Jan 23, 2022

Meet the USEA Areas: Area I

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
USEA/ Jessica Duffy photo

Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area I which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in the 1960s, Area I was the birthplace of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) which was founded in 1959 and would later evolve into the USEA in 2001. In 2021 just under 800 members made up the membership count in Area I. Learn more about Area I below.

Area I Annual Meeting

The Area I Annual Meeting will be held virtually Wednesday, January 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST and Thursday, January 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST. Wednesday’s lineup includes Olympian Will Coleman presenting as the Keynote Speaker, Area I Committee reports, and awards distribution. On Thursday the floor will open up for organizers, adult riders, and young riders to listen and speak on behalf of their ideas, concerns, and relative programs. You can learn more about the full schedule here and register for the Area I Annual Meeting here.

Mystic Valley Hunt Club, In Stride Photography Photo courtesy of Sally Russell.

Area I ICP Certified Eventing Instructors:

Coffin-Vickery, Rebecca (Level III) Certified in 2017
Address:40 Mulberry Street | Rhinebeck, New York 12572
Phone: (845)876-3955 (Day) | (845)235-3352 (Cell)

Guyotte, Nancy (Level III) Certified in 2003
Address:71 New Chester Rd. | Hill, New Hampshire 03243
Phone: (603)934-0119 (Day) | (603)934-0119 (Cell)

Kuchta, Michele (Level III) Certified in 2003
Address:63 Sunset Dr. | Patterson, New York 12563
Phone: (845)878-0063 (Day) | (914)656-0470 (Cell)

MacVaugh, Ashley (Level III) Certified in 2008
Address:PO Box 2144 | South Hamilton, Massachusetts 01982
Phone: (978)468-2424 (Day) | (978)807-1038 (Cell)

Mayo, Carol (Level III) Certified in 2004
Address:57 Woodland Street | Sherborn, Massachusetts 01770
Phone: (508)654-6161 (Day) | (508)654-6161 (Cell)

Davis, Thomas (Level II) Certified in 2004
Address:154 Agricultural Avenue | Rehoboth, Massachusetts 02769
Phone: (508)222-5856 (Day)

Dugan, Bevin (Level II) Certified in 2003
Address:407 Pond Road | Vernon, Vermont 05354
Phone: (802)254-0106 (Day) | (802)254-0106 (Cell)

Goebel Tucker, Jennifer (Level II) Certified in 2018
Address:107 West Mountain Rd. | Canton, Connecticut 06019
Phone: (860)352-2588 (Day) | (860)352-2588 (Cell)

Hutchison, Margaret (Level II) Certified in 2004
Address:P.O. Box 300 | North Chatham, New York 12132
Phone: (518)441-2176 (Day)

Iorio, Adrienne (Level II) Certified in 2011
Address:25 Forest Lane Apple Knoll Farm | Millis, Massachusetts 02054
Phone: (508)361-7651 (Day)
Online: www.appleknoll.com

Lenna, Babette (Level II) Certified in 2011
Address:830 Harold L Dow | Eliot, Maine 03903
Phone: (207)837-0842 (Day) | (207)837-0842 (Cell)

Risso, Erin (Level II) Certified in 2013
Address:1067 Old Sandwich Rd | Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
Phone: (617)852-7782 (Day) | (617)852-7782 (Cell)

Rocco, Katie (Level II) Certified in 2004
Address:22 Rood Hill Rd | Sandisfield, Massachusetts 01255
Phone: (413)429-6907 (Day) | (413)429-6907 (Cell)
Online: www.katierocco.com

Scott-Moore, Gretchen (Level II) Certified in 2004
Address:112 Elm St | Saugerties, New York 12477
Phone: (914)388-0338 (Day) | (914)388-0338 (Cell)
Online: gscottequestrian.com

Thurston, Allison (Level II) Certified in 2009
Address:153A Gulf Road | South Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02748
Phone: (203)331-5230 (Day)

Wood, Richard (Level II) Certified in 2008
Address:P.O. Box 184 1187 Quaddick Town Farm Road | Thompson, Connecticut 06277
Phone: (978)502-7664 (Day) | (978)502-7664 (Cell)

Eastman, Alison (Level I - Training) Certified in 2008
Address:PO Box 463 | Hollis, New Hampshire 03049
Phone: (603)465-9592 (Day) | (603)345-0382 (Cell)
Online: www.appletreefarm.org

Goyea, Denise (Level I - Training) Certified in 2008
Address:416 Martins Pond Rd. | Groton, Massachusetts 01450
Phone: (617)224-6325 (Day) | (617)224-6325 (Cell)

Greene-Lowell, Rachel (Level I - Training) Certified in 2011
Address:21-B South Rd. Harvest Hill Farm | Brentwood, New Hampshire 03833
Phone: (603)772-8609 (Day) | (603)770-3010 (Cell)

Scarlet, Meredith (Level I - Training) Certified in 2008
Address:245 Lowell Rd | Groton, Massachusetts 01450
Phone: (978)448-3421 (Day) | (978)448-3421 (Cell)

Welch, Anna (Level I - Training) Certified in 2004
Address:113 Fickett Rd. | Pownal, Maine 04069
Phone: (207)232-4551 (Day) | (207)232-4551 (Cell)

Libby, Elisabeth (Level I - Novice) Certified in 2018
Address:46 Summer Dr | Southwick, Massachusetts 01077
Phone: (413)219-7252 (Day)

Kent School Horse Trials. Brian Wilcox/Connecticutphoto.com Photo.

