Apr 19, 2018

Visit Charles Owen And Airowear At The 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event!

Photo courtesy of Charles Owen.

Charles Owen and Airowear will return as sponsors of the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4* April 26-29, 2018 and are looking forward to a weekend of professional fittings and world class eventing!

The event coincides with the start of BETA Safety Week, an exciting annual event that celebrates equestrian safety. We invite everyone who comes to Kentucky to bring their helmets and body protectors to have them refitted with a free safety check in celebration of BETA Safety Week. Find our expert fitters on Booth #28 in Sponsor Village.

We’ll also be offering professional fittings for new helmets and body protectors throughout the competition with the opportunity to purchase new safety gear from our vendors on site: SmartPak Equine, Wise Choice Tack and VTO Saddlery.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience our full range of products in one place. Featuring innovative safety technology to protect riders in all three phases, Charles Owen and Airowear have gear for eventers of all ages. No matter what you’re interested in, we have what you need! Design your own custom Ayr8®, try on the dazzling new eLumenAyr, see the difference a removable liner makes in our Ayr8® Plusand Pro II Plus models, experience the upgraded 4Star harness buckle, or be fitted for the incredible AyrPS air protection system.

If you’re not planning to attend the event this year, we’ll be sharing updates on our social media channels and our Charles Owen and Airowear blogs. Be sure to follow along so you don’t miss a minute of the #safety365 experience!

About The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

Heralded as the best weekend all year, the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is the only CCI4* event held in the western hemisphere and is a highlight for top international riders every year. It is been held annually since 1998 on the final weekend of April. Learn more at http://www.kentuckythreedayevent.com.

May 12, 2021 Competitions

Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Announces $300,000 Prize Money for Inaugural Event

The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.

May 12, 2021 Education

Pre-Purchase Examination 101: With Dr. Shauna Spurlock

You’ve seen a horse you like. You’ve ridden it; you love it. The money’s right; you’ve agreed to buy it. What happens next?

Pre-purchase veterinary examinations are one of those topics that a roomful of horsey people could discuss - and argue amongst themselves about - for hours. For the amateur rider, that can be confusing and slightly alarming.

So, let’s simplify it. What is a pre-purchase examination, why are they done, and what should you expect?

May 11, 2021 Intercollegiate

Eyes on the Prize at the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships

The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take place later this month at the Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) in Lexington, Va. across May 27-30. Following the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan, the USEA is working with VHT organizer Andy Bowles to ensure the Championships are still a destination competition for all Intercollegiate event riders, packed full with an opening ceremony, the traditional “college town” area, the prestigious spirit award, and an abundance of prizes.

May 10, 2021 Eventing News

2021 FEI MER Changes effective July 1

The FEI passed rule changes impacting Minimum Eligibility Requirements in November 2020 that go into effect on July 1, 2021. The changes will impact athletes who are uncategorized, “D” and “C” athletes competing at the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L, and CCI5*-L levels. Please see below for the highlighted changes. The USEF requirements to compete at these levels remain unchanged, but please remember that the USEF requirements must be achieved within 12 months of the competition. These changes will be adopted into the USEF Eventing Rulebook by July 1. See Appendix 3 for qualification requirements.

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Outerwear of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

Official Horse Clothing of the USEA