The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce their continued Corporate Sponsor partnership with Standlee Hay Company, Inc., the “Official Forage of the USEA.” Standlee will remain a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships as well as a Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Gold Cup Series, Future Event Horse Series, and Young Event Horse Series.
“Standlee Premium Western Forage is proud to partner with the USEA another year. We share the same values dedicated to providing education for all horse owners,” said Standlee Marketing Program Manager Cambria Peterson. “At Standlee, we believe in nutrition delivered optimally through supplying the highest quality, home grown forage. Give your horse the best so they feel their best.”
Founded in 1981, Standlee Hay Company is the proud grower and manufacturer of “Standlee Premium Western Forage” and a leader in the forage industry. Standlee is committed to growing, producing, manufacturing and selling the highest quality forage products nationally and internationally.
“At the USEA we are extremely selective about which companies are official corporate sponsors,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Standlee easily fits in as one of our model sponsors which is why they are the Official Forage of the USEA. Our members can trust that Standlee will supply their equine athletes with industry leading top quality premium forage products.”
About Standlee Hay Company, Inc.
For over 30 years, Standlee has produced the highest quality forage products available. Standlee Premium Western Forage® products are available in alfalfa, alfalfa blends, orchard grass, and timothy grass and come in different formats including bales (compressed bales, compressed and shrink-wrapped Grab & Go® bales), cubes, pellets, chopped, and shreds. Quality is evident in Standlee Premium Western Forage® products and in the way they do business. Check out the complete line of products at www.StandleeForage.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 about the USEA, visit www.useventing.com.
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Conditioning makes the horse fit and increases his endurance performance with less wear and tear on feet and legs. The idea is to work his heart and lungs in short intervals, let him recover a bit, then work him again. The following schedule for Training level horse provides an introduction for the horse and rider at the lower levels to the principle of interval training.
Within their first few years of being born, young horses have the opportunity to get a taste of U.S. Eventing through the USEA’s young horse programs. The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds under saddle to become successful upper level event horses while the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) evaluates the potential of 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses.
If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.