The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the partnership with Active Interest Media – Practical Horseman as a Prize Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) and as a Media Partner of U.S. Eventing. Active Interest Media will generously provide 22 one-year subscriptions of their award-winning magazine, Practical Horseman, to AEC division reserve champions. This year’s AEC will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
“We’re delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with the United States Eventing Association,” said Sandra Oliynyk, Practical Horseman’s editor and English editorial director. “Practical Horseman shares the USEA’s commitment to safety, education, and horsemanship. Many of our readers are eventers and USEA members and we love providing them with quality, in-depth training articles from respected trainers in the industry.”
Since 1973, Practical Horseman magazine has been an award-winning publication that provides hands-on how-to articles on riding, training, equine health, and competitions for English riders through multi-media channels including print, online, social media, podcasts, and events. Renowned experts in the disciplines of dressage, eventing, hunters, and jumpers share in-depth information to help readers become well-rounded riders and horse-care managers. Profiles and features create a sense of community, from top professionals to dedicated amateurs, helping foster the dream of being the best horseperson possible.
“We deeply value our relationship with Practical Horseman,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “For over 45 years, Practical Horseman has established itself as a preeminent source for equestrian news in America. We are extremely thankful for their continued support and it’s always a pleasure to work with the dedicated staff of this well-respected publication.”
Learn more at www.practicalhorsemanmag.com and check out the newly launched Practical Horseman Podcast, which features conversations with legendary riders, industry leaders, and horse care experts to inform and inspire listeners.
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.