Celebrating our Successes, Planning our Future
Thursday, August 8, 2019
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday, August 8, 2019
8:00AM - 4:00PM
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!
Know Your Speed Clinic with Bonnie Mosser
MD & NC
We have a preliminary Year End Awards points update.
See the 2019 Points to Date article. The points are counted as of MAY 15, 2019. We know May and June is an active event season and we need a Points Keeper so the next update will be posted in approximately 30 days.
All points are PENDING until your volunteer hours are confirmed! There is plenty of time left in the season to sign up (next registration deadline is August 30).
Please be sure to read the Rules of Year End Awards here.
United States Eventing Association’s mid-Atlantic Area II is preparing its riders for the 2019 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North.
The NAYC takes place again this year in Kalispell, Montana, in conjunction with The Event At Rebecca Farms, July 24-28, 2019. The Area II nominated entries will be announced on June 23, 2019, and selected athletes will attend a mandatory Young Rider Training Camp, to be held at Loch Moy Farms, July 16-19, 2019. Following the camp, the riders and horses will travel to Montana to compete at the NAYC.
This year Area 2 will be sending teams and individuals for the Training 3-Day, CCI-L **, CCI-S ***. We are still accepting qualified entries for the Training 3-Day.
The current candidate list includes:
The Area II Year End Awards program registration IS NOW OPEN. We have worked hard to make it easier to sign up this year with our ONLINE signup form! (There will also be a snail-mail sign up form too). We encourage everyone to also register (if you have not already done so) at EventingVolunteers.com, in order to easily track your volunteer hour requirement. The 8-hour requirement for Year End Award winners is still necessary.
Your USEA registration number and your horse's USEA number are REQUIRED, that is how our Points Chairman can access official results and tally your points.
You may sign up for more than one division and any level. However, you may only declare EITHER Amateur Rider or Junior/Young Rider, not both. You may enter the Open category in addition to either Amateur or Junior. There are special awards offered SO FAR to Registered Irish Draught Area II Event Horse, Thoroughbreds, Arab/Half-Arab Sporthorse and we anticipate more being offered so please include your horse's breed registration number.
At the end of the form, the funds will automatically be totalled. The cost is $20 per category by April 30. After that deadline the price goes up to $45 per category, so please sign up early! You will notice a small charge added to your total; that is the 4% convenience fee for paying online via PayPal to Area II. (PayPal allows you to use a credit card.) You will receive an instant email confirmation. If you do not want to pay online, please fill out the printable registration form and send by snail mail with a check to the Points Chairman Mary Grace (instructions are on the form). Please be sure to read the Rules of Year End Awards here.
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.