Gallo Del Cielo in the three million dollar sire category. He is owned by Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC, in Purcell, OK, where he currently stands. USHJA’s Championship Hunter Rider Program Establishes Prestigious Peter Wetherill Cup – The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and the USHJA Foundation will honor the life and legacy of equestrian Peter Wetherill through the formation of the Peter Wetherill Cup. A first-of-its-kind, the esteemed Peter Wetherill Cup will be presented annually to the owner of the World Championship Hunter Rider Program (WCHR) Hunter of the Year, a horse that is currently showing and exemplifies the ideal hunter. A highly-accomplished horseman, Wetherill is known for his many victories aboard horses such as Junior League, Desert Storm, and Hudson. He is also known as an owner of competition horses for many professionals. His horse, Cedric, participated in the Olympic Summer Games in Beijing where he won the Gold medal with Laura Kraut. Breed and discipline news releases can be found in their entirety online at Click on the “News and Media” link on the homepage and get directed to the news release archive.


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2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara Wrap-Up

Team USA

Shannon Brinkman (6)

Steffen Peters and Weltino’s Magic.


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Medal Sweep for Team USA Dressage The U.S. Dressage Team owned the Guadalajara Country Club’s beautiful dressage arena at the 2011 Pan American Games. The team of Cesar Parra on Grandioso, Heather Blitz on Paragon, Marisa Festerling on Big Tyme and Steffen Peters on Weltino’s Magic stormed to Gold to open the Games for the USEF, winning convincingly over Canada and Colombia. The top three riders (from the top 25) from the U.S. then returned to the ring to vie for Individual honors in the freestyle. The U.S. added Individual Gold, Silver, and Bronze to Team Gold, and they all three scored better than 80 percent in the freestyle. Peters (San Diego, CA) wasn’t sure it would be possible to top Blitz (Wellington, FL) and Paragon’s mark of 86.650%, but he rode with a fierce determination and got every point out of Weltino’s Magic. They scored 87.300% for their freestyle for a combined average of 82.690%. The Hlavacek’s nine-year-old Westphalian gelding gave Peters his second Gold medal of these Games. “What an amazing day and an amazing competition,” said Peters. “It is a very exciting day, congratulations to my teammates. The big score that Heather pulled in—I don’t think I’ve ever had that much pressure going into the arena knowing that there was an 86 percent in front of me.” A steely veteran, Peters faced the pressure and delivered—adding a second Pan Am Gold to a résumé that includes Olympic Bronze, a World Cup Dressage title and two Individual Bronze medals at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Blitz and Paragon wowed the crowd, and at just eight years old, Paragon is an exciting horse for the future. Their two-day average was 81.917%. “I hit all the parts of the music, that’s always a great feeling,” said Blitz. “He felt so smooth and expressive…I can believe it because I know he can do it, but I still can’t believe it.” Festerling (Moorpark, CA) wasn’t going to leave these Games without another medal, and she had the ride of her life on Big Tyme to secure Bronze with a freestyle score of 80.775% and an overall average of 77.545%. She managed Big Tyme’s enthusiasm impeccably, and like Blitz and Paragon, both horse and rider made two trips to the podium at their very first Games. “It was awesome, the atmosphere was very, very electric,” said Festerling. “I was thrilled…in this kind of competition you couldn’t ask for more.” Festerling rode with accuracy and poise on the biggest stage of her career. The U.S. triple marked the first time the Individual medals have been swept by one nation in dressage at the Pan American Games. Parra had been a dutiful lead-off rider for the U.S. team; putting in a confident lead-off test on Michael and Sarah Davis’ Grandioso to set the stage for the Team Gold.

He was sixth after the first round of the Individual Final and under the rules only the top three from any one country were able to go forward to the freestyle. In another unprecedented effort, the U.S. Eventing Team stormed to Team Gold the following week. All five team members added nothing to their dressage scores, to finish on 138.6—a feat never before achieved in a Team Eventing Championship. After winning the dressage, they jumped five spectacular clear rounds on Saturday’s cross-country course, and then sealed the victory with double-clear show jumping. “I would like to give a really special congratulations to my team,” said Chef d’Equipe Mark Phillips. “Five people finishing on their dressage score—that’s never been done before in the history of our sport.” Anchored by Buck Davidson (Ocala, FL), who, on Absolute Liberty, was the pathfinder for the U.S. Team, he set a standard that the entire team maintained. “We have really good horses, we were well-coached, we have a great staff and we came here with that mission— to put in personal bests,” said Davidson. “And big thanks to Mexico. It’s been a great trip.” Canada won Team Silver on a score of 172.6, and Brazil was third with a score of 209.8. At the conclusion of the Team competition, they were all still chasing Canada’s Jessica Phoenix individually. Michael Pollard (Dalton, GA) and Nathalie Pollard’s Schoensgreen Hanni were second, Hannah Burnett (The Plains, VA) and Jacqueline Mars’ Harbour Pilot were third and Davidson and Sharon Will’s Absolute Liberty were fourth. Five points separated the top four horses. Under the Pan Am rules only three members of any one team can contest an Individual Final, so two team members were not able to jump for Individual medals. Shannon Lilley (Gilroy, CA) and The Lilley Group’s Ballingowan Pizazz and Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, VA) and her own Donner were placed fifth and sixth respectively after the Team competition. Immaculate jumping was the order of the day for the individual medals and the top three horses were beautifully ridden over three days. Phoenix held onto her dressage lead, adding nothing to her winning score of 43.9 with Pavarotti. Burnett and Harbour Pilot jumped up to Silver and Davidson on Absolute Liberty won Bronze. Burnett rode with determination far beyond her 25 years on Jacqueline Mars’ eight-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Harbour Pilot. Pollard jumped a terrific clear on Schoensgreen Hanni in the Team round, but had two rails in the Individual round and dropped to fourth place. “I’m just really honored to be on this horse and this team,” said Burnett. “I’m also really happy for Jess (Phoenix). The Team competition definitely had a bit more pressure; you want to make your team proud and your country proud.” Davidson led the team as the most experienced rider of the five—and he was rewarded for his efforts with his first Individual medal. Sixth at the 1999 Pan American Games, Davidson knew the Team medal was the priority, and the Individual honors were just a bonus.

Gold Medalists—Team USA.

Hannah Burnett and Harbour Pilot.

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The U.S. Team made a clear sweep. Left to right: Heather Blitz, Steffen Peters, and Marisa Festerling.


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More than just medals were at stake for the American Show Jumping Team, they were seeking qualification for the 2012 London Olympic Games. But they faced the pressure and delivered the United States its third equestrian Team Gold medal of these Games, jumping eight clear rounds in the Nations Cup. Their score of 2.90 from the speed class didn’t change, and they led Brazil (11.58) and Mexico (13.24) in the medal ceremony. “It’s the way they rode, it’s not the result,” said Chef d’Equipe George Morris. “I’m an ideological horseman. I’m not interested in it unless it’s beautifully ridden.” By the time Individual leader Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, NY) went in the ring as the last to jump for the American squad, she was jumping for herself—the U.S. Team already had clinched the Gold, thanks to her teammates’ three double clears. But Madden jumped clear and defended her lead from the speed class. Coral Reef Via Volo jumped easily around Javier Fernandez’s course. Madden, continued to lead the individual standings on a score of zero. Right behind her is teammate Christine McCrea (East Windsor, CT) on a score of 0.88 with Romantovich Take One. The 11-year-old KWPN gelding bounded around the track twice, making it look simple. This was McCrea’s first team appearance at a championship. “I’m just really, really proud of us as a team,” said McCrea. Though McLain Ward (Brewster, NY) owns two Olympic Gold medals, he felt the pressure of the occasion as he entered the ring on Grant Road Partners’ 11-year-old Wurttemberger gelding, Antares F. “I have to be honest, it was a lot of stress, this Olympic qualification,” said Ward. “I felt a little more pressure today and yesterday than I have in past Olympic Games. But it was obviously a fantastic event, and I think this is a great team.” Ward jumped a textbook round twice, improving on his performance and moving into third place on a three-round score of 2.02. Rounding out the U.S. effort was Kent Farrington (Chicago, IL). He rode impeccably on RCG Farm’s Uceko, and, as third to jump, jumped the round that clinched the Gold. They were eighth in the Individual standings. “This is an A-plus. The courses were fantastic, the technical coordination was fantastic, the footing was very good,” said Morris. “The horses jumped great, it’s a beautiful club—A-plus across the board.” The U.S. squad is supported by a team that includes veterinarian Dr. Tim Ober, farrier Todd Meister, physio Janus Marquis and reserve rider Mario Deslauriers—who was an integral part of the effort. The top three horses from each country (of those in the top 25 overall) moved forward to jump in the Individual Final. It came down to 7/100ths of a second and when Madden landed over the last fence in the second round of the final it seemed Individual Gold was secure. But she finished on a time of 66.07 with Coral Reef Via Volo, and the time allowed was 66 seconds. One time fault left her in the Silver-medal position behind McCrea and Romantovich Take One. There wasn’t a rail separating the top five horses going into the final round—and at the end of all the jumping, McCrea and Romantovich Take One finished up the way they started. They jumped five clear rounds and ended their first Pan American Games with Team and Individual Gold on a score of 0.88.


Christine McCrea and Romantovich Take One.

“This was a fabulous week,” said McCrea. “It was great. Our country needed this…we needed it.” Madden is the master of precise riding and clutch performances so her time fault surprised everyone in attendance. Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo put on a jumping clinic throughout the week, but fell victim to the clock in the final moments. “It cost me a lot,” said Madden of her time fault. “But, thank God I have a strong team here, and Chris was here to take it up. I am happy it was an American, we were still Gold and Silver, and with the Team Gold it was a fantastic week for us so no complaints.” Bernardo Alves moved up to third for Brazil on Bridgit, after Ward had one rail down to finish fourth in an impressive five-round effort. So Many Medals The U.S. brought home a total of 10 medals. It marked the first time since 1975 in Mexico City, that all three U.S. teams won Gold at a Pan American Games. The U.S. riders won every Individual medal except for two. It is the most successful Pan American Games for the United States equestrian teams in history. Follow the U.S. Team at the Pan American Games (photos, blogs and more):

The U.S. eventers finished on top with Gold.

n Joanie Morris

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Sure, it’s just a tire. Like the Grand Canyon is just a big crack.


horsehealth | Q&A

Sensitivity to Laminitis Q: I am entered in a combined driving event with my athletic, good-moving 16-year-old American Saddlebred. He had an episode of laminitis a year ago that was presumably caused by vaccines but possibly brought about by rich hay. I want him to have more energy but not be out of control. He currently gets six to eight pounds (2.73.6 kg) of senior feed, timothy/alfalfa hay, and about eight hours of grazing on good-quality grass. What can I do?

