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.
Five-star eventer Kim Severson taught a show jumping clinic in January at Milestone Sport Horses in Lovettsville, Virginia where she instructed riders on the importance of forward riding for successful jumping. In this exercise, which Severson progressively adds additional pieces to, riders are instructed to focus on the quality of their canter.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.