Adult Team Championships

USEA Adult Team Championship at the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds

August 27 - September 1, 2018 • The Kentucky Horse Park

The USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC), is the capstone event for the USEA Area Adult Team Challenges. The ATC provide adults the chance to compete as a team and represent their area of the country in a friendly and fun environment.

About the ATC

The USEA Adult Team Challenges have been generously sponsored by The Chronicle of the Horse for more than 20 years. The Challenges have given adult riders a chance to compete in a friendly team competition. For many years, the Challenges were held annually in different locations (Eastern, Central, and Western) around the United States, but in an effort to re-energize the program, the membership of the USEA voted to change the overall model of the program. Starting in 2014, every Area was encouraged to hold Adult Team Challenges to offer adult riders the opportunity to compete in team competitions leading up to the USEA Adult Team Championships held at the USEA American Eventing Championships. As a result, Adult Team Challenges were no longer isolated to the three challenges around the country. Instead, there may be as many as 10 opportunities to compete in a Challenge, with a final occurring at the Adult Team Championship at the AEC!

The 2019 calendar of Adult Team Challenges is to be determined. If your event would like to host an Adult Team Challenge, please email Kate Lokey [email protected].

Divisions Offered

  • Preliminary Team Championship
  • Training Team Championship
  • Novice Team Championship
  • Beginner Novice Team Championship

USEA Adult Team Championships Area Team Selection Procedures

Each Area will have different procedures to identify teams selected to compete at the USEA Adult Team Championships. Interested adult riders are encouraged to contact their Area Adult Rider Coordinator for selection procedures specific to their Area.

USEA Adult Team Championship Rider Support

Many Areas are planning to provide sponsorship, support, and in some cases travel assistance to teams identified to represent them. More information coming soon.

USEA Adult Team Championships Prizes

$2,000 per level prize money was secured for 2018 ATC. Prizes for the 2019 ATC will be announced when they are available.

AEC Qualifications

In order to compete at the USEA Adult Team Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, August 27-September 1, 2019, please read the following National Qualifications for Entry. Additionally, each area will have its own qualification standards: Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, Area VI, Area VII, Area VIII, Area IX, and Area X

Qualifications for Entry into the USEA Adult Team Championships (National)

  1. The qualifying period for each horse and rider pair is May 28, 2018 - August 19, 2019.
  2. Horses and riders must be members/registered with the USEA at the time of achieving qualifications and during the USEA Adult Team Championships.
  3. All riders must be 22 years of age or older (born in or before 1997).
  4. Closing dates will be consistent with the USEA American Eventing Championships.
  5. Each horse and rider pair must meet AEC qualifications for the level they are competing in.
  6. The rider must be a current Adult Rider Member for their Area by the closing date of the Adult Team Championship.
  7. Each Area can have up to eight teams of four riders at the USEA Adult Team Championship.
  8. All teams should be coordinated through the Area Adult Rider Coordinator(s).
  9. The Adult Team Challenge teams should be composed only of riders competing in the Amateur divisions and/or the Rider specific divisions hosted at the USEA American Eventing Championships. Riders competing in the Horse divisions should not be placed on ATC teams.
  10. Mixed Area teams are allowed and encouraged. All horse and rider pairs without a full team of 3-4 members must be identified by the Area Adult Rider Coordinators as qualified and willing to compete and submitted to the USEA for inclusion on a mixed team. For more information please contact Kate Lokey at [email protected] or (703) 779-0440.

Request for exceptions for these qualification terms should be sent to [email protected] prior to the closing date of the competition.

Area I Qualifications

Area I is only using the qualifications as stated for the national ATC.

Contact the Area I Adult Rider Coordinator for more information.

Area II Qualifications.

Here’s some information for the upcoming season and an explanation of the qualifying requirements for the National ATC at the USEA AEC. Please keep in mind we will still hold our Area II Adult Team Challenge at Virginia Horse Trials in November with all the fun and excitement we’ve had in the past at VHT. There may be a few more events added to this list, so mark your calendars and start planning now! Organizers, if you want to host a team competition please contact the Area II Adult Rider Coordinator.

Area II Criteria Adult Team Championship (in addition to National Requirements)

  1. Riders may qualify as individuals or as part of a team.
  2. Entire team must meet National Qualifications listed above.
  3. You do not need to form a team to ride in the ATC. Individuals without a complete team will be placed on a team with members from Area II and/or other areas.
  4. Riders should participate in at least one team competition during the qualification time frame of the AEC; however, if unable to compete in a team competition, but meets all other qualification requirements the rider will still qualify to participate in National ATC.
  5. Maximum of 32 riders from Area II may participate (two four-person teams at each level).
  6. Riders may participate in both AEC and ATC divisions concurently. If teams are full, preference will be given to riders participating only in the ATC division and only those riders are eligible for the Adult Rider transportation subsidy.

Contact the Area II Adult Rider Coordinator for more information.

Area III Qualifications

Area III is only using the qualifications as stated for the national ATC. Even though the area is doing a couple of team challenges they are not adding anything to it. We are looking hard for interested adult riders, please contact the Area III Adult Rider Coordinator if you are interested in being a member of an Area III team!

Contact the Area III Adult Rider Coordinator for more information.

Area IV Qualifications

Contact the Area IV Adult Rider Coordinator for more information.

Area V Qualifications

Area V is only using the qualifications as stated for the national ATC.

Contact the Area V Adult Rider Coordinator for more information.

Area VI Qualifications

Area VI is only using the qualifications as stated for the national ATC.

Contact the Area VI Adult Rider Coordinator for more information.

Area VII Qualifications

1. Must be a member of Adult Riders and Area VII is using the qualifications as stated for the national ATC.

2. Area qualification - must have shown team spirit.

3. Monetary compensation available only to those competing in the ATC. May be on a team if you are riding in the AEC in a rider division only. Compensation not available for AEC competitors.

Contact the Area VII Adult Rider Coordinator for more information.

Area VIII Qualifications

1. Area VIII is using the qualifications as stated for the national ATC.

2. Rider must be a current member of their Area VIII Adult Rider Program by the ATC closing date.

3. Maximum of 32 riders from Area VII may participate (two four-person teams at each level).

4. Identify your intent to compete at the ATC to the Area VIII Adult Rider Coordinator by the ATC closing date. All teams must be coordinated through the Area VIII Adult Rider Coordinator.

Contact the Area VIII Adult Rider Coordinator for more information.

Area IX Qualifications

Contact the Area IX Adult Rider Coordinator for more information.

Area X Qualifications

1. Horse and rider combination, gogether, must have three clean cross-country jumping rounds (no jumping penalties). Qualifying score is void if a dangerous riding penalty (yellow card) was received.

2. Rider must be a current member of their Area X Adult Rider Program by the ATC closing date.

3. Non-amateur riders may not have completed any competitions at a level greater than their ATC competition level in the last 24 months.

4. Identify your intent to compete at the ATC to the Area X Adult Rider Coordinator by the ATC closing date. All teams must be coordinated through the Area X Adult Rider Coordinator.

Contact the Area X Adult Rider Coordinator for more information.

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