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Updated: USEF Temporarily Suspends Maria Borell After Learning Of Active Animal Cruelty Warrant

Breeders’ Cup Sprint winning trainer Maria Borell, who in 2016 was implicated in a mass animal cruelty case, has been suspended from her membership at the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF).¬† Borell, who has an active warrant in Mercer County, Ky., for 43 counts of second degree animal cruelty, began competing this summer in hunter shows […]

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US Equestrian Federation Issues Warnings On Two Prohibited Substances

A plethora of competition horses have tested positive for synephrine, a banned substance found in the leaves of citrus trees. Used in herbal and nutritional supplements, the US Equestrian Federation has issued a warning regarding the use of the stimulant, which can cause vasoconstriction, increasing heart rate and aiding in weight loss. Synephrine is listed […]

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Thoroughbred Enthusiasts Honored At USEF Pegasus Awards

The United States Equestrian Federation Pegasus Awards honor some of the great men and women in equestrian sport. Presented during the USEF Annual Meeting, held in 2019 in West Palm Beach, FL, many equestrians and equine enthusiasts were honored for their hard work, including Isabela de Sousa and Steuart Pittman. Steuart Pittman, of Davidsonville, MD, […]

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New Equine Drug Testing Lab To Open In Kentucky

A new regulatory testing lab is slated to be opened in Lexington, KY, in a partnership between the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)and the University of Kentucky. President of the USEF Murray Kessler noted that the new lab will offer independence between the lab and the USEF regulatory process. The lab will be led by […]

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Former Pennsylvania Testing Director Out At USEF After Testing Issue

Less than two years after he started as Laboratory Director for the United States Equestrian Federation, a former official responsible for drug testing Pennsylvania Thoroughbreds is no longer employed by the Federation. Dr. Cornelius Uboh, former Bureau Director at the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory, took over the USEF Equine Research and Testing Laboratory […]

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Hurricane Harvey: USEF Raises Over $150,000 In Five Days

The USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund put out a call to the equestrian community on Monday to donate towards hurricane aid and relief for horses in the Houston, Tx., area and the response has been remarkable. Since that call to action, the fund has generated over $150,000 in donations thanks to the giving of concerned […]

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Hurricane Harvey: USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund Supports Houston Emergency Response Groups

Sweeping across the Gulf Coast of Texas as a Category 4 hurricane over the past weekend, Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic flooding has put the Houston and surrounding area equine community in a state of distress. Declared a major disaster and weather event, hundreds of horses and livestock have been affected. Banding together as a community, emergency […]

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Governing Body Of Horse Sport In US Approves Strict Horse Welfare Penalties

The US Equestrian Federation, the governing body of equestrian¬†sport in the United States, (USEF) Board of Directors unanimously approved recommended guidelines for the USEF horse welfare and safety penalties. These guidelines are not mandatory but rather meant to advise the USEF Hearing Committee in the types and ranges of penalties to render in horse welfare […]

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USEF Approves Fair Hill International As A Four-Star Location

On Monday, July 23, 2017, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors approved the recommendation to allocate the designation of an additional United States eventing CCI4* competition in 2019 to Fair Hill International. In January 2017, the Board of Directors narrowed the list of five applicants to two and following that decision spent several […]

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Equus Foundation To Hold Adoption Meet & Greet, Fundraiser At Fairfield Co Horse Show

The Equus Foundation has several activities planned to support equine adoption efforts at their upcoming Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show. The show, which runs from June 20th through 24th, features the $30,000 Equus Foundation Grand Prix. On Thursday, June 22th, the public is invited to the Fairfield County Hunt Club show grounds […]

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