Year End Awards

May 20, 2020

Area II riders: We are considering options about continuing the 2020 YEA program, the budget will be a factor, but the most important factor is going to be events available to area wide eventers as soon as the restrictions lift on a state by state basis. Year End Awards are based on the fact that events in Area II have a typical season, and are open to all eventers for point accumulation. There are many positive signs for eventing to resume in Area II, hang in there - we will make a July decision based on what information we have by that point. Thanks! 

Year End Awards Update - March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020 - The Area II Year End Awards program will be flexed to assist our competitors when the eventing season resumes. Right now we don't know when that will be, but we will probably ask the Council to make changes to the rules to remove late fees, adjust requirements, and set a last-day signup later in 2020. To date the only event with points available was Southern Pines on Mar. 7-8, 2020. You can sign up any time. We will post when the Area Council approves changes in the program at a later date this spring. Stay healthy and safe!

YEAR END AWARDS – JULY, 2020

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TO ALL AREA II COMPETITORS – IMPORTANT CHANGE TO YEAR END AWARD PROGRAM

First, the bad news:

  • The Area II Council has suspended the traditional Year End Awards Program, which is based on points gained for placings at USEA Area II recognized horse trials, for the 2020 competition year. The council felt that in all fairness it was not appropriate to encourage point-chasing given the circumstances of the shortened season; not all competitors were able to compete at their local events this year; and some events have had to restrict entry numbers due to local or state regulations. These circumstances make open and fair competition for the traditional high point awards impossible.

Only 8 events have been completed by the middle of our Area II season; normally, there would have been 30. And we cannot predict what may happen going forward. It is reasonable to expect a very shortened season. For that reason, the memorial and perpetual trophies (with a few exceptions, those awarded not based on points) will not be calculated for this year only, and high points will not be counted in the traditional format at this time.

In addition, with the national association freezing funds, and our budget being affected, we also had to take in mind the costs of this program as well, and to date, registration totals are not near what we would need for a full year end awards offering.

Now, the good news!

  • However, in an effort to reward those who are supporting Area II events by entering and competing, and to fulfill the objective of the awards program to assist organizers in filling events and encouraging good Area wide competition, the council has allowed the Awards Committee to create new awards based on other criteria than points and placings.

 The committee has requested that these be called the “Patrick McGaughan Memorial Area II Awards of Excellence”*, or the “Packy Awards!”

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2020 Packy Awards - Scores To Date

Area II Patrick McGaughan Memorial Excellence Awards 

Scores are almost completed for 2020!

Thank you to everyone who participated.

We will post the final averaged scores soon. Please note the table can be sorted several ways, at the moment we have it sorted by the high number of completed events. This may change who is in the top placings! A reminder that this is AVERAGED scores. At years end a minimum number of events will be calculated; your BEST scores from that number will be used for your average final; and those with more double clear results will be placed above less double clear results. We will crunch the numbers and find the average number of completed events for each class and base the high average on that number. Remember, our new Area II scoring system averages your score and makes note of your best results for an average, rather than points for placings. For more information please see the Competitions/Year End Awards page. 

I know everyone is anxious about awards! The final placings will be posted soon. PLEASE watch your email for an important announcement about winnings and placings. This email should be sent somewhere around the first week in December.

We are not having an in person Annual Meeting this year, so we are thinking of how we can virtually award/send/mail awards to winners.  - if you have a good idea, and can help, please contact Holly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

THANK YOU to our organizers, our Area Council, our Awards volunteers (Monica Fiss and Seanna Miller)  and our Chair Melissas Stubenberg --who have worked so hard for you to have a real season this year!

See Points Results to Date

2015 Points

THE SEASON HAS COME TO AN END, CONGRATS TO ALL!  AREA II AWARDS LUNCHEON PRESENTATION AT THE USEA CONVENTION ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 6, 2015.

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Izzy Lenk and George 43 over the steeplechase fence at Waredaca 3 day.

Izzy Lenk and George 43 over the steeplechase fence at Waredaca 3 day

 

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