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Novalis, by Jus De Pomme and out of a G Ramiro Z daughter, is one of the champion Stallions available through the SHN Payback program at half price.
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Sport Horse Nationals Payback Program Offers 350 Champion Stallions with Fees at Half Price

The SHN Payback program offers 350 champion stallions at half price, and awards cash prizes for Sport Horses.

The SHN Payback program is in full swing for its third year, offering donated stallion services at half price to raise money for Sport Horse prize money. Every stallion in the program is a champion, or the sire of champions, thereby providing mare owners a one-stop source for the best stallions available, and at half their normal stud fees. Stallions are of all breeds, including Holsteiner, Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Dutch Warmblood, Trakehner, Bavarian Warmblood, Selle Francais, Westfalen, Belgium Warmblood, Thoroughbred, Welsh, Arabian, Morab, Morgan, Australian Sport Pony, Caspian Pony, Andalusian, Friesian, Appaloosa, Quarter Horse, National Show Horse, Shagya, Anglo Arabian, Saddlebred, Paint, Pinto, Dutch Harness Horse and Hackney.

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Wimpys Little Step.
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Wimpys Little Step Becomes National Reining Horse Association's Youngest Two Million Sire*

Wimpys Little Step made history at this year’s Carolina Classic Derby, held May 13-16, in Williamston, NC, when his offspring surpassed two million dollars in National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) earnings. The flashy palomino sire joins eight of NRHA’s leading stallions as a Two Million Dollar Sire*. To achieve this elite status is no easy feat, yet Wimpys’ offspring went above and beyond expectations when they earned enough to make him the youngest Two Million Dollar Sire* in NRHA history—by a margin of five years.

The 11-year-old stallion by Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step has an impressive show record himself, winning the 2002 NRHA Futurity and earning over $185,000 in just three NRHA competitions with NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida. With only three foal crops in NRHA competition, he’s already proven his ability to pass his talent on to future generations.

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BW-Callista received the North American Breeders Futurity Four-Year-Old.
Photo by Bill Alphin

Dressage at Devon Welcomes the World Breed Federation for Sport Horses Annual Convention to 2010 Show

Dressage at Devon is pleased to announce that the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) has chosen the show for its 2010 Symposium and General Assembly. WBFSH delegates and its famed international membership comprised of the world's top breeders will attend Dressage at Devon for the foal and young horse breed classes, as well as the FEI young horse competitions.

"The DAD breed division showcases a wide range of popular sport horse bloodlines and quality horses," said Lori Kaminski, president and CEO of Dressage at Devon. "This is a fantastic opportunity for members of the international breeding community to see North America's best breeding stock." The Dressage at Devon breed division has been recognized worldwide for its size and prestige, and is considered an ideal venue for the annual WBFSH convention.

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BW-Callista received the North American Breeders Futurity Four-Year-Old title.
Photo by Bill Alphin

Oldenburg Gelding Captures Dual Win as He Aims for Young Horse Championships

It was dual wins for the promising young Oldenburg gelding, Sakrementer, at the recent CDCTA Summer Dressage show at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA. Sakrementer was ridden by Rick Rockefeller-Silvia, of Dream Street Stallions, and is owned by Deborah and Rex Howe of HRH Holdings.

Sakrementer’s success includes placing first in the Materiale Class with a score of 84.7% and winning the FEI Four-Year-Old. “Sakrementer earned an 8.17% in the FEI Four-Year-Olds, which places him second nationally,” Rockefeller–Silvia said.

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Mikala Gundersen and Leonberg.
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Horses Unlimited's Leonberg Earns Trip to Europe with Third CDI Win

Victories continue to accumulate for Horses Unlimited's Leonberg and his Danish rider Mikala Munter Gundersen. The latest victory was a 70.79% in the Kentucky Cup Grand Prix Special over a field that included World Cup Finalists, European medalists, Olympians and Pan American Games medalists. The Kentucky Cup was the test event for the dressage world championships at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games that will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park September 25 to October 10, 2010. This was the third CDI blue ribbon this season for the pair. They also won both the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W in March. These successes have ensured that the duo will compete at shows in Europe this summer, including the Danish National Championships.

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Rick Ford to Manage the Southwest Reining Horse Association Online Stallion Auction

Cinder Lakes Ranch and Reproduction Center Manager Rick Ford will head up the 2010-2011 Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Online Stallion Auction.

Implemented in 2006, the Online Stallion Auction is one of the most successful in the reining industry and has helped the Futurity become the eighth largest added-money reining event, according to Quarter Horse News.

