The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Professional Horseman’s Council (PCH) is happy to announce another year of The Event College at AEC! The Event College is a special series designed to educate competitors as well as the general public about the sport of eventing. Get hands-on about grooming, learn the best way to walk cross-country and understand the intricacies of warm up with the best professionals in the country!
“Tuition” for the Event College is FREE. All are welcome to come learn more about eventing! Classes take place Wednesday – Saturday of the competition. Keep an eye out for the PHC Event College Sign to find your “classroom.”
2016 AEC EVENT COLLEGE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
2:00 pm Walk the Novice course with Sara Kozumplik Murphy- Meet at the XC start box
5:00 pm Learn about grooming at home and at horse shows with Max Corcoran- Meet at the VTO Booth
5:15 pm Walk the Training course with Eric Dierks- Meet at the XC start box
Thursday, September 1, 2016
10:00 am Meet Eric Dierks for Dressage 101 at the Open Intermediate dressage ring
5:00 pm Discuss legs, leg care, boots, etc. with Sam Burton and Max Corcoran- Meet at the VTO Booth in the USEA Sponsor Village
Friday, September 2, 2016
3:00 pm Cross Country 101 during the Open Intermediate division- Meet at the Derby Field (Professor TBD)
5:00 pm Discuss management and tips for a good program with Sam Burton and Max Corcoran- Meet at the VTO Booth in the USEA Sponsor Village
Saturday, September 3, 2016
11:00 am Eventing 101 - New to eventing? Who is jumping what? Meet with USEA CEO Rob Burk to learn the basics!
4:00 pm Show Jumping 101 during the Open Intermediate with Lauren Kieffer
The Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC) is the pinnacle of the sport for the national levels. Held annually, this event draws together the best competitors from across the country vying for national titles from the Beginner Novice through the Advanced level. This year's AEC is being held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. August 31-September 4, 2016.