The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce the renewed partnership with longtime partner, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis. As a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis will award the Junior Training Rider Champion and Preliminary Young Rider Champion custom-made Stackhouse saddles. This year’s AEC will be held on August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis will also join as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention and Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA Classic Series Training Level Three-Day Series. As a Bronze Level Sponsor, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis will generously provide one custom made Stackhouse saddle to the winner of the 2019 Training Level Three-Day Program raffles. Raffle entries will be comprised of the winners of each of the annual Training Level Three-Day Events. This year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will be held in Boston, Massachusetts on December 11-15, 2019.
Each Stackhouse saddle is individually created to fit both horse and rider with all the leather being cut by hand, which allows for the flaps to be tailored to the individual. Quality, comfort, fit and many other things are key to constructing a saddle with perfect balance and one perfectly suited for its purpose. The Stackhouse range includes dressage, eventing, and jumping saddles – all made from the very best full-grain leathers.
“We are extremely grateful for our partnership with Stackhouse & Ellis,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “A Stackhouse saddle is truly a work of art. David Stackhouse and Lesley Ellis are masterful craftspeople that work diligently to create the perfect custom saddle for both horse and rider. We deeply value our relationship with D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis and U.S. Eventing is lucky to have their continued support.”
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.
Weren’t able to spend your morning glued to the livestream of the 2021 Maryland 5 Star cross-country? Couldn’t be there in person to trek up the hills? We have you covered with a play-by-play of what happened on Ian Stark’s cross-country course which gave both the designer and the riders many sleepless nights, but ended up riding quite well for the majority of the field.
The forecasted downpours held off until the last horse and rider crossed the finish flags during the CCI5*-L cross-country at the Maryland 5 Star today, confirming the event’s decision to move up the start. The majority of riders had sunny skies and a cool breeze as backdrop to tackle Ian Stark’s five-star course across the sprawling grounds at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. Before cross-country there was much chatter about the testing terrain, but 11 pairs managed to make the time despite the hills. At the end of the day, the top three riders held onto their podium positions going into show jumping tomorrow with overnight leader Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class (Ramiro B x The Swallow) impressing all who watched at each and every question.
It's the day we have all been waiting for, cross-country day at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star! Both the CCI5*-L and CCI3*-L field will contest Ian Stark's terrain-filled track across the historic grounds at Fair Hill today and there is lots of chatter about how the questions, terrain, and time allowed might impact the current placings.
Chris Talley came into the Dutta Corp USEA YEH East Coast 5-year-old Championships knowing that the Corwin Sport Horse LLC’s owned 5-year-old Hanoverian mare Gina (Gentleman x Ballerina) possessed a lot of quality, but to emerge victorious out of the 42 horse field was an absolute treat for the pair.