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USA Equestrian
Chiacchia Wins National Championship Of Eventing

Darren Chiacchia of Springville, NY, and the Timothy Holekamp owned Windfall (Trakehner: Habicht x Wundermaedel), finished as the top placed U.S. rider and second over-all to capture the USAE National Championship of Eventing held at the Foxhall Farm in Douglasville, GA, April 17 – 20.

Phillip Dutton and Nova Top (Thoroughbred: Ra Nova x Expo Topie) were in 3rd place entering the stadium jumping phase but with only 4 jumping faults moved up to finish in the top spot to win the Foxhall CCI***. Nathalie Bouckaert and West Farthing (British Sport Horse: Triple Sweet x April Folly), owned by Carl Bouckaert, the leaders throughout dressage and cross country phases, had 8 jumping and 3 time faults to finish in 3rd.

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USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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