The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to announce that world-renowned scientist and animal welfare activist, Dr. Temple Grandin, will be the keynote speaker at the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, this Dec. 6-10. Dr. Grandin has shaped her career around the research and understanding of animal behavior and stress through the lens of her own experiences navigating life with autism.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is happy to announce that long-time partner American Regent Animal Health, makers of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), will continue their support of the USEA in 2023. Adequan® will return as “The Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA,” the Title Sponsor of the $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final and a Contributing Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). The $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final will take place during the 2023 AEC at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, this Aug. 29 through Sept. 3.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is delighted to announce that Capital Square will be extending their partnership as the “Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA” for 2023. Capital Square will support the following USEA programs and events through their partnership: “Gold Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships,” “Bronze Sponsor of the Young Event Horse Series,” “Bronze Sponsor of the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention,” and the “Title Sponsor of the USEA Adult Amateur of the Year Leaderboard.”
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is grateful for The Jockey Club’s continued support of the Association and its programs in 2023. The Jockey Club has renewed their partnership with the USEA as a “Silver Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC)” and a “Contributing Sponsor of the Young Event Horse (YEH) Series.” Through this partnership, The Jockey Club will award coolers, ribbons and prize money to the overall T.I.P Champions and Reserve Champions in all 23 divisions at the AEC and to the T.I.P. winners in each age group at the 2023 YEH East and West Coast Championships.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is thrilled to announce Nunn Finer’s return as the Official “Title Sponsor of the USEA Leaderboard.” The winners of the Nunn Finer USEA year-end leaderboards will be celebrated during the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention on December 6-10 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is delighted to announce the renewed partnership with SmartPak as the “Official Feeding Supplement of the USEA” for 2023. SmartPak will also continue their support of various USEA programs as a “Gold Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships,” “Contributing Sponsor of the Adult Team Championships at the AEC,” “Bronze Sponsor of the Classic Series” and “Contributing Sponsor of the Young Event Horse Series.” The “SmartPak USEA Stallion of the Year” and “SmartPak USEA Pony of the Year” leaderboards will also allow the company to assist in recognizing the top placing stallion and pony of the Association at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in St. Louis, Missouri this December 6-10. SmartPak will provide ample prizes and awards for the programs and championships that they support.
From horse trials in her home state of California where she prepared herself and her horses to take on the best in the nation and around the world to five-star events overseas where she represented the United States on some of eventing’s biggest stages, Tamie Smith had a remarkable season and finished 2022 as the Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year for the second year in a row.
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.”
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.
The first time Caroline Martin competed at the FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships at Mondial du Lion in Le Lion D’Angers, France, in 2021, she admitted she was a bit of a deer in the head lights. With 40,000 spectators lining the galloping lanes on cross-country and a buzzy atmosphere around the arena for dressage and show jumping, it was a big ask for her horse King’s Especiale, but the experience made the gelding better and made Martin want to come back.
Estimates indicate up to 60 percent of lameness in the horse is related to end-stage degenerative joint disease (DJD), also known as osteoarthritis (OA). DJD can influence performance and significantly impact any horse—from top competitors and weekend warriors to aging seniors.