Aug 11, 2021

Parks Tax & Consulting Joins as Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 AEC

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the partnership with Parks Tax & Consulting PLLC for the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). As a Bronze Level Sponsor of the AEC, Parks Tax & Consulting will provide $5,000 worth of gift certificates to the Intermediate division. The winner of the Intermediate division will receive a $2,500 gift certificate, second place will receive a $1,500 gift certificate, and third place will receive a $1,000 gift certificate. This year’s AEC will be held on August 31- September 5, 2021 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

“Parks Tax & Consulting PLLC is excited to be a part of the American Eventing Championships in 2021. We bring forth a unique coupling of expertise in both the accounting and equine fields to assist you in all aspects of your individual and small business tax needs,” said Holly Parks.

Eventing has been a passion of Holly's for over twenty years, and she is thrilled to have an opportunity to give back to this community. She selected the Intermediate level for the awards this year as she herself was an Intermediate-level competitor a few years ago.

Parks Tax & Consulting PLLC provides a full suite of services including bookkeeping, payroll, income tax preparation, and contract CFO services. Our current client list includes many equestrian-focused businesses such as trainers in dressage and eventing, breeders, and veterinarians. Holly Parks is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas and possesses both a Master's and Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University. She has over thirteen years of experience, previously having been employed by Deloitte Tax LLP, providing services in individual income tax, expatriate tax, and mobility HR. Holly founded Parks Tax & Consulting in 2020 to be able to have greater flexibility between being a mom, building a career, and equestrian sport. You provide the best for your horses. Trust us with your taxes.

“As a professional in both tax consulting and the sport of three-day eventing, Holly Parks is the perfect person to help eventers with their taxes. We are thrilled to partner with Holly, and we look forward to offering this unique prize at the 2021 AEC!” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. For more information on Parks Tax & Consulting PLLC, please visit www.parksaccounting.com, or the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ParksAccounting

About the USEA American Eventing Championships

The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds 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. In fact, the 2019 AEC garnered over 1,000 entries and took place with 925 starters, now standing as the largest eventing competition in North American history. The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 31 – September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.

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