It's day two of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds and the atmosphere is picking up as more competitors arrive on site and the rain is (hopefully) letting up. The Vetoquinol USEA Modified Championship division makes its AEC start today as 36 pairs will battle it out to become the first Modified Champions. The four Training divisions do dressage today as well as the hotly contested $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final.
The dressage schedule for today is:
7:50 a.m. - 4:06 p.m. | $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final
8:24 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Vetoquinol USEA Modified Championship
8:24 a.m. - 4:12 p.m. | Training Amateur Championship
8:24 a.m. - 3:12 p.m. | Training Junior Championship
2:36 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Training Horse Championship
For the Intermediate and Bates USEA Preliminary riders it is cross-country day! Angelika Beutel and Romeo have the honors of wearing pinny number 1 and will be the first out of the start box to tackle Derek di Grazia's Preliminary course tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. Following a morning of Preliminary cross-country, the Intermediate will kick off at 3:15 p.m. and run until 5:45 p.m.
Preview the cross-country courses thanks to the CrossCountry App by clicking on the maps below:
Following along from home? Here’s what you need to know:
Intermediate and Bates USEA Preliminary cross-country will be livestreamed on the USEA website as well as some of the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final dressage. 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
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.
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.
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.
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.