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September 28, 2013

Keeton Keeps Her Cool At AECs

Sept. 28 – Tyler, Texas

As Kimberly Keeton warmed up for her show jumping on Accolade at the Nutrena/U.S. Eventing Association’s American Eventing Championships, the clouds started to roll in.

What looked like a small blip on the radar turned into a deluge, and Keeton and the rest of the preliminary amateur division ran for cover.

September 28, 2013

You Can't Stop The Spots

Horses of all shapes and sizes can make excellent eventing horses, but sometimes, a horse of another color shines in the field of bays, chestnuts, seal browns and even the occasional gray.

Holly Breaux has a penchant for Appaloosas, so when she needed a new horse so that she could retire her Appaloosa mare almost a decade ago, Flecken Awesome stuck out as the ideal new partner.

September 27, 2013

Ashker Heads West For A New Challenge At AECs

Sept. 27 - Tyler, Texas

After driving a total of 21 hours over two days to get to the Nutrena/U.S Eventing Association American Eventing Championships at the Texas Rose Horse Park, Laine Ashker thought the event was over before it even started.

While hacking on Tuesday, Anthony Patch came up mysteriously lame, so Ashker raced to the show office to call the farrier, thinking maybe the Thoroughbred gelding was sore from being shod on Saturday.

September 25, 2013

Fast Facts About The AECs

Now in their tenth year, the Nutrena/U.S. Eventing Association’s American Eventing Championships are beginning a three-year stint at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas.

Kathy Brunson and her daughter, Kim, have transformed the horse park from a run-down farm to a multi-discipline show facility over the last several years. This year, in addition to hosting the AECs, the Brunsons have brought advanced level eventing to Area V, hosting the first-ever advanced division at their Texas Rose Horse Park Horse Trials in March.

September 9, 2012

Weil's Wild Weekend Pays Off At AECs

Sept. 9 – Fairburn, Ga.

Beginner novice and novice riders finished their competition today at the Nutrena/USEA American Eventing Championships. Scores were tight in all divisions, and in many cases, a single rail in show jumping significantly shuffled the standings.

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