The USEA and Area VIII are pleased to announce that Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will be the title sponsor and the Official Veterinarians and Veterinary Pharmacy of 2013 USEA Area VIII Championships. The Area VIII Championships will take place August 30 – September 1 at the Kentucky Classique Horse Trials, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Rood & Riddle has long been a fixture at the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event. Equally known for the excellence in equine healthcare and their support of the sport of eventing, Rood & Riddle is an equine-only veterinary practice with 50 veterinarians and a staff of over 200.
Latonna Wilson of Rood & Riddle says “Sponsoring the Area VIII Championship is a natural progression of our support for eventing, particularly in Kentucky. We are excited to be part of giving this event more prominence.”
The Area VIII Championships will hold Open divisions at the Preliminary, Training, Novice and Beginner Novice levels. Each division will award overall placings through 8th, in addition to the highest placed Adult Rider and Young Rider. Division winners will qualify for the 2013 USEA Nutrena American Eventing Championships and will receive discounted entry to the AEC, in addition to cash and prizes.
“We are thrilled to have Rood & Riddle as sponsors for the Championship,” said Cathy Wieschhoff, Area VIII Chair. “They have a fantastic facility and their support will enable us to further develop and promote the competition.”
Competitors may qualify for the Championship at any event, but they must be members of Area VIII no later than July 9, 2013. Qualifications for the Area VIII Championships will be the same as for the American Eventing Championships and must be met by August 13, 2013, which is the closing date for the Kentucky Classique. To date, 288 riders and 307 horses have qualified for the Area VIII Championships. For more information, visit www.usea8.org/championships.
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is located on 24 acres in the heart of the Bluegrass, just 5 minutes from the Kentucky Horse Park. For those who are interested, tours of the facility are available. Please call (859) 233-0371 for more details or visit their website at www.roodandriddle.com.
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