Sep 04, 2021

The #AEC2021 Daily: Saturday

By Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff
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It's day five of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds and the focus is all on the two biggest levels of the competition - Novice and Beginner Novice. The Novice riders will finish off their week in the Rolex Stadium for show jumping while Beginner Novice is on to everyone's favorite phase, cross-country!

Have you missed any of the #AEC2021 articles? You can catch up on all the coverage here.

The schedule for Novice show jumping is:

  • 7:30 a.m. | Novice Rider
  • 10:00 a.m. | Novice Junior
  • 12:00 p.m. | Novice Master Amateur
  • 2:00 p.m. | Novice Junior 15 and Under
  • 4:00 p.m. | Novice Horse
  • 5:30 p.m. | Novice Amateur

For the Beginner Novice pairs, the cross-country starts at 8:00 a.m. The division order is:

  • 8:00 a.m. | Beginner Novice Horse
  • 9:12 a.m. | Beginner Novice Master Amateur
  • 11:24 a.m. | Beginner Novice Amateur
  • 1:06 p.m. | Beginner Novice Rider
  • 3:18 p.m. | Beginner Novice Junior
  • 5:30 p.m. | Beginner Novice Junior 14 and Under

The Beginner Novice cross-country course is 1,953 meters and has an optimum time of 5 minutes and 35 seconds. Preview Derek di Grazia's final track that will be used at this year's AEC by clicking on the map.

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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