USEF Names 2014 Eventing High Performance Summer/Fall Training Lists

Lexington, Ky. - The USEF Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the following High Performance Summer/Fall Training Lists for the 2014 season. The following riders will participate in Training Sessions with U.S. Eventing Team Coach David O'Connor. Training Session dates and locations will be announced at a later date.

To learn more about the Squad for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and alternates to the Squad click here.

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MDC Stirrups Joins LSE Team

MDC Logo RED with Ultimate RGBA huge thanks to Martin Cohen of MDC Stirrups joining Lynn Symansky Equestrian as a sponsor. Lynn first started using MDC after her leg injury when she could not flex her ankle and needed extra support. She tried several different brands but the MDCs were miraculous, and thanks to MDC's support she will only be using MDC Stirrups from now on.

"I first used MDC stirrups when I needed to get back to competition quickly after I injured my leg from a fall on cross country. I could not flex my ankle, had very little stability, and needed extra support to be able to balance. I tried several different brands, but the MDCs were miraculous. I could position the stirrup exactly where I needed it, the extra width of the stirrup bar gave me extra support, and the traction was perfect. I will be wearing MDC stirrups from now on, and could have possibly prevented my fall in the first place if I had been wearing them." - Lynn 

Lynn and Donner to Represent the US at the 2014 World Equestrian Games

USEF Names Squad for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

RELEASE: June 19, 2014
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department

Lexington, Ky.- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named six athlete-and-horse combinations to the Squad for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Additionally, eight athlete-and-horse combinations have been named as alternates. Preparation Events for squad members and alternates will be held for United States-based combinations at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. July 26-27 and for European-based combinations at Wilton in the United Kingdom, July 26-27.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been named to the Squad for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (in alphabetical order);

Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Carl and Cassandra Segal's Ballynoe Castle RM
Ballynoe Castle RM is a 2000 Irish Thoroughbred gelding.

Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and the Trading Aces LLC’s Trading Aces
Trading Aces is a 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding.

Sinead Halpin (Oldwick, NJ) and Manoir De Carneville Syndicate’s Manoir de Carneville
Manoir de Carneville is a 2000 Selle Francais gelding.

Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) will ride the Shamwari 4 Syndicate LLC’s Shamwari 4
Shamwari 4 is a 2002 Hanoverian gelding.

Kim Severson (Charlottesville, Va.) and her own Fernhill Fearless
Fernhill Fearless is a 2000 Irish Sport Horse gelding.

Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and her own Donner
Donner is a 2003 Thoroughbred gelding.

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The Chronicle of the Horse Blog: Sometimes Life Just Likes To Rain


Osborne 9 jumped well at Jersey Fresh and
wasin second in the CCI**. 
Photo by Lindsay Berreth

I went into the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day event feeling positive and excited. I had my lovely German horse Osborne 9 entered in his first CCI**, and it was my first competition of 2014 with my favorite off-the-track Thoroughbred Donner after taking some time with him earlier this year.

I backed off his workload when some fill showed up in a hind ankle early in the season, and decided to focus on improving his flatwork and get him stronger to ensure I had a serious possible contender for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games team.

Heading into Jersey he was feeling stronger and better than ever. He put in a good dressage test and jumped a beautiful clear show jump round in the CIC***, which put him in second. It was great having him back, and I was really looking forward to getting him out on cross-country, our favorite phase of the three together.

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