The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to continue their partnership with Flair, LLC as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the USEA Classic Series. Thanks to their generous support, FLAIR Nasal Strips will be awarded to all Classic Series division winners.
“Flair is pleased to continue our relationship with the United States Eventing Association and our alignment with an organization that places equine welfare and sound horsemanship through continuous education at the foundation of their mission,” says Flair CEO and President, Jim Chiapetta DVM JD. “We salute the USEA for its dedication to the sport of eventing and all of the members who recognize the importance of the science behind the products they use to protect their equine athletes, and we wish them the very best again this year!”
FLAIR Nasal Strips are self-adhesive strips that promote optimum respiratory health of equine athletes at all levels by reducing airway resistance and providing improved airflow when your horse needs oxygen most. Since their introduction at the 1999 Breeder’s Cup races and the 2000 Olympics, FLAIR Strips have been regularly used for training and competition by world class professional horsemen as well as amateur owners around the world. To learn more about their products, visit their website.
“The support of the owners of FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips for the popular USEA Classic Series of eventing is a great match,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “The traditional long format of the sport is something the USEA feels every eventer needs to experience. A key part of the traditional long format is learning how to properly condition an event horse’s cardiopulmonary fitness. Research has shown that FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips can help equines breathe easier, reduce fatigue, conserve energy, and recover faster.”
About the USEA Classic Series
The USEA Classic Series keeps the spirit of the classic long-format three-day events alive for Beginner Novice through the Preliminary levels. Competitors have the opportunity to experience the rush of endurance day, including roads and tracks, steeplechase, the vet box, and cross-country, as well as participate in formal veterinary inspections and educational activities with experts on the ins and outs of competing in a long-format three-day event.
Riders who compete in a USEA Classic Series event during the year will have the chance to win a variety of prizes at the events and will also be entered into a drawing held at the USEA Year End Award Ceremony for a year’s supply of SmartPak supplements and a custom fitted Stackhouse and Ellis saddle. Click here to learn more about the USEA Classic Series.
About the United States Eventing Association
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.
Pan Am Games team gold medalist Tamra Smith and Mai Baum and five-star pairs Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 and Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin headline a strong Advanced field when Twin Rivers begins an exciting season of eventing competition this weekend.
The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) programs have around 30 qualifying competitions each, and youngsters around the country are about to begin their seasons aimed at Championships.
As the season begins to turn, the temperature begins to drop, turnout time becomes more limited, schedules shift to accommodate the waning daylight and the possibility for a colicky horse increases. While the exact environmental causes of colic are not well understood, a commonly accepted theory is that any abrupt changes to a horse’s environment or schedule can increase the risk of colic.