Sep 01, 2021

The #AEC2021 Daily: Wednesday

By Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff
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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

All horses and riders at every level will perform their respective Test B for their level. Check out Training Test B, Modified Test B, and Advanced Test B.

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.

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:

  • 9:30 a.m. session - Safety with Jonathan Holling
  • 12:00 p.m. session - Rider fitness with Tony Sandoval

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:

  • Training | Rebecca Brown | 5:00 p.m.
  • Advanced | Cathy Wieschhoff | 5:00 p.m

  • 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.

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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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    Thursday Board of Governors Meeting Launches USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

    In a bittersweet moment, USEA President Max Corcoran called to order her last USEA Board of Governors (BOG) meeting on Thursday, December 8th at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. The BOG will meet one final time during this week’s gathering on Sunday, December 11 led by incoming USEA President Lou Leslie

    Dec 08, 2022 Education

    Show Jumping Building Seminar Kicks off USEA Annual Meeting & Convention With a Wealth of Information

    Show jumping: there is so much more to it than just setting out a set number of jumps in a ring. Professional course designers Marc Donovan and Chris Barnard broke down the fine details that come with show jumping course design during the Show Jumping Building Seminar which kicked off the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention on Wednesday, December 7th in Savannah, Georgia. With an in-classroom session discussing rules, regulations, theory, and more, followed by a practical hands-on course building session held at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center where participants were able to put all of the morning’s education to work, this year’s Show Jumping Course Building Seminar was full of useful information for both eventing lovers and course design hopefuls alike.

    Dec 07, 2022 Convention

    Meet Your USEA Board of Governors

    During the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, there will be two meetings of the USEA Board of Governors (BOG), one on Thursday, December 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and one on Sunday, December 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The USEA is run by a BOG of around twenty individuals. These individuals discuss and vote on important matters related to the organization and its members. BOG members come from all over our ten USEA areas and come from various backgrounds from grooms, to professional riders, to amateurs, to course designers, and much more. Each BOG member serves a three-year term.

    Dec 07, 2022 Convention

    Fast Facts: 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

    USEA members from near and far are getting ready to converge on the historic city of Savannah, Georgia this week for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention! With four full days jam-packed with educational seminars, committee meetings and social gatherings, the convention is sure to excite all members of the eventing community that will be in attendance. The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel this year, and we have all of the information you need to know to make the most of your experience!

    Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

    Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

    Official Feed of the USEA

    Official Saddle of the USEA

    Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA

    Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

    Official Forage of the USEA

    Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

    Official Outerwear of the USEA

    Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA