The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce their continued partnership with longtime sponsor Auburn Laboratories, Inc. As a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), they will provide division winners with bottles of APF and packs of APF Pro cookies. Auburn Laboratories has also signed on as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. This year’s AEC will be held August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado and this year’s USEA Annual Meeting and Convention will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 5-9, 2018.
“Auburn Laboratories, Inc. is delighted to be partnering with USEA again this year to support the American Eventing Championships and the USEA Annual Convention,” said Joy Van Noy of Auburn Laboratories. “Our relationship with USEA, developed through the years, is very important to us and we are proud to be associated with this incredible organization as well as the remarkable competitors in all the levels of this sport across the country.”
Auburn Laboratories, Inc. creates APF (Advanced Protection Formula) and APF Pro, leading adaptogenic supplements for horses. APF supports your horse’s natural ability to “adapt” to stress, providing natural herbal extracts in a concentrated formula that is easily mixed into daily feed. Created by an equine veterinarian, Auburn Laboratories, Inc.’s products have become the first choice for the world’s top riders and trainers.
“Auburn Laboratories Inc. is a wonderful company that has consistently shown its commitment to the sport of eventing and the welfare of our horses,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “The APF products are well regarded and popular with our members. Those competing at the AEC this year can expect to see some of their amazing products included in the prize bags. I ask our members to extend your thanks to company founders Dr. Mike Van Noy and Joy Van Noy for their support of U.S. Eventing!”
The USEA would like to thank Auburn Laboratories for their generous support of our sport and invite you to visit them at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention Trade Fair.
About Auburn Laboratories
Founded in 1999 by Michael Van Noy, DVM and his wife Joy, Auburn Laboratories is dedicated to providing highly effective nutritional supplements backed by scientific research. Learn more about the products Auburn Laboratories offers by visiting their website.
About the United States Eventing Association
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 about the USEA, visit www.useventing.com.
All the major contenders passed the eventing final horse inspection at the Tokyo Olympics and will carry on to contest the show jumping phase in a few hours’ time.
The ground jury (Nick Burton, GBR, Christina Klingspor, SWE, and the U.S.A.’s Jane Hamlin) and vets only failed to accept one horse - Fantastic Frieda, ridden by Poland’s Joanna Pawlak, who had completed the cross-country in 41st place with a refusal and 25.2 time-faults.
The FEI has announced that the Swiss horse Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel has had to be euthanized after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Equestrian Eventing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on August 1, 2021.
In 2002, at the age of 15, I was at my Aunt and Uncle’s farm in Maine while Tremaine Cooper was there building some cross-country jumps. I helped him build a trakehner, not realizing that this day would set the course for my future. A few weeks later he called asking if I could help him at Millbrook Horse Trials. From there I helped Tremaine during most of my school vacations and throughout the summers. After graduating high school I kept at it never looking back. I lived the gypsy lifestyle for about six years going from coast to coast and event to event. In 2013 my wife Kathryn and I settled down in Lexington, Kentucky. These days I spend roughly 60-75 percent of my time on the road preparing events or building private schooling areas. I’ve had the privilege of being involved with some really great events around the states and have cultivated many friendships all over the country. In 2019 I was asked to be a part of Team Evans Olympic cross-country building crew. As I write this I am on my third trip to Tokyo. Here’s a day in Tokyo . . .
The British team cemented their gold medal position at the Tokyo Olympics with three magnificent cross-country performances, all clear inside the time. Added to that, their first rider, Oliver Townend, holds pole position individually after the dressage leader, Germany’s Michael Jung, picked up 11 penalties for triggering a frangible device.