2017 Area IV Championships
Heritage Park Horse Trials; Olathe, KS Oct 6-8, 2017

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  • October 9, 2017

    Cresswood Farm in Barrington Hills, IL welcomes USEA Area IV Young Rider Coach Allison Springer for a two day clinic November 18th-19th, 2017. 

    Allison Springer is a USEA ICP level 4 instructor. She is a graduate A from Fox River Valley Pony Club and earned her colors from the Fox River Valley Hunt. Allison serves as the President of Eventing Riders Association of North America and has served on the USEA Board of Governors. Learn more about Allison

    COST: $300, $250 to Pony Club, RCBH, FRVH.

  • October 4, 2017

    The Area IV Young Riders program is excited to add Allison Springer to our educational arsenal for 2018.  Allison has accepted the position as the 2018 Area IV Young Riders Coach.

  • October 4, 2017

    It was announced earlier this year that Area IV Young Riders would be  required to fundraise $250 or earn 10 hours of volunteers hours at approved YR activities to be eligible for Year End Awards and Virtual Team Awards in 2017. Due to scheduling conflicts, coaching changes, and  low participation, we have been unable to provide any Young Rider Approved volunteer activities in 2017.   With this in mind, the 2017 Area IV Young Rider fundraising requirement has been reduced to $100. If you have ideas on hosting a YR Approved Volunteer Activity to fundraise, p

  • October 4, 2017
    Congratulations to Ceara Mulvey, Kristine Burgess, Zoe Schroeder, and Gabrielle Yashinsky who were chosen to represent the USEA Area IV Young Riders at Training Level at the Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge.
  • October 4, 2017

    Iowa State University Eventing Team and Marinovich Eventing welcome Jimme Schramm to Powder River Ranch in Cumming, Iowa on November 4th-5th, 2017.

    Come ride with Advanced eventer Jimmie Schramm at the beautiful Powder River Ranch. Jimie has earned placings at some of the nation's top events and a team gold at the NAJYRC. She gained recent fame with her YouTube Channel Evention TB, featuring training videos to achieve a well-rounded event horse. Jimmie now runs a successful equestrian facility in Pennsylvania with her husband, Dom.

  • October 4, 2017

    Calling all eventers! We need you to take this important survey. The USEA is excited to announce a new survey study being conducted by a team of equine veterinarians and nutritionists investigating how competition level, training intensity, and management practices impact the gastrointestinal health of event horses. All eventer

  • September 22, 2017

    Allison Springer has been chosen as the Area IV Young Riders coach for the 2018 season.  Clinic dates will be announced in late 2018.  Allison is excited to build the Young Rider program at all levels. In addition to riding instruction, she will bring a vast knowledge base of horsemanship to the program.  The riding clinics will include educational programs.

  • September 22, 2017

    The Amy Tryon Young Rider Grant was created in memory of one of our top international riders. Amy Tryon was an icon in our sport. Through her determination and grit, Amy made her way from Northwestern Washington to two Olympics.  She was a dedicated, hardworking, and talented rider who started in Pony Club, participated in USEA’s Young Riders program, and eventually won an Olympic medal.  Amy overcame financial constraints, geographical distance, fulltime employment, and many other roadblocks to accomplish what most people only dream about.

  • September 22, 2017

    USEA Area IV will host two USEA Instructor Certification Workshops this October. 

    Level I/II Teaching of Jumping Workshop
    October 13-14, 2017
    TD Land and Cattle  Rushville, MO
    Contact: Denise Daily-Thomas 816-797-1477  ddailythomas@gmail.com

  • August 30, 2017

    Heritage Park Horse Trial and Area IV Championships will be hosting a team challenge, October 6-7, 2017.  Here are your guidelines:

  • August 28, 2017

    Jessica Pheonix will be in the Madison area October 7th & 8th of 2017! Clinic will be at Saddle Ridge Stables and Green Meadows Farm - ride times and location dependent on weather and entries.  We expect this clinic to fill quickly, so please get your entries in ASAP!

  • August 21, 2017

    The 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention is heading to the West Coast, and we want to see you there! From December 6-10, eventers will gather together at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California to discuss, learn and celebrate the sport.

  • August 18, 2017

    Calling all young riders - NEW FOR 2018 - Area IV Young Rider T-Shirts. Pull out your creative side and submit a design idea for the new 2018 YR t-shirt. We would like the design to include Area IV logo or the name Area IV Young Riders and the year.

  • August 18, 2017

    Entries open Tuesday, August 22nd for the Area IV Championships and USEA Recognized Heritage Park Horse Trials.

  • August 11, 2017

    The inaugural Area IV Young Riders Virtual Teams competition is well underway.  Area 4's Angels are off to a strong start with a commanding lead over their competitors. They have amassed the highest number of points in several divisions of standings including competition results, volunteer hours, and educational activities.  The High Flyers have the second highest competition points, but Team Midwest is Best is picking up Social Media points that the other teams are lacking.

  • August 9, 2017

    "In youth, we learn; In age, we understand."  Marie van Ebner Eschenbach.  The Area IV Adult Riders dominated the 2nd Annual Young Riders vs Adult Riders Team Challenge at Catalpa Corner Horse Trials in Iowa City, IA August 5th-6th, 2017. 

    Teams of four adults or four young riders were formed at each level.  Final team scores were tabulated using the three best final individual scores from each team. 

    The Adult Riders were well represented in the competition, fielding 14 of  the 20 teams across the levels and bringing home 6 of the 9 placings awarded. 

  • August 2, 2017

    The 2017 Adult Rider vs Young Rider Team Challenge will be held August 5-6 at Catalpa Corner Horse Trials in Iowa City, IA. Teams of 4 adults or 4 juniors/young riders will compete at each level to determine the victors.

  • August 2, 2017

    The Essex Horse Trials Grant and the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider’s Grant will now require eligible riders interested in being considered for these grants to submit a Request for Consideration form. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2017. Details and forms are available here.The Essex Horse Trials Grant is available to a Developing Rider aged 25 and under who is competing successfully at the CIC3*, CCI3* and 4* levels and who is working towards representing the U.S.

  • August 2, 2017

    Applications open August 14th for the 2018 USEA Eventing 18 Emerging Athletes program.  The Eventing Emerging Athletes Program is for athletes with the potential to evolve into future team candidates.


    Eligibility and Applications Requirements:

  • July 28, 2017

    Lily Geelan and Melanie Rousseau represented Area IV at the 2017 North American Junior Young Rider Championships in Kalispell, MT. The pair competed at the CICOY** Level and were partnered with Cornelia Dorr from Area I on a scramble team. These young ladies brought home Team Gold in the CICOY**.

  • July 7, 2017

    The Mid-America Combined Training Association is excited to announce that Heritage Park Horse Trials has been chosen as the site for the 2017 USEA Area IV Championships.  The event will be held October 6-8, 2017 in Olathe, KS. This USEA recognized competition offers regular Starter through Preliminary level competition with Championship divisions for Beginner Novice through Preliminary.  Entries open August 22nd. 

    To qualify for Championships:

  • July 5, 2017

    Raise funds for the Area IV YR Program and support MACTA at the same time! Many thanks to Kathy Kerns who has offered to donate $25 to the YR program each time a YR will help assist scribe/time or both for SJ and then stays to help tear down jumps at the MACTA Schooling Shows this year. 

  • July 5, 2017

    Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge is a destination event located at the Kentucky Horse Park in late October. It is a unique competition environment that attracts competitors from the Midwest as well as the East Coast.  Riders compete as a team as well as individuals. Each rider from a team is placed in a different division and will ride dressage under a different judge, in a different arena simultaneously with his/her team members.

  • July 5, 2017

    The Young Riders Program is pleased to introduce the 2017 North American Junior Young Rider Championships representatives for Area IV.

    Lily Geelan 

  • July 5, 2017

    The 2017 Adult Rider vs Young Rider Team Challenge will be held August 5-6 at Catalpa Corner Horse Trials in Iowa City, IA. Teams of 4 adults or 4 juniors/young riders will compete at each level to determine the victors.  Who shall prevail?

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