Feb 09, 2024

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

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
Photo by Kate Hall for Erin Gilmore Photography

Leesburg, Va.—February 9— 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.

"As photographers, our hearts beat faster along with yours when we raise our camera lens to capture you entering the Rolex Arena, when you cross the finish line out on cross-country, and when you salute on centerline after a flawless test," said Erin Gilmore. "Erin Gilmore Photography is honored to be the official photographer of the 2024 American Eventing Championships, and we can't wait to memorialize your best achievements competing at the top of the sport of three-day eventing."

"We are very happy to have Erin's team join us again at the Kentucky Horse Park for the 2024 AEC," shared USEA CEO Rob Burk. "The team at Erin Gilmore Photography never fail to capture all of those special moments at every competition, and we know they will provide the best photographic memories possible to all of our competitors at this year's championships."

Prior to establishing Erin Gilmore Photography, a successful business covering sport horse events in the three-day eventing hub of Area II and beyond, Gilmore covered international equestrian sport around the world, with career highlights that range from multiple Olympic Games to working with international equestrian brands and clients. In 2023, Erin Gilmore Photography served as the Official Photographer at the USEA AEC, Morven Park, The Maryland Horse Trials, Live Oak International, and the Upperville Colt & Horse Show.

Private Photographer Clause

In an effort to better regulate and maintain horse and rider safety during competition, and out of respect for the partnership with the 2024 AEC Official Photographer, the USEA will be implementing new freelance photography protocols during the 2024 AEC. No private photographers will be allowed onsite during the 2024 AEC. Any private photographers found to be promoting private photography services or soliciting clients prior to or during the event will be asked to leave the competition immediately. Only credentialed media outlets will be granted photography passes for the 2024 AEC.

With the understanding that family members will want to capture memories of their loved ones during the AEC, personal camera usage is allowed. For safety purposes, those taking photos for personal use are not allowed inside any of the arenas, including during prize-giving ceremonies. We ask that those with personal-use cameras please respect credentialed media and photographers by being aware of their positioning and to please avoid areas that may be in the way of the area that the photographer is shooting. If at any time personal-use photography becomes a safety hazard or comes into conflict with that of a credentialed media person, personal photographers may be asked to relocate.

Credentialed Media

Applications for credentialed media personnel will open up on Aug. 1, 2024, and will remain open through Aug. 21, 2024.

In order to be eligible to receive press credentials, you must:

1. Be an adult of legal age and a reporter, editor, or photographer associated with or on assignment for a recognized publication, news service, newspaper, website, radio, or television station;

2. Or be a Media Professional providing media services to professional riders during the event. These individuals should be prepared to submit a list of clientele along with their application for credentials and will not be permitted to sell/distribute images taken at the AEC to competitors outside of their clientele.

3. Submit the official AEC press credential application during the credentialing period and be approved.

About the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC)

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 Starter to Advanced. This ultimate test of horse and rider draws hundreds of combinations 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 2024 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held Aug. 27—Sept. 1 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 Presenting Sponsor: Nutrena Feeds; Advanced Final Title Sponsor: Adequan; Platinum Level Sponsor: Bates Saddles; Gold Level Sponsors: Capital Square, Horse & Country, Parker Equine Insurance, Smartpak, Standlee; Silver Level Sponsors: Auburn Labs, The Jockey Club, Kerrits; and more!

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