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Charles Owen is Excited to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the USEA American Eventing Championships

Wednesday 24th September 2014

The 2014 edition of the USEA's American Eventing Championships marks its tenth anniversary and Charles Owen is pleased to be celebrating along with this great event. Charles Owen has sponsored the AEC since its inception and as the "Official Helmet of the USEA" looks forward to giving back to the eventers who have supported the brand for decades.

AEC competitors have a ton of chances to bring home a brand new Charles Owen Helmet of their choice; the winners of all 14 divisions will earn a Charles Owen helmet. In addition, Charles Owen will be presenting prizes to the winners of the Capt. Mark Phillips Pony Rider Award - awarded to the highest placing pony rider in the Junior Beginner Novice, Junior Novice, and Junior Training divisions. Finally up for grabs will be two body protectors given to the winners of the Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards.

Charles Owen will be set up in the Vendor area next to AEC Presenting Sponsor, VTO Saddlery. Stop by the Charles Owen tent to check out the new V8 helmet, which is perfect for the Texas heat and is now available in more colors! Featuring a detachable helmet liner, which can be removed and is machine washable, the V8 is Charles Owen's most versatile helmet yet. The Triple Standard V8 features a newly designed 6-point patented GRpx® harness and the "Free Fit" System for the coolest, most stable helmet in the Charles Owen range. The black microfiber suede or custom order leather look side panels perfectly pair with an extra fine breathable mesh center, covering the high gloss or heat reflective silver painted shell.

Charles Owen will also be showcasing their Airowear line of body protectors in the booth this year. With over 140 standard sizes of body protectors across the various designs, Airowear body protectors ensure a perfectly fitted body protector for any shape or size rider. Airowear Outlyne body protectors are CE marked to EN13158, Certified by SEI to ASTM F1937-04, and in addition to this are annually retested to BETA 2009, giving you peace of mind that an Airowear body protector consistently meets the latest and highest levels of safety standards available.

"Charles Owen looks forward to an exciting weekend of competition at the Texas Rose Horse Park," said Roy Burek, Charles Owen Managing Director. "The members of the USEA are some of the best Charles Owen customers around the world and the company can't wait to cheer you all on as you take on the top competition!"

About the American Eventing Championships

The popular Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships offers qualified USEA members of all ages and levels the chance to compete in the only national championships of its kind in the United States. Each September, hundreds of juniors, adult amateurs, and professionals travel from all across the nation to participate in this prestigious competition, vying for the chance to win a piece of the prize money and fabulous prizes and the chance to be named the best in the nation at their respective levels.

The 2014 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by VTO Saddlery will return to the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas on September 25-28.  The 2013 Championships were widely hailed as a roaring success, and the 2014 Championships intend to build and improve on the event.