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Brooke USA Board Member Katherine Bellissimo, Manhattan Saddlery General Manager Jessie Lochrie, Hall of Fame jockey and Brooke USA Ambassador Ramón A. Domínguez Credits: Brooke USA
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Manhattan Saddlery Hosts Brooke USA Fundraiser

On Sept. 19, Manhattan Saddlery, New York City’s only and most historic tack shop, opened their doors to host a fundraiser for the renowned equine welfare charity, Brooke USA. The occasion not only raised awareness for Brooke USA and their global work, but also aided in raising additional funding for the countless equines that are desperate for help after the multiple catastrophic hurricanes.

One of the many guests included Brooke USA’s newest ambassador, Hall of Fame jockey, Ramón A. Domínguez, who was the celebrity bartender for the night.

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Tax-deductible donations can be made at www.BrookeUSA.org/disaster for equine victims. 100% of the donations will go to assist the animals.

For more information, please contact Brooke USA, 859-296-0037 or Info@BrookeUSA.org.

United States Dressage Federation Honors Local Groups

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced the winners of the 2017 GMO Awards, which will be presented during the Board of Governors General Assembly at the 2017 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention, in Lexington, Ky.

These awards are given annually to recognize outstanding achievement within USDF’s GMO community. Recognition is given in the following categories: GMO amateur photograph, website user experience, newsletter first person experience and general interest articles, and creative GMO-sponsored program. USDF also recognizes outstanding volunteers at the regional level along with the recipient of the Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund grant.

This year’s winners are:

GMO Newsletter Awards: 
First Person Experience Article:

GMOs with less than 75 members: Honorable Mention: Long Island Dressage Association, The LIDA Extension, August/September 2017: Our Journey to Our USDF Gold Medal by Megan Zureck

General Interest/Informational Article:

GMOs with 75 to 174 members: Honorable Mention: Lehigh Valley Dressage Association, The LVDA CenterLine, December 2016: The Klimke-Hassler Dressage Training Symposium by Chris Dickenson

Regional GMO Volunteer of the Year:

Region 1: Terry Wetzel (Slatington, Pa., Lehigh Valley Dressage Association) 
Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund Grant 
Lucille Sullivan (Southold, N.Y.,  Long Island Dressage Association)

For more information see www.usdf.org, or contact the USDF Group Member Organization Committee liaison at gmoliaison@usdf.org.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information on USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, e-mail usdressage@usdf.org, or call 859-971-2277.

Economic Impact Study Results Coming Soon

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) expects to release its Economic Impact Study results in a month or so.

“We want to thank all of our study contributors for first and foremost their generosity to helping us complete this important project,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “As many will recall, the survey was disseminated in June 2017 with initial deadline of August 1, 2017. After several weeks of data collection, the deadline was extended to September 4, 2017. The decision to extend the delay has consequently shifted the overall delivery schedule of the final report.  To ensure as comprehensive and thorough study as possible, the team also collected tax returns, past economic studies and industry surveys, and other data sources.”

The AHCF is anticipating an initial release of key points from the data around the end of November or beginning of December. A formal “unveiling” to announce the final results will be held on Capitol Hill with members of the Horse Caucus, which will most likely take place in January due to the holiday congressional break. Several other venues are being considered across the U.S. to provide briefings.

New York and Pennsylvania are among 14 states that requested a state breakout report of which the reports for each respective state will be finalized by the end of January/beginning of February. Each will receive an advance preview and insights into the results for their state as well.

As with past studies, copies will be available for purchase on the AHC’s website in January 2018.

For more information contact the AHC at info@horsecouncil.org or 202-296-4031.

Mustang Makeover Schedules 2 Events For 2018

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Building upon the success of its 2016-2017 six city tour, Extreme Mustang Makeover (EMM) returns in 2018 and continues to deliver on its mission of finding homes for American mustangs.

The EMM program, created and produced by the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse & Burro Program, involves a 100-day competition that challenges trainers to gentle and saddle train wild mustangs to ready them for competition. Through a series of classes and a Top Ten finals competition, trainers display the mustangs’ skills and demeanor, followed by a bidding process where spectators can adopt or purchase one as their own.

“The Extreme Mustang Makeover events give the public a chance to witness the incredible transformation these horses have undergone taking them from wild to willing partners,” said Kali Sublett, MHF Executive Director. “Since we created the program in 2007, we’ve found homes for more than 9,400 mustangs — an achievement we’re extremely proud of. We look forward to seeing that number grow in 2018.”

In 2018, two EMM events are scheduled.

