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.
The 2018 Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials mark the 25th anniversary of the special weekend and horse competition, which competitors, enthusiasts, and the who’s who of Dutchess County won’t miss. Fitch’s Corner was the home to the Area 1 Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The elegant setting, challenging courses, and wide array of associated activities attract both amateur and Olympic competitors. Fitch’s Market offers more than 55 exhibitors selling items from fashions to home design, and accessories for horse and hound. Fitch’s Food Court presents healthy and hearty fare in between the social events which include: the Saturday Nite Social … [Read More]
After long hard thoughts and discussions we at Grindstone Mountain have decided to not run the horse trials in 2018. As everyone should already know we are not an Eventing farm, but were more then willing to embrace the history of the farm. However, the horse trials dictated what we could not do on the farm all year long. This made it very difficult to create “our” farm. We also did not find the competition to be financially feesable.The 2017 horse trials were invigorating! We found a great appreciation for another part of our sport. The first horse out of … [Read More]
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.