In an effort to make qualifications for the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) easier to understand and bring the USEA up to standard with the USEF Rules for Eventingqualification requirements, the qualifications for the AEC have been updated for 2019.
When first-time horse buyer Claudia Channing purchased Chestnut Oak’s Drummer Boy (Clononeer Romantic Traveler x Steege’s Beth) as an unbroken 3-year-old American-bred Gypsy Vanner/Shire cross gelding, it might have seemed like an unorthodox choice for a new rider.
2018 saw the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena® Feeds take place for the first time at The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. Riders from all over the country traveled to compete amongst the Rocky Mountains for national championships titles across 18 divisions. When all was said and done there were 18 new National Champions, and now we want to know who YOU want to see on the upcoming AEC issue of Eventing USA.
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.
The 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds has been a roaring success, and none of it would have been possible without the support of the many loyal sponsors.
The final day of competition at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena® Feeds at The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) saw 10 new AEC Champions take their victory lap around the arena.
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).
The third day of competition of the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena® Feeds at The Colorado Horse Park, saw the first 2018 champions crowned in both the Training and Preliminary divisions.
Other than a mid-afternoon one-hour delay for a thunderstorm that looked to be headed straight for The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, Novice and Beginner Novice cross-country at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena® Feeds went off without a hitch.
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.