The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to announce the new partnership with Equilume for the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). Equilume will join as a Bronze Level Sponsor and will provide four gift certificates for an Equilume Cashel Light Mask. The four gift certificates will be awarded to the Champions of the Advanced Final, the Preliminary Amateur, the Junior Young Rider Preliminary, and the Training Amateur divisions. This year’s AEC will be held August 31-September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
“Equilume [is] delighted to be a sponsor of the [USEA] American Eventing Championships in 2021. Equilume Lighting products positively influence health, performance and well-being all crucial elements for successful eventing horses. We are looking forward to a great week and wish all competitors the best of luck,” said Equilume CEO, Ronan Cox
Equilume, head quartered in County Kildare, is a world leader in the research and development of light therapy solutions to assist the global horse industry in maximizing reproductive efficiency and performance.
Equilume Performance Lighting is a unique system that comprises fully automated, smart Stable Lights and mobile Light Masks designed to maximize health, performance and breeding efficiency. Developed by their R&D department, led by Dr Barbara Murphy, Head of Equine Science at University College Dublin, this revolutionary system harnesses all the benefits of natural daylight for the stabled horse and permits continued exposure to optimum lighting when traveling or at pasture.
“At the USEA, we are always so grateful to form new partnerships with companies like Equilume,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Equilume has done extensive research in light therapy and their products have been developed from those studies. We look forward to offering their products as prizes at this year’s AEC!” For more information on Equilume, visit their website at equilume.com or stop by their booth during the 2021 AEC!
About the USEA American Eventing Championships
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds 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. In fact, the 2019 AEC garnered over 1,000 entries and took place with 925 starters, now standing as the largest eventing competition in North American history. The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 31 – September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
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