Don’t miss out on all the new and exciting things going on down at Valinor Farm in Plymouth, MA. Entries are now open for the June 16 USEA Horse Trial. This year will include a new Modified Division as well as an expanded Cross Country are, new tracks and John Williams as course designer! If you can’t attend, please consider volunteering!
General News from Area 1
Want to meet Area 1 Eventers? Want to be a part of a Team Challenge? Do you compete and/or volunteer? Do you like cool prizes and a social atmosphere? If so, the 2019 Virtual Team Challenge may be the thing for you! Join six other randomly selected teammates and start racking up the points for competing or volunteering at a USEA Recognized Event. The Virtual Team Challenge begins on the first day of the Area 1 season and continues until the very last rider completes their course at Hitching Post in October. Win great prizes and have the time … [Read More]
KENT SCHOOL will be offering MODIFIED DIVISION @ both their June & October Horse Trials this year! They will offer BN, N, T, PT, M.
Yes you read that right! After a 10 year absence, Apple Knoll Farm Horse Trials is back on the schedule for 2019. The event will take place on September 21st and will run Beginner Novice through Training. Even better news? In 2020, they will host a spring and fall event. Opening date is August 6th. Mark those calendars as either a rider or volunteer!
We are looking forward to having DOMINIC SCHRAMM as our keynote speaker at this years Area I Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon! DATE: Sunday, January 6th REGISTRATION: 9:30 registration MEETINGS: 10:00 break out session & organizers meeting LUNCH & AWARDS: 12:00 luncheon & awards Same place as last year and same price! The Log Cabin $25 if you register before 12/28/18 $35 at the door
Please click the link below to check out the new eventing rules. http://eventingnation.com/fei-general-assembly-approves-all-proposed-2019-eventing-rule-revisions/
Back from the printer and ready for shipping! The 2019 Area 1 Eventers Calendar contains 84 images from the 2018 competition season. These are just so much fun! Calendars still sell for $20. $5 from each sale is donated to the Area 1 Adult Rider Program. Click on the link below to place your order;. http://www.flatlandsfoto.com/proofs/area-1-eventers-calendar/ Enjoy this video slide show short which contains all the photos in this years calendar. https://video214.com/play/ZsAtRogmT9qYJ3i11rf3TA/s/dark
USEA Area I 2018 awards will be based on points earned by a single rider and horse combination at no more than six of their top events in the calendar year. The awards categories for each level are: Senior Rider (followed by the appropriate level — Novice, Training, etc.): All riders, professional and amateurs alike, 19 and over (born in or before 1999) for Beginner Novice through Training; 22 and over (born in or before 1996) for Preliminary through Intermediate, on a horse of any grade. Adult Amateur Rider (followed by the level): Amateur riders, 19 through age 39 (born … [Read More]
As you may be aware, the USEA offers various grants to defray some costs of competitive eventing. Some are for young riders, some for upper level riders, some for amateurs, etc. Descriptions and links are below, and can also be found here: https://useafoundation.org/grants/ The USEA Foundation is honored to administer a number of grants and scholarships, all designed to assist event riders reach their goals. The grants provide funds to be used for coaching, training, and participating in competitions aimed at advancing the skills of both horse and rider. Wilton Fair Fund Grants The Wilton Fair Fund allows up to $100,000 in … [Read More]
A beautiful weekend with so many riders and so many ARP members participating in the last of two Adult Team Challenges. Twenty two teams competed this past weekend. That’s 88 ARP members! Great job! The ARP Coordinator will be contacting the winning team members soon to get sizing for the championship coolers! Town Hill Adult Team Challenge Results
Town Hill ATC Teams Final If there are last minute scratches (before the start of the event) teams selected by the ARP coordinator will move around to assure that everyone has a full team. Have a great ride!
Welcome Competitors to the GVRDC Horse Trials August 18, 19, 2018. We look forward to a fantastic competition week end! Please note: The Preliminary Division will be riding the Preliminary Test A Dressage Test not Preliminary B Test, as previously published. Thank you, Co Organizer, Ray Denis and GVRDC Event Committee
We have a “Strategic Social” planned for this Saturday @ GMHA. A few months ago your Area I council invited some leaders in our organization up to GMHA and asked them share national trends in our sport, and help us collaborate on what we can do to right here at home to make our sport as strong as it can be. We invited: Rob Burk, executive director of USEA Carol Kozlowski, president of USEA John Bourgoin, Area I representative to USEA So….If you are near South Woodstock on Saturday afternoon between 3:30 – 5:30, then come by to share, learn, listen … [Read More]
As part of Area 1, the Stoneleigh-Burnham School Equestrian Center has hosted USEA horse trials each summer and fall for many years. These horse trials have been some of the longest-running events in New England, with levels from beginner novice to preliminary. After much consideration, USEA sanctioned horse trials will no longer be hosted at the SBS Equestrian Center. We have enjoyed being an eventing site, but find it necessary to dedicate our resources to more student-focused programming. Stoneleigh-Burnham School and the Equestrian Center will continue to hold schooling horse trial events throughout the year, and will continue to offer … [Read More]
The weather was perfect for our first young horse weekend at Valinor Farm. A clinic with Tik Maynard was held on Saturday, which was an excellent opportunity for competitors to work their young horses on the grounds beforehand. Tik taught a wide range of students, from a yearling in an in-hand group, to a Novice/Training level jumping group. At the lunch break, Tik talked about his new book, In The Middle Are The Horsemen, and read a chapter to us as a special treat. Sunday morning dawned bright and beautiful, and we started off the day with the Future Event … [Read More]