AEC Social Media Roundup: We Are The Champions

And so ends the biggest, longest American Eventing Championships ever. From last night’s under-the-lights Advanced show jumping (and final ten Novice riders!), to the Beginner Novice division’s grand finale in the Rolex Stadium, here’s what the last twenty-four hours at the AECs looked like. Commence gushing social media posts.

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A slight weather delay

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Let me just say when we found out Reagan had earned the opportunity to participate in the AEC Championships we signed her up knowing she probably didn’t have a chance to win against such talented riders and horses. We were just excited for the opportunity to experience the AEC’s. Well, Reagan and Eliot went in that stadium this afternoon, gave it their all, and jumped a double clear round!! We were waiting around to see how she placed since she went in being 10th. We were ecstatic to learn she had moved up to 6th. Then when we got to the ring for the awards we found out she had won 1st place for the TIP Award also (Thoroughbred Incentive Program). You should’ve seen her head snap around when they announced part of her prize was $50 🤣 We are so very proud of our girl and how her and Eliot’s hard work has paid off. #aec2019 #bettertogether #novice #khp #rolexstadium #ottb #tipaward #tjctip #bayhorse #limitedaccess #eventer #amerigo #romph #charlesowen #ariat #horseware #fiveringstable #haleyhugheseventing #covetedcooler

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AECS2k19!!!❤️❤️❤️ —— Who would’ve known my first year competing that I’d end up showjumping in the Rolex ring🥳 big thanks to my amazing horse Eliot and my two amazing trainers!(and my parents!) Wouldn’t nearly be where I am right now without them❤️ Eliot tried his heart out this week and I’m so grateful to have such a horse. He was just as excited as me to be doing this! We got a 34.4 on dressage (not our best but considering we haven’t done the test in awhile I’m very happy with it!) four points off in cross country cause I came in a few seconds late and a double clear showjump ending us both at SIXTH PLACE!🥰 we got first in TIP (thoroughbred incentive program) and got a really awesome cooling blanket🥳 Eliot was proud of himself and knew he did good when he got all the ribbons and got to do the gallop and was trying to be the fanciest one out there😂 anyways I could go on and on about this week but I’m super happy me and Smelly got to do this together💞 #aecs #kentucky #kentuckyhorsepark #bay #baygelding #gelding #jumper #stadiumjump #showjump #sj #crosscountry #xc #dressage #flatwork #lexingtonkentucky #horseshow #horses #horse #sixthplace #green #bettertogether #AEC2019 #thoroughbredincentiveprogram

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