The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce the renewed partnership with the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. This year’s AEC will take place on August 31 - September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
“Research is the fuel that drives equine clinical practice whether you are working with sport horses or pasture pets. Clinical practice in any discipline of equine performance is a matching game. The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is the leading funder of equine research worldwide. We are committed to supporting research that helps all horses of all breeds and disciplines, including sport horses, and that is why we are proud to partner with the USEA to sponsor the AEC,” said Dr. Larry R. Bramlage, a dedicated Grayson Board Member and practicing veterinarian at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is a leading non-profit organization committed to the understanding and advancement of all horses. The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has always been devoted to the progression of equine research. Since its foundation in 1940, Grayson-Jockey Club has helped advise various equine research specialties and protocols seen in our industry today. The Foundation has endorsed health recommendations for equine industry protocols, uncovered solutions to critical diseases, and found clues to numerous resolutions of equine health issues.
“We are very proud to partner with the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation for the 2021 AEC,” said the USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Similar to the core values of the USEA, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation holds equine welfare at the utmost importance. The research this organization has supported truly benefits the health and well-being of our equine partners and helps us to better understand them.”
For more information on the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, please visit grayson-jockeyclub.org.
About the USEA American Eventing Championships
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds 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. In fact, the 2019 AEC garnered over 1,000 entries and took place with 925 starters, now standing as the largest eventing competition in North American history. The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 31 – September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
The inaugural Event at TerraNova kicked off with dressage on Friday at Terranova Equestrian in Myakka City, Florida. In the CCI4*-S the first rider down the centerline Leslie Law (GBR) took the early lead riding the Irish Sport Horse Typically Fernhill (Dondoctro Ryal K x Castlefield Sarah), owned by Craig McCallum, on 27.2. He maintained the lead through the lunch break and then Sara Kozumplik Murphy and her syndicated Selle Francais gelding Rubens d’Ysieux (Balougran x Orenda d/Ysieux / Mr. Blue) took the top spot with 26.1.
Young horses from all over the world have flocked to Le Lion d'Angers, France for the Mondial du Lion young horse championships, including this year's Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. Prize recipients Cole Horn and MBF Cooley Permission to Land (Cobra x Deeply Dippy K). Horn and the 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding bred by Knightfield Stud are representing the U.S. in the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in the 7-year-old CCIYH3*-L Championship.
With 24 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program competitions on the 2014 calendar, young event horses all across the country had the opportunity to shine and qualify for the 2014 USEA YEH Championships. The YEH West Coast Championships were held at Galway Downs in Temecula, California, while the YEH East Coast Championships took place at Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland. Following 2014’s YEH finale, many of the graduating class of the 2014 USEA Young Event Horse Championships have gone on to make their mark on the upper levels of eventing.
Following the cancellation of the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event for 2022, US Equestrian will open a one-week bid process to fill the date on the 2022 U.S. Eventing Calendar. Per the 2022 U.S. FEI Eventing Calendar Policies and Procedures, applications to host the CCI4*-L level during the 2022 competition season are accepted by invitation only.