The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce RevitaVet Therapy Systems is continuing its sponsorship as the Title Sponsor of the 2019 USEA Young Rider of the Year Leaderboard. A RevitaVet IR2 Complete System and $1000 will be awarded to the leaderboard winner at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention which will be held December 12-15, 2019 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. This year, the USEA will celebrate it’s 60th Anniversary in Boston, the birthplace of the Association.
“RevitaVet has always been supporting young riders through the USEA and we want to continue to do this,” said Tom Newman, CEO of RevitaVet. “We wish good luck and a great year to all USEA young riders.”
RevitaVet Light Therapy Systems, manufacturer of the RevitaVet IR2, provides leading technology in non-invasive care for equine preventive maintenance and rehabilitation. In over 40 years of independent research, light therapy has been shown to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. It is easily applied and delivers safe and effective pulsed infrared light therapy that stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal, but at an accelerated pace.
“RevitaVet Therapeutics Systems have been a valued partner of U.S. Eventing for a number of years and we are incredibly thankful for their continued support of our sport,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “The owners and distributors of RevitaVet products care about our horses and the health of the sport and they continue to show that support in countless ways.”
As an industry leader of equine preventative maintenance and rehabilitation devices, RevitaVet™ provides healthy maintenance and rehabilitation of your equine athletes, enhancing their peak performance condition, while preventing costly veterinary ailments before they arise. To find out more about light therapy and the products RevitaVet has available, visit www.revitavet.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.
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On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
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