New Area IX Young Rider Coordinator

We are excited to introduce our incoming 2023 Area IX Young Rider Coordinator, Hannah Louis! Many thanks to our outgoing coordinator, Andrea Anderson, for all of her hard work and dedication to continuing this program.

About Hannah:

My name is Hannah and I’m super excited for the opportunity to get involved with the Area IX Young Rider Program! I grew up in Dallas, TX where I was lucky enough to land in a great eventing program. While there, I was part of the Area V Young Rider program, riding up through the CCI2L level, and I also got to attend two NAJYR Championships with the Area V team as groom. I then took several years away from horses while getting my marketing degree from the University of Texas at Austin and starting my career in digital marketing in Chicago. Since moving to Colorado Springs this past April, I got connected with the PSEC team and have started to get back to riding (and hopefully eventing at some point!). Through my time as a Young Rider, I was able to make amazing friendships and grow as a horse person, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to help other young riders make the most of an awesome program.

AREA IX ECP JUMPING WORKSHOP

Area IX Level I/II/III ECP Jumping workshop with Mary D’Arcy
Workshop dates: October 28-30, 2022
Opening date: Sept 22, 2022
Closing date: Sept 28, 2022

Participant Instructors, Demo riders and waitlists will be announced October 5, 2022

Hosted by:
Ashley Carr & Vicki Baker Eventing LLC
7141 CR 100, Wellington, CO 80549

Funded by:

 Area IX general funds, raised in part by the previous two years of fundraising clinics, pending USEA approval.

Cost:

 $400 for instructors (8 spots available) and $50/day for auditors (25 spots available). Spots will be filled on a first-come first -serve basis and all others will be waitlisted. Area IX member costs may be covered by Area IX, pending USEA approval.

Demo Riders:

Submit the registration form and release noting DEMO RIDER and provide a short letter detailing your level of experience, your horse’s level of experience, and your learning style (visual, auditory, unknown etc). A committee will select the most appropriate demo riders for the registered clinical instructors. Please note that demo riders must be current USEA Area IX members.

Send registration to:
Vickibakereventing@gmail.com
-OR-
Vicki Baker
Area IX Education Chair
7141 CR 100
Wellington, CO 80549

Questions:
Contact Vicki @ 303-815-7587 -OR- vickibakereventing@gmail.com

Feeling left out?

Area IX funding opportunities abound for those that are willing to spearhead workshops, clinics, events and more. If you would like to learn more about hosting an ECP workshop, please reach out to Nancy Knight at USEA.

Help Area IX give back to its membership!
Have an idea? Bring it forward to the Area IX council and we will help you secure funding and provide support to make your idea become reality!

Area IX 2022 Championships

Area IX Championships are now open to entries!  So get signed up as we would love to see you there!

Just as a refresher, here are the Area IX requirements for championships and time/location info: 

Area IX Championships at The Event at Archer
Held August 18 – 21, 2022
Opening Date July 5 2022
Closing Day August 2, 2022

Area IX 2022 Championships – Qualifying criteria:
1. Qualification Period: August 26, 2021 – August 7, 2022
** All entries must be submitted by the posted closing date of the show (Aug 2nd)! However, late entries will be accepted only for those riders who obtain their qualification during the August 6-7, 2022Spring Gulch horse trials.
2. Intro through Modified Level Qualifications: 1st through 5th at one USEA recognized event with a minimum of 5 starters
3. Preliminary Level Qualifications: One placing 1st through 5th at a USEA recognized event with a minimum of 5 starters OR Two 1st through 5th placings with MER qualified finishes at USEA recognized events if there are less than 5 starters.
4. Completion at any level must meet the USEA definition of a MER to qualify for championships.
5 Area IX Members may qualify in any area but they must have competed in at least one USEA recognized event within Area IX during the qualifying time period on any horse.
6. Open to members of other Areas but non- Area IX riders must qualify within Area IX.
7. Rider and Horse must qualify as a pair

2022 Area IX Championships

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Area IX Championships will be at lovely Archer this year. 
They will be offering Championship classes from Intro/Starter through Preliminary, to include Modified!  Yes! You read that right.  This year we are proud to offer our first Modified Championships. 
We have also adjusted some of the qualifications for area championships this year so be sure to check them out.
Hope to see you all there!  Have great rides until then 😉

Area IX Championships at The Event at Archer

Held August 18 – 21, 2022

Opening Date July 5 2022

Closing Day August 2, 2022

Area IX 2022 Championships – Qualifying criteria:

1. Qualification Period: August 26, 2021 – August 7, 2022     

** All entries must be submitted by the posted closing date of the show (Aug 2nd)!  However, late entries will be accepted only for those riders who obtain their qualification during the August 6-7, 2022 Spring Gulch horse trials. 

