Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships

AEC Competitors

Can I Compete at the AEC?  
Sure, as long as you're qualified! Check out the list of Qualified Riders and list of Qualified Horses. Both horse AND rider must be qualified for the AEC in order to compete and must still be eligible for the level of competition at which you qualified.

For more information, please check the Qualification Criteria Summary or call the office at 703-779-0440 at extension 3005 - Sharon Gallagher.

Are You an Amateur?
As a service to our amateur members, the USEA IT department has developed a system to recognize amateurs who should be qualified for the Championships but did not receive qualifying placements at events. Because many events hold "Open" divisions where the professionals and amateurs are joined together in one division, the amateurs may have a harder time trying to get the first or second placings they'll need to qualify them for the Championships. Sure, we have many outstanding amateurs who are very competitive in the Open divisions, but our hope is that our amateurs will receive an opportunity to qualify for the designated amateur divisions at the Championships, even when only open divisions are offered at qualifying events. Read more about this upgrade of placing/points.

Registration is available online using the USEA's Online Express Entry system, Xentry. The USEA created Xentry as a service to members, where one can easily enter any USEA recognized event from a central and secure website. Learn more about using Xentry. Note: Entry is not considered complete until the USEA receives payment. 

2019 AEC entries open on July 16 and close on August 13. Competitors may enter via Xentry, and the USEA has waived the Xentry fee for the AEC. Review the omnibus listing here

About the Event

Event: August 27 - September 1, 2019
Qualifying Period: May 28, 2018 - August 19, 2019

Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511

DirectionsVisitors Guide | Ride Share Listings | Facility Map 

Neg. Coggins within 12 months, Health Certificate within 10 days and proof of vaccination in compliance of the USEF rules are required for all horses. Both will be checked at the gate upon arrival before entrance to the property.

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Golf Cart Rentals
Information coming soon.

Once again the USEA will be offering significant prize money and prizes thanks to our loyal sponsors.  

Live Scoring
Live scoring will be back on the USEA site again this year - so as soon as the judges know the scores, you'll know the scores! This way even if you can't attend the AEC, you can still keep up with your friends and family and find out how they're ranked in the competition. Click here for live scoring.

Official Photographer 
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