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August 31, 2016

Fences are flagged, the track is wheeled and decorations are placed – the Tryon Internaional Equestrian Center (TIEC) is ready to send the first AEC competitors out of the start box tomorrow! Courses were designed my Captain Mark Phillips and built by Eric Bull and ETB Construction. 

Carved into the North Carolina foothills, the courses wind around the sprawling venue. All levels begin in the Nutrena Derby Field before winding down toward the creek. Spectators have quite a few options for viewing. They can stick in the first field or venture out. Watch the Merial Intermediate and Adequan Gold Cup Advanced divisions take on some tricky combinations in the Land Rover Hollow or get a front row view to the Adequan water.

August 31, 2016

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce our continued sponsorship with longtime partner Stackhouse Saddles. As a Bronze level sponsor of the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC), Stackhouse Saddles will award the Preliminary Young Rider and Junior Training Rider Champions a beautiful, custom-made Stackhouse saddle.   

August 31, 2016

Curious what studs you should be using this weekend at the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC)? Super groom Max Corcoran, who is fresh of her trip to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, gives us the scoop on what to consider when studding.

For this weekend, Max suggests a small grass tip on the outside (third from the left) with a road stud for the inside (Farthest left), and a larger grass tip on the outside (Second from the left) of the hind shoes and another road on the inside (Either two on the right). Examples are pictured above. 

 
August 31, 2016

The Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC) is the pinnacle of the sport for the national levels. Held annually, this event draws together the best competitors from across the country vying for national titles from the Beginner Novice through the Advanced level. This year's AEC is being held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. August 31-September 4, 2016. Here's all the info you need: 

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August 30, 2016

Millstreet Town, Co. Cork, Ireland – A small but mighty field contested the Millstreet International Horse Trials CCI3* this weekend with Jacqueline B. Mars Competition Grant recipient Lillian Heard giving a stellar performance to finish in fourth place.

August 30, 2016

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Professional Horseman’s Council (PCH) is happy to announce another year of The Event College at AEC! The Event College is a special series designed to educate competitors as well as the general public about the sport of eventing. Get hands-on about grooming, learn the best way to walk cross-country and understand the intricacies of warm up with the best professionals in the country!

“Tuition” for the Event College is FREE. All are welcome to come learn more about eventing! Classes take place Wednesday – Saturday of the competition. Keep an eye out for the PHC Event College Sign to find your “classroom.” 

August 30, 2016

(MILL SPRING, NC) – August 30, 2016 – Land Rover North America announced today its partnership with the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), to be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) from August 31st to September 4th, 2016.  

Land Rover North America is a longstanding supporter of equestrian sport with their involvement spanning over two decades and continuing to expand into new events across the United States.  

August 29, 2016

There is a United States breeder that has an astounding four homebred horses qualified and entered at the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC) this week. Elizabeth “Didi” Callahan, from Oxford, Maryland, will not only be riding her own homebred event horse, Merlin, (Master Amateur Novice) but she’ll have the fun of watching Doug Payne ride Lysander (Open Intermediate) and Quantum Leap (Professional's Choice Training Horse) and Coti Hausman ride Quantico (Preliminary Horse). All were bred by Didi at her Cool Na Grena Sporthorses farm on the eastern shore of Maryland.

August 28, 2016

There wasn’t a dry eye at Richland Park this afternoon as Katie Ruppel accepted the Inaugural Philippa Humphreys Award. Michigan born and raised, Ruppel earned this award as the highest-placed woman and winner of the Advanced division, which was an Adequan USEA Gold Cup Qualifier.  

Humphreys died tragically this spring while competing at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event. Originally from the UK, Humphreys relocated to Michigan with her then-fiancé, Peter Humphreys in 2005. She had been a staple of Richland Park ever since, making her Advanced level debut here in 2007, and returning to the event each year to compete and coach. Because of this, the Advanced division was named in her honor. 

August 28, 2016

Will Coleman piloted the Conair Syndicate’s Tight Lines (Turgeon x Meridole) to double clear finish over Marc Donovan’s show jumping course to win the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* division at Richland Park Horse Trials. Only the 9-year-old Thoroughbred’s second go at this level, “Phish” proved himself a serious competitor, grabbing second place after the dressage phase and holding it after a super soaked cross-country day.

August 28, 2016

Receive up to two tubes of ULCERGARD® (omeprazole)—absolutely free—when you come to the Merial booth at Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover. That’s up to eight days worth of valuable ulcer prevention. Merial is a longtime partner of the USEA, and joins us in Tryon as the Title Sponsor of the Intermediate division. 

Put the odds of winning in your favor by protecting your horse against equine stomach ulcers. During times of stress—such as travel, competition, training and unfamiliar environments1—horses are at risk for developing equine stomach ulcers, and ulcers can develop in as little as five days.2

August 28, 2016

All sixteen Adequan USEA Gold Cup horses presented to the ground jury passed the horse inspection this morning at Richland Park Horse Trials. One withdrew after cross-country, The Conair Syndiate’s Soupcon du Brunet, who was ridden by Will Coleman.

Sir Oberon - accepted after a visit with the farrier. 

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