Saturday, May. 25, 2024

2013 AEC Coverage

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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.
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.
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.
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.

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In the beginner novice horse division, last year’s runners-up, Commit and Lauren Weil, got the win they’d been waiting for, but it will be Weil’s last ride on the off-the-track-Thoroughbred mare for a while since her owner, Jennifer Tucker, is taking over the ride.
Show jumping proved influential in several divisions, including the training amateur class, where Barbara Werther moved up from fifth place with a double-clear round aboard Stafford Place.
At the end of a long, hot day at Chattahoochee Hills, Becky Holder hung on to her dressage lead in the advanced division at the Nutrena/U.S. Eventing Association American Eventing Championships with her veteran partner Courageous Comet.

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