2. Intro through Modified Level Qualifications:  1st through 5th at one USEA recognized event with a minimum of 5 starters 

3. Preliminary Level Qualifications: One placing 1st through 5th at a USEA recognized event with a minimum of 5 starters  OR Two 1st through 5th placings with MER qualified finishes at USEA recognized events if there are less than 5 starters.   

4. Completion at any level must meet the USEA definition of a MER to qualify for championships.

5  Area IX Members may qualify in any area but they must have competed in at least one USEA recognized event within Area IX during the qualifying time period on any horse.

6. Open to members of other Areas but non- Area IX riders must qualify at USEA recognized events held within Area IX.

7. Rider and Horse must qualify as a pair.

8. All Area Championship competitors must be current USEA Members.

9. All qualifying competitions must be USEA registered horse trials, three-day events, or CCIs

10. No horse may compete in more than one championship in a calendar year. This restriction does not include the AEC or any national championship.

11. List the qualifying competitions on the entry form.

NOTE: Whips are not permitted to be carried in the Dressage Test at USEF/USEA Championships or USEA Area Championship divisions.  

Area IX Volunteer Hours and Awards!

As we think about the upcoming season I would like to approach the subject of Volunteering at this years events. There are two amazing opportunities for volunteers to be recognized this year.

Our Volunteer Recognition Progam (VIP):

Without Volunteers there is NO Eventing. Volunteers come in many forms….Riders, Friends of riders, Trainers and their Students, people who would love to learn more about the sport, or those who just love this sport.

A Program has been developed within Area IX to incentivize Volunteering, and to recognize Volunteers and their hard work.

* YEAR END AWARDS* 

~Area IX Volunteer of the Year

~Reserve Area IX Volunteer of the year

* RECOGNITION MILESTONES *

~5, 10, 15+ hours annually.

~ The more the merrier – Large Cumulative Awards.

You can use the USEA Volunteer Portal Tracking System https://www.eventingvolunteers.com or you can record hours with me. As I round up volunteers for several events in Area IX so I will also keep track of hours, but if you volunteer at an event I’m not involved with please make sure I get your hours if you don’t use the USEA VIP Portal.  You can always check in with me any time to see where you’re at with hours.

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MSEA AWARDS PROGRAM:

~Open to ALL Area IX Members.

~REQUIRES 6 Volunteer hours   (separate from the 4 hours required by MSEA/CCC for their Yesr End Awards).

~ANY clinic/activity/event within Area IX Sanctioned /Insured through USEA. Check with organizer for Schooling Events.

~Can have “Surrogate” perform hours on your behalf.

~ As with all volunteer hours, you can report them to me, Carol Jones, or track at https://www.eventingvolunteers.com

Thank you all so much for your continued support, and please……do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. I am here to help.

Happy and Safe Riding,

Carol Jones

(720) 346 4478 (cell)

windyridgethoroughbreds@juno.com

https://www.facebook.com/windy.ridge.5

2021 Annual Meeting Wrap Up

A big thank you to everyone for joining us for the 2021 Area IX Annual Meeting / Talk by Sharon White / Year End Awards Banquet this last weekend!It was great to see so many of you either in person or on zoom.
Did you miss it?If so, don’t be sad! Here is the link to the zoom meeting where you can see all the fun and presentations that were given to include Sharon White’s talk, the Area Meeting/Updates, and the Year End Awards presentations. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Tq7hNJ1m5HmG4WM7vFY2ASoElVbnbz4T/view?usp=sharing

We also had a WONDERFUL tribute to Abbe Ranch put together by Dr. Erin Contino. While the stories are not included, Erin did put all the pictures together into a slideshow that can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/SequJpRotnk
Definitely worth the watch! Thanks Erin for your countless hours of hard work on this! 
And last but not least…..One more Big Congratulations to all of our Area IX Award Winners!  2021 was another hard year and these fine riders managed to make the best of it!We will be doing a tribute on FB and you can see this list posted on the Area IX Website, but let’s all give a big shout out to these wonderful horses and riders! 

