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AUG. 26, 2016
Adult Riders
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 Aug 16 - SBS
 Aug 9 - Larkin Hill
 Aug 9 - UNH
 Aug 2 - GMHA
 Jul 26 - King Oak
 Jul 12 - Hntngtn
 Jul 12 - Town Hill
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Recent News:

>> Teams for the Adult Team Challenge at Town Hill Farm HT now posted. See the Adult Riders page.

>> Denny Emerson writes: "The loss last week to eventing's Area I caused by the sale of King Oak Farm points up the stark reality that the greatest threat to eventing is the fragile financial existence of too many of the places which run the competitions. One of these event sites, the one at the University of New Hampshire, is currently trying to raise money to upgrade their cross country courses, and if there can be any silver lining in the loss of King Oak it can be the understanding that it still isn't too late to support these places like UNH that we still have.

So I hope we can understand that when we talk about the "they", as in "They need to improve Area I events," the "they" is really "us." Help out. Give money. Give support. The choice between having or losing these top events like UNH is ours to make."

10 + ways you can help upgrade the UNH XC Course:

Direct donations.
Barn challenge
Host an event
Bake sale/cook out
Used tack sale
Grooming/braiding for shows and events.
Stall cleaning
Open entries for schooling shows or lessons
Donate items for silent auction at the UNH Fall Event.
Donate your expertise by giving a clinic.
Pony Clubs cleaning stalls at rallies and events and donating to Friends of UNH XC as community service.

>> End of an Era! KOF September Horse Trial Canceled. King Oak Farm is in the process of sending out refunds. Entries are being returned and credit card payments are being refunded. Thank you all for supporting this wonderful all event.

>> NEW TEAM CHALLENGE FOR ALL AREA I EVENTERS See the Adult Riders or Young Riders page for details.

>> Town Hill Farm Horse Trials, August 26, 27, 28, has openings for our YEH divisions for 4 & 5 year-olds, and FEH divisions for Yearlings, 2 & 3 year-olds to be held on Friday August 26 starting at 1:00 PM. We also have openings for all divisions based on the following post entry fees: YEH $130 & FEH $100, all other divisions BN, N, T, PT and T at $195, stabling at $90 per night and $45 day or tack stall, based on availability. For additional information contact, Secretary Anne Brnger, THFSecretary@gmail.com 603 313 4417 www.evententries.com Or Organizer Ray Denis, RaymondJDenis@gmail.com 978 239 2024. Donít miss out on this fabulous Lakeville Connecticut event with newly designed Jeff Kibbie CD, R cross country courses built by Eric Bull!

>> We are very sad to announce that after over 30 years, the King Oak Farm Fall Horse Trials has been cancelled due to the sale of the farm. We wish Fran and Tom the very best in the future, and are hopeful that the new owners will run a horse trials in 2017, but at this time, they are unable to put on the competition. Your entries will be returned.

Bucks County Horse Park Fall Horse Trials is accepting entries for their event on September 11th and the secretary said they would waive last fees for folks from Area I who are re-routing after King Oakís cancellation.

>> GMHA needs your help at the Festival of Eventing! Fence judges need on FRIDAY, Aug 12 and SUNDAY, August 14. Sign up online here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4cada92ca5f58-festival or contact Karey- karey@gmhainc.org.

>> Huntington Farm HT, Aug. 28, is still accepting entries. Closing date rules apply.

>> Where are all our AREA I CHAMPIONS? Genesee Valley Riding and Driving Club Horse Trials and Area I Championships entries are still being accepted. Post entry fees after close date are: all Championship entries and P/T=$220, N/BN=$205 and must be received by secretary by August 10th. Come embellish yourself in our fabulous prizes, top quality dressage rings, cross country and stadium course designs and construction all on the historic grounds of Hide-Away Farm in Geneseo Fox Hunting Territory!!! For additional information contact Ray Denis, Organizer: 978 239 2024 or RaymondJDenis@gmail.com.

