Aug 27, 2021

Attend the 2021 USEA AEC Event College Presented by LandSafe

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
Photo Courtesy of LandSafe.

The USEA AEC Event College Presented by LandSafe is back! The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships Presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) will have a week filled with educational seminars held at the LandSafe tent.

This year there are three main topics to the AEC Event College Presented by LandSafe: safety with Jonathan Holling, horsemanship with Max Corcoran, and rider fitness Tony Sandoval. There will be three seminars held every day at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and each seminar will focus on one of the three main topics mentioned above. The speakers will be on a rotating basis going at different hours of the day throughout the week.

Learn from U.S. Olympians, five-star grooms, equestrian specific fitness trainers, and more. The best part – every seminar is free for anyone attending the AEC at the Kentucky Horse Park from August 31 – September 5.

All educational seminars will be located at the LandSafe tent in the AEC Trade Fair.

Tentative Schedule for the 2021 USEA AEC Event College Presented by LandSafe:

(Updated Wednesday, Sept. 1).

Wednesday, Sept. 1

  • 9:00 a.m. session - safety with Jonathan Holling
  • 12:00 p.m. session - rider fitness with Tony Sandoval

Thursday, Sept. 2

  • 9:30 a.m. session - rider fitness with Tony Sandoval
  • 12:30 p.m. - Olympic Q&A session - meet Doug Payne and Boyd Martin, two of the team members from the Tokyo Olympic U.S. Eventing team.

Friday, Sept. 3

  • 9:00 a.m. session - safety with Jonathan Holling
  • 12:00 p.m. session - rider fitness with Tony Sandoval
  • 5:00 p.m. session - horsemanship with Max Corcoran

Saturday, August 31

  • 9:00 a.m. session - safety with Jonathan Holling
  • 12:00 p.m. session - rider fitness with Tony Sandoval
  • 5:00 p.m. session - horsemanship with Max Corcoran

Please note that all times and speakers are subject to change. Please check the USEA Instagram as a daily schedule will be announced every morning on the USEA Instagram story.

Don’t miss out on the educational activities during the 2021 AEC!

About the USEA Event College

The USEA Event College was created by the USEA and the Professional Horseman’s Council to generate awareness of the sport of eventing. The USEA Event College is a special series that aims to educate competitors, spectators, and the general public about all aspects of eventing, from the complexity and value of the sport to horsemanship and the different skill needed to be involved in eventing. High-profile eventing experts act as “professors” and anyone interested in the sport of eventing can be a student. The best part? “Tuition” is free!

About LandSafe

LandSafe is a progression-focused approach, where each level builds on the competencies learned from the previous level. Each level of the program includes multiple days of targeted, hands-on learning exercises using proprietary simulation technology. This approach provides riders with a real-life experience that enables them to improve their reaction time via repetitive exercises. Participants leave understanding the core objectives and having practiced their learned capabilities relative to that level. The LandSafe system caters to athletes of all capabilities and disciplines.

About the USEA American Eventing Championships

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. With over 1,000 entries the 2021 AEC is set to be the largest eventing competition in North American history. The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 31 – September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.

The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors! The USEA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Presenting Sponsor: Nutrena Feeds; Advanced Final Title Sponsor: Adequan; Platinum Level Sponsor: Bates Saddles, Vetoquinol Gold Level Sponsors: Parker Equine Insurance, ShowConnect, Smartpak, Standlee Hay; Silver Level Sponsors: Auburn Labs, Park Equine Hospital, Mountain Horse, The Jockey Club; Saratoga Horseworks; Bronze Level Sponsors: 70 Degrees, Athletux, Black Petticoat, The Chronicle of the Horse, Devoucoux, Dubarry of Ireland, Equilume, FITS Riding, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, LandSafe Equestrian, Parks Tax & Consulting, Retired Racehorse Project, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis Contributing Level Sponsors: Big Ass Fans, CrossCountry App, FarmVet, GLC Direct, Haygain, John Deere, L.V. Harkness, Santa Cruz Animal Health; Prize Level Sponsors: American Saddlebred Horse Association, Astrid’s Oil, Bluegrass Animal Products, Dressage TestPro, EQuine AMerica Magazine, Flexible Fit Equestrian, Achieve Equine/FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips, Great British Equinery, Horse & Country, Hound & Hare, I Love My Horse, Mare Modern Goods, Romitelli Riding Boots, Strides for Equality Equestrians, Tack of the Town, VetBlue, The Equine Network and Horse&Country

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