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.
The FEI passed rule changes impacting Minimum Eligibility Requirements in November 2020 that go into effect on July 1, 2021. The changes will impact athletes who are uncategorized, “D” and “C” athletes competing at the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L, and CCI5*-L levels. Please see below for the highlighted changes. The USEF requirements to compete at these levels remain unchanged, but please remember that the USEF requirements must be achieved within 12 months of the competition. These changes will be adopted into the USEF Eventing Rulebook by July 1. See Appendix 3 for qualification requirements.
Beginning May 17, 2021, USEF will implement new protocols regarding the use of face coverings/masks at USEF-licensed competitions in response to recently updated CDC recommendations. Please click here to access the full amendments to the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan protocols.
Nicole Brown is joined this week by Irish World Equestrian Games silver medalist Sam Watson as they discuss the road to a successful cross-country round. They cover your basic training at home before your event, what you do when you get to the event and are walking the course, warming-up, visualization, and finally how to tackle the course. This podcast is full of words of wisdom from Sam that will keep you listening to the very end so tune in now!
Boyd Martin claimed the CCI4*-L victory at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event riding Luke 140, owned by The Luke 140 Syndicate. California rider Tamra Smith held the lead and second place with Danito and En Vogue, respectively, with the two swapping placings after cross-country, and Martin and Luke 140 maintaining third place through both phases. But two rails down for Danito dropped him to fourth place and En Vogue was relegated to third with three rails down, opening the door for Martin and Luke 140 to clinch the win.