Area 3 Seeks Nominations for 2021-2023 Area Chair

1. Area 3 is seeking nominations for Area Chair. Each USEA Area has an Area Chairperson who serves for a 3‐year period.

  • The chair-elect will serve as the Assistant Area Chair until December 2020 and Area Chair for the period December 2020 – 2023 (with approval of USEA Board of Governors). This is a volunteer position.

  • Previous experience as an Eventing official, organizer, USEA committee, or Area 3 Council member is preferred.

  • The Area Chair represents the Area during USEA meetings, convention and conference calls; disseminates and facilitates communication between Area Organizers, Area Council members and the USEA; oversees and approves Area financials; appoints individuals to serve on the Area Council; schedules/chairs Area Council meetings, the annual Area Meeting, Awards presentations, and the annual Area Organizers meeting.

2. To nominate a candidate, first secure the permission from the person to be nominated. Submit nominations to Cindy Phillips,, and include the information below.

1) Name

2) Address, Cell and Home Phone numbers

3) Brief description of occupation/expertise (knowledge, skills, and abilities)

4) Brief description of equestrian history

3. Nominations will be accepted until July 10, 2019. The Area council will vote July 16, 2019.

March 28 Fix-a Test With Peter Gray to Benefit Area III Young Riders

Please join us for a day of Fix-a-Test with Peter Gray (ICP IV and 5* judge). You pick a test of your choice (including FEI tests) and ride it. After you ride you will be receiving valuable instructions on what and how to improve in your test, practice it with instructions from Peter and ride it again. Each lesson is 45 minutes. Auditing welcome

All proceeds benefiting the Area III Young Rider Program and the team participating in the 2019 North American Young Rider Championship.

Date: March 28th, 2019 (8.15 am – 4.45 pm)
Location: Wentworth Farm, 10690 NW 125th Street, Reddick, FL 32686
Cost: $100 per ride

Please sign up via email to: with name, horse name and desired test and send entry fee to Jenny Vallner, 11455 N Magnolia Ave, Ocala, FL 34475 by March 26th Please contact Jenny 469-231-3224 with any questions.

THANK YOU Peter Gray for supporting the Area III Young Rider Program!

Peter Gray is a world renowned trainer, rider, judge and popular clinician in Eventing, Dressage and Equitation. Gray was the former National Eventing Coach for Canada from 1996 to 2000, and has since coached National Teams from Venezuela and Guatemala. Gray has competed at international events in Europe and North America including three Olympic Games, World Championships and is a Pan Am individual bronze medalist. Gray also competes on the winter circuit in hunter and jumpers and was long listed with the Canadian National Dressage team in 2010. His experience as a competitor has seated him on many committees including the FEI 3-day Eventing Committee, EC High Performance/Safety/Selection/Coaching committees, USEA Professional Rider Council, and ICP.

Apply for the Young Rider Mentorship Program

The USEA Young Rider Mentorship Program affords Young Riders (21 years and younger) the opportunity to learn from experienced equine professionals to gain a better understanding of career paths, skill development, networking and goal setting for his/her future.

  • The YR Mentorship Program operates concurrently at North American Youth Championships. It is not a riding program rather a way for youth to learn about what is involved in a career as a licensed official, competition manager and other horse related occupations.

  • Mentoring is a way for more experienced equine professionals to share their experiences and knowledge with Young Rider "proteges."

  • Young Riders chosen for participation in the Program are partnered with International Officials and others to learn the non-competitive side of the sport.

  • The Program is intended for older, focused Young Riders.

  • The mentoring partnership requires maturity, honesty, openness, commitment and effort. A successful mentoring partnership benefits those involved through increased confidence and a sense of direction.

For more information, or to apply for the program contact your Area Young Rider Program Coordinator.

Final 2018 Area III Leaderboard, Ribbons Will Be Mailed

Competitions have concluded for the 2018 calendar year and the points have been tallied for the final High Point Leaderboard. Ribbons for 1st-6th placings will be mailed in early 2019.

Remember these are points accrued at horse trials IN AREA III and may not match points shown on the USEA's national leaderboard. 

Click the link below to view an explanation of leaderboard categories and qualifications.

If you have questions or concerns about the 2018 Leaderboard, please email ASAP.

Young Riders - PLEASE NOTE - You are automatically considered an amateur through the year of your 18th birthday. After that, you must declare your status. The declaration is on the USEA membership form and provided below for your information.