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USEF Names Phase I Short List Show Jumping Athletes for 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

December 26, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Lexington, Ky. -The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named four show jumping athletes to Phase I of the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. In accordance with the Selection Procedures for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Show Jumping Team, the four highest ranked athletes on the December 6, 2013 Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Average Ranking List have been named to the Short List.

Photo Credit - Sophie Durieux

Photo Credit – Sophie Durieux

The following four riders have been named to the Short List (in alphabetical order):

 

Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.)

Reed Kessler (Lexington, Ky)

Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.)

McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.)

 

Click here to see the December 6, 2013 Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Average Ranking List.

 

The remaining six athletes will be named to the Short List no later than April 28, 2013.

 

Click here to see the Selection Procedures for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Show Jumping Team.

 

The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation® is to provide leadership

for equestrian sport in the United States of America by 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 human and equine athletes.

Five equestrian heroes receive honours at FEI Awards Gala 2013 presented by Longines; Kessler wins Longines Rising Star Award

November 08, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Montreux, Switzerland– HRH Princess Haya, President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) led the applause tonight as the five winners of the FEI Awards 2013 went on stage in Montreux, Switzerland to receive their honours.

Winners of the FEI Awards 2013 (FEI/Edouard Curchod)

Winners of the FEI Awards 2013 (FEI/Edouard Curchod)

Master of Ceremonies Jonathan Edwards, Olympic gold medallist in Triple Jump and the current world record holder, described the accomplishments of the recipients of the FEI Awards to more than three hundred guests, including representatives of the 132 Member Federations of the FEI – the world governing body of horse sport – journalists, VIPs, friends of the winners and FEI staff.

 

The winners of the FEI Awards 2013 are:

Longines Rising Star Award

Reed Kessler (USA)

Reem Acra Best Athlete Award

Charlotte Dujardin (GBR)

Best Groom Award

Carmen Thiemann (GER)

Development Award

National Army Riding School “Grito de Asencio” (URU)

Against All Odds

Joann Formosa (AUS)

Longines Rising Star Award

Reed Kessler (USA)

The years 2012 and 2013 will certainly remain engraved on Reed Kessler’s memory. In her first year of eligibility in the senior Jumping ranks, she shared the 2012 USEF National Jumping title with the legendary Olympian Margie Engle. A few months later, shortly after her 18th birthday, Reed headed to London as the youngest equestrian athlete to compete at the Olympic Games.

 

Early 2013 saw Reed achieve top results over twelve weeks of competition at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, USA, where she rode a double clear on her Olympic mount Cylana at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping and contributed to Team USA’s victory. She also competed at the FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Gothenburg, Sweden and finished in 10th position. At Spruce Meadows, Canada, she again represented the USA in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping then claimed her biggest victory to date in the ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

 

 

The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation® is to provide leadership

for equestrian sport in the United States of America by 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 human and equine athletes.

Kitty Clay Teams Up with Sintessi to Benefit JustWorld International

September 05, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Interiors shop and world-renowned jeweler host 2-day event in Southampton Village

Southampton, NY – August 26, 2013 – Two designers from two different worlds recently teamed up to give back.  Kitty Clay, owner of the new eponymous interiors boutique in Southampton welcomed jewelry designer Michel Piranesi of Sintessi on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23 for two “Meet the Designer” events to benefit JustWorld International.

Hosted by JustWorld Ambassadors Reed Kessler, Nic Roldan, Candice King and Brandon Phillips, guests sipped on rosé and nibbled on light bites as they perused Kitty’s eclectic mix of home goods, sourced from artisans around the world.  Others tried on timeless pieces from Sintessi’s refined jewelry collection, which sparkled from a table in the middle of the room. Leesa Rowland, Alex Cecil, Annie Falk, Shamin Abas and R. Couri Hay were just a few of the notables on hand.

10% of sales from across the two days will benefit JustWorld International, who works through the international equestrian community and its extensive networks to fund and sustain programs that provide basic education, nutrition, health, hygiene and vocational programs for children in impoverished communities throughout the globe.

Nic Roldan

Photo of Nic Roldan sporting his jersey in support of Just World before he takes the field

“I spend several months out of the year traveling to different parts of the world, sourcing and handpicking new items for the shop,” said Clay.  “I’ve seen the plight firsthand that some children have to experience in impoverished communities, so this is a cause that’s very close to my heart.”

“I jumped at the opportunity to help,” added Piranesi.  “We are so privileged to be surrounded every day by such fine things.  Giving back is what it’s all about.”

About Kitty Clay

Designer Kitty Clay shares her personal picks from the international world of décor in her chic, new eponymous boutique in Southampton Village at 27 West Main Street.  Her first signature retail space, the shop focuses on antiques, hand-made furniture, artist small renditions and sustainable goods where possible.  For more information, head to www.KittyClay.com or phone 631.488.4411.

About Sintessi

Michel Piranesi has been creating extraordinary jewelry all his life. From custom engagement rings to bespoke special pieces to refined jewelry collection, Sintessi’s jewelry is both elegant and classic. Michele’s eye for timeless beauty and his extensive resources for high quality gems manifest themselves in sophisticated jewelry, for a discriminating clientele. 

About JustWorld International

Founded in 2003 by Jessica Newman, JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization, which funds life-changing nutrition, health and hygiene, education, as well as leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras and Guatemala.  There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld’s projects have raised in excess of $6 million to date.  For more information on JustWorld, please visit www.justworldinternational.org.