The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) would like to welcome Black Petticoat as an “Official Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships, presented by Nutrena Feeds,” which will be held this Aug. 29—Sept. 3 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Black Petticoat will be providing $2,000 in gift cards to be distributed as prize for first through third place in all 24 AEC divisions.
"We are thrilled to be returning to the Kentucky Horse Park to support the AEC's,” said Lauren Dunlap, owner of the Black Petticoat. “As a lifelong eventer, I am all too aware of the time and commitment the competitors have invested to be here, and we wish each rider the very best of luck and look forward to seeing them!"
Black Petticoat is a forward-thinking fashion and equestrian clothing shop. Owner Lauren Dunlap and her mom, Rebecca Dunlap, have hand-selected each and every piece that the shop offers, creating a truly curated shopping experience with classic fashion that will last forever. From stunning shoes and boots to unique jewelry and accessories, Black Petticoat has everything you need to take you from the barn to the town! Black Petticoat will be on-site at the 2023 AEC in Sponsor Village to shop their expansive line of equestrian fashion.
“The USEA thanks Lauren and Black Petticoat for their continued support of the USEA AEC,” said USEA CEO, Rob Burk. “Whether you’re looking for riding apparel or subtle equestrian fashion, Black Petticoat has something for you! Don’t miss your chance to shop their collection at the AEC.”
Learn more at blackpetticoat.com.
About the United States Eventing Association
The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.
As Tropical Storm Ophelia brought soaking rains to the region today, the Plantation Field International continued its four days of competition with CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S show jumping and cross-country for CCI1*-S, CCII2*-S, and CCI3*-S divisions.
The USEA Area IX Championships took place during two different horse trials this summer, with the Modified Championships as part of the The Event at Archer (Cheyenne, Wymoming) in August and the Preliminary, Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice Championships taking place during The Event at Skyline (Mount Pleasant, Utah) in September. In addition, Area IX offered additional championship tests at the Starter and Tadpole levels at Skyline.
The CCI4*-S division at the 2023 Plantation Field International Horse Trials kicked off today with 39 horses headed down centerline. Local rider Boyd Martin of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, topped the leaderboard riding Luke 140, owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate, and is also tied for third (28.8) with the Annie Goodwin Syndicate’s Fedarman B. Martin is also placed 23rd with Contessa, owned by the Turner family.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is humbled to announce the return of long-time partner The Dutta Corporation as the “Title Sponsor of the 2023 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships,” which include the East Coast Championships at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland, on Oct. 19-20 and the West Coast Championships at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California, on Oct. 27-28.