Finish Strong in 2018!
Area II 2018 YRAP Winter Camp - Spots Filling Fast
December 27-29, 2018 @ Morven Park International Equestrian Center
Spend your winter break on a horse! Enjoy Area II's Winter WOW Camp at Morven Park with three days of excellent instruction from top Eventers Stephen Bradley & Skyeler Voss, plus daily guest lectures.
Camp is open to all riders / levels and is NOT restricted to Young Riders.
Morven Park's newly installed arenas with excellent footing from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces offers you an unparalleled opportunity to advance your riding. #LearnFromTheBest #RideOnTheBest
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Top ten volunteers of the year sponsored by Maryland Horse Trials
1. Mike Smallwood
2. Vicki Reynolds
3. Paige Ervin
4. Leah Fleming
5. Doug Flick
6. Dennis Davis
7. Tj Costa
8. Lydia Truitt
9. Joan Harper
10. Christy Hughes
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Morven Park in Leesburg Va will host the 2018 YRAP Winter Camp with lead instructors being Skyeler Voss and Stephen Bradley with a guest lecturer each day. Riders will receive three days of instruction (5-6 mounted lessons and at least 2 lectures). A demonstration and/or guest speakers will occur each day over lunch. Weather permitting a XC session maybe held on the property or we will trailer to Loch Moy (30 minutes north east).
The camp is open to all riders and of all levels and is NOT restricted to Young Riders. Auditors are welcome at no cost.
Dress warmly. We will work indoors only if absolutely necessary.
Cost for Camp:
$500 Cost includes 3 days of instruction, afternoon demos and talks, snacks and stabling and facility fees at Morven Park. $200 deposit is required to reserve a spot. Remaining balance is due by December 23th for spot to be confirmed. Riders are welcome to bring an additional horse for use in an additional session each day at a reduced fee of $400. Payment via check preferred. PayPal accepted with additional $15 fee. Simple lunch will be provided each day or bring your own. Cost does not include housing, shavings, grain, hay, etc. but a Tractor Supply is close.
There is no discount for ship-ins who do not use a stall.
Cancellation due to weather: Full Refunds will be given. Scratches for reason: A full refund will be given if spot can be filled. Otherwise refund less $200. Camp is limited to 25 horses.
At the conclusion of Winter WoW Camp we will be hosting a Fix A Test session with a dressage judge. We will be in the newly renovated Morven Park Indoor rings. Each session will last about 25 minutes. Riders will ride a test of choice for the judge with scores provided. Immediately following the test, the rider receive instruction on how to ride for a better score. Riders may also choose to ride the test again. These sessions are open to all participants – even if you did not attend WoW Camp.
$50 for USEA Program (Adult or Young Riders) and Pony Club Members
$75 for all others
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From Jenni Autry
Thank You to everyone who came out to Joseph Murphy Eventing's December clinic at Kealani Farm. It was a jam-packed three days that also conincided with the USEA Area II Annual Meeting, and we had a very full house on Saturday with a slew of people coming out to watch his training demo. We also received a number of generous donations from auditors in support of Jonty Evans and his continued recovery. Thank you to Melissa Stubenberg, Gwen Kriskie, Mike, Juan, and the entire Kealani team for being so wonderful to work with, and a special shout-out goes to the entire Erika Nesler Equestrian team for being jump crew superstars. Last but certainly not least, my horse is a LEGEND.
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The logowear site is up and taking orders. The NAJYRC team gets the proceeds. The gear has the II logo on the front and back. Have your name added for just a little more. Adult sizes too! Love to have your support!!
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A youth pipeline is vital. Photo by Holly Covey
You can’t have a sport without a youth pipeline. Every successful sport has one. Bringing up children on ponies, then teens on horses, and finally, young adults on event horses keeps our sport alive — literally.
So, even if you, as an adult eventer, may not have a dog in the young rider hunt, you can recognize the vital importance of the Junior and Young Rider programs in supporting eventing horsemanship and sportsmanship. Our sport has a future, basically because each Area in the United States funds Young Rider (riders aged 16 to 21 years) teams to go to an international competition, and learn what it takes to compete at a high level.
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Click the image to download the presentation made by Carey A. Williams, PhD, Rutgers University. This informative seminar was held at the Area II Annual Meeting.