September 30, 2009
In this issue:
*USHJA and IHSA Team Up to Build Hunter/Jumper Community
*Register Now for Texas SmartPak/USHJA Trainer Symposium
*2010 Membership Updates
*Remember to Check Your Points for Foundation Awards
*Make Plans to Attend the 2009 USHJA Annual Meeting
*Zone News & Deadlines
2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums
Presenting sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource
Sponsor of the 2009 International Hunter Derby Finals and 2009/2010 International Hunter Derby
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the 2009 USHJA Hunterdon Cup & Award sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the USHJA Rider Recognition Program
Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Yearbook
Grand Prix Riding Apparel
Awards sponsor of the 2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby and 2009 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic
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USHJA and IHSA Team Up To Build Hunter/Jumper Community
The United States Hunter Jumper Association has created a new Collegiate Membership specifically designed for the riders and coaches of hunter seat Intercollegiate Horse Show Association teams. Both the USHJA and IHSA are looking forward to the multi-year agreement that will provide benefits for both organizations.
The USHJA is the national affiliate for hunters and jumpers and has established itself as a leader in the sport for developing programs and resources for its membership. For over 40 years, the IHSA has been providing collegiate riders with the opportunity to compete individually or as teams in equestrian competition. Both national organizations are looking forward to the joint venture and are excited for what the future holds.
“The partnership with IHSA enhances the capabilities of both organizations. Working with the IHSA leadership has been seamless, and that speaks volumes to the great things that are in store as this partnership develops. IHSA coaches and riders represent an important demographic in our industry. We are looking forward to the opportunity to grow our membership, while providing educational opportunities to promising equestrians as they embark on their future," stated USHJA President, Bill Moroney.
To read more about USHJA's and IHSA's partnership, click here.
Register Now for SmartPak/USHJA Trainer Symposium
The Texas Rose Horse Park will host a Trainer Symposium on October 25-27 in Tyler, Texas. Melanie Smith Taylor, Jeff Cook and Sandy Ferrell will present sessions on hunters, jumpers and equitation with topics ranging from training exercises to business practices. Members will have the opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry. To view a complete schedule of the event, click here.
Texas Symposium Clinicians:
Those who are applying for trainer certification will be able to count the Texas symposium to their credit. The TCP requires candidates to attend a Trainer Symposium in order to be certified.
Questions regarding the Trainer Symposium may be directed to Melanie Fransen at email@example.com.
2010 USHJA Membership Updates
For the 2010 competition year, USHJA has some new memberships, as well as some changes, to our existing memberships.
USHJA is joining forces with IHSA to increase awareness of the Hunter Jumper sport. To this end, beginning September of 2009, USHJA is offering a Collegiate Membership for IHSA riders, as well as coaches. The competition year for Collegiate memberships will run from September 1 through August 31 and the cost is $15 for riders and $35 for coaches.
Additionally, USHJA is offering a three year Active Membership. The cost for all three years is $150. That is a $15 savings over the term of the membership. The membership will be effective from the date of application through November 30, 2012. Members choosing this option will keep the same membership card for all three years.
In 2010, all membership categories, with the exception of Outreach and Collegiate, will have the same membership card. The membership types will be differentiated on the back of the card, along with the expiration date of the membership.
Membership forms, descriptions of levels and general information can be found on the USHJA website. For additional questions regarding USHJA memberships, please contact Christine Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to Check Your Points!
Questions concerning the Foundation Awards may be directed to Kristyn Kay at email@example.com.
Make Plans to Attend the 2009 USHJA Annual Meeting
Join the USHJA at the 2009 Annual Meeting held in St. Petersburg, Florida, December 7-10. The four day long convention will take place at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort St. Petersburg. Registration will be open until December 3, 2009. Applications to register can be downloaded from the USHJA website.
The Annual Meeting will include informative sessions on rule changes and hot topics in the industry as well as a chance to network and relax in the beautiful St. Petersburg area.
Special events on schedule include:
For a complete schedule and more information, visit the 2009 Annual Meeting webpage on the USHJA website.
Various sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the Annual Meeting. Please contact Patty Wise for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.243.1333 x223.
If you have questions about the USHJA Annual Meeting please contact your committee liaison or Melanie Fransen, Director of Programs and Education, at email@example.com.
Zone News & Deadlines
2010 Zone Finals:
Zone 6: Scout Badge Blast to be held Sunday October 4th
USHJA Clinics Program Schedule
The USHJA Clinics Program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete listing of clinics check the USHJA Events Calendar.
3-4 Melanie Smith Taylor will be conducting a clinic at Plantation Equestrian Center in Plantation, FL. For more information, please contact Lauren Medlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.448.5492.
