The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the continued partnership with GumBits for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) and USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC). As a Prize Level Sponsor to both the AEC and ATC, GumBits will be offering prizes to the top six competitors in every AEC division and prizes to the top three ATC teams at every level. GumBits will also have product samples in every AEC competitor’s welcome bag. This year’s AEC and ATC will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Considered the chewing gum for horses and ponies, GumBits promotes the salivation process and eliminates teeth grinding which can often occur during the training of high-performance sport horses. Not only does GumBits encourage chewing activity, trigger salivation, and eliminate teeth grinding, horses love the sweet taste. GumBits are made of all-natural FDA approved ingredients and are safe for competition use.
Gambit Atlanta, Inc., was founded in 2005 to manufacture, produce, market, and sell GumBits, primarily through retailers. These products are loved by many high-performance equestrians and Olympians including Lauren Kieffer, Hawley Bennett Awad, Lauren Billys, Kate Chadderton, Matt Brown, and Bobby Meyerhoff. GumBits has now spread to Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia.
“We are extremely grateful to continue our partnership with GumBits. We genuinely appreciate their support of U.S. Eventing,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “GumBits are safe, effective, and easy to use. Come to the 2019 AEC to find out for yourself why their exceptional products are loved by eventers nationwide.”
To learn more about GumBits, please visit www.gumbits.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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