After the crowning of the first champions yesterday, competitors in the USEA Training and Novice Championship divisions are eager to follow in their fellow eventers' footsteps and etch their name in the history books by earning the coveted title of Champion at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. Today marks the final phase of competition for those competitors, while those contesting the USEA Beginner Novice Championship divisions will make their way out onto the cross-country course here at Rebecca Farm.
Our Championship competition gets underway bright and early at 8:00 a.m. with show jumping in Ring 1 in the USEA Training Horse Championship division. The Championship show jumping classes taking place today are as follows:
8:00 a.m. | USEA Training Horse Championship
8:55 a.m. | USEA Training Junior Championship
10:30 a.m. | USEA Training Amateur Championship
11:30 a.m. | USEA Training Rider Championship
1:00 p.m. | USEA Novice Horse Championship
1:50 p.m. | USEA Novice Junior Championship
3:45 p.m. | USEA Novice Amateur Championship
5:00 p.m. | USEA Novice Rider Championship
Cross-country for the four Beginner Novice Championship divisions begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs through 11:45 a.m. The first Beginner Novice pair to exit the start box will be Jordan Linstedt and Liberty R in the USEA Beginner Novice Horse 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!
For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.
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