Lexington, Ky. – Nearly 950 horses have begun competition at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., for the 16th annual United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). Competition runs from Tuesday, August 27, through Sunday, September 1, and the AEC sets the stage for the US Equestrian (USEF) Advanced Horse Trials National Championship.
The Advanced division at the AEC is designated as the USEF Advanced Horse Trials National Championship, in which the top-placed U.S. athlete will be presented with the legendary Jack Le Goff Trophy. The Advanced division at the AEC also serves as the first $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final. The Adequan USEA Advanced Final Champion will receive a $30,000 check, while competitors through eighth place will receive the remaining $30,000 of the prize money.
This ultimate test of horse and rider draws the top combinations in the Advanced division around the country to compete for substantial prize money, fabulous prizes, and the chance to be named the national champion. The Advanced division gets underway on Thursday, August 29, with the dressage phase at 10:24 a.m. ET. The cross-country phase will start at 7:30 a.m. ET on Friday, August 30. The final phase, jumping, will start at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 31, and a new national champion will be crowned immediately following the end of the final phase.
The United States Eventing Association is a recognized affiliate of US Equestrian. Keep up with the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds by following USEA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use #AEC2019.
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