Sure, as long as you're qualified! Check out the list of Qualified Riders and list of Qualified Horses. Both horse AND rider must be qualified for the AEC in order to compete and must still be eligible for the level of competition at which you qualified.
As a service to our amateur members, the USEA IT department has developed a system to recognize amateurs who should be qualified for the Championships, but did not receive qualifying placements at events. Because many events hold "Open" divisions where the professionals and amateurs are joined together in one division, the amateurs may have a harder time trying to get the first or second placings they'll need to qualify them for the Championships. Sure, we have many outstanding amateurs who are very competitive in the Open divisions, but our hope is that our amateurs will receive an opportunity to qualify for the designated amateur divisions at the Championships, even when only open divisions are offered at qualifying events. Read more about this upgrade of placing/points.
Registration is available online using the USEA's Online Entry system, Xentry. The USEA created Xentry as a service to members, where one can easily enter any USEA recognized event from a central and secure website. Learn more about using Xentry. Note: Entry is not considered complete until the USEA receives payment.
August 31 - September 5, 2021 • Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Qualifying Period: May 25, 2020 – August 23, 2021
*Horses and riders qualified for the 2020 AEC are automatically qualified for the 2021 AEC pending completion of one MER within the time period of April 23, 2021 - August 23, 2021.
Health/Veterinary Health Certificate Signed by a Licensed Vet
In-state horses within 12 months; out-of-state horses within 30 days OR a valid Passport.
More information can be found here. Documents may be checked by the KY State Vet Office at the KHP gate upon arrival so be sure to have them available.
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Golf Cart Rentals
Advanced Reservation is REQUIRED! Please contact Cunningham Golf Carts at cunninghamgolfcar.com or 859-233-7921.
Once again the USEA will be offering significant prize money and prizes thanks to our loyal sponsors.
Live scoring will be back on the USEA site again this year, so as soon as the judges know the scores, you'll know the scores! This way even if you can't attend the AEC, you can still keep up with your friends and family and find out how they're ranked in the competition.