Nominations for Positions on USHJA Board of Directors Now Being Accepted
|The membership nomination period for the 2014 Elections to the USHJA Board of Directors opened June 15 and will run through August 15, 2014. Member nominating forms and instructions are now available at USHJA.org. |
This year, members will be nominating individuals to fill the following board positions:
- One National Vice President to serve a two year term - this is a new position recently created and approved by the Board
- One Secretary to serve a four year term
- Four Directors-At-Large each to serve a four year term
For information on responsibilities and requirements for these positions, please review the latest USHJA Policy Manual.
If you have questions or need more information, contact Janet Greenlee at (859) 225-6701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Member's Choice-Competition Evaluation: YOUR Opinion Counts|
|Photo Credit: Amanda Bassett|
Developed to reward technically excellent and exhibitor friendly competitions, this program also promotes communication between exhibitors and competition management. Exhibitors are asked to rate a competition's facility, personnel, hospitality and overall quality.
The results of this survey are confidential and are considered solely for the purpose of the Member's Choice Awards Program. Results are not released or used for any other purpose outside of the Awards Program.
As you travel the Spring and Summer circuits, please take a moment to share your horse show experiences at the Members Choice Program site. Questions may be directed to Meghan Carney at (859) 225-6721.
Maddy Parker's Dream Comes True
In addition to the traditional hurdles riders face when they step into the show ring, Maddy Parker has one additional challenge to overcome. This 15-year-old from Waxhaw, North Carolina, was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2012, but seldom does she let this health issue keep her down for long. While Crohn's can be debilitating, Parker has found her passion for riding to be a stress relief. And while the past 18 months have been difficult as she tried to get a handle on her health, it has not stopped her from realizing her dreams of riding in the 3'6" equitation medals.
|Right to Left: Maddy Parker with George Morris; Lynn Jayne, president of the USHJA Foundation; and Carl Weeden, USHJA Foundation board member.Photo Courtesy of Gerri Parker|
Made possible by the USHJA Foundation "Making a Dream" grant, Parker had the
unique opportunity to learn from a top trainer during the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival Circuit (WEF) in Florida in March of this year.
"It was an amazing experience I couldn't get anywhere else," Parker commented, reflecting on her opportunity. To read more about Parker's experience, click here.
Do you know a hunter/jumper rider who has faced adversity and deserves a special opportunity to accomplish his or her dreams in this sport? The USHJA Foundation is here to help make dreams a reality. Visit www.ushjafoundation.org for more information and to apply.
Thank you to the following donors for "Making a Dream" a reality for Maddy Parker: Ariat International, The Deslauriers Family, Danielle Santos and Charles Owen, David Attal and Devoucoux, Ali Sweetnam and Sweet Oak Farm, James L. Parker, and especially Stacia Madden and everyone at Beacon Hill Show Stables.
Horsemanship Stable Challenge
The USHJA 30-Day Horsemanship Stable Challenge is now underway with more than 150 participants already completing the HQC Practice Quiz !
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.
Upcoming USHJA Town Hall Meetings
|Let your voice be heard. Plan to attend a USHJA Town Hall meeting in your area.|
During the Zone 12 HOTY Finals-Anchorage, AK
During the lunch break
Join in the conversation with USHJA Staff about issues being discussed in our sport. Agenda items include: Hunter and Green eligibility, cap on Medal qualifying points, horse identification, the expansion of the Emerging Athletes Program, creation of additional Jumper championships, drugs and medication best practices, and upcoming USHJA elections.
Future Zone Town Hall Meetings:
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 at (859) 225-6714.
USHJA Directory of Clinics
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