Are you interested in getting a front-row seat at the biggest event of the year? Do you want to watch Olympians run Advanced level cross-country? Volunteer at the 2021 AEC! Volunteer positions are open to everyone, including competitors, trainers, owners, friends, and family. The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) will take place Aug. 31 - Sept. 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
Volunteers are needed starting as early as Saturday, August 28, and volunteers who sign up for these early days will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at a championship-level cross-country course designed by the Tokyo Olympic course designer Derek di Grazia. Di Grazia will design all cross-country courses at every level of the AEC.
The AEC volunteers will also be rewarded! Every AEC volunteer will receive a goodie bag which will include exclusive AEC volunteer apparel. In addition to the goodie bags, AEC volunteers will have the opportunity to be featured on the USEA website. After the AEC has concluded, the USEA will feature one special AEC volunteer in an article published on www.useventing.com and USEA social media. The volunteer will be selected at random, but the more days you volunteer, the higher your chances are of getting picked to be featured.
Do you only have time to volunteer for a morning or afternoon? AM and PM slots are available, making it easy and flexible for all AEC competitors to volunteer. Check out the AEC competition schedule here.
Volunteers are needed for the following days at the Kentucky Horse Park:
Volunteers can sign up here.
Since the AEC utilizes the eventingvolunteers.com app, the AEC volunteers will earn hours counted towards the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP), which offers national and area awards.
The AEC Volunteer Coordinators are Lynn Davis (859-533-5966) and Bev Henson (502-220-0187).
If you have any questions regarding volunteering at the AEC, please call Lynn Davis or Bev Henson at the numbers listed above or email [email protected].
Volunteer updates and more information will be continuously posted on the AEC Volunteer page.
AEC Entries are open! Entries will close on Tuesday, August 17. Click here for the AEC calendar listing. Click here for the AEC entry status. **Fully paid entries are only being processed at this time.
The USEA looks forward to seeing everyone in Kentucky! Stay tuned to the USEA website for more event updates and details.
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. In fact, the 2019 AEC garnered over 1,000 entries and took place with 925 starters, now standing as 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 USEA would like to thank presenting sponsor Nutrena Feeds, Advanced Final Title sponsor, Adequan, Platinum level sponsor Bates Saddles and Vetoquinol, Gold level sponsors Parker Equine Insurance, SmartPak, Standlee Hay, Silver level sponsors Auburn Laboratories, Mountain Horse, Park Equine, The Jockey Club, and Saratoga Horseworks. The USEA would like to thank all other sponsors supporting the 2021 AEC as well.
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