Articles: Press Release
Stellar European Weekend for US Dressage Riders
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2007
Lexington, KY - Riding the wave of the US show jumpers success last weekend on the European continent, some up and coming dressage riders stepped up onto the world stage very impressively at the CDI**** Balve June 7-10 in Germany.
Casey Dornan and 8-year-old Le Carmeur made their international debut a valiant one, finishing runner-up in the Prix St. George. The pair scored 70.5% in the class, their first on international soil. They were also runners-up in the Intermediaire I test, breaking the 70% barrier again.
In the Grand Prix at Balve, Heather Blitz and Otto put in one of their best performances to date, picking up a fourth place finish in the Grand Prix Special. An inexperienced horse, 11-year-old Otto showed a drastic increase in maturity from the previous season.
As the National Governing Body (NGB) of Equestrian Sport, the United
States Equestrian Federation(r), Inc. (USEF) is the regulatory body for
28 breeds and disciplines, including our country's international teams
competing in the disciplines of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing,
para-equestrian, reining, show jumping and vaulting. With over 87,000
members, it is the country's largest multi-breed organization and
annually license more than 2,800 competitions nationwide. The USEF
governs all aspects of competition, including education and licensing of
all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate shows.
Vision Statement: The vision of United States Equestrian Federation(r)
is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of
America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grassroots to the
Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the
welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best
national equestrian federation in the world.