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AUG. 31, 2014
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>> We apologize for not posting times for Town Hill HT; we have not received them, nor can we find them anywhere else on the internet.

>> King Oak Farm HT needs fence judges for the Sept 6 & 7 event. If you are available to help please contact Judy via email JazKOF@Hotmail.com or call 413-330-6752. Also, if anyone can help with set up the week before we could use your help. Remember these events can't happen without the volunteers!

>> King Oak Farm HT will be accepting post-closing date entries for the Sept 6 & 7 event. Please note that this is not an extension of the closing date; all CD criteria still apply. EventEntries will remain accessible through Tuesday, Aug 26th. Please contact Judy, secretary, at JazKOF@Hotmail.com if you have any questions.

>> Town Hill Farm is still accepting entries at all levels for their Horse Trials on August 30 and 31. Please join us and check out our NEW Prelim XC course, designed by Tremaine Cooper. Send entries to: Anne Brnger, Secretary; Town Hill Farm Horse Trials; 16 Gunn Road, Keene, NH, 03431 or enter On-Line at www.evententries.com.

>> Huntington Farm HT is accepting late entries until the 20th of August.

>> For Clarification: Larkin Hill is not having a Recognized Event on August 24, but IS having a Schooling Show and Horse Trials on Aug. 24th. All info for schooling show on Larkin Hill web site.

>> From Lisa Samoylenko of Eleazer Davis Farm: "I am very sad to let you all know that due to lack of entries we are canceling the FEH/YEH/NEH at Scarlet Hill Farm that was slated for August 29th. As many of you know this means that there will not be a YEH in Area I this year (Fitch's Corner and GMHA both canceled due to lack of entries also). I feel strongly that this program can continue to build and gain momentum if we can take what happened this year and plan and organize a bit differently in the future. I would like to get a group together that is interested in the FEH/YEH in order to identify some of the roadblocks that the program is experiencing and to come up with some solutions. If you have an interest in this please let me know. farmmail@comcast.net. Thank you to you all for your commitment to the program and to our show."

>> Thanks to the fantastic response for the ARP Team Challenge at Millbrook Horse Trials, we are no longer accepting teams. Best of luck to all the riders and we look forward to awarding the amazing prizes!

>> GVRDC HT, home of the 2014 Area I Championships, is continuing to receive entries for a few more days.

>> CONGRATULATIONS to Sally Stetson, winner of the Area I Logo Design Contest! Many thanks to everyone who submitted logo ideas - it was a hard choice to make. The new logo will be used to represent Area I in all internet communications and on clothing and other Area I merchandise.

>> GMHA is looking for volunteers for the Festival of Eventing: all phases of the N/T Three Day Event July 29-31, the One Day – August 8 and the Two Day event on August 9-10. Please contact Molly Hutchins 802-457-1509 or Molly@GMHAinc.org.

>> Millbrook HT entry status.

>> Valinor Farm HT, July 26-27, still accepting entries.

>> Reminder: the Eleazer Davis Farm YEH/FEH/NEH tests opens July 15. Excellent venue to showcase your up-and-coming event youngster!

>> Groton House Farm HT volunteers - please help: one of the radios has gone missing and we ask you to look around to see if it might have gotten stuck in a bag or car. (Gail found one under the seat of her car about 6 weeks after the event a few years ago!) If you happen to find it, please let Gail know at gmajauckas@gmail.com.

>> Stoneleigh-Burnham HT will be accepting post-closing date entries for the July 26-27 event – if you haven’t evented here in a while, you should check us out - a lot of changes are taking place and we’re getting better each event. Please note that this is not an extension of the closing date; all CD criteria still apply. EventEntries will remain accessible through Tuesday, July 22nd. ATTENTION: Preliminary Test B is the correct test and will be run in a LARGE arena; the omnibus is incorrect stating a small arena. Please contact Erin Keehan, secretary, at irishelk@outlook.com if you have any questions.

>> Less than one week left to submit designs to the Area I Logo Contest! Area I has had the same logo since the last millennium (see the images in the left column of this page; the Area I logo is below the Facebook graphic), and it's time for a new one! So, we're having a contest and offering $250 in prize money for the winning design. Come up with an idea (or two!), and send it in! Who knows - your winning logo may last until the NEXT millennium!
Please submit by July 13. CONTEST INFORMATION

>> Spaces still available at the Bobby Costello clinic, July 14-15, in Hamilton, MA. See the Clinics page for details.

>> Valinor Farm HT will accept post entries thru July 21. We will run all divisions on Sunday July 27.

>> Congratulations to the winners of the Salisbury Trust Sponsorship!

>> The Area I 2014 NAJYRC team has their blog up and running! Their blog posts will follow ther journey to and at this year's championships through photos and blog posts. Also in the YR: Team section.

>> Please join us for a Competitor/Volunteer Reception at Riga Meadow, Sat evening July 12 from 4 -6 pm (during/after course walk). Looking for a good time...volunteer for the event! Contact Jackie or Linda at Riga to sign-up!

>> Fitch's Corner entry status. Also, Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials will be accepting post-closing date entries for the July 18-20 event. Please note that this is not an extension of the closing date; all CD criteria still apply. Event Entries will remain accessible through Tuesday July 8th. Please contact Sunny Cross, secretary, at secretarysunny@fitchscorner.com if you have any questions.

