Aug 30, 2019

The #AEC2019 Daily: Friday

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
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Day four of the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds has arrived, and we have three phases of competition to see today.

It’s Equistro Modified/Training and Training’s turn to show jump in the Rolex Stadium today. Equistro Modified/Training will kick things off at 8:15 a.m. followed by the four Training division from 10:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Awards will be presented after each division.

All six Novice divisions take to the cross-country course today beginning at 9:46 a.m. and continuing until 6:58 p.m.

The $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final will also go across the country today, kicking things off at 8:46 a.m. Check out all of the riders on the Advanced Roster.

Last but not least, Junior Beginner Novice, Junior Beginner Novice 14 and Under, Beginner Novice Rider, Beginner Novice Horse, Beginner Novice Amateur, and Beginner Novice Master Amateur will all take their turn in the sandbox today – the last day of dressage at the AEC.

Following along from home? Here’s what you need to know:

All horses and riders at every level will perform their respective Test B for their level. Check out Beginner Novice Test B.

Interested to see what the Novice riders will be facing on cross-country? Check out the virtual course walk for Novice courtesy of CrossCountryApp!

Read course designer Derek di Grazia’s thoughts on the cross-country courses and take a tour of the Advanced cross-country course here.

Advanced cross-country will be livestreamed on the USEA website. Click here to access the livestream and click here for more information on the livestream schedule.

Follow the live scores here.

Ride times are available here.

The USEA will be posting updates throughout the day on Instagram. Follow @useventing to keep up with the action on our story.

You can also follow along with updates on the USEA Facebook page and USEA Twitter.

On-site at the AEC? Don’t miss out on the USEA Event College presented by LandSafe!

All sessions take place at the LandSafe booth in the vendor village. For more details about the USEA Event College schedule for the week, click here.

  • 10:00 a.m. - LandSafe live demonstrations
  • 12:00 p.m. - Max Corcoran and Samantha Burton on competition aftercare
  • 3:00 p.m. - Tony Sandoval on fitness for the equestrian athlete and basic posture/neck strengthening exercises to help reduce the risk of injury.
  • 5:00 p.m. - Max Corcoran and Samantha Burton on competition aftercare

There is also a Beginner Novice cross-country course walk taking place today with a USEA ICP certified instructor. Meet at the start boxe for the course walk.

Beginner Novice

  • Friday 8:30 a.m. - Amy Nichols (ICP Level II)

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About the USEA American Eventing Championships

The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds 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 AEC will be held August 27 – September 1 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.

The USEA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the AEC: Presenting Sponsor: Nutrena; Advanced Final Title Sponsor: Adequan; Platinum Level Sponsors: Bates Saddles, Equistro; Gold Level Sponsors: Charles Owen, Standlee Hay, Parker Equine Insurance; Silver Level Sponsors: Mountain Horse; The Jockey Club, Park Equine; Bronze Level Sponsors: Arnall’s Naturals, State Line Tack, Black Petticoat, Devoucoux, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Horseware Ireland, LandSafe SmartPak, Dubarry, The Chronicle of the Horse, Stackhouse and Ellis Saddles, Auburn Laboratories, FITS Riding, Ovation, Lanier Sand and Soil, Event Cooling Solutions, Farm House Tack; Contributing Level Sponsors: Ariat, Meanwhile Back on the Farm, L.V. Harkness, Lexmark, GLC Direct, Georgetown Tourism, FarmVet, FLAIR Nasal Strips, Nunn Finer, RevitaVet, Resvantage Equine, CrossCountry App; Prize Level Sponsors: GumBits, Ride Heels Down, C4 Belts, I Love My Horse, Mare Modern Goods, Bluegrass Vibershield, Bluegrass Animal Products, Caracol, Active Interest Media, Astrid’s Oil, Baekgaard, On The Bit Horse Supplies, Luxe EQ, EQ AM Magazine, Jetti Spa, Great British Equinery, Foxden Equine, The Scoring Chix, Pure Form Equine; Competitor’s Party Sponsors:Jacqueline Mars, Kat and Roberto Cuca, United States Hunter Jumper Association, and United States Dressage Federation.

About the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final

The $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final will take place at the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, August 27 – September 1, 2019. Thanks to Adequan’s amazing support, the Adequan USEA Advanced Final will bring together the country’s top rides to vie for $60,000 in prize money and the title of Adequan Champion. To qualify for the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final at the AEC in 2019, competitors will need to complete a minimum of two events without cross-country jump penalties at any USEA recognized Advanced horse trials, CCI4*-S (2018 CIC3*), CCI4*-L (2018 CCI3*), CCI5*-L (2018 CCI4*), or the FEI World Equestrian Games. The qualifying period for the 2019 AEC is May 29, 2018 through August 19, 2019. Click here to learn more about the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final.

The USEA would like to thank Adequan for sponsoring the 2019 $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final.

May 12, 2021 Competitions

Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Announces $300,000 Prize Money for Inaugural Event

The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.

May 12, 2021 Education

Pre-Purchase Examination 101: With Dr. Shauna Spurlock

You’ve seen a horse you like. You’ve ridden it; you love it. The money’s right; you’ve agreed to buy it. What happens next?

Pre-purchase veterinary examinations are one of those topics that a roomful of horsey people could discuss - and argue amongst themselves about - for hours. For the amateur rider, that can be confusing and slightly alarming.

So, let’s simplify it. What is a pre-purchase examination, why are they done, and what should you expect?

May 11, 2021 Intercollegiate

Eyes on the Prize at the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships

The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take place later this month at the Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) in Lexington, Va. across May 27-30. Following the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan, the USEA is working with VHT organizer Andy Bowles to ensure the Championships are still a destination competition for all Intercollegiate event riders, packed full with an opening ceremony, the traditional “college town” area, the prestigious spirit award, and an abundance of prizes.

May 10, 2021 Eventing News

2021 FEI MER Changes effective July 1

The FEI passed rule changes impacting Minimum Eligibility Requirements in November 2020 that go into effect on July 1, 2021. The changes will impact athletes who are uncategorized, “D” and “C” athletes competing at the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L, and CCI5*-L levels. Please see below for the highlighted changes. The USEF requirements to compete at these levels remain unchanged, but please remember that the USEF requirements must be achieved within 12 months of the competition. These changes will be adopted into the USEF Eventing Rulebook by July 1. See Appendix 3 for qualification requirements.

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