Annual Meeting


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn, 815 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA. 19348
Kealani Farm, 651 Coatesville Road, West Grove, PA 19390

SCHEDULE: (Tentative)

Meetings: 8 a.m. - 12 noon (Organizers, Council, Young Riders/YRAP, Adult Riders set so far - if you would like to have a meeting please contact Holly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Break to set up banquet - 12 noon to 12:30, bid on Silent Auction Items

Luncheon: 12:30-1:30 - Silent Auction winners settle on purchases before leaving

Training Symposium at Kealani Farm: approx. 2-4 p.m. with prizes and giveaways to all participants!

Free parking at the hotel 
The Hilton Garden Inn is located near two shopping centers with Starbucks, Walmart, etc. and close to downtown Kennett Square unique shops, dining, and the incredible Longwood Gardens.

Here is a fun map of things to do while you are in the area: (This map features sponsors and supporters of Area II programs!)

Beautiful holiday displays on Dec. 1-2:

Historic holiday carolling taking place Dec. 1, (along with shopping) downtown Kennett Square:


MARYLAND SADDLERY/HOCKESSIN (DE): Maryland Saddlery Hockessin (just a short 20 min. drive from the hotel) has offered Area II Meeting attendees a special exclusive Sunday Morning (Dec. 2) shopping brunch! They'll open the store early just for us, and provide free brunch to shoppers along with $10 OFF a minimum $50 purchase. They have HUNDREDS of new and used tack items, clothing, and loads and loads of saddles with an easy try-out program. If you are interested in the free Shopping Brunch, you only need to sign up - email Holly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) we need about 15-20 people for the store to reserve our group's brunch.

Silent Auction of Entries & Donated Items
Buffet Luncheon
Afternoon Winter Training Symposium
Area II Year End Awards
Special Awards - NEW

*Award Winners: Your luncheon is complimentary but registration is required.
No tickets sold at the door

Training Symposium Headliner: Irish Olympian Joseph Murphy
The Area II Annual meeting attendees will be treated to a special talk by Joseph Murphy as he teaches a jumping clinic at Kealani Farm on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2018. Joseph will give us some remarks and then will teach a clinic session with riders as we observe. He is an insightful, horse-oriented instructor with a great way of communicating with all levels of riders. His first clinic in November filled immediately and there is now a waiting list for the December clinic, so we are indeed fortunate to have him speak to us.

murphyHere's more on Joseph: Irish Olympian Joseph Murphy, 42, developed his bold cross-country style while catch-riding with the Westmeath Fox Hounds, later earning his jockey license and winning point-to-point races. It was only when he met Danish event rider Dot Love that he started eventing. Joseph competed in his first three-day event in 2003 when he was 27 and made it to his first CCI4* eight years later in 2011. Since then, he has completed more than 20 four-stars with multiple top-15 finishes at Badminton, Burghley, Luhmühlen and Pau. Joseph has represented Ireland at four European Championships, the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 World Equestrian Games. Now based in County Down, in Northern Ireland, with his wife, Jill, and daughter, Daisy, Joseph has been named Ireland’s leading rider for the past five years. Learn more about Joseph at .

Print & Mail Check         Online Registration

SILENT AUCTION Donations to date:

Entries from Marlborough, Flora Lea, ESDCTA, Maryland Horse Trials, Waredaca, Middleburg, Loudoun, Morven Park, Plantation, Fair Hill, Virginia Horse Trials, and more....Lessons....Yoga For Equestrians....stock ties from Outfoxed....Antique Horsology gift packages.....

Please register AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We have extended the deadline! But we will cut off registration soon. Because our catering deadline is fixed, there will be no tickets sold “at the door”. If you just show up, we may not be able to accommodate you.The Training Symposium is only open to meeting and/or luncheon participants and is not separately ticketed. This is a perk of your Area II membership and participation in the annual meeting!          

Questions: Holly, Annual Meeting Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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