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We have lots of things happening in the YR program and I wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss a thing, so here’s lots of info for you.
Welcome to those new YR’s that joined in April. We look forward to meeting you this summer at our different events.
Volunteer Program- At the heart of keeping our sport alive, it needs many helpers. We are working on adopting a volunteer hour program that is similar to what our area Adult Riders have in place. This is a way for you to give back to our program and the area programs. We will be getting forms out for you all to use to have volunteer coordinators sign off on your hours. In exchange for your hours we are working on an incentive program for each family. This may include prizes and discounts for clinics/camps. Some examples of places to volunteer would be: jump judge, working the benefit in any way, ring steward, property clean up at our local facilities and in any way that supports our local program. This is a place that adults and members can participate. We will have the points tallied at the end of the season and accounted for by a volunteer.
Camp in Montana is planned for July 18-21st. We currently have Jean Moyer and Jessica Heideman (YR coach) teaching for camp and other instructors to be announced soon. More info and registration will be coming out soon. Julie Vachon is working hard to get everything ready to go. We hope to get a few more parents lined up to fill in some of our volunteer spots this firstname.lastname@example.org
Mini Camp at Lincoln is scheduled to happen before the YR Benefit HT August 5-7. Instructors and plans are in the works with more info available shortly. email@example.com
YR Benefit HT at Lincoln Creek is still set for August 8- 11. We have exciting things that will be taking place within the HT.
*Last year there was a tack sale that was a huge hit and so that is being planned on again. Get your items out and ready to sell. Your contact for the tack sale will be Mary Knox firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacy Emerson email@example.com
*We are organizing a local YR champs team competition to be held within the HT this year. This will be held for BN-T level riders that meet the qualifications we are working on. There will be jog-outs, unmounted points, riding points all for fun and prizes and ribbons for all.
*Part of what helps fund our coming years activities is the silent auction at the show. Please consider a donation or contacting businesses you know out there to donate to the silent auction this year. Your contact for sponsorship is Julie Vachon firstname.lastname@example.org
*We hope all of you have this weekend set aside on your calender to join us to pull this fundraiser together. It’s a great way to get to know people in the area and give back. You may contact Anni Grandia email@example.com to find out how you can help.
Upcoming social will be happening at the Aspen Farm HT June 14-16. A potluck and hopefully a scavenger hunt are being planned for Friday night. We are hoping to see YR members and their parents for a fun evening. We have an educational topic planned that will be valuable to each and every one of you. Plans are in place to talk about program expectations and the road to champs. Location at Aspen and time to be announced as we get closer. Please look at the score board if you’re not sure what the plans are.
Facebook- If you’re not a member on our YR FB page, you need to sign up. We have all kinds of information and different articles that are going up on the wall. Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/
YR Representative- Brynn Meuchel is currently serving this role as the voice of our membership. She’s here for you to have a peer to talk with about the program or give ideas too. Brynn and I are in contact and working to bridge the gap between the membership and the board. Brynn is planning to be at Aspen and will be available for you to get to know better. In the mean time her email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our YR coach is Jessica Heideman-Maybe you haven’t had a chance to meet her yet, but would like to. Jessica is offering several different course walk opportunities at our area shows just for you. This is also a great way to meet other riders at your level. She’s also available to talk with you in person, on the phone, or through email. Jessica is very approachable and happy to answer any questions or help you however you need it. Her contact info: email@example.com
Teams for the season- Jessica has taken the information from those members that were intersted in participating in a teams for points. If you have any questions let her know at the above email address. Look for fun team updates as the season goes on.
NAJYRC-If one of your goals is to be able to compete at champs in the future years it would be good for you to understand how the qualifications work and time it takes to make it happen. This process can begin two or more years earlier then you would be ready to go. Maybe you don’t even know what this about and want to read more about it. I will include the website link for you to get started. You may also contact Jessica H. for helping you line out the process and ask all the questions you might have. We are hoping to be develop our current training and above riders to get to NAJYRC if that is one of your goals. http://www.youngriders.
Rebecca Farms Novice and Training Three Day- For those YR that plan to participate in those two divisions the program would like to offer support for you in the vet box. As we get closer we will get a head count on who is going.
YR Gear- Every YR member that joins this year will be receiving a YR shirt as part of your membership if you would like one. Please go to the link and fill out the information for your order. https://docs.google.
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We are looking at having pins made also.
A reminder about the new YR USEA Eventing 18 program. I will include two links for you. One is the info/overview, but the application link from there doesn’t work. The second link I include will be for an active application. The applications will need to be to me before June 1st. You may contact me privately for my address or if you have any questions.http://www.usef.org/documents/
disciplines/eventing/2013/Even ting18OUTLINE.pdfhttp://www.usef.org/documents/ disciplines/eventing/2013/2013 USEFEventingEventing18ProgramA pp.pdf
Mentoring Program- Recently I’ve had some great discussions with older YR members that have been, or getting ready to go to NAJYRC. They shared with me how they wished there had been a mentor program in place to help them as they were working their way through the program and levels. After more discussion with a parent that has been a big supporter for a mentoring program, we will be working to put this into place for those interested in participating.
Area VII YR Coordinator
Please come join us at the Inland Empire Pony Club Hopeful Horse Trials, Combined Tests and Dressage Schooling Show!
