Sharon White and G J's End Run at the 2017 ChampionshipsCredit : Sportfot
Thursday 28 February - 10h09 | Jessica Duffy/USEA
This August, eventers from all over the country will be descending upon the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), August 27-September 1, 2019. Riders of every level from Beginner Novice all the way through Advanced will have the opportunity to gallop across the rolling bluegrass hills of the Kentucky Horse Park, the site of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, the only five-star event in North America.
For many, the AEC is the highlight of their season – a goal they plan for and strive towards all year. In order to bring the USEA up to standard with the USEF Rules for Eventing and account for the addition of a new Modified/Training Championship division, several updates have been made to the qualifications for the AEC in 2019. Read on below for important qualification updates and click here to view the complete list of qualifications.Qualifying PeriodThe qualifying period for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships is May 28, 2018 through August 19, 2019. The USEA is working diligently to make the lists of qualified riders and qualified horses available as soon as possible. Please check AEC Competitor Information page again soon.Eligibility PeriodIn accordance with the USEF Rules for Eventing Appendix 3 – Participation in Horse Trials, section 1.5, the eligibility period for Rider and Junior divisions at the AEC has been changed from 24 months to five years preceding the date of the competition. Rider and Junior division competitors may not have completed two levels or more above the level they intend to compete within the previous five years.Similarly, Horse divisions will now be restricted in accordance with USEF Rules for Eventing Appendix 3 – Participation in Horse Trials, section 1.6. Now, a horse may not have completed two or more levels above the level they intend to compete at any time during their career. Previously, this restriction was only applied during the qualifying period.There are no restrictions placed on Amateur divisions based on time period or level competed, but competitors must have declared amateur status in accordance with USEF Rules for Eventing Appendix 3 – Participation in Horse Trials, section 1.3. For additional explanation of the rules in Appendix 3, click here. Continued below.
Jennifer Wiedrick and WebsterCredit : Sportfot
Tuesday 26 February - 15h36
Thursday 28 February - 16h24
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