2023 Adult Riders Update

2023 Adult Riders Update

Donna Bottner, Area II Adult Rider Coordinator:


We are kicking off five adult team challenges this year, spread over the entire area from NJ to NC.

The AEC’s will be capping Areas to 35 riders, which gives us approximately 2 teams at each level, This year, a letter of intent will be necessary for riders to file ahead of time to help the AEC organizers with scheduling.

Adult Riders are also planning to again have a tailgate at the Maryland 5 star (Fair Hill) in the fall and may do a joint meetup with Area I riders invited to attend.

Are you interested in helping this year to provide Adult Rider outreach at events? Please contact Donna if you would like to help.

A Landsafe clinic is planned for late May, but Donna is looking for a property with an indoor arena that would  fit the criteria of the Landsafe requirements - if anyone could help, please contact her.

The 2022 Area II Adult Rider of the Year was Katie Thornton, and 2022 Adult Rider Horse of the Year was Steddy Eddy, owned and ridden by Suzy Gehris. Many thanks to the beautiful D'yon cooler presented by Sagmae to Suzy at the Area II banquet in January. This year Sagmae and Alicia Daily Pottery will be sponsoring beautiful custom prizes to Adult Rider team competitions. Many thanks to our supporters! 


Adult Riders Update - July, 2021

From Carly Eddahri, Adult Rider Coordinator:

1. Tik Maynard and Andrea Waldo Clinic - August 14, 15 and 16; location, TuckerBerry Farm (Radiant, VA) and WinGreen (Rhoadesville, VA). Kate Rakowski has almost finalized all the details on this amazing clinic, you can now enter and read all the details here. **There will be a discount for Adult Riders to enter - more details to follow once we finalize the amount but we are hoping for around $75 off 3 ride option, $50 off 2 ride and $25 off 1 ride.

2. Adult Team Challenge Championships at American Eventing Championships August 31-Sept 5 are happening!  So if you are qualified and planning to enter, I will send a separate email in about a month for you to send me your info.  If you want to form a team with some friends, starting thinking of fun Team names!

 Again, if anyone wants to plan a clinic and run it through Adult Riders, email me for more info.
 Thanks! Carly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Season End Update: The Area Championships and Nominations

From Carly Eddahri, Area II Adult Rider Chair
1. Wanted to send a quick congratulations out to our top placed Adult Riders from Area II Championships held at Maryland Horse Trials back in early October (if you think you were left off this list please reply and let me know!).  Ribbons will be mailed to you in a few weeks - if anyone is at the same barn or will see anyone on the list as well , can you let me know to save on postage?!!

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Area 2 Team Competitions - Season Long

Sponsored by Kealani Farm

Champion Team: Team Cairn O’Mount

Amanda Beale Clement & Carlson 119, Cynthia Sansone & Pippin VI, Elizabeth Welker-Ebling & Santana II, Julie Wotring and B. E. Excalibur, Olivia Hayes & Astrana De La Galerna

Reserve Champion Team: CDCTA Always TIPsy

Ainsley Colgan & Bay & Ginobi, Cindi Moravec & Holloway, Coree Reuter-McNamara & Another Concerto, Lindsay Berreth & Oh So Extreme, Stephanie Traylor & My Baby Grand

Third Place Team: Team Beverly

Brooke Ballaus & Beverly's Get Even, Darrin Mollett & Beverly's Beboop & Beverly's Clueso, Tori Nuckols & Gingerman & Osborne 9

ATC Teams and AEC/ATC Entries Open

As many of you know the AEC's are officially open for entries today. If you plan to enter and want to ride in the Adult Team Championships please be sure to let me know.  You must enter as an Adult Amateur in order to be eligible for the ATC.  Horse and Jr divisions cannot be accepted. 

Fill out your entry as you normally would if you plan to ride in both the AEC and ATC.  I'll take care of making sure you are on a team.  If you are riding in the ATC only, you will be eligible for the $100 stipend and you need to enter the ATC only divisions.

Qualifications are listed here: http://useventing.com/resource/atc-qualifications   Please be sure to double check and get ready to have a great time at Tryon this year!  We have a lot in store just for adult riders and hope you can join us.  Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.


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Madison Keen and her 22 year old draft cross, Stella, running training at Fall Morven Park Horse Trials. @mvk.eventing

Madison Keen and her 22 year old draft cross, Stella, running training at Fall Morven Park Horse Trials. @mvk.eventing

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