ICP Level I and II Workshp Feb 11-13

If we have enough people committing now, we can schedule an ICP workshop with Brian Sabo to follow the Annual meeting. It will be somewhere in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area.  If you want to partake, there are slots for only 8 people.  If we do not have 6 we will not schedule.  Please email John Meriwether at johnjmxsaddles@gmail.com if you want a spot.

Celebrating Polly

Next Wednesday, November 15, at 5:30 we will be celebrating Polly Kranick at Singer Barn, 20023 Singer Rd on Vashon. Please join us for an informal gathering to share stories of her life and some of her favorite things. This will be a potluck so BYOB, your own chair and something yummy to share. We greatly appreciate your RSVP. (The barn will be heated)

We are also looking for photos of Polly- if you have any that you would like to contribute, please email them to sarahdgeorge@gmail.com. Thank you.



Polly Kranick

Polly Kranick

Polly Kranick


It is with great sadness that we inform everyone of the passing of Polly Kranick.  She was one of the quietest, kindest members of our community and if you did not have the honor of knowing her, I am sad for you, too. Polly loved every aspect of our sport. She rode, she competed, she owned a slew of lovely horses, she was happiest making someone else's event pleasant.

If Polly was at an event, she was also at the cross-country jump briefing. If there was an Adult Rider gathering, she came by. Over the years, I enjoyed spending time with Polly at events or camp or visiting with her at her barn. Saturday evening at an event was complete when she shared a kind word no matter how the day went. She was always willing to lend a hand whenever asked and was the jump judge you hoped was covering a difficult fence. I cannot remember an unkind word pass her lips. Her heart was in this sport and knowing her made Area VII eventing better.

Her passing adds to the sadness I know so many of us feel already. I can't remember an Adult Rider camp without her though she may have missed one or two. I can't remember an Annual Meeting without her. She made you want to be better to your friends, to your horse, to your self.

Whether or not you knew Polly, please think about dedicating a few hours at an event and lend a hand to honor her love for our sport.

USEA Grants for Landsafe Clinic,

We have three opportunities for Landsafe Clinics in the next two months. These Grants will be in the form of rebates for USSEA members.  Contact the clinic organizers below to learn more about the grants.

To learn more about the Landsafe training program you can watch their youtube videos.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6rGooM4q68&t=14s


Inavale Farm, Corvallis OR, November 18, 19.  Contact Kelsey Horn at Kelsey@invalefarm.com

Grand Farms, Vaughan WA, December 1-2-3 Contact Summer Kenesson at skenesson@aol.com

Full Gallop Eventing, Duvalll WA, December 9-10, Contact Erin Grandia at erindmcpherson@aol.com

USEA Gastrointestinal Health Survey

Please share this link to the USEA Management and Gastrointestinal Health in event horses. They need a lot more data. It takes about ten minutes to fill out and you get a 20% discount code from SmartPak!

Survey: Management and Gastrointestinal Health of Event Horses
Calling all eventers! We need you to take this important survey. The USEA is excited to announce a new survey study being conducted by a team of…


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.  PDF File - a brief spreadsheet how the points are calculated. Awards were calculated and posted through Dec 1 – 2016.


Beginner Novice Junior (1998)


1stBillyBianca Linder LILLY LINDER 

2ndFritz PatrickOlivia Miller OLIVIA MILLER 

3rdMia San MiaBianca Linder LILLY LINDER 

4thJunior MintConnor Black CONNOR BLACK 

5thSplit DecisionCourtney Cemulini Courtney Cemulini 

Beginner Novice Senior


1stHeraklion's My HeroChristine Reagan Christine Reagan 

2ndCinco De MayoCatherine Geissler Catherine Geissler 

3rdFiesta Bella Hope Cochran SARAH MATUSZEWSKI 

4thDestiny ISFCindy Balasubramanian JORDAN LINSTEDT 

5thPacific LegacyMeira Rundhaug MEIKA DECHER 

Novice Junior (1998)

Horse  OwnerRider

1stThe DukeAlexandria Winter Alexandria Winter 

2ndKasydasunBritt Roden MIKAYDEN WEISE 

3rdDigitizerDonna Huntsman  HANNAH SECOY 

4th Fleeceworks CincoGenevieve Kirsch Genevieve Kirsch 

5thCoolnamaraUnknown Owner MADELYN MYERS 

Novice Senior

Horse  OwnerRider

1stSouvenirLouise Leslie Louise Leslie 

2ndEloise de CarlierDorothy Hamilton Dorothy Hamilton 

3rdDark HorseJulie Williams Julie Williams 

4thWintermond BCHChris Cole  Chris Cole  

5thLuxembourgJordan Linstedt Jordan Linstedt 

Training Junior (1998)

