Zone 5 Archive


  • 2014
  • 2013
    • Minutes
    • Grant & Scholarship

      • 2013 Application

        Deadline: August 1, 2013


        2013 Application

        Deadline: August 1, 2013


        2013 Application

        Deadline: August 1, 2013

        Congratulations to the Zone 5 College $10,000 Scholarship recipient, Brandi Burton!

        The Zone 5 Committees also awarded a $750 EAP Grant to Megan Divine and four $500 Grants to Melissa Kerr, Megan Spitzer, Helene Shai and Erin Tukel.

        Please check back for future grant and scholarships opportunities. If you have any questions please contact Chris Murphy at 859-225-6714.

        USHJA Foundation to Offer More Scholarships and Grants in 2013
        Since 2011 the USHJA Foundation has partnered with several USHJA Zones to offer the Scholarship & Grants Partner Program, as a means for zones to give back to their members in the form of financial assistance towards educational needs.

        The USHJA Foundation continues to honor its pledge of contributing additional funds to help grow the cash value of each scholarship or grant that a zone bestows. During 2013, the Foundation welcomed an increased number of zone partners and increased zone donations, which in turn provides for more recipients and larger awards.

        An Investment in Our Future: Each scholarship and grant awarded by USHJA Zones is one step closer to ensuring the future of the American Hunter Jumper sport. The Foundation believes these funds:

        • Help students who choose to rise to the challenge of obtaining a college degree.
        • Move future farriers and veterinary technicians a step closer to realizing their career dreams.
        • Aid professionals in becoming certified trainers.
        • Encourage young equestrians to reach higher levels of riding accomplishments via sources such as the Emerging Athletes Program’s curriculum with elite clinicians.

        This year Zone 5 Hunter and Jumper Committees joined forces with the USHJA Foundation to offer one $10,000 College Scholarship, one $750 EAP Grant and one $700 TCP Grant.

        Additionally, the Zone 5 Committees will offer three $500 EAP Grants, four $500 TCP Grants and four $250 IHSA Grants. To learn more about the Zone 5 educational offerings please contact Chris Murphy at (859) 225-6714.

  • 2012
    • Membership
      • a>
    • Grant and Scholarship Awardees
      • Congratulations Christopher Lenard - 2012 $10,000 Zone 5 Scholarship Recipient

        Zone 5 has awarded $55,000 since the scholarship program began in 2006. Thanks to the generosity of private families, horse show managers and local organizations, Zone 5 has been able to make a significant contribution to the costs associated with higher education for the exceptional students within our area.

        Christopher Lenard, our 2012 winner, is a resident of St. Charles, Illinois. He is attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in Molecular and Cellular Biology. In the fall of 2013, Christopher will be attending law school to study intellectual properties law. Christopher has held several part time jobs since 2007 and has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America- participating in community service through the Champaign County State Attorney Child Enforcement Division.

        Christopher’s essay, which poignantly described his personal struggles and hopes for the future, inspired and won the unanimous vote of the Zone 5 Committee.

        Interested in supporting the Zone 5 Scholarship?
        scholarship pledge letter

        Congratulations to the 2012 Zone 5 EAP Grant Awardees

        Megan Devine and Rebecca Morris

           
    • Minutes
    • Elections
      • USHJA Welcomes New Zone Committee Members

        It’s been a busy summer with new zone committee members getting seated and settled in. USHJA is looking forward to further welcoming all the zone committees at the 2012 Zone Retreat on December 2, 2012, prior to the start of the USHJA Annual Meeting at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

           

        Zone 5 Hunter Committee

        Mrs. Anne Thornbury
        Mr. Otis Brown
        Mrs. Keeley Gogul
        Ms. Alex Rheinheimer
        Mr. Pat Boyle
        Ms. Victoria Veale
        Ms. Julie Agar
        Ms. Elizabeth Boule
        Ms. Katie Shoultz
        Ms. Pat Haines
        Ms. Laura Reed
        Ms. Jami Boyle

           

        Zone 5 Jumper Committee

        Miss. Diane Carney- Chair
        Mr. David Beisel- Vice Chair
        Ms. Sara Ballinger
        Mr. Thomas Blankenship
        Miss. Kirstie Lynn Dobbs
        Miss. Caitlin Hope
        Mrs. Elaine Schott
        Mr. William Dobbs
        Mr. Ronald Beachy
        Mr. Thomas Cerra

      • August Zone Election Update

        The 2012 Zone Elections have closed and the individuals listed below have been elected by the eligible voting members to represent your zone.

