Land Rover North America returns to partner with the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), to be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) from August 30th to September 3rd, 2017.
Land Rover North America continues its longstanding support of eventing competition at this multi-division national championship event. The AEC offers horse and rider combinations of all ages and levels the chance to compete in a one of a kind national championships. The unique event was created as an opportunity to recognize all professionals, amateurs and juniors for their year-long accomplishments, bringing the top riders in their respective divisions from all over the United States to compete for a championship title.
Kim McCullough, Vice President of Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC said, “We are happy to be a part of this weekend’s event as it helps develop the next generation of our equestrian athletes and also awards and recognizes the best riders in the nation, whether they are a Beginner Novice or are riding in the Advanced division.
This event does a great job of creating a championship environment and the stunning facilities in the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountain range provide the perfect environment to showcase the capability and design of our vehicles.”
Spectators will be treated to an exciting cross-country competition with a diverse range of fences on the course designed by Captain Mark Phillips, which will stretch the competitors to their full ability and produce some thrilling rounds. For many competing at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, this will be the first opportunity to compete at the world-class facility, and for some the first opportunity to ride a Captain Mark Phillips course.
USEA President, Carol Kozlowski spoke of this year’s event, "We are excited that Land Rover is once again returning as the Presenting sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships. Their support has created unique experiences and memories for our guests that make them want to come back to our event year-after-year.”
Alongside the competition, the Land Rover experiences will be an attractive feature of the event again this year. Spectators will be given the opportunity to peruse Land Rover’s ‘Ultimate Stable,’ featuring the all-new seven-seat Land Rover Discovery, and will include a range of top equestrian apparel and equipment.
‘Young Adventurers’ on site at the horse show will not miss out on any fun as Land Rover will have a fleet of scaled-down, electric-powered replicas of the iconic 1948 Land Rover Series 1 for children, ages four through ten, to drive on a specially modified ‘miniature’ off-road course.
A selection of the latest Land Rover vehicles will be on display in the main shopping plaza next to the Land Rover Young Adventurers ‘kiddie course’ and also on the cross-country course. Vehicles displayed include the new Land Rover Discovery, which recently went on sale, the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, and the all-new Range Rover Velar model coming to market this fall.
The week-long Championship event aligns with Land Rover North America’s long-term partnership as the Official Vehicle of the United States Equestrian Federation and the U.S. Land Rover Eventing Team.
To learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover and Nutrena® please visit: www.useventing.com/aec
How competitive have your Training results been? What’s a good dressage score? What scores could earn you a top finish? We’ve been taking a look at each USEA level and as we continue this series, EquiRatings offers some stats and graphs to help evaluate your Training game.
The CCI4*-S had an exciting shake-up of the top placings to finish out the International divisions at the Twin Rivers Fall International. It was Tamie Smith and Passepartout, an 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding (Pasco x Preschel) owned by Tamie's daughter Kaylawna Smith-Cook, who came out on top with the fastest cross-country time of the group. Ruth Bley’s 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding Danito (Dancier x Wie Musik) took second. Erin Kellerhouse and her own Woodford Reserve rounded out the top three.
Knowing what sort of support your horse needs can be tough, but it can also make a big difference. There’s a lot of confusion between your horse’s foregut health and hindgut health. After all, the process of breaking down food and absorbing nutrients is all technically “digestion,” so isn’t it all the same? Not quite. The organs in the foregut and hindgut have different functions, and each area has unique health concerns.
This year, the Area VI Championships took place on a sweltering weekend in Ramona, California at the Copper Meadows Horse Trials. In order to qualify to compete in the Area VI Championships in 2020, riders had to earn two MERs at the level at an event in Area VI during the qualifying period from August 1, 2019 to August 18, 2020.