The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime USEA partner, Merial as the title sponsor of the Intermediate Division at the 2017 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) and a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Event. This year’s AEC will be held August 30- September 3, 2017 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C.
“We have enhanced our long-standing commitment to being a leader in performance horse health by uniting the strengths of Boehringer Ingelheim and Merial creating the largest equine health company worldwide,” says Kristopher Scott, Director of Equine Marketing for Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. “Our products help horses be prepared for competition, and we are excited to continue our partnership and collaboration with the USEA this year.”
Merial’s Equine group is passionate about the health and wellbeing of these powerful yet sensitive animals. Their portfolio covers core products against common equine parasites and infectious diseases, plus targeted solutions for joint and gut health concerns that especially affect the performance horse market—all complemented by strong veterinary support, educational programs, and digital tools.
“For 2017, we are excited to have Merial return as the sponsor of the Merial Open Intermediate Division at the 2017 AEC,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Over 50 horse and rider pairs competed in the Merial Open Intermediate Division at the 2016 AEC. Riders from as far west as California and as far north as Canada tried for a chance to be the best Intermediate horse and rider in the country. Thanks to the support of Merial, over $15,000 in prize money will be on the line along with thousands of dollars in prizes!”
Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. To learn more about Merial, visit http://merial.com/en/. Be sure to visit Merial in the USEA Sponsor Village at this year’s AEC at Tryon International Equestrian Center.
About the AEC
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) is the pinnacle of the sport for the national levels. Held annually, this event draws together the best competitors from across the country vying for national titles from the Beginner Novice through the Advanced level. This year's AEC is being held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. August 30-September 3, 2017. To learn more, visit useventing.com/AEC
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