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Special Digital Edition of USHJA In Stride

This special digital edition of USHJA In Stride takes you on the road to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Nationals. Click below to read firsthand accounts of making it to the Nationals and being part of the team. Download your copy today.

2014 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic

The USHJA Hunterdon Cup is a distinct competition that combines the precision of  equitation and the handiness of hunters.


The 2014 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic will be held July 7, 2014, during the USEF Junior Hunter Championships East Coast held July 7-8, 2014, at Brandywine Valley Summer Series in Devon, PA. The prize list for the US East Coast Junior Hunter Finals and USHJA/ Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic will be available from the Brandywine Valley Summer Series Horse Show. 


The complete list of 2014 qualified riders is available on the USHJA Hunterdon Cup page. For more information on the classic contact: Sarah Fishback (859) 225-6720.

Horsemanship Stable Challenge

For the second year USHJA will run the 30-Day Horsemanship Stable Challenge, which will begin June 15and run through July 15. To be eligible to win our unique sponsor prize package each trainer* will need at least three junior and/or amateur students take the online Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz presented by Sweet Briar College between June 15 and July 15. At the end of the 30-day challenge, the three top scores under each trainer will be averaged to provide an overall score and the highest scoring trainer in each zone wins the awards package.


The trainer inspired award package will include a USHJA Trainer Certification Program Manual, polo wraps, grooming brush and a hoof pick; one year free subscription from EquestrianCoach.com; and gifts from Sweet Briar College, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Veterinary Pharmacy, Nutrena, Charles Owen, Shapley's, Perfect Products and Standlee.


USHJA hopes that with this firsthand experience of the challenge, trainers will encourage their students to participate in the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge program presented by Sweet Briar College in which USHJA members under 21 years of age test their horsemanship knowledge and may have the opportunity to compete in the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals.


For additional information or questions please contact Jill Insko via email or by calling (859) 225-6716.


* Trainers, coaches and riding instructors must be current USHJA members and be declared professional with USEF.

Upcoming USHJA Town Hall Meetings

Let your voice be heard. Plan to attend a USHJA Town Hall meeting in your area.


June 17
July 13

July 25
July 30
August 23
September 6
VIP Tent after the Derby-Wayne, IL
During the Zone 12 HOTY Finals-Anchorage, AK

Estes Park Hunter Jumper Festival II-Estes Park, CO
Two Rivers Summer Festival-Cummings, IA
The Harrisburg Horse Show-Harrisburg, PA
Lake St. Louis Preview Horse Show-Lake St. Louis, MO 


For more information contact Chris Murphy, Education Programs Manager

USHJA Seeking Nominations for Prestigious Awards

The USHJA is now accepting submissions for two of the 2014 season's most prestigious awards; the USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Jane Marshall Dillon Award.


Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement and Jane Marshall Dillon Awards must be received in the USHJA office by July 31, 2014. Please submit nominations via email to Marla Holt mholt@ushja.org or mail them to 3870 Cigar Lane, Lexington, KY 40511. Questions concerning these awards may be directed to Marla Holt via email or call (859) 225-6710.  


USHJA Clinics at the 2014 US Pony Finals  

USHJA will be hosting six separate clinics during the 2014 US Pony Finals. The clinic schedule is:


Tuesday, August 5
8:00-10:00 am - Pony Model Clinic
Tuesday, August 5
6:30-7:30 am - Pony Model Clinic
Friday, August 8
9:00-11:00 am - A Judge's Perspective

11:00 am -12:00 pm - Sports Psychology

1:00-2:30 pm - Horseless Horseman Clinic

3:00-4:00 pm - Sports Psychology


All clinics will be held in the covered arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.


For more information about the USHJA clinics at US Pony Finals please contact Sarah Fishback at (859) 225-6720.

USHJA Outreach Program
USHJA Outreach competitions are easy to hold and participation is open to all equine enthusiasts. Riders who are members of the USHJA at the Outreach level or higher will be eligible for year-end awards.

For more information on applying to be a USHJA Outreach Competition or to find Outreach Competitions in your area, visit the USHJA Outreach Competition website or contact Chris Murphy at (859) 225-6714.

Affiliate Sportsmanship Award

USHJA recognizes the juniors, amateurs, professional riders and riding instructors* who exemplify high-quality horsemanship, sportsmanship and integrity through the USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Award. Participation in the USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards Program is open to all USHJA Affiliate Member Associations.


Nomination Forms

Amateur Application
Junior Application
Professional Application
Riding Instructor Application  


Each affiliate organization must submit the name, along with a letter of recommendation for each affiliate award winner, by September 1 in order to be recognized and printed in the Affiliate Yearbook.


Each individual winner must submit a completed biography, 200-word essay and a photo to be eligible for one of the 16 Regional Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards. Nominees must be current members of the USHJA at the $15 Outreach level or higher.


Sixteen Regional Affiliate Award winners - one winner from each category (junior, amateur, professional rider and riding instructor) in each of the four affiliate regions (Western, Central, Northeast and Southeast) will be selected from the pool of individual winners. Those individuals that best demonstrate ongoing commitment and dedication to the USHJA and their affiliate will be selected as the regional winners.


All USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Award winners will receive a gift from the USHJA and have their names, biographies and photos included in the USHJA Affiliate Yearbook. In addition, regional winners will receive a free USHJA membership at their current level!

USHJA Directory of Clinics
May 31-Jun 1
Julie Winkel
Sparta, MI
June 6
George Morris*
Redmond, WA
June 6
Bernie Traurig
Alpharetta, GA 
June 10
Julie Winkel & Linda Allen
Johnston, SC 
*Depicts a TCP Clinic
TCP Clinics are presented by Markel Insurance Company
For more information on all upcoming clinics click here
Sponsors and 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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