Feb 09, 2024

Erin Gilmore Photography to Return as Official Photographer for 2024 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is thrilled to share that Erin Gilmore Photography will be returning to the 2024 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds as the Official Photographers of this year's event. The 2024 American Eventing Championships take place Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2024 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Jan 24, 2024 AEC

Contract Negotiations Underway for Host Sites of 2025-2028 USEA American Eventing Championships

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors has voted to enter into contract negotiations with Galway Downs Equestrian to host the 2025 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) at Galway Downs in Temecula, California, with an option for another one-year term in 2029. The Board also approved the entering of contract negotiations with Equestrian Events Inc. (EEI) and Kentucky Classique to host the AEC at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, for the years 2026, 2027, and 2028.

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Jan 18, 2024 AEC

Open and Junior Starter Divisions to be offered at 2024 USEA AEC

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) and its organizing partners at Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) and Mary Fike are thrilled to announce the addition of the Starter level to the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds in Lexington, Kentucky, from Aug. 27–Sept. 1, 2024! In its first year as a recognized level, Starter will be offered in two Championship divisions for interested competitors: Open and Junior.

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Jan 03, 2024 AEC

Call for Official Photographer and Videographer/Live Stream Service Providers at the 2024 USEA AEC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) is the annual national championship for every level of the Olympic equestrian sport of eventing. The USEA is officially accepting bids for the following service providers at the 2024 USEA AEC which takes place Aug. 27—Sept. 1, 2024 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Oct 12, 2023 AEC

Request for Expression of Interest: AEC 2025-2028

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC) is the annual national championship for every level of the Olympic equestrian sport of eventing. The USEA is excited to announce a request for expressions of interest to host the AEC in the years 2025 through 2028, with preference being given to a western region venue in 2025.

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Sep 17, 2023 AEC

With a Little Help From Friends, Hopper and Rescue Horse Scooby Make The Trek From Washington to the AEC

After visiting the Kentucky Horse Park 11 years ago to watch the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, it never even crossed Tracey Hopper’s mind that she would ride across the famed bluegrass. But after graduating from physician’s assistant school seven years ago and taking up eventing seriously with her rescue horse Scooby, the chance to go to the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds was one she couldn’t pass up.

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Sep 16, 2023 AEC

Addie Borton's AEC Adventure with Conway Lad

Preparing the Fast Facts for the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds always displays the true diversity of the sport of eventing. Riders from all backgrounds and ages riding horses that were wrangled up in the Wild West or born into the arms of the riders who still have them to this day come together to compete in the sport they love. One fun fact the USEA staff always enjoys looking at is the age range between competitors. This year the oldest competitor was 75 years young and the lone youngest competitor was 9 years of age. That young rider is Addison Borton.

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Sep 11, 2023 AEC

USEA Podcast #343: The #AEC2023 Review Show

Whew - what a week at the #AEC2023! Out of the 850 competitors, 24 new national champions rose to the top and USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown caught up with two of them: Liz Halliday who won the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final and Stephanie Letarte, the 2023 USEA Training Amateur Championship.

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Sep 10, 2023 Volunteers

Volunteerism Brings Eventing Lovers Together at the 2023 AEC

With 850 competitors on the roster, putting on this year’s USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds was no easy task. And like all other horse trials in the U.S., the AEC still relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to bring its efforts to fruition. Over 750 volunteer shifts were filled over the course of the 7-day-long competition by an outstanding 300-plus volunteers. Those volunteers hailed from all over the country, with 30% of the final volunteer number driving in from out of state. Eventing enthusiasts flew in from each coast to help make this event a special one for the qualified competitors this year. While on grounds, the USEA caught up with a handful of these spectacular individuals to get the down low on why they opted to volunteer at this year’s national championships.

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Sep 09, 2023 AEC

The Amato Family Shares A Special Week at the AEC

While they’d both been to the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds in the past, Andy Amato and his wife Tonya Cummins Amato hoped to one day share the special experience with their 12-year-old daughter Addison Amato. With all horses and humans healthy and with the AEC being held in Lexington, Kentucky, 2023 was their year.

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Sep 04, 2023 AEC

Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships!

The 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds has been a roaring success, standing as the third largest eventing competition in North American history, behind the 2021 and 2019 AEC at the Kentucky Horse Park. None of it would have been possible without the support of the many loyal sponsors.

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