Westport, CT - December 9, 2013 - The Best Course Gives Back to the Horse! There isn't any equestrian who would disagree - which is why the EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) have jointly established the new Best Course Competition - open to all USEF Licensed Competitions and their competitors.
Best Course Competition - It's A Win Win!
The new program utilizes competition itself to benefit horse welfare. Horse shows participate by:
* offering the Best Course of the Day class at their competitions,
* encouraging their competitors to compete in the class and
* donating the class proceeds to the EQUUS Foundation. 100% of the class proceeds are used for horse welfare.
Open to Juniors, Amateurs & Professionals in All Divisions!
The judge will select the winner from among the competitors (junior, amateur or professional) wearing the official Best Course Competition Armband while competing in any division at the participating competition. The winner is the judge's favorite and most memorable performance.
USEF Licensed Competitions that sign up as Best Course Competitions, along with the winners of the Best Course of the Day, will be recognized by both the EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation.
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Alltech National Horse Show
October 28, 2014 - November 2, 2014
September 10, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Devon Horse Show & Country Fair
May 22, 2014 - June 1, 2014
Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show
June 17, 2014 - June 21, 2014
Ox Ridge December Horse Show
December 7, 2013 - December 8, 2013
Washington International Horse Show
October 21, 2014 - October 26, 2014
"We were proud to be the first to offer the Best Course Competition," said Bridget Love Meehan, WIHS Executive Director. "We will be offering it again at our 2014 show on October 21, 2014 - October 26, 2014."
Not Pictured: Winner & Daryl Portela & Winner owned by Isalou, Inc., Peter Pletcher & Samabalino owned by David Gochman and Samantha Sommers & Small Affair owned by Iwasaki & Reilly.