Sep 02, 2022

The #AEC2022 Daily: Friday

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
USEA/ Hope Carlin photo

Another day, another opportunity for riders to climb the leaderboards at the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. Today is no doubt the busiest day at Rebecca Farm as all three phases of competition will take place across the stunning farm in Kalispell, Montana.

The Bates USEA Preliminary divisions, Modified, Intermediate, and $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final will all come to a close today with show jumping in Ring 1 beginning at 8:00 a.m. with the USEA Training Horse Championship. The full schedule is as follows:

Ring 2

8:30 a.m. - 11:25 p.m. | USEA Beginner Novice Amateur Championship
1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. | USEA Beginner Novice Rider Championship

Ring 3
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. USEA Beginner Novice Horse Championship
9:35 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. USEA Beginner Novice Junior Championship

After showing off their fancy footwork in dressage yesterday, all USEA Novice and Training Championship divisions will head out to the cross-country field today.

8:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. USEA Training Championship
2:25 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. USEA Novice Championship

It's finally time for the USEA Beginner Novice Championship divisions to get their time in the spotlight. We will see four new fields of riders dancing down the centerline today in hopes of getting top marks to start their weekend.

Ring 1

9:35 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. USEA Modified Championship
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bates USEA Preliminary Horse Championship
1:15 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Bates USEA Preliminary Jr./Y.R. Championship
2:20 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Bates USEA Preliminary Amateur Championship
3:00 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Bates USEA Preliminary Rider Championship
4:25 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. USEA Open Intermediate Championship
5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final Championship

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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 at 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. In fact, the 2021 AEC garnered over 1,000 entries and now stands as the largest eventing competition in North American history. The 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 31 – September 4 at the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.

The USEA would like to thank Presenting Sponsor: Nutrena Feeds; Advanced Final Title Sponsor: Adequan; Platinum Level Sponsor: Bates Saddles Gold Level Sponsors: Parker Equine Insurance, Smartpak, Capital Square, Standlee; Silver Level Sponsors: Auburn Labs, Mountain Horse, The Jockey Club, Kerrits; Bronze Level Sponsors: Athletux, The Chronicle of the Horse, Dubarry of Ireland, FITS Riding, Equilume, Devoucoux, Fifth Third Bank, Gallops Saddlery, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis, Clark Nissan; Contributing Level Sponsors: CrossCountry App, WeRideTogether, Haygain, First Interstate Bank, Schellinger Construction, Glacier Bank, Animal Health Solutions Inc., Discover Kalispell; Prize Level Sponsors: Vet Blue, Practical Horseman, Hound & Hare, Strides of Equality Equestrians, Horse & Country TV, Bemer Independent Distributors, Freelance Design, Achieve Equine/FLAIR, Flexible Fit Equestrian USA, and more!

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Jan 27, 2023 ATC

Introducing the New Modified Rider Division at the 2023 AEC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the addition of the Modified Rider division beginning at the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena Feeds. The USEA AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky August 29–September 3, 2023.

Jan 26, 2023 Young Event Horse

Get a Taste of Eventing with the New Event Horse Program

Are you interested in competing in the sport of eventing but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Do you have a horse that is looking for a new career? Consider participating in a USEA New Event Horse (NEH) competition in 2023! The USEA NEH Program was created to be an introduction to the sport of eventing for both horse and rider, and the 2023 NEH Calendar is now available here.

Jan 25, 2023 Profile

Dondante Steps Into The Spotlight with 2022 Standlee USEA Horse of the Year Title

Will Coleman had a huge 2022 with his string of horses, including a team silver medal at the FEI World Eventing Championship in Italy on Off The Record and top four-star placings with Chin Tonic HS, but it was Dondante whose consistency paid off to earn the Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year title.

Jan 24, 2023 Volunteers

The VIP Volunteer: Julie Murray

Julie Murray has loved horses since she could breathe, so when her daughters showed an interest in Pony Club and then eventing, she was thrilled to go along for the ride.

Murray started volunteering at the Fallbrook Pony Club near her home in Fallbrook, California, serving as an intermediate district commissioner.

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