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Recent News:

>> After 4 years, the USEF dressages tests have changed! Watch the new tests by previewing videos, find the new tests (linked on the USEA site) on the Competitions page.

>> The results for the Area I awards are here! Please look them over carefully. If you feel there is an error contact Erin Keenan or Joan Fleser, at awards@area1usea.org. We will do our best to notify everyone who has won. In addition, if you see a friend's name listed, please tell her/him. If you have won a ribbon, we hope you will come to the annual meeting, so that we may present it to you in person. If you can not join us, please find someone who will be coming to the meeting, to pick it up for you. We look forward to seeing all of you January 7 at the Annual Meeting.

>> An Introspective Journey to the American Eventing Championships: Joan Fleser's personal account of her experience at the 2017 AECs, highlights her challenges and accomplishments competing at the nation's premier all-level event. Share her joys and frustrations in this touchingly-written memoir of the adventure of a lifetime.

>> YEAR END AWARDS: Shortly the competition season will be ending and before you know it, the annual meeting will be upon us with the presentation of year end awards. Before the meeting, we will list on the web site all of the winners. Even though the results come directly from the USEA, please look them over carefully. If you think there is any discrepancy in your placing or division, please let me know immediately. You can contact me at: awards@area1usea.org. Joan Fleser, Area I Awards

>> Help the USEA and equine scientists better understand how event horses are managed and factors affecting their gastrointestinal health. Take the following survey. SmartPak and the USEA have partnered to give you a 20% off coupon as a “thank you” for taking the time to complete this survey.

Continuing News:

>> Three extraordinary rule changes have been approved by the USEF.

>> 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!

>> Join is in congratulating the recipients of the 2017 Area I $250 Educational Scholarship!:

Greer Melville, MA
Magdalene Meek, ME
Patricia Suomala, MA
Dawn Briand, MA
Crystal Santos, NY
Rachel Rogers, MA
Lynne Flanagan, CT
Melissa Bauman, VT
Kelly Rooney, VT
Jane Kreppein, MA
We are all looking forward to hearing about their learning experience in the coming months!

>> 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.

>> 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:

DONATE BY MAIL!

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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