Feb 15, 2022

Meet the USEA Areas: Area II

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
USEA/ Leslie Mintz photo.

Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Area a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area II which is made up of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina. Area II is the home of the USEA Headquarters, located in Leesburg, Virginia and just across the street from Morven Park. In 2021, 1,762 USEA members called Area II their home - making it the USEA area with the most members. Learn more about Area II below.

Area II Fun Facts

The passion for volunteering runs strong! Area II members made up a group of individuals who approached the USEA Board of Governors in 2015 with the request of the formation of the Volunteer Committee. Area II was later the birthplace of the Eventingvolunteers.com program which was first tested at the Maryland Horse Trials, Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials, and the Waredaca Horse Trials before being rolled out nationwide five years ago. In 2021, Area II members clocked 23,236 hours of volunteer time donated across 52 events!

In 2018, Area II instituted the Service to Eventing Awards to award to individuals who demonstrate a very high standard of service to the area. New leaders are acknowledged every even-numbered year and past recipients include Mary Coldren, Susan and Duncan MacRae, Brian O’Connor, Steve Symansky, and Melissa Stubenberg.

Every year, Area II holds a fundraising auction of donated event entries and other goods and services donated by many area professionals and businesses. The funds raised go toward Area II’s very active Young Riders program or are split between any of the other programs that Area II administers. In addition to event entries, the fundraiser has auctioned off lessons from Mike Plumb, Bruce Davidson, Stephen Bradley, as well as the opportunity to ride former USET and five-star rider Jane Sleeper’s five-star mount, UN - making dreams come true for a couple of very excited riders!

Area II ICP Certified Eventing Instructors:

Beshear, Emily (Level IV) Certified in 2009
Address:5670 Blue Run Road | Somerset, Virginia 22972
Phone: (540)832-0241 (Day) | (434)960-2370 (Cell)

Byyny, Jan (Level IV) Certified in 2005
Address:20490 St. Louis Road | Purcellville, Virginia 20132
Phone: (540)729-3977 (Day) | (540)729-3977 (Cell)

Costello, Robert (Level IV) Certified in 2008
Address:P.O. Box 1951 | Southern Pines, North Carolina 28388
Phone: (910)603-5844 (Day) | (910)603-5844 (Cell)

Davidson, Bruce (Level IV) Certified in 2005
Address:P.O. Box 181 | Unionville, Pennsylvania 19375
Phone: (352)427-6820 (Day)

Dawson, Phyllis (Level IV) Certified in 2003
Address:36502 Kidwell Rd. | Purcellville, Virginia 20132
Phone: (540)668-6548 (Day) | (540)668-6548 (Cell)

Durr, John Michael (Level IV) Certified in 2011
Address:2745 Carla Drive | Shelby, North Carolina 28150
Phone: (707)529-8397 (Day) | (707)529-8397 (Cell)

Dutton, Phillip (Level IV) Certified in 2006
Address:248 Hood Rd. | West Grove, Pennsylvania 19390
Phone: (610)869-7700 (Day)

Faudree, Will (Level IV) Certified in 2010
Address:242 Tilley Street | Hoffman, North Carolina 28347
Phone: (910)603-8298 (Day) | (910)281-3056 (Cell)

Horgan, Eric (Level IV) Certified in 2005
Address:310 Thosmor Road c/o Neverend Farm | Bedminster, New Jersey 07921
Phone: (203)543-0813 (Day) | (203)543-0813 (Cell)

Hudspeth, Holly (Level IV) Certified in 2009
Address:621 Bent Ridge Place | Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
Phone: (703)727-2753 (Day)
Online: hollyhudspetheventing.com

Meyerhoff, Bobby (Level IV) Certified in 2016
Address:2314 Old Mockville Road | Statesville, North Carolina 28625
Phone: (925)899-3214 (Day) | (925)899-3214 (Cell)
Online: www.meyerhoffshowhorses.com

O'Connor, David (Level IV) Certified in 2003
Address:P.O. Box D O'Connor Equestrian | The Plains, Virginia 20198
Phone: (540)729-4319 (Day) | (540)729-4319 (Cell)

