Aug 28, 2021

How to Watch #AEC2021 Live!

By USEA

Can’t be at the Kentucky Horse Park to watch your favorite eventer compete at the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds? Well, you are in luck as RNS VideoMedia will be livestreaming much of the action! Thanks to Equestrian Events, Inc. and Mary Fike, co-organizers of the AEC, you can watch the event for free here.

The $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final will also be streamed on the USEA Channel of Horse & Country TV.

Live commentary will be given by five-star eventers Frankie Thieriot-Stutes and Dorothy Crowell.

The #AEC2021 Livestream Schedule*:

Tuesday, August 31:
8:00 a.m. – 5:16 p.m. – Intermediate & Preliminary Dressage

Wednesday, September 1:
7:30 a.m. – 4:06 p.m. – Advanced Dressage
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Preliminary Cross-Country
3:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Intermediate Cross-Country

Thursday, September 2:
7:42 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Modified Cross-Country
9:36 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Advanced Cross-Country
12:34 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. – Training Cross-Country
Top five of each division for Intermediate & Preliminary Show Jumping to be shown throughout the day

Friday, September 3:
8:00 a.m. – 6:24 p.m. – Novice Cross-Country
7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Advanced Show Jumping
Top five of each division for Modified & Training Show Jumping to be shown throughout the day

Saturday, September 4:
8:00 a.m. – 6:24 p.m. – Beginner Novice Cross-Country
Top five of each division for Novice Show Jumping to be shown throughout the day

Sunday, September 5:
7:30 a.m. – 7:50 p.m. – Beginner Novice Show Jumping

*schedule is subject to change and all riders may not be shown

RNS VideoMedia will also be videoing every rider and every phase, and the footage is available to purchase on their website or on-site in the vendor village.

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. With over 1,000 entries the 2021 AEC is set to be 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.

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