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Area IV YR Midsouth Team Applications Due August 1st
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. Team members will run cross country and show jump consecutively as well. Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge encourages stall decorations, matching fun team apparel and generates camaraderie.
Area IV Young Riders will select riders at BN, Novice, Training and Preliminary levels to represent Area IV at the Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge. Interested riders will be required to submit an application, 1 letter of reference and meet requirements in order to represent Area IV.
Riders who represent Area IV Young Riders at Midsouth will receive Area IV Young Rider apparel and saddle pads. Their entry and stabling for Hagyard Midsouth will be paid by the Area IV Young Rider program. Riders will be responsible for their travel expenses and any additional stabling.
Please be aware that Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge traditionally fills on opening date. We cannot guarantee that the Area IV YR Teams will be accepted, however we will submit all entries together to improve our chances.
Fox River Valley Pony Club Horse Trials hosted the 2018 Adult Rider/ Young Rider Team Challenge on June 22-24. Congratulations!
USEA Foundation hosts an online auction to benefit educational and safety efforts
New items have been added to the USEA Online Auction! Love skiing? Mount Crested Butte Condo is for you. Love shopping for your horse? The SmartPak Gift Certificate is just the ticket.
Visit the link below and lend your support to eventing safety while treating yourself, loved ones, and especially that gorgeous horse, to something special!
Area IV presents the Volunteer of the Year Awards to the top eight at the Area IV Annual Meeting.
2018 NAYC Area IV Team Selected
Six Area IV Young Riders and four horses have been selected to represent Area IV at the 2018 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships in Kalispell, MT. The NAYC for Eventing will be held in conjunction with The Event at Rebecca Farm (Kalispell, Mont.), an existing CCI3*, CCI2*, and CCI1*, as well as a CIC3*, from July 18-22, 2018. Area IV will be coached by Allison Springer. Allison is a ICP Level IV USEA certified instructor and CCI**** competitor.
Greta Schwickert is the daughter of Kent and Jane Schwickert and sister to Ian Schwickert of Mankato, MN. She will represent USEA Area IV at the CIC** level at the 2018 NAYC with both FE Charles Owen and Matchless.
Caitlyn Ruud is the daughter of Chris and Chantil Ruud and the sister to Jacob and Zach Ruud. She will represent Area IV in the CCI*J with Up To You De Lorage, a 10 year old Selle Francais gelding. Caitlyn is 15 years old and attends The Prairie School in Racine, WI.
Grace Peters is the daughter of Anne and David Peters of Louisburg, KS. She and Why Not Glen, an 13 year old Irish Sport Horse will contest the CCI*J for Area IV.
In addition to the three competitors, Area IV has chosen three grooms to represent Area IV at the North American Youth Championships; Kim Wolllenburg, Camryn Duke and Emily Lehman.
Area IV Adult Rider Camp is back!!
Location: Otter Creek Farm - Wheeler, WI
Date: July 14-15th, 2018
Clinicians: Lisa Marie Fergusson & Jessica Nilles
- Entry includes: 1 semi private dressage, 1 group XC, & 1 group SJ lessons
Please use the link below to fill out the form and see where to send payment to reserve your spot for this year's Area IV Adult Rider Camp!!
Clicking on the link will ask you if you want to make an editable copy of the Google Docs form for you (you do!). Once finished filling it out, you will need to share it with Lija (Lija Siltumens email@example.com ). Or you can just print and mail as usual. Addresses are located at the bottom of the form.
Feel free to contact Lija with any questions, we're all very excited for this year's camp!!
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 began 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.