After a couple slow years, it finally feels as though Area VII Young Riders has gotten back on its feet. This year at our annual Young Rider camp, I was excited to see many new...» Read More!
Eventing in the Pacific Northwest is often overshadowed by the sunnier scene down south in California, perhaps due to our shortened season or disagreeable weather. However, after the start to the 2016 season we’ve seen...» Read More!
When you follow Sara Mittleider’s story from the beginning to now, it’s almost impossible to believe that so much could happen to a person in one lifetime, let alone someone who is only 30 years...» Read More!
We have sad news out of Washington State this morning, as we’ve learned Markus, a 13-year-old off-track Thoroughbred gelding owned by Karen O’Neal, was euthanized Tuesday during colic surgery....» Read More!
On Saturday, September 6th, Aspen Farms Horse Trials hosted the first Bareback Puissance for eventers in Area VII as part of the evening entertainment. Eleven pairs entered the competition sans saddles to jump the orange...» Read More!
If you need proof that Area VII is a pretty awesome place to be an adult rider eventer, then just take a look at the fun from the Adult Rider Luau last Saturday night at...» Read More!
From Anni: How many young riders does it take to run a horse trials? Honestly, after 10 years of organizing the Area VII Young Rider Benefit Horse Trials, I still couldn’t tell you! This last...» Read More!
Jordan Linstedt Eventing was out in full force at Whidbey Island, one of the premier events in the Pacific Northwest. The event celebrated 38 years running this year, and you can read Chesna Klimek’s great recap...» Read More!
The longest running USEA horse trials in Area VII, Whidbey Island Horse Trials, celebrated its 38th year of competition this past weekend. Perfect blue skies, picturesque views of the ocean and mountains, an army of...» Read More!
Washington State is sending two capable young eventers to represent Area VII at the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Ky., this week: Sophie Click and Viola Patience O’Neal. They are accompanied...» Read More!
If actions speak louder than words, then Area VII eventers sure know how to make noise when it comes to caring about horses, especially the horses who need help the most. Event riders throughout the Pacific...» Read More!
Equestrians Institute (EI) hosted the first event on Area VII’s 2014 calendar and the inaugural USEA horse trials at the Washington State Horse Park last weekend. As the first event of the season, entries filled quickly, with a...» Read More!
While most eventing enthusiasts are turning their attention to Lexington, KY for Rolex this week, I invite you to momentarily fix your gaze 1600+miles west. Behold USEA Area VII… Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. If you’re...» Read More!