A: From your description, it seems as though your horse has bounced back quite well from his bout with laminitis. Though he has recovered fully, he might be more sensitive to future laminitic episodes.   Laminitis can be acute (a one-time occurrence caused by something specific like retained placenta, fever, etc.) or chronic (constantly or seasonally in danger of recurrence).  Chronic laminitis has been associated with equine metabolic syndrome and Cushing’s disease. Insulin resistance is a common factor in chronic laminitis and can be diagnosed with specialized blood tests. Two ways to combat insulin resistance are to keep the horse at a healthy weight and to exercise him almost daily. From your description, it seems your horse suffered an acute case of laminitis rather than chronic. However, I understand your caution in trying to avoid it from happening again by keeping him on a feeding program that will not provoke insulin resistance. The amount of exercise he is getting in training for the event should help tremendously with this, as well.  Your gelding is getting a low-energy diet for the amount of work he is doing. Senior feeds are designed to supply a portion of forage to the horse, which is what makes them fairly safe for horses with potential metabolic problems. However, they often don’t supply enough calories for the hard-working horse.  32

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If you are concerned with the horse having more energy for work and staying power during the endurance phase, he may need a higher energy feed with more starch or fat. One of the simplest and safest additions to the diet would be oil (preferably ¼ to 1 cup of canola or soybean) to increase the caloric density without increasing starch.  This may give the horse a little more endurance but may not help with building muscle glycogen stores needed for energy generation.  Starch is the key to building muscle glycogen. Strategies to consider that take the need for starch and fat into consideration would be to exchange a portion of the senior feed with a higher energy feed (look for something with at least 8% fat and substitute two to three pounds of the senior), or add a supplement like rice bran (20% fat; ½ to one pound per day).  I don’t think it would be necessary to completely replace the senior feed, and I feel like it would be adequate to swap out some of the senior for a higher energy feed.  All of the suggested strategies should be safe for a horse with a questionable history of laminitis, as long as he is in training and competition. If you would like to submit a nutrition question, please contact Eileen Phethean at or mail to: equestrian Nutrition Questions, c/o Kentucky Equine Research, 3910 Delaney Ferry Rd, Versailles, KY 40383. ■ Kathleen Crandell, PhD


Dr.Pepper It’s my all-time favorite. My favorite quote “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”


Spaghetti It is my favorite food.

10 things I

Splash by PINK The best smelling pefume in the world. American Eagle Outfitters All of my clothes are from this store and they are my style.


Twilight I love all of these movies.

Who: Allison Cederberg Where: Billings, MT What: National circuit Arabian rider with multiple National Champion titles now taking aim at the hunter/jumper A circuit. Chocolate ice cream It is the only flavor I get. My horses Arabians Hott Sauce (Salsa), Pocos Secret Weapon (Sexy), MSU Afire Blazon (Blazon), DC Benidect (Max), and Westfillian Caillou. Parkwood Equestrian Center and Blackwell Stables These are the facilities where I ride hunter/jumper and Arabians.


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History class I love to learn about things that have happened in our history.

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gift guide It’s holiday time again but there’s no need to fear, equestrian has done the work for you this year. We searched high and low for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. And just look what we found…the perfect boots, the cutest tees, fun stocking stuffers, and even the coziest coat for your best four-legged friend. So sit back, relax, and peruse our guide. Your shopping will be done so quickly that you may even have time for that extra ride!

Highland Boot $219.95


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Vintage Cowgirl Tee $39.95

USEF Men’s Vicomte Arthur Silk Tie $50

Dressage Dress $86

Freedoms Run Long Sleeve Thermal Hoodie $82

Course Tote $165

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2011 gift guide

Ride Forever Bag $34

Rambo速 Newmarket Dog Blanket $54-$59

Rambo速 Newmarket Throw $53

Dog Silhouette Tote $30 Custom Silhouette $10 extra

Hackney Belt $278


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Pewter Rubber Wellies $109

Oval Paperweight $35

Use code EQUESTRIAN15 for 15% off until February

USEF Women’s 100% Cashmere Sweater $110

Majesty of the Horse Book $35 http://barronseduc.stores.

Lauren G. Adams Tiger’s Eye Horse Saddle Bracelet $113

Heritage Performance Glove in Stars and Leopard. $24.95 Adult, $20.95 Youth

Dimacci Orsini Bracelet $189.95 and $199.95

Monogram Earrings $35

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2011 gift guide

Luggage Tags $7 each

Dark Horse Studio Rings $85

ModJod Jeans $129 to $169, depending on the denim. (Kids’ denim ModJods are $99)

Custom measured Der Dau Boots $1,200


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Barn Bites Starting at $14

Equestrian Serving Tray $265

Gold star tie $39.95

USEF Women’s Quarter Zip $80

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licensedofficialnews The Licensed Officials Committee (LOC) meets in person three times each year to review applications for enrollment, promotion, and re-enrollment as well as any other Committee business. Future meeting deadlines are: • October 13, 2011 for the January 2012 meeting. • February 6, 2012, for the April 2012 meeting. • June 4, 2012, for the August 2012 meeting. The LOC invites current members of the Federation to submit comments regarding applicants for licensed official status as a judge, steward, technical delegate or course designer. A “List of Applicants” is posted on the Licensed Officials portion of our web site approximately 5-6 weeks prior to the next LOC meeting. This list is arranged by breed/discipline and includes the names of applicants for the various licenses, including FEI status. The following individuals were approved for licenses or promotion at the Licensed Officials Committee’s August 2011 meeting: Alcorn, Larry PO Box 9, Luther, OK 73054,, (816) 456-8626, CJSS Altheuser, Kay 4240 Lost Hills Road #2401, Calabasas, CA 91301,, (805) 857-5456, ‘r’ HU, HE Anttonen, Jennifer 25 Melrose St #3, Boston, MA 02116,, (917) 330-2462, ‘r’ AR Bauersachs, Jennifer A. 30 Spring Hill Rd, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-3015, jenbshf@, (908)328-5483, ‘R’ HU, HE Beachy, Peggy 1526 Lake Shore Cir, Crestwood, KY 40014-9757,, (502) 222-7812, ‘R’ HB Bodnar, Mark T 6715 Meyer Rd, Marengo, IL 60152-2920,, (815) 378-6665, ‘r’ SB, SE, RD; ‘R’ HK Boodey, Heather L PO Box 833, Franklinton, NC 27525-0833,, (919) 494-1095, ‘R’ MO Boone, Betsy Young 8651 Boone’s Farm Road, Concord, NC 28027-7607,, (704) 933-7416, ‘R’ MO Braga, Mario 211 East 111th Street, Apt 3, New York, NY 10029,, (347) 303-9336, ‘r’ AR

