The Kentucky Experience will, once again, offer a free way to experience Kentucky and the National Horse Show
A partnership of the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, Phelps Media Group, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and the United States Hunter Jumper Association are pleased to, once again, offer an exciting way to experience the National Horse Show and Central Kentucky's horse country. The Kentucky Experience will include free tours of famous Bluegrass area horse farms, a free tour of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, free admission to all sessions of the National Horse Show, a free cocktail reception at the famed Gracie Street, including an opportunity to meet some of the star riders of the hunter jumper world before the ring events on Friday night!
This exciting experience will give anyone who signs up at www.roodandriddle.com/kyexperience a free opportunity to experience everything that Kentucky's horse country has to offer as well as general admission tickets to the National Horse Show for the duration of the show.
Rood and Riddle is the Official Equine Hospital and Veterinary Hospital of the USHJA.
Zone 3 Comes Out on Top at the USHJA Children's & Adult Amateur Jumper South Regional Championships
Zone 3 proved victorious winning overall team gold as well as the Children's individual gold at the Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper South Regional Championship (Zones 3 and 4), August 22-24, 2014 during HITS Culpepper at Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, VA.
In total there were three Children's teams and five Adult Amateur teams that competed for the team Championship medal.
The Children's team competition saw two teams from Zone 3 and one team from Zone 4. It was Zone 3 Team 2 that came out on top finishing with a total of 13 faults to win the gold. Teammates included Mary Elizabeth Cordia, USHJA Emerging Athletes Program alumni and WIHS Youth Ambassador; Alley Milam; Samantha Halo and Hanna Powers, who would go on to win the individual Children's gold medal.
The North Regional Championship will be held September 4-6 in Saugerties, NY. For a complete list of 2014 Children's & Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championship dates, click here.
USHJA Emerging Athletes Program 2014 Regional Training Sessions Come to a Close
The 2014 Emerging Athletes Program, presented by Dover Saddlery, wraps-up its nationwide Regional Training Sessions as the late-summer training sessions come to a close. Now in its sixth year, the 2014 EAP season hosted a total of nine Regional Training Sessions. The late-summer training sessions were held in Burbank, CA, Parker, CO and Newburgh, NY and were led by renowned clinicians, expert stable managers and attended by some of the country's top emerging riders.
Hosted at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, August 1-5, the seventh Regional Training Session was led by Olympic gold medalist Joe Fargis and stable manager Anne Thornbury. A group of 22 eager riders were instructed on flat and over fence work as well as grooming, horsemanship and barn management skills. Fargis, who is no stranger to success in the highest levels of the sport, stressed proper equitation, flatwork and tack/equipment to the young athletes.
If you are interested in hosting a 2015 EAP Regional Training Session, or the National Training Session (coupled with the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals), please visit the EAP page of our website to learn more about host facility requirements and the application form. USHJA will be accepting applications for host facilities for the 2015 season until October 1, 2014. For more information, please contact Meghan Carney at (859) 225-6721.
Deadline to Apply for Trainer Certification Program is September 15
The Trainer Certification Program (TCP) Committee reviews TCP applications three times annually. Completed applications and required documents must be received by USHJA by the following deadlines to be considered:
January 15 for review in February 2015
May 15 for review in June 2015
September 15 for review in October 2014
Participation in the TCP, while voluntary, is encouraged for the ongoing professional support it provides. Becoming a Certified Trainer confirms a commitment to continuing one's professional development, which leads to an ever-increasing group of well-rounded and knowledgeable horsemen.
For more information please visit the Trainer Certification Program page of our website or contact Matt McHugh at (859) 225-6705.
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