The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is delighted to announce a new partnership with 70 Degrees for the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). As a Bronze Level Sponsor of the AEC, 70 Degrees will generously provide gift certificates for 1st through 6th place in every AEC division. In addition to the gift certificates, 70 Degrees will also provide 70° Air Flow Performance Gloves to the top three finishers in every AEC division. This year’s AEC will be held on August 31 - September 5, 2021 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
"We are so excited to be a part of the [USEA] American Eventing Championships! It is even more exciting and special given the past year with Covid-19 restrictions. Best of luck to all competitors and be safe! Please stop by our tent in the vendor area to say hello. We can't wait to meet you,” said Alisa Durando of 70 Degrees.
70 Degrees is a boutique style retailer that offers wicking sun shirts and performance apparel for equestrians. Their collection of apparel includes UPF 50+ performance shirts, equestrian show shirts, seamless tees, equestrian icon hats, performance air flow gloves, all season lightweight jackets, and more. They are committed to quality, innovation, performance, and style just as you are committed to your sport and passionate about life and family.
“We are thrilled to enter into this new partnership with 70 Degrees. Their performance apparel is tastefully designed for equestrians who want to stay comfortable and stylish while riding,” said the USEA CEO Rob Burk. “We are very thankful for their support and look forward to offering 70 Degrees gift certificates as AEC prizes this year!” For more information, please visit their website: www.70degrees.life
About the USEA American Eventing Championships
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds is the pinnacle of the sport for the national levels. Held annually, the best junior, adult amateur, and professional competitors gather to vie for national championship titles at every level from Beginner Novice to Advanced. This ultimate test of horse and rider draws hundreds of horses and riders from around the country to compete for fabulous prizes, a piece of the substantial prize money, and the chance to be named the National Champion at their respective levels. In fact, the 2019 AEC garnered over 1,000 entries and took place with 925 starters, now standing as the largest eventing competition in North American history. The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 31 – September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
Three clear show jumping rounds in the CCI4*-S at the Plantation Field International Three-Day Event have placed Allie Knowles in first, third, and sixth place with Ms. Poppins, Morswood, and Business Class all owned by Katherine O’Brien. Phillip Dutton and Quasi Cool, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Quo Vados I x B-Estelle) owned by Caroline Moran, kept their cool to put in a double clear round and move up to second from overnight third place.
It was a historic week for U.S. Eventing as American athletes achieved their best results ever in the CCIO4*-S at CHIO Aachen. The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team of Will Coleman and Off The Record, Sydney Elliott and QC Diamantaire, Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan, and Tamie Smith and Mai Baum took second place in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup – the highest result by a U.S. team at the prestigious event.
Perhaps one of the best reasons to be a member of USEA is the opportunity to qualify for and participate in the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. This year there was a record 1,178 entries and a waitlist of over 150. There were 1,009 pinnies handed out and 939 horses started the competition. All combined it made for the largest horse trials in USEA history. Competitions ran in all USEA divisions and additional prizes were given for teams, incentive programs, amateur, and young rider divisions.
The 2021 Plantation Field International Three-Day Event kicked off yesterday with the CCI2*-S and CCI3*-S dressage, and culminated with the CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI4*-S dressage today.