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Charles Owen Returns As USEA Sponsor

Thursday 11th February 2016

For over a decade, Charles Owen has been a proud sponsor of the U.S. Eventing Association. The company is thrilled to return once again as the Official Riding Helmet of USEA and as the title sponsor of the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award in 2016.

"Charles Owen is honored to continue to sponsor the USEA," said Managing Director Roy Burek. "We have a long history of giving back to the sport of eventing and are excited to have the opportunity to continue to support the sport and keep its riders safe."

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award was created to motivate amateur riders to demonstrate safe and appropriate technique cross-country and to educate riders and trainers about safe cross-country riding. This year, it will be awarded to training level junior and amateur riders. Winners of the award will receive an Airowear body protector and helmet bag, and the highest scoring junior and highest scoring senior will also receive a Charles Owen helmet at the USEA Annual Awards Ceremony.

“The USEA and Charles Owen share a common vision regarding safety," said USEA CEO Rob Burk. "We genuinely appreciate that Charles Owen constantly pushes research on technology to protect our riders.  We couldn’t ask for a better partner."

USEA members will have additional opportunities to earn Charles Owen helmets and Airowear body protectors throughout the year. Look for Charles Owen at the American Eventing Championships, the USEA Annual Convention, and at recognized events across the country.

The 2016 Charles Owen Technical Merit schedule is as follows:

Pine Top Advanced H.T. | Feb. 25-28, 2016 | Thomson, GA (Area 3)

The Event At Rebecca Farm | July 21-24, 2016 | Kalispell, MT (Area 7)

Fitch's Corner H.T. | July 21-24, 2016 | Millbrook, NY (Area 1)

Cobblestone Farms H.T. | Aug. 5-7, 2016 | Dexter, MI (Area 8)

Colorado Horse Park H.T. | Aug. 12-14, 2016 | Parker, CO (Area 9)

Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. II | Aug. 27-28, 2016 | Santa Ynex, CA (Area 6)

Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. | Sept. 3-4, 2016 | Poolesville, MD (Area 2)

The Event at Santa Fe | Sept. 4-5, 2016 | Galisteo, NM (Area 10)

Otter Creek Fall H.T. | Sept. 16-18, 2016 | Wheeler, WI (Area 4)

Greenwood Farm Inc. Fall H.T. | October 7-9, 2016 | Wheatherford, TX (Area 5)

About USEA

The U.S Eventing Association is an educational organization that provides eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. The USEA offers qualified competitions and clinics throughout the year to provide riders of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience the sport of eventing. For more information, please visit http://www.useventing.com.

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