Calling all Standardbred Pleasure Horse enthusiasts

by Deveau Zubrod, USTA Advertising Director

Columbus, OH — The USTA is now accepting applications for Standardbreds to be included in a breed demonstration that we are seeking to stage at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Sept. 25–Oct. 10, 2010 in Lexington, Ky.

The 2010 Games will be the first of its kind held in North America and the Standardbreds are aiming to be among the breeds chosen to have a breed demonstration at this prestigious event. The demonstration, if selected, will likely run for 15-20 minutes and will highlight the best of what Standardbreds have to offer.

To be considered, we must have a top selection of Standardbreds who compete in the pleasure horse arena (dressage, hunter jumper, barrel racing, endurance, pleasure and/or combined driving, roadster horses, etc.). If you are interested in being a part of this once-in-a lifetime Standardbred breed demonstration, please submit the following information:

  • Your name, address, phone number and contact information
  • Your horse’s USTA registered name
  • A brief resumé of you and your horse’s accomplishments, including any credentials or awards you have won together and the discipline you compete in
  • A brief statement on why you think you can best represent the Standardbred in the World Equestrian Games and why you think the Standardbred should be represented
  • A DVD of your Standardbred competing in his respective discipline

Please note, owners would be responsible for their costs of participating in this event. The USTA will provide a small stipend for all those who are chosen to participate.

Send all information to Jamie Coffy, USTA Outreach Administrator, 750 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 by July 15. For questions call Coffy at 1.877.800.8782, ext. 3260, or e-mail

If you know of anyone in the Lexington area who would be willing to house horses/people during the World Equestrian Games, please also provide this information.

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