The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is thrilled to announce Nunn Finer’s return as the Official “Title Sponsor of the USEA Leaderboard.” The winners of the Nunn Finer USEA year-end leaderboards will be celebrated during the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention on December 6-10 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.
Nunn Finer started in 1993 manufacturing racing equipment for the American Thoroughbred racing industry, but it didn’t take long before other equine disciplines recognized the superior quality of the company’s products. Once leather goods and equipment request started pouring in from other disciplines, President John Nunn shifted the company’s efforts to curating a wide range of equipment for disciplines like eventing, dressage, foxhunting, hunters, and show jumping as well.
Today, Nunn Finer offers more than 25 bridle styles, most being made from fine Italian leather, along with matching martingales, breastplates, and stirrup leathers. The company also stocks a wide array of equine boots for training and competition, the largest supply of studs and caulks in the country and is the only manufacturer of the revolutionary self-cleaning stud. At Nunn Finer, they are dedicated to discovering and developing innovative products that help improve the life of all horse people, professional and amateur alike.
“The USEA is thrilled that Nunn Finer is maintaining their longtime support of the Association in 2023,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “John Nunn is an eventer himself and has taken his lifetime of expertise in the sport and manufacturing to ensure that all of Nunn Finer’s products are what our members need at a reasonable price. We are grateful to work with a company that provides the highest-quality products to our community.”
To shop Nunn Finer’s expansive line of products and find a retailer near you, visit nunnfiner.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.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
After not running in 2020 and 2021, the MARS Bromont CCI Three-Day Event returned to the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Center in Quebec, Canada, in 2022. America's Jennie Saville (née Brannigan) and Twilightslastgleam won the CCI4*-L, as the chestnut Thoroughbred gelding (National Anthem x Royal Child) bred and owned by Nina Gardner moved up from eighth after dressage into the lead after cross-country with the fastest round on wet ground over the tracks designed by Derek di Grazia. Canada's Lindsay Traisnel and Bacyrouge, a bay Selle Français gelding (Mylord Carthago x Lelia) owned by Patricia Pearce, finished second, and they are among four from the top-10 in the CCI4*-L in 2022 that return in 2023.
Hannah Sue Hollberg of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, was on a winning streak at the Essex Horse Trials on Sunday, claiming victory in both the $10,000 Open Intermediate and Open Preliminary divisions with two horses that are fairly new to her. Some difficulty on cross-country did not stop her mount Hachi from claiming victory in the Open Intermediate with a score of 101.6, while Open Preliminary partner Rockster finished on his dressage score of 27.3.
The great football coach Vince Lombardi said, “We win our games in practice.” With the goal of having the most effective practices possible for horses, their riders, and their coaches, Cathy Wieschhoff explains some signs that can indicate when horse and rider should repeat an exercise, switch it up, or be done with that activity. Wieschhoff brings perspective as a five-star rider that has competed at the Kentucky Three-Day Event and Burghley Horse Trials, a USEF “R” Course Designer for eventing cross-country and show jumping, a former Area VIII chair and member of the USEA Board of Governors, and a Level V USEA ECP Certified Coach based out of Carriage Station Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.