AEC Qualifications

2019 USEA American Eventing Championships Qualifications

The USEA American Eventing Championship will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky and will be confined to qualified riders with qualified horses. The event will take place August 27-September 1, 2019.

Qualifying Period: May 28, 2018 - August 19, 2019
Opening Date: July 16, 2019
Close Date: August 13, 2019

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LEVELS

All riders at ALL levels must be a current (Junior, Collegiate, Full, or Life) member at the time the qualifications are earned.

Horses at BN, N, and T must have at least a Limited Status registration and horses at Preliminary and higher must have a Full Status registration at the time qualifications are earned.

All qualifying results must be achieved at USEA/USEF recognized events. Results obtained from FEI recognized events are acceptable providing all other requirements have been met.

All qualifiers at all levels must be without cross-country jump penalties, including the completion requirements.

Both rider and horse at ALL levels must achieve the required qualifications for the division, although not necessarily as a horse/rider combination. The placing requirement (where applicable) must be achieved by the rider and the horse at the level intended for the AEC, although not necessarily as a horse/rider combination.

The 2019 AEC is not currently slated to offer the Modified level as there are not enough qualifying events. In future years as more events offer this level, the Championships will be expanded to include the Modified level.  

Beginner Novice Amateur Championship
Rider must have declared amateur status per USEF Rules for Eventing EV Appendix 3 1.3 and USEF GR1306. 
Both rider and horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results (QR)

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Beginner Novice Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Beginner Novice Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Beginner Novice Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at any other level.  

Beginner Novice Rider Championship
Rider may not have completed competitions at Training or higher levels in the five years preceding the start of the competition. 
Horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Beginner Novice Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Beginner Novice Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Beginner Novice Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at the Novice level.

Junior Beginner Novice Championship
Rider must be 18 or under in accordance with USEF Rules for Eventing EV104.2. 
Rider may not have completed competitions at Training or higher levels in the five years preceding the start of the competition. 
Horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Beginner Novice Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Beginner Novice Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Beginner Novice Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at the Novice level.

Beginner Novice Horse Championship
Horse may not have completed competitions at Training or higher levels.   
Rider may have completed any level.  

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Beginner Novice Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Beginner Novice Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Beginner Novice Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at the Novice level.

Novice Amateur Championship
Rider must have declared amateur status per USEF Rules for Eventing EV Appendix 3 1.3 and USEF GR1306. 
Both rider and horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Novice Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Novice Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Novice Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at any other level.  

Novice Rider Championship
Rider may not have completed competitions at Modified or higher levels in the five years preceding the start of the competition. 
Horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Novice Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Novice Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Novice Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at the Training level.            

Junior Novice Championship
Rider must be 18 or under in accordance with USEF Rules for Eventing EV104.2. 
Rider may not have completed competitions at Modified or higher levels in the five years preceding the start of the competition. 
Horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Novice Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Novice Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Novice Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at the Training level.              

Novice Horse Championship
Horse may not have completed competitions at Modified or higher levels.  
Rider may have completed any level. 

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Novice Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Novice Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Novice Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at the Training level.         

Training Amateur Championship
Rider must have declared amateur status per USEF Rules for Eventing EV Appendix 3 1.3 and USEF GR1306. 
Both rider and horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Training Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Training Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Training Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at any other level.               

Training Rider Championship
Rider may not have completed competitions at the FEI one-star (2018 introductory), two-star (2018 one-star), Intermediate, or higher levels in the five years preceding the start of the competition. 
Horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Training Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Training Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Training Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at the national Modified or Preliminary level.      

Junior Training Championship
Rider must be 18 or under in accordance with USEF Rules for Eventing EV104.2. 
Rider may not have completed competitions at the FEI one-star (2018 introductory), two-star (2018 one-star), Intermediate, or higher levels in the five years preceding the start of the competition. 
Horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Training Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Training Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Training Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at the national Modified or Preliminary level.     

Training Horse Championship
Horse may not have completed competitions at the FEI one-star (2018 introductory), two-star (2018 one-star), Intermediate, or higher levels.  
Rider may have completed any level. 

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Training Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Training Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Training Area Championship

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at the national Modified or Preliminary level.   

Preliminary Amateur Championship
Rider must have declared amateur status per USEF Rules for Eventing EV Appendix 3 1.3 and USEF GR1306. 
Both rider and horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Preliminary Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Preliminary Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Preliminary Area Championship 

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at any other level.              

Preliminary Rider Championship
Rider may not have completed competitions at the FEI three-star (2018 two-star), Advanced, or higher levels in the five years preceding the start of the competition. 
Horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Preliminary Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Preliminary Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Preliminary Area Championship 
  • OR 1st to 5th in any CCI2*-S (2018 CIC*)
  • OR 1st to 6th in any CCI2*-L (2018 CCI*)

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at the national Intermediate or FEI two-star (2018 one-star) level.    

Junior/Young Rider Preliminary Championship
Rider must be age 14-21 in accordance with USEF Rules for Eventing EV104.2. 
Rider may not have completed competitions at the FEI three-star (2018 two-star), Advanced, or higher levels in the five years preceding the start of the competition. 
Horse may have completed any level.

Qualifying Results

  • 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Preliminary Horse Trials
  • OR 3rd in two USEA recognized Preliminary Horse Trials 
  • OR 1st through 5th in any USEA Preliminary Area Championship 
  • OR 1st to 5th in any CCI2*-S (2018 CIC*)
  • OR 1st to 6th in any CCI2*-L (2018 CCI*)

Further to the above QR, horse and rider must have completed a total of three USEA recognized horse trials during the qualifying period. The placing requirements as noted above are included in the total of three competitions. Once the placing QRs have been met, the additional H.T.’s required may be at the national Intermediate or FEI two-star (2018 one-star) level.    

Preliminary Horse Championship
Horse may not have completed at the FEI three-star (2018 two-star), Advanced, or higher levels.  
Rider may have completed any level. 

Qualifying Results
A minimum of two, in any combination, of the following, without cross-country jump penalties:

  • USEA/USEF recognized Preliminary Horse Trials (including Area Championships) 
  • CCI2*-S (2018 CIC*) 
  • CCI2*-L (2018 CCI*)

Intermediate Championship

Qualifying Results
A minimum of two, in any combination, of the following, without cross-country jump penalties:

  • USEA/USEF recognized Intermediate Horse Trials (including Area Championships) 
  • CCI3*-S (2018 CIC2*) 
  • CCI3*-L (2018 CCI2*)

Adequan USEA Advanced $40,000 Championship

Qualifying Results
A minimum of two, in any combination, of the following, without cross-country jump penalties:

  • USEA/USEF recognized Advanced Horse Trials (including Area Championships) 
  • CCI4*-S (2018 CIC3*)
  • CCI4*-L (2018 CCI3*) 
  • CCI5*-L (2018 CCI4*)
  • FEI World Equestrian Games

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