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.
Preparing for your first horse trial and not sure what is expected of you at each level? Over the course of the next few Rule Refreshers, we will be diving into each level and the performance expectations of each phase. Want to better prepare yourself or your students for their first competition or a move-up? The USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is a free resource to all USEA members that outlines clear and consistent guidelines for riders and trainers to refer to when navigating their way through the competition levels. You can access this guide by logging into your online services account.
I’m not one for the spotlight. As the voice of the Association, you don’t need to know my personal views, political, eventing, or otherwise. So despite my byline appearing on thousands of articles on the USEA website and magazine, this is probably only the second time I’m writing about myself (the first was about my love for lessons, and reading it now makes me laugh as I am still 100% addicted). But as I am now just a USEA member I thought I would share a bit of my journey to add to our member spotlight series, Now on Course.
You’ve likely spent some time scouring the USEA Calendar to line up your 2022 competition schedule. Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to plan some cross-country schooling outings to make sure you and your horse are as ready as possible. If you own or manage a facility that welcomes guests for haul-in schooling, you’ve likely noticed horses and their humans showing up in droves to get their practice in. A successful off-site schooling day has many, many moving parts. From paperwork and payment to safety, these best practices for hosts and guests will help everything go as smoothly as possible.
US Equestrian is pleased to announce the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S at CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, from July 1-2, 2022. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello.