Lexington, Ky. – Aug. 16 – Horse & Country (H&C), the leading international sports network, will provide exclusive streaming coverage of the 2023 United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena Feeds on its streaming service, H&C+. The competition will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, from Aug. 29-Sept. 3, and will feature many of North America’s best eventing combinations as well as the sport’s rising stars.
The AEC is the USEA’s annual championship for every level of the Olympic equestrian sport of eventing, from Beginner Novice to the $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final. H&C will broadcast worldwide live coverage of all three phases of the $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final at the AEC, as well as select coverage from the Intermediate, Preliminary, Training, and Modified divisions. In addition, livestream coverage from the Novice and Beginner Novice divisions will be available for free. All of the action will be available the following day for H&C+ members to view on demand, and clips will be available for purchase. Visit www.horseandcountry.tv for the full streaming timetable.
H&C Director of Content Jonathan Rippon said, “We are thrilled to feature the USEA American Eventing Championships on our livestream schedule, and we hope that fans of the sport and competitors at the AEC will enjoy H&C’s expanded livestream coverage of all divisions this year. As one of the premier eventing competitions in the United States and a highlight on our USEA Channel, we are very pleased to share it with our worldwide audience.”
USEA CEO Rob Burk added, “We are very happy to continue our strong partnership with H&C. The American Eventing Championships showcases the best of the eventing sport, from the junior and amateur athletes to the seasoned professionals. Being able to share even more of this important competition with H&C’s broad audience in 2023 is very exciting.”
The 2023 AEC concludes 10 straight days of eventing programming on H&C, which kicks off on Aug. 25, 2023, with the exclusive livestream of the MARS Great Meadow International CCI4*-S in The Plains, Virginia.
In addition to top-notch live sport, H&C has extensive educational content for eventing fans. Learn more about the AEC Kentucky Horse Park venue in a behind-the-scenes Barn Talk. Also, Masterclasses with U.S. Olympic eventer Lauren Nicholson and notable international eventers Sydney Elliott (USA) and Kai Steffen-Meier (GER) were recently released, joining the already impressive Masterclass line-up, including U.S. Olympic eventer Will Coleman and top international eventer Liz Halliday-Sharp (USA). A Masterclass with Ariel Grald (USA) will be available just after MARS Great Meadow International on Aug. 29, 2023.
H&C+ members can watch online or with H&C’s mobile apps, as well as on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire. With two annual membership options and a new pay-per-view offering, H&C+ Freestyle, there are even more ways to access H&C’s vast library of content. Full details on how to join can be found at horseandcountry.tv/select-plan.
Beyond H&C’s extensive sports coverage, both live and on demand, H&C+ members also get access to more than 1,800 hours of equestrian programming featuring content from all disciplines, masterclasses and training series, barn tours, rider profiles, and documentaries.
H&C offers numerous high-profile opportunities for equestrian brands to advertise around live events including in-stream billboards, in-stream video ads, and pre-roll video ads. For further details, contact Tattie Singer, H&C Director of Strategic Partnerships, North America, at the details below.
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About the United States Eventing Association
The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.
About Horse & Country
Horse & Country is the leading international sports network for the passionate and active equestrian community. Headquartered in London, it is available globally via connected TVs, mobile, and web and on leading digital and pay-TV platforms in the U.S., UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Australia. Horse & Country’s programming line-up includes live coverage from leading sporting competitions in all equestrian disciplines, as well as training and learning shows, documentaries, and entertainment.
As Tropical Storm Ophelia brought soaking rains to the region today, the Plantation Field International continued its four days of competition with CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S show jumping and cross-country for CCI1*-S, CCII2*-S, and CCI3*-S divisions.
The USEA Area IX Championships took place during two different horse trials this summer, with the Modified Championships as part of the The Event at Archer (Cheyenne, Wymoming) in August and the Preliminary, Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice Championships taking place during The Event at Skyline (Mount Pleasant, Utah) in September. In addition, Area IX offered additional championship tests at the Starter and Tadpole levels at Skyline.
The CCI4*-S division at the 2023 Plantation Field International Horse Trials kicked off today with 39 horses headed down centerline. Local rider Boyd Martin of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, topped the leaderboard riding Luke 140, owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate, and is also tied for third (28.8) with the Annie Goodwin Syndicate’s Fedarman B. Martin is also placed 23rd with Contessa, owned by the Turner family.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is humbled to announce the return of long-time partner The Dutta Corporation as the “Title Sponsor of the 2023 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships,” which include the East Coast Championships at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland, on Oct. 19-20 and the West Coast Championships at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California, on Oct. 27-28.