        Next steps: The three largest Affiliate Organizations, within the zone and registered with the USHJA, have the opportunity to recommend one appointee who has designated hunter to the Hunter Committee and one appointee who has designated jumper to the Jumper Committee. At a later date additional appointments will be made to ensure a balanced committee on the basis of geography and constituency representation.

        The current committees will continue overseeing zone business until November 2012, at which the newly elected committees will be seated. 2012 Zone Election Timeline

           

        Zone 5 Hunter

        THORNBURY, ANNE
        BROWN, OTIS
        RHEINHEIMER, ALEXANDRA
        BOYLE, PATRICK
        VEALE, VICTORIA
        AGAR, JULIE
        BOULET, ELIZABETH


        Zone 5 Jumper

        BEISEL, DAVID
        CARNEY, DIANE
        SCHOTT, ELAINE
        HOPE, CAITLIN
        BLANKENSHIP, THOMAS
        DOBBS, KIRSTIE LYNN
        BALLINGER, SARA
    • Scholarship Recipient
      • Congratulations Christopher Lenard - 2012 $10,000 Zone 5 Scholarship Recipient

        Zone 5 has awarded $55,000 since the scholarship program began in 2006. Thanks to the generosity of private families, horse show managers and local organizations, Zone 5 has been able to make a significant contribution to the costs associated with higher education for the exceptional students within our area.

        Christopher Lenard, our 2012 recipient, is a resident of St. Charles, Illinois. He is attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in Molecular and Cellular Biology. In the fall of 2013, Christopher will be attending law school to study intellectual properties law. Christopher has held several part time jobs since 2007 and has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America- participating in community service through the Champaign County State Attorney Child Enforcement Division.

        Christopher’s essay, which poignantly described his personal struggles and hopes for the future, inspired and won the unanimous vote of the Zone 5 Committee.

           
    • Jumper Championship Results
      • Congratulations to the Winners of the Zone 5 Jumper Championships!

        Low Junior/Amatuer Owner Championship at Horse Shows by the Bay III

        1. Zana Wofsi and Taylor Schmidt
        2. Rodrigo's Athena and Phoebe Murray
        3. Lifestyle and Lacey Gilbertson
        4. Chalvino Z and Kady Abrahamson
        5. Affier and Melissa Orlick-Zbierski
        6. Enzo and Sierra Fisher

        Children's/Adult Amateur Championship at Trader's Point Charity Horse Show

        1. Fastbreak and Stephanie Novas
        2. Get Shorty ad Katie Smith
        3. Rapidash and Grace Knox
        4. Almost Perfect and Erin Felton
        5. Wiedam and Rachel Boggus
        6. Braunston's Playboy and Emma Hass
        6. Jackson and Alexis Muuss

        Open Jumper Championship at Trader's Point Charity Horse Show

        1. Rendezvous 22 and Nick Novak
        2. Playboy and Brian Leach
        3. Springfield Tenessee and Nick Novak
        4. Salouise and Sari Polakow
        5. Pako and Lillie Ross
        6. Clyde 9 and David Dorner

           

    • Horsemanship Class
      • Zone 5 Horsemanship Class at the Kentucky National Horse Show

        Friday, September 21, 2012
        Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

