The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to announce their new partnership with Hylofit, the only equine wearable to offer in-ride feedback for horse and rider. As the new Title Sponsor of the USEA Classic Series, Hylofit is generously providing a 10 percent discount for Hylofit products to all USEA Classic Series competitors as well as 11 Hylofit systems to the high scorers of each USEA Classic Series Event at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. In addition to their title sponsorship, Hylofit will be a Contributing Level Sponsor of USEA Annual Meeting and Convention.
“Hylofit is very excited to partner with U.S. Eventing as the new title sponsor of the USEA Classic Series of competitions. Eventers build a significant bond with their horses through hours spent together preparing for the rigors of competition, both in and out of the saddle. Hylofit, an innovative wireless heart rate tracking system, allows riders to delve a layer deeper into understanding their horse’s response to training and to quantify fitness level. It also provides insights into other indications of heart rate like stress and pain; sources that might not be apparent otherwise. Given the particular focus on conditioning and the time spent training in the saddle that the long format demands, we think Hylofit is a perfect fit for this partnership. We hope to provide classic series competitors and all eventers, beginner novice through advanced, the opportunity to “know your ride” like never before," said Kate McGuinn Motley, co-founder of Hylofit.
On display at the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event during the afternoon break on Friday, Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill by Night wore the Hylofit system that provided live analysis of both horse and rider. The pair performed a beautiful freestyle test while audience members were able to see Halliday-Sharp’s heart rate reach up to 185 beats per minute and average from 150 to 175 beats per minute. The technology behind the Hylofit system is designed to improve communication between horse and rider by tracking performance and providing insights to improve training results and promote the overall health and wellbeing of the horse.
“The USEA is truly excited at the new partnership that Hylofit have established with eventing!” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “I can’t think of a better company to pair with the popular Classic Three-Day. If you want to know if your horse is properly conditioned and healthy Hylofit can help you get there. The innovative approach they have developed to monitoring your training is revolutionary. To complete a classic long format event you need to understand your conditioning. Those of us that competed back in the day in the traditional long format international competitions would have loved to have something like this. Luckily eventers and equestrians everywhere will now have access to this technology!”
Now available to purchase the Hylofit system hit the marketplace in 2018. The Hylofit system is the only equine wearable to offer in-ride feedback for horse and rider. Hylofit’s state-of-the-art product is designed to maximize communication between horse and rider, improve training results, and promote the overall health and wellbeing of the horse. Hylofit unique features include real-time feedback, post-ride insights, rider insights, overall wellbeing of the horse and rider, zone training, sharing features, video features, weather impact features, and more. The Hylofit system that tracks both horse and rider’s heart rate is comprised of four hardware components, an App for iOS or Android, and an optional App for the iWatch.
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