Oct 01, 2017

Area Championships Round-Up: Part 1

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
Lauren Buhrmann and Currahee, 2017 Area VIII Training Champions. Photo courtesy of the USEA Area 8 Facebook page.

While the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships have come and gone, the 2017 USEA Area Championships season is in full swing! Half of the USEA Area programs have completed their Championships for the 2017 season with the other half still to come between now and the end of October. Each Area maintains slightly different qualification requirements for their respective Championships, and that information can be found here.

Area III was the first to hold their Championships this year on July 8-9 at Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials for Beginner Novice through Intermediate levels. Next came the Area I Championships, hosted by Town Hill Farm at their fall Horse Trials on August 26-27 for Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels. The Area VIII Championships followed next at the Park Equine KY Classique Horse Trials on September 1-3 for Beginner Novice through Intermediate levels. Aspen Farms Horse Trials then hosted the Area VII Championships for Beginner Novice through Intermediate the following weekend, September 8-10. The Beginner Novice and Novice Area V Championships were hosted at MeadowCreek Park on September 15-17, with the remainder of the Area V Championships to be hosted later in October.

Please join us in congratulating the winners of their respective Area Championship divisions!

Area I Championships – Town Hill Farm Horse Trials, August 26-27, 2017


  • Preliminary Champion – Megan Tardiff and her own Cabana Boy (Rizzi x Known Heiress), a 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
  • Training Champion – Ann Grenier and Almost Famous (Aladdin’s Denver x Stage Light), her 16-year-old Connemara gelding
  • Novice Rider Champion – Emily Glidden and her 14-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, Chevy
  • Novice Horse Champion – Jocelyn Hawe and Cadbury VT, her 7-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Contango out of Odet II
  • Junior Beginner Novice Champion – Madison Haney and Doug Haney’s Revelation, the 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding out of Carrtown Honey
  • Beginner Novice Rider Champion – Stephenie Roy and Have Faith, her 8-year-old Friesian mare
  • Beginner Novice Horse Champion – Crystal Santos and her 9-year-old Canadian Warmblood gelding, EEF Sampson (Sambuca x Golden Sunrise)

Jocelyn Hawe and Cadbury VT, 2017 Area I Novice Horse Champions. Photo courtesy of ConnecticutPhoto.com Facebook page.

Click here for Area I Championships complete results.

Area III Championships – Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials, July 8-9, 2017


  • Intermediate Champion – Kerry Torrey and Zumba, her 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding
  • Preliminary Champion – Julie Richards and her 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, Fernhill Copas
  • Open Training Champion – Julie Richards and Sher Schwartz’s CS Carrera (Contendro 1 x Beaulieu’s Cayenne), an 8-year-old Holsteiner mare
  • Senior Training Champion – Cherye Huber and her 11-year-old British Sport Horse gelding, Sam I Am (Cameo’s Reflection x Castle Ware Rebel)
  • Junior Training Champion – Liv Levine and Fernhill Fifth Avenue, Leigh and Daniel Levine’s 6-year-old Irish Thoroughbred gelding by Manhatton
  • Open Novice Champion – Taylor Blumenthal and Martha Woodham’s Saxon Mills (Fitz x Criss Cross), a 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding
  • Senior Novice Champion – Jenny Tucker Brinkley and Guinness X , a 17-year-old Irish Sport Horse Gelding
  • Junior Novice Champion – Dorothy Dreelin and Lydia Kennedy’s 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, Subtle Dream Unveiled
  • Open Beginner Novice Champion – Holly Breaux, DVM and Wapz Hot Dan, her 6-year-old Appaloosa Sport Horse by Wapuzzan out of Empey Queen
  • Senior Beginner Novice Champion – Robin Barr and her own Tout Fini (Purge x Firehouse Waltz), a 9-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
  • Junior Beginner Novice Champion – Madeline Mogridge and her 12-year-old Welsh gelding, Unscripted

Click here for Area III Championships complete results.


Kerry Torrey and Zumba, 2017 Area III Intermediate Champions competing at the AEC. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Area V Championships – MeadowCreek Park Horse Trials – The Fall Social Event, September 16-17, 2017

  • Novice Champion – Sunny Courtwright and her 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare, Around Midnight
  • Beginner Novice Champion – Janet Taylor and Zarpazo (Zorro On Deck x Wake Up Lady), her 16-year-old Paint gelding

Click here for Area V Championships complete results.

Area VII Championships – Aspen Farms Horse Trials, September 8-10, 2017

  • Open Intermediate Champion – Maya Black and Mowgli (Our New Recruit x Night Siren), her 7-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
  • Open Preliminary Champion – Stephanie Cooper and her own Sketchy Past (Cahill Road x Anazeha), an 8-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
  • Open Training Champion – Jordan Linstedt and Janine Jaro’s Staccato (Stakkato x Certosa), an 8-year-old Hanoverian gelding
  • Junior Training Champion – Madelyn Myers and the 19-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Coolnamara
  • Training Rider Champion – Cassie Weber and her own 6-year-old Irish Draught Sport Horse mare, Minnie (Hang On Johnny x Tank)
  • Open Novice Champion – Sara Mittleider and RHF Peterzano, her 5-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Perigueux out of Hauptstutbuch Nonchalance
  • Junior Novice Champion – Emily Sloop and Zena Princess Warrior (Greystone Creggan Winter x Stormy), her 10-year-old Connemara mare
  • Novice Rider Champions – Tracy Stein and her 20-year-old Sport Horse gelding, Apollo (Special Event x My Daddy’s Choice)
  • Open Beginner Novice Champion – Alyssa Darby and Kwynn, her own 14-year-old Friesian mare by Uko and out of Autums Secret Garden
  • Junior Beginner Novice Champion – Audrey Ogan and her 8-year-old Appendix Quarter Horse gelding, Blended With My Best (My Final Notice x Love Me Best)

Click here for Area VII Championships complete results.

Area VIII Championships – Park Equine KY Classique Horse Trials, September 1-3, 2017


Lee Camiolo and Caharron V.E., 2017 Area VIII Preliminary Champions. Photo courtesy of the USEA Area 8 Facebook page.

  • Intermediate Champion – Hillary Irwin and her own 8-year-old Thoroughbred gelding out of Tullamore Dew, Kilbeggan
  • Preliminary Champion – Lee Camiolo and Caharron V.E. (Cimarron x V.E. Nokia), her 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding
  • Training Champion – Lauren Buhrmann and Currahee, her 6-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by Rebel Mountain
  • Novice Champion – Alston Kerr and Sir Earl Grey, her 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by WRS Sun Rich
  • Beginner Novice Champion – Alston Kerr and her 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, Residuary Trust

Click here for Area VIII Championships complete results.

Still to come over the next month are the Championships for Area II, Area IV, Training through Intermediate in Area V, Area VI, Area IX, and Area X. Stay tuned for a round-up of the winners, coming next month!

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