Sep 03, 2023

The #AEC2023 Daily: Sunday

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
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The schedule might be lighter today, but the competition will still be fierce as competitors in our six final divisions step forth in hopes of being crowned champion. We absolutely love Beginner Novice championship day and cannot wait to watch eventing dreams unfold right before our very eyes. We encourage all other competitors to take a moment to head down to the Rolex Stadium to cheer these final six divisions on as they cross the finish timers!

All six Beginner Novice Championship leaders held tightly to their spot on the leaderboard after cross-country and there is little margin for error in each of the divisions going into the final phase. Needless to say, the competition is going to be tight today, so hold on to your helmets, ladies and gentlemen.

Today's schedule is as follows:

Show Jumping

  • Beginner Novice Master Amateur Championship | 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
  • Beginner Novice Amateur Championship | 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Beginner Novice Horse Championship | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Beginner Novice Rider Championship | 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Beginner Novice Junior Championship | 4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Beginner Novice Junior 14 and Under Championship | 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Before you call your exciting week at the Kentucky Horse Park over, please be sure to thank everyone who made this week possible for their hard work. Putting on the AEC is a labor of love for so many of us and your thanks are all we need to keep going and make each year bigger and better than before!

We appreciate each and every one of you who have joined us this week and can’t wait to celebrate six new champions today!

All Beginner Novice and Novice competition will be free. Other levels will be available with a H&C membership. Horse & Country provides USEA members a 15% discount on annual memberships. Login to your online services account to access the code.

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About the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC)

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 combinations 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 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held Aug. 29—Sept. 3 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. 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: Capital Square, Horse & Country, Parker Equine Insurance, Smartpak, Standlee; Silver Level Sponsors: Auburn Labs, Ecogold, Kerrits, The Jockey Club; Bronze Level Sponsors: 70 Degrees, Athletux, Black Petticoat, The Chronicle of the Horse, Devoucoux, D.G. Stackhouse and Ellis, Dubarry of Ireland, Equestrian Team Apparel, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Horseware Ireland, Majyk Equipe, Retired Racehorse Project, Ride EquiSafe; Contributing Level Sponsor: CrossCountry App, Georgetown – Scott County Tourism, Lexmark, L.V. Harkness, Mountain Horse, Mrs. Pastures Cookies, #WeRideTogether; Prize Level Sponsors: Coach Daniel Stewart, EquiFit, Equilab, Equiluxe Tack, Equine Essentials, Equine Pulse Performance, FarmVet, Achieve Equine/FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips, Horses 4 Your Consideration, Hound & Hare, I Love My Horse Eventing Boutique, Jack’s Favorites, Jane Heart Jewelry, Kinetic Equine Services, LeMieux, Levade Kentucky, Mare Modern Goods, OneTouch Fly Spray, Parkmore Supplements, Practical Horseman, Sidelines Magazine, Spy Coast Farm, Strides for Equality Equestrians, and VTO Saddlery.


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Weekend Quick Links: February 24-25

Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.

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