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Broda, Cynsie Buffinton 1127 Haven Hill Rd, South Londonderry, VT 05155, cbb@, (802) 289-4007, ‘r’ JP Campbell, Mary H 5555 S Melpomene Way, Tucson, AZ 85747-9512,, (520) 975-2264, ‘r’ AR Conflenti, Kathrine Abbott 11610 Weeping Willow Ct, Zionsville, IN 46077-7838,, (317) 973-5001, ‘r’ SB, SE Connell, Sarah 230 Fairview Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320,, (443) 655-0084, ‘r’ EVCD Conway, Lori A 18080 County 2, Chatfield, MN 55923,, (507) 202-4440, ‘R’ NS Cumming, Stephanie P. 1480 Crawley Rd., Madison, GA 30650-2265,, (404) 791-4196, ‘r’ HU, HE Day, Susi R. 1345 Scotts Ferry Rd E, Versailles, KY 40383,, (859) 879-8322, ‘R’ MO Deardorff, Allison B PO Box 485, Molalla, OR 97038,, (503) 829-6149, ‘r’ SB, SE, RD; ‘R’ HK Dennehy, Liza 1055 S. Fillmore Way, Denver, CO 80209,, (303) 733-6376, ‘r’ – HCD, JCD Dragnich, Alyssa 8112 SW 82nd Pl, Miami, FL 33143,, (814) 206-6208, ‘r’ DTD Eubank, Wayne 14 Apache Terrace, Fredericksburg, VA 22401,, (540) 842-2339, CJSS Fedt, Kelly L 4632 Weston Woods Way, Saint Paul, MN 55127,, (651) 492-0751, CJSS Frank, Dana 10812 Sunset Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73120-2440,, (405) 850-9423, ‘r’ C1 Steward Franklin, Lucy 28025 Ladd Hill, Sherwood, OR 97140-5014,, (503) 625-7224, CJSS Franzreb, John E. 52 Parkview Place, Staten Island, NY 10310-3129,, (718) 273-7828, CJSS Gatchalian, Diana M. 33993 Turtle Creek St, Temecula, CA 92592,, (616) 308-8555, ‘r’ JP

Gauruder, Naomi 146 Branca Ct, Milford, CT 06461,, (203) 650-3148, ‘R’ JP Gelarden, Joanne 101 Linden Ln, Boyce, VA 22620,, (540) 837-2980, ‘r’ EVTD Glass, William PO Box 669, Bokeelia, FL 33922-0669,, (239) 283-1023, ‘r’ HCD Goodson, Stacie Symonds 879 E Jeter, Bartonville, TX 76226,, (817) 430-4480, ‘r’ HU, HE Goodwin-Volpert, Angela 13046 West Road, Zionsville, IN 46077,, (317) 655-5632, ‘r’ DTD Graham, Ronald E 18920 Sunlake Blvd, Lutz, FL 33558-4943,, (813) 418-2110, ‘r’ SE Grayson, Judy S 11924 W. Forest Hill Blvd #22-115, Wellington, FL 33414,, (561) 441-6651, ‘r’ HU, HE Hansen, Lea Ann 14545 Meadow Farm Rd, Doswell, VA 23047,, (804) 393-0498, ‘r’ DR Harris, Matthew 60 S. Boulder Cir., Apt 6027, Boulder, CO 80303,, (586) 907-6462, ‘r’ JP Harris, Richard D. ‘Ricky’ 341 Watchaug Rd, Somers, CT 06071-1127,, (860) 763-2200, ‘R’ MO Haynor, Charlsie 333 Laurel St W, Stillwater, MN 55082,, (651) 269-4144, ‘r’ PF Hepner-Hart, Margo Louise 10556 NW 195th Ave, Glenmar Farm, Hillsboro, OR 97124-8175,, (503) 645-0400, ‘r’ MO Hermann, Dan 1755 Shady Nook Farm, York, SC 29745,, (828) 712-7360, ‘r’ SB, SE, RD Herrera, Richard 13430 Georgian Ct, Wellington, FL 33414,, (352) 304-9389, CJSS Imparato, Bridget 5490 W Buckskin Dr, Beverly Hills, FL 34465-2823,, (352) 746-5875, CJSS Johnson, Sharon F 956 Gale Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965,, (608) 253-7018, ‘r’ HU, HE, JP

