The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the partnership with Arnall’s Naturals for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). As a Bronze Level Sponsor, Arnall’s Naturals will provide 22 kilo starter kits for AEC prizes. This year’s AEC will be held on August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Arnall’s Naturals was founded by John Arnall over fifty years ago in the Outback of Australia. John Arnall, a born and raised horseman, was in his early twenties working for a well-known racehorse trainer. Population density in the Outback was low, thus veterinary service to and from stations for equine care was difficult. Working with experts in the field, John began using natural, plant-based herbs to assist horses when vet care was not an option.
Arnall's Naturals treats all animals as if they were part of the family. They offer all-natural, plant-based equine and canine supplements. To date, Arnall’s Naturals is sold in both the United States and Canada with retailers and dealers added regularly. Their products include Mare Care, Signature Silver: For Mature Horses, Total Plus: For the Active Horse, Total: Comprehensive Health & Wellness, and Total Canine.
“We are very excited to welcome this new partnership with Arnall’s Naturals,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Like the USEA, this company is dedicated to the health and wellness of our beloved horses.”
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.
A total of ten USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) graduates are now in the race to Le Lion! The 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France will be held on October 21-24. The 6-year-old Championship is a CCIYH2*-L and the 7-year-old Championship is a CCIYH3*-L.
“Schooling shows are about learning, not about being intimidated,” says Miranda Kettlewell, VP of Dressage for Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association (CDCTA).
For horses and riders, schooling shows are a great way to practice without the added stress and expense of a recognized or sanctioned competition. Venues and clubs can offer schooling shows as a way to open the door to their communities, increase their revenue or membership, and partner with local businesses.
US Equestrian has announced a horse substitution for the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The Luke Syndicate's Luke 140, the selected mount for Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.), will be replaced by Martin’s first direct reserve, Tsetserleg, a 14-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Christine Turner, Thomas Turner, and Tommie Turner. Luke 140 sustained a minor injury during his training preparation and has been withdrawn from consideration for the team but is expected to make a full recovery.
If we go along with the edict that preparation is everything, then getting the warm-up right for each phase at a competition is crucial and should be treated as though it is as important as what happens inside the arena or on the course. CCI5* rider Jennie Brannigan gives us her top tips for a good warm-up for the jumping phases.