Lexington, Ky.— Aug. 6, 2021—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to welcome Lifeforce™ as the Official Equine Supplement for the 2021 Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships, which will be held November 15-21 at the South Point Equestrian Arena during The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W.
“We are excited to welcome Lifeforce as the Official Equine Supplement of the USHJA National Championships,” said Kevin Price, USHJA executive director. “Our sponsors and partners help make this event—our biggest championships of the year—a memorable experience for our members and we appreciate their support and commitment.”
The Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships will feature National Hunter Championships for Amateur Owner Hunters, Junior Hunters, Pony Hunters, Green Hunters, Adult Amateur Hunters and Children’s Hunters. They will also include the USHJA National Equitation Championships open to Juniors and Amateurs, and the USEF/USHJA National Jumper Championships with 11 sections of Jumper competition from 1.00m to 1.40m for Junior, Amateur and Open Jumper competitors.
“Animal nutrition isn’t just our job at Alltech; it really is our passion,” said Tim Karl, director of Alltech’s lifestyle and companion animal business. “We have a team of experienced equestrians and long-time horse owners on staff who truly understand the unique bond people share with their horses. And we are truly proud to offer advanced nutrition that has been specifically formulated to help keep horses healthy and performing at their best. We are beyond thrilled to be partnering with the United States Hunter Jumper Association as the official supplement of the 2021 Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships.”
New this year, the USHJA Affiliate Championships will include expanded offerings for Juniors and Amateurs in the Hunters and Equitation at fence heights of 2′ and 2’6″ and Jumpers from .70m to .90m.
The Championships will also feature two $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derbies, one for Juniors and Amateurs and one for Professionals, a 3’3” USHJA Hunter Seat Medal class, a 3’3″ EMO Insurance/USHJA Jumping Seat Medal class, as well as 1.00m USEF/USHJA Low Children’s Jumper Championship, a 1.00m USEF/USHJA Low Adult Amateur Jumper Championship, and 3’0″/3’3″ and 3’6″/3’9″ USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Stake classes.
Members qualify largely based on Zone Horse of the Year points or Zone events between December 1, 2020, and September 27, 2021. Entries will open this summer, and only those who pre-enter and pay the $50 application fee by the September 27, 2021 deadline are eligible to qualify to participate.
Affiliate and Outreach competitors have an opportunity to compete at the USHJA National Championships in the Affiliate Championship sections, which are open to Juniors and Amateurs. Outreach Competitors must have reached Gold Level status by earning the highest number of points in their Zone during the qualifying period. Affiliate Organizations establish their own criteria for selecting Championship competitors, and all current USHJA Affiliates are invited to send members. Affiliate competitors do not have to be USHJA members.
The Championships will take place during The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, held at the South Point Hotel, Casino, & Spa’s unique Arena & Equestrian Center. The Center offers an exceptional experience where riders and horses stay under one roof and exhibitors can also enjoy the spa, tables and slots, 64 bowling lanes, and nine dining establishments.
USHJA extends their thanks to current supporting sponsors of the Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships, including title sponsor Marshall & Sterling; USHJA Official Sponsors Nutrena, CWD, Parlanti and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Pharmacy; and USHJA Championship Sponsors Charles Owen, SmartPak, Straight Arrow, Prize Possessions, Essex Classics and Boy O Boy Bridle Works.
For more information about the Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships, including qualifying and specifications, visit USHJA National Championships.
Animal health and nutrition company Alltech recently introduced a new line of Lifeforce™ premium equine supplements to the market. Backed by more than 40 years of scientific research and formulated with field-proven technologies, these supplements have been created to meet the needs of modern horses throughout their lives, from performance to recreation. The new line of Lifeforce products offers several targeted supplements, including:
- Designed to help maintain healthy cartilage and synovial fluid in joints.
- Balanced formulation contains glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid and MSM.
- Made with antioxidants to aid in protecting against free-radical damage.
- Made with yeast, probiotics and natural enzymes.
- Supports the ideal balance of beneficial gut bacteria.
- Alfalfa-based pellet enhances palatability and promotes consumption.
- Designed to help promote normal equine neural function.
- Balanced formula includes tryptophan, thiamine and organic magnesium for maximum effect.
- Palatable pellet promotes consumption.
- Elite Performance:
- Helps maintain healthy cartilage and synovial fluid in joints.
- Supports muscle endurance.
- Optimizes the digestive environment.
- Made with 100% organic trace minerals to support a healthy stress response.
- Designed to enhance skin, coat and hoof quality.
- Made with yeast cultures and organic zinc to support superior nutrient absorption.
- Extremely palatable oatmeal- and molasses-based pellet.
- Weight Booster:
- Contains 50% fat for ideal body condition.
- Rich in omega-3 fatty acids for improved skin and coat health.
- Formulated without additional sugars for cool energy.
Lifeforce was developed through decades of research on nutrition’s impact on genetic potential to include the ideal blend of ingredients for optimal health and performance. This unique approach has led to the development of highly effective products that are pure, perfectly modulated and 100% digestible. These supplements are formulated to maximize horse health and performance with less impact on the environment. From production to packaging, steps are being taken to reduce our carbon footprint, including utilizing 50% recycled materials.