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

Sep 24, 2021 Future Event Horse

Fast Facts: 2021 FEH East Coast Championships

The 2021 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships will take place at three different regional competitions. The first of the three to kick off the FEH Championship season is the FEH East Coast Championships which will start on Saturday, September 25, and run through Sunday, September 26 at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. The 2021 USEA FEH Central and West Coast Championships will take place in October.

Sep 24, 2021 Eventing News

USEA Podcast Bonus Episode: Aachen #TeamTalk with Jenni & Erik

What a week in Aachen! Nicole is joined by Erik Duvander and Jenni Autry to relive a brilliant week for U.S. riders in Aachen in this special bonus episode.

Sep 24, 2021 Volunteers

The VIP Volunteer: Daniel Stickney

When Daniel Stickney met his future wife Kathy in college, he had zero involvement in the horse world. Kathy had ridden as a teen and after marrying in graduate school, the couple was invited on a trail ride by an acquaintance who owned a boarding and lesson barn. That trail ride sparked Kathy’s fire for riding again and she began working at the barn to help offset costs of lessons and boarding for her first horse, Kismet. Suddenly Daniel found himself in the saddle as well. The two have been riding together for over 30 years now.

Sep 23, 2021 Competitions

Weekend Quick Links: September 24-26

Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.

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