Area 2 Team Competitions - Season Long

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!!!)
To register, please email (i) your list of team members (riders and horses), (ii) team name, and (iii) name of your team captain and their contact information for team captain to Melissa Stubenberg (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you do not get a responding email… again!!!!!!

• Teams of 3-5 horses (minimum 2 riders)

o Must have at least one Adult Program Member and one YR Program Member.

 Adult can be professional or amateur.

o All team members must be part of Area II's Adult Rider Program or Young rider program.

o One non-competing member permitted (but must be registered with USEA as Supporting member and join either Adult Riders or YR). Their volunteer hours will count toward the team's score.

o If you do not have enough members, we can fill your team.

o Do NOT need to be in same state.

o One horse per team member per season

 A new horse for team rider may be substituted if named team horse injured or sold
 Riders may be on more than one team with different horses

• Horse may only be nominated for one team

 Rider may have more than one horse on a team as long as maximum number of horses on team is 5

• Need a team name (Keep it clean people).

• Points earned from registering of the team until the end of the competition year in Area II (weekend of last event).

o only recognized events in Area II

 All levels (BN-Adv)

o Points awarded under USEA points process-validated from USEA website

 amateur and JR points will be used when applicable

• U-Pts rider looked up on USEA system
• If no U-Pts, then regular Pts used (not O-points)

o Plus 2 points to each member who completes an event with a numeric score regardless of placing

o Plus 2 points if 3 members of a team complete the SAME event with a numeric score

o Plus 1 point per every 4 hours of volunteer hours at Area II events or activities

 must register through Volunteer App

 same rules as for yearend volunteer awards with USEA

 volunteer points for all team members are retro-active for the whole season

• Each team must submit their points (Screen prints from USEA website) for verification

o we will post deadlines but it will be roughly every 6 weeks

 Name a team captain responsible for submissions

 Just a quick email or text or FB post

o Leader board will be updated end of each month

• Special awards to team videos and blog posts that are shared to be posted on Area II web site/FB

o Pictures are welcome

• Year-end award

o Ribbons

o Prize for top team

o bragging rights

ESDCTA HP at NJHP 10/5-6 is still taking entries

“Can't get into Morven?  Don't feel like driving all the way south to the ARII Team Challenge?  But still want to compete on Oct. 5th or 6th?

Well, you are in LUCK!!  The ESDCTA NJ Horse Trials at the Horse Park of NJ is still taking entries through this Friday, September 27th!  AND they are running an Adult Team Competition!  So get your entries in and find a team!  If you don't have a team they will help place you with other adults who need a team.  The teams just need to be those competing on Sat. (T, P) separate from those competing on Sun. (N, BN, Starter).

Come join the fun at a venue that is CERTAIN to have excellent footing!

See the omnibus page at:

Hope to see you there!

TD Reports and Your Feedback

I am also following up on some TD reports. Already I have noted that a number of TD’s have noted some issues with footing, organization, but the major weakness seems to be XC control. That is something most of you don’t see but it is critical to safety and the success of a HT.

I am going to be following up with those events where a concern has been raised. Furthermore I encourage you to mention to the TD what you like and don’t like about a HT since those comments get reflected in their reports.

Also, USEF also has a footing evaluation report and a regular evaluation

If you are a USEF member, I encourage you to fill out these evaluations too.

Lastly let me remind you of yet another evaluation that was raised at the annual meetings. You can evaluate officials

The officials have indicated that they can learn from evaluations and they strongly urged competitors and HT management to fill out these forms. These are confidential and the results that get back to officials and the oversight committee are summarized.

DRPC Team Challenge a big hit

GRC PhotographySteve Symansky, as the long time secretary of the Difficult Run Pony Club Horse Trial supported the Area II Adult Riders by offering Teams at the Spring Horse Trial. Adding more work to his task as secretary, he created the teams and sent each Area II Adult Riders the people's names and e-mail addresses to contact each other. There were ribbons for the teams too.

Janet Gunn, Brittany Hardy, Jaye Younkers and I were one of the Adult Rider Teams at the Difficult Run Horse Trial. To support CDCTA, our team name was CDCTA Plus.

Janet was a founder of CDCTA and has been on the board of directors every year. Brittany has been a member for several years and I have been the secretary of the CDCTA Fall Horse Trials and a board member for several years. Jaye was the Plus, since she was the only non-member. We hope this will change.

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Online Event Evaluation Forms

Please take a minute to fill out the event evaluation forms for horse trials you have attended, as a competitor or otherwise.

Your feedback is important to organizers and the USEA Area II committees. We have created an online form that mimics the print form to make it even easier to complete this important step in your event experience.

Complete Event Evaluation Online

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