EQUUS News Release

The Final Round of America's Favorite Equestrian is underway. Vote for your Favorite!


WESTPORT, CT - October 1, 2011 - The results of Round 4 of America's Favorite Equestrian are in. Three equestrians in each of the eight disciplines that participated in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have moved onto the Final Round.

“America's Favorite Equestrian is an innovative and contemporary concept designed to engage the equestrian community”, said John Long, CEO, United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). “It is an exciting project to be a part of because the proceeds benefit so many worthy causes supported by The EQUUS Foundation.”

”Like any new program, getting the word out is always a challenge”, said Lynn Coakley, President, The EQUUS Foundation. ”We hope that the America's Favorite Equestrian program will help us build grass roots support within the equestrian community to improve the quality of life of horses and promote the use of horses to enrich the lives of those in need. A $5 donation multiplied by the many who already know the magical and powerful impact of horses in our lives will go a long way.”

Who Will Win?
Voting ends on October 31, 2011. America's Favorite Equestrians will be selected based on the athletes with the highest number of votes recorded in each of the eight disciplines.

This is it! Keep Voting! All it takes is a $5 gift to The EQUUS Foundation to insure that your favorite is America’s favorite. To vote, click VOTE.

Winner Announcement
The announcement of America's Favorite Equestrians will be made at the Victory Party on Friday evening, November 4, 2011 sponsored by The EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation during the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky. All voters are invited to attend.

Who's in the Final Round?
The three equestrians for each discipline are listed in order of the total votes cast as of September 30, 2011.


Steffen Peters

Debbie McDonald

Guenter Seidel

Peters McDonald Seidel


Chester Weber

Rochelle Temple

Tucker Johnson

Weber Temple Johnson


Becky Hart

Dave Rabe

Julie Suhr

Hart Rabe Suhr


Tiana Coudray

Boyd Martin

Kimberly Severson

Coudray Martin Severson


Anne Kursinski

Beezie Madden

McLain Ward

Kursinski Madden Ward

Para Dressage:  

Jennifer Baker

Mary Jordan

Jonanthan Wentz

Baker Jordan Wentz


Andrea Fappani

Shawn Flarida

Tom McCutcheon

Fappani Flarida McCutcheon


Katharine Wick

Megan Benjamin

Ali Divita

Wick Benjamin Divita

For information on The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., visit the EQUUS website at equusfoundation.org or contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at (203) 259-1550 or mail@equusfoundation.org.

About America's Favorite Equestrian
The EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) jointly launched the inaugural America's Favorite Equestrian in celebration of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and the eight international disciplines represented on the field of play. The objective is for America's Favorite Equestrian to be an ongoing program with all equestrian disciplines/breeds represented and the winners recognized in a permanent "Hall of Fame".


About The EQUUS Foundation, Inc.
The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., established in August 2002, as a 501(c)(3) national charitable foundation, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, promoting the use of horses to enrich the lives of those in need, and educating the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal.

Thanks to the generosity of its donors, The EQUUS Foundation helps thousands of people and horses each year. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: mail@equusfoundation.org, website: equusfoundation.org.