Plantation Field International celebrates its 14th year of competition this year with CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S competition kicking off on Thursday, September 16, and running until Sunday, September 19. Tucked away amidst the hills of Unionville, Pennsylvania, the event is known for its stunning cross-country backdrops and the top field of riders the competition draws in.
Sara Gumbiner shared the news today that her long-time partner Polaris passed away at the age of 16. Her social media tribute to the Irish Sport Horse gelding reflected on their career together and all of the wonderful ways that he impacted her life and career.
It is hard to believe the final day of an epic week of competition has arrived! The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds is going out with a bang with a full day of Beginner Novice show jumping. There is nothing better than watching every pair at the AEC get their turn to ride in the Rolex Stadium.
It's day five of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds and the focus is all on the two biggest levels of the competition - Novice and Beginner Novice. The Novice riders will finish off their week in the Rolex Stadium for show jumping while Beginner Novice is on to everyone's favorite phase, cross-country!
Boyd Martin came to the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds looking to defend his 2019 $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final title and while he succeeded at the goal it wasn’t with the same mount. However, Martin’s victory lands him in the history books as the first rider to win the AEC Advanced class two times on two different horses.
After patiently waiting all week the Beginner Novice pairs finally get to start their competition at the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. Yesterday the first champions were crowned in the Intermediate and Bates USEA Preliminary divisions and another batch will take their victory gallops in the Vetoquinol USEA Modified and Training divisions as well as the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final. For the Novice divisions, they get their chance to gallop through the head of the lake and enjoy Derek di Grazia's cross-country course.
Derek di Grazia’s challenging cross-country course shuffled the leaderboard in the $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final, with Fylicia Barr emerging as the new leader Barr, a West Grove, Pa. resident, was one of the quickest rides on a day when no one made the time with her own Galloway Sunrise, a 13-year-old American Warmblood mare (Duty Officer x Coco Chanel), who she bought for $500 off Craigslist.
With Intermediate and the Bates USEA Preliminary divisions headed to the Rolex Stadium for show jumping it is the first day of all three phases for the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. Yesterday's dressage levels: Training, Vetoquinol USEA Modified, and the $60,000 Adequan Advanced Final all head out on cross-country, while Novice takes their turn in the dressage arenas. Every corner of the Kentucky Horse Park will be brimming with AEC action!
It's day two of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds and the atmosphere is picking up as more competitors arrive on site and the rain is (hopefully) letting up. The Vetoquinol USEA Modified Championship division makes its AEC debut today as 36 pairs will battle it out to become the first Modified Champions. The four Training divisions do dressage today as well as the hotly contested $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final.
It's go time! The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds have finally arrived. Horses and riders have traveled from all over the country to compete against the best at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The Intermediate, Bates USEA Preliminary Amateur, Bates USEA Preliminary Horse, Bates USEA Preliminary Rider, and Bates USEA Junior/Young Rider Preliminary will perform their dressage tests today across four arenas, beginning at 8:20 a.m. and concluding with the last Intermediate rider at 5:16 p.m.
The USEA has once again partnered with CrossCountry App to provide virtual course walks for all levels at the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.