The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back Dubarry of Ireland as a sponsor of the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). As a Bronze Level Sponsor, Dubarry will be providing two pairs of Dubarry boots as prizes at the AEC, which will be held August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.
"Dubarry is thrilled to continue its sponsorship of the American Eventing Championships,” the company stated. “The sport of eventing is near and dear to the Dubarry brand and they believe strongly in the USEA's efforts to enrich the sport across every level of competition."
The Dubarry collections blend comfort, versatility, and style to create a unique range of footwear and clothing. Dubarry’s signature boot is the Galway boot, the perfect all purpose outdoor footwear for any weather. It’s full GORE-TEX® lining provides complete waterproofing and the DryFast-DrySoft™ exterior leather offers protection, comfort, temperature control, durability, and style.
“I love my Dubarry boots,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “They are dependable and they stay dry in all conditions. Eventers all over the world agree and they have become a mainstay in our tack trunks. Add to that all the other excellent apparel offerings by Dubarry and I consider U.S. Eventing lucky to have the support of this great company. Dubarry is second to none in standing by their products and it isn’t worth your money to settle for anything less.”
Be sure to stop by the Dubarry booth located in the trade fair at the Colorado Horse Park during this year’s AEC to check out Dubarry boots and apparel. The USEA would like to thank the team at Dubarry for their continued support of our sport and look forward to working closely with them.
Since 1937, Dubarry has built an extraordinary reputation worldwide for excelling in the design and manufacture of footwear that marries tradition, technology, style, comfort, and function, placing Dubarry firmly at the very top of the marketplace as an innovator, a leader, and above all, a trusted and respected name. To learn more about Dubarry of Ireland, please visit the Dubarry website.
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 about the USEA, visit www.useventing.com.
The FEI has announced that the Swiss horse Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel has had to be euthanized after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Equestrian Eventing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on August 1, 2021.
In 2002, at the age of 15, I was at my Aunt and Uncle’s farm in Maine while Tremaine Cooper was there building some cross-country jumps. I helped him build a trakehner, not realizing that this day would set the course for my future. A few weeks later he called asking if I could help him at Millbrook Horse Trials. From there I helped Tremaine during most of my school vacations and throughout the summers. After graduating high school I kept at it never looking back. I lived the gypsy lifestyle for about six years going from coast to coast and event to event. In 2013 my wife Kathryn and I settled down in Lexington, Kentucky. These days I spend roughly 60-75 percent of my time on the road preparing events or building private schooling areas. I’ve had the privilege of being involved with some really great events around the states and have cultivated many friendships all over the country. In 2019 I was asked to be a part of Team Evans Olympic cross-country building crew. As I write this I am on my third trip to Tokyo. Here’s a day in Tokyo . . .
The British team cemented their gold medal position at the Tokyo Olympics with three magnificent cross-country performances, all clear inside the time. Added to that, their first rider, Oliver Townend, holds pole position individually after the dressage leader, Germany’s Michael Jung, picked up 11 penalties for triggering a frangible device.
The 2012 and 2016 individual Olympic champion, Germany’s Michael Jung, blazed into first place after dressage at the Tokyo 2020 Games with a superb test on Chipmunk.
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