May 13, 2021

FITS Returns to Sponsor AEC, ATC, Intercollegiate, and Classic Series

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
The USEA is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021.

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS Riding will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.

This year, the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take place on May 27-30 at Virginia H.T. in Lexington, Virginia. The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds and the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships will take place on August 31-September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

"FITS Riding is pleased to be working with the USEA for 2021. Eventing is one of the largest markets for our technically innovative products, and we love being able to be a part of rewarding riders for all of their hard work that goes into this amazing sport,” 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 extremely thankful for the continued support of FITS,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “FITS offers exceptional riding apparel for eventers, and we look forward to offering FITS gift certificates as prizes at the AEC, ATC, Classic Series, and the upcoming Intercollegiate Championships! Thank you, Lida and the team at FITS for supporting the sport of eventing.”

For more information on FITS, please visit their website.

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Position, Balance, and Aids: Three Core Topics Covered in the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels

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.

Jan 25, 2022 Volunteers

2021 USEA Volunteer of the Year: Cynthia Smith and Her Record-Breaking Year

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.

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Jan 23, 2022 Area Resources

Meet the USEA Areas: Area I

Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area I which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in the 1960s, Area I was the birthplace of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) which was founded in 1959 and would later evolve into the USEA in 2001. In 2021 just under 800 members made up the membership count in Area I.

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