Gold Cup

Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series

Series Mission

The Adequan USEA Gold Cup kicked off in 2004 with the goal of creating an exciting format of upper level competition and greater promotion of the sport of eventing.

Today, the series consists of 11 qualifying competitions at the Advanced and CIC3* levels which culminate at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), August 29 - September 2, 2018, in Parker, Colorado. The $40,000 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division serves as the Gold Cup Final at the AEC, and the winner of the division will be named the 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Champion.

The rider must complete at least one Gold Cup qualifier on a *Qualifying Score to be eligible to compete in the AEC Advanced division. As of 2014, qualified riders may ride any Advanced level horse at the Gold Cup Final.

* Qualifying Score: End on a numerical score at any of the qualifiers with no more than 20 jump penalties on cross-country.

2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Qualifiers

Richland Park Advanced & CIC3*
August 24-27, 2017 | Richland, MI (Area VIII)

Aspen Farms Advanced
September 8-10, 2017 | Yelm, WA (Area VII)

Plantation Field Advanced & CIC3*
September 14-17, 2017 | Unionville, PA (Area II)

Woodside International Advanced & CIC3*
October 6-8, 2017 | Woodside, CA (Area VI)

Red Hills Advanced & CIC3*
March 8-11, 2018 | Tallahassee, FL (Area III)

Carolina International Advanced & CIC3*
March 21-25, 2018 | Raeford, NC (Area II)

Galway Downs Advanced & CIC3*
March 30 – April 1, 2018 | Temecula, CA (Area VI)

The Fork Horse Trials Advanced & CIC3*
April 4-8, 2018 | Mill Spring, NC (Area II)

Chattahoochee Hills Advanced & CIC3*
April 6-8, 2018 | Fairburn, GA (Area III)

Rebecca Farm Advanced & CIC3*
July 18-22, 2018 | Kalispell, MT (Area VII)

Millbrook H.T. Advanced
August 2-5, 2018 | Millbrook, NY (Area I)

Gold Cup Final

The USEA American Eventing Championships $40,000 Adequan Gold Cup Final
August 30 - September 2, 2018 | Colorado Horse Park, Parker, Colorado (Area IX)

For more information on the Gold Cup Series or USEA sponsorship, please contact Kate Lokey, (703) 779-9897.

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