Stoneleigh-Burnham HT will be running only on Sat, Oct 1; please contact the secretary if you are unable to ride on Sat. We are also
accepting post-closing date entries until Tues, Sept 27. Please note this is NOT an extension of the closing date (CD); all CD criteria still
apply as does the post-closing date late fee. All avenues for entering are still open (EVentEntries, XEntry, email, fax, snail mail). See you
there for all the autumn glory! Please email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Adult/Young Rider Young and the Rest of Us results are in! What a great weekend it was - the weather held off and the horses were eager to
run in the cool air! 115 Riders participated in the Young and the Rest of Team Challenge. The results were tight, very tight: First Place Team
- Chope Team with a 98.3 final score; Second Place Team - Wehde Team with a close 98.6 final score; Third Place Team - Teich Eventing
with a 101.9 final score. See the Adult Riders section and the
Young Riders section for full results. Congratulations to all!
Kent School Fall Horse Trials is one of the last competitions for the USEA Area I competition season and offer Introduction through
Preliminary/Training Levels. We invite you to enter and be the first to experience new cross fences at all levels under construction by
Course Designer/Builder Ronan Maloney with funding from Kent School, the NY/Upper Connecticut Pony Club and Michael Chamberlain! Please visit my
Facebook Page to view construction photos or contact me directly if you have questions or need additional information, Raymond J Denis,
Organizer, RaymondJDenis@gmail.com, 978 239 2024. Our closing date is extended through September
30th, contact Secretary Liz Johnson, OnTheBitEvents@gmail.com for additional entry information.
Cheers to all of you and yours, see you at Kent! Ray Denis
Area I is so happy to announce that Grindstone Mountain Horse Trials will be running in 2017! The spring and fall dates and location we loved
for so many years as King Oak Farm are now the Grindstone Mountain dates and venue. Preliminary, Training, Novice, and Beginning Novice will all be
run May 13-14 and September 9-10 in 2017. The Omnibus will be updated and we look forward to many more wonderful horse trials on this property.
Please welcome Adria Pandolfini and her family to Area I eventing!
TEAMS HAVE BEEN FINALIZED!
Young and the Rest of Us Team Challenge is at GMHA this weekend! Last call for teams, team names or changes. Everyone has until 10pm on Sept.
15 to make changes or NAME your team. Notify the Area I ARP Coordinator Suzanne Adams at email@example.com
before the closing time (10pm on 9/15). No other changes will be made after 10 pm. For those of you listed as Z Spare, if there are scratches
or withdrawals prior to the start of the event, you will be added to the team in the order of the spare or status. See the
Adult Riders section or
Young Riders section for team listing.
GMHA times now posted.
The West Newbury Riding Club has come through with a great donation of $709.86 from their Derby Cross proceeds for the revamping and rebuiding
of the UNH cross-country course! Many thanks for the wonderful contribution!
Lakin' Hill HT, Sept 25 will be accepting post-closing date entries until Tues, Sept 20. Please note this is NOT an extension of the closing
date (CD); all CD criteria still apply as does the post-closing date late fee. All avenues for entering are still open (EVentEntries, XEntry,
email, fax, snail mail). See you there! Please email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any
Course Brook Farm HT - Please note that the secretary's address in the omnibus was incorrect. The online version has been updated effective
9/2. The correct mailing address is 703 County Hwy 126, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Most entries have been forwarded but some may also be returned.
Please email Erin at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Area Chair for 2018-2020 term is open. This position is a 3 year term working with the fantastic group of people who make up the Area I
Council and work to make eventing in Area I the best it can be for competitors and organizers alike. The Chair is responsible for setting the
calendar for future years, chairing council calls, and working closely with the treasurer, and Young Rider and Adult Rider Coordinators to manage
their programs. The Chair also is the liaison between the National office and the local Area. The term starts December 2017. If interested,
please contact Hilary DeAngelis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-496-2677.
