Jul 24, 2019

USEA Renews Partnership with Auburn Labs

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to announce their continued partnership with Auburn Laboratories, Inc. As a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), Auburn Laboratories will provide division winners with bottles of APF and packs of APF Pro cookies. Auburn Laboratories has also signed on as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. This year’s AEC will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky and this year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will be held in Boston, Massachusettes on December 11-15, 2019.

“Sponsoring the USEA American Eventing Championships has become a yearly commitment for our company. We are staunch supporters of the sport of eventing and congratulate all the competitors who have qualified for the AEC. Well done, and we wish everyone a great weekend. We are also pleased to once again be a sponsor for the USEA Annual Meeting as the organization turns 60 years old. Happy Birthday!” said company founder, Michael Van Noy.

Founded in 1999 by Michael Van Noy, DVM and his wife Joy, Auburn Laboratories provides highly effective nutritional supplements backed by scientific research. APF supports a horse’s natural ability to “adapt” to stress, providing natural herbal extracts in a concentrated formula that is easily mixed into daily feed. Created by an equine veterinarian, Auburn Laboratories, Inc.’s products have become the first choice for the world’s top riders and trainers.

“Auburn Laboratories Inc. is a wonderful company,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “They have consistently shown their commitment to the sport of eventing and the welfare of our horses. Their products are very popular among our members as they help ensure happy and healthy horses. Every year we look forward to providing their products as AEC prizes. I’d like to personally thank the company founders, Dr. Mike Van Noy and Joy Van Noy for their continued support of U.S. Eventing.”

Learn more about Auburn Laboratories by visiting www.auburnlabs.com.

About the USEA American Eventing Championships

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.

About the United States Eventing Association

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.

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