2021 Area IX

Leaderboard Year End Awards

(Points from all USEA recognized events count for these awards)

 

High Point 3-Day Horse

3rd Place

RF Ace High (Lauren Hill)

Reserve Champion 

MoonLight Crush (Ryleigh Leavitt)

Champion

Jos Bravio (Dani Sussman )  

 

High Point Advanced Horse

Reserve Champion  

MoonLight Crush (Ryleigh Leavitt)

Champion

Happily Twisted (Kim Wendel)

High Point Intermediate Horse

3rd Place

Prince Eric (Lyneea Woody)

Reserve Champion

 Don Darco (Travis Atkinson)

 Champion

Jos Bravio (Dani Sussman ) 

 

 

Bassinger Bowl  (High Point Preliminary Rider)

3rd Place

Julie Bryer

Reserve Champion

Eileen Galoostian

Champion

Travis Atkinson

 

 

Area IX High Point Junior Rider

3rd Place

Emma Sletten

Reserve Champion

Olivia Keye 

Champion 

Kara Miller 

 

Area IX High Point Young Rider

3rd Place

Emmy Williams 

Reserve Champion

Payton Robinson

Champion

Anneka Williams

High Point Senior Rider

3rd Place

Anna Cummings

Reserve Champion

Ghislaine Homan-Taylor

 

Champion

Dani Sussman

 

 

 

 

2021 Area IX

Divisional Year End Awards

(Only points from USEA recognized events held in AREA IX count for these awards)

 

High Point Beginner Novice Horse

3rd Place

P.S. Etoile De Nord (Abby Williams) 

 

Reserve Champion

Lismore (Avery Calder)

 

Champion

Fortunate Rebel (Emmy Williams)

 

 

 

High Point Novice Horse

3rd Place

Hidden Assets (Dani Sussman)

Reserve Champion

Chesterland’s Knockout (Kara Miller)

Champion

Baratheon (Madeline Backus)

 

 

High Point Training Horse

3rd Place

Acording to Morgan (Rose Schild) 

Reserve Champion

Ash B’dash (Kris Greenway)

Champion

Starlingh (Victoria Poulton)

 

 

 

High Point Preliminary Horse

3rd Place

Lothario II (Tatiana Larson)

Reserve Champion

Seamus (Rosie Smith)

Champion

Snifters Spirit (Taylor Timmerman)

 

 

High Point Horse at Two Levels

3rd Place

Juneaux  (Anneka Williams)

Reserve Champion 

Starlingh (Victoria Poulton)

Champion 

Baratheon (Madeline Backus)

 

 

High Point Adult Amateur Owned Horse

3rd Place

O’Meara (Lindsay Condon)

Reserve Champion

Juneaux (Anneka Williams)

Champion

Starlingh (Victoria Poulton)

Area IX Adult Rider Awards

( Only points from USEA recognized events held in AREA IX count for these awards & you must be a member of the Area IX adult rider program to earn one)

Beginner Novice:

3rd:

Elizabeth Grandos

Reserve Champion

Madeline Backus

Champion

Vicki Baker

 Novice:

3rd:

Victoria Poulton

Reserve Champion

Mindy Groth-Hussey

Champion

Madeline Backus

Training:

3rd:

Ashley Horowitz

Reserve Champion

Victoria Poulton

Champion

 Kris Greenway

Preliminary:

Reserve Champion

Travis Atkinson


Champion

Rebecca Mortensen

Area IX Young Rider Awards

(Only points from USEA recognized events held in AREA IX count for these awards & you must be a member of the Area IX young rider program to earn one)

Beginner Novice:

3rd:

Alden Wyatt

Reserve Champion

Cameron Brown

Champion

Johanna Anderson

 Novice:

3rd:

Payton Robinson

Reserve Champion

Kara Miller

Champion

Emma Sletten

Training:

3rd:

Emma Reed

Reserve Champion

Eva Herbert

Champion

Payton Robinson

Preliminary:

Reserve Champion

Tatiana Larson

Champion

Rosie Smith


AREA IX ANNUAL BANQUET – Awards and More!

2021 YEAR END AWARDS BANQUET & ANNUAL MEETING
With Guest Speaker Sharon White

Come join us in comradery, fun, and celebrations!
Join your friends, make new friends, and revel in the great things you all have accomplished this year!

Join us on January 15th, 2022

Meeting at 6:00pm with the Banquet and Guest Speaker to Follow

Collision Brewing Company & Restaurant- 1436 Skyway Dr, Longmont, CO 80504

Cost: $30 per person

Please RSVP with attached form by January 6th, 2022
If before January 4th mail to Kelly Walsh – 15520 Herring Road,
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
If after January 4th or if you have questions, please email Kwalsh.v2@gmail.com

For those who are unable to attend, we will have a Zoom option
so you may watch the festivities from wherever you are.
Please email the above address if you would like the zoom link