The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) gladly welcomes back longtime partner D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis as an “Official Bronze Sponsor of the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships” and an “Official Bronze Sponsor of the USEA Classic Series Training Level Three-Day.” As part of their partnership, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis will provide two saddles for the winners of the 2023 Novice and Training Level Three-Day Program drawings at the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention and gift certificates for custom belts as prizes for the AEC. The 2023 USEA AEC, presented by Nutrena Feeds, will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on Aug. 29 through Sept. 3.
Master craftsmen David Stackhouse and Lesley Ellis individually create each D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis saddle to fit both horse and rider. All of the leather in Stackhouse saddles are cut by hand, allowing the flaps to be tailored to the individual rider. The team uses the finest vegetable tanned, full grain leather, along with top quality Buffalo, French calf, and English hides, to create saddles that will withstand the test of time. Quality, comfort and fit are just a few of the many things to take into consideration when purchasing a saddle. Stackhouse saddles are truly custom made, as the company does not carry any saddles in stock. Cosmetic choices, color, style, thickness of knee pads, type of keepers, and more do not alter the cost of the saddle.
“The USEA is proud to continue our partnership with D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis in 2023,” said USEA CEO, Rob Burk. “Stackhouse saddles are unmatched in quality and range of customizations, allowing every rider to create their dream saddle with the help of David and Lesley. If you’re in the market for a new saddle, consider contacting the team at D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis today.”
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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.