Horse  OwnerRider

1stLeroyLisa Gunningham Lisa Gunningham 

2ndFleeceworks CincoGenevieve Kirsch Genevieve Kirsch 

3rdKing GeorgeMadelyn Floyd Madelyn Floyd 

4th KellicanKaren Lounsbery Karen Lounsbery 

5thCalicoolIsabella Gunningham Isabella Gunningham 

Training Senior

Horse  OwnerRider

1stCavalierMartha Wehling MARTHA WEHLING 

2ndZuaraKrista Cameron SARAH LORENZ 

3rdNorthern ExpectationPolly Kranick ASHLEIGH RAUEN 

4th Danseur JapurLaura Clark  ERIN D. MCPHERSON 

5thCodigoBianca Linder Bianca Linder 

Young Rider Preliminary Level (1995)

Horse  OwnerRider

1stHuw MungesPatience O'Neal PATIENCE O'NEAL 

2ndOsitoBarb Jensen RIO JENSEN 

3rdVatinoLillian Thiel LILLIAN THIEL 

4thKaala Jaadukat Lessing PATIENCE O'NEAL 

5th Fernhill Eagle Team Rebecca, LLC ALYSSA HAMMEL 

Senior Preliminary Level 

Horse  OwnerRider

1stSketchy PastStephanie Cooper STEPHANIE A. COOPER 

2ndHarry HoudiniKim Hunter ATTILA RAJNAI 

3rdFun and GamesErika Graff Erika Graff 

4th Saint IgnatiusSarah Matuszewski Sarah Matuszewski 

5thCarterJohnHartley PATRICIA CAVA 


Horse  OwnerRider

1stPrince WilliamMary Burke Mary Burke 

2ndMy Lucky DayLinda Weeks KAREN L. O'NEAL 

3rdIndio BMWSusan Trettin MARC GRANDIA 

4thCorinthozKiera Carter KIERA CARTER 

5thLight In The DarkCatie Cejka CATIE CEJKA 


Horse  OwnerRider

1st-tiedPrince WilliamMary Burke Mary Burke 

1st-tiedRevitavet CapatoBarbara and Gary Linstedt JORDAN LINSTEDT 

2ndLC O'ShawniseeAndrea Nielsen Andrea Nielsen

Here is a clip of our 2016 highlights, compliments of Neelie Floyd.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YXztovyJGg&feature=youtu.be


Adult Riders Introduces Erik Duvander to Area VII

May 16/17 USEA Clinic Next Phase Eventing Carnation WA.


Erik Duvander Clinics, USA


Erik is an accomplished and highly regarded High Performance Eventing Team Leader and Coach, with over 30 years experience working within a High Performance environment.


This began as an athlete with Erik representing Sweden at Worlds and Olympic level winning European Team Gold in 1993. Since transitioning from rider to coach Erik has led teams from Japan, Sweden and New Zealand to the Olympic and World Games. He has coached at 4 Olympic Games, 5 World Championships and hundreds of top end International Events around the World.



He has become renown for putting together World class Eventing programmes for both individuals and teams. Drawing on his vast experience of coaching and competing Erik transmits his learnings to his riders in a balanced and expert manner.





During his time working for the New Zealand Equestrian Federation as Team Leader and Coach, Erik successfully coached and mentored a new generation of riders. Jonathan Paget;Badminton winner and NZ Team medalist. Tim Price; winner of Luhmuhlen 4*. Jonelle Price; 4th at World Equestrian Games and NZ Team medalist. Clarke Johnstone; 2nd at Adelaide 4*. And from the NZ youth squad; Lizzie Brown, winner of Boekelo 3* and Jesse Campbell winner of Milstreet CIC 3*.


In addition to working with Youth riders Erik has had the privilege to Coach greats such as Mark Todd, Andrew Nicholson, Caroline Powell and Blyth Tait. With these athletes the New Zealand team has won individual and team medals at World and Olympic Games.


During the years with the New Zealand team 5 different riders have won 10 CCI 4* events around the world and In 2013 the New Zealand riders won every 4* in the northern hemisphere under his leadership.


Previous to working with the NZ Equestrian Team Erik worked with the Swedish Eventing Team as Coach and with the responsibility to put together a High Performance training programme. He was also commissioned by the Swedish Olympic comitte to specifically coach Sara Algottson, (2nd at Olympic Games 2012) and Linda Algottson (double World Cup finalist winner and x 2 times European silver individual medalist).


Erik has had the fortune to work with and learn from many of the best Equestrian Coaches in the World.  To name a few;


Eventing: Mark Todd, Vaughn Jefferis


Show Jumping: George Morris, Henk Nooren, Luis Alvera Cevera


Dressage: Carl Hester, Kyra Kyrklund, Isobel Wessels, Steven Clarke