The Annual Meeting Hotel Discount Cut-off is January 6th at 5 pm

Short note from our Area Chairman – John Meriwether –

I understand not everyone is getting my emails.  It may be that your spam filter is stopping them because it is set to catch mass mailings.  Also, I receive a lot of notifications that certain email addresses are incorrect.  Please check with your USEA registration to make sure they have the correct address as that is what I use.

The annual meeting is January 28th in Portland at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront.  I will send out a meeting Schedule shortly.

The link to sign up for the meeting: (link updated January 9th)

It is important that you register by the 6th as the deals we get from the hotel for everything related to the meeting is based on a number of folks registering at the hotel.  And the more we pay for the hotel overhead, the less we have for the fun stuff like awards and prizes.

If you would like to Reserve a room please do it now using this link:  If you need further assistance with hotel reservations, contact reservations at 1-877-901-6632.  Be sure to mention that you are with the USEA Area VII Annual Meeting.

Thanks for your understanding and please register for the meeting and for your hotel Room immediately to take advantage of our discounted group rate and to help us get the best discounts on catering and room rental from the Marriott.


Congratulations to our 2016 year end award winners!

Congratulations to our 2016 year end award winners.  Rider of the year and horse of the year awards will be revealed at the Annual Meeting.  For a brief spreadsheet how the points are calculated scroll down to the bottom of this post. Awards were calculated and posted through Dec 1 – 2016.

 Beginner Novice Junior (1998)
Horse Owner Rider
1st Billy Bianca Linder LILLY LINDER
2nd Fritz Patrick Olivia Miller OLIVIA MILLER
3rd Mia San Mia Bianca Linder LILLY LINDER
4th Junior Mint Connor Black CONNOR BLACK
5th Split Decision Courtney Cemulini Courtney Cemulini
Beginner Novice Senior
Horse Owner Rider
1st Heraklion’s My Hero Christine Reagan Christine Reagan
2nd Cinco De Mayo Catherine Geissler Catherine Geissler
3rd Fiesta Bella Hope Cochran SARAH MATUSZEWSKI
4th Destiny ISF Cindy Balasubramanian JORDAN LINSTEDT
5th Pacific Legacy Meira Rundhaug MEIKA DECHER
Novice Junior (1998)
Horse  Owner Rider
1st The Duke Alexandria Winter Alexandria Winter
2nd Kasydasun Britt Roden MIKAYDEN WEISE
3rd Digitizer Donna Huntsman HANNAH SECOY
4th Fleeceworks Cinco Genevieve Kirsch Genevieve Kirsch
5th Coolnamara Unknown Owner MADELYN MYERS
Novice Senior
Horse  Owner Rider
1st Souvenir Louise Leslie Louise Leslie
2nd Eloise de Carlier Dorothy Hamilton Dorothy Hamilton
3rd Dark Horse Julie Williams Julie Williams
4th Wintermond BCH Chris Cole Chris Cole
5th Luxembourg Jordan Linstedt Jordan Linstedt
Training Junior (1998)
Horse  Owner Rider
1st Leroy Lisa Gunningham Lisa Gunningham
2nd Fleeceworks Cinco Genevieve Kirsch Genevieve Kirsch
3rd King George Madelyn Floyd Madelyn Floyd
4th Kellican Karen Lounsbery Karen Lounsbery
5th Calicool Isabella Gunningham Isabella Gunningham
Training Senior
Horse  Owner Rider
1st Cavalier Martha Wehling MARTHA WEHLING
2nd Zuara Krista Cameron SARAH LORENZ
3rd Northern Expectation Polly Kranick ASHLEIGH RAUEN
4th Danseur Japur Laura Clark ERIN D. MCPHERSON
5th Codigo Bianca Linder Bianca Linder
Young Rider Preliminary Level (1995)
Horse  Owner Rider
1st Huw Munges Patience O’Neal PATIENCE O’NEAL
2nd Osito Barb Jensen RIO JENSEN
3rd Vatino Lillian Thiel LILLIAN THIEL
4th Kaala Jaadu kat Lessing PATIENCE O’NEAL
5th Fernhill Eagle  Team Rebecca, LLC ALYSSA HAMMEL
Open Preliminary Level
Horse  Owner Rider
1st Sketchy Past Stephanie Cooper STEPHANIE A. COOPER
2nd Harry Houdini Kim Hunter ATTILA RAJNAI
3rd Fun and Games Erika Graff Erika Graff
4th Saint Ignatius Sarah Matuszewski Sarah Matuszewski
5th Carter John Hartley PATRICIA CAVA
Horse  Owner Rider
1st Prince William Mary Burke Mary Burke
2nd My Lucky Day Linda Weeks KAREN L. O’NEAL
3rd Indio BMW Susan Trettin MARC GRANDIA
4th Corinthoz Kiera Carter KIERA CARTER
5th Light In The Dark Catie Cejka CATIE CEJKA
Horse  Owner Rider
1st Revitavet Capato Barbara and Gary Linstedt JORDAN LINSTEDT
2nd Prince William Mary Burke Mary Burke
3rd LC O’Shawnisee Andrea Nielsen LC O’Shawnisee