  • June 21-23: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Sept. 6-8: Fort Worth, Texas

After being selected to compete for the EMM Lexington, Ky. event, trainers are paired with an American mustang that has been virtually untouched by humans. With approximately three months to gentle and saddle train the mustang, trainers then compete in a series of classes to qualify for the top 10 freestyle performance to showcase their mustang’s talents — such as riding without a bridle and standing atop the saddle.

The EMM Fort Worth, Texas event in September will feature a Player’s Choice. Eligible adult trainers will be allowed to bid on the mustang of their choosing for use in competition from a selection of 250 mares and geldings and compete for their chance to win the top prize of $50,000.

Since establishing the Extreme Mustang Makeover in 2007, MHF has taken the event to 34 cities in 23 states, finding homes for more than 9,400 mustangs along the way. In 2016-17, 237 mustangs were placed into private care through the wild horse training event. The other 1,600 animals were placed through a non-competitive training program called the Trainer Incentive Program or TIP.

Currently, the BLM estimates nearly 70,000 wild horses roam on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 western states, mostly in Nevada, Wyoming and California. As their populations grow, events like the EMM encourage public education and adoption of these remarkable animals.

“Mustangs are beautiful, versatile, intelligent creatures,” Sublett said. “To see them firsthand is a truly incredible experience and one that we encourage everyone to take part in.”

Extreme Mustang Makeovers are made possible through a partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and the generosity of sponsors such as; Western Horseman, Resistol, RIDE TV, RAM Rodeo Series, Martin Saddlery & Classic Equine, NRS, A Cut Above Buckles, Best Ever Pads, Yeti, España Silk, Weisberg Family Foundation and Weisberg Stables.

For more information about the Extreme Mustang Makeover program or to become a trainer, adopter or sponsor of the event, visit www.extrememustangmakeover.com.

Duvander is Named Performance Director for Eventing

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) announced the appointment of Erik Duvander as the new Performance Director for Eventing, effective Oct. 16.

Duvander joins US Equestrian with over 30 years of strategic planning and program development at the high-performance level.

Duvander transitioned from a competitive rider into a coaching role after representing Sweden at the World Championship and Olympic level. Since his transition, Duvander has coached teams and individual athletes to World Championship and Olympic medals. He has worked with the Japanese, Swedish, and New Zealand Equestrian Teams, including leading the New Zealand team to a fourth-place finish at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and a team bronze medal at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Duvander will use the depth of his experience to lead the U.S. Eventing Team as they prepare for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 next year. 

“It is a great privilege and responsibility to be chosen as the U.S. Eventing Performance Director, a role that I believe holds the highest regard within our sport,” said Duvander. “Having spent the last six months in the United States, I have seen a lot of quality athletes and horses. I have met some truly dedicated horse owners. I also know that the US Equestrian has an excellent group of people, and most importantly, all are working towards a common goal. I am looking forward to working within this community and taking on the challenge of putting together the best prepared combinations for the WEG at Tryon in September 2018 and also with a longer view to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.”

During his time as a coach and team leader for the New Zealand team, Duvander was responsible for a successful development program that used a holistic approach to supporting and developing the next generation of high-performance eventing athletes.

“US Equestrian and our U.S. Eventing Team are gaining an experienced leader in Erik Duvander,” says US Equestrian President Murray Kessler. “His work with both teams and individual athletes is an important asset that will aid in the continued development of our event riders as they set their sights on the WEG and work towards their goals. We are excited for this sport and what is to come.”

Duvander was selected and recommended for commissioning through the US Equestrian Eventing Sport Committee’s (ESC) appointed search group. The search group included representatives from the ESC, the Eventing High-Performance Working Group (EHPWG), the United States Olympic Committee, two eventing athletes, USEF Director of Sport Will Connell, and USEF Managing Director of Eventing Joanie Morris.

The search group reviewed responses to a request for proposal and interviewed eligible candidates. Following an extensive search process, the search group made a recommendation to the Eventing Eligible Athletes Working Group, the EHPWG, and the ESC, where Duvander received unanimous recommendation. 

Bids Being Accepted For Dressage National Championships

Lexington, Ky. — US Equestrian is now accepting bids for the 2018 and 2019 Dressage National Championships. These championships include the USEF Grand Prix and Intermediaire I Dressage National Championships, USEF Brentina Cup Dressage National Championships Presented by Dressage Today, USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships, USEF Pony Rider and Children Dressage National Championships, Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse National Championships, and the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals.

US Equestrian must receive completed applications and any supporting material on or before Monday, Nov. 13 by 5 p.m. for bid consideration. Organizers may bid for individual years or both years.

Interested organizers should contact Hallye Griffin, Managing Director of Dressage at hgriffin@usef.org for bid applications or more information. 

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