Area II Horse Trial championships were held at Morven Park International Horse Trials Oct. 4-6, 2019 for Advanced through Beginner Novice divisions.
Complete results are linked here: Results
The Modified division championship will be held at Maryland Horse Trials Oct. 12-13.
Congratulations to the champions:
(More photos and video were posted on the Area II Facebook group page.)
Adequan North American Youth Championships and Young Riders Training 3-Day Event competition
Visit the links below for details:
The 2019 Adequan North American Youth Championship three-day event presented by Gotham North is in the books, and Area II once again sent a talented squad that earned honors in all three divisions in which they were entered. The CCIJ2*-L team won the silver medal in a competitive division; our T3D riders were highly placed, and our CCIOY3* rider also won a team Bronze medal. The event took place at The Event at Rebecca Farms, in Kalispell, MT. over July 24-28, 2019. More pictures and the whole story at the Young Riders page.
This is a great opportunity for riders to come together as a team all season long. Remember you don't have to be at the same level or at the same competition! You will need one young rider on your team, if you don't know someone, Chris Donovan & Melissa will help you find one!
We are deeply saddened at the loss of our Team Member Ashley Stout, and her horse Avant Garde. We will be honoring her at the Adequan North American Youth Championship three-day event presented by Gotham North, at The Event at Rebecca Farm, Kalispell, MT., July 24-28, 2019. We thank and appreciate the Stout Family's gesture to express remembrances through donations to the Area II Young Riders program. #ride4Ashley
Shared on behalf of the Stout Family:
***In honor of Ashley, all fellow riders are encouraged to wear formal competition attire (sans helmet) to the services.
A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us as we celebrate the life of Ashley Stout. Friends will be received from 2:00PM-4:00PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Koch Funeral Home (2401 S. Atherton Street, State College). The funeral service will be at 11:00AM on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (867 Grays Woods Blvd, Port Matilda) with a luncheon to follow. Ashley’s passion for riding and for her beloved horse, Grady, drove her young life. For this reason, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Area 2 Young Riders Program in Ashley's name.
As soon as we enter your points this page will update with most current results. Thank you!
Young and the Rest of Us ---- Season long edition
This is the first year we are trying this so please help us work out the bugs! Goal is to have fun and bring us all together. We will start registering teams now with a final dead line of June 15 (note scoring starts when you register…so the sooner you start your team the better!!!)
• Teams of 3-5 horses (minimum 2 riders)
Here’s something new and exciting: Area II has over a dozen horse trials scheduled to hold the new “Modified” division this year! Modified has been on the books a few years, but it’s taken course builders and organizers a few years to ramp up new cross-country jumps for the courses, which are set in height between Training Level and Preliminary level. It looks like Area II will be offering the most Modified competitions in the nation this year!
Are you considering Modified this year? It’s a great fit for those who are competent at Training level, but perhaps don’t have the time to condition their horse for the increased speeds and distances of the Preliminary requirements, or have other reasons to keep to the 3’5” basic height parameters of the Modified division.