        The Zone 5 Horsemanship Class recognizes junior members residing in Zone 5 who place great importance on becoming a well-rounded horseman. The class tests participants' mounted knowledge and skill, as well as their understanding of quality horse care. This three phase equitation class includes a 25 question written test based on text from Hunter Seat Equitation by George Morris, a flat test and an over fence test . The over fence phase will consist of a minimum of 10 fences set at 3'6" in height. The jumping test will count for 50% of a rider's overall score, with the written and flat test each counting for 25%. Riders competing in the Zone 5 Horsemanship Class are prohibited from entering the Maclay warm-up class on the same day.
        Kentucky National Schedule

        Zone 5 Horsemanship Test

        Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 5-8pm and
        Friday, September 21, 2012 at 6am - 2 hours before the start of the class
        Location - USHJA Headquarters

    • NAJRYC News
      • July 2012 - NAJYRC Zone News

        The Young Rider composite team of Zones 5 and 9 did not make it to the podium with one of the three team members taking a fall during the first round of competition. Lisa Kent made it to the final day of competition, but was eliminated in the fourth round.

        The Junior Team consisting of Abigail McArdle, Ali Boon and Kalvin Dobbs finished with a silver medal in the team competition. The pressure was on since they were not allowed to drop a score. The team posted an impressive five out of six clear rounds during team competition. Ali Boon added only eight faults in the last two rounds of competition to finish 15th individually. Kalvin Dobbs finished the weekend with only seven faults accumulated, all of which were on the first day of competition. Kalvin and Winde finished in fourth place individually. The star of the week was Cosma 20 and Abigail McArdle. They completed five rounds of competition without a single fault! Congratulations to the Zone 5 junior riders for a fantastic week!

        North American Junior Young Rider Championships - 2012 Results

    • Pony Model Clinic
      • June - Successful Zone 5 Pony Model Clinic

        The Pony Model Clinic held on June 12 at the Kentucky Horse Park, hosted by the Zone 5 Hunter and Jumper Committees, had twenty ponies in attendance and many more auditors. Patty Rogers, along with assistants Amanda Lyerly and Sarah Mechlin, explained the ins and outs of what the riders should expect in a model class. Each rider received a special one on one session explaining how their pony should be standing, plus easy tricks for presenting their pony in the best possible way. The Zone 5 Committees wish to say thank you again to Patty, Amanda and Sarah for volunteering your time and wisdom. Also, thank you to Elaine Schott for organizing; Frankie Stark and the Country Heir event for allowing us to use the ring.

           
    • Finals
      • Zone 5 Finals

        Zone 5 Finals to take place during the Showplace Fall Classic in Wayne, IL, September 9 to 17, 2012.
        Contact: Pat Boyle at 847.274.6834 or ShowPlaceProductions.com
        Sections:

        High Performance Working Hunter
        Performance Working Hunter 3'6" to 3'9"
        Performance Working Hunter 3'3"
        Green Working Hunter sections: 1st and 2nd year
        Amateur Owner Hunter: 18 to 35 and 35+
        Amateur Owner 3'3"
        Regular Conformation Hunter
        Green Conformation Hunter
        Junior Hunter: small 15 and under
        Junior Hunter: large 15 and under
        Junior Hunter: small 16 to 17
        Junior Hunter: large 16 to 17
        Pony Hunter: small, medium and large

           

        Green Pony Hunter: small, medium and large
        Pre-Green sections
        Children's Hunter Horse: 13 and Under, 14 to 17
        Children's Hunter Pony
        Adult Amateur: 18 to 35, 36 to 49, 50+
        Low Junior Jumper
        Junior Jumper
        Low Amateur Owner Jumper
        Amateur Owner Jumper
        Children's Jumper High
        Children's Jumper Low
        Pony Jumpers
        Adult Amateur Jumper
        Young Jumper: 5-, 6- and 7/8-year-old

    • Championships
      • Hunter Championships

        The Zone 5 Hunter Championships will take place during the Kentucky National in Lexington, KY, September 19 to 23, 2012.
        Contact: Suzanne Mayo at 615.838.7560 or TheKentuckyNational.com
        Sections:

