It's another beautiful morning in Kalispell, Montana as the second day of competition at the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) at Rebecca Farm gets underway. All across the grounds, horse and rider pairs are preparing for their rounds today. The Novice and Training Championship divisions, eight in total, will make their debut in the dressage ring today while the Bates USEA Preliminary divisions, Modified, Intermediate, and $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final gear up for tackling Ian Stark's cross-country tracks.
The Championship dressage schedule is as follows:
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | USEA Novice Junior Championship
8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. | USEA Novice Rider Championship
12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | USEA Novice Amateur Championship
4:00 p.m. - 5:55 p.m. | USEA Novice Horse Championship
8:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. | USEA Training Amateur Championship
10:20 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | USEA Training Rider Championship
1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | USEA Training Junior Championship
4:00 p.m. - 5:55 p.m. | USEA Training Horse Championship
Cross-country this morning kicks off with the Bates USEA Preliminary Championship divisions at 8:30 a.m. Helen Alliston will be the lucky first rider out of the startbox aboard Flinterro Z. Upon conclusion of the Preliminary divisions, the Festival Preliminary class will run, followed by the USEA Intermediate Championship at 11:35 a.m. The $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final will start at 12:50 p.m. with James Alliston as the first out of the box with one of his three mounts in the division, RevitaVet Calaro.
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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!
Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is excited to kick off a two-year anniversary celebration, happening all throughout the month of October in the form of “SEE Month”. SEE’s goal during October is to raise awareness about our mission of opening doors for equestrians from diverse backgrounds while also fundraising to continue our work and future projects.
And just like that, it is time for the Morven Park International! The prestigious event will take place Thursday, October 6, and run through Sunday, October 10 in Leesburg, Virginia. This is the event’s second year offering the CCI4*-L division, in addition to their CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S divisions. That’s not all! The historic grounds at Morven Park will also host national divisions at the Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels.
Specifics of the "Fun & Education Formula" were provided to all at the Jim Wofford Clinic held on August 20 & 21 at the Horse Park in Woodside, northern California. Eager riders, auditors, and volunteers gathered for a much anticipated two-day clinic with the master bright and early Saturday morning.
This year a new class will be joining the 47 eventing legends currently in the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Eventing Hall of Fame. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded within the sport of eventing in the United States. Those invited to join the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame have truly made a difference in the sport of eventing. Hall of Fame members have included past Association presidents, volunteers, riders, founders, course designers, officials, organizers, horses, horse owners, and coaches.