Connecticut Valley

10/22 Rally Results, 2018 USPC Membership

Congratulations to the Ghost Riders and the Flintstones on their team sportsmanship at the SVPC Eventing Rally held within the SECT Schooling Horse Trials at the Mystic Valley Hunt Club on 10/22!

There were many firsts for the CVPC riders: For most of our members it was their first Eventing rally and many the first time out Cross Country at a Horse Trials with their current partners. For many it was the first time they were eliminated in a competition and those who received Horse Management points off will not make those same mistakes again! Team Spirits prevailed! Thank you to the parents for their patience in rally prep and help throughout the day.

There were 4 teams at the rally. Clubs represented were Shetucket Valley, CT Valley, Granby and Glastonbury. SVPC and CVPC each had one full team and one scramble team. SVPC won both Horse Management and overall.

The CVPC Ghost Riders, Mason Harrison Captain, Phoebe Evans, Constance Sharp, Helen Sharp and Grace Perkins Stable Manager, placed 2nd in Horse Management and 4th overall.

The CVPC/SVPC Flintstones, Corrina McKelvey SVPC Captain, Cailey Fay, Fiona Lorenzen, Nick Iarusso and Natalia Shields Stable manager, placed 3rd overall and 4th in Horse Management.

Kudos to the Stable Managers for their hard work behind the scenes !

Congratulations to Fiona Lorenzen for placing 1st in the Advanced Elementary Horse Trials Division and Nick Iarusso for placing 2nd in the Beginner Novice Horse Trials Division B.

Congratulations to CVPC member Maya Norris who rode in the open SECT Two phase to second place!

Thank you to the Gourlay & Norris families who as members of the SECT family volunteered at the event.

Reminder to all families who did not renew their USPC/CVPC /NYUC membership at the CVPC Annual meeting on 10/20 that USPC membership is due in the national office by 11/15. Members can renew their USPC membership online at any time but will pay a late fee if renewing after 11/15.

Local CVPC and Regional NYUC dues still have to be paper processed and we need to have the information to both NYUC and USPC by 11/15, which means we'd need it in hand before that. The CVPC officers would like to meet soon to process the paperwork that needs to be sent in, there are multiple annual USPC forms for the club.

For those families with graduating members who are interested in the USPC Alumni Life membership please approach the board to set that up and CVPC will pay 50% of that one time fee as the treasury permits for members in good standing. This gives the members ages 18-25 USPC Life Membership at a greatly discounted rate.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

We plan to host a broad based educational clinic in the spring of 2018 and will have that information to you soon.


Ann Guptill



Some photos of the Rally: