2013 News

2014 High Point Season Starts with First Wellington Show

  The first of 4 USPRE High Point challenges was held last weekend at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. Ribbons were pinned in two divisions: Adult Amateur FEI and JR/YR. Janne Rumbough and Junior took the first division with a 62.967 in Grand Prix at the AA National Level. Junior Rider Kerrigan Gluch

Janne Rumbough Leads USEF Dressage Owners Ranking

Congratulations to USPRE Director Janne Rumbough for her first place ranking of the 2013 USEF Dressage Owners List. Janne, an Adult Amateur competitor, rides three of her four show horses herself–all offspring of her Qualified stallion Gaucho III. Most notably, she debuted Junior at the Grand Prix level this past year in Wellington, placing in

Rafael Soto’s Invasor Passed Away

The renowned PRE Grand Prix dressage stallion Invasor, which made Rafael Soto a legend in the dressage ring, has passed away at age 24 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The grey sire died while Soto was in London at the 2013 Olympia Horse Show performing a demo with the Real Escuela de Jerez. “I’m

President’s Year End Report 2013

The end of the year is just weeks away—a good time to reflect on 2013 and all that we’ve accomplished.  Another spectacular SICAB in Sevilla, Spain, has just ended, and USPRE would like to thank all of the American breeders and visitors who attended our reception, with special thanks to Jesus Jimenez and Ariel Martinez

2014 Florida High Point Series Shows

Due to the increase in number of Florida dressage shows next winter, the Dressage Committee has designated 4 shows for the USPRE Florida Series High Point Challenge in 2014. All contestants must be USPRE members, (rider or horse owner), riding a PRE horse. All shows are held at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.

Minutes from the Third and Final BEC Meeting of 2013

The BEC Committee met for the third and final time in 2013, on 2 November. Chairperson Betsy Ketcham opened the meeting at 10:10 am PST. I. Lexington 2014 The first topic was the proposed ANCCE show in Lexington, VA, in September, 2014. Betsy stated that Karen Lewis would like to hold a show meeting and

Nominate Your Choice for Year End Awards

  This year, USPRE is asking for our members to join in the process of identifying the people who have contributed the most to the benefit and success of the PRE horse in 2013, by nominating their choices for the following 2013 Year End Awards*: Horse & Rider Of The Year – Our performance award

USPRE Week 2014 in Wellington, Florida

   Plan now to join us for a week of PRE activities and top dressage competition, and be sure to attend the USPRE Party at the Global Dressage Festival on January 22.  This year’s events are shaping up to be unforgettable!     USPRE Week Activities, January 21-26, 2014 Tuesday Evening: Welcome Reception for USPRE

December Due Dates

December is a busy month… but don’t forget that December 31 is the deadline for a number of important services and programs. Please be aware of the following important dates: December 15–Last day to apply for the 2014 Dressage Scholarships. For more information, see Dressage Menu above. December 31–Last day to receive a FREE Change of

Save the Date! Jan 22-26 is USPRE Week in Wellington, Florida

  USPRE Week in Wellington is earlier next year, due to changes in the Global Dressage Festival schedule. In 2014, USPRE is the official naming sponsor of Week 3 of the Festival, and the first CDI-W of the season. Keeping to tradition, the USPRE Party, held on move-in night of the show, is the first

USPRE Dressage Scholarships

USPRE offers annual scholarships to Dressage Riders of PREs for continuing education. Applicants are selected by a member of the USPRE Advisory Board.  Application deadline is December 15. Criteria for submission is:  JUNIOR/YOUNG RIDER $ 1,500.00APPLICANT MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER AND RIDING A PRE HORSE.THE RIDER DOES NOT NEED TO OWN

New Extended Office Hours

IMPORTANT NEWS: USPRE OFFICE OFFERING EXTENDED HOURS  To better serve our breeders on the West Coast, USPRE will be offering extended hours during the month of November. The office will remain open until 7:00 pm ET Tuesdays and Thursdays all this month. Because of the high volume of calls, applications and requests by breeders we