The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to announce the partnership with Athletux for this year’s AEC. Athletux will join as a Bronze Level Sponsor and the Official Commentary Provider for the 2021 AEC. This year’s AEC will be held August 31-September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
"We are thrilled to support the USEA as the official commentator of the 2021 [USEA] American Eventing Championships. As one of the longest-running marketing firms in equestrian sports, helping people around the country enjoy live stream coverage of the AEC is something we are very passionate about," said Frankie Thieriot Stutes, President and Founder of Athletux.
Athletux is an innovative marketing firm dedicated to equestrian sports. Athletux is one of the longest running equestrian marketing agencies in the business and they work exclusively with equestrian brands, athletes and events.
Athletux business services include social media, email marketing, sponsored rider program oversight and management, business advising, and graphic design. Their rider services include social media, syndication, advising, sponsorships, public relations, fundraising, advertising, crisis management, grant applications, email marketing, promotion, and website upkeep. Their event services include public relations, live stream commentary, video production, and broadcasting.
“Athletux is one of the best equestrian marketing firms in the country. Frankie is a top-level competitor herself, and she knows the sport inside and out. We are so excited to partner with her and Athletux to provide expert commentary at the 2021 AEC,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk.
Fankie Thieriot Stutes of Athletux will be working alongside RNS Video to bring live stream coverage and commentary for all levels of competition at the AEC. Learn more about Athletux by visiting their website at athletux.com
About the USEA American Eventing Championships
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds 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. In fact, the 2019 AEC garnered over 1,000 entries and took place with 925 starters, now standing as the largest eventing competition in North American history. The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 31 – September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
“The highest priority must be given by instructors to developing in their riders a correct, balanced, supple, effective, and independent seat for dressage and for jumping.” - “Teaching Principles” in the new ECP Eventing Handbook by the Levels
If you are on the fence about attending the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention this December 7-11 in Savannah, GA, the schedule of thought-provoking and insightful educational sessions planned for the event is sure to convince you to register today! To learn more about the various sessions and their hosts, click here.
This summer, five USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Clinics took place across the country giving young riders the opportunity to hone in on their horsemanship skills, improve their consistency in the saddle and show ring, and create a pipeline for potential team riders by identifying and developing young talent. We caught up with many of the riders from the two West Coast sessions to hear their takes on the USEA’s newest program.
It’s about that time of year again when eventers across the country are packing their trunks and making arrangements to new locations for the winter months. While some owners might feel more comfortable transporting their own horses, time and resources make it more expedient for others to load their horses onto someone else’s rig for the potentially long journey to their winter quarters. For the safety and peace of mind of everyone involved – especially the equine passengers – two trusted shippers based on the east coast shared their tips for best practices when preparing horses for long trailer rides.