Tag: Kentucky

Jan 24, 2024

Contract Negotiations Underway for Host Sites of 2025-2028 USEA American Eventing Championships

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors has voted to enter into contract negotiations with Galway Downs Equestrian to host the 2025 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) at Galway Downs in Temecula, California, with an option for another one-year term in 2029. The Board also approved the entering of contract negotiations with Equestrian Events Inc. (EEI) and Kentucky Classique to host the AEC at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, for the years 2026, 2027, and 2028.

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Jan 25, 2024 Eventing News

New Name for Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian

Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), producer of the world-renowned Kentucky Three-Day Event, has announced a new name for the event in 2024—the Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian.

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Jan 18, 2024 AEC

Open and Junior Starter Divisions to be offered at 2024 USEA AEC

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) and its organizing partners at Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) and Mary Fike are thrilled to announce the addition of the Starter level to the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds in Lexington, Kentucky, from Aug. 27–Sept. 1, 2024! In its first year as a recognized level, Starter will be offered in two Championship divisions for interested competitors: Open and Junior.

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Aug 08, 2023 AEC Volunteers

Get Exclusive Access at the 2023 USEA AEC by Volunteering

Get a front-row seat to all the action at the Kentucky Horse Park this Aug. 29—Sept. 3 by signing up to volunteer at the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships, presented by Nutrena Feeds! Volunteer positions are open to everyone, including competitors, trainers, owners, fans, friends and family that are making the trip to Lexington, Kentucky, later this month. Between the top-level sport and exciting activities throughout the week, the 2023 AEC is a must-attend event!

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Aug 01, 2023 AEC

The 2023 USEA AEC is Just Around the Corner – Here’s All You Need to Know

With less than a month to go until the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, it is time to button up plans for August 29 through September 3 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Keep reading for all of the need-to-know information to make your AEC experience the best it can be!

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Jul 03, 2023 AEC

2 Months Until the 2023 USEA AEC: Omnibus and Tentative Schedule are Live!

It is just two months until the start of the 2023 United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena Feeds, and the tentative schedule is officially set! This year, the AEC returns to the iconic Kentucky Horse Park from Aug. 29 through Sept. 3, 2023 and will offer 24 divisions covering all levels from Beginner Novice to Advanced, including the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final.

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Jun 01, 2023 AEC

3 Months Until the 2023 USEA AEC: Plan your Trip to Lexington, Kentucky!

The 2023 United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds is just a few months away, which means it is time to start planning a trip to Lexington, Kentucky! This year, the AEC will return to the iconic Kentucky Horse Park from Aug. 29 through Sept. 3, 2023. Coined as the “Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington had countless attractions and activities to explore! The AEC will offer up to 24 divisions this year covering all levels from Beginner Novice to Advanced, including the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final. The AEC will also host the 2023 USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC) at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training and Preliminary levels, as well as the new Modified Adult Team Championship.

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May 12, 2023 News

First and Third Place Claimed by USEA Young Event Horse Graduates at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

The 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 27-30 truly lived up to its tagline as the #bestweekendallyear, creating a slew of unforgettable moments on the final day of competition. Tamie Smith and Mai Baum became the first Americans to win at Kentucky in 15 years, since Phillip Dutton and Connaught won in 2008, and Smith became the first U.S. female to win in 18 years, following Kim Severson with Winsome Adante in 2005. Another incredible feat was accomplished by Mai Baum, who became the first ever USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) graduate to win at the five-star level. Alongside Mai Baum in the top-three was U.S.-bred YEH graduate Miks Master C, who jumped from fifth place to third position with Liz Halliday-Sharp in the irons.

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May 08, 2023 Competitions

USEA Podcast #334: Kentucky Review Show

USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown is joined by Frankie Thieriot Stutes to look back on an incredible week at Land Rover Kentucky. From the magic moments of Tamie Smith's win, the eye-catching performances, and how the numbers stacked up, let's relive the best weekend all year!

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May 07, 2023 News

Five-Star Quirks: Get to Know the Horses of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

While the five-star equine athletes that competed at last week’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event may seem larger than life, they're more akin to any other horse than one may think. Most owners, grooms, and riders have special attributes about their horses that they hold near and dear to their heart, and the LRK3DE competitors are no different! Keep reading to hear from several top five-star athletes on the quirky things about their horses that bring a smile to their faces!

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May 01, 2023 News

Through The Lens: 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

It was a weekend to remember in Lexington, Kentucky, as Tamie Smith rode Mai Baum to a huge win at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. Smith became the first U.S. rider in 15 years to win the event, and she was the first woman to win since 2011.

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