FEI Anti-Doping Regulations As an FEI athlete you are subject to Clean Sport anti-doping regulations for both your horses and yourself as an athlete. You and your horses are very likely to be tested. It is your responsibility to ensure you follow these regulations and a guide can be found on the TEAM USA Clean Sport page. FEI Changes to Minimum Eligibility Requirements For 2018, the FEI has removed the coefficient for Dressage, resulting in the following definition of a Minimum Eligibility Requirement (MER): Dressage: No more than 45 Penalty Points Cross-Country: 0 Jump Penalties/Time: no more than 75 seconds … [Read More]
The USEA has now (finally) released their official “2018 Version” of the NAJYRC selection procedures, which I have attached. We will also post them on the web site. Please review the attached document relevant to you (NAJY = CCI1*; CICOY = CIC2*). The most important information is that: You must be current with your FEI, USEF, and USEA registrations, including your YR status; and On Feb 6, 2018, the USEA application (sometimes call the “Intent to Qualify” form) will be available (if I understand correctly, via your Rider Portal on the USEA web site). You must submit that form by … [Read More]
We are delighted to open registration for this year’s Area 1 YR Camp. Our annual “all inclusive” YR Camp returns to GMHA in 2018. Camp starts with arrivals on Monday 16th July (4-6pm) and runs through Thursday 19th July at 5pm. Expert under saddle instruction from top trainers plus guest lectures and horsemanship training throughout the week. Special guests and trainers will join us in 2018. Three days of lessons from the “Best of the Best” in Area 1. The Area 1 YR Camp is exceptional value at $699 inclusive of overnight accommodation with chaperones in luxury apartments at The … [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.
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!