licensedofficialnews Murphy, Sheila Jones Brennan, Terry 540 Carpenter Dr, Hollister, CA 95023-9026, 43 Hillside Ave, Quincy, MA 02170-3217,, (831) 637-3899, ‘r’ FR, (617) 773-0444, ‘r’ C1 Kesselman, Mimi Steward 45 Silverside Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739, O’Connor, Mary, (732) 747-6177, CJSS Box 1595, Middleburg, VA 20118,, (516) Knight-Utoft, Toni 769-5142, CJSS 38 W 734 Glenview Dr, Saint Charles, IL 60175, O’Neal, Haley E, (502) 249-0292, ‘R’ 1664 FM 1446, Waxahachie, TX 75167-8524, SB, SE, (214) 498-7382, ‘r’ HU, HE Koscinski, Lisa M Perez Novo, Jose 63 Senix Ave, Center Moriches, NY 11934-2904, PO Box 362805, San Juan, PR 009369-280, jperezpr@, (631) 878-1010, ‘r’ HCD, (787)380-0338, ‘r’ PF Latsha, Donald E. Petersen, Olaf 2260 Forest Ln, Harrisburg, PA 17112-1007, Eichbergstr. 4, Paehl, Germany 82396,, (717) 215-2126, CJSS, (171) 219-2919, ‘R’ JCD Lee White, Claire Pinera, Kathy 10920 Old Dixie Hwy, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081, 51 Seneca Ave, Emerson, NJ 07630-1224, thelwell111@, (904) 343-0360, ‘r’ JCD, (201) 615-5787, ‘R’ HU, HE Lenehan, Kevin P Reichenbach, Elizabeth 150 Cypress Hill Lane, Ridgeville, SC 29492, 1400 1st Ave. West, #205 C/O Steinmetz, Bradenton, FL, (843) 270-2579, ‘r’ HCD 34205,, (818) 325-5859, CJSS Lord, Andrea J. Reuthe, Jessica Kate 1087 Highway 58 W, Thunder Hill Farm, Buffalo Junction, 8399 Kroth Lane, Union, KY 41091, VA 24529,, (434) 738-3567, ‘r’, (513) 317-3262, ‘r’ HU, HE, JP C2 Steward Rich, Katherine L Madden, Stacia Klein 35750 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592, 55 Laird Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722-1240,, (909) 518-0100, ‘r’ AR, (732) 332-0800, ‘R’ Richards, Elizabeth L HU, HE 106 Wheatland Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339-9409, Mair, Katherine, (717) 805-2711, ‘r’ C1 Steward 5326 Pingree Rd, Howell, MI 48843, Rivetts, Steven, (734) 915-0697, ‘R’ MO Hunt Cap Farms, PO Box 364, Three Bridges, NJ 08887Manning, John F. 0364,, (908) 507-1839, ‘R’ HB 69 Taylor Rd, Shelburne, MA 01370,, Rodriguez, Willman E. (413) 478-8508, ‘R’ HCD HC-02 Box 15815, Santa Barbara, Gurabo, PR 00778, Mc Call, Peggy D., (787) 712-5300, ‘R’ PF 126 Pinecrest Rd, Sandpoint, ID 83864,, Rosenzweig, Katie (208) 263-6059, ‘R’ AR 11545 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Apt. #1075, Scottsdale, Mc Vey, Michelle M AZ 85259,, (602) 88128410 N 44th St, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, michelle@ 3446, ‘r’ HU, HE, (480) 473-1905, ‘r’ SB, SE, RD; ‘R’ HK Roszko, Kit Moss, Anne S. 325 S Hope Chapel Rd, Jackson, NJ 08527-5052, 1530 North Chatham Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320-5106,, (732) 364-3759, CJSS, (610) 380-1518, ‘r’ DR Pamela J PSI English:175x124 29.09.2011Rush,9:04 Uhr Seite 1 Munz, 2011 Kelly Martin 2344 Laurel Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-4039, 141 Pleasant Grove Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853, munzk@, (904) 396-4106, CJSS, (908) 399-5852, CJSS






Scholl, Brigitte 8371 Windmill Farms Dr, Cotati, CA 94931,, (707) 291-0591, ‘r’ FR Shuster, Kate A 421 Bridoon Terr, Encinitas, CA 92024,, (858) 756-0159, ‘r’ DR Siegel-Kittrell, Marcia 3243 Journeay Ct, West Linn, OR 97068,, (503) 830-6222, ‘r’ VA Sjolund, Susan H 916 South Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101,, (336) 721-2880, ‘R’ HU, HE Skafgaard, Rob 34024 Calle De Bonanza, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675,, (916) 531-0420, ‘R’ JP Smallwood, Sara 38348 Kalb School Ln, Lovettsville, VA 20180-2753,, (540) 822-4132, ‘r’ EV, EVTD Smith, Kyle Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd, Hanoverton, OH 44423,, (330) 222-2089, ‘r’ EVTD Smith, Wendy L. 80 Broadway, Woonsocket, RI 02895, wendy.jumper@, (774) 521-4788, ‘r’ HCD Sommers, Jennifer L. 4895 Archibald Ave., Alta Loma, CA 91737,, (909) 982-0118, ‘r’ SB, SE, RD Spatz, Beth A. 669 Creek Rd, Christiana, PA 17509-9680,, (610) 212-4237, CJSS Stivers, Kristin 2312 Remington Way Unit 4201, Lexington, KY 40511,, (859) 421-1194, ‘R’ SB, SE Strahan, Suzan C. 1820 Castle Peak, Reno, NV 89521,, (775) 847-7860, ‘r’ WL Suarez, Jose J PO Box 5101, Caguas, PR 00726,, (787) 746-0021, ‘r’ PF Sullivan, Jennifer A 382 Hatherly Road, Scituate, MA 02066,, (617) 750-4412, ‘r’ MO Tannehill, Lisa C. 6516 Conifer Cove, Austin, TX 78736,, (201) 572-7561, ‘r’ DR


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licensedofficialnews Timpanaro, Rita 27 Croft Lane, Smithtown, NY 11787-4109, ritatimpanaro@, (631) 979-0966, ‘R’ HB Toscano, Danielle 418 McFarlan Rd, Pony Island Stable Ltd., Kennett Square, PA 19348-2413,, (610) 4449188, ‘r’ DR Trocano, Wendy L 5752 Rocking Horse Rd, Orlando, FL 32817-3257,, (407) 679-9595, ‘R’ HU, HE Urban, James J 22105 Quail Circle, Elkhorn, NE 68022-1713,, (402) 289-2159, ‘r’ HCD Utoft, Mark 38W734 Glenview Dr, St. Charles, IL 60175,, (812) 630-7542, ‘R’ HK Walker, Jon S. PO Box 95, Clover, SC 29710,, (704) 864-6529, ‘R’ SB, SE Wallace, Jon 260 Housman Rd, Boaz, KY 42027-8468,, (270) 658-3098, ‘r’ SB, SE, RD Weatherby, Janine E. 1002 W. Mission Ave, Bellevue, NE 68005-3947,, (402) 510-4402, ‘r’ HCD Wheeler, Stephanie 2683 Via De La Valle Suite G-627, Del Mar, CA 92014,, (949) 443-1841, CJSS Wilson, Mark James 4530 W. Middletown Rd., Canfield, OH 44406,, (330) 549-3378, ‘r’ SB, SE, RD; ‘R’ HK Zunde, Juliana 5024 Orange Grove Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278-7370,, (703) 851-6329, ‘r’ HU, HE

Marx, Sandra Mc Donald, Jeanne Ransehousen, Jessica Rodriguez, Debbie Sanford, Joyce Zuther, Gerd

We extend our sympathies to the families of: Gaytan, Art (1932-2011) Friesian, Andalusian Judge 2000 to 2011 n Diane Shawback Director Licensed Officials Department

The following officials have expressed their desire to retire from serving as an official in the following division; we would like to thank them for their years of service and dedication: Buseck, Larry Caisse, Thomas Chionsini, Sally Seale Harris, Jayme Kiser, Linda Linnan, Janis

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USEFaffiliatedassociations American Driving Society Susan Koos-Acker, Executive Director PO Box 278; 1837 Ludden Dr Cross Plains, WI 53528 608-237-7382

Arabian Horse Association Glenn Petty, Executive Vice President 10805 East Bethany Drive Aurora, CO 80014 (303) 969-4500

American Endurance Ride Conference Kathleen Henkel, Executive Director PO Box 6027; 1373 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95604 (866) 271-2372

International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association Julie Alonzo, President 101 Carnoustie North, Ste 200 Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 995-8900;; memberservices@

American Vaulting Association Sherri Benjamin, President 8205 Santa Monica Blvd #1-288 West Hollywood, CA 90046-5967 (323) 654-0800 United States Dressage Federation Stephan Hienzsch, Executive Director 4051 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 971-2277 United States Eventing Association Jo Whitehouse, Chief Executive Officer 525 Old Waterford Rd NW Leesburg, VA 20176 (703) 779-0440

International Friesian Show Horse Association Nancy Nathanson, Executive Director PO Box 535 Santa Ynez, CA 93460-0535 (805) 448-3027 National Show Horse Registry Cindy Clinton, Director of Promotion & Public Relations PO Box 862 Lewisburg, OH 45338 (937)962-4336 Paso Fino Horse Association Donald A. Vizi, Executive Director 4047 Iron Works Pkwy, Ste 1 Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 825-6000

United States Hunter Jumper Association Shelby French, Chief Executive Officer 3870 Cigar Ln Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 225-6700

Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America Lisa Landis, Executive Secretary-Treasurer 720 Green St Stephens City, VA 22655 (540) 868-7669

United States Para Equestrian Association Hope Hand, President 3940 Verde Vista Dr Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2650 610-368-1416

National Associations All American Andalusian/Lusitano Show Horse Alliance 29905 E Windmill Ridge Ln Lees Summit, MO 64086 (805) 448-3027

Recognized Associations American Connemara Pony Society Kathryn Lucas, President PO Box 100 Middlebrook, VA 24459 (630) 615-0770

American Haflinger Registry 1686 E Waterloo Rd Akron, OH 44306 (330) 784-0000

American Hackney Horse Society Christy Weaver Gantley, Executive Secretary 4059 Iron Works Pkwy, Ste #A-3 Lexington, KY 40511-8462 (859) 255-8694 American Morgan Horse Association Julie Broadway, Executive Director 4066 Shelburne Rd, Suite 5 Shelburne, VT 05482 (802) 985-4944 American Road Horse & Pony Association Pat Cropper, Secretary/Treasurer 177 E 2nd St Maysville, KY 41056 (606) 564-3766 American Saddlebred Horse Association Paula Johnson, Executive Director 4083 Iron Works Pkwy Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 259-2742 American Shetland Pony Club Zona Schneider, Director of Operations 81-B East Queenwood Rd Morton, IL 61550 (309) 263-4044

American Hanoverian Society 4067 Iron Works Pkwy, Ste 1 Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 255-4147 American Miniature Horse Association 5601 S Interstate 35 W Alvarado, TX 76009 (817) 783-5600 American Miniature Horse Registry 81-B East Queenwood Rd Morton, IL 61550 (309) 263-4044

