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The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime USEA partner, Merial as the title sponsor of the Intermediate Division at the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC). Merial will be awarding cash prizes to Intermediate competitors. This year’s AEC will be held August 31- September 4, 2016 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina.
This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who excelled in Eventing throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor the very important people who have served the sport tirelessly both in a non-riding capacity and riding capacity during their golden years. While it is simple matter of tabulating points earned in a competition to arrive at horse and rider awards, it is a very different proposition when it comes to the non-rider awards; these awards require nominations from our members.
My dad used to say when I was growing up that if you looked up the word relentless in the dictionary there would be a picture of me next to it. I think at the time he meant my relentlessness in constantly asking for a horse (and everything else that went along with it), but over time I've begun to realize just how much of this personality trait is needed in eventing.
The final countdown has begun for the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC) with just over two weeks until the first competitors head down the centerline at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C. You won’t want to miss this year, and entries close tomorrow!
AEC is a celebration of the sport where the best of the best come to take their shot at a national title, a piece of the $100,000 purse and a chance to walk away with more prizes than they can carry thanks to our incredible sponsors.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to welcome back VTO Saddlery as a sponsor of the 2016 Nutrena American Eventing Championships (AEC) at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. Returning to the event this year as a Silver Level sponsor, VTO Saddlery will be providing prizes for 1st through 6th place in all 15 divisions.
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One of the goals of the USEA Training Program for Eventing Officials (TPEO) is to encourage and educate the next generation of officials. In recent years there have been a dwindling pool of judges, TD’s and course designers as those who have been so involved in the sport begin to age out. YOU can be part of the next generation. The sport cannot exist, much less thrive, without a growing base of officials. Get involved and get licensed!
The Eventing Licensed Officials Committee has released the 2017 Training Program for Eventing Officials schedule. We also welcome auditors to all the training programs (not including the final examination) at a fee of $50.00 per day. We hope to see you next year.
2017 Training Program for Eventing Officials Schedule:
This educational article is brought to you by Merck Animal Health, the official animal health provider of the USEA.
It depends. While summer is generally not a peak parasite transmission time in many parts of the country, some horses may require a more aggressive schedule that includes deworming during the summer. The key is to work with your veterinarian to conduct fecal tests to determine your horse’s shedding status (how much and of which parasites he is shedding), then customize the deworming protocol. Low egg shedders typically require only two dewormings a year, whereas high shedders may require up to six treatments.
General deworming tips to keep in mind:
Entries for the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC) close in less than a week, and we are thrilled to see so many competitors excited to join us at the AEC’s new location, The Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C.
Always trying to introduce equestrianism to the masses, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) is using the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to put on a fresh face for horse and non-horse enthusiasts alike. They are focusing their efforts on the most unique feature of the sport: the relationship between horse and rider – branding their campaign #TwoHearts.
“The #TwoHearts campaign emphasises the special bond between horse and rider, introducing our sport in a new way to fans around the world,” FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “Equestrian sport is all about the connection, intuitive link and committed partnership between the two athletes, which make our sport one of the most compelling at the Olympic Games.”
Eventing Team member Phillip Dutton capped off three days of brilliant riding by winning the Individual Bronze medal at the Rio Olympic Games. Dutton finished on a score of 51.80. Michael Jung of Germany won the Individual Gold medal for the second consecutive time and Nicolas Astier of France took home the Silver medal.
Richard Jeffery is coming to town! Back by popular demand, world-renowned course designer Richard Jeffery is slated to join us in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. for a show jumping clinic during the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. The clinic will feature two sessions divided between the classroom and the arena.
The clinic will take place on December 7, 2016, but we need a host farm!