The dates are June 28th-29th (yes, Friday/Saturday), and entry forms are on the regional pony club website:
There is also a Pre-Hopeful camp organized by Betty Tukey, and that is also listed on the regional pony club website.
For all the details click on the link below:
Woodbrook Hunt Pony Club’s June Jubilee One Day Horse Trials June 1, 2013 at NWEC.
For all the details click on:
Happy Mother’s Day!
Our 2013 Eventing season is officially under way this month. The Northwest Equestrian Center Mother’s Day Classic in Ranier, WA, takes place May 10 -12 and is featuring a Starter division and running up all the way up through Intermediate level. The Turner family has worked hard to upgrade and improve their Event by putting in a new sand arena for the Dressage and Show Jumping phases. They also have a brand new set of stadium fences to debut at the show. It should be a lot of fun and they are hoping for a full field in all divisions.
Next up is Aspen Farm Spring Horse Trials in Yelm, WA, June 14 – 16. They are running Beginning Novice through Intermediate on the courses that were so beautifully upgraded last fall. This is often a jam packed Event so get your entries in early.
For you Young Riders out there that are considering the NAJYRC taking place July 18 – 21 in Lexington, KY, you must have your applications in to our Chef de Equip, Diane Snow, by May 1st. She can then send them on to the USEF to meet their deadline of May 15. Diane’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about qualifying.
I hope everyone has had a chance to go out and do some schooling and cross-country gallops during our brief bursts of good weather. We had an amazing season in 2012, with only one recognized Event getting hit with some rainy weather. Let’s hope the weather Gods are with us again this year.
Young Rider Report
Welcome to the 2013 YR year.
For those of you that are returning we welcome you back and for those that are new welcome. I myself am new and look forward to connecting with you this year at events and shows. We’ve already kicked off the camp/clinic season with Sarah Lorenz teaching for us at Tulipsprings. There are some other exciting things happening in the YR program this year and I wanted to let you know what they are.
We will be having two different camp options this year for you to choose from. The first one will be July 19-21 at Herron Park in MT.
The second camp option will be August 5-6 at Lincoln Creek in conjunction with getting the property ready for the fundraiser show.
More information will be coming out soon along with the registration forms.
Mark your calendar for the 2013 YR benefit show at Lincoln Creek. The show dates are August 9-11th and prep is happening for quite a bit of time before that. Please mark your calenders and think about how you can help make this the best show we’ve ever done.
Shows and the YR program
I’ve had several requests from newer members for ways to connect with the program. We thought one way to get started this season was to stable together at shows. I’ve talked to Gloria at NW and she’s happy to put us together in the permanent stalls if we are in the first 150 entries of the show and put down YR. After 150 the entrants will be stabled at the portable stalls.
We will be planning several socials over the show season and hope that you will join us to get to know you better and have some fun. We will make sure to post the information on the FB page, send an email, and post at the shows.
We are restructuring the YR program with a new board and we are looking for people just like you. If you have a desire to help this program succeed, we want you. There are several areas that are looking for more volunteers, so please consider joining this great program. You may contact me directly by email or phone.
If you are looking for more information on the requirements and deadlines I have the link for you. For those that don’t know what this program is, I encourage you to read more about it.
NEW!!Eventing 18/Advancing Athletes
This program is designed for those riders that are 18 and under going preliminary and above. Application deadline is June 1st to me. Please link below for all the information
2013 Mentorship Program
I am including an attachment to give you more information on this program that is being offered. The USEF is finalizing the program, but I wanted to get the information out to you. These applications will tentatively be due to me by April 30th.
If you are not on the YR Facebook page and would like to keep up on the latest information sign up right away. We’d love to see more pictures and hear about what things you all are up to.
Be watching for upcoming fun!!
Adult Rider Report
A note from Becky Mathews introducing a great project she is working to benefit all Area VII:
I’m building a database containing all the information you need to know about XC schooling facilities in our area, along with a way for riders to share information about current conditions. I’m collecting all the pertinent information eventers need to know about each site—from contact info to schooling fees to facility offerings (specifically, what levels they cater to and which types of jumps they offer) and much, much more—and organizing that information into database, which will soon be available online at www.riverrunjumps.com/
Riders, I’m asking you to contribute via a quick online feedback form each time you go out and school. (http://goschooolvii.wufoo.
I hope that this site will centralize schooling facility information and provide an easy way to share the things we riders need to know. Eventually, we’ll look to add even more valuable information. If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear what you think. I can be reached at email@example.com or 360.237.4732. Thanks for your support—now, Go School VII!! (and don’t forget to fill out the form!)
Reminders: Adult Riders Spring Fling Schooling Day May 5th at Aspen Farms, Yelm WA, May 5th. Organizer: Janice Bryant firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Rider Camp and Scott Keach Clinic at NWEC, Rainier WA, May 24-26th Organizer: John Meriwether email@example.com
Adult Rider Team Series , formerly the Meriwether Saddlery Adult Rider Teams, regular closing date May 1st. Post Entries from May 2nd to June 8th. Organizer: John Meriwether firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for entries extended! Please get your entries in.
Cross country course closed until after our event. (Please see calendar for other closures)