The USEA Board of Governors and Area I Council will hold a Town Hall meeting at 5 pm Saturday, Sept. 17 at GMHA. . This is part of a series of
meetings held around the country to gather information from USEA members. The Board of Governors has already begun to review information gathered
at earlier meetings and is generating plans to implement the best ideas. Please bring your concerns, questions and ideas for how to improve
Eventing and to support each other and keep our horses happy and healthy as we pursue this challenging sport. The Area I Adult Rider and Young
Rider Programs have generously offered to supply food and drinks for this gathering. Come join your friends at the Youth Center and lend your
ideas! Any questions, please contact Katherine Cooper email@example.com.
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:
Host an event
Bake sale/cook out
Used tack sale
Grooming/braiding for shows and events.
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.
End of an Era! KOF September Horse Trial Canceled. King Oak Farm is in the process of sending out refunds. Entries are being returned and
credit card payments are being refunded. Thank you all for supporting this wonderful all event.
NEW TEAM CHALLENGE FOR ALL AREA I EVENTERS See the Adult Riders or
Young Riders page for details.
We are very sad to announce that after over 30 years, the King Oak Farm Fall Horse Trials has been cancelled due to the sale of the farm.
We wish Fran and Tom the very best in the future, and are hopeful that the new owners will run a horse trials in 2017, but at this time, they are
unable to put on the competition. Your entries will be returned.
Bucks County Horse Park Fall Horse Trials is accepting entries for their event on September 11th and the secretary said they would waive
last fees for folks from Area I who are re-routing after King Oak’s cancellation.
Sign up to Participate in the USEA National Adult Team Challenge at the AECs. See the Adult
Riders section for details. Keep in mind that each Area is limited to the number of participants and Area I will consider Teams or
participants on a first come basis.
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
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!
Area I Young Riders BRING HOME THE GOLD at the NAJYRCs!!! Read details about our team's success on the
YR LIVE! section.
Check out "who jumped it best" at GMHA's junior horsemanship camp!.
Fundraising events are a huge success for Area I Young Riders!. Groton House Farm HT provides venue for tremendous fund raising for the
2016 NAJYRC TEAM RIDER AND GROOM CANDIDATES, raising over $11,000!
Congratulations to the following recipients of this year's Area I $250 Educational Scholarships!:
Erika Hendricks, Lisa Davidson, Michelle McGillicuddy, Audrey Bean-Bailey, Ella MacMaster
Kimberly DiCostanzo, Emma Susan O'Connor, Madison Finley Blodgett, Andrea Anderson Gagnon, Cynthia Nixon
Help our expanded Young Rider Program in 2016! The Area I Council is searching for volunteers to assist with both the
Young Rider Advancement Program and the
North American Junior & Young Rider Championships. You can make our 2016 Area I Young
Riders more successful than ever!
GMHA announces their new eventing organizer.
Area I Young Rider Advancement Program (YRAP) Invitation: Area I Training Level Young Rider members are invited to participate in a Training
Level competition to be held in conjunction with the Mandatory Outing for Area I Young Riders Championship selection. In an effort to provide
participation in educational opportunities for lower level Young Riders, this competition will present our developing riders an occasion to take
part in an experience that may help them set goals for the future.
To All Up and Coming Young Riders: whether or not you choose to set your future goals toward joining the ranks of the NAJYRC, this will
provide you with a firsthand look at your peers who have chosen to pursue that course. It is an opportunity to begin thinking about your role
in this sport. Being the best Novice/Training rider you can be is significant goal to achieve. The Area I Young Rider program aims to serve
all Young Riders who join. See the YRAP page for details.
Stuart Horse Trials ends!
IT'S HERE!!! Area I Merchandise now has the new Area I logo on it! Stock
your closet and shelves, and find the perfect gifts for all your family and friends. You also contribute to Area I coffers when you
make purchases from Amazon, linking through
this site. Thank you!
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.
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.
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