Upcoming Competitions:

Prepare for the 2022 Area I Championships which will be held September 10-11, 2022 at the GMHA September Horse Trials. Championships will be offered for the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels. Catch up on the 2021 Area I Championships here.

April 30-May 1 | University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. | BN, N, T, M | New Hampshire

May 7 | Apple Knoll Farm H.T. | BN, N, T | Massachusetts

May 8 | Riga Meadow at Coole Park Combined Test | Intro, BN, N, T, P | New York

May 14 | Hitching Post Farm H.T. | Intro, BN, N, T, M | Vermont

May 28 | Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. | CT- Starter, Starter, CT-BN, BN, CT-N, N, TN, CT-T | Connecticut

June 4-5 | GMHA June H.T. | BN, N, T, P | Vermont

June 5 | Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring H.T. | Intro, BN, B, TN | New York

June 12 | Valinor Farm H.T. | Intro, BN, N, T, M | Massachusetts

June 19 | Kent School Spring H.T. | Intro, BN, N, T, M | Connecticut

June 24-26 | Groton House Farm H.T. | N, TN, T, PT, P, IP | Massachusetts

July 3 | Larkin Hill H.T. (Pending USEF Approval) | BN, N, T, P | New York

July 9-10 | Genesee Valley Hunt H.T. (Pending USEF Approval) | Intro, BN, N, T, M | New York

July 9-10 | Huntington Farm H.T. | BN, N, T, P | Vermont

July 23-24 | Course Brook Farm Summer H.T. | Starter, BN, N, T, MT, P | Massachusetts

August 4-7 | Millbrook H.T. | BN, N, T, P, I, A | New York

August 12-14 | GMHA Festival of Eventing August H.T. | BN, N, T, PT, P, I, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S | Vermont

August 20 | Huntington Farm H.T. | BN, N, T, P | Vermont

August 20-21 | Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club H.T. | FEH-2, FEH-3, FEH-4, FEH-Year, Intro, BN, N, T, M, P | New York

August 28 | Town Hill Farm H.T. | Starter, BN, N, T, P | Connecticut

September 3 | Course Brook Farm Fall H.T. | Starter, BN, N, T, MT, P | Massachusetts

September 10-11 | GMHA September H.T. (Pending USEF Approval) | BN, N, T, P | Vermont

September 24-25 | University of New Hampshire H.T. (Pending USEF Approval) | BN, N, T, M | New Hampshire

September 25 | Larkin Hill Fall H.T. | Intro, BN, N, T, P | New York

October 1 | Apple Knoll Farm H.T. | BN, N, T | Massachusetts

October 8 | Hitching Post Farm H.T. (Pending USEF Approval) | BN, N, T, M, P | Vermont

October 9 | Kent School Fall H.T. | Intro, BN, N, T, M | Connecticut

GMHA Horse Trials. Photo courtesy of Tracy Ostler.

Area Representatives:

Area Chair: Suzanne Adams | (978) 729-2102

Board of Governors Area Representative: John Bourgoin | (802) 425-3207

Area Treasurer: Liz Johnson | (774) 217-0302

Adult Rider Coordinator: Amy Winnen | (617) 733-9221

Young Rider Coordinator: Melanie Loschiavo | (802) 279-6228

Organizer Representative: Laurie Hudson | (802) 356-2874

Awards: Dawn D’Angelillo | (802) 371-9502

Webmaster: [email protected]

Newsletter: KC DiCostanzo | (845) 832-7207

Feb 02, 2023 Eventing News

In Memoriam: James C. Wofford

The USEA is heartbroken to hear about the loss of James “Jimmy” C. Wofford. A lifelong lover and supporter of the sport, Wofford has had an astounding influence on where eventing is today and has tirelessly supported the goals of the United States Eventing Association. He served as president of the American Horse Show Association (now U.S. Equestrian (USEF)), was the first vice-president of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), and served as secretary of the USCTA (now USEA). He served two terms as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, including two years as vice chairman. In addition, he has served on numerous committees during his career.

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Jan 31, 2023 Educational Activities

USEA's Tip Tuesday: Cross-Country Positions with Karen O'Connor

For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.

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