The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce the partnership with Horseware Ireland for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). As a Bronze Level Sponsor, Horseware Ireland will provide 22 embroidered show coolers for each AEC champion. This year’s AEC will be held on August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Horseware Ireland was founded by Tom and Carol MacGuinness in Dundalk, Ireland in 1985. After months of research and hand-stitching, the prototype of the now iconic Rambo Original was born, setting the standard for modern rug design. Their determination to produce a rug that didn’t leak, didn’t make the horse sweat, and didn’t slip led to the creation of the first fully waterproof and breathable turnout rug that really worked.
Since 1985 the Irish company has grown into one of the world’s most trusted producer of horse rugs. They offer horse rugs for every season and every occasion. The company brands include Rambo, Rhino, Amigo, Mio, and Rambo Micklem. In addition to horse clothing, they also offer products for women, men, children, and pets.
“We are very grateful for the support of Horseware Ireland,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Horseware Ireland has set the industry standard for exceptional horse rugs. Their unwavering commitment to creating a durable, comfortable, and highly effective product is why they are one of the best horse clothing companies in the world. I trust the products that Horseware Ireland has to offer.”
To learn more about Horseware Ireland, visit horseware.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.
My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).