Jul 17, 2018

Opening Day for the 2018 USEA AEC has Arrived!

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

It’s a year of many firsts for the United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC). It is the first time in AEC history that the event will be held at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, the first time for the AEC to host non-championship 'festival classes’ for the Introductory through Preliminary levels, and the first time in history for the AEC entry to be 100 percent electronic. On Labor Day weekend, August 30 - September 2 the AEC will be celebrating its 15th year.

Opening date is now – July 17! Experience the historic year by entering for the AEC via Xentry. The USEA is pleased to announce the new update in Xentry with an electronic eSignature option. The AEC is the first event to benefit from this paperless update and the USEA encourages everyone to take advantage of this new feature.

Riders will now be able to submit their entries entirely online with the new eSignature feature of Xentry.

No paper, no problem as the USEA is going green! With Xentry accepting required signatures electronically that means no more late fees, the ability to submit a complete entry through the USEA website, and to top it off the USEA is waiving the Xentry processing fee for this year’s AEC!


If you require additional signatures from other parties, they will be sent an email with a link to the eSignature page where they can then sign electronically. A USEA Online Services account is required to use the eSignature feature for each signatory.

This electronic feature aims to relieve unnecessary stress for everyone involved in the entry process. One hundred percent electronic entries let anyone pick up the competitor’s packet, whether it be the rider, groom, friend, owner, or family member.

Submit your entry for the AEC today on Xentry and check out the new update. Opening date is Tuesday, July 17 and closing date is Tuesday, August 14.


Chloe Johnson and Davinci. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The best of the best will come from all parts of the country to compete for their stake in the $100,000 pot of prize money that will be dispersed across all levels. Check the status of qualified riders, qualified horses, and the AEC qualification summary. Can’t find a horse or rider on the qualified lists? Don’t worry, there is still time to qualify for this memorable championship or experience the AEC through one of the festival classes!

Click here for the 2018 AEC Omnibus listing, click here for the AEC homepage, and don’t forget to RSVP on the USEA AEC Facebook event page!

Hope to see everyone at Colorado!

About USEA American Eventing Championships

The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) 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. This year, the USEA American Eventing Championships will be held August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.

The USEA would like to thank the generous AEC sponsors for making the 2018 AEC possible.

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