Reminder Summer USEF Grant Applications Due June 10

To:       All U.S. FEI-Registered Eventing Riders
From:    Joanie Morris, USEF Managing Director of Eventing
Date:    May 4, 2016
Re:       2016 Summer/Fall Grant Applications DUE JUNE 10
Dear U.S. FEI Registered Eventing Riders,Summer/Fall grant applications have been posted to athlete’s USEF on-line profile. The applications can only be accessed and completed through logging into an athlete’s MY USEF MY WAY profile.

Applications are due by June 10, 2016.

National Grants: Rebecca Farm
International Grants: Aachen

Applications are due by July 15, 2016.

International Grants available: Millstreet, Burghley, Blenheim, Boekelo

Once an athlete has logged into their MY USEF MY WAY profile, click on Event Applications and then click on either the National or International link to complete the application. An athlete may include multiple horses on each application.
Please note the eligibility requirements and factors for allocation of funding on the first page of the application. There is a one-time $25.00 application fee for the Summer/Fall National Grant Application and a separate one-time $25.00 application fee for the Summer/Fall International Grant Application. There is not a guarantee that funding will be designated for all of these competitions.

Please call or email if you have any questions.
Many Thanks,
Joanie Morris

Looking for at least one more Level I/II ICP participant

Levels I/II Teaching of Dressage Workshop
Instructor: Dayna Lynd-Pugh (ICP IV)
Event Date: 05/16/2016 to 05/18/2016
Contact Name: Sue Funkey
Phone: 1-209-736-2216
Area: 6
Location Name:
Camelot Equestrian Park
1985 Clark Road

For additional information contact:
Nancy Knight
Director of Education
U.S. Eventing Association
525 Old Waterford Road, NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-779-0550 (fax)

Instructor Certification Program Workshop

Instrutor Certification Program workshops


ICP Levels III/IV Workshop – Area VI
April 5-6, 2016
Twin Rivers – Paso Robles, CA
Bec Braitling

ICP Levels I/II Teaching of Dressage Workshop – Area VI
May 16-18, 2016
Camelot Equestrian Park – Oroville, CA
Sue Funkey

Please contact Nancy Knight for any additional information.
Nancy Knight
Director of Education
U.S. Eventing Association
525 Old Waterford Road, NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-779-0550 (fax)

USEA Area VII Annual Meeting, Awards Dinner & Silent Auction Saturday 1/16/16

We have a great Annual Meeting planned for this weekend in Portland and have a great pre-registration turnout. We’ve expanded the banquet seating to take in more people, for both Lunch and Dinner so even if you didn’t pre-register, we should be able to make room for you. Just scroll down for the registration information. It’s too late to mail it in, but you can still register at the door.

Lots of Door prizes, raffles, games, great speakers, excellent food and, of course, the Silent Auction. And Yes, the Awards Banquet. One lucky person will get their hotel room for free.

We have some important announcements regarding Championships and Rule Changes during the Lunch Business Meeting.

A big thank you to our sponsors. Dr. Mark Revenaugh and Northwest Equine Performance are sponsoring the Horse of the Year and Rider of the Year awards. Rebecca Farm is sponsoring the morning break. Young Riders is sponsoring the afternoon break and Adult Riders is sponsoring the Pre-Banquet appetizers.

USEA Area VII Annual Meeting, Awards Dinner & Silent Auction Saturday 1/16/16

Dear Area VII Members,

We have a great group of people working very hard to make the meeting a success for you.  You can be a part of that success by sending in your pictures if you are on the leaderboard, by pre-registering, by donating to the Silent Auction and by bidding generously at the Auction.

Meeting Schedule We have a full day and evening worth of activities.  Please click here for schedule: Tentative Schedule for Annual Meeting

Registration Our Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet is just around the corner. At this date we registering at the door may be your only option if you have not already registered.  If you want to attend the banquet, please e-mail me with your intentions.  I must place the dinner order by Monday Jan 11th.  Click here for registration form: 2016-Mtg-Registration Jan 2

Hotel Rooms If you would like to see if there are still any rooms averrable at the discount rate please call the hotel at 503-221-0140 and refer to the USEA Annual Meeting.

High Point Leaderboard If you are on the Leaderboard and would like your picture included, please send your picture with your name, your horse’s name and your division to Louise Reulbach at  Please put in the subject line “End of Year Awards.”

Silent Auction   The Silent Auction helps pay for the meeting and awards.  The better the Silent Auction, the better the meeting.  Please consider making a donation or bidding generously on the Silent Auction items.  Click here for form: Silent Auction Procurement Form

Thanks for a really great 2015 and see you at the meeting.

John Meriwether, Area Chairman



Area VII Leaderboard for 2015

Congratulations to everyone on their successful season!

