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Cross The Borders Summer Camp Dates July 21-25 at Tryon

Area III and Area II Young Rider programs have come together to sponsor a Summer Camp.  The riders do not have to be a Young Rider - Adults are more than welcome!  You must be a member of the United States Eventing Association (USEA) and a member of your Area’s Young Rider or Adult Rider program.  All levels are invited from Beginner Novice and up. The camp will be held at Tryon International Equestrian Center, Mill Spring, North Carolina, July 21-25.  

More information HERE

Instructors: With a ratio of 1 coach to 10 riders, the following have been confirmed.

Mara DePuy - .A member of the 1996 Olympic team, Mara is an active competitor and instructor.  As a clinician, Mara has a unique ability to use simple exercises that you can repeat at home to get the most out of your riding sessions

Hilda Donahue – .  Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Hilda has competed at many of the world’s top events.  Hilda is a long time clinician for the Area III Young Riders and especially loved by the junior riders.

John Michael Durr - .  Active  throughout Areas II and III as a competitor, coach and course designer.  A past clinic participant had this to say about her experience – “I’ve always said that many many people can ride but teaching others is a gift and JM definitely has this gift.”    

Lauren Eckardt – .  As Young Rider in the early 2000’s Lauren has competed through the Advanced level.  She focuses on providing her clients with a well-rounded education in dressage and jumping while having fun through every step of the journey. 

Leslie Law – .  Originally from Great Britain, Leslie is an Olympic individual gold medalist and based in Ocala, FL since 2006.  Leslie has participated in the Area 3 Summer Camps for several years and offers a wealth of experience for intermediate riders.

Daniela Moguel - . Daniela Moguel is the first CCI5* rider to represent Mexico, and the first Mexican event rider to compete at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG).  Daniela now teaches and trains from her base in Shelby, NC. 

Julie Richards - .  Julie competed in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics winning team bronze.  She is an active competitor and coach.  2020 is Julie’s third year as the Area III Young Riders coach.  In 2019, the Area III 3* team earned team gold and an individual first place finish.

Young Riders 2020 May Update

Notes from the YR conference call with Area II Coordinator Chris Donovan, 5/7/20
The Area II Young Riders championship will be at Hagyard Mid South Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY., Oct. 14-18.  Qualifying for the divisions held there will be along the normal qualifications for the divisions, which would be softer than those of an FEI YR championship.   Areas 1,2,3 and 8 will be at Mid South to compete and all young riders will be on teams, without discretion/choosing - so if you go, you will be on a team. It will be a festival atmosphere with awards, so not an FEI championship but special. (For more info:  and last year's program will give you an idea of how this competition takes place:
The 2021 YR championship is TBD. The age change is being discussed but the YR European Championships is the oldest and longest running and they are not changing from age 18.
The AEC's are still planning on being held, also at Kentucky at the end of August. There will be "Interscholastic" team awards.  In the intermediate championship division there will be YR awards as well. If there are enough entries this division may be split.  There is already a Preliminary YR championship division.
The Summer WoW camp is possibly going to be held at Tryon (TIEC) late July or early August depending upon NC regulations, and may be held jointly with Area 3. This facility has loads of stabling, many jumps, the World Games course, lots of arenas and housing on site so will be a beautiful place to hold the camp. As soon as details can be confirmed we will publicize.
All funds raised for NAYC are in the account now which is frozen by the USEA and cannot be spent at this time. Further info will be forthcoming.
Chris reminded all that the USEF was emphasizing that horse sports are not looked upon by some as important, and to be graceful to those who do not feel the way we do about horses and riding. 
The next meeting will be Thursday, June 4, 2020 by Zoom, look for the email from Chris with the link.


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