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A Message to Derby Competitors from Dietrich Equine Insurance 

We hope everyone is looking forward to the upcoming USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship to be held August 14-16 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Dietrich & Company Equine Insurance continues to be thrilled to support this fun and exciting special event, showcasing our beautiful show hunters.


Our enthusiastic agents are out and about this busy summer visiting the various horse shows throughout the country. We invite you to talk to any one of us about your insurance, whether it's for your horse or property. Exciting news from our company underwriters...great mortality discounts are available in certain circumstances. Options are always a good thing and we would love to discuss insurance alternatives for your equine partner.


Also, with all the country's unusual storm patterns, make sure you are insured for the unexpected disaster. We have several company choices for farm and/or ranch policies, including your vehicles. For us, it's always 'customer first' for coverage questions, claims processing, and convenient billing options. Experience the service and performance our clients have been enjoying for years.


Please feel free to contact us at (800) 942-4258 or visit our website
Nominations for Positions on USHJA Board of Directors Still 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 jgreenlee@ushja.org.

Time is Running Out to Nominate for the USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Jane Marshall Dillon Award!

Nominations for two of the 2014 season's most prestigious awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Jane Marshall Dillon Award, 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.

 The 2014 honorees for these prestigious awards will be recognized at the USHJA Annual Meeting, December 7-11, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.


All active USHJA members are encouraged to nominate for these prominent awards. Written nominations must include: the nominee's name; the city and state of residence; supporting documentation of accomplishments and accolades; and any other information pertinent to their involvement in the horse industry. Nominators should also include their name, USHJA member number, mailing address and daytime telephone number so the USHJA may contact them for additional details. The nomination form can be downloaded from the USHJA website.



Caitlin Boyle Leads the 2014 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic from Start to Finish

 Devon, PA-July 8, 2014-Seventeen year old Caitlin Boyle of Hampshire, IL took the Dixon Ring at the Devon show grounds by storm maintaining the lead through each of the three rounds of the USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic.


Caitlin Boyle aboard Loredo  Photo Credit: USHJA Archives 

Boyle rode to the head of the pack of 59, scoring a 92 aboard Michaela Kennedy's 14-year-old Mecklenburg gelding, Loredo. This year's Hunterdon Cup, held during the East Coast U.S. National Junior Hunter Championships, saw a challenging 3'6" track which included a formidable u-shaped pen made of natural birch rails and ample greenery created by course designer Skip Bailey.




Only a Few Days Left to Take the Horsemanship Stable Challenge
Challenge Ends July 15!


The USHJA 30-Day Horsemanship Stable Challenge is nearing an end! 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 Stable Challenge also is great practice for the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge! USHJA members competition age 20 and younger can participate in the HQC to win an array of prizes including a $1,000 scholarship. And it's free! The deadline to apply and take the HQC Level 1 and Level 2 tests is August 1. Test your horsemanship knowledge today!


Read more about the 30-Day Stable Challenge 

Register to take the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge 

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

July 13

During the Zone 12 HOTY Finals-Anchorage, AK 

During the lunch break  
Join in the conversation with USHJA Education Programs Manager Chris Murphy 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:


July 24
July 25
July 31
August 23
September 6
Oregon High Desert Classic #2-Bend, OR with Mary Babick
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

July 22-30
Bernie Traurig
San Marcos, CA
*September 1
George Morris
Temperance, MI 
*September 26
George Morris
Birmingham, AL

*Depicts a TCP Clinic
TCP Clinics are presented by Markel Insurance Company
For more information on all upcoming clinics click here.
Correction: Programs Bulletin Board, July 2014 Issue of In Stride
The prize money for the International Hunter Derby Championship was misprinted in the July 2014 issue of In Stride in the Programs Bulletin Board on page 30. 
Correction: The Championship prize money topped $173,000 in 2013, and once again 80% of the entry fees will be added to the guaranteed $100,000 to create the total prize money purse. In addition the Derby Challenge will offer $10,000 in prize money.
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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