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.
As Tropical Storm Ophelia brought soaking rains to the region today, the Plantation Field International continued its four days of competition with CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S show jumping and cross-country for CCI1*-S, CCII2*-S, and CCI3*-S divisions.
The USEA Area IX Championships took place during two different horse trials this summer, with the Modified Championships as part of the The Event at Archer (Cheyenne, Wymoming) in August and the Preliminary, Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice Championships taking place during The Event at Skyline (Mount Pleasant, Utah) in September. In addition, Area IX offered additional championship tests at the Starter and Tadpole levels at Skyline.
The CCI4*-S division at the 2023 Plantation Field International Horse Trials kicked off today with 39 horses headed down centerline. Local rider Boyd Martin of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, topped the leaderboard riding Luke 140, owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate, and is also tied for third (28.8) with the Annie Goodwin Syndicate’s Fedarman B. Martin is also placed 23rd with Contessa, owned by the Turner family.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is humbled to announce the return of long-time partner The Dutta Corporation as the “Title Sponsor of the 2023 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships,” which include the East Coast Championships at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland, on Oct. 19-20 and the West Coast Championships at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California, on Oct. 27-28.