        High Performance Working Hunter
        Performance Working Hunter 3'6" to 3'9"
        Performance Working Hunter 3'3"
        Green Working Hunter: 1st and 2nd year
        Amateur Owner Hunter: 18 to 35 and 35+
        Amateur Owner 3'3"
        Regular Conformation Hunter
        Green Conformation Hunter
        Junior Hunter: small 15 and under
        Junior Hunter: large 15 and under
        Junior Hunter: small 16 to 17

           

        Junior Hunter-Large 16-17
        Pony Hunter sections-Small, Medium, and Large
        Green Pony Hunter sections-Small, Medium, and Large,
        Pre-Green sections
        Children's Hunter Horse sections-13 and Under, 14-17
        Children's Hunter Pony
        Adult Amateur sections-18-35, 36-49, 50 + years
        Pony Jumpers

      • Jumper Championships

        Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Championship will take place during the Horse Shows by the Bay III in Williamsburg, MI, on July 18 to 22, 2012. Contact: Alex Rheinheimer at 561.723.6282 or HorseShowsbytheBay.com

        High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Championship will take place during the Showplace Fall Classic in Wayne, IL, September 13 to 17, 2012. Contact: Pat Boyle at 847.274.6834 or ShowPlaceProductions.com

        Open Jumper Championship and Children's Adult Jumper Championships will take place during the Traders Point Hunt Charity in Zionsville, IN, August 7 to 12, 2012. Contact: Michael Morrissey at 941.915.3449 TradersPoint.org

  • 2011
    • USHJA Foundation to Offer More Scholarships and Grants in 2012
      • In 2011, the USHJA Foundation partnered with several USHJA Zones to develop the Scholarship & Grants Partner Program. Designed to benefit the USHJA members with a cohesive and easy to use system, the program became an instant success and provided zones the opportunity to give back to their members in the form of financial assistance towards educational needs.

        The USHJA Foundation continues to honor its pledge of contributing additional funds to supplement the various educational awards, which helps to grow the cash value of each scholarship or grant that a zone bestows. 2012 has welcomed an increased number of zones now partnering with the Foundation and an increase in the zone donations. This growth is a win-win to everyone. Zones are able to provide for more recipients and the awards can be more sizable.

        An Investment in Our Future

        Each scholarship and grant awarded by USHJA Zones is one step closer to ensuring the future of the American hunter jumper sport. These funds will:

        • Help students who choose to rise to the challenge of obtaining a college degree-perhaps becoming the first in their family to attend college.
        • Move future farriers and veterinary technicians a step closer to realizing their career dreams.
        • Aid professionals in becoming certified trainers who might not otherwise be able to afford the expense of educational programs.
        • Encourage young equestrians to reach higher levels of riding accomplishments via sources such as the Emerging Athletes Program’s curriculum with elite clinicians.
    • Minutes
    • Finals and Championships
      • November - 2012 Golden Spur Zone Finals & Zone Championships

        The USHJA Zone 5 Hunter committee will be offering both a Golden Spur Zone Finals and a Zone Championships for the 2012 competition year. All rated competitions held between August and September 2012 interested in holding either the Golden Spur Zone Finals or the Zone Championships must complete and return the Zone Finals Competition Application to the USHJA no later than Friday, December 2, 2011.

        Interested competitions should be aware that the Golden Spur Zone Finals and Zone Championships are not charged a host site application fee and will be awarded a two year host site agreement.

        Please note that the Zone 5 awards will be mailed from the USHJA Office. Zone 5 does not have a Zone Banquet scheduled.

    • IHSA News
      • October IHSA News

        Since 2008, the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association has contributed a portion of every regular-season entry fee from the Hunter Seat Novice Flat and Novice Western classes to Ride For The Ribbon, to support breast cancer awareness. According to IHSA Board of Directors member Naomi Blumenthal, for the 2010-11 season the IHSA raised $3,500.

        Ride For The Ribbon, the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, was launched in 1998 in memory of Spielman, who survived two bouts with breast cancer before losing her battle in November 2009.

        Sharon van der Walde, with Ride For The Ribbon, said the original goal of $1 million has been amply surpassed: Support for the cause has raised $6 million.

