Zone 6 Archive
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July 2012 In the Zone
Here in Zone 6, we enjoyed a milder than normal spring and some beautiful, but hot summer weather! The Zone 6 USHJA hunter
and jumper committees have been actively planning educational opportunities, which led to providing several grants and scholarships
for zone members at many levels of the sport.
Grants and Scholarships
Lorene Lindstrom was the recipient of our $700 Trainer Certification Program grant this year. Lorene’s application
shared that she is a hard-working trainer at a smaller barn in MN with a desire to expand her knowledge and skills,
particularly in the hunter world. She plans to attend one of the TCP clinics offered this summer, and her grant will
go a long way in helping with travel plans and clinic costs. Two young equestrian athletes, Ali Brunner and Liz Lawler,
both from WI, were awarded grants to attend the Emerging Athletes Program clinic held in June at Bounds Showtime Arena in
Deerfield WI. These young riders both have plans for the future of becoming professionals in the horse industry and have
worked hard with limited resources to achieve several goals already in their young careers. Zone 6 also awarded $1000 to
the UW Madison Equestrian team to support their travel costs to attend the IHSA National Finals in April 2012. The travel
grant was awarded to an IHSA team in the zone with the largest number of riders qualified to attend Nationals. The UW
team and coach, Mark Aplin, had a successful show at Nationals and were appreciative of the financial help, as their
team is completely self-funded.
For 2012, Zone 6 is again offering college scholarships for high school or college students with an equestrian background
who show financial need. The dollar amount will be $2000 and applications closed on July 1. Recipients will be announced soon.
Finally, USHJA Zone 6 committees plan to award a total of $1000 to applicants who wish to attend a mounted clinic in the
zone in 2012. The deadline is August 1. Details can be found on the Zone
6 Grants and Scholarship page of the USHJA web site. Please remember that
every dollar that the zone can raise towards grants and scholarships are matched 50% by the USHJA Foundation, so if you
want to continue to see these programs grow consider a charitable donation to the zone.
Click on images to enlarge.
Horse Show Fun
Midstates Horse Shows kicked off the outdoor show season for Zone 6 in May, followed by two weeks at
Maffitt Lake Spring Gathering 1 and 2. Young Dan Urban won the Grand Prix of Midstates one "Astro Boy"
owned by Tom Urban. Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center put on an entertaining exhibitors’ party each Friday
night of the shows during the $2500 National Hunter Derby, followed by live music and lots of good food.
Karen Cudmore, aboard Flying Colors, won the $25,000 Maffitt Lake Grand Prix in
May. Local affiliates, MHJA and WHJA, also had their spring horse shows in May, making for numerous opportunities
to get out and show- from the local levels to AA-rated shows. June took us back to Midstates Horse Shows for two
weeks with events offering something for each rider- from opportunity classes up to grand prix and Hunter Derbies, plus
the traditional Grand Prix party under the tent on Saturday nights.
Kris Rame organized a "How I Judge Hunters" clinic with Otis Brown at week 1 of the Midstates Summer Horse Show.
The Emerging Athletes Clinic, featuring Cynthia Hankins, was held in June with 14 attendees. Alpine Farms hosted an
"Ask the Judge" clinic during their horse show in July, featuring Nancy and Kenny Nordstrom. If you interested in
hosting or organizing a clinic please contact a committee member, the USHJA Zone 6 committee has $1000 available
each year to help fund these clinics.
Your Zone Committee Members
We are here for you, the USHJA members, to listen to your concerns and address your interests. In the last two years
we have initiated several programs to reach out to the grassroots level of riders, IHSA riders and college-bound riders,
as well as aspiring trainers. We are open to your ideas for clinics and other educational opportunities. Our committees
are made up of amateur riders, professional riders and trainers, and horse show management, so we can consider and plan
for our zone from many different perspectives. list of Zone 6 Committee members.
Things to Look For in 2013
An important new rule that is NOW in effect, the helmet rule, mandates that anyone who is mounted on a
horse, anywhere on the show grounds during a USEF recognized event, must be wearing an ASTM certified helmet.
A Sad Farewell
In May, Zone 6 lost one of our longstanding and most supportive members, Marcia Bobek of Brookfield WI. Marcia
was active for years with WHJA, including serving as President for many of those years. She also served
enthusiastically on the Zone 6 Hunter Committee and the USHJA Hunter Restructure Committee. In 2011, she
received the Amateur Sportsmanship award from USHJA and was recognized at the USHJA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
Marcia will be missed by all of us and will be long remembered for her love of horse sport and her commitment to the industry.
