August 24, 2016
Letter from Dunnabeck's Organizer: I write this letter with the unfortunate news that the 2016 Dunnabeck Horse Trails has been cancelled due to unprecedented high rainfall during the spring and summer months. Much of our beautiful event grounds lie in a lovely pasture along a creek from which we take our name. This year, however, our little beck has done its best to imitate a smallish lake. It has been impossible to mow, cut hay, or do any sort of maintenance on the stabling, dressage, or warm-up areas, and the long-term forecasts all point to a continuing pattern of wet weather. I have directed our Secretary to issue refunds to all of our riders with our sincere regrets, and the message that we will use this small gift of time to begin planning Dunnabeck 2017 and improving on our past success. We do truly hope to see you then!
August 24, 2016
An enormous Thank You is in order for our 2016 NAJYRC Sponsors - our riders couldn't have made it there without your support! In alphabetical order: Blue Star Ranch, Brickland Eventing, Copeland Farms, Custom Fly Veils, Design Cents, Devoucoux, Dover Saddlery, Ecogold, Equestrian Moms, FLAIR, Geneva Equestrian, Jump 4 Joy, Kastel Denmark, Kerrits, Old Dominion Equine, Premier Sports Psychology, Quality Dentistry, Rein Dance Equestrian, Sagmae, Schweiss Stables, Shelley Paulson photography, Soteria Safety, St. Croix Saddlery, Stoneridge Equestrian, TankCraft, Triple Crown Nutrition
August 24, 2016
2016 Area IV Championships were held at Roebke's Run HT on July 9-10. Congratulations to the top 3 in each division, who will receive prize money ($250 for 1st, $150 for 2nd and $75 for 3rd). Plans for the 2017 Area IV Championships are in the works...events that have bid to host are: Roebke's Run July, Otter Creek in September, or Heritage Park in October. Please email Kathy Kerns (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your preferences.
June 23, 2016
Roebke's Run Horse Trails hosted the Area IV Town Hall meeting on June 11th - if you could not attend, please know we are still looking for your input! Our Area Chair, Kathy Kerns, reports: "The Town Hall, moderated by Denise Dailey-Thomas, was held during the Competitors Dinner and the discussion was lively. Here are the major points that were discussed: Words in quotes are from a single competitor/owner/trainer as best as I could write them down. Words out of quotes are a compilation of comments by competitors/owners/trainers." (read on in the article)
June 13, 2016
The Area IV Championships will have prize money for each level! Prizes are $250 for 1st, $150 for 2nd, &75 for 3rd! Area IV Championships is at Roebke's Run in Hector, MN on July 9th and 10th, 2016. If you are a resident in Area IV and have placed 1st through 4th at any USEA recognized event between the period of June 22, 2015-June 21, 2016 then you are qualified to go to Area IV Championships and have a shot at prize money! Roebke's Run opened on May 24th and closes June 21st - so get your entries in! Good luck Area IV eventers - see you at Roebke's Run!
June 6, 2016
Area IV is next up in a series of 11 town hall meetings being hosted around the country this year. The town hall meetings are a continuation of the Eventing 2016-2026 Summit which was held at the 2015 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. Those in attendance will be invited to discuss the issues facing the sport and their recommendations on how the USEA can address them. Members of the USEA Board of Governors, USEA staff and local leadership will be present to listen and take notes on the input provided. All town hall meetings will be free and open to all people with a stake in U.S. Eventing.
June 1, 2016
The 2nd Annual Adult Rider Camp was held on July 9-10 at Geneva Equestrian with clinicians Dom & Jimmie Schramm. It was a very educational & fun weekend, and Adult Riders will continue to host this camp each summer. Dom & Jimmie were thoughtful and patient teachers, and each participant came away from camp with new skills and confidence in all 3 phases. Huge Thank You to our sponsors: County Saddlery, Smart Tie Products, Rare Air Eventing Photography & The Le Samurai Fund.
May 12, 2016
It's finally here - USEA Area IV Logowear is now available! We're excited to announce the launch of the new Area IV Logowear website! Hats, quarter zip pullovers, polos, and jackets are currently available with the USEA Area IV Logo embroidered on them. Mens items will be added to the online store by the end of May. Please check out the website and get some Area IV Logowear - support Area IV and the Area IV Young Rider Team!
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