The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce long time sponsor, Nutrena will be returning as a Corporate Sponsor and the “Official Feed of the USEA.” Nutrena has shown its support for the American Eventing Championships (AEC) for several years and will be a Presenting Sponsor of this year’s event. The American Eventing Championships, presented by Nutrena, will be held August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO.
“We are glad to be continuing our long-standing relationship with the USEA,” stated Caitlin Gagnon, with Cargill Animal Nutrition. “The partnership we have created continues to strengthen and it’s exciting to think about what we could do together in the future.”
Cargill manufactures and markets a complete line of Nutrena brand feeds and supplements that help horses and all classes of livestock maintain optimal health throughout all stages of life. Using the highest-quality ingredients and the most up-to-date nutritional technology, Cargill is committed to the health, well-being and safety of its customers' horses, livestock and pets.
“Since the very first AEC in 2004, Nutrena has partnered with the USEA as one of our corporate sponsors,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Having partnered with Nutrena for over 14 years, we are proud to call Nutrena the “Official Feed of the USEA” today. We know that feeding Nutrena brings U.S. eventers peace of mind thanks to their incredibly high standards and their focus on optimum nutrition and peak performance. We urge our members to consider Nutrena when feeding their equine.”
From the beginning, our scientists set out to understand exactly how good nutrition works. As a result, Nutrena animal feed has been developing the latest innovations in the care and feeding of animals since 1921. We focus on providing precisely balanced, consistent nutrients in every bag to bring out the best in your animal, at any age or activity level.
And there’s no need to simply take our word for it. Our staff includes more than 90 Ph.D.-level scientists who perform research in two innovation centers and 16 application centers, and in participation with universities and partners across the nation.
No matter what part of the country you call home, you’ll find Nutrena feeds readily available, so you can give your animals high-quality nutrition. For a lifetime.
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About the AEC
The USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds 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 Colorado Horse Park August 30-September 2, 2018. To learn more, visit useventing.com/AEC
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