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.
We all work hard to get our horses shiny and clean for competition day, but it can sometimes take a bit of extra elbow grease to get those grey or white horses looking their best. Rachael Livermore, head groom for Sharon White at Last Frontier Farm, shares some of the tricks she uses to get Sharon's horses looking spick and span - and it starts with everyday care!
This is it! The weekend we've all been waiting for is finally here - the return to competition has arrived! After nearly three months of suspended competitions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the country and the world, riders are shining up their boots and preparing to trot down the centerline. While our "new normal" will certainly look different than things did before the pandemic, these new regulations are in place for all our safety.
The return to competition upon us! This week on the show Nicole Brown is joined by Sinead Halpin Maynard to talk about how you can make sure you and your horse are prepared to get back to competing.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).