Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Eventing: USEA Video: Daniel Stewart Discusses Sports Psychology and Biomechanics

The USEA's Josh Walker videotaped International Equestrian Sports Psychologist and Biomechanics Consultant, Daniel Stewart as he looks at Equestrian Sport Psychology.

Eventing: USEA: New Mims Frangible Technology Video

The USEA's Josh Walker videotaped Swedish mechanical engineer Mats Björnentun as he discussed his innovative frangible fence technology at the USEA 2010 Annual Meeting and Convention.  He explained the engineering behind his newly designed MIM Pin, also known as the NewEra System Clip. For more information on the clip visit the MIM website at:

FEI: Television Schedule for January

Live broadcasts
22 January    Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage Amsterdam
30 January    Rolex FEI World CupTM Jumping    Zurich

Reining: FEI Reining Technical Committee Meeting Announced

FEI Reining Technical Committee meeting, 17-18 January, Amsterdam (NED) Recently elected FEI Reining Technical Committee Chair Robert Norman Thompson (CAN) will announce the new Deputy Chair and welcome members Anat Kirshner (ISR), Bill Brewer (USA), Johannes Orgeldinger (GER) and Jan Boogaerts (BEL).

FEI: Veterinary: Prohibited Substance Detection

Meeting with British Horse Racing, Horse-racing Forensic Laboratories and Kentucky Racing Commission, London (GBR),15 December FEI Veterinary Director Graeme Cooke met the racing-related bodies to share intelligence on prohibited substances detections over the last quarter and to discuss future collaborative working.

FEI: Veterinary Director and UK Discuss EU Biosecurity

Meeting with UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), London (GBR), 15 December FEI Veterinary Director Graeme Cooke met with representatives from the UK government department to discuss transport biosecurity in the European Union and trade strategy biosecurity and transport in a global context.

FEI: HRH Princess Haya becomes patron of FEGENTRI

FEI President HRH Princess Haya recently became patron of the organisation FEGENTRI (International Federation of Gentlemen and Lady Riders). FEGENTRI was founded in 1955 by France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland to promote international horse races for amateur riders. It now counts 24 member countries and organises two world championships – one for men, another for women – comprising some 60 races worldwide. Amateur riders competing in FEGENTRI world championship races come from varied backgrounds and all have full-time professions. Each FEGENTRI country member has its own active association, which is responsible for promoting and coordinating races and safeguarding the interests of its amateur riders at home and abroad.

Jumping: Wellington: 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Offers Over $6 Million in Total Prize Money and Adds Eight FEI ROLEX Ranking Point Classes

Wellington, FL - December 22, 2010 - The 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) will run for 12 weeks from January 12 to April 3, and this year's competition will offer more opportunities for show jumpers to accumulate FEI ROLEX ranking points than ever before. For riders to start their year off

Dressage: World Cup: Meagan Davis Rides to Historic Finish at the 2010 FEI World Cup Dressage Final for Young Riders By Leah Oliveto

Meagan Davis and Bentley (Photo by Bill Davis)
USEF Press Release
December 22, 2010

Lexington, KY - At the FEI World Cup Dressage Final for Young Riders, Meagan Davis and Bentley proved their mettle against 14 of the best Young Riders in the world and became the first U.S. pair to qualify for the Freestyle A-final.

Dressage: World Cup: USEF Announces Two West Coast FEI World Cup Dressage Qualifying Competitions for 2011 By Leah Oliveto

December 22, 2010
Lexington, KY

The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to introduce two new FEI World Cup Dressage qualifying competitions (CDI-Ws) to the 2011 calendar:

The Dressage Affaire CDI-W/Y/J will be held March 10-13 in Del Mar, CA. For complete information please visit

Festival of the Horse CDI-W/Y/J will be held March 31-April 3 in Burbank, CA. For complete information please visit

Under the North American League World Cup rules, riders are required to have two starts in a CDI-W to qualify for the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals. The top two percentages from the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle will be averaged to calculate the rider's final score. The two highest ranked horse/rider combinations from the North American League will be invited to attend the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals, April 27-May 1, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany.