Area 2 is pleased announced the sites for this year’s Area Championships. The Area 2 Council has decided to consolidate the Championships as much as possible. After receiving bids from a number of organizers, it was decided that the upper level Area Championships will be held Plantation in September to coincide with its CIC competitions. The other Area Championship levels will be held as part of the October Virginia Horse Trials in late October.
There will be differences between the HT and the CH divisions. Of course the SJ courses will be different but there will also be differences in the XC courses. In the case of the VHT, at the Preliminary level, it will be an entirely different course. For the upper levels at Plantation, the course will be of a championship nature and may include elements of the CIC. The area will be working with these organizers and USEA to make this year’s championships something special and hope that we will not disappoint anyone.
Put these dates down on your calendar:
Intermediate and Advanced – Plantation: September 16-18
Beg Nov- Preliminary – Virginia Horse Trial: October 28-30.
As a reminder we changed the qualifying periods last year to ensure that every ride at a HT would count toward qualifications in at least one year. Thus the policy is now
“from the closing date of the previously run Championship of a given level to the closing date of the current year's Championship at the same level."
This means the qualifying period’s are as follows:
BN 8/5/10 - 10/11/11
N 10/13/10- 10/11/11
T 10/13/10- 10/11/11
P 8/18/10- 10/11/11
A 8/18/10- 8/30/11