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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With the holiday spirit in full swing and the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for the 2024 eventing season. From paperwork to packing, there’s quite a bit to do before you’re ready to get out there and enjoy the season with your horse. Check out these tips from the team at STRIDER, and get your 2024 season kicked off in the most organized way possible.

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2024 ECP Symposium to Be Held at the Florida Horse Park on Jan. 30-Feb. 1

The United States Eventing Associations’ (USEA) Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) is pleased to announce the dates and location of the upcoming 2024 ECP Symposium. The annual ECP Symposium, which is held in the southeast to accommodate the migration of eventers for the winter season, will be hosted at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida, on Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2024. This three-day immersive educational experience is recommended for anyone who is interested in learning more about eventing coaching, including current coaches, riders, parents, owners or avid supporters. Click here to download the registration form today!

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Looking Back at the 2023 USEA Classic Series

The USEA is incredibly proud to allow the thrill of the 'chase to live on for those who want to experience the unforgettable rush of the classic long format three-day event through our USEA Classic Series events. Long-format events from the Beginner Novice to Preliminary levels are still a reality with the USEA Classic Series and include roads and tracks, steeplechase, and cross-country on "endurance day," as well as horse inspections. In addition, educational activities are offered at the USEA Classic Series Events to help prepare competitors, especially those who are contesting their first-ever long format event.

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