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Steinwedell Honored As 40-Year Member of the USETF Gold Medal Club

January 23, 2019

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Frances B. (Fran) Steinwedell, a devoted supporter of show jumping in the U.S. was honored for 40 years as a member of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation’s Gold Medal Club (GMC).

Steinwedell has owned several top Grand Prix horses, she has helped pave the road to success for talented riders such as her daughter Francie Steinwedell-Carvin and ...

Hunter Harrison Awarded Posthumous Richard E. McDevitt Award of Merit from US Equestrian

WELLINGTON, Fla. — The late Hunter Harrison, prominent owner of Double H Farm and driving force behind the corporate sponsorship of CN and CP in the horse show world, was awarded a Richard E. McDevitt Award of Merit at the Pegasus Awards Ceremony on Jan. 10 during the 2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Named for Richard E. McDevitt, AHSA President from 1975-1987, ...

Exceptional Rodeo & More Scenes From the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An exceptional rodeo, a pleasure draft show and speed horses had their turns at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show which concluded on Jan. 12.

The Exceptional Rodeo took place the afternoon before First Frontier Rodeo Circuit Finals on Jan. 10. Kids with physical or mental disabilities, plus their parents and grandparents were invited to get an up close at rodeo ...

Ready, Set, Pull! Powerful Horses Flex Their Muscles At The Farm Show

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pulling horses continued a long-time tradition at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.

The sport of horse pulling likely began in the early 1900s with farmers competing against other farmers to prove who had the strongest horse, according to Now, most competitors do it just for fun.

At the Farm Show the pullers came in various sizes from miniature ...

Draft Horses And Mounted Police Kick Off PA Farm Show Equine Events

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Farm Show is underway with horses showcasing their many roles in agriculture in the Keystone State in competition and demonstrations.

Huston’s Belle exhibited by Joseph Mark Ryburn of Ryburn Homestead, Washington, Washington County, was named the Supreme Champion Draft Horse on Jan. 4.

Huston’s Belle won the Mare 5 Years and Older class ...

Jewish Riders Encouraged To Apply for the 2019 Pan American Maccabi Games

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Maccabi USA is seeking qualified Jewish riders to represent the United States in the Equestrian Show Jumping competition at the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City, Mexico, July 5-15, 2019.

The Pan American Maccabi Games are a high-level athletic competition for Jewish athletes all over the world aimed at connecting Jews from the Diaspora. They are hosted ...

Bloomberg Sets Sights On Jumping World Cup Final In 2019

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Top show jumper Georgina Bloomberg of New York City is aiming for the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden in April.

After top placings with Chameur 137 in fall World Cup qualifying classes, she’s ranked sixth in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Standings - North American Eastern Sub-league.

She has been rebuilding her string of ...

Jan. 1 Deadline To Comply With New Safe Sport Rule Is On The Horizon

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Time is running out to comply with US Equestrian’s new safe sport requirements.

On Aug. 27 the US Equestrian Board of Directors approved a rule change requiring that effective Jan. 1, 2019, all US Equestrian (USEF) adult members with a Competing Membership must complete USEF’s Safe Sport Training to be eligible to participate in USEF activities.

Members ...

Holzer Named To U.S. Dressage Pre-Elite List

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ashley Holzer, of New York, N.Y. and Havanna 145, an 11-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Diane Fellows, were named to the US Equestrian’s dressage pre-elite list.

Holzer, 55, and Havanna are currently ranked 56th on the FEI World list.

Holzer is a three-time Olympian but rode for Canada until becoming a U.S. citizen. She was born in Canada and represented the ...

New Jersey, Pennsy Equestrians Invited to Gold Star Clinic In Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents were chosen to participate in the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association’s Gold Star Clinic-East Coast.

They are among only 21 riders who were invited to learn from lead clinician Richard Spooner. The four-day intensive clinic will take place Dec. 26-30 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach Fla.

Sheila ...


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