The 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Land Rover and Nutrena kicks off tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. sharp, beginning with the dressage phase for Training and Preliminary riders. Held annually, the AEC draws competitors from across the country to vie for national titles from the Beginner Novice through the Advanced level. The Advanced division at the AEC also serves as the 2017 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final. The AEC is again being held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C.
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Show Office Hours
Monday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday – 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
USEA Virtual Event College Schedule
The Virtual Event College is a special series designed to educate competitors as well as the general public about the sport of eventing. Get hands-on information about grooming, learn the best way to walk cross-country, and understand the some of the best options for caring for your horse’s health, all from the best professionals in the country! “Tuition” for the Event College is FREE and episodes can be accessed online at www.useventing.com. All are welcome to tune in throughout the weekend to learn more about eventing!
About the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series
The 2017 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series features 11 qualifying competitions throughout the United States at the Advanced horse trials and CIC3* levels. Qualifying began last fall and continues through August with the final taking place at the USEA American Eventing Championships, August 30 – September 3 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. Riders who complete a qualifier earn the chance to vie for $40,000 in prize money and thousands of dollars in prizes in the Adequan Advanced Division and to earn the Title of Adequan USEA Gold Cup Champion.
The 2017 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series is made possible through the support of its many loyal sponsors: Adequan, Standlee Forage, Nutrena, Merck Animal Health, Broadstone Equine Insurance Agency and FITS.
Having this historic competition close isn't the right result for the sport, and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is working hard to find a solution. The organizer and landowners operate exceptional events on a beautiful piece of land. We are deeply sensitive to the history of the word "plantation" and its connection to slavery; however, this property has no known connections to slavery and was instead named after 'plantings' on the property.
After a quiet spring season due to COVID-19, the fall season is ramping up and this weekend we have the first of two West Coast CCI4*-S events taking place at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California.
Dawn Robbins is a current USEA Board of Governors member, Area VI adult rider, and a contributor to the development of the Event Management System (EMS). Note that this article was written more than a year ago and serves as a guide for future USEA software development.
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