The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime supporter World Equestrian Brands as the Title Sponsor of the USEA Rider of the Year Leaderboard and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.
This year’s USEA Rider of the Year will be honored in the 2020 USEA Year-End Awards Ceremony held virtually via Zoom Webinar on Friday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. EST. World Equestrian Brands will generously provide the winner with Equilibrium Impact Cross-Country boots and Amerigo safety stirrups. This year is historic in that it’s the first time a female has won the Rider of the Year title since 1981.
As a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships, World Equestrian Brands will also provide prizes to the top three winning teams. The 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take place on May 27-30, 2021 at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Virginia.
“World Equestrian Brands is very pleased to carry on in 2021 as Title Sponsor of the USEA Rider of the Year award, as well as Contributing Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. It is wonderful seeing riders come along in their training as young riders, many turning into young professionals, and then on up the ranks they go! We appreciate their steadfastness, diligence, and dedication to their horses, and the sport of eventing. We wish everyone all the best for 2021,” said Robin Moore of World Equestrian Brands.
The mission at World Equestrian Brands is to provide world class, high performance equestrian products with hassle-free, personalized service backed by the experience of a team of riders. They use riders’ feedback and experienced customer service representatives to ensure that customers’ shopping experiences are as high quality as the products they receive.
“World Equestrian Brands has supported this sport for many years, and we are very grateful for their continued partnership,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “It’s always a pleasure working with Robin Moore and her team of professionals, and the products her company offers are loved by eventers nationwide. I recommend every eventer to check out this company as they have something for everyone.”
For more information about World Equestrian Brands products, visit their website.
About the 2020 USEA Year-End Awards Ceremony
On the evening before the first event of 2021, the 2020 USEA Year-End Awards Ceremony will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on Friday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. The ceremony will be led by Master of Ceremonies Jim Wofford and will honor the great achievements USEA members accomplished this past year. The special awards presented will include the USEA leaderboard of champions presented by Nunn Finer, the overall leaderboard champions, and several appreciation awards.
The USEA would like to thank the leaderboard sponsors: Nunn Finer - sponsor of the overall leaderboards, World Equestrian Brands – sponsor of the USEA Rider of the Year, Bates Saddles – sponsor of the Lady Rider of the Year and the Mare of the Year, Standlee Premium Western Forage – sponsor of the Horse of the Year, SmartPak Equine – sponsor of the Stallion of the Year and Pony of the Year, RevitaVet – sponsor of the Young Rider of the Year, Sunsprite Warmbloods – sponsor of the Volunteer of the Year, and D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis – sponsor of the Classic Series Training Three-Day year-end Champion.
About the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program
The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program was established in 2014 to provide a framework within which eventing teams and individual competitors could flourish at universities and colleges across the country. The USEA offers a discount of $25 on annual USEA memberships for current students of universities and colleges registered as Affiliates with the USEA. Many events across the country now offer Intercollegiate Team Challenges where collegiate eventers can compete individually as well as on teams with their fellow students. In Intercollegiate Team Challenges, each rider’s score is multiplied by a coefficient appropriate for their level to account for differences in level difficulty and then the individual scores are added together to determine the team score.
At the second-to-last of 40 efforts, "I thought, 'This is actually happening,'" said Amber Levine of a faultless finish with Cellar Farm's Cinzano today to stay on their 31.5 lead going into show jumping tomorrow morning in the Twin Rivers Spring International CCI4*-L. The Jeffs Hot Tub Waves complex at 19 a/b was the awkward exception to a Hugh Lochore-designed course that otherwise "rode great" for the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Classe VDL x Walta) in his long-delayed debut at the level. An entirely new portion of the course around the racetrack featured a series of bright-white painted obstacles, but nothing distracted Cinzano's "tunnel vision for those flags." Levine expects a similar game attitude tomorrow and has a rail to spare.
Black stallion antics after the CCI4*-L jog inspection yesterday were not a preview of Cinzano's dressage test today. "When you are riding and working him, he's all into what you are doing," says Amber Levine, who owns the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Classe VDL x Walta) through her Cellar Farm. A 31.5 dressage test puts them atop a field of four, three of which, including Cinzano, are first-timers in the division in Paso Robles, California.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
The Chattahoochee Hills H.T. is hosting one of three CCI4*-S divisions this weekend across the country and with 34 entries they have the largest turnout as riders prepare for their spring CCI4*-L and CCI5*-L goals. The facility in Fairburn, Georgia is running seven events in 2021, but their April event is the only one offering a CCI4*-S.