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.
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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.