Submitted by Lesley Smith, Amateur member, USHJA Zone 6 Hunter Committee
Zone 6 Championships
The Zone 6 Championships will take place during the Midstates Summer Horse Show in Mason City, IA, on June 13 to 17, 2012.
Contact: Kris Rame at 352.875.8446 or MidstatesHorseshows.com
Children's Hunter Horse
Children's Hunter Pony
Adult Amateur Hunter
Pre-Green Hunter 3" and 3'3"
Adult Amateur Jumper
Low Children's/Adult Amateur Jumper
The Zone 6 Championships will take place during the Two Rivers Summer Fest I in Cumming, IA, on August 8 to 12, 2012.
Contact: Libby Hott 515.981.1669 or MaffittLakeEquestrianCenter.com
High Performance Hunter
Performance Working Hunter 3'6" to 3'9"
Performance Working Hunter 3'3"
Green Working Hunter
Amateur Owner Working Hunter 3'6"
Amateur Owner Working Hunter 3'3"
Green Pony Hunter
Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper
Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper
March 2012: In The Zone
The Zone 6 Hunter and Jumper Committees are working together to provide USHJA
Zone 6 with up-to-date information on important issues facing the zone and news
from the zone’s affiliates. Kathy Ott named the Newsletter In The Zone
with the hope that you will read this each month when you see it in your inbox.
We hope to be publishing the e-newsletter monthly and will be putting it on this
page. Zone 6’s desire is to inform
members of any changes in policies, rules, meetings, clinics, Zone 6
champion shows & dates, special classics or derbies or any other
happenings that impact our Zone. If you have information or questions
you would like in this newsletter please forward your information or questions
to Kathy Ott or
This will be the zone’s chance to open line of
communications and hear from zone members.
Emerging Athletes Program Applications due April 6 – Apply Now!
Applications for the 2012 EAP regional clinic in Deerfield, WI held on June 18 to 21 are due Friday, April 6.
Participants in the EAP Regional Clinic will gain the opportunity to expand their equestrian education during this extensive four-day clinic, taught by clinician Cynthia Hankins and stable manger Karen Golding.
Auditors are welcome. For more information please visit EAP page.
2012 USHJA Zone Election Reminders
To vote in the upcoming zone committee elections a member must be
active by March 1, 2012, with a senior life, senior active or senior
associate membership, AND be declared hunter or jumper. If you are not
sure of your designation or would like to change your designation,
contact membership coordinators Christina Murphy
or Kim Knotek.
Also note that zone committee nominations are open as of February 1, 2012.
Nominated members must be in good standing with the USHJA and a senior life,
active or associate member.
Nomination Form: self nominations are allowed.
The timeline for the election process follows:
January: Nominating committee appointed by the zone and USHJA
February 1: Nominations open. Forms are available on the USHJA home page
and on the zone page
April 1: Nominations close. If nominations exceed the maximum, then the
nominating committee will amend the list to balance interests and
geography of the zone.
June 15: Voting begins
August 1: Voting closes
Zone Committees will be reseated no later than November 1.
Facts about 2012 NAJYRC Certificates of Capability
Per the 2012 FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships selection procedures,
each horse-and-rider combination must complete a certificate of capability in order to compete
in the championships. The new requirement for 2012 is that a 3 meter open water must be included as part of the course.
For the North American Junior Championships, a certificate of capability is considered complete when the horse-and-rider
combination completes a course set at 1.40m or higher with at least a three meter open water as part of the course, with a
score of four faults or less within the zone’s qualifying period.
For the North American Young Rider Championships, a certificate of capability is considered complete when the horse-and-rider
combination completes a course set at 1.45m or higher with at least a three meter open water as part of the course, with a score of
four faults or less within the zone’s qualifying period.
- Note that four faults at the open water will count toward the total faults incurred on course.
- An open water jump is not a liverpool and does not have a rail over it.
- To fulfill the certificate of capability requirement, riders will have the option of utilizing a
form to be signed by the judge.
Qualifying Specifications and Standings
Attention Young Equestrians: Horsemanship Quiz Challenge is Approaching!
Registration for the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge presented by Sweet Briar College will be available next month!
The HQC educates and recognizes young equestrians who have exceptional horsemanship knowledge through a three-part
quiz series. This program is open to all levels of youth horsemen and horsewomen, regardless of their competition
achievements. Visit the HQC webpage.
This is a new venture, so any ideas or topics of interest are welcomed.
Hope everyone has a wonderful new year full of health and happiness!
