Member News

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2017 Regional & National Winners

USDF REGION 1 Championships

Emily Donaldson qualified three horses for the Region One Championships, and all three have qualified to go to the US Dressage Finals.  Riding Elaine DiMarco’s Campione she earned Championship in Open Training Level out of 26 entries.  Riding  Audi they won the Championship in Fourth Level Open, and with Beaujolais 75, they were sixth in Open Second Level. Due to selection procedures, Beaujolais 75 has been given the chance to go to the US Dressage Finals along with his stablemates.

Kristen Ortt (US Dressage Finals AA Second Level Champion in 2015) riding her E Felix is the AA Third Level Champion and is going to Nationals in Lexington, KY.  (Adult Amateur - AA)

Ange Bean qualified three horses: Venus, Capitano, and BR Danny’s Secret on whom she placed 7th in  Fourth Level Open

Leslie (Jill) Starliper and Utopian competed in AA First Level and placed 11th out of 28 competitors.

US Dressage Finals Results

US Dressage Finals Fourth Level Championship Open 
       Audi, owned & ridden by Emily Donaldson - 64.852%     13th  Place

US Dressage Finals Second Level Championship Open 
      Beaujolais 75, owned & ridden by Emily Donaldson - 67.195%     4th Place

US Dressage Finals Training Level Championship Open 
     Campione, owned by Elaine DiMarco, ridden by Emily Donaldson - 71.591%     7th Place

US Dressage Finals Third Level Championship Adult Amateur
     E. Felix, owned & ridden by Kristen Ortt. 63.462%   14th Place     

Breed Champion - International Sporthorse Registry/Oldenburg NA , National Levels, Open Division – Campione; Elaine DiMarco, owner; Emily Donaldson, rider

CBLM Championships Results

First Level - Donna Hollinshead & Sly placed 17th in Senior Rider Division A.

Second Level - Ange Bean with Capitano placed 8th in Senior Rider Division B.
    Barbara Royer with Sumatra placed 6th in Senior Rider Division A.

Fourth Level - Ange Bean & BR Danny’s Secret placed 2nd and Courtney Sarge & Riverwind placed 8th in Senior Rider Division A.

PSG - Ange Bean & BR Danny’s Secret placed 7th in Senior Rider Division A


I apologize if I missed your results, please send your results and I will post them.

Sempre Fino "Hobbs" and Kelly Beaver successfully completed the Plantation CIC** in September and Fair Hill International CCI** in October, 4th and 10th place amateur respectively.  




Kristen & Felix

Second Level Adult Amateur 

USDF National Finals CHAMPIONS



Kristen & Felix topped a field of 25 in the Second Level Adult Amateur section at the USDF National Finals in KY.  With a score of 71.138% in Second Level test 3, they were only 1/2 of a percent ahead of second place, and less than one percent ahead of the fourth place rider.  Very tough competition - Great Job!!


October - Congratulations to Kristen Ortt.  At the recent USDF Region 1 competition, she and her horse E Felix earned the right to compete in the USDF National Finals in Lexington, KY.  They were the Reserve Champions in the Adult Amateur section of Second Level.  At this competition, they also had three firsts and a second in their other second level tests. Her average scores ranged from 64.6 to 73.9%


They were accompanied by Caroline Stearns who rode Lady Shiraz to a first in Intermediate I and a sixth Prix St Georges warm up classes, but missed qualifying for the national finals.

Elaine DiMarco has earned bragging rights for her young horse Campione.  He was entered in his first horse show at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington.  Ridden by Ange Bean, he earned a second and third in Training Level Test 1 after less than three months of training.  Campione is a four year old Oldenburg.  CONGRATULATIONS to all involved.

Louise Jordan-Beam traveled to Las Vegas to attend the FEI World Cup competition and watch her favorite horse win in style.  She also met Valegro's rider, and fellow Brit, Charlotte Dujardin.  She has posted several videos for your viewing pleasure.  WATCH  

World Cup Dressage Videos

FCEA member, Louise Jordan-Beam attended the World Cup Dressage competition in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was able to take numerous videos of the competition, and has posted them to her YouTube page for your viewing pleasure.  WATCH  

She has footage of the freestyles and some of the performances.  

