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.
In addition to their support of the YEH Championships, The Dutta Corp. will also provide one round trip flight for the winner of the 2023 Holekamp/Turner YEH Lion d’Angers Grant. The Holekamp/Turner Grant is awarded annually to the highest scoring competitor from the USEA YEH 5-year-old East and West Coast Championships that is now in their 7-year-old year and is eligible and able to travel to compete in the FEI World Young Horse Championships at Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France.
"It gives me such pleasure to support the USEA's Young Event Horse Championships," said Tim Dutta, CEO and President of The Dutta Corp. "Providing a development program and an event of this caliber to showcase our developing equine talent and help them take another step towards the ultimate dream of a global podium finish is paramount to supporting the US Equestrian Dream. We are proud and honored to do our part in helping to support them along the way."
For more than three decades, J. Tim Dutta and the team at The Dutta Corporation have put the horse first and foremost. With state-of-the-art jet stalls and an expert team of grooms that care for the horses, The Dutta Corp. provides their customers with a horse air transportation solution that is tailored to their needs. Whether customers are looking for domestic or international horse transport, the Dutta Corp. has several regularly scheduled flights to choose from. Click here to see where The Dutta Corp. flies. The Dutta Corp. works with several airlines, including Atlas Air, CAL Cargo, DHL, Emirates, FedEx, KLM/Martin Air, LAN Cargo, LH Cargo, and Qatar Air Cargo, all of which have worldwide reputations for excellence. The Dutta Corp. can assist with securing referrals for travel insurance, and they handle all customs, tax, and agriculture details for the horse’s trip.
“The USEA is proud to partner with The Dutta Corporation again on the Young Event Horse Championships,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “The Dutta Corp. is a fantastic supporter of the sport of eventing and provides industry leading service regarding equine air transportation. We thank The Dutta Corp. for supporting the Young Event Horse Championships and the Holekamp/Turner Grant, as their contribution is directly helping to cultivate the next generation of top-class eventing horses and potentially future U.S. Team horses.”
To learn more about The Dutta Corporation and to request a travel quote, please visit timdutta.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 the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program
The Young Event Horse (YEH) Program was first established in 2004 as an eventing talent search. Much like similar programs in Europe, the YEH program was designed to identify young horses aged four- and five-years-old, that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. The ultimate goal of the program is to distinguish horses with the potential to compete at the four- and five-star levels, but many fine horses that excel at the lower levels are also showcased by the program.
The YEH program provides an opportunity for breeders and owners to exhibit the potential of their young horses while encouraging the breeding and development of top event horses for the future. The program rewards horses who are educated and prepared in a correct and progressive manner. At qualifying events, youngsters complete a dressage test and a jumping/galloping/general impression phase. At Championships, young horses are also evaluated on their conformation in addition to the dressage test and jumping/galloping/general impression phase. Click here to learn more about the Young Event Horse Program.
The USEA would like to thank Bates Saddles, SmartPak, Standlee, Parker Equine Insurance, Capital Square, Kerrits, and The Jockey Club for sponsoring the Young Event Horse Program. Additionally, the USEA would like to thank The Dutta Corp., Title Sponsor of the Young Event Horse Championships.
About The Holekamp/Turner Grant
Founded in 2015 by Timothy and Cheryl Holekamp of New Spring Farm and Christine and T.J. Turner of Indian Creek Farm, the Holekamp/Turner Grant provides a USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championship competitor with the opportunity to represent the United States at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships in the 7-year-old CCIYH3*-L Championship at Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France. With the sole purpose of paving a clear pathway for U.S. team horses to progress in the sport of eventing, recipients who are North American-bred will be awarded the full cash grant of $17,500, while imported horses are awarded $8,000. Additionally, The Dutta Corp. offers a prize to the Holekamp/Turner Grant recipient, consisting of a round trip flight from the Eastern United States to Europe.
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