The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back The Chronicle of the Horse as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) where lucky division winners will receive one-year subscriptions to the magazine. In addition, as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2018 Adult Team Championships (ATC), The Chronicle of the Horse will generously provide Champion teams with embroidered coolers and prize packs. This year’s AEC will be held August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.
"We at The Chronicle of the Horse understand the special challenge amateurs face of balancing horses with family, jobs, and the rest of life,” the company stated. “We are proud to have partnered with the U.S. Eventing Association on the Adult Team Championships since the program’s inception more than 20 years ago, which has been a wonderful way for us to support amateur riders who represent the backbone of our sport. Since the ATC has joined the American Eventing Championships, the joint competition has been a great opportunity for us to reach dedicated equestrians who strive toward excellence at all levels.”
The Chronicle of the Horse is an internationally recognized equestrian magazine and has been covering horse sport for more than 80 years. This weekly publication provides news coverage of national and international sport horse competitions, thorough results, compelling features, and thought-provoking commentary, both in print and online at www.chronofhorse.com.
“For over 81 years The Chronicle of the Horse has established itself as the preeminent source for equestrian news in America,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “It is a pleasure for the USEA to partner with the dedicated staff of this amazing magazine. We are thankful for their continued support of the Adult Team Championships at the American Eventing Championships.”
About the United States Eventing Association
The USEA is a nonprofit 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 about the USEA, visit www.useventing.com.
Conditioning makes the horse fit and increases his endurance performance with less wear and tear on feet and legs. The idea is to work his heart and lungs in short intervals, let him recover a bit, then work him again. The following schedule for Training level horse provides an introduction for the horse and rider at the lower levels to the principle of interval training.
Within their first few years of being born, young horses have the opportunity to get a taste of U.S. Eventing through the USEA’s young horse programs. The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds under saddle to become successful upper level event horses while the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) evaluates the potential of 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses.
If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.
By this time I am sure that you have received the news that the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) has been canceled. I sincerely apologize for the difficulty this has caused everyone involved. I want to commend the USEA Board of Governors for making an extremely hard decision.