        "Ride For The Ribbon came about because of the friendship Stefanie and I shared, and the fact that our daughters rode," said van der Walde. "When Naomi contacted me about wanting to help, I had no idea the impact she—and IHSA—would have! I’m overwhelmed that IHSA riders care enough to participate in Ride For The Ribbon classes."

        This season, every IHSA Novice class during the school year will again contribute toward the fund. For more information on Ride For The Ribbon, visit www.ridefortheribbon.net or call (614) 563-6301.

    • NAJRYC Results
    • Grant and Scholarship Recipients
      • 2011 Zone 5 Scholarship Recipient

        Congratulations to Devin Lintzenich of Westfield, IN on being selected as the 2011 recipient of the $10,000 Zone 5 Scholarship.

        2011 EAP Grant Recipient

        EAP Grant: Isabella Tillman, Rachel McConnell and Rebecca Morris

           

        Devin Lintzenich - 2011 Zone 5 Scholarship Recipient.
        Photo by Shawn McMillen

    • Horsemanship Championship
      • 2011 USHJA Zone 5 Horsemanship Championship

        Congratulations are also in order to all of the participants of the Zone 5 Horsemanship Championship held at the Kentucky National Horse Show, Lexington, KY on September 23. 30 junior members of Zone 5 participated in the equitation focused three phase event that included a written test, jumping phase and a flat phase.

        Leylan Gleeson of Moreland Hills, OH, earned the top honor of Zone 5 Horsemanship Championship Champion. Caitlin Boyle, Hampshire, IL walked away the first place finisher in the written phase, Kalvin Dobbs, Carmel, IN finished first in the flat phase and Taylor Schmidt of Batavia, IL won the over fences phase.

        Top 10 Overall Finishers

        1st - Leylan Gleeson - Moreland Hills, OH
        2nd - Lizzie Van Der Walde - Ann Arbor, MI
        3rd - Nora Laue - Wilmette, IL
        4th - Taylor Schmidt - Batavia, IL
        5th - Kalvin Dobbs - Carmel, IN
        6th - Rachel Hake - Washington Township, MI
        7th - Eliza Frankel - Orchard Lake, MI
        8th - Alexandra Joseph - Livonia, MI
        9th - Courtney Harker - Geneva, IL
        10th - Marissa Monforton - Grosse Pointe, MI

           

        Leylan Gleeson - 2011 Zone 5 Horsemanship Class Winner.
        Photo by Shawn McMillen

        2011 Zone 5 Horsemanship Awards. Photo by Shawn McMillen

        Photo by Shawn McMillen

        Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants!

  • 2010
  • 2009
    • Scholarship Recipient
      • 2009 Zone 5 Scholarship Recipient

        Congratulations to Hillary Smith of Naperville, Illinois on being selected as the 2009 recipient of the $10,000 Zone 5 Scholarship. Hillary is a freshman at William Woods University majoring in biology and equestrian science. She hopes to one day become an orthopedic surgeon, physician assistant or veterinarian. Congratulations Hillary!

  • 2008
    • Zone Specs
    • Horsemanship Class Winner and Scholarship Recipient
      • 2008 Zone 5 Horsemanship Class Winner and Scholarship Recipient

        Horsemanship Class Winner - Laura Pfeiffer of Temperance, MI
        $10,000 Scholarship Recipient - Sasha Hill of Granville, OH




        Laura Pfeiffer Photos by Sharon Miller


        Sasha Hill Photos by Sharon Miller

  • 2007
  • 2006
    • Horsemanship Class Winner and Scholarship Recipient
      • Zone 5 Horsemanship Class Winner - Whitney Kent of Zionsville, IN
        Inagural Zone 5 $5,000 Equitation Scholarship Recipient was Ronne Proach of Chagrin Falls, OH



        Whitney Kent



        Ronne Proach
  • 2005


Helpful Information
Contacts
Competitor Information
Rule Changes & Proposals
Education Programs Manager
Christina Vaughn - (859) 225-6714