We have a big announcement for our 2014 eventing season: beginning this year, TEAM will now recognize Starter (pre-BN) level at all of our TEAM (and USEA/TEAM)-recognized horse trials!! That means we'll be keeping track of points AND offering year end awards for our Junior and Amateur competitors!
How do you get TEAM points at Starter level? The same way you do at BN and above: by having TEAM Rider Membership and riding a TEAM Registered Horse (and having all that paperwork confirmed by Sue Aeck BEFORE the competition).
How do you get started? Forms and information are available on the Get Started page.
Well, it doesn't look like spring out there yet, but the eventing season is coming soon.
The PROVISIONAL 2014 TEAM calendar is now available on the Event Information page.
A couple of things to note: the Equijenn Spring Fling (formerly the CANTER Benefit HT) will be on a Saturday (May 10) at the Honey Run Easement.
We are working hard on adding a west Michigan event near Grand Rapids in July - at the lovely Circle J Stables and the nearby fairgrounds. This is still in development and not yet confirmed, so we'll keep you posted!!
Hello TEAM members!
We've had a few inquiries about the 2014 TEAM calendar. We can't update our information until we hear from our organizers and confirm! As soon as we know, you will too.
It may be difficult to remember in this age of instant information, but keep in mind that until 2012, TEAM did not publish event information until late March or early April.
Don't forget that TEAM is staffed entirely by volunteers -- if you would like things to happen faster, better, or in a different way, please contact us about how you can help out!
Hang in there... we know everyone is excited to get out on course once winter is over!
REMINDER: check your email inbox for your TEAM Year End Awards voting ballot! Voting ends October 18!!
All current TEAM members that included an email address on their membership applications should have received a message from TEAMNewsletter@eventingmichigan.org. Reply to that email to cast your votes!
If you did not receive an email, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FILTER. If you really didn't get one, email your membership number to TEAMNewsletter@eventingmichigan.org and we will send you a ballot!
DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR VOTES FOR THE TEAM TROT THE RUNWAY AWARDS! Check out our Best Dressed in the Albums on our Facebook Page.
Also, get those reservations made for the Autumn Masquerade Banquet to honor all of this year's successes in Michigan Eventing!
Banquet reservations are NOW OPEN! Special thanks to former TEAM President Judi McCall for organizing reservations, and to Theresa Foote for coordinating the venue!
Reservations are $35 per person if postmarked before October 16 ($40 after, with VERY limited options at the door). Our theme is "Autumn Masquerade," so plan to come in your best disguise! Get more information and printable reservation forms on the Awards page.
This year's guest speaker is Lesley Grant-Law ("Lady Lesley") who will also be offering a XC clinic at Williamson Farm (formerly Shoeman Road Farm). Clinic entries are an incredibly reasonable $100 - WOW! More information is available on the Clinics/ Schooling page... slots are limited so don't snooze on this one!