https://www.lexmark.com/en_us/...The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds has broken all the records, now standing as the largest eventing competition in North American history. The AEC at the Kentucky Horse Park garnered nearly 1,200 entries, with just under 1,000 starters and none of it would have been possible without the outstanding organization from Equestrian Events, Inc. and Mary Fike, and also thanks to the support of the many loyal sponsors. Thanks to their generous support, the USEA was able to provide AEC competitors with over $100,000 in prize money, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes and in-kind donations. Whether an AEC competitor placed 6th or won their division, they walked away with prize money and a plethora of prizes donated by the wonderful sponsors.
The USEA would like to especially thank AEC Presenting Sponsor, Nutrena Feeds, as they have been a long-time supporter of the AEC at both the Presenting and Title level in the past, and the USEA cherishes this partnership for all USEA members.
The USEA would also like to thank Adequan, who has been a long-time partner serving as the Title Sponsor of the Advanced division. The USEA and Adequan were able to offer the elite $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final at the AEC this year, sending the winner home with a whopping $30,000 personalized check. Adequan is the “Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA.”
Bates Saddles, the “Official Saddle of the USEA” has built an exciting partnership and stands as Platinum level sponsor of the AEC, as well as Title sponsor of the Preliminary divisions. Bates supports the USEA with $17,000 worth of prizes for winners through sixth place in every division.
Vetoquinol returned after forging a partnership with the AEC in 2019, and returned as a Platinum sponsor this year, and the title sponsor of the Modified division. They provided $40,000 in prizes, gifting a tub of Equistro Flexadin to the top 10 in every AEC division, as well as the top teams in the Adult Team Championships (ATC).
Bronze Level Sponsors: 70 Degrees, Athletux, Black Petticoat, The Chronicle of the Horse, Devoucoux, Dubarry of Ireland, Equilume, FITS Riding, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, LandSafe Equestrian, Parks Tax & Consulting, Retired Racehorse Project, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis
Prize Level Sponsors: American Saddlebred Horse Association, Astrid’s Oil, Bluegrass Animal Products, Dressage TestPro, EQuine AMerica Magazine, Flexible Fit Equestrian, Achieve Equine/FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips, Great British Equinery, Horse & Country, Hound & Hare, I Love My Horse, Mare Modern Goods, Romitelli Riding Boots, Strides for Equality Equestrians, Tack of the Town, VetBlue, The Equine Network, Lexmark and Horse&Country
For more information about the AEC please visit useventing.com/aec and save the date for the AEC at the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana August 30 – September 4, 2022.
“The highest priority must be given by instructors to developing in their riders a correct, balanced, supple, effective, and independent seat for dressage and for jumping.” - “Teaching Principles” in the new ECP Eventing Handbook by the Levels
If you are on the fence about attending the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention this December 7-11 in Savannah, GA, the schedule of thought-provoking and insightful educational sessions planned for the event is sure to convince you to register today! To learn more about the various sessions and their hosts, click here.
This summer, five USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Clinics took place across the country giving young riders the opportunity to hone in on their horsemanship skills, improve their consistency in the saddle and show ring, and create a pipeline for potential team riders by identifying and developing young talent. We caught up with many of the riders from the two West Coast sessions to hear their takes on the USEA’s newest program.
It’s about that time of year again when eventers across the country are packing their trunks and making arrangements to new locations for the winter months. While some owners might feel more comfortable transporting their own horses, time and resources make it more expedient for others to load their horses onto someone else’s rig for the potentially long journey to their winter quarters. For the safety and peace of mind of everyone involved – especially the equine passengers – two trusted shippers based on the east coast shared their tips for best practices when preparing horses for long trailer rides.