The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is proud to welcome back Merck Animal Health as a Corporate Level Sponsor and the “Official Animal Health Provider of the United States Eventing Association.” Merck continues to show its support by signing on as a Gold Level Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships and Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Gold Cup, USEA Future Event Horse Series and USEA Young Event Horse Series.
"Eventing is considered the ultimate test of horse and rider, so we know there's no room for compromise when it comes to the health of your eventer," said Mandy Remus, Merck Animal Health equine marketing manager. "Merck Animal Health is proud to be a sponsor of USEA and through our commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals, we're dedicated to providing safe and effective products to help keep your horse in peak health."
With the world’s largest offering of equine products, ranging from vaccines to reproduction management, the Merck Animal Health Equine Portfolio is dedicated to continual innovation. Their products, research and horse owner education programs are all focused on providing a better life for our equine companions and better resources and medicines for the equine practitioner.
“Merck Animal Health has made it clear that the mission of their company is the health and welfare of the horse,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Their products are focused on improving the lives of our equine companions. Since the USEA was founded, one of our core values has been on horse welfare. Our partnership with Merck is a perfect match. We are excited to continue this strong partnership and watch our sport grow with the support of Merck.”
About Merck Animal Health
Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit www.merck-animal-health.com.
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.
The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This has been a difficult decision, but with the current pandemic situation at hand, we feel that this is the correct and ‘common sense’ direction to take. We are developing a plan to host a shorter, smaller, and more focused competition. We will be using state and local protocols to help guide us through this. Safety is paramount at Rebecca Farm, for both equine and human participants.