The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2020. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.
This year, the 2020 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take place on May 16-17 at Chattahoochee Hills H.T. in Fairburn, Georgia. The 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds and the 2020 USEA Adult Team Championships will take place on August 25-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
"FITS is happy to partner with USEA in 2020 for another great year of eventing! As a favorite brand of eventers, we are excited to continue supporting the sport. The new FITS 2020 line of innovative products is sure to be a big hit with the eventing community and we can't wait for them to try out our new styles," said Lida Bard of FITS.
Founded by Lida Bard, FITS is dedicated to the art and science of riding apparel. FITS offers several styles of distinctive breeches, tech shirts, show apparel, outerwear, and dog coats. 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. Their mission is to create original equestrian products that improve performance for both horse and rider.
“We are very excited to continue the partnership with FITS,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “FITS is an exceptional company and their products are loved by eventers nationwide. Lida and her team of experts are passionate about creating a product that’s made of the highest quality. I recommend all eventers to thank them for supporting our sport!”
For more information on FITS, please visit their website.
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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Conditioning makes the horse fit and increases his endurance performance with less wear and tear on feet and legs. The idea is to work his heart and lungs in short intervals, let him recover a bit, then work him again. The following schedule for Training level horse provides an introduction for the horse and rider at the lower levels to the principle of interval training.
Within their first few years of being born, young horses have the opportunity to get a taste of U.S. Eventing through the USEA’s young horse programs. The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds under saddle to become successful upper level event horses while the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) evaluates the potential of 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses.
If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.