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Rood & Riddle Invite You to the Kentucky Experience During the National Horse ShowRR 
Rood and Riddle Official Sponsor Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Rood & Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy are pleased to sponsor the Kentucky Experience, a wonderful opportunity to attend the National Horse Show at the incredible Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Cost for the Kentucky Experience is only $10, which includes tickets to all sessions of the National Horse Show (October 27 November 1), plus breakfast and a tour of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Veterinary Pharmacy on Saturday morning, October 31. 
Additional sponsors include Merial and Phelps Media Group. Due to the large number of events going on that weekend, we recommend booking hotels in advance. 
Important Information Regarding the Use of the Prohibited Substance PhenibutUSEF
From USEF Network
Tasked with protecting the welfare of equine athletes and ensuring the balance of competition, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program constantly monitors products and product claims. From time-to-time products appear on the equine supplement market making claims of their effects on the performance of horses in competition. USEF members are ultimately responsible for compliance with the forbidden substance policy, and encouraged to audit the ingredient lists of supplement products for substances prohibited in USEF competition.

Recently, a problematic substance has come to the attention of the USEF Equine Drugs and Medications Program. Phenibut (β-phenyl gamma aminobutyric acid) is considered a derivative of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), and effective immediately, Phenibut (β-phenyl gamma aminobutyric acid) or any product containing Phenibut (β-phenyl gamma aminobutyric acid) is considered a forbidden substance under USEF rules. There are no current recognized medical uses for this substance; therefore reporting administration utilizing a Medication Report Form, pursuant to GR411, is not applicable.

Elisabeth McMillan

Last week, I received an email that asked the question "how do I figure out my costs per horse?" Here is part one of my answer.

To figure out your costs per horse you will need to look at both your variable and fixed expenses. Let's start with your variable expenses like feed and bedding.  There are two ways you can approach this, you can go for an overall cost per horse or a more specific individual horse cost.

For example: If you have sales horses, school horses or other horses you own, it is a good idea to do horse specific costs because they will have a direct affect on your profitability.  If you are doing a specific per horse cost on horses you own or support, be sure to add in their shoeing, vet and/or horse show expenses.

Registration Now Open for the 2015 USHJA Annual Meeting!AM
Registration is now open for the USHJA 2015 Annual Meeting, presented by HITS Horse ShowsDecember 6-10, 2015, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel in Orlando, FL. Surrounded by Walt Disney World Resort, the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel is the place to be for USHJA members looking to network, discuss industry challenges and opportunities, and honor fellow equestrians during the USHJA Annual Meeting.

Register Early and Win!

The first 50 people to register online for the 2015 USHJA Annual Meeting are automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win either a Charles Owen Helmet or a USHJA Gift Bag. If you are a member of the USHJA Board of Directors, Hunter Working Group or Jumper Working Group please contact Jill Insko for special registration.

Discounted Hotel 

A block of rooms for USHJA members has been reserved with a special rate of $185/night. Please make your reservations early to ensure availability.
Reserve online, or by calling 1- 888-353-2013. To receive the discounted rate, refer to the USHJA Annual Meeting and use the discount code: HUSH. 

For questions or concerns about hotel reservations please contact Donna Devadas at or (540) 687-5810.

For all other Annual Meeting questions, contact Jill Insko.

Split Rock Jumping Tour Returns with The Bourbon International CSI 3*SRJT
 The Split Rock Jumping Tour's Bourbon International CSI 3* , October 9-11 at Split Rock Farm in Lexington, KY, promises to be even bigger and better than the Tour's debut event in May.

May's Lexington International CSI 3* received rave reviews and hosted some of the world's top competitors representing 14 countries and attracted over 3,000 spectators. Additionally, Split Rock Farm installed new world-class Equestrian Services International (ESI) footing in time for the Bourbon International CSI 3*.
Featured classes include the $100,000 Grand Prix CSI 3*, $40,000 Grand Prix CSI 3*, $35,000 Speed Cup CSI 3* and $10,000 U25 Young Rider Cup. New classes have been added which include the $9,500 Kingsland Equestrian Children's/Adult 1.10m Jumper Section and the $10,000 Split Rock Youngster Bowl for 7 and 8-year old horses.
In addition to the chance to see many of the top horses and riders competing, spectators will also have the chance to enjoy the Children & Family Festival, Beer and Wine garden and Boutique Village, as well as free raffles!
The Split Rock Jumping Tour has partnered with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation and a portion of proceeds from all sales of Split Rock Farm Jumping Tour Hospitality packages will go directly to the Foundation to support its program.
Further information on the Split Rock Jumping Tour is available on line at the Tour's website at or by calling (574) 274-8985. 

Upcoming USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics TCP2


Trainer Certification Program clinics enable USHJA members to complete the required educational element of the trainer certification process. The USHJA Trainer Certification Program is presented by Markel Insurance Company.


Louise Serio - Kennett Square, PA
Zone 210/24/2015
Candice King - Owings Mills, MD
McDonogh School 
Zone 310/30/2015
George Morris - Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center
Zone 211/6/2015
To see the complete schedule of TCP Clinics, visit 

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Sponsors & Partners Sponsors
The USHJA would like to thank the following sponsors and partners for their support of our many programs and endeavors. For more information, click the sponsor logo(s) below.

Official USHJA Sponsors

Additional USHJA Sponsors & Partners



United States Hunter Jumper Association 
3870 Cigar Lane
Lexington, KY 40511
P: 859.225.6700 
F: 859.258.9033
United States Hunter Jumper Association, 3870 Cigar Lane, Lexington, KY 40511
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