Below is a brief outline of how the points are calculated through out the year depending upon how competitors finished at competitions throughout the season.  For example if a competitor placed 3rd in a Beginner Novice class of 17 starters they would get 1.5 points for that competition.  At the end of the season all points are added together for each horse and rider combination and points calculated accordingly.

Starters   CT <15 >=15but<25 >=25 Champ
Beg. Novice 1st 0.625 1.25 2.5 3.75 5
2nd 0.5 1 2 3 4
  3rd 0.375 0.75 1.5 2.25 3
4th 0.25 0.5 1 1.5 2
  5th 0.125 0.25 0.5 0.75 1
Novice 1st 1.25 2.5 5 7.5 10
2nd 1 2 4 6 8
  3rd 0.75 1.5 3 4.5 6
4th 0.5 1 2 3 4
  5th 0.25 0.5 1 1.5 2
Training 1st 1.875 3.75 7.5 11.25 15
2nd 1.5 3 6 9 12
  3rd 1.125 2.25 4.5 6.75 9
4th 0.75 1.5 3 4.5 6
  5th 0.375 0.75 1.5 2.25 3
Junior – 1998
    CT <10 >=10 but <=20 >20 FEI Champ
Prelim/YR 1st 2.5 5 10 15 17.5 20
2nd 2 4 8 12 14 16
  3rd 1.5 3 6 9 10.5 12
4th 1 2 4 6 7 8
  5th 0.5 1 2 3 3.5 4
CT <10 >=10 but <=20 >20 FEI Champ
Intermediate 1st 3.125 6.25 12.5 18.75 21.875 25
2nd 2.5 5 10 15 17.5 20
  3rd 1.875 3.75 7.5 11.25 13.125 15
4th 1.25 2.5 5 7.5 8.75 10
  5th 0.625 1.25 2.5 3.75 4.375 5
Advance 1st 3.75 7.5 15 22.5 26.25 30
2nd 3 6 12 18 21 24
  3rd 2.25 4.5 9 13.5 15.75 18
4th 1.5 3 6 9 10.5 12
  5th 0.75 1.5 3 4.5 5.25 6
young rider – 1995


Area VII Annual Meeting January 28, 2017

Area VII Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.   Date: January 28, 2017 Location: Portland Downtown Waterfront Marriott  1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97201

With the season over and the holidays upon us, it’s time to turn our attention to the Area VII Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.   We have a full day of meetings, discussions, workshops and fun with a reception hosted by Adult Riders and Young Riders while the Silent Auction gets underway. The Silent Auction will continue through the Awards Banquet.

Our Keynote Speaker is our own wonderful Maya Black.