>> GVRDC will be accepting late entries through August 10 with the appropriate fees. There are loads of prizes and goodies for all competitors, in addition to a great staff and top-notch venue! Get your entry in today!

>> Area I Young Riders BRING HOME THE GOLD at the NAJYRCs!!! Read details about our team's success on the YR LIVE! section.

>> Area I Young Riders BRING HOME THE GOLD at the NAJYRCs!!!
Congratulations to our Area I Young Ridres!

>> Area I Young Riders are on their way to the NAJYRCs!!! Follow their experiences at the championships on a new page in the YR section: Championships Live!.

>> Sign up to Participate in the USEA National Adult Team Challenge at the AECs. See the Adult Riders section for details. Keep in mind that each Area is limited to the number of participants and Area I will consider Teams or participants on a first come basis.

>> Area I Town Hall to Be Hosted at Millbrook Horse Trials: Area I is next up in a series of 11 town hall meetings being hosted around the country this year. The town hall meetings are a continuation of the Eventing 2016-2026 Summit which was held at the 2015 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. Those in attendance will be invited to discuss the issues facing the sport and their recommendations on how the USEA can address them. Members of the USEA Board of Governors, USEA staff and local leadership will be present to listen and take notes on the input provided. All town hall meetings will be free and open to all people with a stake in U.S. Eventing.

>> Area I is thrilled to offer YEH / FEH divisions in 2016! Town Hill Farm will offer YEH and FEH divisions on August 26th. The Omnibus listing for Town Hill now includes information for the YEH / FEH competition, and the entry form is on the Forms page.

>> Stoneleigh-Burnham Horse Trials scheduled for July 30/31 has been cancelled due to an unforeseen situation.. It is with great disappointment that the organizers of SBHT announce the cancellation of the July 30/31 Stoneleigh-Burnham Horse Trials. Stoneleigh-Burnham will run the July format on its Oct date...two days and prelim...just like July but with more colorful trees. More details will be posted as they are finalized. On behalf of the organizers and myself, we thank you for your understanding.

The silver lining: Fitch's Corner has graciously agreed to waive the late fee for any SBHT competitor that would like to enter the July 23/24 event. All avenues are open until Tues, July 19th. Please contact Erin at irishelk@outlook.com with any questions.

>> Area I Announces NAJYRC Team on the road to Colorado!. A huge thank you to every donor, sponsor, corporation, landowner and individual supporter that has shown his/her support whether by use of facilities, financial gift or constant enthusiastic encouragement! We could not have got this far without you. NAJYRC's are a few days away: 27th - 31st July at the Colorado Horse Park, Parker Colorado. Go Area I! PHOTOS AND TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

>> Fitch's Corner HT on July 23 & 24, will be accepting post-closing date entries until Tuesday, July 19 (or until full). Please note this is NOT an extension of the closing date (CD); all CD criteria still apply as does the post-closing date late fee. All avenues for entering are still open (EVentEntries, XEntry, email, fax, snail mail). Please note: The Entry Status Report is now available. Unpaid entries for competitors that have not contacted the secretary have been wait-listed. At this time the event does not have a wait-list for accepting new entries; payment is due at time of entering. Please contact Erin at irishelk@outlook.com with any questions or to forward documentation. See you there!

>> Check out "who jumped it best" at GMHA's junior horsemanship camp!.

>> GMHA Festival of Eventing Updates:. The Festival Clinic & Horse Trials are filling fast - enter now; Support one of the only upper level events in Area I - Explore our sponsorship packages!; Competitors, owners & spectators - watch show jumping & cross-country in style in the VIP tent- NEW FOR 2016! Check out ALL the details at www.gmhainc.org

>> Riga Meadow HT on July 17, will be accepting post-closing date entries until Tuesday, July 12. Please note this is NOT an extension of the closing date (CD); all CD criteria still apply as does the post-closing date late fee. All avenues for entering are still open (EVentEntries, XEntry, email, fax, snail mail). Please note: There is no more on-site stabling available. Please contact Erin at irishelk@outlook.com with any questions or to forward documentation. See you there!

