AEC

May 23, 2022

AEC Countdown: Less Than 100 Days!

The countdown is on for the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds! This year, the USEA AEC moves to the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. The AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2023, so if you have ever dreamed of riding in the Flathead Valley of Montana with views of Glacier National Park, you won’t want to miss this year’s very special opportunity.

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Apr 13, 2022 AEC

The AEC Moves to Montana: Preview the Local Area and Book Your Trip Now!

The 2022 United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds are just months away! The AEC will be moving to the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana this year, and the surrounding area has endless offerings of sightseeing and entertainment, to turn your AEC trip into a wonderful vacation.

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Mar 30, 2022 AEC

Chronicle of the Horse Returns to Sponsor the 2022 AEC and 2022 ATC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that The Chronicle of the Horse will return this year as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) and the 2022 USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC). As a Bronze Level Sponsor, The Chronicle of the Horse will generously provide every AEC division winner with a one-year print subscription to their magazine. They will also provide ATC Champion teams with prize packs that include one-year print subscriptions and embroidered show coolers. This year’s AEC and ATC will be held August 30- September 4, 2022, at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana.

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Dec 14, 2021 AEC

Announcing the Host Site for the 2023 and 2024 AEC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors have voted to enter into contract negotiations with Equestrian Events Inc. (EEI) and Mary Fike to host the 2023 and 2024 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Sep 21, 2021 AEC

The Thoroughbreds of the #AEC2021

Over 211 Thoroughbreds traveled to the Kentucky Horse Park to compete at the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds on August 31 – September 5. There were four T.I.P. registered horses competing in the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final, four in the Intermediate Championship, 20 in the Bates Preliminary divisions, 11 in the Vetoquinol Modified Championship, 51 in the Training divisions, 64 in the Novice divisions, and 57 in the Beginner Novice divisions.

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Sep 20, 2021 ATC

Announcing the Winners of the SmartPak ATC Scavenger Hunt

The USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC) were a huge success this year, garnering a record-breaking 58 ATC teams at the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds. The ATC provides USEA Adult Rider program members with the chance to compete as a team and represent their Area in a friendly and fun environment at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels.

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Sep 18, 2021 AEC

Musings of an AEC Volunteer

Perhaps one of the best reasons to be a member of USEA is the opportunity to qualify for and participate in the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. This year there was a record 1,178 entries and a waitlist of over 150. There were 1,009 pinnies handed out and 939 horses started the competition. All combined it made for the largest horse trials in USEA history. Competitions ran in all USEA divisions and additional prizes were given for teams, incentive programs, amateur, and young rider divisions.

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Sep 14, 2021 AEC

Bounty Hunter had Heart and a Whole Lot of Love at the 2021 AEC

“Hey, quick question,” Jane Mortensen asked the USEA team at the media tent of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. “Do you happen to know how old the oldest horse competing here this week is?”

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Sep 13, 2021 AEC

USEA Podcast #292: The AEC Review Show

Nicole is joined by Boyd Martin and Gerlinde Beckers to relive the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds! Nicole and Boyd talk about On Cue and their experience in the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final, while she and Gerlinde chat about her fairytale finish in the Beginner Novice Master Amateur division.

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Sep 10, 2021 AEC

Make Your Travel Plans for the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships at Rebecca Farm

The championships will take place over the Labor Day weekend and the tourist season in Montana will still be in full swing. As a result, it is essential that riders make hotel and car rental reservations immediately. This year, due to a massive influx of visitors, hotels were fully booked months ahead and there was not a car to be rented within a hundred-mile radius. You can always cancel in the event you are unable to travel to Montana next year, but we want to alert you to the need to make your reservations early to avoid disappointment and stress.

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Sep 10, 2021 AEC

Life as an AEC Volunteer: The Days are Long but the Smiles Are Worth It

Volunteering is an essential part of the sport of eventing. With fences to be judged, scores to be tallied, rings to be stewarded and countless more tasks to be accomplished throughout each day, event organizers rely on the invaluable help of event volunteers to keep events running smoothly. These efforts are monumental at any regular horse trial but are magnified exponentially when it comes to the production of the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC).

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