Area VI presented its 2019 Year-End Awards at a banquet last Saturday evening in Fresno on the heels of a year that saw California riders continuing to prove that — from Charlotte Babbitt‘s individual CCIJ2*-L gold at NAYC to Tamie Smith‘s team gold at the Pan American Games — they can go head-to-head with the best in the country and beyond.
As a website whose team is largely based on the East Coast, EN is perpetually fighting an uphill battle to give our West Coast eventing friends the coverage they deserve. We rely heavily on dispatches from our writer/photographer/media friends — I’m looking at you, Kim Miller and Sherry Stewart! — to keep us well-informed, as well as the tremendous communication efforts provided by riders, event coordinators and all the myriad individuals who help our sport thrive from coast to coast.
We owe an extra special thank-you to Ride On Video, whose live streams and video coverage help bring West Coast competitions to life for those of us following from afar. Owners Bob and Debi Ravenscroft take obvious joy in the work of capturing the memories of riders doing what they love on film.
Debi posted to Facebook last week, “One of the things that Bob lovingly and painstakingly does every year is create the end of the year award video for Area VI. He pours himself into it as a gift to the Area. What many people don’t know is Bob worked in music for many years. He took his knowledge of music and video and created the 2019 Area VI Awards video. He redid the music to make it match the video or vice versa. Please watch this with your volume on and enjoy. Congratulations to all Area VI Awards recipients. Ride On Video thanks you, the members of Area VI, for being our horse family.”
Check out this video, and view all Area IV leaderboards here. Congrats to all of the 2019 winners!
And thank you, Ride On Video! West Coasters, be sure to check out their brand new Frequent Flyer Club at an event near you.
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