With Intermediate and the Bates USEA Preliminary divisions headed to the Rolex Stadium for show jumping it is the first day of all three phases for the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. Yesterday's dressage levels: Training, Vetoquinol USEA Modified, and the $60,000 Adequan Advanced Final all head out on cross-country, while Novice takes their turn in the dressage arenas. Every corner of the Kentucky Horse Park will be brimming with AEC action!
Cross-country kicks off the day with a 7:42 a.m. start and runs through nearly 7:00 p.m. The schedule is:
7:42 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Vetoquinol USEA Modified
9:36 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final
12:34 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. | Training
Check out the courses the pairs will be tackling:
Over in the dressage arenas the action gets underway at 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:06 p.m. | Junior Novice 15 and Under
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Junior Novice
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Novice Master Amateur
8:00 a.m. - 3:36 p.m. | Novice Rider
8:00 a.m. - 3:54 p.m. | Novice Amateur
2:12 p.m - 5:12 p.m. | Novice Horse
In show jumping the first horse will head down the ramp to the Rolex Stadium at 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. | Bates USEA Preliminary Rider
10:30 a.m. | Bates USEA Jr./YR Preliminary
12:00 p.m. | Bates USEA Preliminary Amateur
1:45 p.m. | Bates USEA Preliminary Horse
3:45 p.m. | Intermediate
The first 2021 Adult Team Championships (ATC) will be awarded following the Preliminary Amateur division. There are seven teams competing in the Preliminary ATC and the Wild Kat Nellies are in the lead on a 90.3. ATC Scores can be found here.
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 divisioo. 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.
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.
Go on a course walk with a USEA ICP Certified Instructor:
Joining in on any of these ICP Course Walks is easy- simply meet up with the group and instructor at the start box at the assigned! Preview the rest of the schedule for the week here.
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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