>> Due to the overwhelming entries for the July 13th Riga Meadow Horse Trials, a third ring has been added and will be on grass. Also, we are accepting a limited number of post-closing date entries; there are NO stalls available (on or off; anyone who reserved a stall closing may be moved off-site.

>> The GMHA Festival of Eventing 2014 – Two weeks of Education and Competition not to be Missed! DATES EXTENDED
- July 29-31 Three day Event – Novice and Training Levels - Closing Date extended to July 21
- August 4-6 Festival Clinic with International trainers: Robert Costello, Peter Gray, Bonnie Mosser, Scott Keach - Closing Date extended to July 28
- August 8 One day Horse Trials – Beginner Novice through Training - Closing Date extended to July 25
- August 9-10 CIC*, Novice – Intermediate Horse Trials - Closing Date extended to July 25

The Committee for the Festival of Eventing is happy to announce the generous sponsorship by Bates Saddlery of two saddles as prizes for the CIC* and JYOP at the August Horse Trial. Additionally, purchase a Bates or Wintec saddle in the month of June from Strafford Saddlery and 10% (ten percent) of the sale will go towards general operation fund at GMHA.
- Riders: get your entries in early – GMHA expects a full house
- Volunteers: be part of this exciting event, no experience needed; good food and a warm welcome await you
- Spectators: mark your calendar; free admission to all days makes this a great outting

>> See the list of all qualified riders for the Area I Championships! Opening Day is July 1 and we want the Area to come West. We have reconfigured cross-country and show jumping per Richard Jeffery's recommendation. Yes, he of the Olympics and Rolex! The Patrons Tent will be situated with views of dressage, some of cross-country, and show jumping. Please join us and celebrate GVRDC as new host of the Championships!

>> The Adult Rider Program (ARP) is hosting one of two ARP Team Challenges at Millbrook. See the ARP page for details.

>> Huntington Farm Horse Trials will run a 2 day schedule as originally posted in the Omnibus. Late entries will be accepted until Tuesday, July 8th.

>> Young Rider Eventing Camp at GMHA is still accepting applications. The dates of the Camp are July 13-16. The closing date is July 1st. See the Young Rider section for more information. Please email Marion at marjon36@aol.com if you have any questions.

>> Valinor Farm HT event in July is actively accepting entries!

>> GMHA 3-day Novice and Training event needs entries! It won't survive if they don't get entries. Entries close July 1.

>> Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials, July 11-13, celebrates 25th anniversary! They're back to including CIC1* and CIC2*.

>> The deadline for the early bird discount for Young Rider Eventing Camp at GMHA has been extended to May 20th. If your application is postmarked May 20h or before, you can save $50!! The Area I Young Rider Eventing Camp at GMHA starts on July 13 and ends on July 16. We have an exciting time planned with lodging at the beautiful Ascutney Ski Resort. Check out the details on the Camps and Clinics page.

Continuing News:

>> GMHA Horse Trials Notification: The Woodstock Ambulance Service has asked that you please wear your Medical Armband at GMHA Horse Trials as GMHA does NOT have cellphone service or wifi except in the Youth Center, the medical wrist bands are convenient and cool but do NOT work at GMHA with the lack of coverage in beautiful Vermont.

>> The 2014 season of Young Rider Competitions sponsored by Shires Equestrian Products is now listed in the Young Riders section. There are 6 High Performance Events and 2 Team Events.

>> Barbara Marks retiring from running GMHA Adult Camp.

>> Cheer on our Eventing Team as they prepare to represent the US at the WEG in Normandy!

>> Purchase your Area I logo'd clothing at the Area I store! Click on the icon in the left column on this page, under the map of all states forming Area I.

>> ATTENTION BN RIDERS!! If you are not a member of the USEA, you must pay $25 additional for your sanctioned event entry. You also need a USEA ID number which you can get on the USEA web site under "Online Services" and ask for "new user account". The number is free.
If your horse is not registered with USEA, your horse must get a RESTRICTED STATUS ID also. That may be accomplished through the same web site process.


>> The USEA Affiliate Committee is checking up on local affiliates who have not renewed their membership. To date, the only two in Area I who have not renewed are Eastern NY Dressage & CT and Central NY Dressage & CT. If a representative of either organization could contact me and let me know if you’re going to, it would be greatly appreciated. Joan Fleser, USEA Affiliate Committee Member, jmfleser@gmail.com.

>> Area I has lost a tremendous supporter and asset to our sport this past week, Mrs. Helen Ayer. Mrs. Ayer, along side her late husband Neil R. Ayer, brought the first International 3-Day to the US here at their Ledyard Farm. With long term vision for the support of eventing, they created the Ledyard Educational Fund and helped preserve the course for schooling.
A memorial service will be held at Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich, MA on May 1st at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of the North Shore, now operating as Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923.

>> ENTRY STATUS for sanctioned events will now be listed on the Time / Results page.

>> ENYDCTA/Old Chatham will NOT be run in 2014. See the Bulletin Board, date of entry 3-11-14, for details.

>> 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 adult-riders@area1usea.org. 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.

>> 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
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
>> How to Be a Volunteer, sponsored by ENYDCTA and NEDA.

>> 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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