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Fourth Year for Partnership with Rood & Riddle and the Alltech National Horse Show

Rood and RiddleLexington, KY - March 12, 2014 - The Alltech National Horse Show, announced today that Rood &  Riddle Equine Hospital has, for the fourth year, been named the Official Veterinarians, Farriers and the Official Veterinary Pharmacy for this year's event, scheduled for the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky on October 28 -November 2, 2014.

Young Professionals TCP Grants

Young professionals (ages 21-35, per USEF competition rules) enrolling in the Trainer  Certification Program, presented by Markel Insurance Company, are eligible to apply for a $300 grant, provided by the USHJA Foundation through the USHJA Young Professionals Committee. The committee will be awarding up to ten grants each year in order to make the Trainer Certification process more accessible to all young professionals regardless of financial status.


Click here to learn more about and to apply for the Young Professional Committee TCP grants, or contact Chris Murphy at (859) 225-6714.

USHJA Trainer Certification Renewal Process Announced

The Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel Insurance Company, is excited to announce the certification renewal process which must be completed once every five years. This renewal is for full-time professional hunter/jumper trainers who are currently USHJA Certified Trainers. Those who no longer teach and/or train full-time are not eligible for renewal.


 Click here to learn more about the certification renewal process, and contact Meghan Carney at (859) 225-6721 with any questions.

Tough Shoes To Fill: Horse Owners Reveal Top 45 Qualities They Look For In Farriers

This article is presented to Educational Partners of the American & Canadian Associations of Professional  Farriers. For additional information regarding equine hoofcare partners of the AAPF/CAPF are encouraged to visit their website 


Have you ever wondered what other horse owners look for when hiring a new farrier? Our friends at the American Farriers Journal ( have done the guess work for you.


They contacted a number of horse owners and asked for their input on this subject. They have narrowed down the list to the top 45. The qualities have been divided into two categories - personality and professionalism.


You might want to share this list with your favorite farrier. Maybe print it off and tack it to your barn's bulletin board.


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2014 USHJA Trainer Certification
Program Clinics 

Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

TCP Clinic with Karen Healey at the North Shore Equestrian Center in Greenvale, NY. Long Island Professional Horsemen's Association is holding this clinic.

 TCP Flyer

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TCP Clinic - Geoff Teall & Julie Winkel - Monroe, WA  

Geoff Teall & Julie Winkel TCP Clinic at Evergreen Equestrian Park in Monroe, WA. Contact Dianne Johnson to register.

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TCP Clinic - Geoff Teall & Julie Winkel - Quinton, VA  

Fox Pointe Farm in Quinton, VA

 About Clinicians

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TCP Clinic - George Morris - Redmond, WA 

The Washington Hunter Jumper Foundation is hosting a USHJA TCP approved clinic with George Morris at Potcreek Meadow Farm

in Redmond, WA.

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