Springer, Allison (Level IV) Certified in 2009
Address:P.O. Box 427 | Upperville, Virginia 20185
Phone: (847)612-1108 (Day)

Adams, Debbie (Level III) Certified in 2012
Address:49 Chapel Ave | Medford, New Jersey 08055
Phone: (609)876-4826 (Day) | (609)876-4826 (Cell)

Beale, Susie (Level III) Certified in 2017
Address:140 Jug Hollow Rd. | Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460
Phone: (610)220-8084 (Day) | (610)220-8084 (Cell)
Online: comstables.com

Bearden-Muller, Mogie (Level III) Certified in 2004
Address:2815 Church Hill Road | Centreville, Maryland 21617
Phone: (510)928-1050 (Day) | (510)928-1050 (Cell)

Brannigan, Jennifer (Level III) Certified in 2012
Address:855 Morriseianna Lane | West Grove, Pennsylvania 19390-8726
Phone: (610)869-7705 (Day) | (610)869-7705 (Cell)
Online: https://branniganeventing.com

Butts, Gretchen (Level III) Certified in 2006
Address:4015 Damascus Rd. | Laytonsville, Maryland 20882
Phone: (301)774-7123 (Day) | (301)774-7123 (Cell)

Heard, Lillian (Level III) Certified in 2013
Address:404 Wrigley Blvd | Cochranville, Pennsylvania 19330
Phone: (540)338-5747 (Day) | (301)938-4840 (Cell)

Hollis, Natalie (Level III) Certified in 2004
Address:6731 Dickerson Rd Destination Farm | Dickerson, Maryland 20842
Phone: (410)615-3673 (Day) | (410)615-3673 (Cell)

Lindroth, Nanci (Level III) Certified in 2006
Address:338 Currie Road | Jackson Springs, North Carolina 27281
Phone: (910)652-2086 (Day) | (910)690-6600 (Cell)

Moore, James (Level III) Certified in 2004
Address:6349 Louisianna Rd. | Locust Grove, Virginia 22508
Phone: (303)917-1488 (Day) | (303)917-1488 (Cell)
Online: prestigetraining.com

Payne Caravella, Holly (Level III) Certified in 2009
Address:P.O. Box 389 | Oldwick, New Jersey 07934
Phone: (908)334-3126 (Day) | (908)334-3126 (Cell)
Online: Www.hollypayne.com

Schurink, H. Jerry (Level III) Certified in 2004
Address:Austin Mountain Farm 9942 Austin Mountain Trail | Grottoes, Virginia 24441

Sleeper, Jane (Level III) Certified in 2006
Address:130 Buck Run Rd. | Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320
Phone: (610)857-2514 (Day)

Warrington, Daniel (Level III) Certified in 2013
Address:P.O. Box 389 | North East, Maryland 21901
Phone: (443)466-9809 (Day)

Wiedemann, Pam (Level III) Certified in 2006
Address:579 Creek Rd. | Christiana, Pennsylvania 17509
Phone: (610)563-6135 (Day) | (610)563-6135 (Cell)

Anderson-Blank, Cindy (Level III - Provisional) Certified in 2012
Address:36571 Kiddwell Road | Purcellville, Virginia 20132
Phone: (309)660-5765 (Day) | (309)660-5765 (Cell)

Bull, Molly (Level II) Certified in 2008
Address:1316 Antioch Rd. | Scottsville, Virginia 24590
Phone: (434)962-0306 (Day) | (434)962-0306 (Cell)

Lindsay, Geraldine (Level II) Certified in 2016
Address:8045 Scottsville Road | Scottsville, Virginia 24590
Phone: (434)960-6067 (Day) | (434)960-6067 (Cell)

Schwentker, Mary (Level II) Certified in 2003\
Address:223 Buckhorn Rd. Dry Run Farm | Middletown, Virginia 22645
Phone: (540)533-1927 (Day) | (540)533-1927 (Cell)

Symansky, Lynn (Level II) Certified in 2009
Address:22156 Sam Fred Rd | Middleburg, Virginia 20117
Phone: (540)460-1351 (Day) | (540)460-1351 (Cell)

Wellman, Michele (Level II) Certified in 2016
Address:9205 Bessie Clemson Rd | Union Bridge, Maryland 21791
Phone: (301)873-3496 (Day)
Online: www.bychancefarm.com

