The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is once again pleased to announce the renewed partnership with Devoucoux as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). As a Bronze Level Sponsor, Devoucoux will generously provide $2,500 worth of AEC prizes to AEC prize winners. This year’s AEC will be held on August 30-September 4 at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana.
"Devoucoux has been wholeheartedly dedicated to the horse and rider partnership since 1985. At Devoucoux, "Made in France" is part of our concern for quality. Our high standards, know-how, and innovation are recognized throughout the world. Our saddles and accessories have become icons; thriving on elegance, accuracy, and comfort," said Max GRANET, Devoucoux Brand Director.
Devoucoux is a French-based saddlery company whose craftsmanship and innovation has been producing quality products since 1985. They are masters of their craft and strive to make all their saddles show the passion they have for the sport. By combining the latest technology, such as D3D panels and veg-tanning, with hand stitching, Devoucoux has created a saddle that is the epitome of comfort for both horse and rider. With innovation in mind, they focused heavily on making their products as eco-friendly as possible. They have a commitment to sustainability that they show by offering a saddle resale project where they take old or unused saddles and bring new life to them to cut down on wasted material. Recently, to expand their efforts, Devoucoux has developed the GT Option. A revolutionary saddle design that utilizes scrap and recycled cork as a way to cut down on CO2 emissions and promote animal welfare without sacrificing quality.
“The USEA is pleased to partner with Devoucoux again, who have been long-time supporters of eventing,” said USEA CEO, Rob Burk. “We look forward to seeing them at the AEC as both a sponsor and a vendor!”
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 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 30-September 4 at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. 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
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Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.