Charles Owen has sponsored the USEA for over a decade and also returns as a Gold Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships, a Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, and the Title Sponsor of the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award in 2016.
“Charles Owen is honoured 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 at the year’s end will also receive a Charles Owen helmet at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention 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.”