Rachel McCart is coordinating our Silent Auction again this year. We rely on the Silent Auction Fundraiser to help pay for the ribbons, the awards and the meeting. We count on your generosity to make this meeting a success. If you would like to donate to the Silent Auction, contact Rachel at

To book a reservation at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, you can use We have a limited number of rooms held for us at a discounted rate of $159. The discounts will be available only until January 4th at 5 pm so book your room early and the number is limited.

Tickets are required to attend the function. The registration form will be emailed to the address you provided to the USEA as well as posted on-line shortly. Those who pre-Registration for the all-day meeting and awards banquet by January 7th will be eligible for door prizes, including one of ten $25 certificates for the Silent Auction, bottles of wine from our wine sponsors and much more.


USEA Area VII Annual Awards Banquet

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The year end leaderboard results have been posted here on the Area VII site.  Registration information is coming soon.

Reminder Summer USEF Grant Applications Due June 10

To:       All U.S. FEI-Registered Eventing Riders
From:    Joanie Morris, USEF Managing Director of Eventing
Date:    May 4, 2016
Re:       2016 Summer/Fall Grant Applications DUE JUNE 10
Dear U.S. FEI Registered Eventing Riders,Summer/Fall grant applications have been posted to athlete’s USEF on-line profile. The applications can only be accessed and completed through logging into an athlete’s MY USEF MY WAY profile.

Applications are due by June 10, 2016.

National Grants: Rebecca Farm
International Grants: Aachen

Applications are due by July 15, 2016.

International Grants available: Millstreet, Burghley, Blenheim, Boekelo

Once an athlete has logged into their MY USEF MY WAY profile, click on Event Applications and then click on either the National or International link to complete the application. An athlete may include multiple horses on each application.
Please note the eligibility requirements and factors for allocation of funding on the first page of the application. There is a one-time $25.00 application fee for the Summer/Fall National Grant Application and a separate one-time $25.00 application fee for the Summer/Fall International Grant Application. There is not a guarantee that funding will be designated for all of these competitions.

Please call or email if you have any questions.
Many Thanks,
Joanie Morris

Looking for at least one more Level I/II ICP participant

Levels I/II Teaching of Dressage Workshop
Instructor: Dayna Lynd-Pugh (ICP IV)
Event Date: 05/16/2016 to 05/18/2016
Contact Name: Sue Funkey
Phone: 1-209-736-2216
Area: 6
Location Name:
Camelot Equestrian Park
1985 Clark Road

For additional information contact:
Nancy Knight
Director of Education
U.S. Eventing Association
525 Old Waterford Road, NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-779-0550 (fax)

Instructor Certification Program Workshop

Instrutor Certification Program workshops


ICP Levels III/IV Workshop – Area VI
April 5-6, 2016
Twin Rivers – Paso Robles, CA
Bec Braitling

ICP Levels I/II Teaching of Dressage Workshop – Area VI
May 16-18, 2016
Camelot Equestrian Park – Oroville, CA
Sue Funkey

Please contact Nancy Knight for any additional information.
Nancy Knight
Director of Education
U.S. Eventing Association
525 Old Waterford Road, NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-779-0550 (fax)

USEA Area VII Annual Meeting, Awards Dinner & Silent Auction Saturday 1/16/16

We have a great Annual Meeting planned for this weekend in Portland and have a great pre-registration turnout. We’ve expanded the banquet seating to take in more people, for both Lunch and Dinner so even if you didn’t pre-register, we should be able to make room for you. Just scroll down for the registration information. It’s too late to mail it in, but you can still register at the door.

Lots of Door prizes, raffles, games, great speakers, excellent food and, of course, the Silent Auction. And Yes, the Awards Banquet. One lucky person will get their hotel room for free.

We have some important announcements regarding Championships and Rule Changes during the Lunch Business Meeting.

A big thank you to our sponsors. Dr. Mark Revenaugh and Northwest Equine Performance are sponsoring the Horse of the Year and Rider of the Year awards. Rebecca Farm is sponsoring the morning break. Young Riders is sponsoring the afternoon break and Adult Riders is sponsoring the Pre-Banquet appetizers.