In partnership with Adequan, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) will once again host the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final at the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC).
Adequan has been a long-term supporter of the Advanced Final at the AEC and just last year, American Regent and Adequan raised the stakes by increasing the total purse to $60,000, sending the Adequan Champion home with a whopping $30,000 check. At the 2019 AEC, the remaining $30,000 was distributed through 10th place in the Advanced division, sending the 10th-placed competitor home with $500. In 2020, the USEA and Adequan are now ensuring that every competitor who completes the Advanced division in the top 25 will be sent home with enough prize money that they’ll essentially have had a free entry at the AEC.
“We wanted to switch things up a bit and offer anyone that finishes the Advanced in the top 25 to at least get their $550 entry fee back,” explained USEA CEO Rob Burk. “We’re giving back to more competitors who are able to show up and complete the division. The Champion and Reserve Champion will still walk away with the same large checks as we offered in 2019. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of Adequan and continues our tradition of giving back 100 percent of AEC sponsorship dollars received back to the AEC competitors.”
The new $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final purse will now offer the following allocations in 2020:
To qualify for the 2020 $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final at the AEC, competitors need to complete a minimum of two events without cross-country jump penalties at any USEA Advanced horse trials, CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L , or CCI5*-L. The qualifying period for the 2020 AEC is from March 1, 2019 through August 18, 2020. Advanced competitors have more than 40 opportunities to get qualified for the 2020 Advanced division at the AEC. A list of qualifying events can be viewed here.
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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 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 25-August 30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
The USEA would like to thank Adequan for their continued support and dedication to U.S. Eventing.
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