In grand Bostonian style, newly-minted USEA President Max Corcoran was ushered into the ballroom for the awards dinner & 60th anniversary celebration by a fife and drum band, adding a little extra insanity in the middle to the eventing. They entertained the crowd with some of the Revolutionary era’s greatest hits including Yankee Doodle and, fittingly, The President’s March before marching their way out of the ballroom and allowing dinner to get underway.
National Holiday: Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
Monday News & Notes:
The AECs will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2021 and will nominate Rebecca Farm to host in 2022. When the USEA announced two years ago that the 2019 and 202o American Eventing Championships would take place at in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park the option to add a third year to the contract was left open. During the closing Board of Governors Meeting at the USEA Annual Convention, CEO Rob Burk announced that the third year at the Kentucky Horse Park had been confirmed. The Board of Governors also voted to put forward Rebecca Farm as their nominee for the 2022 AECs. Rebecca Farm will still host their annual competition in July in addition to the AECs in August/September. [Kentucky Confirms AEC in 2021, New Venue Considered for 2022]
The Dutta Corp. has signed on as the new title sponsor of the YEH Championships. Rob Burk included this announcement in this CEO Report given during the USEA Annual Meeting of Members. As part of this sponsorship, the The Dutta Corp. will be generously providing the winner of the Holekamp/ Turner Grant, which is awarded to the highest scorer of the YEH 5-year-old Championships out of either the East and West Coast Championships, with a free flight to Le Lion d’Angers in France for the 7-year-old two-star Championships. [Changing of the Guard at the USEA Annual Meeting of Members]
Monday Featured Video: They’re fife-tastic!
Area 1 really does it right!
Posted by Suzanne Adams on Saturday, December 14, 2019