Year End Awards

YEH/FEH Area II Year End Award Trophies Announced

Attention ALL Young/Future Event Horse Owners and Riders/Handlers!

Announcing YEH/FEH trophy sponsorship

YEH/FEH: Sign up NOW for Year End Awards for Area II

The USEA Area II year end awards program is offering two sponsored trophies in the Future Event Horse of the Year and Young Event Horse of the Year categories for 2022.

The USEA Area II MERLIN MEMORIAL Young Event Horse Championship, sponsored by Dr. Elizabeth Callahan in honor of her horse Merlin (Mighty Magic-Leia/Le Champion). “I’m proud of our US-bred event horses, and will continue to support the Young Event Horse program, and our sport, in whatever ways I can. Merlin participated in both the FEH and the YEH, and this award in his memory is for the top placing Young Event Horse in Area 2.” The 2021 winner was Archelos (Despite the Odds-Sailboat Sally) owned by April Shepherd, and ridden by Rebecca Lee.

Also put in service in 2021 is the Cool Na Grena Future Event Horse trophy, also sponsored by Dr. Elizabeth Callahan, and the winner was Utah Beach (Ulmar Mail-Avalon) owned by Monica Fiss-Burdette. Our thanks and appreciate to Dr. Callahan for her support.

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On The Road: Area II Trophies

irish 2019UPDATE: Holly will take the trophies to FAIR HILL INTERNATIONAL SPRING CCI on Friday, Apr. 15 and Saturday Apr. 16. They will be there at the sponsor tent on top of the hill, near the International Arena (Gallaher Road) approximately late am until late afternoon. We need booth sitters, too! Stop in!

We're taking them on the road! Because we have not been able to show the beautiful Area II trophy collection to everyone due to the restrictions on gatherings the last two years, I would like to bring the trophies out of hiding to show to all Area II eventers. Right now, I plan on displaying them in April at an event in Maryland (details TBA), the Area Championship Horse Trials in October at Loch Moy Farm (Maryland Horse Trials), and looking for help to take them to a southern event this year for display during the season. Everyone should stop by and take a look at the trophies, spend some time with them, and if you were a winner in the past three years, feel free to take a "win" picture with them! More details on the places and times coming soon, check this space and also Area II social media (Usea Area II, Usea Area II - No Ads,and Instagram usea.area2).

2022 Year End Awards Information

The 2022 Area II Year End Awards registration is now open!

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Please note we have a different form this year for Young Event Horses, Future Event Horses, or New Event Horses (YEH/FEH/NEH) as we need a little different information for those categories than on the regular registration form.

Please use the regular form for all other registrations! Please remember no registrations are final without payment, and when you receive your Confirmation Email, please make sure to save it. Have a great season!

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2020 Year-End Packy Awards FINAL POSTING

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.

SPECIAL AWARDS - Irish, Arab, Thoroughbred, Master Rider for 2020

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!

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Izzy Lenk and George 43 in the victory gallop at Waredaca 3 day, photo by GRC.


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