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.
Being spontaneous has paid off for Kevin Keane and Sportsfield Candy. “I bought him on a Wednesday and showed him on a Thursday,” Keane recalls about his first event with his Irish Sport Horse gelding, then 9 years old, at Plantation Field Horse Trials (Unionville, Pennsylvania) in September 2016. “I owned him for part of a day, and the next morning I showed up at a CCI and jogged him up for a two-star, and we went clean and clean and clean.”
THANK YOU to everyone who has already entered the USEF/USEA Recognized CDCTA Spring Horse Trials scheduled for Sunday, April 9 in Berryville, VA. We will continue to take late entries through Friday, March 24 using USEA’s Xentry system. If you still want to come compete, please enter! The late fee has been waived through Friday, March 24.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation announces the appointment of long-term US Equestrian employee Hallye Griffin as Director of FEI Sport. Griffin will assume the duties of former Director of FEI/High-Performance Sport, Graeme Thom, who has chosen to step away from his role to attend to personal matters.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is thrilled to announce that Sidelines Magazine will not only be returning as a “Media Partner of U.S. Eventing,” but they will also be supporting the Association as a “Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 Program” and a “Prize Level Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships.” Sidelines Magazine will give the USEA additional promotion and exposure through their printed and digital media products, while also providing prizes for participants at the AEC and EA21 clinics.