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]
General News from Area 1
Update: 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 There’s something new coming to Area I this August. The Genesee Valley Riding and Driving Club (GVRDC) Horse Trials held August 17-19 in Geneseo, New York, will be the first and currently the only event in Area I to host the new Modified division, and they want to help
We have been putting out monthly newsletters to the membership – check your spam box if you haven’t been receiving it! This month, there are two additional emails – one for Adult Riders Program and one for Young Riders Advancement Program (both are “add ons” to your annual USEA membership). So………..if you’d like to know about extra programs for Adults or for those under 18 – sign up! Here is the link for the YRAP newsletter: https://conta.cc/2Jp8a0F
Area 1 is sending out monthly e-newsletters – so if you’re not receiving yours….make sure you’ve paid your dues and are up to date! There will be a newsletter going out to YR & ARP members in the next few weeks as well – lots of fun opportunities on the horizon. If there are more questions, feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to learn how acts of kindness, can support our Junior Olympics equestrian team who are raising money to get themselves and their horses from New England/New York to Montana in order to compete in the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships July 18-22, 2018?!? Here’s the deal: You tell Brenda Jarrell what act of kindness or positivity you would like team candidates to perform, and how much you’re willing to donate if they do. She will then help “match” your offer with candidate riders or grooms, they do the task, provide evidence that it’s done, we will have an electronic “invoice” … [Read More]
YOU SPOKE & WE LISTENED: There will be spots for EIGHT ADULTS at the GMHA YR CAMP, JULY 16-19 (now, if you’re an adult, you’ll be making your own sleeping arrangements, and will be collectively stabled in D Barn), but the lineup of instructors is OFF THE CHARTS! Stephie Baer John Bourgoin Denise Goyea Susie Gornall Carol Kozlowski This camp is, by far, the best deal in Area 1 for YR (and now a few adults) and the early bird sign up has been a hit this year – save $50 if you sign up by April 1st. (price for all-inclusive experience for YR is … [Read More]
Dear Eventing Athletes, Officials and Organizers Please be aware that changes to the USEF Rules for Eventing for 2018 include the adoption of a number of additional permitted bits for the Dressage phase of USEF National Eventing competitions. In addition, illustrations of permitted bits have been moved from Appendix 4 of the USEF Rules for Eventing to Annex 1 on the USEF website. This change will allow for the timely adoption of new bits as they are approved in the future. The complete USEF Eventing Rules can be found here. The FEI has released their Eventing Rules for 2018. Additionally, … [Read More]
With the addition of the Preliminary level, Waredaca becomes one of three event venues in the country to offer a three day event with Novice, Training and Preliminary. Mark your calendars for October 24-28, 2018! Area 1 wants to send teams for all 3 divisions in this Classic Series event! The Waredaca Classic Three Day is truly an experience. It’ll leave you with goosebumps on your arms, sweat running down your body and elation in your heart. It will push you to your limits, at times scare the bejeezus out of you, but at the end of the three days, … [Read More]
The USEA Executive Committee approved the date changes as presented for Old Chatham (July 8 to May 13), Larkin Hill (June 10 to June 17), and Course Brook (October 6 to September 8). These date changes are for 2018. The USEA calendar has been updated and changes have been made to the Area 1 postings. Please spread the word with all your barn friends and fellow competitors.
Reminder: the Area I Annual Meeting keynote speaker will be holding a clinic the day before the meeting at he Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center. Tik Maynard is a renowned trainer that utilizes horsemanship and jumping and dressage training to develop young horses into internationally competitive three-day event horses. Tik is married to US Team and 4 star event rider, Sinead Halpin. See the Clinics page for details.
Congratulations to Area I’s Melissa Baumann, the 2018 Worth the Trust Young Adult Scholarship Winner!
Do you drive long hours while hauling horses? An ELD automatically records the number of hours a driver spends behind the wheel. Commercial vehicles are required to have them installed, but as horses are considered “livestock,” you may need one for your personal rig. See the USEA’s article regarding ELDs for more information.