The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds is the pinnacle of the sport for the national levels. Held annually, the best junior, adult amateur, and professional competitors gather to vie for national championship titles at every level from Beginner Novice to Advanced. This ultimate test of horse and rider draws hundreds of horses and riders from around the country to compete for fabulous prizes, a piece of the substantial prize money, and the chance to be named the national champion at their respective levels.
The 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series features 11 qualifying competitions throughout the United States at the Advanced horse trials and CIC3* levels. The qualifying period begins August 2017 and continues through August 2018 with the final taking place at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, August 29 – September 2, 2018. Riders who complete a qualifier earn the chance to vie for $40,000 in prize money and thousands of dollars in prizes and the title of Adequan USEA Gold Cup Champion in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final Advanced Division
USEA Young Event Horse - USEA Young Event Horse Series may be best described as an equine talent search. The Series gives owners and breeders the opportunity to showcase the potential of their 4- and 5-year-old horses under saddle while encouraging them to produce top-level event horses for the future. Young Event Horse classes focus on education and preparation of the event horse in a correct and progressive manner.
USEA Future Event Horse - The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) classes are in-hand classes for yearlings, 2-year olds, and 3-year olds. At Championships, 3-year-olds are required to compete in an additional free-jump division. The FEH program also offers a 4-year-old class in which the horses show their gaits under saddle at qualifier events, and compete in a free-jump division at Championships.
USEA New Event Horse - The USEA New Event Horse classes are designed to be an introduction to the sport of eventing for horse and rider. Adapted from the Young Event Horse classes, the NEH classes are intended to assess a horse’s capability for eventing and to provide a stepping stone to recognized eventing.
The USEA Classic Series keeps the spirit of the classic long-format three-day events alive for Beginner Novice through the Preliminary levels. Competitors have the opportunity to experience the thrill of endurance day, including roads and tracks, steeplechase, the vet box, and cross-country, as well as participate in formal veterinary inspections and educational activities with experts on the ins and outs of competing in a long-format three-day event.
The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program provide a framework on which eventing teams and individual competition could flourish at universities and colleges across the country. Any accredited college or university may register as an affiliate organization of the USEA and any individual who is a current undergraduate student at a university or college that is an affiliate of the USEA is eligible to be a collegiate member. The Intercollegiate Eventing Program offers Intercollegiate Challenges throughout the year and culminates in the annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.
Area Championships - The USEA is divided into 10 Areas and each one hosts an annual championship with its own set of qualifications, levels, and prizes. Area Championships are a great stepping stone to the national championships at the USEA American Eventing Championships.