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


  •              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.


 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





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       $ _________




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 or

John Meriwether:


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 Meriwether – Area Chair


Area VII Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

The Area VII Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will be in downtown Portland at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center at Portland State University on January 16th.

We have some great speakers, talks and discussions planned as well as some good fun.

More details to come soon.

Area Report

Area Championships

Congratulations to everyone who completed at Caber HT Aug 21-24th, especially those in the Championships.   A big Thank You to our sponsors and supporters.

Intermediate Championship, Sponsored by The Worth Law Group of Tumwater, WA

Champion – Mary Burk on Prince William, owned by Mary Burke

Reserve Champion – Amber Levine on Carry On, owned by Amber Levine

Preliminary Championship, sponsored by Gallops Saddlery of Tigard, OR

Champion – Karen O’Neal on My Lucky Day, owned by Linda Weeks

Reserve Champion – Marc Grandia on Severe Flying, owned by Dorothy Strand

Training Championship sponsored by John and Alexis Hartley and Storybook Horse Farm of Yoncalla, OR

Champion – Karen O’Neal on Calibrae LTD owned by Kathryn Daniel and Karen O’Neal

Reserve Champion – Patricia Cava on Carter, owned by John Hartley

Novice Championship sponsored by Dr. Ron Colton and the Evergreen Equine Veterinary Practice of Snohomish WA

Champion – Sara Mitleider on La Paz, owned by Owyhee LLC and Pam Solon

Reserve Champion – Lilly Linder on Pele, owned by Lilly Linder

Beginning Novice Championship sponsored by Rebecca Farm of Kalispell, MT

Championship Eva Jacroux on Free Joshua, owned by Anne Ryan

Reserve Champion Kathi Michel on Remark, owned by Kathi Michel

The Adult Amateur Championship High Point Winners are: Allison Sparks on Mystic Mojo (Intermediate); Lisa Eppley on Sweet Basil (Preliminary); Patricia Cava on Carter (Training); and Kathi Michel on Remark.

The Junior/YR Championship High Point Winners are: Patience O’Neal on Hollywood Diva (Intermediate); Harper Click on de la Renta (Preliminary); Patience O’Neal on Huw Mungus (Training); Lilly Linder on Pele (Novice); and Eva Jacroux on Free Joshua.

Area VII Adult Rider and Area VII Young Rider programs sponsored the Adult High Point and the Junior/Young Rider High Point Trophies and Coolerettes.

With donations from The Friends of the Area Champions we awarded various prizes including Championship Stall Plaques to all finishers in the Championships.   Thank you, Harden Howell, Paula and Frank Sweeney, Kelsey Horn and the Pinnacle Syndicate, Mark Hart, Kathryn Daniel, Meriwether Saddlery, Legacy Farm and Stable, Rimrock Farm and Efficient Arena Inc.

What’s on the Horizon?

Rule Changes

If you would like to see what your Board of Governors (BOG) worked on at the summer meeting, please go to this link on the USEA website. The BOG is sending proposals to the USEF Eventing Technical Committee for Rule Changes that include: Modified Level between Training and Preliminary; Opening Date wording change; and Helmet and Body Protector Standards.

If adopted, the Helmet and Body Protector Standards will have an effect on all of us and is worth reading.

American Eventing Championship

The USEA also selected Tryon Int’l Equestrian Center and the Colorado Horse Park for the 2016,2017 and 2018 AECs. Tryon will host it twice and Colorado HP will host it once. This is a big chance for more of us in the West to attend.

John Meriwether