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It is that time again to close up the Area VII eventing season and start working on next year. In the upcoming year we will be adding a new event in Spokane, WA October 3-4, 2015. Plans are in the works to host a Beginning Novice through Training competition at Christel Carlson’s own beautiful equestrian facility, Spokane Sport Horse Farm. She has organized and run many big dressage shows as well as unrecognized events. It has been many years since we have had a regular recognized event in the Spokane area and this is especially exciting news for those members located east of the Cascades.
Caber Farm hosted our Area VII Championships in August with great success. All of their divisions, including the championship classes were full, many bursting at the seams. They did a wonderful job fitting everything into the schedule. Caber Farm will again host the area VII Championships in 2015. The qualifying period is from Caber 2014 through the Young Rider Benefit in 2015. Anyone placing first through fifth at one of the competitions during this time frame is qualified for the Area VII Championships. We will have placing’s through tenth for 2015.
The Young Rider Benefit Horse Trials, which is an amazing fund raiser for the YR program in Area VII, was run successfully over two days with some lovely upgrades on the cross country courses. Anni Grandia, who organizes the event, will run it over two days in 2015 but is considering expanding the event back to three days starting in 2016. Anni would love everyone’s input as to the 2-day format or 3 days. You can let Anni know by contacting her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday January 10, 2015 our area annual meeting will take place at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia, WA. We will have our general meetings as well as some fun activities and speakers. If anyone has some good ideas please let us know and we will try and accommodate. The Area VII Year End Awards will be presented by Canadian WEG team member Hawley Bennet-Awad. She is also our guest speaker and will talk about the Ups and Downs of WEG. On January 11-12 Hawley will be doing a clinic at Aspen Farms. Devin Robel has stepped up to organize the clinic. More information will be available as we get closer to meeting time.
We will again be having a silent auction at our Annual Meeting. Barb Barke has graciously, yet again, taken on this monumental task. If anyone has anything to donate or ideas, please contact Barb at: email@example.com
The money that the silent auction generates, goes towards paying for our meeting and championship awards as well as year-end awards and supporting clinics. The money will also help fund the Area VII website. Claudia Morgan, who has been keeping our website up to date, will be passing the baton to some lucky person after the annual meeting in January. Anyone interested in taking on this very important task should contact Melissa at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We will have a report on our final recognized competitions of the season, Aspen Farms Horse Trials and Stanton Farm Horse Trials, in the coming week.
See you at the annual meeting!
Area VII Chair
Don’t miss these longtime favorite clinicians! Eric Smiley of Ireland and Leslie Law of the UK whi is now based on the East Coast, are returning for their annual fall clinics at Tulipsprings.
Eric Smiley, Oct 4-5
Leslie Law, Oct 25-26
All the details are below:
Come and join us for some fun and friendly competition at the Horse Park in Cle Elum Sept 27-28!!!
The footing is lovely, the weather will be wonderful, and we’ll have a good time!
Cathie is our fantastic Show Secretary and her e-mail is on the the entry form below so you can let her know you’ll be sending your entries any day now!!
See you there
A new fund raiser for Area VII Young Riders started at the YR Benefit Horse Trials in Chehalis this year! Sharon Coombe, Mary Kay Independent Consultant has started a yearlong fund raiser running from 8/7/2014 to 8/7/2015 by donating 15% of her sales that are generated by Young Riders and any connections or referrals from Young Riders!
Her presence at the horse trials was well received and sales for that weekend were a good start to what is going to be an amazing opportunity for the Young Riders program. But the horse trials were just a small start!
To make the most out of this opportunity, we need anyone and everyone to contact Sharon Coombe, mention Young Riders and host a party inviting all of your students, barn mates, friends, family and anyone you know. She is willing and able to travel all over Area VII to help raise as much money as possible! Once you become a customer, you can shop as much as you like on her private website for yourself, holiday gifts, birthdays etc… All purchases for the whole year count towards the fund raiser! And anyone who attends a party as a guest can host their own party inviting even more people to join in and help raise money for Area VII Young Riders. All anyone has to do is make sure they mention Young Riders when they contact Sharon!!!
Just remember, Mary Kay is not just make-up, but skin care, body care and even a men’s line! Check out her website to see for yourself at www.marykay.com/ropeyourdreams.scoombe
To set up your event and to help you with any questionsyou can call Sharon Coombe at 253-569-8528 or send her an email at email@example.com
Last year two riders from our area went to NAJYRC. This coming year it looks like we might have a full team that qualifies! Young Riders would also like to be able to host more clinics, camps and educational activities for ALL members at ALL levels, but to do this we need your help!
****If you already have a Mary Kay Consultant that is currently taking care of you, Sharon Coombe can sell to you at parties only*****
It is a very full show. Good luck everyone!
Hello Area VII
My name is Sue and I am organizing some great upcoming clinics in Area VI that I wanted you all to know about.
First one is “The Camelot Classic” or more simply out, “how to ride a full three day”. This is on September 13-14. This will be held at Camelot Equestrian Park outside of Chico, CA. As a lower level rider who aspires to this I convinced Val Owens and Wendy Wergles to help me put this on. My flyer is attached, and it gives you much more information.
Second, Lucinda Green returns to CA. I’m bringing her October 10-11 to Camelot Equestrian Park then October 12-13she goes to Shepherd Ranch for 2 more days. I have a discounted fee for her right now of $350 until 9/15, then it will be $420. Flyer is attached.
Third, and final for 2014 is Mary King clinic. She will be at the Fresno county horse park on November 17-18, the Monday and Tuesday after their last event of the year. Cost is $420. I do not have a flyer yet.
Could you add to your area newsletter or in some form announce to your area? If you have any further questions please ask! I’m simply trying to bring the best clinics possible to California!!!
Let me know if you have any other questions!