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JUNE 23, 2017
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 Jun 20 - Millbrook
 Jun 13 - SBS
 Jun 6 - Ftch Crnr
 May 30 - Riga Mdw
 May 30 - GVH
 May 23 - Old Chthm
 May 23 - Huntgtn
 May 9 - Grtn House
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>> Apple Knoll Farm is still accepting entries for their schooling event, June 29. See the Competitions page.

>> Old Chatham HT, July 9th, is accepting post-closing date entries at all levels until Tues, July 4th. Please note this is not an extension of the closing date (CD); all CD criteria still apply as does the late fee. All avenues are still open - EventEntries, XEntry and Snail Mail. Please contact Erin at irishelk@outlook.com if you have any questions. Don't forget ... event participates in TIP. See you soon!

>> Huntington Farm is accepting late entries for July 8-9 and will forego the late fee.

>> Area I YR Summer Camp Registration Closes July 7 - Room for 10 more campers! Don't wait, register online under our YRAP page!! All inclusive value at $699! For more info contact Deb Meek, YR Coordinator - 207-831-8256 .... youngriders@area1usea.org!

>> XC vest found in the parking field after the Valinor Farm Horse Trials. Please contact Robyn at robyn@valinorfarm.com if it's yours.

>> Still room in the Eric Smiley clinc, June 15-17, in Hamilton, Mass. See the Clinics page for details.

>> Direct link now to the UNH Equine XC Fund! Please make a gift to help restore the cross-country horse trails at UNH. Just select the “Other” button for type of donation, write “Equine Cross Country Fund” on the donation designation line, and complete the payment options to process your gift. Thank you!

Continuing News:

>> EXCITING NEWS: Larkin' Hill has added a second recognized horse trials to the 2017 Area I calendar. Second event will be Sunday, October 1 ... make sure to save the date!

>> Are you brand new to the sport of Eventing? Or wondering about certain aspects of the sport? Check out Discover Eventing by the USEA to answer all your questions about the sport.

>> Eventing Nation reports on the progress of Friends of UNH XC!

>> Help the UNH XC course! The UNH horse trials is one of the oldest events in New England. For over 40 years, it has been running on the UNH campus. Area I competitors have been starting and ending their seasons at UNH Horse Trials, often using the fall trials after a season at one level as a testing ground for going up a level in their competition. Pony Clubs, Hunt clubs, dressage shows, camps, clinics and many of us individually use the UNH course frequently because of its convenient location and accessible layout. It’s vital part of our collective passion.

As with all public institutions, UNH is under budgetary pressure. The cross-country course, designed and built by the talented UNH alumnus Jim Gornall, is in need of updating and repair. Jim has been generous with his time and energy, frequently donating his time to help UNH.

It is time to both update and upgrade the cross country course, to include building an elementary level course to appeal to and attract even more competitors to the wonderful UNH campus and the equine sports we all love. The Friends of UNH Cross Country have organized to raise upwards of $50,000 to achieve this goal. Please consider making a donation today - you can donate two ways:


>> Denny Emerson writes: "The loss last week to eventing's Area I caused by the sale of King Oak Farm points up the stark reality that the greatest threat to eventing is the fragile financial existence of too many of the places which run the competitions. One of these event sites, the one at the University of New Hampshire, is currently trying to raise money to upgrade their cross country courses, and if there can be any silver lining in the loss of King Oak it can be the understanding that it still isn't too late to support these places like UNH that we still have.

So I hope we can understand that when we talk about the "they", as in "They need to improve Area I events," the "they" is really "us." Help out. Give money. Give support. The choice between having or losing these top events like UNH is ours to make."

10 + ways you can help upgrade the UNH XC Course:

Direct donations.
Barn challenge
Host an event
Bake sale/cook out
Used tack sale
Grooming/braiding for shows and events.
Stall cleaning
Open entries for schooling shows or lessons
Donate items for silent auction at the UNH Fall Event.
Donate your expertise by giving a clinic.
Pony Clubs cleaning stalls at rallies and events and donating to Friends of UNH XC as community service.

Always Truisms:

>> REVISION TO REQUEST FOR AREA I TRAINER INFORMATION: If you are a trainer in Area I and are a member of the USEA*, please feel free to submit your information to be listed on the Links page. Just send an email to the webmaster and include your name, street address, email address, phone, web site, and instructional or specialty highlights about your business. Your information will be placed on the page of the state in which you reside/teach.

>> If you respond to any submission on the Area I web site, please, be aware that while we try to post only "legitimate" submissions, occasionally there may be something which turns out to be unethical or inappropriate (such as a clinic offering, schooling show listing, or classified ad). As with any other web site, it's your responsibility (and yours alone) to decide whether to pursue a listing or a response to your listing.

>> Photographers at events: Only official photographers are listed on the Area I site - these are professionals who have secured permission from the hosting organizer to shoot at the event. For liability and safety reasons, and other concerns, those who do not have permission from the event to photograph are not listed. If you want to know who unofficially photographed at an event, you need to contact the organizer directly.

>> If you know an Area I location which offers XC jumps/courses on which to practice, please email and they'll be listed at the bottom of the Links page.

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