Feb 26, 2019

Tentative AEC Schedule Announced: Book Your Accommodations Now!

By Kate Lokey - USEA Staff
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) are now six months away and USEA members across the country have begun planning their journey to the AEC which will take place at iconic Kentucky Horse Park. The USEA and AEC co-organizers Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) and Mary Fike have put together a provisional schedule for this year’s AEC which will take place August 27 – September 1, 2019. All divisions will complete their AEC experience with show jumping in the Johnson Ring, in the prestigious Rolex Stadium. The provisional schedule is below. Please note the schedule is subject to change due to entry numbers.

Monday, August 26, 2019

3:00 p.m. | All cross-country courses open

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

7:30 a.m. | Dressage – Intermediate and Preliminary – Rolex Stadium/Johnson Ring

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

7:30 a.m. | Dressage – Training – Walnut and Claiborne Arenas
7:30 a.m. | Dressage – Modified/Training – Rolex Stadium/Johnson Ring
7:30 a.m. | Cross-Country – Intermediate and Preliminary
6:30 p.m. | Welcome Reception

Thursday, August 29, 2019

7:30 a.m. | Dressage – Advanced and Novice – Walnut and Claiborne Arenas
7:30 a.m. | Show Jumping – Intermediate and Preliminary – Rolex Stadium/Johnson Ring
7:30 a.m. | Cross-Country – Training and Modified/Training

Friday, August 30, 2019

7:30 a.m. | Dressage – Beginner Novice- Walnut and Claiborne
7:30 a.m. | Show Jumping – Training and Modified/Training– Rolex Stadium/Johnson Ring
7:30 a.m. | Cross-Country – Advanced and Novice
6:30 p.m. | Adult and Young Rider Parties

Saturday, August 31, 2019

7:30 a.m. | Show Jumping – Novice – Rolex Stadium/Johnson Ring
7:30 a.m. | Cross-Country – Beginner Novice
6:30 p.m. | Show Jumping – Advanced – Rolex Stadium/Johnson Ring
6:30 p.m. | Competitors’ Party– VIP tent – Rolex Stadium/Johnson Ring

Sunday, September 1, 2019

7:30 a.m. | Show Jumping – Beginner Novice – Rolex Stadium/Johnson Ring

USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The USEA and EEI encourage those planning to attend the AEC to begin reserving accommodations as early as possible. The EEI website will be updated regularly with accommodation information and below are their suggestions for lodging.

2019 AEC Camping Options

(Please follow exact instructions on the campsites because calling the regular Reserve America number will show they are sold out.)

Kentucky Horse Park Campground
Call (859) 259-4257 and choose option 2 to make a reservation.
Reference “AEC 2019” or “American Eventing Championships 2019” for the block of sites.

Whispering Hills RV Park (13.5 miles from the KHP)
257 Rogers Gap Road
Georgetown, KY 40324
Call (502) 863-2552 to make a reservation.

2019 AEC Hotel Booking Options

Marriott Griffin Gate (5.3 miles from KHP)
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

  • $109 per night plus resort fee
  • Reservations can be made by calling 1 (800) 228-9290 or (859) 231-5100 and referencing the “USEA American Eventing Championships 2019.”
  • Reservations must be received prior to August 5, 2019.

Courtyard by Marriott Lexington North (6.6 miles from KHP)
775 Newtown Court
Lexington, KY 40511

  • $111 per night
  • Reservations must be received prior to August 5, 2019.

Clarion Hotel (5.2 miles from KHP)
1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

  • $115 per night
  • Room rate includes complimentary hot breakfast buffet, wi-fi, and parking.
  • Reservations can be made by calling (859) 233-0512 and referencing the “USEA American Eventing Championships 2019.”
  • Reservations must be received prior to August 5, 2019.

Four Points by Sheraton Lexington (4.7 miles from KHP)
1938 Stanton Way
Lexington, KY 40511

  • $109 per night
  • Reservations can be made by calling 1 (888) 627-8157 and referencing the “USEA American Eventing Championships 2019.”
  • Reservations must be received prior to July 27, 2019.

Holiday Inn Express Georgetown (7.7 miles from KHP)

140 Osborne Way
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

  • $110 per night
  • Reservations can be made by calling (502) 570-0220 and referencing the “USEA American Eventing Championships 2019.”
  • Reservations must be received prior to July 22, 2019.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Georgetown (7.0 miles from KHP)

200 Tiger Way
Georgetown, KY 40324

  • $114 per night
  • Reservations can be made by calling (502) 868-9955 and referencing the “USEA American Eventing Championships 2019.”
  • Reservations must be received prior to August 1, 2019.

Baymont Inn and Suites Georgetown (7.5 miles from KHP)
250 Outlet Center Drive
Georgetown, KY 40324

  • $109.99 per night
  • Reservations can be made by calling (502) 867-1648 and referencing the “USEA American Eventing Championships 2019.”
  • Reservations must be received prior to July 28, 2019.

Hilton Garden Inn Georgetown (8.0 miles from KHP)
110 Grandstand Drive
Georgetown, KY 40324

  • $119 per night
  • Room rates included complimentary breakfast for two and complimentary internet access.
  • Reservations can be made by calling (502) 863-0099 and referencing the “USEA American Eventing Championships 2019.”
  • Reservations must be received prior to August 14, 2019.
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

For those looking to rent golf carts during the AEC, please rent directly through Cunningham Golf Cart Rentals.

Make sure to read about the qualification criteria here, and get out there and get qualified! The complete list of qualification requirements for all levels and divisions can be found here.

If you have questions about the USEA American Eventing Championships, please contact Kate Lokey, Director of Programs and Marketing, at [email protected] or (703) 779-9897.

Any questions regarding AEC qualifications should be directed to Sharon Gallagher, Senior Director of Competitions, at [email protected] or (703) 669-9995.

About the 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. The 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships will be held August 27-September 1, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.

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