May 22, 2021

USDF Joins as Bronze Sponsor of the 2021 AEC

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the partnership with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) for the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). The USDF will join as a Bronze Level Sponsor at this year’s AEC, held on August 31-September 5, 2021, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

“United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is excited to once again co-sponsor the [USEA] American Eventing Championships in 2021. We are always happy to support our eventing friends, and we wish competitors success during their championships,” said USDF Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch.

The USDF is the national membership organization dedicated to dressage, a method of horse training in existence since ancient Greece and an Olympic sport since the inception of the modern Olympics in the late 1800s.

Dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage, USDF is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization with more than 30 different educational programs, 125 affiliate local or regional clubs, and more than 2000 annual awards for excellence in competition.

“We are thrilled to continue the relationship with USDF this year for the 2021 AEC,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Our members often compete in both USDF and USEA competitions, and both organizations carry very similar values. We are proud to have them as a partner.”

For more information on USDF, please click here.

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. The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 31 – September 5, 2021, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.

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