3-4 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma, CA. For more information, please contact Hope Glynn at email@example.com or 707.769.0180.
6-8 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA. For more information, please contact Diane Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.851.1114.
9-11 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Miwok Stables in Mill Valley, CA. For more information, please contact Linda Rubio at email@example.com or 415.389.9414.
10-11 Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Ridge Farms in Sparta, MI. For more information, please contact Rebecca Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.887.1419.
10-11 Julie Winkel will be conducting a clinic at Los Cedros in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact the Arizona Hunter Jumper Association at email@example.com or 928.899.3373.
10-12 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Blackjack Farms in Birmingham, AL. For more information, please contact J. Michael Halbleib at JMichaelH1@aol.com or 205.283.3082.
16-17 Holly Hugo-Vidal will be conducting a clinic at Thoroughbred Training Center in Mocksville, NC. For more information, please contact Jenn Church at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.927.5378.
24-25 Osvaldo Ornia Pacher will be conducting a clinic at Palermo Show Stable in Bedminster, NJ. For more information, please contact Gretchen Ornia Pacher at email@example.com or 908.719.7500.
30-Nov 1 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Garret Mountain Equestrian Center in W. Patterson, NJ. For more information, please contact Penny Kinnally at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201.233.7410.
30-Nov 1 Bernie Traurig will be conducting a clinic at Donida Training Center in Auburn, WA. For more information, please contact Lynda Case at email@example.com or 206.304.0454.
5-6 The Virginia Intermont College Equine Studies Program will be hosting a “Liability and Risk Reduction for Equine Professionals” seminar at the Harrison Jones Auditorium in Bristol, VA. For more information, please contact Eddie Federwisch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276.669.8398.
7-8 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. For more information, please contact Dr. Linda McClaren at email@example.com or 573.590.3661.
9-10 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. For more information, please contact the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.621.6290.
11-12 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Pinehurst Stables in Jupiter, FL. For more information, please contact Sean Jones at email@example.com or 561.758.1664.
14-15 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Lochmoor Stables in Lebanon, OH. For more information, please contact Jeanie Cappie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.936.7332.
14-15 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Outlaw Stable in New Bloomfield, PA. For more information, please contact Tara Dawn Hazen at email@example.com or 717.582.8221.
14-15 Paige Rassas will be conducting a clinic at Irish Oaks in Pfafftown, NC. For more information, please contact Karen Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.945.5178.
21-22 David Wright will be conducting a clinic at Free Breeze Farm in Cross Plains, NY. For more information, please contact Catherine Reese at email@example.com or 931.220.4781.
23 Melanie Smith Taylor will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farms in Naples, FL. For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239.633.1949.
28-30 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Circle C Equestrian Center in Waimanalo, FL. Please contact Helena Barahal at email@example.com or 808.255.7163.
5-6 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farms in Naples, FL. For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239.633.1949.
5-6 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at email@example.com or 602.524.7627.
11-13 Chris Kappler will be conducting a clinic at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, TN. For more information, please contact Catherine Reese at 931.220.4781.
21 Paddy Downing-Nyegard will be conducting a clinic at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK. For more information, please contact Helen Price at the Lazy E at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.282.3004.
1-3 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at T.Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, SC. For more information, please contact Sherry Pace at email@example.com or 803.713.3953.
2-3 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Lehman Farms in Pitsford, NY. For more information, please contact Craig Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585.657.4528.
2-3 Daniel Geitner will be conducting a clinic at Canterbury Showplace in Newberry, FL. For more information, please contact Colleen Cunningham at email@example.com or 352.283.0060.
For more information on holding a clinic in your area, please contact Melanie Fransen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859.225.6960. Be sure to check the USHJA website daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.
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Jr. Career Development Program gives members the opportunity to apprentice with a competition official for a day.
Trainer Certification Program is a comprehensive education and certification program for all levels of professional trainers.
Trainer Symposiums offer attendees the opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry. Register today for the next Symposium on October 25-27, 2009 at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas.
Member's Choice Awards Program gives horse show exhibitors and participants the opportunity to award excellence at USEF Licensed Hunter Jumper competitions through their feedback relating to the competition, the facility where it took place, footing, show personnel and hospitality.
Accepting Nominations for:
Do you know an amateur who exhibits excellence and integrity by supporting fellow competitors and volunteering their resources to the industry? If so, throughout the 2009 competition year, USHJA's Amateurs Committee asks that you keep the Amateur Sportsmanship Award in mind. In its fourth year, the award was created by the Amateur Committee to honor an amateur for their contributions to the sport. Nominations for the award may come from exhibitors, trainers, colleagues or peers. For more information on the award and nomination forms, please visit the USHJA Amateur Sportsmanship Award website.
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