IEL Team Challenge from Waredaca

Congratulations to the East Coast Eventers for winning the first IE challenge in Area II. If you are a high school student and not on a team, please reach out to Chris Donovan, so we can figure out how to get you on one. The National IEL leaderboard is updated at the end of each week. You can find the 2023 leaderboards on For a link to the results:$LGVBuh__PYQ== 

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Area II Dominates Interscholastic League

The USEA has created the National Interscholastic Leaderboard to highlight the achievements of our high school members.  To be part of the leaderboard you must be on an Affiliate's Roster. If a rider is in the Area 2 Young Rider program, Chris can put you on the Area 2 Developing Riders roster.  Riders can also create your own Affiliate (team) with your trainer, pony club, or group of friends.  To create an Affiliate see:

To see the full leaderboards go to the home page and look at the 2023 leaderboards.

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New: Area II YR Youth Council to be formed in 2023

Hey, Young Riders! Would you like to have a say in what activities Area II develops this year? For 2023 we will be re-establishing the Young Rider Youth Council for Area 2.  The YR Youth Council will:

1.  Define the future activities for the Area 2 YR Program.
2.  Communications/Marketing of Program Activities and Success
3.  Actively engage in the Fundraising and other YR Support activities
1.  Young Rider Program Member enthusiastic to support the YR MIssion
2.  Time commitment 6-8 volunteer hours per quarter (every 3 months)
This is a GREAT thing to have on your resume, and for those who are considering applications for any national level YR program, being an active Council Member shows interest and commitment! Please send Chris Donovan your interest and any questions.  

Area II Championships Wrap Up

Maryland Horse Trials, held at beautiful but wet Loch Moy Farm, Adamstown, MD., Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022
Rain did not dampen enthusiasm for Area II riders doing their best at the Area II Championship event!

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Champs - Thanks to our Supporters!

Please thank and patronize our supporters for the 2022 Area II Championships. They include the following individuals and businesses. Please check for our awards tent on the grounds at Maryland Horse Trials/Loch Moy Farm, Sept. 30-Oct. 1-2! Have a great ride!

MANY THANKS TO Allison Murphy - The Event At Archer

  • Tether Shield
  • The Faire Equestrian
  • Bearbros Woodworks
  • Standlee Forage/Laura Marie Kramer
  • Remarkable Leather Goods
  • Eckert Seamans, Attorneys at Law
  • Gabby Newmiller - Unicorn Moon Clay
  • Taproot Sporthorses - Sarah Henry
  • Sustainable Equine Solutions - Stephanie Stéphanie-Marie Peralta
  • Sowden Creations - Allie Sowden
  • Shannon Novak/The Potomac Horse Tack (will be on the grounds during the event, look for her booth!)
  • Anna Webster - (3) Made With Love Bonnets
  • Angie Francart - Sleeping Fox Farm CLINIC SPACE with a 5* Rider at their farm in 2023 ($250-300 value!)
  • EquiZen Elevation Rider Confidence Workshops/Nicole Watts

Area II Young Riders Declaration List

Area II's list of declared Young Riders for 2022 are final. The USEF has the following riders declared for Area II:

Kendall Adams, Kate Bearer, Taylor Berlin, Nicholas Beshear, Clare Brady, Mia Braundel, Lily Dal Cin, Jillian Dean, Jackson Dillard, Sam Homeyer, Megan Hopkins, Carlin Keefe, Catherine Kelly, Kiera Kenny, Colette Leber, Jenna Levesque, LuLu Malinoski, McKenna Martinez, Rylie Nelson, Audrey Ogan, Caitlin O'Roark, Meg Pellegrini, Viktorija Petraitis, Catherine Pournelle, Paige Ramsey, Will Rowland, Keara Schmidt, Sydney Shinn, Austin Skeens, Noah Stanlaske, Elle Stephenson, Emma Wick.

For more information on the Area II Young Rider program, go to the YR Page here.


Area II Year End Awards - May 2023 Update

Registrations are rolling in! Thank you to everyone who has registered so far - don't forget, it's not an automatic signup. If you are already a USEA member, a Young Rider member or Adult Rider member, you must register separately for the Area II Year End Awards. We give lovely trophies in many categories! We have special awards for Irish, Thoroughbred, and Arab/Part-Arab event horses; reward our Master Riders; and give out lots of ribbons!

Link to registration

The fee is just $25 for each horse/rider combination. Please be sure your numbers, etc. are correct, as we can't find you in the USEA results database if a number isn't right and we cannot correct the form post-registration. Many thanks to Kara Googins and Leah Zabarenko for assisting with the spreadsheet set up for score keeping this year! The DEADLINE for registration is August 1, and the fee doubles after. Here are the 2023 Year End Awards rules

We will post the first scores spreadsheet later this week. Please check for errors - if you are not listed but have registered and paid your YEA fee, please send me an email. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The results will be current up to April 21, 2023. We hope to post and update the spreadsheet each month.

YEH/FEH Area II Year End Award Trophies Announced

Attention ALL Young/Future Event Horse Owners and Riders/Handlers!

Announcing YEH/FEH trophy sponsorship

YEH/FEH: Sign up NOW for Year End Awards for Area II

The USEA Area II year end awards program is offering two sponsored trophies in the Future Event Horse of the Year and Young Event Horse of the Year categories for 2022.

The USEA Area II MERLIN MEMORIAL Young Event Horse Championship, sponsored by Dr. Elizabeth Callahan in honor of her horse Merlin (Mighty Magic-Leia/Le Champion). “I’m proud of our US-bred event horses, and will continue to support the Young Event Horse program, and our sport, in whatever ways I can. Merlin participated in both the FEH and the YEH, and this award in his memory is for the top placing Young Event Horse in Area 2.” The 2021 winner was Archelos (Despite the Odds-Sailboat Sally) owned by April Shepherd, and ridden by Rebecca Lee.

Also put in service in 2021 is the Cool Na Grena Future Event Horse trophy, also sponsored by Dr. Elizabeth Callahan, and the winner was Utah Beach (Ulmar Mail-Avalon) owned by Monica Fiss-Burdette. Our thanks and appreciate to Dr. Callahan for her support.

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2022 Year End Champions

2022 Year End Champions

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