The 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) are fast approaching, taking place this year at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, August 27 – September 1. The AEC is a bucket list item for many eventers, so why not do something to commemorate the accomplishment?
The USEA is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 USEA AEC Event Program. Event programs are distributed to each AEC competitor, many of whom keep the program as a souvenir of their achievement. Purchasing an advertisement to be included in the AEC program is a great way to show appreciation for a fellow eventer or family member for their success this year!
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 Agreements will be accepted through Monday, July 22 with creative due on Wednesday, July 31. Click here to download and fill out the program advertisement contract or contact Senior Director of Advertising Nancy Knight at (703) 669-9997 or [email protected] for additional information.
The FEI has announced that the Swiss horse Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel has had to be euthanized after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Equestrian Eventing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on August 1, 2021.
In 2002, at the age of 15, I was at my Aunt and Uncle’s farm in Maine while Tremaine Cooper was there building some cross-country jumps. I helped him build a trakehner, not realizing that this day would set the course for my future. A few weeks later he called asking if I could help him at Millbrook Horse Trials. From there I helped Tremaine during most of my school vacations and throughout the summers. After graduating high school I kept at it never looking back. I lived the gypsy lifestyle for about six years going from coast to coast and event to event. In 2013 my wife Kathryn and I settled down in Lexington, Kentucky. These days I spend roughly 60-75 percent of my time on the road preparing events or building private schooling areas. I’ve had the privilege of being involved with some really great events around the states and have cultivated many friendships all over the country. In 2019 I was asked to be a part of Team Evans Olympic cross-country building crew. As I write this I am on my third trip to Tokyo. Here’s a day in Tokyo . . .
The British team cemented their gold medal position at the Tokyo Olympics with three magnificent cross-country performances, all clear inside the time. Added to that, their first rider, Oliver Townend, holds pole position individually after the dressage leader, Germany’s Michael Jung, picked up 11 penalties for triggering a frangible device.
The 2012 and 2016 individual Olympic champion, Germany’s Michael Jung, blazed into first place after dressage at the Tokyo 2020 Games with a superb test on Chipmunk.
Deservedly scoring 21.1 - a record for both rider and his country at an Olympics, according to EquiRatings - it was a joy to watch. From the first extended trot, the pair looked secure, positive, and harmonious. The test was as accurate and as well-delivered as that of long-time leaders Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class (GBR), but with more expression and ease. Jung and the Contendro 13-year-old demonstrated all this specially-written, short Olympic test asks for and each movement flowed into the next.