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Summer 2021 Newsletter Overview;

  • The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics — The U.S. haul of equestrian medals from the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games is a dazzling array of gold, silver, and bronze, all hard-won under difficult circumstances that posed a unique challenge in the history of the global championships.
  • Owners Form the Backbone of Winning Teams — Hear from some of the owners of the U.S.’s Olympic and Paralympic horses as they share their thoughts about what it takes to have a successful partnership between athlete and owner.
  • Doug Payne and Vandiver — Payne, who finished the Tokyo Olympic Games as the top-ranked American in eventing, talks about his experience as a newcomer to the Olympic Games and what contributed to his success with mount Vandiver.
  • Olympic and Paralympic Alternates — Often the unsung heroes of Olympic and Paralympic Games, alternates and traveling reserves play a critical role. This year’s Olympic and Paralympic alternates, Nick Wagman, Sydney Collier, and Tamie Smith, share their experiences and how those experiences shaped their outlook about riding for U.S. equestrian teams on the largest international stages.
  • Remember and Celebrating Mason Phelps, Jr. — In May, the equestrian world mourned the loss of longtime USET supporter Mason Phelps, Jr. Read about his life, legacy, and how he made, and continues to make, his mark on equestrian sport in the U.S.
  • Plus — Recaps of the FEI North American Youth Dressage and Jumping Championships, the FEI Para Driving World Championships, CDIO-Y-Nations Cup, and the FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors and Seniors, as well as a memorial of accomplished horseman Bert Firestone.