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USEF Announces Eventing Grants

September 30, 2014

Mon, 2014-07-21 10:16Authored By: USEF Press ReleaseUSEF Announces Eventing Grants for European Competition​Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Equestrian Team Foundation (USET) have announced the eventing competition grants for European competition in the fall of 2014. Jacqueline B. Mars Competition and Training GrantsThe USET Foundation is pleased to announce that the Jacqueline B. Mars Competition and Training Grants have been awarded to Lillian Heard and Kurt Martin; eventing riders who have been identified and recommended by the USEF Eventing Selectors, with impressive records and potential to represent the United States in future international competition. Heard (Hamilton, Va.) will compete her own 2002 Thoroughbred Cross gelding Share Option at the Les Etoiles De Pau CCI4*. Martin (Middleburg, VA) will compete his own 2006 Holsteiner mare at the Military Boekelo CCIO3*.The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org)...

Compliance with USEF

September 30, 2014

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:38Authored By: USEFNotice Regarding Compliance with USEF Equine Drugs and Medications Program Requirements for Use of Dexamethasone and MethocarbamolIn 2014 a new category of rules, GR 414 Prohibited Practices, was introduced to the USEF Rule Book with an effective date of December 1, 2013. Implementation of this rule affected changes to the administration of the following quantitatively restricted therapeutic medications in competition:* Dexamethasone (Azium®)*  - maximum 24 hour dose has been decreased from 20milligrams/1000lb horse to 10milligrams/1000lb horse and must be administered in accordance with GR414.* Ketoprofen (Ketofen®) - maximum 24 hour dose 1.0 gram/1000lb horse remains the same, however it must NOT be administered within 12 hours prior to competition.* Methocarbamol (Robaxin®) - maximum 24 hour dose 5.0 grams/1000lb horse remains the same, however must NOT be administered within 12 hours prior to competition. In the first half of 2014, to...

FEI Tribunal Issues

September 30, 2014

Wed, 2014-04-23 17:03Authored By: FEIFEI Tribunal Issues Partial Decision in Paget CaseThe FEI Tribunal has issued a partial decision in the Clifton Promise (Jonathan Paget) case. Clifton Promise tested positive to the banned substance reserpine at the Burghley CCI4* in September 2013.Paget, the Person Responsible (PR), accepted that the banned substance had been found in the horse and requested that the FEI Tribunal, prior to a full hearing, rule separately on the automatic disqualification from Burghley.The Tribunal has ruled that Clifton Promise and Paget are disqualified from their placing at Burghley and that all points and prize money won at the event by Clifton Promise must be forfeited.As a result of this decision, the Burghley placings, rider rankings and FEI Classics™ standings have been amended.The full hearing of the Clifton Promise case is scheduled for 3 June 2014, after which a final decision will be issued by the FEI Tribunal.The text of the partial decision is...

USDA Concerns

September 30, 2014

Tue, 2014-08-19 11:14Authored By: Edited Press ReleaseUSDA Does Not Recommend Cancelling Livestock and Equestrian Events Due to V.S. ConcernsVesicular Stomatitis is an infectious disease that appears every few years in the arid Southwestern states. Although Colorado has seen a fairly high number of cases this year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has stated that it is not necessary to cancel livestock and equestrian events, providing they follow key protocols recommended by the Colorado State Veterinarian: aggressive fly control, regular and prompt manure removal, physical inspections by qualified personnel of horses prior to unloading from trailers, and all horses must have health certificates issued between two and five days prior to arrival on the show grounds. Affected animals are only considered to be infectious if they have lesions present.Colorado State University produced a webinar featuring Dr. Paul Morley, Director of Infection Control at James L. Voss...

Cross-Country Safety Task Force

September 24, 2014

Mon, 2014-06-23 09:49Authored By: USEAUSEA Appoints Cross-Country Safety Task Force to Explore Course and Obstacle DesignLeesburg, VA - United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) President Diane Pitts has announced the formation of a new task force related to the safety of the horse and rider while on cross-country.  Its mission is to “explore cross-country obstacle construction and design safety.” In her announcement of the appointments to the task force, Ms. Pitts stated, “I believe all of us share in the belief that one of the USEA's primary concerns should always be the improvement of safety in our sport. In her announcement of the appointments to the task force, Ms. Pitts stated, “I believe all of us share in the belief that one of the USEA's primary concerns should always be the improvement of safety in our sport.  This Task Force will be looking at a lot of design questions. Our lives change daily because of improvements in technology. If there are design...