Millbrook Horse Trials is still waiting for the OK to proceed. Because of this, opening date has been pushed back to June 23rd. Keep your fingers crossed and don’t forget to pack your mask.
I hope this June day finds you and your loved healthy and happy. The days are longer and with the great weather we can get out and about playing with our ponies. As we are waiting for the season to kick in, I want to remind folks that we are in a temporary spending freeze. While we hope that the freeze will be lifted at some point, it means that some of our programs are also on hold. This is particularly hitting the ARP Educational Voucher Program, the Classic Series Voucher Program and the Cindy Burrage ICP program. I am … [Read More]
Hello Area 1 ARP members, Hope you are doing well in this crazy time with no live events happening. In an attempt to keep people engaged; we have created a Virtual 5* Wellness Event with some great prizes. The event has five phases and starts this Saturday. Below is the overview of the event. 20 0429 ARP Virtual 5 Star Final To join the event please become a member of the following Facebook group: Area 1 ARP Virtual 5* Event https://www.facebook.com/groups/882934552179404 If you have any questions regarding this event or the ARP program please let me know. Amy Winnen
April UPDATE from the Area I YR Coordinator HOT OFF THE PRESS: We are hosting a ZOOM-EXTRAVAGANZA for the month of May, so mark your calendars for the opportunity to dial-in and spend a about 30 min learning from some of the best in our sport! Wednesday, May 6th @ 4PM we will have MAX CORCORAN leading the call. Max is not just super fun, she’s also a New Englander who gets our wacky weather, a 5* professional Event Groom with loads of experience, and she is also the current USEA president who is just as frustrated as you are … [Read More]
Exciting new happenings and updates to current programs have now been posted. Be sure to read all about it on the Young Rider page: ZOOM Extravaganza – On May 6th at 4pm Max Corcoran, the USEA President, will be leading the call and will have much to say about the season, young riders and so much more. Join her and bring your friends. Young Rider Scholarship Deadlines have been extended to May 20th. Don’t miss these opportunities – so much to offer! Young Rider Camp at GMHA is canceled due to the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic Details and forms … [Read More]
The March/April 2020 Area 1 Newsletter is now available! Please send feedback and ideas to USEAArea1Newsletter@gmail.com – we’ll be accepting submissions each month until the 15th. If you would like to be on the email list just let us know and we’ll add you!
For the past two months we have talked about using the OPTIMAL theory of motor learning and how to utilize those ideas in Eventing. Please click here if you missed the first installment, and click here for the second. Given the seismic shift in all our lives with the outbreak of the Corona Virus everyone’s day to day is no doubt, very different. Some of us are unable to visit our horses at their boarding facilities, never mind worrying about improving your riding. For this edition of The Science of Better Riding, I thought I could address what we can … [Read More]
Walk It Out! So with our season on hold and the pressure to train and compete off, it might be time to take a look at how you are incorporating walking into you and your horse’s fitness routine. Walking, alone or with a buddy (six feet away, please! And not just for the mares), is one of the best ways to develop fitness and strength in your horse while putting very little wear and tear on their joints and feet, improving their fitness and soundness and saving them for when we actually get to start competing again. For many of … [Read More]
The February 2020 Area 1 Newsletter is now available! Please send feedback and ideas to USEAArea1Newsletter@gmail.com – we’ll be accepting submissions each month until the 15th. If you would like to be on the email list just let us know and we’ll add you!
Hillori Connors is an amateur adult from Topsfield, MA who enjoys competing at the lower levels of eventing in Area 1. Her horse is Chantilly All Quality (aka Fig), an 8 year old, 17 hh ISH gelding that she has had for almost 1 year. Shortly after Fig’s arrival, he had several back-to-back minor injuries, and just started back under saddle in January. In 2020, they are looking forward to getting back into full work, and hopefully competing at some of their favorite Area 1 events. We thank Hillori for reporting from Aiken this winter! What is it about Aiken … [Read More]