Wunder, Martha (Level II) Certified in 2015
Address:7085 Ulrich Mill Road | New Tripoli, Pennsylvania 18066
Phone: (309)530-6000 (Day) | (309)530-6000 (Cell)

Moyer, Britt (Level II - Provisional) Certified in 2015
Address:P O Box 131 | Butler, Maryland 21023
Phone: (360)520-0748 (Day) | (360)520-0748 (Cell)

Armstrong, Andy (Level I - Training) Certified in 2018
Address:503 Sunset View Terrace SE Unit 302 | Leesburg, Virginia 20175
Phone: (937)216-3342 (Day) | (937)216-3342 (Cell)

Beaumont, Chiantel (Level I - Training) Certified in 2014
Address:3100 McNeal Rd. | Woodbine, Maryland 21797
Phone: (207)862-3828 (Day) | (207)862-3828 (Cell)
Online: www.burningbenjamins.net

Cornue, Suzannah (Level I - Training) Certified in 2012
Address:11718 Peacock Trail | Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
Phone: (315)436-5189 (Day)

Diehl, Barrett (Level I - Training) Certified in 2019
Address:927 S. Willhaven Drive | Fuquay Varina, North Carolina 27526
Phone: (757)880-2885 (Day) | (757)880-2885 (Cell)
Online: www.TFEquestrian.com | Email

Gonzalez, Sarah (Level I - Training) Certified in 2018
Address:6714 Mink Hollow Rd. | Highland, Maryland 20777
Phone: (954)562-6198 (Day)

Kerola, Mari (Level I - Training) Certified in 2010
Address:Salarpsbacken 6 | Ronninge, Stockholms Lan 15146
Phone: +46 73 610 8310 (Day)

Moynihan, Deborah (Level I - Training) Certified in 2006
Address:5423 Crane Creek Road | Waxhaw, North Carolina 28173
Phone: (860)989-4663 (Day) | (860)989-4663 (Cell)
Online: www,irishacresfarmltd.com

Rizzo, Katherine (Level I - Training) Certified in 2008
Address:3155 Florence Road | Woodbine, Maryland 21797
Phone: (301)904-4048 (Day) | (301)904-4048 (Cell)

Schroeder, Liz (Level I - Training) Certified in 2008
Address:4021 Damascus Rd | Gaithersburg, Maryland 20882
Phone: (301)775-1862 (Day) | (301)775-1862 (Cell)

Johnson, Kerra (Level I - Novice) Certified in 2016
Address:14086 Winterville Rd | Bloxom, Virginia 23302
Phone: (757)709-3744 (Day)
Online: Kjequine.com

Miller, Amanda (Level I - Novice) Certified in 2006
Address:2012 Chase St. | Clayton, North Carolina 27520
Phone: (252)671-2175 (Day)
Online: www.millereventing.com

Stamos Johns, Christina (Level I - Novice Provisional) Certified in 2010
Address:508 Martin Avenue | Mount Joy, Pennsylvania 17552-2924
Phone: (440)864-6253 (Day)

Upcoming Competitions:

March 12-13 | Southern Pines H.T. | CT-BN, BN, CT-N, N, CT-T, T, CT-M, M, CT-P, P, CT-I, I, CT-A | North Carolina

March 23-27 | Carolina International CCI & H.T. | T, M, P, I, A, CCI1*-S, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S | North Carolina

April 2-3 | Morven Park Spring H.T. | BN, N, T, P, I | Virginia

April 7-10 | The Fork at TIEC | BN, N, T, M, P, I, A, CCI1*-S, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S | North Carolina

April 10 | CDCTA Spring H.T. | Intro, BN, N, T, P | Maryland

April 15-17 | Fair Hill International April H.T. & CCI-S | Maryland

April 16-17 | Longleaf Pine H.T. | BN, N, T, P, I | North Carolina

April 23-24 | Plantation Field H.T. | BN, N, T, P, I | Pennsylvania

April 30-May 1 | Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. | BN, N, T, PT, P, I | Virginia

April 30-May 1 | Horse Park of New Jersey Spring H.T. - Pending USEF Approval | BN, N, T, M, P | New Jersey