Friesian Horse Society 17670 Pioneer Trl Plattsmouth, NE 68048 (402) 298-7347 Gypsy Cob & Drum Horse Association 1812 10th St Danville, IN 46122 (317) 745-6746 Gypsy Horse Registry of America 1611 Old Reno Rd Springtown, TX 76082 (817) 677-4272 Gypsy Show Horse Association PO Box 506 Cashiers, NC 28717 (828) 743-3698 Gypsy Vanner Horse Society PO Box 509 Waynesfield, OH 45896 (888) 520-9777 International Georgian Grande Horse Registry PO Box 845 Piketon, OH 45661 International Jumper Futurity/Young Jumper Championships PO Box 1445 Georgetown, KY 40324 (502) 535-6787 Lipizzan Association of North America PO Box 1133 Anderson, IN 46015 (765) 644-3904 Marshall & Sterling League 319 Main St Saugerties, NY 12477 (845) 246-8833 National Hunter & Jumper Association PO Box 11635 Lexington, KY 40576 203-265-1225 National Walking Horse Association 4059 Iron Works Pkwy, Ste 4 Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 252-6942 North American League 1298 Royal Rd Annville, PA 17003 (717) 867-5643

American Trakehner Association 1536 W Church St Newark, OH 43055 (740) 344-1111

North American Peruvian Horse Association PO Box 2187 Santa Rosa, CA 95405 (707) 544-5807

American Warmblood Registry PO Box 89 Amenia, NY 12501-0089 (561) 693-5516

NorthAmerican Sportpony Registry PO Box 89 Amenia, NY 12501 (561) 693-5516

Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse 115 Elm St NE Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 294-0800

Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry 1801 West CR 4 Berthoud, CO 80513 (303) 684-6466

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USEFaffiliatedassociations Rocky Mountain Horse Association 4037 Iron Works Parkway, Ste 160 Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 243-0260

United States Trotting Association 750 Michigan Ave Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 224-2291

Central Pennsylvania Junior Horse Show Association 2521 Clouser Circle York, PA 17404 (717) 764-0356

United Professional Horsemen’s Association 4059 Iron Works Parkway, Ste 2 Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 231-5070

State/Regional Associations Alaska State Horseshows PO Box 111924 Anchorage, AK 99511 (907) 301-3393

Colorado Hunter & Jumper Association 10405 CR 23 Fort Lupton, CO 80621 303-931-6410

United States Driving for the Disabled 3329 Cynthiana Rd Georgetown, KY 40324 (502) 863-5113 United States Equestrian Drill Association PO Box 1333 Van, TX 75790 972-679-0770

Arizona Hunter Jumper Association 15560 N Frank Lloyd Wright #B4-205 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (602) 616-7731

Colorado West Hunter/Jumper Association PO Box 348 Basalt, CO 81621 (970) 379-9118

Blue Ridge Hunter Jumper Association PO Box 752 Tryon, NC 28782 (864) 457-3557

Combined Eastern Shore Horse Shows 22011 Nanticoke Rd Tyaskin, MD 21865 (410) 873-2708

California Dressage Society PO Box 417 Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 659-5696

Connecticut Horse Shows Association 195 Wildwood Dr Cheshire, CT 06410 (203) 272-0142

United States Mounted Games Association 5400 Old Sligo Rd La Grange, KY 40031 502-222-4016

California Professional Horsemen’s Association 10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, Ste 390 Toluca Lake, CA 91602 (818) 955-9500

Connecticut Hunter & Jumper Association 88 Briarwood Ave Springfield, MA 01118 (860) 841-8556

United States P.R.E. Association 5440 E Farr Rd Fruitport, MI 49415 (231) 865-6000

Central Ohio Saddle Club Association 1340 Lake O’Pines St NE Hartville, OH 44632 (330) 877-1444 INFO@COSCAONLINE.COM

Dallas Dressage Club 4230 Val Rose Ln Royse City, TX 75189 (214) 850-1087

United States Lipizzan Registry 8480 O’Hare Rd Las Vegas, NV 89143 503-589-3172

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Dressage Association of Southern California PO Box 1160 Moorpark, CA 93020 (805) 500-3272 English Circuit of South Jersey 149 Landing Rd Clermont, NJ 08210 (609) 624-3054 Equestrian Trails PO Box 1437 Bellevue, WA 98009 (818) 698-6200 Georgia Hunter Jumper Association PO Box 28228 Atlanta, GA 30358 (770) 888-0702 Grass Ridge Equestrian Foundation PO Box 141 Sonoita, AZ 85637 (520) 455-5093 Greater Houston Hunter Jumper Association 21725 A Hufsmith Kohrville Rd Tomball, TX 77375 (409) 893-1815 Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association 1337 Hymettus Ave Leucadia, CA 92024 (760) 522-4594 Hawaii Horse Shows Association PO Box 638 Waialua, HI 96791 (808) 722-6617 Houston Dressage Society 13035 Dogwood Blossom Tr Houston, TX 77065 (832) 722-6121 Hunter Jumper Exhibitors of Oklahoma 7370 S 26th W Ave Tulsa, OK 74132 (918) 636-1600 Indiana Hunter Jumper Association 222 North New Jersey St Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 972-9367 Inter-County Horsemen’s Association 891 Albright-Mckay Rd NE Brookfield, OH 44403 (330) 448-0116 Interior Horse Council PO Box 85063 Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 488-2459 Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association 268 Darenia Ln Lexington, KY 40511 330 518 9001 Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association 480 W Riverside Dr, Ste 1 Burbank, CA 91506 (818) 840-9337 Maine Horse Association 41 Gore Rd Raymond, ME 04071 (207) 272-0082

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USEFaffiliatedassociations Maryland Horse Shows Association PO Box 828 Hampstead, MD 21074 (410) 259-2575

Northern Illinois Hunter & Jumper Association 1510 W. Northwest Hwy Palatine, IL 60067 (847) 812-9698;