Louise, Thank-you for sharing.



C Square Farm would like to congratulate longtime student,

 Kelly Beaver & Sempre Fino

for finishing the year as the #2 Intermediate Adult Amateur Rider (#1 in the Region) on the US Eventing Association's Year End Leaderboard! Courtney and the C Square Family are looking forward to helping Kelly and her partner Sempre Fino accomplish their goals in 2015!


GMO Awards from USDF 

Each year, USDF hands out awards at the National Convention to GMO's and their hardworking members.  This year, FCEA/FCEA was selected to receive two awards in the Newsletter Category, and a web site award.

  • “Inside the Starting Box: Finding Inspiration” from French Creek Equestrian Association’s newsletter, IN BALANCE (May/June 2014), has won the award for Best General Interest Article for a GMO with less than 75 members.  This article was written by FCEA president, Kelly Beaver.
  • “You’re only 50 ONCE!" with "Dressage Training Tips from my Experience” from French Creek Equestrian Association’s newsletter, IN BALANCE (November/December, 2013), has won Honorable Mention in the category of First Person Experience Article for a GMO with less than 75 members.  This article was written by Louise Jordan-Beam.
  • FCEA will also received the award for Best User Experience for the web site in the small GMO category.

Please note, USDF also awards amateur photographers for their newsletter submissions.  If you have a great photo to submit, please send it to the newsletter editor. You could win an award, submissions must be recommended by August 30th.  It would be nice to have some great article submissions.  Get the computer out and start writing.

Show Results 

If you would like to submit your show results from
non-FCEA shows send them to Fay

  • Dressage at Devon results for 2014
  • Tami Dureka and The Duke - Third in 3 year old Suitable to become a Dressage Horse, and Fifth in the 3 year old Materiale.
  • Kristen Ortt & Felix -1st place Suitable to Become a Dressage Horse 5 year olds, 1st place 4 and 5 year old Stallions and Geldings under saddle.
  • Ange Bean & Capitano were 8th in 5 yr old Suitability and 6th in Materiale


  • BLM Championships: Ange Bean and Capitano were 7th in Training Level BLM Championships, BR Danny's Secret was 6th in the 4th level Championship class. 


  • NCDCTA Harvest Moon Dressage

    Kristen Ortt and Felix 1st place 2nd 1 69.714%, 1st place 2nd 2 72.6%, 1st place 2nd 2 70.2% 1st place 2nd 2 67.4%

  • On Labor Day  BR Danny's Secret was 4th Level Champion at Dressage at Stone Tavern.
  • Rio and Susan Smith got fourth place at the DVCTA horse trials on August 24 at Carousel Park in open training.

Member: Louise Jordan-Beam and Corner House Farm

10/1/14 update on the 100 day Challenge:  Corner House Farm was 4th in the Small School division.

Louise and her students were recently interviewed for Channel 69 News.  They talked about the Interdressage competition and the AHC's 100 Day Challenge.  To watch the segment go to WFMZ

American Horse Council is hosting a competition called the 100 Day Challenge, and Corner House Farm is trying to help the cause.  For more information about the challenge, visit www.timetoride.com.  As a farm, she will try to introduce 100 people to horses in 100 days.  Top prize is $10k.  

5/2014:  For the Fourth year in a row, the riders at Corner House Farm have won the InterDressage.com Riding School of the Year.  Louise and her students, competed from May 2013 thru April 2014 to earn points in the Riding School division.  FCEA member, Sandy Foster, is a CHF student team member.  Congrats to all involved.

NOTE:  This is the same type of competition that FCEA is encouraging our members to participate in.  More info can be found on the BRC page.

2019 Upcoming Dates

Nov 10 - Paper Chase


Report Scores

Send your schooling show scores to the Point Manager. Scores are due by Nov 30 of the competition year.


Board Meetings

Tues., Nov 7
Tues., Dec 3


FMI:  Fay or Michelle

* Unless otherwise listed, meetings are 6pm on the first TUESDAY of each month at
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