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Comment Period Now Open for
2016 USHJA Zone Specifications
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!
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 Equestriancoach.com, 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!
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.
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Did You Know Grants and Scholarships Are Available to USHJA Members?
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 www.ushjafoundation.org.
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Let Your Voice Be Heard! Attend a USHJA Town Hall Meeting Near You
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 www.ushja.org/townhall.
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Your Nominations Needed for Prestigious Member Awards
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
USHJA Directory of Clinics
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:
Spotlight: Certified Trainers of the Month
Certified Trainer since 2012
Owner/Head Trainer: Shadowbrook Stables
Professional Experience: 22 years
Specialties: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation, Ponies, Young Horse
Certified Trainer since 2013
Owner/Head Trainer: Millennium Farm
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.
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.
Official USHJA Sponsors
Additional USHJA Sponsors & Partners