May 7-8 | Waredaca H.T. | BN, N, T, M, P, I | Maryland

May 11-15 | Tryon International May 3-Day Event | CCI1*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L | North Carolina

May 14 | Plantation Field May H.T. | BN, N, T, P, I | Pennsylvania

May 14-15 | WindRidge Farm Spring H.T. | CT-Starter, Intro, Starter, CT-BN, BN, CT-N, N, CT-T, T, CT-P, P, I | North Carolina

May 15 | USEA MDHT FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier | FEH-2, FEH-3, FEH-4, FEH-Yearling, NEY, YEH-4, YEH-5 | Maryland

May 20-22 | Hunt Club Farms H.T. - Pending USEF Approval | YEH-4, YEH-5, BN, N, T, M, P | Virginia

May 21-22 | Fair Hill International Recognized H.T. | BN, N, T, P, I | Maryland

May 26-29 | VHT International & H.T. | Starter, YEH-4, YEH-5, BN, N, T, M, P, I, AI, CCI1*-L, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L | Virginia

May 28-29 | Flora Lea Spring H.T. | BN, N, T, P | New Jersey

June 4 | MCTA H.T. at Shawan Downs | BN, N, T, M, CT-P, P, CT-I, I, CT-A | Maryland

June 11 | Plantation Field H.T. | BN, N, T, P, I | Pennsylvania

June 11-12 | The Middleburg H.T. - Pending USEF Approval | BN, N, T, M, P | Virginia

June 18-19 | Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. | BN, N, T, M, P, I | Maryland

June 19 | Bucks County Horse Park H.T. | BN, N, T, P, T | Pennsylvania

June 25-26 | Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Summer H.T. | Intro, BN, N, T, P, I | Virginia

July 1-2 | Essex H.T. - Pending USEF Approval | BN, N, T, P | New Jersey

July 8-10 | The Maryland International + Horse Trials | BN, N, T, M, P, I, CCI1*-S, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S | Maryland

July 15-16 | The Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm | FEH-2, FEH-3, FEH-4, FEH-Yearling, NEH, YEH-4, YEH-5, BN, N, T, M, P, I | Maryland

July 15 | Applewood Farm YEH/FEH & Mini Event | FEH-2, FEH-3, FEH-4, FEH-Yearling, Starter, YEH-4, YEH-5 | New Jersey

July 24 | Full Moon Farms H.T. | Intro, Starter, BN, N, TN, T, PT | Maryland

July 29-31 | Hunt Club Farms H.T. | YEH-4, YEH-5, BN, N, T, M, P | Virginia

July 30-31 | Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials II | BN, N, T, M, P, I | New Jersey

August 7 | Olney Farm H.T. - Pending USEF Approval | BN, N, T, M | Maryland

August 13-14 | WindRidge Farm Summer H.T. - Pending USEF Approval | Intro, Starter, CT-BN, BN, CT-N, N, CT-T, T, CT-P, P, IP, CTI-I | North Carolina

August 13-14 | Fair Hill International Recognized H.T. | BN, N, T, P, I | Maryland

August 17 | Applewood Farm YEH/FEH & Mini Event | FEH-2, FEH-3, FEH-4, FEH-Yearling, Starter, YEH-4, YEH-5 | New Jersey

August 19-21 | Waredaca Farm H.T. | YEH-4, YEH-5, BN, N, T, M, P, I | Maryland

August 24-28 | Great Meadow International | P, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S | Virginia

September 3-4 | Seneca Valley PC H.T. | Starter, BN, N, T, M, P, I | Maryland

September 4 | Bucks County Horse Park H.T. | BN, N, T, PT | Pennsylvania

September 10-11 | Flora Lea Fall H.T. | BN, N, T, P | New Jersey

September 10-11 | Five Points H.T. | FEH-2, FEH-3, FEH-4, FEH-Yearling, NEH, YEH-4, YEH-5, CT-BN, BN, CT-N, NCT-T, T, CT-M, M, CT-P, P, CT-I, I, CT-A, A | North Carolina

