The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that The Chronicle of the Horse will continue as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), where lucky division winners will receive one-year subscriptions to the magazine. In addition, as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2019 Adult Team Championships (ATC), The Chronicle of the Horse will generously provide champion teams with embroidered coolers and prize packs. This year’s AEC will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
"We at The Chronicle of the Horse understand the special challenge amateurs face of balancing horses with family, jobs, and the rest of life,” the company stated. “We are proud to have partnered with the U.S. Eventing Association on the Adult Team Championships since the program’s inception more than 20 years ago, which has been a wonderful way for us to support amateur riders who represent the backbone of our sport. Since the ATC has joined the American Eventing Championships, the joint competition has been a great opportunity for us to reach dedicated equestrians who strive toward excellence at all levels.”
The Chronicle of the Horse published its first edition in 1937 and remains the industry leader in providing news coverage of national and international sport horse competitions. This weekly publication provides thorough results, compelling features, and thought-provoking commentary, both in print and online at www.chronofhorse.com.
“I love The Chronicle of the Horse and I have been reading it since I was a child,” stated USEA CEO Rob Burk. “We are excited to continue our relationship with The Chronicle of the Horse as it is the gold standard of equestrian publications in the United States. We are also thankful that The Chronicle of the Horse has continued their long term dedication to our Adult and Amateur riders through the Adult Team Championships and the AEC.”
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) is the pinnacle of the sport for the national levels. Held annually, the best junior, adult amateur, and professional competitors gather to vie for national championship titles at every level from Beginner Novice to Advanced. This ultimate test of horse and rider draws hundreds of horses and riders from around the country to compete for fabulous prizes, a piece of the substantial prize money, and the chance to be named the National Champion at their respective levels. The 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
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.
US Equestrian has announced the nomination of the following athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Eventing Team, as well as the Reserves for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Three direct reserve horses have also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which an athlete was named need to be substituted.
A combination that can be found on almost every cross-country course starting at the Novice level is the coffin combination. As the levels go up, so does the difficulty of the coffin question. The distances become shorter, coffins become bigger, and the terrain becomes steeper - even the name itself sounds intimidating.
The dressage test is the first of the three phases in eventing. Intended to demonstrate "the harmonious development of the physique and ability of the horse," the dressage test contains a prescribed list of movements to be carried out in front of a judge, or judges, and which is then given a penalty score that horse and rider carry through to the end of the competition.
On Sunday, June 16, Molly Sullivan and Kate Swain were named the two winners of the Charles Owen Technical Merit award for Area IX at Golden Spike Horse Trials.