The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that is committed to the understanding and advancement of all horses. The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has shown great support this year as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), which will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, August 27-September 1.
“Grayson is committed to supporting equine wellness in all horses, and we are proud to sponsor the American Eventing Championships, a horse show that attracts equine competitors spanning multiple breeds,” said Dell Hancock, chairman of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “Grayson-funded research has improved the lives of horses that compete in a range of disciplines, and we are excited to partner with the eventing community.”
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has always been devoted to the progression of equine research. Since its foundation in 1940, Grayson-Jockey Club has helped advise various equine research specialties and protocols seen in our industry today. The Foundation has endorsed health recommendations for equine industry protocols, uncovered solutions to critical diseases, and found clues to numerous resolutions of equine health issues.
“We are very excited to welcome this new partnership with the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “We can’t thank them enough on what they do for the equine industry. This is a foundation every eventer should stand behind. Like the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, at the USEA we have taken seriously the need to support equine health research. One dollar is donated to equine health research from every starter at recognized eventing competitions. We hope that other equestrian sports organizations will follow our leads.”
For more information on the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, please visit grayson-jockeyclub.org.
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) is the pinnacle of the sport for the national levels. Held annually, the best junior, adult amateur, and professional competitors gather to vie for national championship titles at every level from Beginner Novice to Advanced. This ultimate test of horse and rider draws hundreds of horses and riders from around the country to compete for fabulous prizes, a piece of the substantial prize money, and the chance to be named the National Champion at their respective levels. The 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
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.
Derek di Grazia’s cross-country courses at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International is the setting for all the action today in Elkton, Md. Here is what you need to know to follow along:
With 70 percent of the scores coming from the second day of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships, the 4- and 5-year-olds had a big moment in front of them to impress the judges Chris Ryan and Sally Ike. The horses were judged over a set of show jumps (15 percent) then moved directly into the cross-country portion (30 percent) before finally showing off their gallop and earning an overall score for their jumping (15 percent) and general impression (10 percent).
At the end of a busy day wrapping up the dressage phase of The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day (FHI), two new riders took over the top of the leaderboards. Mara DePuy and Congo Brazzaville Z moved into first in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship with their 28.6, while Alexa Gartenberg and Louis M claimed the pinnacle position in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship on a 25.9.
On this week's episode of the USEA Podcast, prepare to "winterize" your horse with tips from both a rider's perspective and a veterinarian's perspective. First, five-star eventer Emily Beshear shares her tips for helping your horse adjust to the cooler temperatures. Then, her husband Dr. Jeff Beshear provides tips from a vet's point of view on how best to care for your horse as the season changes.