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Mikala Gundersen and Leonberg.
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Dancing with the Stars: Welsh Cob Stallion Waltzes to Championship

Welsh Cob stallion North Forks Cardi and rider/trainer/co-owner Jessica Wisdom broke a barrier, a glass ceiling if you will, for Welsh Cobs and large ponies. They won their FEI Intermediaire I Musical Freestyle class at a Concours Dressage Internationale (CDI) at Rancho Murieta, CA, with an impressive 68.5%. The CDI included four Olympic-qualified judges and one International judge. This is the third Concours Dressage Internationale Team Cardi has entered, and the highest score they've yet achieved at a CDI. This win culminated two weeks of competition in California.

At just 14.3 hands, Cardi is proving that size doesn't matter. And that the little guy can end up on top. Congratulations to Cardi and owners Cindy Miller and Jessica Wisdom of Winterlake Welsh Cob Farm, Pleasant Hill, OR. For more stories about the adventures of “Team Cardi,” visit www.winterlake.com.

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Don't Miss Out on Your Chance to Promote Your Equine Event - for FREE

Do you have an event you want to promote? Do you know of an exciting equine event—whether it be a training seminar or clinic, a horse health care seminar, a continuing education event for equine professionals, an expo, a trail ride, a charity event/fundraiser or an equine social event? If so, fill out our online form to add your event to the ClubEquestrian.com Calendar, one of the most comprehensive equestrian event calendars available online.


List Your Equine Business/Organization in the ClubEquestrian.com Online Directory for FREE

The United States Equestrian Federation would like to invite you to list your equine business in its online Professional Directory on ClubEquestrian.com. The listing is FREE. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your name out there to those who may need your products or services. To make sure your business is listed, visit www.clubequestrian.com/directory/addentry.aspx.


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Renew for 2010

The new USEF Competition year began on December 1, 2009. You can still renew your membership. It is so easy when you log into your MY USEF Account and click on "2010 USEF Membership Application" under 2010 Competition Year. For your convenience and the best membership deal, you can opt for a three-year membership for $150.

The annual USEF Competing Equestrian membership costs only $55. As a competing member, you are eligible to participate at all USEF Licensed Competitions, receive "equestrian" magazine at no additional charge, a million-dollar personal excess liability policy for horse-related accidents that cause bodily injury or property damage to third parties, and the added benefits of USEF MemberPerks—a members-only discount program with unbeatable deals from companies like John Deere, Hertz, Sherwin Williams, USRider, FarmVet, LifeLock, Moxie and others.

Not participating in USEF Licensed Competitions but still want to be a member? There are member categories for you. With the USEF Equestrian membership, at $35, you receive automatic insurance along with the MemberPerks. If you are a college student who is busy studying and not competing, you can join as a USEF Collegiate member for $25. This is another non-competing membership that will give you the benefits of MemberPerks plus four issues of "equestrian" magazine to keep you well informed of equestrian sports. And Club Equestrian, which is only $15, gives you access to the MemberPerks program.

USEF is pleased to announce that we can offer you the ability to pay for your membership renewal with a credit or debit card or by utilizing our newest electronic check payment method. We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and electronic check.

If you have questions, call the USEF Customer Care Center and a personal agent will assist you. You may call (859) 258-2472, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm [ET].



Official Insurance Provider to United States Equestrian Federation Members: $1 million in excess liability insurance free with your USEF Junior, Senior, Platinum or Life membership

When you think of horses and insurance, you probably think of hurdles. At Equisure, we pride ourselves on giving you a smooth ride.

Because we employ insurance people who are horse owners, competitors and equestrian participants, we really know the industry inside and out. Our personal involvement means our insurance solutions are up-to-date and will work for you. The unexpected in the horse world can be costly, but we have put together affordable coverage for your peace of mind. Equisure has more than 11 years of experience in the insurance field, and we are proud to be the "Official Insurance Provider to United States Equestrian Federation Members" and its affiliates.

As a member of USEF, you are entitled to $1-million in personal excess liability insurance for horse-related accidents that cause riding injury or property damage to third parties. In addition, you are entitled to personal accident insurance that insures you for death or permanent disability resulting from horse-related accidents. The benefit amount is determined by where the accident occurred and the result, with a maximum benefit of $35,000. For more information, contact Equisure at (800) 752-2472, or visit their website at www.equisure-inc.com.


The Performance Horse Registry (PHR) offers horse owners and breeders the opportunity to obtain identification papers for their horses, record pedigrees and collect performance records—all in one setting. Not only does this provide a place to track success, it also provides an avenue to explore the importance of making breeding decisions. Since the PHR is part of the United States Equestrian Federation, your horses’ records will be part of one of the largest equine databases in the world.


The United States Equestrian Federation®, Inc. (USEF), as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 20 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.


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