The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to continue their partnership with FITS Riding, LTD for 2019. As a longtime supporter of the USEA, FITS has provided sponsorship to several programs. As a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), FITS will provide prizes for competitors at the AEC which will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition, FITS will now be a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2019 Adult Team Championships, Intercollegiate Eventing Team Championships, and USEA Classic Series, providing prizes to winners in those events as well.
“FITS Riding is thrilled to be a sponsor with USEA for another great year,” said Lida Bard of FITS. “We love being able to support eventers at all levels and are happy for the opportunity to provide prizes to top riders every year."
FITS offers several styles of distinctive breeches, coats, tech shirts, stock ties, and other accessories. Their patented products are the result of an intense pursuit of giving the wearer an enduring advantage and comfortable fit. They continually research the physics of riding, the spectrum of technical materials, and the newest sewing techniques, seeking the characteristics that matter most—high performance, outstanding comfort, and flattering fit. FITS riding wear is the first and only choice for thousands of equestrian athletes.
“FITS continues to be a wonderful partner to U.S. eventing,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Eventers love their apparel not only for the beautiful styles and comfortable material but for its performance. Every piece has science and art blended together to make exceptional riding wear.”
The FITS design team are themselves riders, with years of state of the art athletic product development experience. All FITS designs are born out of repeated trial and unmatched commitment to quality. FITS is proud to have raised the bar for technical innovation in equestrian wear. For more information, visit their website.
About the United States Eventing Associaton
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.
Interested in tapping into the audience of three-day eventing? Consider partnering with the United States Eventing Association (USEA) in 2022! The USEA is a non-profit 501 C (3), which serves as the national association for the Olympic equestrian sport of three-day eventing.
Whether you are a rider preparing for a move-up or a trainer looking to ensure your training program is well-rounded, the soon-to-be released USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is the go-to guide to assist you in navigating key decisions. Lucky enough, attendees of the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first people outside of the those involved in its creation to access this passion project that the ICP Committee has put two years of research and hard work into developing.
In 2021 Cynthia Smith recorded 536 hours and 59 minutes of volunteer time, setting the standard with the most amount of volunteer hours recorded in a single year since the creation of the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program in 2016. The record-breaking number of volunteer time earned Smith the 2021 USEA Volunteer of the Year title.
Tamie Smith’s year has been nothing short of action-packed as she packed up all 25 of her competition horses and made her way to the East Coast for the first part of the year before hopping on a jet to Tokyo where she served as the U.S. team reserve for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She then stayed overseas and competed abroad for a little while before returning home to the West Coast. While this year has been full of opportunities to show, her aspirations are bigger than just competition. The 2021 Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year has been full steam ahead chasing goals in both her riding career as well as in her impact on the sport’s future.