Beginning Novice Junior

1st Eva Jacroux on Free Joshua, owned by Anne Ryan

2nd Makenna Henry on her own Tootsie

3rd Sadie Schier on her own Captain Hook

4th Molly Akers on her own Mineweaver

5th Callia Englund on her own Xyder


Beginning Novice Senior

1st Elizabeth Gold on her own Miles Away

2nd Kady Ellifritz on Dear Henry, owned by Steve Dearden

3rd Janine Babcock on her own Fianna

4th Ashley Baldwin on her own Dual Time Boppe

5th Margaretha English on her own Clear n’Present


Novice Junior

1st Genevieve Kirsch on her own Fleeceworks Cinco

2nd Lilly Linder on her own Pele

3rd Stephanie Miller on her own Monkey See Monkey Do

4th Madelyn Floyd on her own King George

5th Kristen Holderman on her own YHF Starstruck


Novice Senior

1st Sara Mittleider on La Paz, owned by Sophie Solon

2nd Shari Peterson on her own Oliver Money

3rd Bianca Linder on her own Codigo

4th Julie Williams on her own Dark Horse

5th Louise Leslie on her own Souvenir


Training Junior

1st Ryley Siclair on Athens, owned by Karen O’Neal

2nd Kayla Dumler on Mateo, owned by Tammy Milling

3rd Sophie Hunt on her own Willow

4th Patience O’Neal on her own Huw Munges

5th Eleanor Cannon on Curra Cooley, owned by Theresa Bujnoch


Training Senior

1st Karen O’Neal on Calibrae LTD, owned by Kathryn Daniel and Karen O’Neal

2nd Karen O’Neal on Lifestyle S, owned by Kathryn Daniel

3rd Patricia Cava on Carter, owned by John Hartley

4th Louise Reulbach on her own Kaoimhe

5th Jordan Linstedt on her own Dandy Longlegs


Preliminary Young Rider

1st Harper Click on her own de la Renta

2nd Lillian Thiel on her own Vatino

3rd Anna Stein on her own Zaboomafoo

4th Alyssa Hammel on Motomaji, owned by Sarah Broussard

5th Patience O’Neal on Hollywood Diva, owned by Barbara Flynn


Preliminary Senior

1st Marc Grandia on Severe Flying, owned by Dorothy Strand

2nd Karen O/Neal on My Lucky Day, owned by Linda Weeks

3rd Erika Graff on her own Fun and Games

4th Sarah Mittleider on Harry Houdini, owned by Kim Hunter

5th Catie Cejcka on her own Light in the Dark


Open Intermediate

1st Mary Burke on her own Prince William

2nd Patience O’Neal on Hollywood Diva, owned by Barbara Flynn

3rd Jordan Linstedt on RevitaVet Capato, owned by Barbara and Gary Linstedt

4th Ashley Loucks on her own Dominic Q

5th Allison Sparks on Mystic Mojo, owned by Randal Sparks


Open Advanced

1st Mary Burke on her own Prince William

2nd Allison Sparks on Mystic Mojo, owned by Randal Sparks

3rd Anna Collier on her own Gleaming Road

4th Karen O’Neal on her own Hollywood Diva

2016 ICP Symposia

Below is the link to the article on the USEA Website with information about the 2016 ICP Symposia.

The year will begin with the West Coast Symposium, which will be conducted at Galway Downs in Temecula, California on January 20-21, 2016.   David O’Connor, current USEF Coach for Eventing will be presenting: The Progression of Training for the Horse & Rider on both days.

Shannon Thompson Mental Performance Specialist, will present:  Transformative Leadership/Coaching and Developing a Winning Culture) on January 20th from 4:30-6:30 PM

The East Coast Symposium will be conducted February 15-16, 2016 at Longwood Farm South in Ocala, Florida.

David O’Connor will be teaching dressage riding, 4-year-olds through the Advanced level on Monday, February 15th.   Silvio Mazzoni will be teaching show jump riding from the lower levels through higher levels on Tuesday, February 16th.

Links to registration forms are included in the article as well as information on how to register online through the USEA online services.

If you wish to be a demo rider please contact:

Wendy Wergeles:      805-714-7181 (West Coast Symposium)

Sue Hershey:  412-963-6359 (East Coast Symposium)

Thank you to Event Clinics for being an ICP Symposia sponsor for 2016.

Please contact Nancy Knight with any questions at or 703-669-9997.

Area VII – New Young Rider Coordinator

Area VII is pleased to welcome Karla Nichwander to the Area Council as the new Young Rider Coordinator.  While she may be a new face to most of you, Karla has many years of experience as the Area III Young Rider Coordinator where her daughter Katy was a Young Rider.   She and her family recently returned to Missoula Mt where Karla was born and raised.  Katy is finishing her last year at U of Montana.

I hope you will come to the Area VII Annual Meeting Jan 16th in Portland and hear what Karla has in mind for the Young Rider Program in the coming years.

John Meriwether – Area VII Chair