Kudos to these outstanding Area IV Volunteers!

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Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet Registration

 Tickets are $30 per person.

Payment can be made through PayPal to treasurer@useaiv.org (please pay using the friends and family option) or a check can be sent to Beth Stoker- 2617 Belle Haven Dr, Lawrence, KS 66046. Payment must be received to complete the registration.

Hotels in the area: 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kansas City - Overland Park

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Overland Park

Candlewood Suites Kansas City-Overland Park

Extended Stay America - Kansas City - Overland Park - Quivira Rd

2018 NAYRC Declaration of Intent Due March 1st

Declaration of Intent Instructions

In 2017, Area IV brought home Team Gold in the CICOY** Championships at Rebecca Farm. Melanie Rousseau (Area IV) and Lily Geelan (Area IV)  joined forces with Cornelia Dorr (Area I) to compete at the CIC** level. Don't miss your opportunity to represent Area IV at the North American Young Rider Championships and experience for yourself this international Olympic competition for Young Riders.

The North American Young Rider Championships will be held at The Event at Rebecca Farm July 18-22nd, 2018. The Federation Equestre International sets the requirements to be eligible to compete. USEF requires that a Declaration of Intent to compete at the 2018 NAYRC be submitted no later than March 1st, 2018. Riders also must declare which USEA Area they will compete for. You may reach the Declaration of Intent through your USEF Login Portal.  Declaration of Intent Instructions  In addition to FEI and United States Equestrian Federation requirements, each United States Eventing Association Area has specific requirements that must be met to be eligible to represent their region.  

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AR & YR Team Challenge at FRVPC Horse Trial

Sign Up as Individual or Team

2018 brings a new format to the Adult Rider and Young Rider Team Challenge.  The event will be held in conjunction with the June 22-24th Fox River Valley Pony Club Horse Trials at the Barrington Hills Riding Center in Barrington, IL

● Teams of 4 members (3 scores to count) at each level (BN-P)
● 1 team member must be an AR member, 1 member must be a YR member
● The other 2 team members can be any combination
● No cost to enter and you don’t need to have a team, we can put you on a team!
● Watch for information about a team social Friday night!

Prizes (sunshirts and saddle pads) presented by our generous sponsor:
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Young Rider Year End Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Area IV Young Rider members who will be receiving awards at the February 10th, 2018 USEA Area IV Annual Meeting in Kansas City.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Cynthia Wiseman to arrange receipt of your award. 

Area IV Young Riders will be presenting awards to the top 8 riders at each level, top 8 Overall Young Riders, Virtual Teams as well as special awards for the individuals who reached fundraising levels.

Virtual Team Awards
Champions: Area 4's Angels:  Jes Skudlarek, Zoe Schroeder, Abigail Brawley
Reserve: Team Midwest Is Best: Nicole Hetzel, Clare Price, Grace Peters
3rd: High Flyers: Lawson Tunnell, Paige Thorson, Kaleena Dudek

Young Rider Top Fundraisers
Melanie Rousseau, Lilly Geelan, Kristine Burgess, Zoe Schroeder, Jes Skudlarek
Isabella Marchioretto, Ceara Mulvey, Gabriella Yashinksy, Nicole Hetzel, Lawson Tunnell

Young Rider Leaderboard
Overall Champion: Elena Hengel
Overall Reserve: Kristine Burgess

Complete Leaderboard Results


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USEA Area IV Young Riders Excel at National Championships

By Lisa Schroeder, Resident Contributor: Barrington Hills Life Magazine; December 2017

Lily Geelan, Independence, MN and Melanie Rousseau, Barrington Hills, IL, represented the United States Eventing Association 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. Together, these young ladies brought home Team Gold in the CICOY**.

Melanie rode her 11- year old thoroughbred, Sullivan at her third Young Rider championships. She is a graduate of Barrington High School in Barrington, IL. Melanie is attending Roanoke College studying international business. In addition to the national championship win, she and Sullivan have had a very strong season at very competitive events. They completed Rocking Horse, Roebke's Run and Carolina International at the Intermediate Level and have a strong 11th place finish at Fair Hill CIC**

Complete Article

Area IV Young Riders Welcome Allison Springer as Coach

Numerous 2018 Clinic Opportunities Offered in Area IV

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. She is a native of Area IV and is excited about building our program at the grass roots level.

Allison's focus is on education of horse, rider and horsemanship skills. She will bring her knowledge to clinics throughout Area IV in 2018.  Along with riding instruction, Allison will address horsemanship skills such as conditioning, post-cross country care, the jog, grooming tricks of the trade and more.

March 17/18, 2018
North Brook Eventing Center
Stillwater, MN
Clinic Registration

April 7/8, 2018
Stone Ridge Eventing
Miller, MO
Clinic Registration

April 21/22, 2018
North Brook Eventing Center
Stillwater, MN

Allison is an accomplished CCI4* rider and has a long list of accolades including top placing American at Rolex CCI4*  in 2012, Best Conditioned Horse Award Rolex 2012, alternate for London Olympics and has been named to the High Performance World Class Training List.

Numerous equestrians throughout Area IV have had the opportunity to ride with Allison Springer due to her dedication to Pony Club. They have found her to be patient, encouraging and enlightening.

Area IV is excited about the future of the Young Rider Program from the lower levels up through the FEI levels as well.

Learn more about Allison Springer


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