Update on upcoming clincs/adult rider planned events:
This is a great opportunity for riders to come together as a team all season long. Remember you don't have to be at the same level or at the same competition! You will need one young rider on your team, if you don't know someone, Chris Donovan & Melissa will help you find one!
Young and the Rest of Us ---- Season long edition
This is the first year we are trying this so please help us work out the bugs! Goal is to have fun and bring us all together. We will start registering teams now with a final dead line of June 15 (note scoring starts when you register…so the sooner you start your team the better!!!)
• Teams of 3-5 horses (minimum 2 riders)
As many of you know the AEC's are officially open for entries today. If you plan to enter and want to ride in the Adult Team Championships please be sure to let me know. You must enter as an Adult Amateur in order to be eligible for the ATC. Horse and Jr divisions cannot be accepted.
Fill out your entry as you normally would if you plan to ride in both the AEC and ATC. I'll take care of making sure you are on a team. If you are riding in the ATC only, you will be eligible for the $100 stipend and you need to enter the ATC only divisions.
There are currently three means of electronic communications within the Area 2 Adult Riders group.
1. ARLIST email system – paid members only and the first notice of special clinics and events just for Adult Riders
2. Yahoo chat group AR2 – mostly paid members, but the list is never purged
3. Facebook: Area 2 Adult Riders – any adult rider can join and keep up with us:AR2 Facebook
ARLIST email system:This is an email distribution list used by the Area 2 Adult Rider Coordinator and a few select others. This is an email only distribution list to PAID members of the Area 2 Adult Rider Program. This list is kept reasonably up-to-date, and after March members who have not renewed for the new year will be purged. All replies to ARLIST emails only go to the List Administrators, so if you have something you want shared with the entire group, please state that in your reply. The Administrators of this list try to exercise restraint and not clutter your email inbox with messages, but occasionally we get a bit too excited about an upcoming event. Our apologies on that.
**PLEASE NOTE:The ARLIST email system is the primary means of communication from the Area 2 Adult Rider Coordinator to the Adult Rider membership. You may request to be removed from this distribution list by replying to one of the emails and asking to be removed, but then it is unlikely you will know about Adult Rider sponsored activities such as events, clinics, social gatherings, silent auctions, etc. While we really appreciate your $25 membership dues, we really want you to get something for it.**
Yahoo chat group AR2:This is a web based chat list and messages posted to the chat go to all members of the chat group. No one is kicked off the list unless he or she is posting “inappropriate material” as deemed by the list administrators. This is a fun and supportive list where individual triumphs are celebrated and losses commiserated. We do not tolerate “snarky” posts like those sometimes found on the COTH bulletin boards, but respectful discourse is always welcome. It is a great place for those who are newer to the sport to get recommendations and advice, and for anyone who just likes to chat about eventing. This list does not allow attachments or special formatting of any kind, but there is a section of the host website where files for clinics or photos of your favorite horse can be uploaded. The chatter can be received in one of three methods: individual emails, one long “daily digest” email, or a no-email method where you log on to the website to read the content. If you are interested in joining this group go to:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ar2/join
Facebook - Area II Adult Riders:If you are a Facebook user, you can probably figure out how this group works. I don’t think I need to say more, except that this is an “open” list and is not tied to your Adult Rider membership. Find us here:AR2 Facebook