The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Jockey Club, the breed registry for all Thoroughbred horses in North America. As a Silver Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), The Jockey Club will award Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) prizes for all AEC divisions to include coolers, ribbons, and prize money for Champion and Reserve Champion Thoroughbred winners. This year’s AEC will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
“T.I.P. is extremely pleased to sponsor the American Eventing Championships, especially since they are being held at the Kentucky Horse Park, which is the location of the T.I.P. championships and a great venue to showcase the athleticism and versatility of Thoroughbreds,” said Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P. “Event riders have always been supportive of off-track Thoroughbreds, and they exemplify T.I.P.’s goal to repurpose racehorses into second careers."
Since its formation in 1894, The Jockey Club has pursued its mission as an organization dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing. The T.I.P. program was developed to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding. It offers sponsorship for Thoroughbred-only classes and divisions, high point Thoroughbred awards at open horse shows and competitions, a Thoroughbred of the Year Award, and a Young Rider of the Year Award. Click here to learn more about The Jockey Club and here to learn more about The Thoroughbred Incentive Program.
The Jockey Club has been supporting the USEA for many years with T.I.P. Awards at the AEC, as well as other series and championships including the Young Event Horse (YEH) and Future Event Horse (FEH) programs.
“As a Thoroughbred fan myself, I am excited to partner with The Jockey Club for the AEC,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “The influence of the Thoroughbred is so important to our sport that experts often refer to how much ‘blood’, in other words, Thoroughbred genetics, an event horse has when assessing their potential. Pairing with The Jockey Club for our national championships is a perfect match for U.S. Eventing.”
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.
Derek di Grazia’s cross-country courses at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International is the setting for all the action today in Elkton, Md. Here is what you need to know to follow along:
With 70 percent of the scores coming from the second day of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships, the 4- and 5-year-olds had a big moment in front of them to impress the judges Chris Ryan and Sally Ike. The horses were judged over a set of show jumps (15 percent) then moved directly into the cross-country portion (30 percent) before finally showing off their gallop and earning an overall score for their jumping (15 percent) and general impression (10 percent).
At the end of a busy day wrapping up the dressage phase of The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day (FHI), two new riders took over the top of the leaderboards. Mara DePuy and Congo Brazzaville Z moved into first in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship with their 28.6, while Alexa Gartenberg and Louis M claimed the pinnacle position in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship on a 25.9.
On this week's episode of the USEA Podcast, prepare to "winterize" your horse with tips from both a rider's perspective and a veterinarian's perspective. First, five-star eventer Emily Beshear shares her tips for helping your horse adjust to the cooler temperatures. Then, her husband Dr. Jeff Beshear provides tips from a vet's point of view on how best to care for your horse as the season changes.