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 louisebach@comcast.net.  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

johnjmxsaddles@gmail.com

 

 

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.

http://useventing.com/news/usea-announces-icp-symposium-clinicians

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:  wergeles@earthlink.net      805-714-7181 (West Coast Symposium)

Sue Hershey:         swhershey36@gmail.com  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 nancy@useventing.com 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

Seeking Donations for Area VII Silent Auction

The silent auction at our annual meeting and banquet is one of Area VII’s most important fund-raising events of the year. Proceeds support our events and activities all year long. Please consider joining together with your friends and trainers to contribute, and asking horse businesses and brands that you support to contribute as well.

All contributions are 100% tax-deductible!

Here are some ideas – all donations are welcome, and they need not be horse-related:

  • -Artists and craftsperson’s: A sample of your art or handiwork.
  • -Photographers: Gift card for photo session.
  • -Folks who are good at making jumps: Gift certificate for a set of standards.
  • -Restaurant owners: Gift card for a meal.
  • -Vacation home owners: Gift certificate for a weekend stay.
  • -Gift certificate for a hand wash of truck and trailer.
  • -The rest of us: Wine, chocolate and other delectables are always welcome!

Please contact Rachel McCart at rachel@equinelegalsolutions.com for a donation form and more information.

USEA Area VII Annual Meeting, Awards Dinner & Silent Auction (Saturday, 1/16/16) Portland, OR

 USEA Area VII Annual Meeting, Awards Dinner & Silent Auction

Saturday, January 16, 2016

University Place Hotel and Conference Center

310 SW Lincoln St, Portland OR 97201

503-221-0140

  •              Educational Talks and Panel Discussions
  •              Rule Changes and Area VII Updates
  •              Fun and Games
  •              Door Prizes
  •              Area Business Meeting at Lunch
  •              Adult Rider Meeting
  •              Young Rider Meeting
  •              Organizers’ Meeting
  •              Hors d’oeuvres
  •              End of Year Individual and Team Awards
  •              Special Awards
  •              Dinner Banquet
  •              Silent Auction

Meeting Schedule and Details will be posted on the USEA Area VII Website

Your early registration allows us to plan and get the best rates. Please note the Early Registration Discount if mailed by Dec 15th. Seating will be limited for the Banquet, so please register early.

We have reserved 30 rooms at a special rate at the University Hotel, but you must book by Dec 16th. To Book a room, you must call 503-221-0140 to book directly with the University Hotel and reference “Area VII Annual Meeting” in order to get the special group rate by Dec 16th.   Free breakfast included with room registration for each registered hotel guest.

One lucky person who registers for the Full Meeting and books a hotel room by Dec 16th will have the Hotel Room paid for. Attendees who share a room and are registered guests will be eligible, if they register for the meeting by Dec 16th and the room has been booked by Dec 16th. We know that many of you like to share rooms but not everyone gets on board with a room-share early. Not to worry. If people share a room, each will be eligible for the drawing if (1) they register for the Full Meeting by Dec 16th, (2) the room was booked by Dec 16th and (3) they are registered guests with the hotel by the time dinner starts. The winner’s name will be drawn during the Banquet. You must be present to win.

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 Registration Form

Early Registration Postmarked by 12/16/15

Please mail this form w/ registration fee to:

Lorilee Hanson 20317 SE 119th Ct. Issaquah, WA 98027

Please makes checks payable to: USEA Area VII

Name_________________________________________

Phone_______________

Address________________________________________

City________________

State_______ Zip_____________ Email__________________________________

Visa Credit card number___________________________ Expiration___________

Tax-deductible contributions to support Area VII welcome in any amount

☺$100_____ ☺$75______ ☺$50______ ☺$25_____ ☺ Other_________

  • Full Reg. (Includes Lunch and Dinner)                          $65 _____
  • Day Only (Includes Lunch)                                               $45 _____
  • Awards Banquet Only                                                        $40 _____
  • Contribution for the Annual Meeting (thank you!!!)   $ _______
  • Contribution for the Area Championships                    $ _______
  • Friend of the Area Championship $100                         $ _______
  • Other                                                                                     $ _______
  • Are you interested in other Championship sponsorship opportunities (Division, Arena, Jump, Prizes, etc.)   (YES/NO)
  •                                 If Postmarked after 12/16/15          +$15
  •                                                                               Total       $ _________

 


 

RAFFLE FOR FREE NIGHT STAY IF REGISTERED FOR THE FULL MEETTING AND A HOTEL ROOM BY DEC 16TH:

Are you registering for the meeting and booking a room.                                                                 (YES/NO)

To be eligible for the drawing, you must show a copy of your guest registration with your name on it when you register at the meeting.

For more information, contact Julie Hook Juleshook@aol.com or

John Meriwether: johnjmxsaddles@gmail.com

 

Young Rider Coordinator Job Opening

The USEA Area VII Young Rider Program is looking for a volunteer Young Rider Coordinator. The YRC is responsible for an active program with 100 members of diverse ages and abilities, overseeing Young Rider camps, clinics, the Young Rider Benefit Horse Trials, a pool of volunteers and more. Previous experience with the Young Rider Program a must.  Must be well organized, self-motivated and a good communicator.  The ability to delegate is paramount. Some travel is involved.  The job duration is three years with the possibility of longer. 

We are also looking for motivated volunteers to assist.  There are many positions available throughout the year and anyone who would like to be part of this program is welcome, especially YR Alumnae.  This is an opportunity to give back to the program and to develop leadership skills.

 Please contact AREA VII Chairman John Meriwether if you are interested and submit a short resume/statement of qualification by Nov 1st.   john@jmxsaddles.com.

Regards,

John Meriwether – Area Chair