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JULY 4, 2015
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Opening reminder:
 Jun 30 - GVRDC,Ch
 Jun 23 - GMHA
 Jun 16 - Millbrook
 Jun 9 - SBS
 Jun 9 - Valinor
 Jun 2 - Fitch's Crnr
 May 26 - Riga Mdw
 May 26 - Hntgtn
 May 26 - Stuart
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Recent News:

>> ENYDCTA/Old Chatham HT (Aug 23) will be offering INTRO at its 2015 event!!! New for 2015, Old Chatham will be offering an INTRO division for all our Area I newbies. Information is has been added to the on-line omnibus (will not be in the print omnibus). Water will be optional at this level. With the addition of the Intro phase, the event will no longer offer the Restricted BN division; only Open BN. Now offering on-site stabling at $170/stall; very limited off-site is also available as noted in the omnibus. Please contact Erin Keehan with any questions - irishelk@outlook.com.

>> Young Riders: check out the new Video of our 2015 members, and the NAJYR page for Groom updates.

>> Area I Championships will offer Beginner Novice HORSE and Novice HORSE divisions, for any riders who are overqualified for the rider divisions. Trainers and upper level riders, come and bring your green or clients' horses and bring your students!

>> Huntington Farm Horse Trials, July 11-12, is accepting entries after the closing date (up to July 6th at this point). Closing date rules apply. Come join the fun!

>> Riga Meadows HT (July 12) is accepting post-closing date entries until Tues, July 7th for all levels. Use EventEntries, XEntry (NOTE - there was an error with XEntry stating the event was full...this has since been corrected...we are NOT full nor are we wait-listing anyone at this time) or any of the usual methods. Please note this is not an extension of the closing date. All CD criteria still apply. Please contact Erin Keehan with any questions - irishelk@outlook.com

>> Enter the SALISBURY TRUST TEAM CHALLENGE at Riga Meadow HT: teams of any age, any level. 3 riders per team with 1 alternative, average of top 3 scores will determine placing. Awesome prizes including a coupon towards 2016 Entry Fee for Riga Meadow Horse Trials. Contact Meredith Tiedemann if you are interested: mtiedemann@salisburybank.com, 860-596-2142.

>> Don Sachey Clinc at Valinor Farm in July corrected date: July 21-22. See the Clinics page for details.

>> USEA podcast about the AREA I Young Rider team will air Wednesday (6/17) morning! Mikki Kuchta is interviewed by Chris Stafford from the USEA.

>> NEW FOR 2015: Now Young Riders may register for camp ONLINE! Area I requested and is the first to utilize this newly-developed USEA page. Register and pay for YR Camp: 2015 Camp Application
Other Areas will follow our lead if this proves successful, so sign-up today!

>> STUART HT TO HOST A YOUNG RIDERS TEAM CHALLENGE!!! All riders 21 and under can sign up for the SHIRES Area I Young Riders Team Challenge to be held at Stuart HT. Great Fun, Great Prizes! (There will also be a SHIRES YR Team Challenge at Millbrook HT.) For information contact Nancymarks233@gmail.com.

>> Young Rider 2015 Camp Application updated. Please use this most current version.

>> EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: ALL ADS ARE FREE! We will no longer be charging for posting horse sales/leases or saddles on the Area I site.

>> Great Vista HT (June 21) is accepting post-closing date entries until Tues, June 16th for all levels. Use EventEntries and XEntry. Please note this is not an extension of the closing date. All CD criteria still apply. Please contact Erin Keehan with any questions - irishelk@outlook.com.

>> The $2,000 Novice Master's Challenge is new at Fitch's Corner Horse Trials on July 17-18. Novice riders 40 plus will compete over a championship style course designed by Derek di Grazia. The stadium course designed by Marc Donovan will be held on Saturday evening during the cocktails portion of the Blue Jean Ball. Fitch's Corner will be run in a two day format this year.

>> Still room in the Eric Smiley clinic, June 22-24, at Black Oak Stables in Hamilton, MA. See the Clinics page for details.

>> Adult Camp at GMHA, June 8-12, is canceled.

>> Valinor HT, June 13-14, is accepting post-closing date entries until Tues, June 9th for all levels. Competitors can use XEntry or Enter and pay directly thru www.valinorfarm.com. We will offer the Intro division on Saturday as well as Sunday. Please note this is not an extension of the closing date...all CD criteria still apply. Please contact robyn@valinorfarm.com with questions.

>> Young Rider Eventing Camp Applications and Camp information for 2015 now posted. Camp applications are now open. Camp runs from July 26-29 at GMHA in Woodstock, Vermont.

>> Mystic Valley Hunt Club HT results now corrected.

>> Susie Gornall clinic, June 13th, has been canceled.

>> Larkin' Hill HT (June 14) is accepting post-closing date entries until Tues, June 9th for all levels (through EventEntries and XEntry). Please note this is not an extension of the closing date...all CD criteria still apply. Please contact Erin Keehan with any questions - irishelk@outlook.com.

>> 2015 YR Groom Application now on the YR's NAJYRC page.

>> GMHA HT June 6-7 needs volunteers. Please contact molly@gmhainc.org

>> It is with deepest sadness that the USEA reports that Jack Leary passed away the morning of April 25th. Jack was a long time Area I resident, upper level rider, official and supporter of the sport. See Jack's obituary.

>> PLEASE NOTE: Larkin' Hill June 14 HT is NOT offering off-site stabling. EventEntries mistakenly listed off-site stabling as an option and it is in the process of being removed.

>> Eric Smiley clinic date change: June 25-26 is the correct date for the Eric Smiley clinic at Black Brook Farm in Carlisle, Mass. See the Clinics page for details.

>> Stuart HT partners with Equestrian Events, Inc.

>> GMHA will celebrate the passing of the wonderful Barbara Marks on Wednesday night, June 10, with stories and praise for her longstanding love of Dressage and GMHA. Everyone is welcome, including GMHA Adult Clinic attendees (see the Clinics page for details).

>> GMHA offers many scholarships to young riders.

>> Valinor Farm will NOT be offering a 2-phase competition along with the horse trials in June.

Continuing News:

>> The 2015 Area I Annual Meeting recap. Thanks to everyone who attended and we hope everyone had a great time!

>> Congratulations to the 2015 Area I Scholarship winners! The following are recipients of the $250 educational scholarship:

Liz Kast - Gardner MA
Karen Inouye - Acton, MA
Maria Caplan - Dover, NH
Lauren Atherton - Lyman, ME
Ava Wehde - Plainfield, NH
Alyssa Swenson - Lyman, ME
Olivia Smith - Skowhegan, ME
Thomas Davis - Rehoboth, MA
Christina Keim - Madbury, NH
Sarah Evans Moore - Plainfield, NH

>> IT'S HERE!!! Area I Merchandise now has the new Area I logo on it! Stock your closet and shelves, and find the perfect gifts for all your family and friends. You also contribute to Area I coffers when you make purchases from Amazon, linking through this site. Thank you!

>> Stuart Horse Trials announces Equestrian Events, Inc., as new organizer beginning in 2015. Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), organizer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, is partnering with Stuart Horse Trials to organize the Stuart event in Victor, NY, starting in July 2015.

>> Purchase your Area I logo'd clothing at the Area I store! Click on the icon in the left column on this page, under the map of all states forming Area I.

>> 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.

>> If you know an Area I location which offers XC jumps/courses on which to practice, please email and they'll be listed at the bottom of the Links page.

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