>> Help the UNH XC course! The UNH horse trials is one of the oldest events in New England. For over 40 years, it has been running on the UNH campus. Area I competitors have been starting and ending their seasons at UNH Horse Trials, often using the fall trials after a season at one level as a testing ground for going up a level in their competition. Pony Clubs, Hunt clubs, dressage shows, camps, clinics and many of us individually use the UNH course frequently because of its convenient location and accessible layout. Itís vital part of our collective passion.

As with all public institutions, UNH is under budgetary pressure. The cross-country course, designed and built by the talented UNH alumnus Jim Gornall, is in need of updating and repair. Jim has been generous with his time and energy, frequently donating his time to help UNH.

It is time to both update and upgrade the cross country course, to include building an elementary level course to appeal to and attract even more competitors to the wonderful UNH campus and the equine sports we all love. The Friends of UNH Cross Country have organized to raise upwards of $50,000 to achieve this goal. Please consider making a donation today - you can donate two ways:


Continuing News:

>> Fundraising events are a huge success for Area I Young Riders!. Groton House Farm HT provides venue for tremendous fund raising for the 2016 NAJYRC TEAM RIDER AND GROOM CANDIDATES, raising over $11,000!

>> Congratulations to the following recipients of this year's Area I $250 Educational Scholarships!:
Erika Hendricks, Lisa Davidson, Michelle McGillicuddy, Audrey Bean-Bailey, Ella MacMaster
Kimberly DiCostanzo, Emma Susan O'Connor, Madison Finley Blodgett, Andrea Anderson Gagnon, Cynthia Nixon

>> Help our expanded Young Rider Program in 2016! The Area I Council is searching for volunteers to assist with both the Young Rider Advancement Program and the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships. You can make our 2016 Area I Young Riders more successful than ever!

>> GMHA announces their new eventing organizer.

>> Area I Young Rider Advancement Program (YRAP) Invitation: Area I Training Level Young Rider members are invited to participate in a Training Level competition to be held in conjunction with the Mandatory Outing for Area I Young Riders Championship selection. In an effort to provide participation in educational opportunities for lower level Young Riders, this competition will present our developing riders an occasion to take part in an experience that may help them set goals for the future.
To All Up and Coming Young Riders: whether or not you choose to set your future goals toward joining the ranks of the NAJYRC, this will provide you with a firsthand look at your peers who have chosen to pursue that course. It is an opportunity to begin thinking about your role in this sport. Being the best Novice/Training rider you can be is significant goal to achieve. The Area I Young Rider program aims to serve all Young Riders who join. See the YRAP page for details.

>> Stuart Horse Trials ends!

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>> REVISION TO REQUEST FOR AREA I TRAINER INFORMATION: If you are a trainer in Area I and are a member of the USEA*, please feel free to submit your information to be listed on the Links page. Just send an email to the webmaster and include your name, street address, email address, phone, web site, and instructional or specialty highlights about your business. Your information will be placed on the page of the state in which you reside/teach.
*The Area I February membership roster is being used to confirm your current membership with the USEA.

>> If you respond to any submission on the Area I web site, please, be aware that while we try to post only "legitimate" submissions, occasionally there may be something which turns out to be unethical or inappropriate (such as a clinic offering, schooling show listing, or classified ad). As with any other web site, it's your responsibility (and yours alone) to decide whether to pursue a listing or a response to your listing.

>> Photographers at events: Only official photographers are listed on the Area I site - these are professionals who have secured permission from the hosting organizer to shoot at the event. For liability and safety reasons, and other concerns, those who do not have permission from the event to photograph are not listed. If you want to know who unofficially photographed at an event, you need to contact the organizer directly.

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