2014 Young Rider camp and clinic info now in listed. More dates will be provided as the year progresses.
There's a NEW section on the Area I web site! In the spirit of introducing young horses to the sport of eventing, the Area I site now has a
YEH/FEH/NEH page, located under the Events dropdown menu item. Information relating to
YEH/FEH/NEH will be placed there, and any questions or concerns you have we'll be glad to answer - just email Katie Murphy at
If you have any suggestions for material to be placed on the page, please let us know!
Also, the Virtual Rides section has now moved to under the Resources
dropdown menu item.
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.
*The Area I February membership roster is being used to confirm your current membership with the USEA.
Confessions of a Master Rider:
a humorous and insightful accounting of what it takes, by Area I's Julie Howard.
Area I Young Riders: the Area I 3-year plan and the NAJYRC selection procedure are now on the NAJYRC page of the
Young Riders section.
Meredith Tiedemann is the new Area I Championships Coordinator, graciously taking over for Hilary Deangelis who is taking the reins of
Area I Chairman. Many thanks to both ladies!
Congratulations to Meredith Tiedemann! Meredith is the winner of the 2013 Chairman's Award. She was instrumental in creating The Salisbury
Trust Sportsmanship Award to honor the horse and rider pair who exhibits the spirit of Eventing through perseverance, integrity, horsemanship,
sportsmanship and humor. This award (started in 2011) pays the entry fees for four riders in four Area I events in the Northwest Corner.
TWO items remain up for bid from the Area I Silent Auction, #20 and #29. These
are entries for FEH AND YEH competitions. If you would like to bid on these entries, contact the Area I Treasurer,
The Awards section of the web site has changed: Recipients of the Area I Scholarhips are now included in the
Awards section. Check out who earned this notable award read how they got them! Congratulations
to all participants!
Area I Council announces new Area I Treasurer. Please join the Area I Council in welcoming George Cheney as the new Area Treasurer. George
replaces Michelle Brochu who leaves us after 18 years. MORE ABOUT GEORGE
Congratulations to Area I rider Ariel Grald for being named to the "25 and under developing riders' list" by the USEF! Grald, from
Randolph, VT, earned a "talent scouted" spot on the list, with her mare LBF O'Leah's Image, an 8-year-old Irish sport horse mare. Leah
was bred in the U.S. and she is by the formerly NH-based Irish draught stallion, Credillo. Ariel's mother, Carol Rittenhouse, acquired Leah as
a weanling and Ariel has trained and ridden the mare ever since. Although Rittenhouse tragically passed away last May, Ariel keeps the mare
registered in her mother's name, to honor Carol's never-flagging commitment to Ariel and Leah's partnership.
The Area I Council is delighted to announce that the 2014 Area I Championships for BN-P will be hosted by GVRDC at their August event!
Wezo Pierson and team are excited to take on the challenge of creating a wonderful experience for the championships this coming year – there
will be fabulous prizes, courses designed by Jeff Kibbie to be run over the rolling fields of Western New York State, a special welcome for
the championship participants and great competitors' party. Stay tuned for a short presentation at the Area I meeting in January and start
thinking about a trip to the Genesee Valley in August!
Our Area may be small, but our dedication and commitment to Eventing was demonstrated over and over again at the USEA year end appreciation awards
presented Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the USEA Convention in Cincinnatti: Congratulations to the the following Area I members who were
presented with awards!
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Kyra Stuart
How to Be a Volunteer, sponsored by ENYDCTA and NEDA.
Governors Cup: Michelle Brochu
Andrew H. Popiel Memorial Trophy: Fernanda Kellogg
Cornerstone Instructors Award: Michelle Brochu, Jocelyn Hawe, John Bourgoin
Groom Awards: Amateur-Roger Demers; Professional-Martine Sandoval
Vintage Cup: Rick Caldwell
SmartPak Equine, Stackhouse, and Fleeceworks Classic Series Sweepstakes
Fleeceworks: P3D-Jocelyn Hawe
Stackhouse: P3D-Jocelyn Hawe
SmartPak: P3D-Jocelyn Hawe
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