The 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) are just a few days away. This year’s edition of the AEC is being held under the Big Sky of Montana at the exquisite Rebecca Farm in Kalispell. The competition will take place Wednesday, August 31 through Sunday, September 4, and the week will be packed full with exciting competition, great shopping in the trade fair, incredible hospitality, and fun evening parties. Lace up your boots, and plan out your week with the AEC schedule here.
Don’t miss the action of the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final, which kicks off Wednesday, gallops around cross-country on Thursday, and completes show jumping on Friday. The winner will take home a whopping $30,000 check, with the rest of the purse being distributed to all the competitors who complete. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money and prizes will be given across all AEC divisions through fifth place. The USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC) will also be running at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training and Preliminary levels, and will have additional prizes and money up for grabs. The Rebecca Farm organizing team is also offering non-championship ‘festival’ divisions through Preliminary, which is an exciting opportunity for many to compete alongside the championship atmosphere.
Can’t make it to the AEC, but want to see the action? Tune in to watch the live stream on the USEA website, provided by Ride On Video. A full live stream schedule will be coming soon, and Athletux will be providing commentary at the upper levels. Horse & Country TV will also be carrying the live stream for Preliminary, Intermediate and Advanced.
For questions regarding the AEC, contact [email protected].
About the USEA American Eventing Championships
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds is the pinnacle of the sport at 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. In fact, the 2021 AEC garnered over 1,000 entries and now stands as the largest eventing competition in North American history. The 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 31 – September 4 at the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
The USEA would like to thank Presenting Sponsor: Nutrena Feeds; Advanced Final Title Sponsor: Adequan; Platinum Level Sponsor: Bates Saddles Gold Level Sponsors: Parker Equine Insurance, Smartpak, Capital Square, Standlee; Silver Level Sponsors: Auburn Labs, Mountain Horse, The Jockey Club, Kerrits; Bronze Level Sponsors: Athletux, The Chronicle of the Horse, Dubarry of Ireland, FITS Riding, Equilume, Devoucoux, Fifth Third Bank, Gallops Saddlery, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis, Clark Nissan; Contributing Level Sponsors: CrossCountry App, WeRideTogether, Haygain, First Interstate Bank, Schellinger Construction, Glacier Bank, Animal Health Solutions Inc., Discover Kalispell; Prize Level Sponsors: Vet Blue, Practical Horseman, Hound & Hare, Strides of Equality Equestrians, Horse & Country TV, Bemer Independent Distributors, Freelance Design, Achieve Equine/FLAIR, Flexible Fit Equestrian USA, and more!
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