The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is delighted to announce the new partnership with Vetoquinol for the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). Vetoquinol USA will join as a Platinum Level Sponsor and will provide gift certificates for Flexadin to the top 10 competitors in every AEC division as well as the top ATC teams. In total, thy are donating $40,000 worth of product that must be redeemed at their vendor booth in the AEC trade fair. This year’s AEC will be held August 31-September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Vetoquinol was started in 1933 in Lure, France and established its U.S. headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas in 2009. Vetoquinol USA is highly dedicated to pet health and pet care and focuses on the development, production and marketing of pharmaceutical products and health supplements.
In 2014, Vetoquinol USA launched a large animal business focused on providing high quality and efficacious products to cattle producers and horse owners in the United States. The large animal product offer includes products for behavior, joint health, immune support, and calf care.
Vetoquinol are the makes of FLEXADIN with UC-II®, a joint supplement for high-performance horses. FLEXADIN with UC-II® promotes cartilage development and joint health at the immunologic level. Its unique, patented collagen ingredient interacts with the immune digestive system to reduce joint discomfort and swelling and support joint integrity. Once daily administration, backed by a comparison study in horses, improves flexibility, mobility, and physical activity.
“We are so excited to welcome on Vetoquinol for the 2021 AEC,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “We are always so grateful to partner with companies like Vetoquinol that put an emphasis on horse welfare and horse health. We look forward to offering their products as prizes at this year’s AEC!”
For more information on Vetoquinol USA, visit their website at vetoquinolusa.com or stop by their booth during the 2021 AEC! Please be sure to redeem Vetoquinol Flexadin gift certificates on-site!
About the USEA American Eventing Championships
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds 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. In fact, the 2019 AEC garnered over 1,000 entries and took place with 925 starters, now standing as the largest eventing competition in North American history. The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 31 – September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
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