It’s almost time for one of the busiest eventing weekends in North America as riders from all over the country gather at the Kentucky Horse Park for this year’s American Eventing Championships.
This is one of the strongest entry lists we’ve seen in awhile (word is over 1,000 entries were taken this year), so it’s sure to be an action-packed, fun-filled weekend in Lexington, Kentucky. How often do we get to check galloping around the fabled Horse Park off our bucket list? For all of you competing this week: get off your phone, soak it in, and take a moment to enjoy this sport we call home.
It takes a tried and true village to pull any event off, and one of this magnitude relies heavily on the manpower of dozens of hard working staff, volunteers, judges, officials, photographers, and media members. Remember to say thank you (and shop at the trade fair)!
Following the 2019 American Eventing Championships from afar? The upper level divisions, including the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final, will be live streamed via RNS Video on the USEA homepage with the following schedule:
Tuesday (8 a.m.-7 p.m. ET): Intermediate and Preliminary dressage
Wednesday (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ET): Intermediate and Preliminary cross country
Thursday (8:00 a.m. – 5:10 p.m. ET): Advanced dressage, Intermediate/Preliminary show jumping
Friday (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET): Advanced cross country
Saturday (7:15 pm – 8 p.m. ET): Advanced show jumping
Fun fact, RNS Video will also be filming each rider this week. You can purchase your video by visiting their booth or website here.
We’ll be adding our coverage from this week to this post each day, so keep this page bookmarked for the latest from Kentucky. In the meantime, here’s the scoop on the Eventer’s Super Bowl.
Keep it locked right here on EN for all things #AEC2019! Go Eventing.