US Equestrian and United States Dressage Federation Publish 2019 Dressage Tests
Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) announced that the co-branded 2019 USEF/United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Dressage Tests are now available and published online through USDF.
Effective December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2022, the 2019 USEF/USDF Dressage Tests are newly co-branded with the USDF as the two organizations work together to continue to proliferate and promote the sport of dressage in the United States. The 2019 USEF/USDF Dressage Tests continue to serve as a measure of the horse and rider’s schooling and training, while each level builds upon the preceding level’s principles.
USDF’s “On the Levels” will continue to provide examples of the new Introductory through Fourth Level dressage tests. “On the Levels” features engaging videos to help athletes understand the requirements for tests within each level, with commentary from top U.S. trainers and judges and segments geared toward improving difficult movements at each level. Keep an eye out for the launch of this product in the coming months.
Additional test products will include a new test app containing both the USEF and USDF tests and, once produced, a test booklet, which can be purchased through the USDF online store at store.usdf.org.
Click here to view the 2019 USEF/USDF Dressage Tests. For information on licensing the new tests, contact USDF at [email protected]. For questions or additional information, contact Hannah Niebielski, Director of Dressage National Programs, at [email protected].
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of the legendary stallion Makuba at the ripe old age of 28 years.
Our condolences go to breeder and owner Klaus Biesenthal who brought Makuba to the United States from his parents’ farm in Germany. The two have been inseparable ever since.
In addition to having sired hundreds of spectacular foals, Makuba himself excelled in the two Olympic disciplines of Dressage and Driving. Within 3 years he advanced successfully in Dressage from Training to Intermediate I levels under two young riders. His driving skills led him to the US Driving Championships.
Among his offspring are such successful sons as Markus who became US Single Driving Champion and participated as a US Team member in the Driving World Championships in France .
Makuba’s son Magnum has taken his place both in the Dressage arena and in the breeding shed, with several promising youngsters on the ground already.
We feel privileged of having had Makuba as our First Foundation Sire and are looking forward to following his young son Magnum on his way to success both in the breeding shed and in the show ring.
We want to alert you to the fact that more often than not the new owner of a sportpony does NOT transfer ownership into his/her name. Months or even years later, when these owners want to compete with their ponies they find out that the only way they can enter a show with their pony if the registration papers are issued in their name.
To remedy this situation, we recommend that the seller of the pony INSTEAD of the buyer submit the ORIGINAL Certificate of Registration to the NASPR office. By doing this, all parties concerned will avoid major chaos later on.
For further information please contact us. We are eager to help.
In 2018, the Registry will again recognize the Champion and the Reserve Champion of the various levels of the Open Division from Training through Grand Prix. In addition, up to five placings will be recognized in all optional categories. To be eligible for participation in the USDF All-Breeds Awards Program, ponies must be registered with the NASPR, shown as NASPR ponies, and their owners must be current NASPR members in good standing. Please refer to the USDF website for the rules and the details.
Important note: Please make sure that your sportpony is NASPR registered and entered in the USDF All-Breeds Awards program 2018 as a NASPR sportpony and shown as such. And please check if your NASPR membership is current. Because only then will you and your sportpony be eligible for the awards!
Congratulations to the Winners of the NASPR Awards!
(The reason why you may not find your sportpony in these rankings may either be that you did not submit any scores at all or not in sufficient number.
Have another try in 2018!)
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