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.
Preparing for your first horse trial and not sure what is expected of you at each level? Over the course of the next few Rule Refreshers, we will be diving into each level and the performance expectations of each phase. Want to better prepare yourself or your students for their first competition or a move-up? The USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is a free resource to all USEA members that outlines clear and consistent guidelines for riders and trainers to refer to when navigating their way through the competition levels. You can access this guide by logging into your online services account.
I’m not one for the spotlight. As the voice of the Association, you don’t need to know my personal views, political, eventing, or otherwise. So despite my byline appearing on thousands of articles on the USEA website and magazine, this is probably only the second time I’m writing about myself (the first was about my love for lessons, and reading it now makes me laugh as I am still 100% addicted). But as I am now just a USEA member I thought I would share a bit of my journey to add to our member spotlight series, Now on Course.
You’ve likely spent some time scouring the USEA Calendar to line up your 2022 competition schedule. Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to plan some cross-country schooling outings to make sure you and your horse are as ready as possible. If you own or manage a facility that welcomes guests for haul-in schooling, you’ve likely noticed horses and their humans showing up in droves to get their practice in. A successful off-site schooling day has many, many moving parts. From paperwork and payment to safety, these best practices for hosts and guests will help everything go as smoothly as possible.
US Equestrian is pleased to announce the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S at CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, from July 1-2, 2022. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello.