The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to announce the renewed partnership with Auburn Laboratories, Inc. As a Silver Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC), Auburn Laboratories will provide the top three finishers in every AEC division one 12-ounce bottle of APF. This year’s AEC will be held August 25-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Beginning in 1993, Dr. Michael Van Noy and his wife, Joy Van Noy, used adaptogenic herbal formulas to improve not only their own health and well-being, but also that of the horses in Dr. Van Noy’s San Francisco Bay Area veterinary practice. The initial formula they introduced to the equine supplement market in 1999 was APF – Advanced Protection Formula. Developed to provide general support and overall stress protection, it is still the first choice for many owners whose horses require metabolic and immune support for the effects of insulin resistance and Cushing's disease. APF Pro was introduced to address the specific issues facing the top equine athletes – immune support, gastric health, muscle building, energy, endurance, and recovery.
As part of their commitment to provide customers with exceptional herbal products with repeatable and reliable health benefits, they have identified several laboratories that specialize in quantitative analysis of botanical ingredients utilizing high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). By using state-of-the-art laboratory analysis of key botanical markers, they are able to consistently deliver products with reliable health benefits for animals.
“Auburn Laboratories has been a core supporter of U.S. Eventing for many years, and we are extremely proud to continue the partnership for this year’s AEC,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “This is a wonderful company, that’s committed to the welfare of our event horses. Please support this company which does so much to benefit the health of our event horses.”
Learn more about Auburn Laboratories by visiting www.auburnlabs.com.
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 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 25-August 30, 2020 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
One of my passions is continuing to be a good student, because I think no matter how old I get, there are multiple reasons learning new things inspires me. First and foremost, it helps me be a better rider and trainer, so my horses benefit. Second, it helps me be a better teacher by exposing me to different ways to have a relationship with a horse or a student.
This month we’re going to begin a three-part series on how to create positive riding experiences by making sure the words you say to yourself and the thoughts you think to yourself are positive. Referred to as self-talk, internal dialogue, or brain babble; the words you say to yourself can have a huge impact on your performance. In fact, your thoughts and voice are actually considered behaviors, and just like how positive physical behaviors (i.e. a balanced transition) can create success, your verbal behaviors can also accomplish the very same thing. So let's spend the next few months talking about how to talk to yourself!
Being spontaneous has paid off for Kevin Keane and Sportsfield Candy. “I bought him on a Wednesday and showed him on a Thursday,” Keane recalls about his first event with his Irish Sport Horse gelding, then 9 years old, at Plantation Field Horse Trials (Unionville, Pennsylvania) in September 2016. “I owned him for part of a day, and the next morning I showed up at a CCI and jogged him up for a two-star, and we went clean and clean and clean.”
THANK YOU to everyone who has already entered the USEF/USEA Recognized CDCTA Spring Horse Trials scheduled for Sunday, April 9 in Berryville, VA. We will continue to take late entries through Friday, March 24 using USEA’s Xentry system. If you still want to come compete, please enter! The late fee has been waived through Friday, March 24.