Friday #AEC2019 Quotes From the Top: Here for the Party

Photo courtesy of Julie Pate.

The week-long party that is the 2019 American Eventing Championships continued to thrill and excite on Friday at the Kentucky Horse Park. The day kicked off with Advanced cross country, followed by Novice; Training took to Rolex Stadium for their show jumping finales; and Beginner Novice brought dressage to a close.

Here are links to all sixteen (16!!) of 23 total leaderboards that saw action today:

With the exception of a sprint out to cross country for Advanced (relive the action via our live blog, updated with quotes from the top three riders, here), I spent most of my day bumming around the Beginner Novice dressage rings — particularly my favorite division, Jr. Beginner Novice 14 & Under. I mean, not only are these kids are the future of our sport, they also have the best style AND the cutest ponies. Check out my recap here.

While I was chatting up the wunderkinds of American eventing, the USEA media team was hard hustling to interview all the day’s division leaders. Check out the Training winner interviews and photos they posted to Instagram (@useventing).


Final top 5: 


Final top 5:


Final top 5:


Final top 5:


Final top 5: 

For more “Quotes from the Top,” check out the USEA’s daily reports on each level — click here for the complete newsfeed:

Training Riders Taste Victory at the AEC

Novice Riders Take on AEC Cross Country

Best For Last: Beginner Novice Brings AEC Dressage to a Close

Martin and Long Island T Tee Up for the Win at the AEC

Will tomorrow be any less insane than today? Nope! And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Red on right, white on left …

Go Eventing.

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