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Second U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Set to Get Underway in New Orleans

RELEASE: June 28, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF National Affiliates Department

Lexington, KY
– Starting Friday at 5pm ET three- and five-gaited saddle seat equitation teams from the U.S. and the Republic of South Africa will go head to head in the second of two U.S. Saddle Seat Invitationals of 2013. This event is being held at Cascade Stables in New Orleans, LA's historic Audubon Park and will feature three- and five-gaited competitors riding unfamiliar horses in rail work and pattern phases.

It will be the second ever competition for the newly formed U.S. Saddle Seat Young Rider Team. On-demand video of every phase will be made available at as soon as possible after the conclusions of each day's competition.

The public is welcome to attend practice sessions and competition. The updated schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 28
Competition starts at 5:00pm ET

5:00-6:00 3 gaited competition
Section A
Section B
6:30-7:30 5 gaited competition
Section A
Section B

Saturday, June 29
Competition starts at 9:00 am ET

9:30-10:30 3 gaited competition
Section A
Section B
11:00-12:00 5 gaited competition
Section A
Section B
6:30 Awards Ceremony - Cascade Stables

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) formed the U.S. Saddle Seat Young Rider Team with the purpose of developing riders for future U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup competitions. During years that the Saddle Seat World Cup competition is not held, members of the Young Rider Team will be eligible to represent the United States in other international competitions.

To learn more about the U.S. Saddle Seat Young Rider Team, and more about the 2013 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitationals click here.

On-demand video from the first U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational of 2013, in Fulton, MO is available on USEF Network.