Irish Olympian Joseph Murphy to Headline USEA Area II Annual Meeting

Joseph Murphy and Sportsfield Othello at Burghley 2018. Photo by EquusPix Photography.

Area II, the largest and busiest area in the United States Eventing Association, will welcome Irish Olympian Joseph Murphy to speak and teach for attendees at their annual meeting on Saturday, Dec. 1.

This year the meeting will take place in the morning at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and at Kealani Farm in nearby West Grove in the afternoon to hear and see Joseph’s eventing clinic.

The annual meeting features year-end awards, special commemorations to people who served the area over the year, a luncheon, silent auction fundraiser and door prizes. The 2018 North American Youth Championship CICOY2* gold medal team from Area II — Tayler Stewart, Alexa Lapp, Ryan Keefe and Olivia Dutton — will also be honored.

Meetings for Young Riders, Adult Riders, Organizers and the Area Council will also take place. Many area equine related businesses are supporting the meeting, including Antique Horsology, Maryland Saddlery, Mind-Body-Horse and Kealani Farm. The highly popular silent auction features entries from nearly every Area II event, and you can only bid while at the meeting.

Riders interested in taking part in Joseph’s clinic on Dec. 1-3 can sign up on Event Clinics or contact clinic organizer Jenni Autry at [email protected] for more information. Private lessons are also available. A portion of clinic fees will be donated to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund in support of Jonty Evans’s continued recovery from a traumatic brain injury.

Reservations for the USEA Area II Annual Meeting and luncheon will be taken online at up to next Tuesday, Nov. 27. No tickets will be sold at the door. All luncheon/meeting attendees will receive a free ticket to Joseph Murphy’s talk and clinic at Kealani Farm.

For more information, contact Holly Covey, Annual Meeting Chair, at [email protected].