Kathy & Marcia
Zone 6 Newsletter Coordinators
2011 Zone 6 Statistics
1,235 members: 642 hunters and 289 jumpers.*
29 USEF licensed competitions
- 6 were AA-rated
- 13 were A-rated
- 4 were B/C-rated
- 1 were jumper only
- 5 were local
*216 members have not declared hunter or jumper as their primary or secondary discipline...
more information on declaring disciplines.
Zone 6 Objectives
- Broaden the membership base
- Work with local and affiliate associations in developing programs that will attract new members
- Strengthen B, C, and Local Horse Shows
- Have a "presence" at Schooling Shows
- Disseminate information and provide education about the USHJA and Zone 6 with "unmounted" clinics
- Keep members informed
- Forums within each of the three affiliate association areas
- Zone page on USHJA web-site, keep current
- Events and program calendar
- Clinics for members, welcome grass roots people to zone functions
- Rule Changes
- Hunter Restructure
- Questionaire to members: what would they like to see the zone committee do?
- Create awareness of other programs and qualifying competitions available to members
- Young Riders
- Pony Finals, Pony Jumpers
- Zone 6 Special Events (Classics, Zandra Powers Horsemanship Classic, Pro-Eq Class,)
Zone 6's goal is to have an educated and informed membership, and to support existing programs as well as initiate new programs for all levels of interest. As members of USHJA we support its mission of "...promoting the welfare of the horse and fairness in competition."
In 2011, the USHJA Foundation partnered with several USHJA Zones to develop the Scholarship and 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.
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.
Attention All Zone 6 Managers
Zone 6 Hunter Committee will be offering two Zone 6 Championship Competitions and are opening bids to all rated
competitions held in June, July or August of 2012. Bids are due back to USHJA by January 20, 2012.
No fee is charged by the USHJA zone to host the Zone 6 Championships. This will be for a one year bid period. Deadline for packets has passed.
Zone 6 Zandra Powers Horsemanship Class
Congratulations to the 2011 Winners - Katherine Bentfield, won the 3'6" section and
Katie Wifvat who won the 3' section.
The 2012 Zandra Powers Horsemanship class will be on September 15, 2012.
The riders below have qualified for the 2011 Zone 6 Zandra Powers Horsemanship Class at Zone 6 competitions.
If you have qualified to participate at competitions held outside of Zone 6 please contact
The 2011 Zone 6 Zandra Powers Horsemanship Championship will be held on Saturday,
September 17 at the Midstates Fall Horse Show.
The Zandra Powers Horsemanship Championship is open to all Junior and Amateur USHJA
Members who reside in Zone 6. The class will be held in two sections 3' and 3'6" and will
consist of both a written exam and over fences phase. Ribbons and prizes ranging from coolers,
grooming totes and tack are awarded to the top eight competitors in each section. In addition,
the top scoring competitors in the written exam will be recognized for their expansive knowledge
PLEASE NOTE: The rules for qualification have changed for 2011.
Competitors may qualify
to ride in the Zone VI Zandra Powers Horsemanship Championship by participating in Powers
Championship Qualifier Classes, or by placing in the top eight in any national medal class
where the height of the fences exceeds 3'6" for the 3'6" section and by winning first or
second in any medal classes offered by a USHJA Affiliate located in Zone 6 where the fence
height is 3' to 3'3" for the 3' section.
In order to qualify riders must be an active junior or amateur member of USHJA
and USEF and meet the requirements for their section between September 1 and August 31.
3' qualifiers have placed 1st or 2nd in a national medal or Zone VI Affiliate Medal at
3' – 3' 3". 3'6" qualifiers have placed 1-8th in a national medal held at 3'6" or higher.
Riders for both the 3' and 3'6" sections may also qualify by placing in a Powers Horsemanship
View the complete Zone 6 Zandra Powers Championship
specifications and list of
USHJA Affiliate Organizations.
Questions can be directed to Betsy Kieffer
Hunter & Jumper December 5, 2011
Hunter - February 21, 2011
Jumper - April 11, 2011
Hunter - April 18, 2011
Hunter - May 23, 2011
Hunter - July 11, 2011
Jumper - July 11, 2011
Jumper - August 8, 2011
Hunter & Jumper - August 23, 2011
Hunter - August 29, 2011
Jumper - September 12, 2011
Jumper - September 28, 2011
Jumper - October 12, 2011
Hunter - October 18, 2011
Hunter - November 7, 2011
Jumper - November 22, 2011
USHJA Zone 6 Year End Awards Banquets
Zone 6 Members who are currently listed in the USHJA Year End Awards standings will be recognized at
his or her respective state banquets.
December 10, 2011, West Des Moines Marriott, I 80 and Jordan Creek Parkway
Please contact Gail Dwyer for more information.
