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Eventing At The Base Of Mountains: Favorite Photos From The 2018 AEC

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The U.S. Eventing Association’s American Eventing Championships came to the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Passing storms tried and failed to spoil the fun, though they did postpone it, and 18 champions were crowned ranging from beginner novice to advanced.

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You can catch up on all the action here, and keep reading for photos of some of our favorite moments from this scenic event! Be sure to catch our full coverage in the Sept. 24 print issue of the Chronicle.

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Anika Hawes and Silver Charm braved stormy skies during the junior beginner novice cross-country. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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Mary Boster was all smiles after a successful run with Pasadena Fling in the beginner novice amateur division. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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Annie Desmond and the aptly named Little Elf celebrated a clear cross-country round in the beginner novice amateur division. Photo by Kieran Paulsen

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Charlotte Babbitt gleefully galloped away from a water complex on 2 A.M., who gave a super effort in the junior preliminary division. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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The rolling terrain of the Colorado Horse Park is set against the Rocky Mountains. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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The warm-up area for cross-country. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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Competitors were met by some friendly faces at the finish. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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Spectators of all kinds had to head for cover before strong storms on Friday afternoon. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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Vicki Woodbridge and RF Mark The Spot got a pep talk before their beginner novice amateur cross-country. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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Ella Garcia and Rosewood August looked to their next jump in the junior training division. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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There were lots of open stretches on course for galloping. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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Jane Worrall thanked Mystique Knights after a double clear performance in the beginner novice amateur. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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Mary Curran rode the aptly Akhal-Teke Flying Colors in the training rider division. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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Tamra Pollard and Sage celebrated a successful run in the novice amateur division. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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Jodi Green and That’s Wicked Cool kicked up dust as they headed out on the beginner novice amateur course. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.

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