Merial Returns as The Title Sponsor of The Intermediate Division at AEC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has welcomed 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).

This year’s AEC will be held August 31- September 4, 2016 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina, as sponsor Merial will be awarding cash prizes to Intermediate competitors.

“Merial has a long-standing commitment to being a leader in performance horse health,” says Beckie Peskin, Associate Director of Equine Marketing for Merial. “Our products help horses be prepared for competition, and sponsoring the USEA is part of our dedication to support organizations and people who comprise the foundation of the equine industry.”

“Merial continues to show its long-term commitment to U.S. Eventing through its sponsorship of the Intermediate Division at the AEC.  For the past six years Merial has sponsored a division at the AEC and the event would not be possible without their support,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk.  “We look forward to our continued relationship in the fabulous new location.  We also hope our competitors continue to purchase from and promote companies like Merial who show their support for our sport.”

VTO Saddlery is also returning as a sponsor of the 2016 Nutrena American Eventing Championships 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.

“We at VTO are thrilled to renew our sponsorship of AEC for a seventh year. We know the new venue at Tryon has generated a lot of excitement and some apprehension among eventers, but having been at Tryon for the US Pony Club East Championships, we are very confident that our friends in the eventing world are going to be amazed at what is in store for them at AEC. They are going to love it. This is a world-class facility and it is obvious that the comfort and safety of competitors and horses was paramount in the design and construction of this venue,” stated Paul Arnold, owner of VTO Saddlery.

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