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.


~Area IX Volunteer of the Year

~Reserve Area IX Volunteer of the year


~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.



~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)