USEA Area VII Annual Meeting
and 2018 Awards Banquet
January 26th,
Emerald Downs, Auburn WA


I’ll update this just as soon as I have some more information….

This is from the Feb 10, 2018 meeting… it will be removed soon…. :)


were looking forward to seeing you at the meeting...

On-line link to Register for the Feb 10th Annual Meeting or via printable pdf version.   at Emerald Downs, Auburn WA. The registration deadline is Feb 1st for early discount rate.  We have a Feb 4th deadline. 

Tentative schedule located at the bottom of this page.

We have a great line-up of guest speakers including Dr Nicole Rombach, Alexis Lind and Brian Sabo. 

Our first two speakers will give complementary workshops. Each will be repeated with a morning session and an afternoon session to provide smaller groups for more interaction in the workshop.

We chose Emerald Downs so that we could have a few horses brought in for internationally renowned therapist Dr Rombach to use in her seminar on the effect of the rider on the horse's back. After watching her work on a horse in California, I had to do a double take as the horse was completely transformed by her therapy.  I did not recognize the horse after a half hour session working on it.  We would like to have 4-6 horses of different shapes/muscling, better if there are some back or muscle issues you are dealing with.  If you would like to volunteer a horse and handler, please contact me at This will be outdoors on the track.

For more information on Dr Rombach, please go to her website.

Alexis (Lexi) Lind will be addressing the horse's back health from the top down, that is Rider Fitness.  She will provide instruction to help riders get in shape for the coming season and maintain a fitness program to improve your riding and the performance of your horse.  Dress in comfortable clothes.  

Brian Sabo is on the Instructor Certification Program Faculty and will teach an ICP Level 1 and 2 workshop following the Annual Meeting.  The three day workshop will be split between two locations.  There is already a wait list for this but Auditors are welcome.  More on auditing to come. For more info on Brian Sabo go to  

Congratulations to everyone for working so hard this past season especially our Area VII 2017 Award Winners.  We hope you can make it to the Awards Banquet. If not, please have someone pick up your award for you.

Make plans to bid on items at the Silent Auction.  Rachel McCart, our next Area Chair, is working to make this another great Silent Auction and asks that you donate generously. This is the Area's only fundraiser for the Meeting and Awards Banquet. Your attendance makes it possible; your generosity makes it successful.  

There are several hotels in a variety of price ranges for you to choose from within minutes of Emerald Downs, but there is no hotel at Emerald Downs itself. We have a group rate and a block of 25 rooms reserved at the La Quinta in Auburn on a  First come, First served basis.  The number to use is 1-253-804-9999.  Don't reserve on-line as you will get a different rate.   Please let them know your group name is "US Eventing Association".

Tentative Meeting Schedule
8:30 am Registration
9:00 Adult Rider Meeting
        Young Rider Meeting
10:20 Break Sponsored by Rebecca Farm
10:30 - Lecture with Dr. Nicole Rombach, body worker extraordinaire
          - Workshop with Lexi Lind: Fitness for Riders to Optimize your Horse's Performance - bring a yoga mat, pad, thick towel and loose fitting clothes and athletic shoes.  This is a workshop.
          - Organizers' Meeting
Noon Lunch/Area VII Business Meeting
1:30 Workshop with Lexi Lind:  Fitness for Riders to Optimize your Horse's Performance -  bring a yoga mat, pad, thick towel and loose fitting clothes and athletic shoes.  This is a workshop.
        Workshop with Dr. Nicole Rombach - outdoors, dress for the Northwest. Our demo is a short walk away and it can be muddy.
3:20 Break Sponsored by Rebecca Farm
3:30 New 2018 Dressage Tests and More with Brian Sabo
5:00 Start ofSilent Auction - No-Host Happy Hour
6:30 -8:30 Awards Banquet, Conclusion of Silent Auction

After the Awards Banquet, there is live music in the upstairs lounge.


Wishing you a Happy New Year and a great 2018 eventing season,

John Meriwether
Area VII Chairman