It’s AEC Week! How to Follow Along

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The USEA American Eventing Championships are finally here as eventers once again trek up to the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, MT. This year’s AEC features both Championship and Festival classes from Beginner Novice up through Advanced, making for a top-notch competition to wrap up the U.S. championship period.

Whether you’re attending/competing in person or following along from back at home, use this guide for all the information you need. While we don’t have a reporter on the ground in Montana this week, we will be bringing you daily recaps and social media round-ups, so stay tuned for much more!

The Entries

The small-but-mighty $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final 2022 features primarily riders from the West coast, including three rides for James Alliston and two for Kaylawna Smith-Cook. You can preview the full entry list and ride times (as well as scoring beginning tomorrow for some divisions) for Horse, Rider, and Festival divisions here.

The Live Stream

Ride On Video will be providing the bulk of the live stream this weekend, featuring a little bit of a stream for each division throughout the week. The live stream can be viewed here as well as here (the second link won’t have commentary but will show more riders). The schedule (which is subject to change) is as follows — all times shown below are Mountain Standard:

WEDNESDAY, August 31st
Main Feed – Ring 1

9:00am – 10:25am Bates Preliminary Rider Championships
10:35am – 12:00pm Bates Preliminary Amateur Championships
1:30pm – 3:35pm Open Intermediate Championships
4:20pm – 5:30pm Advanced Championships

Feed 2 – Ring 2
8:30am – 9:00 Modified Championships
9:15am – 10:45am Bates Preliminary Horse Championships
1:00pm – 2:15pm Bates Preliminary JR/Y.R. Championships

THURSDAY, September 1st
Main Feed

8:30am – 9:55am Preliminary Championships
10:10am – 11:05am Festival Open Preliminary
11:35am – 12:15pm Intermediate Championships
12:50pm – 1:50pm Advanced Championships
2:25pm – 2:35pm Modified Championships
2:50pm – 3:45pm Festival Open Modified

Feed 2 – Ring 1

8:30am – 11-35am Novice Junior Championships

FRIDAY, September 2nd
Main Feed

9:00am – 9:35am Festival Open Modified
9:50am – 10:00am Modified Championships
10:55am – 11:50am Festival Open Preliminary
12:45pm – 1:00pm Bates Preliminary Horse Championships
1:15pm – 1:35pm Bates Preliminary JR/Y.R. Championships
2:20pm – 2:45pm Bates Preliminary Amateur Championships
3:00pm – 3:25pm Bates Preliminary Rider Championships
4:25pm – 4:50pm Open Intermediate Championships
5:45pm – 6:00pm $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Championships

Feed 2
CROSS COUNTRY (Single Camera)

8:30am – 10:55am Training Championships
11:10am – 12:10pm Festival Open Training
12:40pm – 2:10pm Festival Open Novice
2:25pm – 5:50pm Novice Championships

SATURDAY, September 3rd
Main Feed

8:00am – 8:40am Training Horse Championships
8:55am – 9:40am Training Junior Championships
10:30am – 11:15am Training Amateur Championships
11:30am – 11:55am Training Rider Championships
1:00pm – 1:35pm Novice Horse Championships
1:50pm – 2:45pm Novice Junior Championships
3:45pm – 4:45pm Novice Amateur Championships
5:00pm – 5:50pm Novice Rider Championships

Feed 2
CROSS COUNTRY (Single Camera)

9:00am – 11:45am Beginner Novice Championships
12:00pm – 1:10pm Festival Open Beginner Novice

SUNDAY, September 4th
Main Feed

8:00am – 8:15am Beginner Novice Horse Championships
8:30am – 9:15am Beginner Novice Junior Championships
10:00am – 10:55am Beginner Novice Amateur Championships
11:10am – 12:00pm Beginner Novice Rider Championships
1:00pm – 1:35pm Festival Open Beginner Novice A
1:40pm – 2:20pm Festival Open Beginner Novice B

USEA American Eventing Championships: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scoring] [Live Stream] [Shannon Brinkman Photography]

Best of luck and have keep kicking to all competing this week! Enjoy some Instagram snippets from arrivals in Montana:


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