What are the AEC's?
The USEA American Eventing Championships are the national championships for the sport of eventing.Amateurs, juniors, and professional riders alike can compete at any level from Beginner Novice through Advanced to test their mettle against the best in the country, and vie for exciting prizes, cash, and the chance to be named the best in the nation at their respective levels.
The AEC has been known to draw more than 500 entries and approximately 20,000 spectators from 42 different states. We are returning this year with more media coverage, activities, parties, and good clean competition come rain or shine! Become a part of the USEA American Eventing Championships and become a part of one of the United States’ biggest and most unique eventing festival!
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What is eventing?
Eventing is best described as an equestrian triathlon. Comprised of three phases, the sport tests a rider’s skill more completely than any other.
Dressage, the first phase, shows the horse's and rider’s ability to perform a series of prescribed classical movements on the flat in an enclosed arena. The second phase, cross-country, involves the horse and rider galloping over natural terrain, jumping a variety of fixed obstacles along the way. In the final phase of show jumping, horse and rider jump a series of stadium fences in an enclosed arena.
The rider accumulates penalty points in each phase based on varying factors and the rider with the lowest amount of points at the end of the three phases takes home top honors. The sport evolved from a military contest to an Olympic competition. It is an exciting sport attracting interest from all levels of sports enthusiasts, from weekend hobby riders to professional international stars.
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Last updated February 16, 2011