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!
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.
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.
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.
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.