Aug 27, 2023

Rood & Riddle named Exclusive Veterinarian of the USEA American Eventing Championships

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA,) Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI,) and co-organizer Mary Fike are pleased to welcome Rood & Riddle as the exclusive veterinarian for the USEA American Eventing Championships, presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC,) returning to the Kentucky Horse Park on Aug. 29 – Sept. 3, 2023.

With locations in Lexington, Kentucky, Saratoga Springs, New York, and Wellington, Florida, Rood & Riddle is known and respected worldwide for the innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. During the AEC, Rood & Riddle will offer 24-hour on-call emergency support, veterinarian coverage throughout the cross-country phases, and access to their full-service equine hospital facility just minutes away from the Kentucky Horse Park.

“Rood & Riddle is excited to be the Official Veterinarian for the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships," said Dr. Woodrow Friend, Director of Marketing for Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. "We are proud to work alongside the team at AEC to provide excellent veterinary services to the equine community, and the Kentucky Horse Park”.

The USEA American Eventing Championships, presented by Nutrena Feeds, is the annual championship for every level of the Olympic equestrian sport of eventing, from Beginner Novice to Advanced, in America.

To learn more about Rood & Riddle, visit their website at https://roodandriddle.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.

About Equestrian Events, Inc.

Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) is a non-profit charitable Kentucky corporation that was established initially to produce the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the success of those championships, EEI established an annual event that evolved into the world-renowned Kentucky Three-Day Event, which draws more than 80,000 spectators to the Kentucky Horse Park each year. EEI added the Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix in 2018, the Lexington CCI4*-S in 2021, and also produces other events. EEI supports several local and equine charities and has donated more than $725,000 to various charities since 2011. For more information, please visit www.eq-events.com.

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Weekend Quick Links: February 24-25

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.

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA

Official Horse Boot of the USEA