The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the partnership with Lanier Sand and Soil for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). Lanier Sand and Soil will join as a Bronze Level Sponsor and will provide cooling fans and water bottles for competitors and volunteers of the 2019 AEC. This year’s AEC will be held on August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Lanier Sand and Soil started in 1953, as a family-owned and operated construction company, Lanier Construction, in Millen, Georgia. After Lanier Construction was founded, it transformed into Lanier Sand and Soil as the family owned one of the richest deep-bank sand properties in the United States, located near Columbia, South Carolina.
Now, Lanier Sand and Soil focuses primarily on providing the best soil and sand products to customers. They offer fill sand, masonry sand, sand clay, screened sand, ag-lime soil, crusher run, fill dirt, top soil, blended sand, and blended soil.
“Thanks to Lanier Sand and Soil, everyone at AEC will stay cool and hydrated,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “We are very thankful for their support of the 2019 AEC.”
To learn more about Lanier Sand and Soil, visit www.laniersand.com .
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) 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 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
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.
Conditioning makes the horse fit and increases his endurance performance with less wear and tear on feet and legs. The idea is to work his heart and lungs in short intervals, let him recover a bit, then work him again. The following schedule for Training level horse provides an introduction for the horse and rider at the lower levels to the principle of interval training.
Within their first few years of being born, young horses have the opportunity to get a taste of U.S. Eventing through the USEA’s young horse programs. The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds under saddle to become successful upper level event horses while the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) evaluates the potential of 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses.
If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.
By this time I am sure that you have received the news that the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) has been canceled. I sincerely apologize for the difficulty this has caused everyone involved. I want to commend the USEA Board of Governors for making an extremely hard decision.