Adult Team Championships

Area 8 Adult Rider Program members are invited to ride on the Area VIII Adult Team Championships (ATC) Team at the American Eventing Championships. If interested, please email Shannon Risner at your intent to ride on a team by Friday, July 10th, 2019 (opening date is July 16, 2019). 


Include your name, your horse’s name, and the level you are entering (ATC teams are made up of only RIDER and AMATEUR DIVISIONS!). Area VIII is limited to 2 teams at each level: BN, N, T, P – your selection for a team will is dependent upon you contacting Shannon Risner on your intent!


The Adult Rider Program’s council will determine the selection process, should there be more entries than the allowed team spots.



Area VIII Qualifications

  1. Area VIII is using the qualifications as stated for the national ATC.

  2. Rider must be a current member of their Area VIII Adult Rider Program by the ATC closing date.

  3. Maximum of 32 riders from Area VIII may participate (two four-person teams at each level).

  4.  Identify your intent to compete at the ATC to the Area VIII Adult Rider Coordinator by the ATC closing date. All teams must be coordinated through the Area VIII Adult Rider Coordinator.


AEC Qualifications

In order to compete at the USEA Adult Team Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, August 27-September 1, 2019, please read the following National Qualifications for Entry. Additionally, each area will have its own qualification standards which can be viewed below.


Qualifications for Entry into the USEA Adult Team Championships (National)

  1. The qualifying period for each horse and rider pair is May 28, 2018 - August 19, 2019.

  2. Horses and riders must be members/registered with the USEA at the time of achieving qualifications and during the USEA Adult Team Championships.

  3. All riders must be 22 years of age or older (born in or before 1997).

  4. Closing dates will be consistent with the USEA American Eventing Championships.

  5. Each horse and rider pair must meet AEC qualifications for the level they are competing in.

  6. The rider must be a current Adult Rider Member for their Area by the closing date of the Adult Team Championship.

  7. Each Area can have up to eight teams of four riders at the USEA Adult Team Championship.

  8. All teams should be coordinated through the Area Adult Rider Coordinator(s).

  9. The Adult Team Challenge teams should be composed only of riders competing in the Amateur divisions and/or the Rider specific divisions hosted at the USEA American Eventing Championships. Riders competing in the Horse divisions should not be placed on ATC teams.

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