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Recent News:

>> Seeking donations for the Area I Silent Auction. Tis the season of giving and sharing ... we need your help to make the 2015 silent auction the best ever! If you would be interested in donating an item or service to the Area I Silent Auction, please email Erin Keehan the details of your donation (email – irishelk@outlook.com). Thank you in advance for supporting Area I. (Donations need not be horse related…gift baskets, artwork, food, pet related and home décor items are just some suggestions to consider…)

>> Yes, it's TRUE! USEA Chef d'Equipe David O'Connor will be the guest speaker at the 2015 Area I Annual Meeting, Jan. 11! This year, the meeting will be held at the lovely Willits-Hallowell Conference Center, at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. Please register today to attend the banquet, year-end awards presentation, and hear David speak. New this year, all membership is welcome to attend the Organizers' Meeting. Learn how scheduling of sanctioned events is planned, as well as topics of interest and concern to all Area I events are discussed and resolved. Register Now!

>> The Area I Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the 2014 Area I Scholarship Awardees: Margaret Hutchison, Jennifer Clapp, Kim Tester, Lindsay Schaffer, Melissa Baumann, Kelly Latin, Ashley Taylor, Amy Jenne, Sorcha Martin, Adriana Nannini. The committee aplogizes for not providing this information in a timely manner, and assures it won't happen in 2015! Congratulations to the 2014 recipients!

>> 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!

>> The 2015 provisional USEA sanctioned event calendar has now been posted.

>> 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.

>> Did you attend the Area I Championships at GVRDC this year? If so, we would love to hear from you! Your story could be featured in an upcoming special Championships issue of Optimum Minutes. Please send an email to newsletter@area1usea.org with your name, your horse's name, what division you competed in and anything else you'd like to share about your Championship experience.

Continuing News:

>> Please join us in welcoming Suzanne Adams as the new Area I Adult Rider Program Coordinator. Katie Murphy is stepping down as ARP Coordinator and we appreciate all she has done to provide a fabulous experience for ARP members. Best wishes to Katie, and many thanks. Suzanne's contact information is now on the Contacts page.

>> 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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