The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the renewed partnership with the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) for 2020. The RRP will join as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds on August 25-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In return, the USEA will join the RRP as a Black Type Sponsor for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover on October 7-10 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
“The RRP is proud to partner with the USEA to support Thoroughbreds transitioning to competitive careers after racing. The athleticism and versatility of the Thoroughbred makes them well-suited for eventing and we’ve seen many horses rise to the upper levels of the sport after concluding their careers on the track. Eventing is one of the most popular disciplines offered at the Thoroughbred Makeover each year, and its multi-discipline aspect lends itself well to putting a solid foundation of training on a Thoroughbred after racing. We’re excited to work with the eventing community to introduce more equestrians to this unique challenge,” said Jen Roytz, RRP’s Executive Director.
Founded in 2010, the RRP works to facilitate the placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in the marketplace and inspiring equestrians to provide the training that secures their futures. RRP offers online directories, educational resources, and publishes Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine.
“It’s always very special to partner with an organization like the RRP that share similar values as the USEA. The RRP puts horse welfare at the utmost importance and we are proud to have them as a partner,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk.
For more information on the RRP, please visit their website.
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.
Wrapping up an exciting weekend of competition, young horses from all over the planet gathered together in Le Lion d’Angers, France for the final phase of the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses. 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) finished out an educational weekend in the 7-year-old championships in 31st out of 58 pairs.
Florida-based Swedish rider Jennie Jarnstrom-Dennis galloped around clear and fastest of the day on Saturday to take the lead in the inaugural CCI4*-S, sponsored by B&D Builders, at The Event at TerraNova. Jarnstrom-Dennis and her Hanoverian mare Flower Girl (Futurist x Lucy) were fourth after dressage on 30.8. Not a single horse-and-rider combination made the optimum time; she added 10.8 time penalties to lead on 41.6.
Fresh off a top 15 finish in the CCI3*-L at the Maryland 5 Star, Cosby Green is back in Lexington attending class at the University of Kentucky (UK). The 21-year-old is an undergraduate student, a team member and the social chair of the UK eventing team, has two upper-level event horses, Copper Beach and Highly Suspicious, and a young horse, McCreary, who she rode on the winning team of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.
Course designer Pierre Michelet's cross-country courses for the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion were extravagant as always and put young horses to the ultimate test in the 6- and 7-year-old Championships. The 2021 Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. Prize recipients Cole Horn and MBF Cooley Permission to Land (Cobra x Deeply Dippy K) move forward after the final phase sitting in 30th overnight on a score of 55.8.