The USEA is delighted to welcome welcome back Fun In The Saddle “FITS” for their third consecutive year as a sponsor of the SmartPak Equine/USEA Training Three-Day and the Nutrena/USEA American Eventing Championships.
Winners of each of the SmartPak Equine/USEA Training Three-Day events across the nation will be awarded a pair of the FITS breeches. The T3D series has proven to be one of the most popular series that the USEA has undertaken, as riders all across the U.S. compete in these historical classic-format events.
Competitors in every division at the USEA American Eventing Championships will also have a chance to win a pair of coveted FITS breeches. This year’s AEC will be held for the third year at Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Georgia from September 6 -9.
"We are super excited at FITS to once again be Silver Sponsors of the American Eventing Championships and the Training Three Day Series,” said Sheryl Rudolph of Fun In The Saddle. “Supporting these events is a great way for FITS to give back to the eventing community. We wish everyone GOOD RIDING in 2012!"
FITS is an Oregon based company dedicated to the art and science of riding apparel. Known for its PerforMAX™ leather technology, FITS riding wear is the first and only choice for thousands of equestrian athletes. FITS offers a several styles of distinctive breeches, tech shirts, and stock ties, in a wide variety of colors and styles to suit nearly anyone’s fancy.
The unique and comfortable design of FITS breeches makes them one of the top choices for eventers. The segmented leather panels on the seat allow for maximum range of motion without restriction. This enables riders to spread their seat bones for a deeper, more secure position in the saddle. Soft, supple deerskin with tiny perforations creates more surface resistance against the saddle, giving much better grip than flat or imitation leather or suede. The holes also increase stretch capacity and freedom of motion, and allow for significantly better leather breathability than any breech on the market today.
Interested in sponsoring one of the USEA's exciting programs? Contact [email protected] and check out our sponsorship opportunity packet.
Plenty of event riders have chosen to cross oceans and base themselves thousands of miles away from “home” in pursuit of their career dreams - look at the likes of New Zealanders Sir Mark Todd and Andrew Nicholson, and now Tim and Jonelle Price, while Andrew Hoy, Clayton Fredericks and of course Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton have set sail from Australian shores. Not many American riders do it, though, probably because the sport is big enough and competitive enough in the U.S. not to make it necessary.
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.
Strides for Equality Equestrians and the United States Eventing Association Foundation are proud to announce the first recipient of the Ever So Sweet Scholarship. The scholarship, which is the first of its kind, provides a fully-funded opportunity for riders from diverse backgrounds to train with upper-level professionals. Helen Casteel of Maryland is the first recipient of the bi-annual scholarship.
Tomorrow is Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when the federal order was read in Galveston, Texas stating that all enslaved people in Texas were free. This federal order was critical because it represented the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederate States. Although Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed all people enslaved in the Confederacy almost two and a half years earlier, Union enforcement of the proclamation had been slow and inconsistent, especially in Texas. Slavery would continue in two states that had remained in the Union— Kentucky and Delaware — until the ratification of the 13th Amendment in December 1865.