Area II Patrick McGaughan Memorial Excellence Awards
FINAL Scores posted as of 1/31/21
Averaged completed events: 3 - BN; 4 - N; 4 - T; 2 - M; 2 - P; 2 - I. A qualified horse/rider has the minimum number of completed events at the level. If more scores were completed, the best scores were used. Remember, our new Area II scoring system averages your score and makes note of your best results for an average, rather than points for placings. Our system was changed this year to make a more level playing field after almost half of the season was cancelled, and the Area Council authorized changes to keep the program viable in 2020. It is different from the newly announced USEA year end award system. We anticipate the area either keeping our new averaged system or transferring to the USEA system in 2021.
To all Champion and Reserve Champion award winners: Please look for an email requesting a photo and announcement information. Your ribbons will be mailed; your prizes will be finalized following the Area II Council meeting next week (Feb. 1-5). To all placing third through eighth place: please look for an important email - you will be given a selection for your year-end prize and we need you to return the email with your choice as soon as possible. (We are placing first through 8th only.)
The following Special Awards have been determined for 2020. Note ribbons for the Arabian/Part Arabian Event Horse Year End Award will be supplied by the Arab Sporthorse Association; Ribbons for the Irish RID Event Horse have been sponsored by Tully Cross Farm, Charles and Susan Yates. The Area II Thoroughbred awards and Master Rider awards have been supplied by the Area II Awards Committee and did not have a sponsor this year for more than one overall set of placings.
Our Volunteer Awards will be given to the top ten Area II volunteers in 2020. They will receive a ribbon, and personalized gift.Thanks to ALL our volunteers! And congratulations to James Newman, who was also the top volunteer in the nation this year.
1. James Newman 292.51 2. Angie Leihy 267.01 3. Leah Flemming 150.52 4. Joan Harper 144 5. Susan Hart 143.41 6. Mike Smallwood 137.11 7. Joan Hilsman 102 8. Jan Solovey 90.18 9. Fancy Butler 83.35 10. Denise Humphries 65.44
YEA Registered Riders Who Also Volunteered at least 4.0 Hours in 2020:
Juniors: High Hours goes to Jackson Dillard with 14.33 hours. These Juniors have more than 4.0 hours and will receive CREDIT for Volunteer Hours for Area II Year End Awards registration in 2021: Stephanie Cordell, Ainsley Colgan, Kaylyn Cunningham, Jackson Dillard, Gretel Frew, Jillian Dean, Will Rowland and Emma Keahon.
Adults: High Hours goes to Beth Zielinski with 20.06 hours. The following adults have more than 4.0 hours and will receive CREDIT for Volunteer Hours for Area II Year End Awards registration in 2021: Luba Abrams, Merrilyn Ratliff, Lindsay Berreth, Cindy Moravec, Lisa Pragg, Coree Reuter-McNamara, Rachel Grice and Kathleen Cannon.
THANK YOU to our organizers, our Area Council, our Awards volunteers (Monica Fiss and Seanna Miller) and our Chair Melissa Stubenberg --who have worked so hard for you to have a real season this year!