The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce the partnership with Park Equine Hospital for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). As a Silver Level Sponsor, Park Equine will provide their veterinary services during the week of AEC. This year’s AEC will be held on August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Park Equine Hospital was established in 2001 by Dr. John Park. The practice was built upon one simple principle: to provide the very best care to clients and their horses. At Park Equine Hospital, they take the health of a horse seriously, holding their level of care to the highest of medical and surgical standards. Park Equine Hospital provides comprehensive medical and surgical services, including daily health and reproduction services, lameness and sport horse medicine, elective and emergency medicine, surgery, and critical care.
“We are very grateful for this partnership with Park Equine Hospital,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “It’s great to know that these trusted veterinarians will be on grounds at the 2019 AEC. Thank you Park Equine for your services!”
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.
The 21 members of the USEA Board of Governors represent all the different factions of the U.S. eventing community, including professional riders, adult amateurs, owners, organizers, officials, veterinarians, and more. There is a president, one representative for each of the 10 USEA Areas, and the remaining 10 represent the demographics of the sport.
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