It's been a strange spring season to say the least, but with competitions resuming all around the country, it's time to begin thinking about the future again! The 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) are little more than two months away and are taking place again this year at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, August 25 – August 30. The AEC is a bucket list item for many eventers, so why not do something to commemorate the experience?
The USEA is now accepting submissions for the 2020 USEA AEC Event Program. Event programs are distributed to each AEC competitor, many of whom keep the program as a souvenir of their achievement, and placing an advertisement in the AEC program is a great way to celebrate the accomplishments of fellow eventer or family member!
For professionals with boarding, training, and coaching businesses, this is also an excellent opportunity to advertise to a wide demographic of eventers, as riders will travel from all across the country to compete at the AEC. Or perhaps you are coming to AEC to compete this year and have a business providing goods or services, equestrian-related or otherwise? Take advantage of this opportunity to advertise your business to your fellow eventers!
Advertising contracts will be accepted through Monday, July 20 with creative due on Wednesday, July 29. Click here to download and fill out the program advertising contract or contact Senior Director of Advertising Nancy Knight at (703) 669-9997 or [email protected] for additional information.
The USEA established the Young Event Horse (YEH) program in 2004 to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. While the goal of the YEH program is to identify horses that will be successful at the four- and five-star levels, horses with the potential for lower-level success are also showcased by the program.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
“The Clemson Eventing Team does a fantastic job of creating a community of riders,” said collegiate member, Jackson Dillard. In 2021, Dillard competed his two horses, Elmo a 13-year-old Warmblood gelding bred by James Martin, and Layla Q (Loerke x Ayla Q) an 11-year-old Hanoverian mare bred by Suzanne Quarles. With his two horses, he completed six CCI2* events, he moved up to the Intermediate level with Layla Q, and he was on the winning Area II team of the CCI2*-L USEF Youth Team Challenge East Coast Finals at Tryon International – he did this all while attending Clemson University full-time.
US Equestrian is pleased to announce the dates and location for the 2022 USEF Young Rider Eventing Championship. This championship will take place at the Tryon International Three-Day Event November 10-13 in Mill Spring, N.C.