Boyd Martin and Long Island T (Ludwig von Bayern x Haupstsbuch Highlight), had two rails in hand going into the final phase of competition at the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds, but they didn’t need them as they jumped a flawless round over Bobby Murphy’s show jumping course to win the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final and USEF Advanced Horse Trials National Championship on a score of 32.0.
It’s the biggest ever event in North American history and the nearly 1,000 horses will all have the chance to jump around one of Derek di Grazia’s seven cross-country courses.
First up on this week's episode of the USEA Podcast, Future Event Horse Committee Co-Chair Susan Graham White comes on the show to discuss the judging seminars that will be offered this year at the East Coast and West Coast Championships taking place in September. These seminars are intended for current FEH judges to help improve the quality of FEH judging across the board.
Next week, hundreds of competitors will travel to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky to compete at the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) on August 27 – September 1. Out of those competitors, 25 are entered to compete in the toughest division with the largest amount of prize money, the $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce the renewed corporate partnership with longtime sponsor Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) as “The Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA.” American Regent Animal Health, manufacturer of Adequan®, has increased its support of the USEA to be able to offer unparalleled prize money in the Advanced division at the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC).
Effective immediately significant changes have been made to the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series. In an effort to expand access to qualification opportunities in more areas of the country, to encourage more entries at upper level U.S. events, and to expand entries at the 2019 AEC $40,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, the USEA and the Gold Cup Steering Committee have agreed to make the AEC Advanced qualifications similar to the AEC Intermediate qualifications.
You could hear a pin drop in the International Ring at The Colorado Horse Park as California’s Tamra Smith rode around the track in the final show jumping phase of the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena® Feeds Adequan® USEA Gold Cup Final aboard Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell’s, Mai Baum (Loredano x Ramira).
In the Adequan® USEA Gold Cup Advanced Final, Tamra Smith of California, maintained her impressive lead riding Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell’s 2006 German Sport Horse gelding Mai Baum (Loredano x Ramira) despite adding 1.6 time penalties on cross-country. The pair now sit on a 28.0.
The 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series featured 11 qualifying events over the past 12 months and culminates this weekend with the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced Final at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships at The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.
After a whirlwind day of competition at the Millbrook Horse Trials, Emily Beshear and Olney Uncle Sam (Sonset Seiger x Aerial) emerged victorious, jumping one of the morning’s 11 double clear show jumping rounds and adding just a single cross-country time fault to their dressage score to take home the win in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division.
Of the 22 horses that performed their dressage tests today, just three managed to find their way into the top 10 of the 47-horse field competing in the Millbrook Horse Trials Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division at Coole Park Farm in Millbrook, N.Y.