Massachusetts Horsemen’s Council 97 Walnut St Douglas, MA 01516 (508) 476-3895

Orange County Horse Show Association PO Box 80805 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-0805 (949) 459-9611

Maui Horse Show Association PO Box 1822 Makawao, HI 96768 (808) 572-0028

Oregon Dressage Society 880 NE 25th Ave, Ste 2-173 Hillsboro, OR 97124 (503) 681-2337

Minnesota Hunter & Jumper Association 17631 82nd Way N Maple Grove, MN 55311 (763) 494-8458 Mississippi Hunter Jumper Association PO Box 13904 Jackson, MS 39236-3904 (601) 927-4503 Missoula Horsemen’s Council PO Box 3841 Missoula, MT 59806-3841 (406) 543-7433 Missouri Horse Shows Association 612 Roundstone Dr Weldon Spring, MO 63304 (636) 441-9812 Montana Hunter-Jumper Association PO Box 502 Belgrade, MT 59714 (406) 285-6949 New England Dressage Association 64 Pearl St Charleston, MA 02129 (617) 337-5914

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Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association PO Box 5570 Glendale, CA 91221-5570 (818) 842-8194 Pennsylvania Horse Show Association 1892 Little Rd Perkiomenville, PA 18074 (610) 754-9110 Rhode Island Horseman’s Association 230 Walden Way Wakefield, RI 02879 (401) 783-8529 River Region Dressage & Combined Training Association 3366 Cloverdale Rd Montgomery, AL 36106 Rocky Mountain Dressage Society 2942 Park Lake Dr. Boulder, CO 80301 (720) 890-7825 Rocky Mountain Horse Show Association 560 West St Louisville, CO 80027 (303) 665-3307

New England Horsemen’s Council PO Box 70 Sandown, NH 03873 (603) 887-6342

San Fernando Hunter Jumper Association 5089 Flagstone Ln Simi Valley, CA 93063 (805) 577-6255

New Hampshire Horse & Trail Association PO Box 160 Deerfield, NH 03037 (603) 463-7924

Shelby Farms Equestrian Alliance PO Box 423 Collierville, TN 38027 (662) 851-7122

New Mexico Hunter Jumper Association PO Box 10357 Albuquerque, NM 87184 (505) 344-6914

South Florida Hunter & Jumper Association 777 East Atlantic Avenue, Ste. C2-314 Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 274-6227

Norcal Hunter Jumper Association PO Box 77050 San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 896-6202

Southern Kentucky Team Penning Association PO Box 50549 Bowling Green, KY 42102 (270) 792-3193

North Florida Hunter Jumper Association PO Box 24031 Jacksonville, FL 32241-4031 (904) 993-2053;

Southern Nevada Hunter Jumper Association 8680 Rosey Ct Las Vegas, NV 89149 (702) 281-3492

Northeastern Pennsylvania Horsemen’s Association PO Box 603 Waverly, PA 18471 (570) 675-4182

Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper 2287 West Riverside Dr Salem, VA 24153 (540) 389-3005

USEFaffiliatedassociations Tambourine Vaulters 1 Liberty Rd Petaluma, CA 94952-8108 (707) 665-9281 Texas Hunter & Jumper Association 2805 Native Oak Dr Flower Mound, TX 75022 (972) 691-3915 Utah Hunter & Jumper Association 1458 Clayton St Salt Lake City, UT 84104 (801) 972-2667

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Vermont Hunter Jumper Association 566 Irish Hill Rd Shelburne, VT 05482 (802) 238-0409 Virginia Horse Shows Association 32 Ashby St #204 Warrenton, VA 20186 (540) 349-0910 Virginia Pony Breeders Association 1612 Shallowell Rd Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103 (540) 338-3528 Washington Hunter Jumper Foundation 18804 NE 106th St Redmond, WA 98052 (206) 669-3440

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Washington State Horsemen PO Box 152 Goldendale, WA 98620 509-773-3047 Washington State Hunter Jumper Association PO Box 2766 Redmond, WA 98073 (206) 778-1901 West Tennessee Hunter Jumper Association PO Box 382988 Germantown, TN 38138-2988 (901) 626-3515 Wisconsin Hunter & Jumper Association 2630 Bartlett Dr Brookfield, WI 53045 (262) 821-5001 Woodside Vaulters 3375 Tripp Rd PO Box 620862 Woodside, CA 94062 (650) 327-3739 Educational Associations American National Riding Commission 705 Longfellow Drive NE Leesburg, VA 20176 (703) 669-2920 American Riding Instructors Association 28801 Trenton Ct Bonita Springs, FL 34134-3337 (239) 948-3232 Certified Horsemanship Association 4037 Ironworks Pkwy #180 Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 257-3399

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The Equus Foundation 168 Long Lots Rd Westport, CT 06880 203-259-1550

USEFaffiliatedassociations Equestrians’ Institute PO Box 1620 Duvall, WA 98019 (425) 503-1494

Associated Youth Organizations United States Pony Clubs 4041 Iron Works Pkwy Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 254-7669

Intercollegiate Dressage Association 52 Broad St Rehoboth, MA 02769 (508) 252-4940 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association 569 Fairfield Beach Rd Fairfield, CT 06824 (315) 436-1933 Intercollegiate Saddle Seat Riding Association PO Box 748 Versailles, KY 40383 (859) 519-0949 Interscholastic Equestrian Association 2721 Scarborough Rd Cleveland Heights, OH 44106 (877) RIDE-IEA Johnson & Wales University 29 Francis St Rehoboth, MA 02769 (508) 252-5700 Saddleseat & Western School League of Greater Los Angeles PO Box 1105 Pasadena, CA 91102-1105 (213) 973-7975

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