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Apparel is available through Squadlocker to declare your allegiance to USEA Area IV as well as to the Area IV Young Riders and Area IV Adult Rider Programs. Proceeds from the sale of Area IV merchandise benefit the Area IV Young Riders program to help build the future of eventing in the Midwest. Featuring a variety of short sleeve, long sleeve, zip pullovers, hoodies and jackets with the USEA Area IV logo, Area IV Young Riders logo or Area IV Adult Rider logo, the Area IV store is sure to have something you just must have. Hats, backpacks and duffel bags are available as well!
Young Riders Selected to Represent Area IV at Midsouth Team Challenge
The following Young Riders have been selected to represent Area IV at the 2019 Midsouth Team Challenge in Lexington, Kentucky October 16th-20th.
Claire Peters & Lacey Lou Freebush
Sophie Schroeder & Merrylegs
Lily Sutton & Sullivan
Ava Friese & Zepplin
Maia Ramberg & CMF Cougar Roo
Kaylianna McMorris & Clifton Peekachu
Zoe Schroeder & Piedmont Sundance
Tatum Gray & Reds Loyal Flame
Michaela Frye & Sugar Sam
Madi Page & Lady Leona
Emily Prettyman & Anywhere But Here
Emma Buckley & Odds On
Area IV Young Riders NAYC Results
For the third year in a row The Event at Rebecca Farm played host to the Adequan North American Youth Championships (NAYC). The 2019 competition included 57 junior and young riders from across the U.S. and Canada.
With Meaghan Marinovich-Burdick as Chef d'Equipe and coach Allison Springer at the helm, Area IV CCI2*-L, CCI3*-S and T3D riders came away with team medals, individual achievements, and a lifetime of memories.
Area IV CCI2*- L Team Brings Home Team Bronze
Brittney Anderson & Lennard (Maple Plain, MN)
Benjamin Noonan & Keep Kitty (Ballwin, MO)
Caitlyn Ruud & Up to You De Lorage (Franksville, WI)
Noonan earned an individual Bronze while Ruud placed 9th and Anderson 25th out of 48 starters.
Area IV CCI3*- S Team Earns Team Silver
Emma Fettig & Spanning the Globe (Lake Geneva, WI)
Greta Schwickert & Charles Owen (Mankato, MN)
Fettig and Schwickert placed 9th and 10th respectively in individual rankings.
Becca Roth & Chapter Two
Gabrielle Ortiz & The Chief
Abigail Brawley & Work of Art
Shannon Doan & Hurrikhana
Aidan McCann & Peekaboo Street
Benjamin Noonan & Keep Kitty
Mya Poulos & Guy's Elegant Miss
Annika Weisjahn & LWF Love Hurts
Alternate: Benjamin Noonan & Bojangles
T3D Team Placed 5th
Kate McGown & Encore (Mound, MN)
Mya Poulos & Guy’s Elegant Miss (Barrington, IL)
Annika Weisjahn & Wayward Son (Hugo, MN)
Poulos rode to an individual 4th place with Weisjahn earning 13th and McGown 18th in individual placings.
Area IV Grooms
Meredith (Crew) Payton
Dechra Pharmaceutical is a proud sponsor of the Area IV Annual Meeting.
Smart Tie Products & Woodloch Stable Partner with Area IV Young Riders
Area IV Young Riders are excited to announce new partnerships with Smart Tie Products and Woodloch Stables.
Please welcome Smart Tie Products as a National Level Sponsor for the Area IV Young Riders Program. Their support will help fund programs for our youth at all levels in an effort to grow the sport of Eventing in Area IV.
Smart Tie provides numerous safe tying options for your horse including The Clip, The TetherRing and “Do Or Do Knot” Rope Halters.
Safe, versatile, and convenient, The Clip™ will change the way you tie your horses. Designed by horsemen with years of experience training horses, The Clip™ is designed to help safely tie horses that tend to pull back or panic when tied. The unique design provides resistance while allowing a release of pressure, so that a panicking horse can calm down while remaining safely tied.
Not only can The Clip™ prevent damage to property or injury to horses, but it is extremely convenient! Just a quick pull of the rope adjusts the length, and you can easily clip and unclip your horse without having to tie a single knot. You can also use The Clip™ to hang water buckets or hay nets, while camping or showing, and in the trailer.
"Do or Do Knot" rope Halters are made with your horse’s safety and comfort in mind, using high-quality rope to help prevent chafing on sensitive areas of your horse’s face. Whether you’re grooming, trail riding, or training, “Do Or Do Knot” Rope Halters are lightweight and easy to use. They are a “snap” to put on, without fussing with extra rope or buckles.
Visit www.smarttieproducts.com or The Clip by Smart Tie on Facebook for more information or to purchase.
The Area IV Young Riders are also excited to announce Woodloch Stable as a Regional Level Sponsor. Woodloch Stable is based in Hugo, MN and provides numerous services to equestrians. In 1977, Dan and Elaine Ramberg opened Woodloch Stable with the intent of “putting some food on the table.” Woodloch began with 22 stalls, a truck and trailer, and a handful of good horses. Over a 40-year period, Woodloch has grown to 98 stalls for boarding, training, and lessons, as well as two indoor arenas (one heated), 2 outdoor arenas, a new cross-country area, a one-mile track for exercising and leisure riding, and a larger outdoor stadium arena that holds many horse shows and rodeos throughout the year. Woodloch is currently operated by Bill and Ingvill Ramberg and offers English and Western lessons, full board facilities, training and a breeding program.
Ingvill Ramberg has selected a small herd of quality broodmares to produce foals from proven international bloodlines. The evolution of the Woodloch breeding program began with their foundation mare named Finale; from her, Woodloch has bred and raised over three generations of sporthorses with emphasis on correct conformation, trainable temperaments, and athletic abilities to excel in any discipline. WL horses come from performance lines in the Oldenburg, Hanoverian, and Belgian Warmblood breeds, with recent focus on Irish Sport Horse bloodlines for the ultimate performance horse that riders can enjoy in all levels of competition.
Visit www.woodlochstable.com or Woodloch Stable in Facebook for more information.
The Area IV Young Rider program is offered through the USEA for riders twenty-one years of age and younger at all levels of riding. The purpose of the program is to encourage our younger members to become involved in the sport of Eventing and continue this involvement into their adult lives. Our organization seeks to promote a love of the sport, as well as an appreciation and understanding of the horse while fostering the wonderful relationship that can develop between horse and rider. Further, involvement in this program helps to instill important moral values, such as responsibility and work ethic, as young riders grow into mature adults. Please read more if you are interested in supporting the future of eventing.
Area IV presents the Volunteer of the Year Awards to the top eight at the Area IV Annual Meeting.