The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) would like to welcome back Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation as an “Official Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships” and an “Educational Partner of the USEA.” Through this partnership, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will provide regular educational content for USEA members to enjoy, and they will support the 2023 USEA AEC, which will take place this Aug. 29—Sept. 3 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is also sponsoring the USEA Adult Rider Party at the AEC on Thursday, August 31.
“We are so excited to again sponsor the American Eventing Championships and to also become an official education partner with the United States Eventing Association to help educate horse owners,” said Jamie Haydon, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with the eventing community to fund equine research that benefits horses of all shapes, sizes, breeds, and disciplines.”
The original “Grayson Foundation,” which merged with The Jockey Club in 1989 to create today’s Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, was founded in 1940 in honor of Admiral Cary Grayson, President Woodrow Wilson’s personal physician and an avid horse racing enthusiast. In 1939, a plan was formulated whereby the American Thoroughbred Breeders Association (ATBA) would launch a campaign to raise $100,000 and once that money was pledged, the first grant was made as a $1,000 donation to the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. Since its inception, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has been dedicated to supporting equine research that enhances the health and safety of horses of all breeds. The foundation has provided nearly $39 million to underwrite more than 426 projects at 45 universities.
“The USEA is proud to partner with Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, as we share an unwavering dedication to the continued improvement of equine welfare,” said USEA CEO, Rob Burk. “As one of the nation’s leading sources of equine research funding, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is integral to the horse industry, and we thank them for their support of the USEA.”
To learn more about Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, visit grayson-jockeyclub.org.
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.
As Tropical Storm Ophelia brought soaking rains to the region today, the Plantation Field International continued its four days of competition with CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S show jumping and cross-country for CCI1*-S, CCII2*-S, and CCI3*-S divisions.
The USEA Area IX Championships took place during two different horse trials this summer, with the Modified Championships as part of the The Event at Archer (Cheyenne, Wymoming) in August and the Preliminary, Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice Championships taking place during The Event at Skyline (Mount Pleasant, Utah) in September. In addition, Area IX offered additional championship tests at the Starter and Tadpole levels at Skyline.
The CCI4*-S division at the 2023 Plantation Field International Horse Trials kicked off today with 39 horses headed down centerline. Local rider Boyd Martin of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, topped the leaderboard riding Luke 140, owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate, and is also tied for third (28.8) with the Annie Goodwin Syndicate’s Fedarman B. Martin is also placed 23rd with Contessa, owned by the Turner family.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is humbled to announce the return of long-time partner The Dutta Corporation as the “Title Sponsor of the 2023 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships,” which include the East Coast Championships at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland, on Oct. 19-20 and the West Coast Championships at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California, on Oct. 27-28.