Sep 03, 2021

The #AEC2021 Daily: Friday

By Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff
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After patiently waiting all week the Beginner Novice pairs finally get to start their competition at the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. Yesterday the first champions were crowned in the Intermediate and Bates USEA Preliminary divisions and another batch will take their victory gallops in the Vetoquinol USEA Modified and Training divisions as well as the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final. For the Novice divisions, they get their chance to gallop through the head of the lake and enjoy Derek di Grazia's cross-country course.

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Show Jumping is the first phase to start today with the Vetoquinol USEA Modified riders heading into the Rolex Stadium at 7:30 a.m.

  • 7:30 a.m. | Vetoquinol USEA Modified
  • 10:00 a.m. | Training
  • 7:45 p.m. | $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final

Both dressage and cross-country start at 8:00 a.m.

The schedule for cross-country is:

  • 8:00 a.m. | Novice Rider
  • 9:48 a.m. | Novice Junior
  • 12:02 p.m. | Novice Master Amateur
  • 1:48 p.m. | Novice Junior 15 and Under
  • 3:38 p.m. | Novice Horse
  • 4:34 p.m. | Novice Amateur

Check out the course the pairs will be tackling:

The Beginner Novice dressage schedule is:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m | Junior Beginner Novice 14 and Under
  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:06 p.m. | Beginner Novice Master Amateur
  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:24 p.m. | Beginner Novice Amateur
  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Beginner Novice Rider
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:54 p.m. | Junior Beginner Novice
  • 1:18 p.m. - 4:48 p.m. | Beginner Novice Horse

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

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

Cross-country will be livestreamed on the USEA website as well as the top five of each show jumping division. 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:

  • 9:00 a.m. session - safety with Jonathan Holling
  • 12:00 p.m. session - rider fitness with Tony Sandoval
  • 5:00 p.m. session - horsemanship with Max Corcoran

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.

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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. With over 1,000 entries the 2021 AEC is set to be the largest eventing competition in North American history. The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 31 – September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.

The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors! The USEA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Presenting Sponsor: Nutrena Feeds; Advanced Final Title Sponsor: Adequan; Platinum Level Sponsor: Bates Saddles, Vetoquinol; Gold Level Sponsors: Parker Equine Insurance, ShowConnect, Smartpak, Standlee Hay; Silver Level Sponsors: Auburn Labs, Park Equine Hospital, Mountain Horse, The Jockey Club; Saratoga Horseworks; Bronze Level Sponsors: 70 Degrees, Athletux, Black Petticoat, The Chronicle of the Horse, Devoucoux, Dubarry of Ireland, Equilume, FITS Riding, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, LandSafe Equestrian, Parks Tax & Consulting, Retired Racehorse Project, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis Contributing Level Sponsors: Big Ass Fans, CrossCountry App, FarmVet, GLC Direct, Haygain, John Deere, L.V. Harkness, Santa Cruz Animal Health; Prize Level Sponsors: American Saddlebred Horse Association, Astrid’s Oil, Bluegrass Animal Products, Dressage TestPro, EQuine AMerica Magazine, Flexible Fit Equestrian, Achieve Equine/FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips, Great British Equinery, Horse & Country, Hound & Hare, I Love My Horse, Mare Modern Goods, Romitelli Riding Boots, Strides for Equality Equestrians, Tack of the Town, VetBlue, The Equine Network, and Horse&Country

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