Members of Area II, don't forget about the Area II Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon this Sunday, January 13 from 8 to 4:30 p.m. at Carradoc Hall in the Holiday Inn in Leesburg, Virginia. We have interesting sessions for everyone with great speakers. For Adult Riders there will be a meeting to discuss this year’s expectations and activities. For the NAJYRC candidates you will get to meet with the new coordinators and hear what is expected for this year. For YRAP riders it will be a chance to meet with the new coaches and hear about this year’s pilot program as well as the other activities. We will also have presentations on dressage judging, the new reinvigorated FEH and YEH programs, how to be groom for top riders, dealing with joint problems, and nutrition. In addition to our awards presentation at lunch, we will have short presentations on David O'Connor's new approach for U.S. eventing, FEI rider licensing, and a review of activities and finances in Area II.
Finally, we are having a silent auction for Area II horse trials entries. It is already underway online and will finish at the meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to get great deals and support the Area. There are currently 27 items to bid on.
Rosie Smith’s rose gold accented helmet matched her perfectly tidy bun of red hair as she took the third spot in the USEA Training Rider Championship at the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nurena Feeds. Every little detail came together while aboard her trusted partner of nine years: the 20-year-old Connemara Irish Draught named Seamus (by Corrcullen, RID). But Smith’s first jump, back when she was only 15 years old, wasn’t with an English saddle.
Lisa Pragg is a busy woman, but between her normal day job and competing her own 19-year-old Thoroughbred Impeccable she still prioritizes time to volunteer - both at horse trials and as a volunteer firefighter. Pragg understands the importance that volunteers play in the eventing community and makes sure to give whatever time she can back as a fair gesture.
Attention USEA members! Registration for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is now open! The convention will be held in person on December 7-11, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is proud to announce the selected Young Rider athletes for the Emerging Athletes 21 Program (EA21) national camp, now that the EA21 regional clinics have concluded. Twelve riders were accepted into each of the five regional EA21 clinics, taught by USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) instructors, and now riders have been selected from the regional clinics to participate in the inaugural EA21 national camp this winter.