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  • AEC's coming to the Kentucky Horse Park

    I thought there would be more discussion on the announcement the AEC's are coming to KHP in 2019 and 2020. I am very excited about it and can't wait to have a true championship course again. I wonder why they only did a 2 year contract instead of 3?

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/...9-and-2020-aec
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    Of course, the downside is the lower numbers for the area VIII's events around the same time frame. They didn't specify the date but if it is still Labor Day weekend, the area VIII championships will need to move their date.

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    • #3
      Well, wonders never cease. I am thrilled that Mary Fike stepped up and made this happen!! She is a great Organizer. Sending a huge, "Thank You!!", to Rob Burk, who listened when I asked why the AEC's had become so cost prohibitive? Of course, I am probably not the only one who voiced that concern.

      It will be so nice to travel 45 minutes to get to the venue. "Nike'' may even be ready and qualify by then, which would be awesome. I am happy to see that there is some light starting to come out of the USEA. Now, if they can manage not to mess it up...?

      When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

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        Originally posted by Auburn View Post
        Well, wonders never cease. I am thrilled that Mary Fike stepped up and made this happen!! She is a great Organizer. Sending a huge, "Thank You!!", to Rob Burk, who listened when I asked why the AEC's had become so cost prohibitive? Of course, I am probably not the only one who voiced that concern.

        It will be so nice to travel 45 minutes to get to the venue. "Nike'' may even be ready and qualify by then, which would be awesome. I am happy to see that there is some light starting to come out of the USEA. Now, if they can manage not to mess it up...?
        I second this! I love Mary's events (aside from the no ride times for stadium but that's minor). She is an fantastic organizer, treats her volunteers well and runs a great event. Plus shes just an awesome person in general

        I will be awesome to have AECs in our backyard. Not to mention to have real XC finally after Tryon's eventing derby! Our Area VIII championship courses were tougher than AECs this year and you really felt like, at all levels, you were riding a championship course.

        I am SO excited about this!
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        • #5
          From my experience when the AECs were at Wayne in Area IV, there will not be a significant effect on the HTs in same Area although, of course, at least a couple of dates may change. The problem is that, if the current dates are still used (early September) all Areas to at least the Rockies will lose at least two or three weeks out of their prime Fall season.
          I still believe that the best date for the AECs would be early in the following year at a southern venue. A significant number of riders, both pro and amateur (including the majority of those who qualify for AECs), already come south for the Winter so it would not be as costly as it seems at first. This would have the big advantage of not disrupting the Fall season which, in a lot of the Areas, is the best weather of the year.
          Brock
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          • #6
            That's exciting! It'll finally be close enough for it to be conceivable to go if I or any of my friends qualify!

            And personally, that's exactly why I like that the AECs move every few years. A strong majority of us in other areas are not capable of going south for the winter. We have, ya know, regular people jobs with regular people paychecks and have to stay in the cold and snow all winter long. A lot of us also can't afford to make significantly long hauls. There'd be an awful lot of amateur competitors who'd be left out of the AEC experience if it was given a permanent home in one of the southern states.

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            • #7
              I agree that moving it early in the year would be a huge disadvantage to the average amateur stuck in a cold climate (not the whole country, but not an insignificant portion...). So I go do a championship course after 3 months in the indoor? I’ve been able to condition and xc school how??

              Happy that it is moving from the ridiculous derby venue, and happy that it is moving around - I do think that’s the only way to give folks around the country at least some chance of going once every few years.
              The big man -- my lost prince

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              • #8
                Originally posted by asterix View Post
                I agree that moving it early in the year would be a huge disadvantage to the average amateur stuck in a cold climate (not the whole country, but not an insignificant portion...). So I go do a championship course after 3 months in the indoor? I’ve been able to condition and xc school how??

                Happy that it is moving from the ridiculous derby venue, and happy that it is moving around - I do think that’s the only way to give folks around the country at least some chance of going once every few years.
                I don’t understand why they don’t switch coasts every year. One year in Cali, one year on the east coast. That would give everyone a shot.

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                • #9
                  Lkramer, I believe that the majority of Eventers live East of the Continental Divide. Having it at the Colorado Horse Park and in Texas, was probably about as far West as it will go. JMHO. I understand that it is a hardship living on the West Coast, because you have to travel so far. The only way to fix that situation would be to have East and West Coast Championships. You can always call the USEA to voice your opinion?
                  When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

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                  • #10
                    I don’t live on the west coast, so that’s not my battle. It just seems like that would be the most fair!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lkramer View Post
                      I don’t live on the west coast, so that’s not my battle. It just seems like that would be the most fair!
                      Venues have to put in bids for the AECs, so if people really want it on the west coast, they need to speak to their local event organizers. You can't blame the USEA if no one out there steps up and wants to take them on.
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                      • #12
                        Does anyone know who bids every year? I’d be genuinely curious to know whether the west coasters don’t bid, or it’s just not even a consideration.

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                        • #13
                          I am thrilled to have the AECs at Kentucky next year - I love their XC courses, true XC course. While Tryon was beautiful, it was costly. And there's no better feeling than galloping across the hallowed ground of KY.

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