The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the partnership with LandSafe for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). LandSafe will join the USEA as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the AEC and as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 AEC Event College. LandSafe will provide gift certificates for a LandSafe clinic to AEC prize winners. As the presenting sponsor of the AEC Event College, LandSafe will also offer in-person, educational seminars on a variety of topics every day in the Education Tent during the 2019 AEC. This year’s AEC will be held on August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
“LandSafe is extremely honored and excited to present the USEA Event College and the LandSafe Education Tent! Bringing quality information and education to the public has been the direct focus of LandSafe since its foundation! We want this collaboration to be a place for parents, adult amateurs, riders, grooms, and young trainers to come and ask questions and get non-biased answers from the industry's top professionals while creating a place of honesty and trust for parents to rely on,” said Keli Warrington.
LandSafe reduces rider risk through an equestrian specific, fit-for-purpose fall safety training program. LandSafe is owned by Danny Warrington, a former steeplechase jockey turned international Advanced eventer, and Keli Warrington, a former top-level gymnast and event rider. Their goal is to bring riders as much knowledge in self-preservation as possible in a safe and controlled environment.
The LandSafe tent at the 2019 AEC will be home to the USEA Event College and will host daily educational seminars from top professionals. Topics include Tony Sandoval on neck strengthening to reduce concussion and rider fitness to reduce injury and Tom Coulter, a paramedic and American Heart Association instructor, will present first aid training courses. Another reason to stop by the tent is to experience jumping into the Head of the Lake with the LandSafe horse simulation – and get a photo taken while doing it.
“We are thrilled and extremely grateful for the support of LandSafe,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “LandSafe has an unparalleled focus on safety in the sport. The LandSafe system is one of the best, most innovative resources to teach riders about fall prevention. Their hands-on approach makes education fun. I urge everyone to try out the LandSafe horse simulation during the AEC.”
Interested in hosting or attending a USEA Event College presented by LandSafe clinic? Visit their tent at the AEC to meet the team and discuss details. For more information on LandSafe, visit their website at landsafeequestrian.com.
LandSafe is a progression-focused approach, where each level builds on the competencies learned from the previous level. Each level of the program includes multiple days of targeted, hands-on learning exercises using proprietary simulation technology. This approach provides riders with a real-life experience that enables them to improve their reaction time via repetitive exercises. Participants leave understanding the core objectives and having practiced their learned capabilities relative to that level. The LandSafe system caters to athletes of all capabilities and disciplines.
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 relentless rain didn’t put a damper on the first horse inspection at the 2019 Dutta Corp Fair Hill International Three-Day Event in Elkton, Md. The CCI3*-L presented first in front of the ground jury of Helen Brettell (GBR) and Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride (USA) and all 62 horses were accepted to start the competition. C Me Fly ridden by Colleen Rutledge and Jos UFO De Quidam ridden by Heather Jane Morris were both sent to the hold, but were accepted upon reinspection. Lasse 73 ridden by Jennifer Salinger was asked to jog twice, but was accepted after the second pass down the lane.
The USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East and West Coast Championships will take place this weekend on opposite sides of the country. On Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18, the East Coast Championships will take place at Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland. Then on Sunday, October 20, the West Coast Championships will run at the Fresno County Horse Park (FCHP) in Fresno, California.
Rutledge Farm is thrilled to welcome back two-time Olympic gold medalist Phillip Dutton to host his second eventing clinic as a part of the Rutledge Farm Sessions clinic series. Since 2017, Rutledge Farm has been dedicated to bringing premier educational opportunities to Middleburg, Virginia to support the development of the sport at all levels and for multiple disciplines, including eventing, show jumping, dressage, and equitation.
Experience the 2019 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships through the judge's eyes! The USEA will be hosting YEH judging seminars during the 2019 USEA YEH Championships. The seminars will be led by the world-renowned judge and co-chair of the YEH Committee Marilyn Payne. All interested parties are welcome to attend.