Area IX Chair- Call for Nominations & Applications
The Area IX Council is seeking nominations and applications to fill the Area IX Chair. This volunteer position is a 3 year term.
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL:
Have experience organizing events (as an organizer or part of an organizing committee).
Have experience volunteering and competing within Area IX- Chair meetings.
Act as liaison with USEA national office.
Be able to attend the Annual USEA Convention, beginning December 2021.
Please nominate an Area IX member or submit your own application by sending an email to Area9eventing@gmail.com and include your experience (1) volunteering; (2) organizing events (as an individual or member of a committee); and (3) competing. Please submit nominations and applications no later than September 15, 2021.
Area IX 2021 Championships – Qualifying criteria:
1. Dates: August 5, 2020 – August 25, 2021
2. Placing & Area to Qualify: 1st through 5th at one Event in Area IX.
3. Completion at any level must meet the definition of a MER to qualify for championships.
4. A Modified qualification will qualify for Training Championships
5. Open to members of other Areas but must qualify in Area IX.
Hello Area IX Members,
Hope you can join us for the virtual Area IX Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 19th, 6:30 PM Mountain Time!
If you did not receive an email invitation including a Zoom link for the meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
USEA Area IX Day at the Hunt is Sunday, November 1st, 2020.
Arapahoe hunt has scheduled their Day at the Hunt for eventers. Area IX members are invited to hunt with the capping fee waived (non Area IX members are still welcome, but must pay the capping fee). Note: participants must sign the Arapahoe Hunt release. Please RSVP with Dan Michaels (email@example.com) or 303-776-4907. The hounds leave the club house at 11am sharp and are out for approximately two hours. You’ll want to be mounted approximately 15min prior to departure. Please make sure your signed releases are turned-in upon your arrival. The hunt secretary will be present and will collect the releases (Lynn or Lori).
We will split the Area IX folks into two groups depending on each individual’s desired level of riding. The first group will be with a field master that will ride behind the first field of the hunt, but at the speed of the huntsman. Since riders that ride with the hunt’s field master must maintain silence, our group, riding a little behind, will have the opportunity to talk about the action, rules, and etiquette of the hunt. It is possible for this group to gallop across varied terrain for distances up to 5 miles. Horses and riders will need to be fit to stay with this group. Note: this level of strenuous activity should prompt you to clip your horse. Also, anyone with sufficient experience that wants to hunt with the 1st field master may do so (these folks would need to be well-versed in the hunt etiquette).
The second group will follow the hunt at a more moderate pace and observe the hunt from a greater distance. Again, this group’s field master will be able to talk to the group about the action, rules, and etiquette of the hunt. While there would be some galloping over terrain with this group, there won’t be an emphasis on keeping up with the hounds, and riders will be able to take more time to school their mounts and themselves in this environment. There are many fences on the hunt property (fixture), and coops or log piles have been placed in the fence lines for the hunt field to jump. However, jumping is never necessary as there are always nearby gates in the fence line to allow for alternate passage. Riders must always close the gates they open once they have passed through. In all cases, riders may return to the club house at any time. A rider that wants to return early to the clubhouse should get someone to accompany them.
See: http://arapahoehunt.com/ for directions, releases, and other information.
Area IX Returns to Eventing Following USEF/USEA Resumption of Events!
The USEF and USEA have allowed events to resume as of June 1 2020, which makes Golden Spike HT, June 13-14, Area IX’s first event of the season! Area IX joins the USEF & USEA in reminding all eventers you have a very important role to play by knowing and following your own state & local laws/requirements as well as the laws of the state you may travel to for competitions. Also, you play an important part in keeping yourself and all the people running the event and the local community safe by following the “Safe Return to Competition” requirements provided by the USEF and USEA. They provide a very user-friendly toolkit, including checklist for your own personal risk assessment: https://useventing.com/news-media/eventing-tv/usef-usea-joint-webinar-for-eventing-a-safe-return-to-competition
Dear Area IX,
As you will have seen, Skyline HT which was scheduled for early May has been postponed, and it is very likely that Spring Gulch will also be postponed at this stage. For those shows that have had to cancel or postpone, the Area IX Council will work with USEF, USEA and the Area IX Organizers to work out how get these competitions back onto the calendar later in the summer if possible.
Once we have gotten the “Return To Compete” clearance, the Area IX Council will also do all that it can to adjust qualifying requirements for the Area Championships to enable our members to participate, qualify and enjoy our sport.
Meanwhile, join me in practicing patience (personally, the hardest skill to master) and stay healthy, safe and hopeful.
Kristi Radosevich, Area IX Chair