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Comment Period Now Open for 

2016 USHJA Zone Specifications ZoneSpecCommentPd

Drafts of the 2016 USHJA Zone specifications are now available online for members to review. Zone Hunter and Jumper committees welcome input from members on specific zone specifications until June 12, 2015, before zone committees vote on specifications.


Please submit comments to Alina Brazzil, Sport Education Coordinator, by June 12, 2015.   


2016 Zone Draft Specifications

The 2015 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Stable Challenge Opens June 15!StableChallenge

Does your barn have what it takes? Starting June 15, riders (junior and amateurs!), sign up to participate in the 2015 HQC Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, test your horsemanship knowledge, and show your trainer you have the horsemanship knowledge it takes!


The 30-day challenge will run from June 15 to July 15 and is open to junior and adult amateur riders. Meant to engage the whole barn, at least three students per trainer must register and complete the online HQC practice quiz for their barn to be eligible for a unique trainer-inspired award package with gifts from, Shapley's, Perfect Products, Rood & Riddle, The Plaid Horse and Standlee. 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 per zone wins a prize! 

2014 Stable Challenge winner Elizabeth Evans of California


In addition, those who take the Level One and Level Two HQC quizzes will receive 10 bonus points for each level, which will be added to their Stable Challenge score. In the event of a tie, a fourth score will be added to the average.


For more information, go to the HQC Stable Challenge webpage!

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

Join Us in Orlando, FL, for the 2015 USHJA Annual Meeting!AM15

The USHJA 2015 Annual Meeting is set for December 6-10, 2015, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel in Orlando, FL. Surrounded by Walt Disney World Resort, the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel is the place to be for USHJA members looking to network, discuss industry challenges and opportunities, and honor fellow equestrians during the USHJA Annual Meeting.


A block of rooms for USHJA members has been reserved with a special rate of $185/night. Please make your reservations early to ensure availability. Reserve online, or by calling 1- 888-353-2013. To receive the discounted rate, refer to the USHJA Annual Meeting and use the discount code: HUSH. 


For questions or concerns about hotel reservations please contact Donna Devadas at or (540) 687-5810.


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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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Your Nominations Needed for Prestigious Member 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.

  • Jane Marshall Dillon Award: 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 someone today!
  • Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award: Honors an owner who has created a legacy of sportsmanship and 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 someone today!
  • Amateur Sportsmanship Award: 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. Nominate someone today!


Historic Competitions Featured in the USHJA Wheeler Museum Current Exhibit Set to Get Underway Museum1

The USHJA Wheeler Museum located in the USHJA Headquarters in Lexington, KY.

Iconic horse shows featured in the current exhibit of the USHJA Wheeler Museum are set to get underway for the summer months of competition. Competitions such as the Upperville Colt & Horse Show, Ox Ridge, the Fairfield County Hunt Club Horse Show and Deep Run are gearing up to take place in the month of June and USHJA will be doing special giveaways on social media to fans who can guess competition-related history questions!

Take a virtual tour of each exhibit, learn the history of these iconic shows, then like us on Facebook and join in the fun! 

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:

TCP Clinic: George Morris (Redmond, WA)
Zone 9
June 5-7, 2015
TCP Clinic: Karen Healey (Mason City, IA)
Zone 6
June 8-9, 2015
TCP Clinic: Geoff Teall (Woodside, CA)
Zone 10
July 15-16, 2015
Zone 6
Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2015
TCP Clinic: George Morris (Temperance, MI)
Zone 5
Sept. 7-9, 2015
Spotlight: Certified Trainers of the MonthStory7

Jeni Brown

Certified Trainer since 2012

Owner/Head Trainer: Shadowbrook Stables

Fillmore, CA

Professional Experience: 22 years         

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




Sue Leverick 

Certified Trainer since 2013

Owner/Head Trainer: Millennium Farm

Mundelein, IL

Professional Experience: 8 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

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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

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