Apr 18, 2013

United States Eventing Association Renews Partnership with Dubarry of Ireland


The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has today announced that Dubarry of Ireland is doubling its support of eventing by sponsoring both the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) and the Adequan USEA Gold Cup. In addition to being a Silver Level Sponsor of the AEC the company is providing a pair of its distinguished Dubarry boots to the winner of the Intermediate Championship.

“Dubarry is proud to be associated with the USEA through our sponsorship of their two signature events as these present a unique opportunity for us to promote our products in our target market. Eventers have proved their loyalty to Dubarry and in turn we would like to show our appreciation through our partnership with the USEA,” said Danny Hulse, U.S. General Manager of Dubarry of Ireland.

Dubarry boots have become essential for every eventer; combining as they do an exclusive look with superior quality. The hard wearing waterproof design of the boots is recognized by riders who choose Dubarry boots for walking the cross-country course and wading into the water jump to check the footing. A visit to the Dubarry booth at the AEC to view the acclaimed selection of boots, clothing and accessories has become a habit for eventers.

"The USEA is delighted to welcome back Dubarry as a valued sponsor of the USEA and its programs," said Jo Whitehouse, USEA CEO. "We have built a strong relationship with the company and are very appreciative of the continued support.”

Dubarry of Ireland will be represented at the Nutrena American Eventing Championships which takes place at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas from September 26-20th, 2013.

The USEA Gold Cup Series began at the Red Hills Horse Trials in Florida in March and riders will continue to qualify at selected events through until the final at the American Eventing Championships in September.

For more information, please contact: Rob Burk (703) 779 – 9895

About Dubarry

Over 70 years ago a co-operative was formed to provide work in a small town called Ballinasloe in the heart of Galway on Ireland’s glorious West Coast. Taking its name from a famous French courtesan, Madame du Barry, the company’s formative years were defined through the making of fine quality shoes during which time they were fortunate to be able to draw on a local population of hard-working craftsmen and women. Dubarry’s reputation as one of Ireland’s most respected and successful companies was born out of the workforce’s deep-rooted pride and ambition to produce footwear of the very highest quality. Over the years Dubarry has expanded its international sourcing network, working closely with carefully selected contract partners who share our high standards and desire to work with the best of components, raw materials and unique designs. Dubarry is now recognized around the world and wherever we are we like to feel that we take a little bit of Ireland with us because when something’s good it’s worth sharing.

For more information about Dubarry of Ireland, please visit their website at http://www.dubarry.us/

About The Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Adequan USEA Gold Cup has joined forces with the PRO Tour Series to create an exciting format of competition and greater promotion of the sport of eventing. The Adequan USEA Gold Cup will now consist of 11 qualifying competitions at the Advanced Horse Trials and CIC3* levels, with the final at the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships, September 26-29 in Tyler, Texas. The $40,000 Adequan Advanced division will serve as the designated division and the winner of the division will be named the 2013 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Champion. The horse and rider pair must complete at least one Gold Cup qualifier to be eligible to compete in the AEC Advanced division and earn the chance to be the keeper of the cup and take home a major chunk of the $40,000.

2013 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Qualifiers

Red Hills CIC3* | March 7-9 | Tallahassee, FL
Southern Pines II Advanced | March 22-24 | Raeford, NC
Galway Downs CIC3* | March 28-31 | Temecula, CA
The Fork Horse Trials CIC3* | April 4-7 | Norwood, NC
Chattahoochee Hills CIC3* | May 16-19 | Fairburn, GA
Rebecca Farm CIC3* | July 24-28 | Kalispell, MT
Millbrook H.T. Advanced | August 1-4 | Millbrook, NY
Richland Park CIC3* | August 22-25 | Richland, MI
Aspen Farms Advanced | September 6-9 | Yelm, WA
Plantation Field CIC3* | September 20-23 | Unionville, PA (2014 Qualifier)
Woodside International CIC3* | October4-6 |Woodside, CA (2014 Qualifier)

For more information about the USEA Gold Cup Series, please visit http://www.useventing.com/programs/goldcup

About the 2013 Nutrena American Eventing Championships

The 2013 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships will be unlike any before. Now organized by the USEA the championships will settle into their new home at Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas on September 26-29.

With all the changes this year, the championships are guaranteed to have a new look and some exciting new features. The Advanced Championships will become the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced Championships and competitors will have to qualify by completing one of the designated Gold Cup competitions. These combinations will then be eligible for the $40,000 Advanced Championship. The championship is also designated as the USEF National Advanced Horse Trials Championship for the Jack Le Goff Trophy, a truly prestigious award.

Longtime USEA sponsor Merial is returning as the title sponsor of the Intermediate Championships and we are working hard to secure more prize money and more of those lovely prizes that have become a hallmark of the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships. Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors who make these championships possible for our members.

The Mark Phillips Pony Rider Championships will again be held at the Beginner Novice, Novice and Training levels for riders 16 and under and ponies 14.2 and under. Please remember if you want your placings to count for qualifications for the AEC and for leaderboard points, you must be a USEA member and your horse/pony must be registered. At the Beginner Novice, Novice and Training levels a lifetime “limited status” horse registration of $40 will take care of your horse’s requirements. If you are moving to the preliminary level and above please make sure that your horse is upgraded to “full status” which is an additional $110. If you have purchased a new horse and intend to compete at the preliminary level and above then you will need to purchase a “full status” lifetime horse registration for which the fee is $140.

For more information about the 2013 Nutrena American Eventing Championships, please visit http://www.useventing.com/programs/aec.

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