The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has extended the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds.
The original qualification period of May 27, 2019 – August 18, 2020 has now been stretched to include results as far back as March 1, 2019 in consideration of those whose spring season was affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The new qualification window is March 1, 2019 – August 18, 2020.
The AEC Organizing Committee and the USEA Board of Governors decided on this modification after considering data from last year’s championships.
“The data showed that there are currently more riders and horses qualified for the AEC for 2020 than there were at this time last year for the 2019 AEC,” explained USEA CEO Rob Burk. Currently, over 2,200 riders and 2,500 horses are already qualified to compete.
“However, the USEA still wanted to be sympathetic to the members who lost part of their 2020 competition season, and extend the qualification period back to March 1, 2019 to compensate for the time that was lost from 2020.”
The 2020 AEC will take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The USEA is working diligently to provide a safe competition environment. To read more about their COVID-19 resources, click here.