The week of the American Eventing Championships is almost upon us, and the event is looking like it’s going to be a great time for everyone who plans to attend. In addition to the Adequan USEA Gold Cup final in the Advanced division, the USEA Adult Team Championships will also be held, making for a competitive and fun weekend for the riders.
Entertainment will also be a big focus at Texas Rose Horse Park this year, with three musical acts booked for the welcome party on Wednesday, upper level cross country on Friday, and the competitor’s party on Saturday night.
There will also be a mechanical bull riding competition at the competitor’s party, which always promises some great YouTube moments, and perhaps some selfie opportunities (Laine, we’re looking at you).
In addition to the entertainment offerings, more educational opportunities will be available. Super groom Max Corcoran will be giving horsemanship seminars on Thursday and Friday, which will be open to anyone who wishes to attend and will be a great learning opportunity to get some tips from one of the best in the industry.
PRO will also be offering course walks for the Beginner Novice through Intermediate cross country courses. Various professional riders will be leading the course walks, a schedule for which will be named at a later date.
Also offered at Rolex, the Event College will also be offered as a way to educate more people about the ins and outs of the sport. Max Corcoran will also be participating in these sessions, along with other professional riders.
AECs kick off on Wednesday, September 24, and run through Sunday, September 27. EN will be on site to bring you all of the best coverage we can possibly cram into a few days, and we can’t wait to see everyone there!
For more information on the AECs, visit the USEA here.