2020 Eventer’s Day at the Hunt

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 (dmichael@alum.mit.edu) 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

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

Letter from Area Chair Regarding COVID-19

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

Congratulations 2019 Winners!

Area IX would like to recognize Libby Stokes for running Round Top Horse Trials for 30 years! Thank you and congratulations, Libby!

AREA IX 2019 YEAR-END AWARDS
High Point Young Rider
CH: Cora Severs
RES: Rosie Smith

High Point Senior Rider
CH: Madeline Backus
RES: Angelika Beutel

High Point Junior Rider
CH: Jhett Jenkins
RES: Payton Robinson

High Point 3-Day Horse
CH: Born to Love You – Maya Ramkowsky
RES: Charlie’s Angel – Noa Crowley
RES: Don Darco – Travis Atkinson

Bassinger Bowl
CH: Darlene McInnes
RES: Dani Sussman

High Point Adult Amateur Horse
CH: Stellaluna – Jacquelynn Schoeggl
RES: Handsome Ransom – Erin Contino
RES: Pinch – Annamarie Curtin

High Point Beginner Novice Horse
CH: Stellaluna – Jacquelynn Schoeggl
RES: Harrison – Sally Dalton/Angelika Beutel

High Point Novice Horse
CH: CJ Thunder – Cate Lowham
RES: Enchanted – Kristin Hardy
RES: Lady of the Lake – Madeline Backus

High Point Training Horse
CH: Reflektion’s Rio – Madeline Backus
RES: Speed Bump – Darlene McInnes

High Point Preliminary Horse
CH: Winter Step – Carly Zimmerman
RES: Speed Bump – Darlene McInnes

High Point Horse at Two Levels
CH: Reflektion’s Rio – Madeline Backus
RES: Stellaluna – Jacquelyn Schoeggl

Young Rider Sportsmanship Award
Elianah Komes

High Point Adult Rider Beginner Novice
CH: Sarah Richards
RES: Rebecca Caulfield

High Point Adult Rider Novice
CH: Kristin Hardy
RES: Liz Reilman

High Point Adult Rider Training
CH: Vicki Baker
RES: Dan Michaels

High Point Adult Rider Preliminary
CH: Darlene McInnes
RES: Travis Atkinson

High Point Young Rider Beginner Novice
CH: Emma Sletten
RES: Mollie Ritsch

High Point Young Rider Novice
CH: Cate Lowham
RES: Jhett Jenkins

High Point Young Rider Training
CH: Payton Robinson
RES: Lorna Bohnenstiehl

High Point Young Rider Preliminary
CH: Carly Zimmerman
RES: Lynnea Woody

2019 Year End Awards Banquet (Feb ’20)

GREETINGS FROM USEA AREA IX!

We Cordially Invite You to Our

2019 YEAR END AWARDS BANQUET & ANNUAL MEETING

With Guest Speaker Tamie Smith

Come join us to celebrate our great area and the fun things we all did in 2019!

Friends, food, & awards; what more could you ask for?!?!

February 22, 2020 following the Area IX Tamie Smith Clinic

Meeting at 5:30pm, Banquet at 6:30pm

Hygiene United Methodist Church – 7542 Hygiene Rd. Hygiene, CO 80533

Cost: $35 per person

Please RSVP with this form by February 12, 2020

Kelly Walsh

15520 Herring Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Mail form and payment to the above address

Email Questions to Kwalsh.v2@gmail.com

2020 Area IX Clinic!

Great news! Area IX Eventing is pleased to host Tamie Smith at Rabbit Mountain Equestrian Center in Longmont, Colorado on February 22 and 23, 2020.

The Area IX Awards Banquet will be held on the evening of February 22, 2020 as well, with the Area IX Annual Meeting just prior. Tamie Smith will be our guest speaker at the banquet.

To learn more about the Area IX Annual Clinic, including how to enter, CLICK HERE.

TSmith

Congratulations 2018 Award Winners

AREA IX 2018 YEAR-END AWARDS
High Point Young Rider
CH: Ryleigh Leavitt
RES: Noa Crowley

High Point Senior Rider
CH: Linda Quist
RES: Erin Contino

High Point Junior Rider
CH: Cora Severs
RES: Rosie Smith 

High Point 3-Day Horse
CH: Piper – Amy Bowers
RES: Lochlann Fiona – Summer Peterson

Bassinger Bowl
CH: Travis Atkinson
RES: Erin Hofmann

High Point Adult Amateur Horse
CH: Belle Gambe – Linda Quist
RES: Handsome Ransom – Erin Contino

High Point Beginner Novice Horse
CH: Black Tye Affair – Sarah Sousa
RES: Diamondexpectation – Liz Reilman

High Point Novice Horse
CH: Handsome Randsom – Erin Contino
RES: Maggie Belle – Chris Kawcak

High Point Training Horse
CH: Belle Gambe – Linda Quist 
RES: Cuervo – Cora Severs

High Point Preliminary Horse
CH: Don Darco – Travis Atkinson
RES: Prince Eric – Lynnea Woody

High Point Horse at Two Levels
CH: Captain – Rochelle Costanza || Seamus – Rosie Smith
RES: Bellissima – Dani Sussman

Young Rider Sportsmanship Award
Jhett Jenkins

High Point Adult Rider Beginner Novice
CH: Liz Reilman
RES: Dulce Wassil

High Point Adult Rider Novice
CH: Erin Contino
RES: Chris Kawcak

High Point Adult Rider Training
CH: Linda Quist
RES: Jessica Maranto

High Point Adult Rider Preliminary
CH: Kim Wendel
RES: Christian Eagles

High Point Young Rider Beginner Novice
CH: Ingrid Hofmeister || Cate Lowham || Mollie Ritsch

High Point Young Rider Novice
CH: Jhett Jenkins
RES: Emma Reed

High Point Young Rider Training
CH: Cora Severs
RES: Rosie Smith

High Point Young Rider Preliminary
CH: Lynnea Woody
RES: Rosie Smith

Buck Davidson Clinic Schedule

SATURDAY
8:00-9:30 Beginner Novice
Alexis Robinson
Rose Schild
Oliver Close
Becca Caulfield
Jenny Slade
9:30-11:00 Novice
Finley Powell
Emma Reed
Sarah Richards
Payton Robinson
Chris Kawcak
11:00-12:30 YEH
Becca Caulfield
Allison Murphy
Rochelle Costanza
Katy Robinson
12:30-1 Lunch (Preorder Box Lunches if desired)
1:00-2:30 Prelim
Ryleigh Leavitt
Ashley Carr
Lauren Jost
Dan Michaels
2:30-4:00 Training
Allison Murphy
Vicki Baker
Olivia Slade
Linda Quist
Angelika Beutel

4:30 Area IX Annual Meeting
6:00 Banquet Begins

SUNDAY
7:30 Beginner Novice
9:00 Novice
10:30 YEH
12:00 Prelim
1:30 Training
3:00PM END

AREA IX AWARDS BANQUET

Come celebrate with your friends and enjoy a nice evening with your
fellow eventers!

Join us for the Area IX 2018 Year End Awards Banquet with Buck Davidson.

Don’t miss Buck Davidson as he imparts on us some words of wisdom!

When:  February 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Where:  Historic Church of the Brethren, Hygiene Community Association
7861 Hygiene Rd. Longmont, CO 80503

Cost: $35 per person

RSVP No later than February 9th

See the attached forms to RSVP.

Email KWalsh.V2@gmail.com with any questions.

 

RSVP FORM || FLYER