The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the renewed partnership with Devoucoux as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). As a Bronze Level Sponsor, Devoucoux will generously provide $2,500 worth of AEC prizes for the 23 AEC reserve champions. This year’s AEC will be held August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Devoucoux, the French-based saddlery company, 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. Devoucoux is well-known for its development of 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.
“Devoucoux is a company loved by equestrians all over the world. Their expertly crafted French saddles are made with both horse and rider in mind,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Devoucoux has partnered with the USEA for many years and we are very grateful to continue the partnership. Thank you, Devoucoux for supporting the sport we all love!”
To learn more about Devoucoux, visit their website at www.devoucoux.com.
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 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 25-August 30, 2020 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
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to announce the dates, locations, and judges for the USEA Future Event Horse Championships in 2021. The Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships offer classes for yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds to evaluate their potential for becoming successful upper-level event horses.