Jun 17, 2014

2004-2014: AEC Celebrates Ten Years with Extravagant Product and Cash Prizes

By USEA
Hannah Bennett/USEA photo.

The 2014 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships, presented by VTO Saddlery, returns to the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas on September 25-28. Recently taken over by the USEA to organize, the Championships now offer unrivaled cash and product prizes for its 10 year celebration.

Thanks to many devoted sponsors, the USEA has accrued nearly $100,000 in prize money to be awarded across all 15 divisions. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of dollars in products will be distributed to first through sixth place finishers, including saddles, helmets, body protectors, boots, blankets, saddle pads, horse feed, supplements, magazines, therapeutic products, custom paintings, stall plaques, gift certificates and much more provided by the generous sponsors.

The Adequan USEA Gold Cup Championship will take place at the AEC, boasting a $40,000 purse for the Advanced division. Riders will have to qualify at one of the eleven designated Gold Cup competitions in order to be eligible for the Championship prize. The Advanced division is also designated as the USEF National Advanced Horse Trials Championship, in which the highest placed U.S. citizen will receive the prestigious Jack Le Goff Trophy.

Other awards distributed at the AEC include the Captain Mark Phillips Pony Rider Awards, Omega Alpha Optimum Time Award, Charles Owen Technical Merit Award, Point Two Safe Rider Award, Presidents’ Trophy in Honor of Jo Whitehouse, Broadstone Trophy, Broadus Trophy, Gobi Trophy, Edward Harris Memorial Trophy, Sally O’Connor Trophy, Erin’s Shamrock Trophy, Overlook Farm Eventing Trophy, Western DeBroke Trophy, Fork Stables Trophy, Lloyd Trophy, Eastern DeBroke Trophy, Rebecca Farm Trophy, Col. Paul M. Wimert Trophy, A. Martin Simensen Trophy, Maui Jim Young Rider Trophy, and the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Trophy.

Want to join in on the fun? Get qualified! Go to www.useventing.com/resource/ae... to learn about the qualifications. Check out the qualified rider list and the qualified horse list. See you in Texas!

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