September 11 | USEA MDHT YEH/NEH Qualifier | NEH, YEH-4, YEH-5 | Maryland

September 11 | CDCTA Fall H.T. | Intro, BN, N, T, P | Virginia

September 15-18 | Plantation Field Horse Trials | CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S | Pennsylvania

September 16 | FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy Farm | FEH-2, FEH-3, FEH-4, FEH-Yearling | Maryland

September 17 | Marlborough H.T. - Pending USEF Approval | Starter, BN, N, T, P | Maryland

September 17-18 | FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm | FEH-2, FEH-3, FEH-4, FEH-Yearling | Maryland

September 24-25 | Old Tavern Horse Trials | BN, N, T, P, I | Virginia

September 24-25 | ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. - Pending USEF Approval | Starter, BN, N, T, M, P, I | Maryland

September 30-October 2 | The Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm | BN, N, T, M, P, I, AI | Maryland

October 5-9 | Morven Park International CCI4*-S, CCIYH3*/2*-S, CCI4/3/2*-S & HT | N, T, P, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L | Virginia

October 8 | Radnor Hunt H.T. | Pending USEF Approval | N, T, P | Pennsylvania

October 8-9 | WindRidge Farm Fall H.T. | CT-Starter, Intro, Starter, CT-BN, BN, CT-N, N, CT-T, T, CT-P, P, CT-I, I | North Carolina

October 12-16 | Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill | YEH-4, YEH-5, CCI3*-L, CCI5*-L | Maryland

October 21-23 | Waredaca Classic Three Day Event & H.T. | BN, BN3D, N, N3D, T, T3D, M, M3D, P, P3D | Maryland

October 30 | Full Moon Farms H.T. | Intro, Starter, BN, N, TN, T, PT | Maryland

November 3-6 | The VHT International & H.T. | Starter, BN, N, T, M, P, I, AI, CCI1*-L, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L | Virginia

November 9-13 | Tryon International 3-Day Event - Pending USEF Approval | CCI1*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L | North Carolina

Area Representatives:

Area Chair

Melissa Stubenberg

(610) 869-5750

Board of Governors Area Representatives

Morgan Rowsell

(908) 876-3070

Jerry Schurink

(413) 531-7381

Area Treasurer

Cindy Wood

(410) 726-8926

Adult Rider Coordinator

Carly Eddahri

(434) 242-6698

Young Rider Coordinators

Chris Donovan

(410) 409-2255

Holly Covey

(302) 382-9043

Pam Wiedemann

(610) 563-6135

Young Rider Advancement Coordinator

Chris Donovan

(410) 409-2255

Active Rider Representative

Lynn Symansky

Organizer Representative

Mary Coldren

(302) 547-0695

Affiliate Eventing Association Representative

Janet Gunn

(703) 594-3139

Webmaster

Cheryl Microutsicos

May 23, 2022 AEC

AEC Countdown: Less Than 100 Days!

The countdown is on for the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds! This year, the USEA AEC moves to the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. The AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2023, so if you have ever dreamed of riding in the Flathead Valley of Montana with views of Glacier National Park, you won’t want to miss this year’s very special opportunity.

May 23, 2022 News

USEA Podcast #310: The Season So Far

USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown is joined by USEA CEO Rob Burk and USEA President Max Corcoran to look back on the highlights of the season so far. From the big five-stars to the road to Pratoni and what to look forward to this year.

May 22, 2022

Auburn University Demonstrates Talent and Spirit to Win 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships

When Auburn University’s Alayna Backel jumped the final jump on her cross-country course today you couldn’t even hear the announcer over the mob of Auburn students, fans, and family members standing at the finish flags. As the last member of the Auburn War Eagles team to compete at the 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships, Backel’s double-clear cross-country round with Amy Dobbins’ 17-year-old Halflinger gelding Oliver Twist (Aurora x Ludora de Las Perlas) solidified Auburn’s first victory at the Intercollegiate Championships in three years on a cumulative team score of 79.23.

May 21, 2022 Intercollegiate

Former Intercollegiate Champion Auburn University on Track for 2022 Champion Title

It has been three years since Auburn University has clinched the title of USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Champions, but the team aimed to rectify that at the 2022 Championships by sending six teams to compete, one of which, the Auburn War Eagles, sits in the pole position following the first day of competition.

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