The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to announce the continued partnership with Devoucoux. Devoucoux will be coming on this year as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). Devoucoux will generously provide $2,500 worth of AEC prizes for the 22 AEC reserve champions. This year’s AEC will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
“Devoucoux is overjoyed to be partnered with the USEA as we have a long history and passion for the eventing discipline. It is a partnership we have been developing for years and look forward towards many more years of continued work,” said Jerome Mothe, North America Sales Director of Devoucoux.
Devoucoux is a French-based company that was founded in 1985. With deep French roots, their products are made in their workshops in Bidart (Pays Basque). Devoucoux products thrive on elegance, accuracy, and comfort. Some of their signature saddles include the Biarritz, Devoucoux’s first model, the Chiberta, designed specifically for eventing, and the Makila, their dressage saddle favored by eventers.
With an innovative nature, Devoucoux developed D3D technology, which uses 3D scanners and the latest modeling software to create sophisticated padding in terms of performance and comfort for horse and rider. Thanks to its innovative design and use of single-block alveolar foam, this padding improves the spread of pressure due to the rider across the horse’s back while optimizing the saddle’s dynamism.
“We are very thankful for Devoucoux’s longstanding support,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Devoucoux saddles and accessories are made of the highest quality. The expert craftsmanship and their attention to detail can be seen in every product they offer. Devoucoux is a company loved by eventers and we are proud to partner with such a well-respected company.”
To learn more about Devoucoux visit www.devoucoux.com or stop by their booth at the 2019 AEC!
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) 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. The 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
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
Preparing for your first horse trial and not sure what is expected of you at each level? Over the course of the next few Rule Refreshers, we will be diving into each level and the performance expectations of each phase. Want to better prepare yourself or your students for their first competition or a move-up? The USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is a free resource to all USEA members that outlines clear and consistent guidelines for riders and trainers to refer to when navigating their way through the competition levels. You can access this guide by logging into your online services account.
I’m not one for the spotlight. As the voice of the Association, you don’t need to know my personal views, political, eventing, or otherwise. So despite my byline appearing on thousands of articles on the USEA website and magazine, this is probably only the second time I’m writing about myself (the first was about my love for lessons, and reading it now makes me laugh as I am still 100% addicted). But as I am now just a USEA member I thought I would share a bit of my journey to add to our member spotlight series, Now on Course.
You’ve likely spent some time scouring the USEA Calendar to line up your 2022 competition schedule. Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to plan some cross-country schooling outings to make sure you and your horse are as ready as possible. If you own or manage a facility that welcomes guests for haul-in schooling, you’ve likely noticed horses and their humans showing up in droves to get their practice in. A successful off-site schooling day has many, many moving parts. From paperwork and payment to safety, these best practices for hosts and guests will help everything go as smoothly as possible.
US Equestrian is pleased to announce the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S at CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, from July 1-2, 2022. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello.