July 18, 2014
All four riders from Area IV (Elena Hengel, Kristine Burgess, Hannah Stohr, and Rebecca Gall) broke into the top half of the leaderboard today. Rebecca Gall of Saukville, Wisconsin leads the team aboard her own 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Can Ya Dig It. The pair finished the day with a 50.2, ranking them in 8th individually - the strongest showing for an Area IV CCI* Team in at least the past 5 years of the NAJYRC. They lead Area V in second place and Area II in third.
June 5, 2014
Congrats to Dehlia Burdan, Brad Hall, Katie Clapp, and Julie Wolfert - our first four Low Score Award winners! The Adult Rider Program in Area IV is off to a great start this spring!! Every event has a Low Score Award for Adult Riders - newly sponsored this year by Impulsion. This award is presented to the Adult Rider Member who finished with the lowest score of the event at each Area IV USEA recognized horse trial. Winners receive a free t-shirt from Impulsion and are put into a drawing for year end prizes.
June 5, 2014
Area IV eventers have heard about syndication, but it seems rather a foreign world, or something outside of our area, at least. In the interest of providing education, we’re posting this article from Lisa Borgia that explains syndication as it applies to one of our most famous (former) Area IV eventers and an Area IV horse. Hopefully this will answer some questions for some of you, and possibly intrigue others. If you want to know more, Lisa’s contact information is at the bottom of the article.
May 6, 2014
The search is now underway for 2014 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Sportsman's Award nominees. This award recognizes young equestrians who exhibit exceptional leadership potential, serve as positive role models for their peers, demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the promotion of equestrian sport, are involved in their communities, and exemplify positive sportsmanship principles. The overall winner of the 2014 USEF Youth Sportsman's Award will receive a $1,000 grant payable to the educational program of his/her choice, USEF Life Membership valued at $2,500, and a commemorative trophy.
May 1, 2014
Area IV is pleased to announce the expansion of their Young Rider program to include Young Riders of all ages and levels in the new Area IV Young Rider Development Program. This program will be bringing great educational events to Juniors and Young Riders, age 21 years and under, Beginner Novice through CCI** level, and held in the three main geographical regions of Area IV: the Chicagoland region, the Kansas City region, and the Minneapolis region.
April 30, 2014
Looking for a spring tune-up?! Our list of Clinics is growing! Currently, there are 8 ICP Certified Instructors coming to teach clinics in Area IV this spring and summer! Please check out our Clinics page to find a clinic near you! If you are a organizer, please consider sending your clinic information to email@example.com - All clinics (and mini-events and schooling shows) are posted on the Area IV Calendar and on the Clinics page (or Mini-Events page) on the Area IV Facebook page and on Twitter!
April 17, 2014
Congratulations to Tina Briggs and her OTTB I'd Be Honored who were awarded the No Trouble Award for highest placed OTTB registered with the Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program at the Wayne Eventing Derby. Thoroughbreds rule!
April 15, 2014
Exclusive offer from Area IV Sponsor KAN - $50 off a new body protector for any Area IV member! KAN generously donated these vouchers for 2014 members as part of Area IV outreach for sponsors before the Annual Meeting. Please check out KAN's website - http://www.kanteq.com/ - hurry, offer ends May 31st!
April 1, 2014
Thank you to everyone who was able to come to the Area IV Annual Meeting! Your Area Council members have been hearing very positive reports - sounds like everyone learned a lot at Eventing University, enjoyed the Silent Auction, had a lot of fun at the Banquet, and really enjoyed our keynote speaker Meghan O'Donoghue! Links to several of the presentations given during Eventing University are included in this article. And please keep an eye on the Area IV website - we have a lot of amazing clinics and schooling shows (as well as events!) coming up!
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