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Intercollegiate Horse Show Association UpdateIHSA

As the school year comes to a close, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association riders are being recognized for their accomplishments and just wrapped up their final competition of the year, the 2015 IHSA National Championship.


Congratulations USHJA/IHSA Regional Sportsmanship Award Winners!IHSAsport


Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 USHJA/IHSA Regional Sportsmanship Awards. One student athlete in each participating IHSA region was selected for this award, which recognizes the exceptional sportsmanship demonstrated throughout all levels of riding. This is the first year these awards have been offered after being announced earlier this year.


Savannah College of Art and Design Clinches First Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National ChampionshipIHSAchamp
Most every team has a chant or slogan they repeat to create cohesiveness and encourage that will to win, and the Savannah College of Art and Design "Bees" took theirs to heart during the IHSA Nationals, April 30-May 3, at the Eastern States Exposition. Read Full Story

Did You Know Grants and Scholarships Are Available to USHJA Members?Grants

The USHJA Foundation----the charitable arm of the USHJA----currently offers grants to help USHJA members in times of need and to inspire those facing adversity. Additionally the Foundation and USHJA zones have partnered to offer a variety of grants and scholarships to support USHJA members' sport education and academic pursuits. To find out what's available either through your zone or through the Foundation directly, visit


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Let Your Voice Be Heard! Attend a USHJA Town Hall Meeting Near YouTownHall

Join in the conversation with USHJA leadership about opportunities and challenges being discussed in our sport. Agenda items include: jumping athlete and horse developmental pipeline; HOTY points and money won; California splits; performance hunters; incentive programs; equitation course verification and sport regulation.


To find a town hall near you, visit


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Congratulations to ANRC Intercollegiate Equitation Championships Winners!ANRC

USHJA congratulates all of the winning team and individuals at the 2015 ANRC Intercollegiate Equitation Championships held at St. Andrew's University in Laurinburg, NC! Check out the winners here.


Did you know the USHJA and ANRC have partnered to add horsemanship to the USHJA Outreach Program? By rewarding participation and the pursuit of education, USHJA/ ANRC aim to achieve a competitive experience that appeals to all levels of riders and organizations. With three (3) levels of competition and multiphase options, the USHJA /ANRC Horsemanship curriculum was designed to allow each individual or organization the flexibility and options necessary to best meet the needs of their facility and program participants. Click here to learn more about this class.


For more information on the American National Riding Commission, visit


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Nominate Deserving USHJA Members for Prestigious AwardsAwards
USHJA is now accepting nominations for the Jane Marshall Dillon, A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy and Amateur Sportsmanship awards! The deadline to nominate a deserving individual for these awards is July 31, 2015.

Nominate a deserving member for the Jane Marshall Dillon Award, which recognizes an individual who has devoted their life to teaching and mentoring riders beginning their education in the hunter/jumper discipline. Past recipients include Ralph Caristo, Nick Karazissis, Walter T. Kees and Sissie Anderton.

Nominate a deserving member for the Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award, which honors an owner who has created a legacy of giving back to the hunter/jumper sport through continued dedication and support. Past recipients include Helen Lenahan, Harry Gill, Wilhelmine Stewart Kirby Waller, and R. Bruce Duchossois.

Nominate a deserving member for the Amateur Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes Amateur Owner and Adult Amateur exhibitors who exhibit a degree of excellence and integrity by supporting their fellow competitors and volunteering their time and resources to various aspects of the industry. Examples of this include serving on committees, providing sponsorships and promoting the welfare of the horse. Success in the show ring is a secondary factor.


USHJA Directory of ClinicsClinics
Looking for educational opportunities? Check the USHJA Directory of Clinics for upcoming educational clinics. Here's a preview of upcoming Trainer Certification Program Clinics, presented by Markel Insurance:

Zone 4

May 18-19, 2015

Zone 9
June 5-7, 2015
Zone 6
June 8-9, 2015


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USHJA Wheeler Museum Adds Chagrin Valley PHA Horse Show to Current Exhibit Museum

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of grand prix show jumping in the United States

Chagrin Valley ribbons and trophies, retired and on loan from Chagrin Valley PHA Horse Shows, Inc., on display at the Wheeler Museum. Photo Credit: USHJA Archives
Lexington, KY----April 23, 2015----Today, the United States Hunter JumperAssociation added the Chagrin Valley PHA Horse Show, which hosted the first show jumping grand prix held on American soil in 1965, to its current exhibit, A Sporting Tradition: Iconic Horse Shows Across the United States.

"This horse show brought us the first show jumping grand prix in the United States," said Wheeler Museum Committee Co-Chair Bill Rube. "We are pleased to include this historic competition among the many iconic horse shows featured in our current exhibit, which allows horse enthusiasts to come learn about the tradition and history of our great sport."


Spotlight: Certified Trainers of the MonthStory7

Alex Shokat

Certified Trainer since 2014

Rides at Home

Aurora, OH

Professional Experience: 14 years

Specialties: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation, Ponies, Young Horse, Foundation Lessons



Tiffany Andrews

Certified Trainer since 2013

Head Trainer: Evergreen Stables Farm, LLC

Fulton, MD

Professional Experience: 5 years

Specialties: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation, Ponies, Young Horses, Foundation Lessons

Each of our featured trainers has completed the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel Insurance.

For more information about the Trainer Certification Program, visit

Sponsors and PartnersSponosrs
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.

Official USHJA Sponsors

Additional USHJA Sponsors & Partners



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