The 2022 Adult Rider Program is looking forward to a great year. The fun starts with the kick off of the Virtual Team Challenge (VTC). It is a season long competition that starts with the first event of the Area 1 season (UNH- April 30th) and ends with the last (Kent- October 9th). Its a great way to meet new people. Points are earned for your team from competing and volunteering at USEA events. Sign ups are due by Monday April 18th! Sign up by contacting Amy Winnen @ firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending her a Face Book Message You must … [Read More]
To honor the lives of Devyn Merritt Anderson and Jessica Halliday who both lost their courageous battles with cancer in late 2021 Area I has established an annual “Living Courageously” Sportsmanship Award. Both Anderson and Halliday were active Adult Rider Program (ARP) members in Area I. They continued to support their riding friends and family no matter what life threw at them and could often be found cheering others on with a smile. The inaugural award was presented to Katy Raynor DVM during the virtual USEA Area I Annual Meeting held January 26-27, 2022. Several Area I members … [Read More]
https://useventing.com/news-media/news/schedule-for-2022-usea-icp-symposium-available-now The 2022 USEA ICP Symposium will be held on February 8-9, 2022 at Barnstaple South in Ocala, Florida and the schedule is now available. Take a look at what you can expect from the Symposium below! 2022 Symposium General Timetable Key Elements – Introduction of the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels Clear understanding of the requirements for each level, and the “non-negotiable” required skills at each level Begin important discussion on how people learn and how to teach, not just what to teach Design/Set cross-country exercises Add “color commentary” from key professionals for each phase to attract interest, attendance and raise … [Read More]
It is that time of the year again… Come join us at the Area 1 Meeting, similar to last year, Covid is impacting our format and we will be meeting virtually over two nights. January 26th is the general meeting and January 27th are sessions for interested members. The meeting and sessions this year are focused on competing and supporting our Area 1 events. Our Keynote Speaker on Wednesday will be Olympian Will Coleman who will share his story and insights on what makes a solid competitor. There will be an online auction in the early Spring. Please check back for more … [Read More]
Do you have any pictures, especially competition shots of you and your horse from this year that you’d like to share? If so, send them into Joan, email@example.com, and we’ll show them at the virtual annual meeting. Joan Davis has once again graciously allowed all of the pictures you purchased from her to be used gratis. When you send in your pictures please credit the photographer as well as your name, the horse’s name your level and division. Example, Sally Smith, Trigger, Novice, Master Amateur.
Points will be final come January 1st 2022. Please reach out before December 31st with any discrepancies or questions via email. You can contact Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please find results linked below: Area 1 Awards – Adult Am Rider – PUBLIC Area 1 Awards- JR-YR Rider – PUBLIC Area 1 Awards- Master Am Rider – PUBLIC Area 1 Awards-Senior Rider- PUBLIC
The USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC) were a huge success this year, garnering a record-breaking 58 ATC teams at the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds. The ATC provides USEA Adult Rider program members with the chance to compete as a team and represent their Area in a friendly and fun environment at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels. For the 2021 ATC at AEC, SmartPak challenged ATC teams to an additional quest- a photo scavenger hunt across the iconic Kentucky Horse Park! To participate in this year’s SmartPak Scavenger Hunt, ATC teams were asked … [Read More]
On August 31st, the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds took place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Five riders and six horses in the Young Rider Program traveled to compete in the national championship. Cassie Sanger and Lea Adams-Blackmore competed in the Bates USEA Preliminary Junior/Young Rider Championships which was the first division to kick off the 2021 AECs. Cadence Theroux competed in the USEA Novice Jr. Championship as well as the Beginner Novice level. Nicole Houghteling was the only Novice level rider for the YR program and Molly Czub and Sophia Jean competed with … [Read More]
The winning team in the Adult Team Championships for the Novice division went to the Area I Avengers consisting of Tracie Sales and Ebony, Lisa Hilda and Cooleys Rule of Law, and Gwynne Bayne with FGF EllGee. The three-person team tacked the lowest score with only 92.9 penalties.
We are only a month away from this years American Eventing Championships and we are currently looking for members for the Area 1 Adult Team Challenge! Teams are due by Tuesday August 3rd so do not wait! Who is eligible: Anyone competing in the Rider or Amateur Divisions at the AECs (BN, N, T or P) and belongs to the Adult Rider Program Interested buy not an ARP member? It’s not too late to sign up and be eligible! This includes professional riders too! Area 1 is able to send 8 teams in total and additional individual riders that … [Read More]
Know someone who had a fall, or isn’t having the season they hoped for? Let Area 1 cheer them up with a little card from all of us to them! Simply send an email to email@example.com with who you feel could use a little pick me up and we will send them a little note and card! Easy as that! We hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying the start to the season!
July 19-22, 2021 GMHA Camp – Open to all levels BN and up! Much fun! Mark your calendar and plan to join us. Our annual YRAP Camp, geared for riders between the ages of 10-24 who are keen to ride and learn with a few of the top instructors in the country and improve their competence, confidence and make new friendships. There is an application, pricing incentive for early enrollment and contact information available on the Area I website. This is geared towards all levels. With this instead: Registration for the 2021 Area 1 Young Rider Camp at the Green
Area 1 Adult Rider Program Updates Year End Volunteer Awards Win Some Wine Some Awards Vintage Vine Award Event Socials Young and the Rest of Us – July Larkin Adult Team Challenges – July Course Brook; August GVRDC New Adult Rider Programs and Continuing Existing Programs Get involved, meet new people, and have fun competing/volunteering Area 1 eventing season is underway with about 290 ARP members. The Virtual Team challenge has 91 people participating on 13 teams. We have three new programs to highlight this year. Read below to find out more about the new programs and updates on your … [Read More]
Warm days, cool nights, great galloping and prize money: Come to Vermont in August! GMHA’s beautiful, horse-friendly venue is now hosting a 3 Star. This year’s August Festival will have BN,N,T,P,I FEI 2* and FEI 3* (short). Take in the idyllic Vermont setting while competing on tracks designed by Morgan Rowsell (xc) and Chris Barnard (stadium) for $10,000 in prize money.
Due to COVID-19 considerations, the horse trials at Groton House Farm are cancelled for 2021. It was a difficult decision for GHF this year. We hope to see you at GHF next year! It may be possible that one or more of our unrecognized events may run this year, but those decisions will be made later in the spring.