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Why Premium Western Forage?Standlee


Standlee Premium Western Forage® vs. Local Hay

Why is Standlee Premium Western Forage® so much better than local hay? Standlee Forage is grown in Southern Idaho's rich volcanic soil, a key factor in providing high mineral and nutrient content. Proper crop rotation ensures these minerals and nutrients are not depleted, and the Snake River Aquifer ensures our fields have a reliable source of water. Then, once it's harvested at the optimal stage, our forage is sun-cured, never chemically dried, preventing mold and mildew from growing in the product.

By using Standlee Premium Western Forage®, you can rest assured that you are feeding your horse a quality product, thereby improving his quality of life and giving him exactly what he needs to be his best.

Check out our infographic to discover the health and nutritional benefits that make Standlee Premium Western Forage® the perfect choice for your horse!

Dress for Success: Hair Coat and Hoof QualityNutrena


Roy A. Johnson, Cargill Animal Nutrition


The appearance of a horse's hair coat and hoof wall tells a great deal about the care and management of that horse. The best grooming products in the tack shop cannot produce the same look as a healthy, well groomed coat and solid hoof walls. Grooming products can enhance the appearance of hair and hoof, but are not a substitute for a quality hair coat or a good foot. 


Hair and hoof quality starts with nutrition. Both are comprised primarily of protein. Adequate high quality protein is essential to the growth of hair and horn (the outer covering of the hoof is called the horny wall). The sulfur bearing amino acid methionine appears to be required for the production of healthy fibers. The exact methionine requirement for horses is not yet known, but noticeable improvement has been reported when methionine is added to diets which appear to otherwise be adequate. Protein deficiency may result in slow hair growth and shedding, and slow hoof growth with increased splitting and cracking, as well as other symptoms (Equine Clinical Nutrition, Lon D. Lewis, DVM, PhD, 1995, p. 19). Biotin, one of the B vitamins, has also been used to improve hair and hoof quality. Biotin with methionine is more effective than biotin alone. Maintenance levels of biotin appear to be 1-3 mg per head per day. Therapeutic levels are much higher at 15-30 mg per head per day.

USHJA Seeking Applications to Host 2015 Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session 
Deadline to Apply is Wednesday, April 1EAP

Facility managers interested in hosting the 2015 Emerging Athletes National Training Session, presented by Dover Saddlery, and the 2015 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals, presented by The Plaid Horse, are encouraged to  apply online. The two events will be held in conjunction at the same location. 


The host facility does not have to be a show facility to be considered. Private farms, boarding facilities, universities, prep schools, etc., may apply as long as the facility can meet USHJA/EAP requirements. 


To access the online application and to view EAP host facility requirements and for more information about the Emerging Athletes Program, visit The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.


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Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final Preview: Tickets Now On Sale!WorldCup

Tickets for individual sessions of both the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final are now on sale  online.


The FEI World Cup™ Finals return to Las Vegas, April 15-19, 2015, marking the Finals' first time in the U.S. since 2009, and the sixth time that Las Vegas has had the honor of hosting one of the world's most prestigious equestrian events. The dual Finals are held concurrently at the Thomas & Mack Center.

You can also visit USHJA at the Finals. We'll have a booth with information and merchandise available. We hope to see you there!

For more information about the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final and to purchase tickets, visit


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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.



Smoke Tree Ranch

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Julie Winkel and Linda Allen - Reno, NV
Maplewood Stables, Inc.

Zone 10
Julie Winkel and Geoff Teall - Quinton, VA
Fox Pointe Farm

Zone 3
Geoff Teall - Alpharetta, GA
Wills Park Equestrian Center 

Zone 4
George Morris - Redmond, WA
Potcreek Meadow Farm

Zone 9
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


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