The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime sponsor FITS Riding, Ltd for 2018. They continue their support through the sponsorship of several programs. As a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), FITS will provide prizes for competitors at the AEC which will be held August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. In addition, FITS is a Contributing Level Sponsor of the Adult Team Championship and the USEA Gold Cup Series and Final.
"FITS is looking forward to another year of successful partnership with USEA,” said Lida Bard of FITS. “We have some amazing new innovative products this year that eventers will love and we can't wait to get these items out into the hands of riders."
Based in Aiken, South Carolina, FITS is a maker of breeches, jackets, shirts, and outerwear. They are best known for their technical innovations that matter the most - high performance, outstanding comfort, and flattering fit. Their mission is to create original equestrian products that improve performance for both horse and rider and to contribute in a positive way to the equestrian, local, and works communities.
“At the USEA we are selective about the companies we chose to partner with,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “There is a reason why we have teamed up with FITS over the past decade. They are an excellent company with great products for our riders. We want to thank FITS for their continued support of U.S. eventing.”
The FITS design team are themselves riders, with years of state of the art athletic product development experience. All FITS designs are born out of repeated trial and unmatched commitment to quality. FITS is proud to have raised the bar for technical innovation in equestrian wear. FITS riding wear is the first and only choice for thousands of equestrian athletes. For more information, please visit the FITS website.
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.
Eventing at NC State was founded in 2016 and we currently have 18 undergraduate members as well as a supportive group of alumni riders. We are proud to be the first intercollegiate team in North Carolina located at the heart of the 1862 Land Grant Institution, NC State University. We have riders just beginning their eventing careers as well as those that are seasoned competitors, competing from Maiden through Training level.
Yesterday Andreas Dibowski said that he was ready for the “fun stuff” and today he had the chance to share his knowledge of both show jumping and cross-country to a large audience who attended day two of the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium. The morning started out in the ring at Barnstaple South with three groups of riders – Beginner Novice, Training, and Preliminary, and three groups of the same levels took to the cross-country in the afternoon. While the exercises and jumps got progressively harder throughout the day, the warm-ups and themes stayed the same.
A horse’s first steps out in the cross-country field determine the foundation upon which his entire cross-country education will be laid. How can you give your horse the best chance of success? What are some of the ways you can help teach your horse about cross-country jumping?
The USEA Educational Symposium is a unique opportunity each winter for eventers to gather together to soak in knowledge. The first two days of the 2020 Symposium focus on the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) with attendees learning how to be better, more effective instructors. German Olympian and world-renowned rider Andreas Dibowski is this year’s guest instructor and he spent the first day dedicated to dressage with one Advanced show jumping group to wrap-up the day. Dibowski taught the instructors to teach using demo riders and horses from Beginner Novice to Advanced of all ages, breeds, and sizes.