ATTENTION AREA IV ADULT RIDERS:
Don't forget to sign up for a Virtual Team by May 1, 2018!
Area IV Young Rider Virtual Teams Competition
The Area IV Young Rider Program offers a Virtual Team Competition for the 2018 season that is exclusive to Area IV Young Rider members. The Area IV Young Rider Program is open to USEA members age 21 and younger at ALL levels of competition and provides member-only access to social functions, team competitions and educational opportunities.
The 2018 Young Rider Virtual Team Competition begins May 1st and allows participants to earn points at USEA recognized horse trials and schooling horse trials that directly benefit recognized events. It also provides the opportunity for individuals who are not yet competing at events to earn points through volunteer efforts, fundraising and social activities.
Awards will be presented to the top four teams at the USEA Area IV Annual Meeting next winter.
AR & YR Team Challenge at FRVPC Horse Trial
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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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**
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.
April 21/22, 2018
North Brook Eventing Center
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