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