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.
Three clear show jumping rounds in the CCI4*-S at the Plantation Field International Three-Day Event have placed Allie Knowles in first, third, and sixth place with Ms. Poppins, Morswood, and Business Class all owned by Katherine O’Brien. Phillip Dutton and Quasi Cool, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Quo Vados I x B-Estelle) owned by Caroline Moran, kept their cool to put in a double clear round and move up to second from overnight third place.
It was a historic week for U.S. Eventing as American athletes achieved their best results ever in the CCIO4*-S at CHIO Aachen. The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team of Will Coleman and Off The Record, Sydney Elliott and QC Diamantaire, Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan, and Tamie Smith and Mai Baum took second place in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup – the highest result by a U.S. team at the prestigious event.
Perhaps one of the best reasons to be a member of USEA is the opportunity to qualify for and participate in the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. This year there was a record 1,178 entries and a waitlist of over 150. There were 1,009 pinnies handed out and 939 horses started the competition. All combined it made for the largest horse trials in USEA history. Competitions ran in all USEA divisions and additional prizes were given for teams, incentive programs, amateur, and young rider divisions.
The 2021 Plantation Field International Three-Day Event kicked off yesterday with the CCI2*-S and CCI3*-S dressage, and culminated with the CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI4*-S dressage today.