November 19, 2011, Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd. Golden Valley MN
Cocktail Reception starting at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7:15 p.m. Awards start 8 p.m.
Please visit the Minnesota Hunter Jumper
Association website for more information.
November 26, 2011, please contact Marcia Bobek for
Official Awards will be mailed by the USHJA.
Zone 6 News
The summer heat wave broke just in time for the USHJA International Hunter Derby, which was held during Two Rivers Festival I, August 10 to 14, at Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center in Cumming, Iowa. Tim Hott, Allen Rheinheimer and learner designer Michael Bonham set a beautiful, demanding track for the 20-horse field.
Omaha, Nebraska-based professional Kris Killam, riding Moral Masuoka's Rex The Wonder Horse, drew first in the order and proceeded to set down an unbeatable first round. Killam also piloted Jennifer Maxwell's Vedette and coached wife Mandy as well as Caroline McLeese on their Derby mounts. All four landed in the top 10.
Vertical black planks were a nemesis for many, but Hott's strategically placed water ponds caused few issues. After Killam won the class, everyone wished him luck as he headed to Kentucky for the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals in Lexington.
Alex Granato dominated the $25,000 Grand Prix held during Week 1. Gangsta won by a second over Granato's other ride, Augustine Walsh's Calypso W. Granato leads the race for the 2011 bonus money offered by Hott Horse Shows, Inc.
During Week 2, August 17 to 21, veteran competitor Karen Cudmore took Shea to the top of the leader board. Granato was second again on Calypso W, demonstrating his "staying power" two consecutive weeks.
Trainer Kyle Muckler, from Des Moines, Iowa, received the Zone 6 Trainer Certification Program Scholarship to attend a TCP Clinic in 2011. The TCP scholarship offered $500 plus funds from the USHJA Foundation.
Katherine Anne Diedrichs, an incoming freshman at Adolphus Gustavus College, MN, received the Zone 6 education scholarship, which is open to applicants to use for college, trade school or graduate/professional school. This year Zone 6 offered $3,500, thanks to a generous contribution from Emily Elek, of Ixonia, WI, in memory of her mother Lorna.
The Zone 6 committee members thank everyone who answered their survey for input on future activities. Planning for 2012 is based on these survey results.
Affiliate News: Intercollegiate Horse Show Association
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.
IHSA Zone 8 - AZ, BC, CA, CO, ID, KS, MT, NE, NV, NM, OK, OR, UT, WA and WY
October is a big month for the colleges in Zone 8 as their show seasons begin from Arizona to British Columbia.
In Region 5, the Zone's newest addition, the first show of the season was the October 8-9 competition hosted by the
University of Colorado, Boulder. Head Coach Jill Pelzel, of Fall River Farm in Lupton, Colorado, is looking for her team
to repeat the Buffalo's first trip to the IHSA National Finals in 2011.
Down in Region 1, the hunt seat season begins with the November 5-6 show co-hosted by Stanford University and the University of Santa Clara in California.
With a sixth-placed finish at the 2011 IHSA Nationals, Stanford began the year with their annual Red Barn Festival
fundraiser on October 9, with all proceeds going to Stanford team.
In a multi-phase jumper competition, juniors, amateurs and professionals, including many collegiate riders from the Region
1 colleges, compete on their own horses in events including the 5-Bar and a Jumper Relay. Last year's winner, Stanford junior
[Nicoletta Heidegger, cleared 5'6" in the 5-Bar.
Congratulations to Hannah Pettermann and Rachel Johnson winners of the MHJA USHJA Affiliate Equitation Award.
The USHJA Affiliate Equitation Award was presented at the MHJA medal finals competition August 31 to September 4 at
the Otter Creek Classic.
Pictured : Winner of the 3' MHJA Medal Hannah Pattermann and tranier Tracy Grandstand.
June-August Zone 6 News
In early June, Zone 6 sponsored a drugs and medication forum, held at the Midstates Summerfest Horse Show (Iowa).
Stephan Schumacher, DVM, United States Equestrian Federation Drugs and Medication Chief Administrator, was the guest
speaker, and more than 30 members attended.
On September 14 to 18, the Midstates Fall Horse Show will hold the sixth annual Zandra Powers Horsemanship class.
See below for the current qualifying criteria.
New for 2011, Zone 6 elected to hold Zone Championships, which will award zone bonus points and run in the same format as a classic. The championships for C-rated sections will be held at the Midstates Fall Horse Show, and the Madison County Fall Challenge (Iowa) will hold the A-rated sections, September 28–October 2.
Zone 6 represents at Pony Jumper Championships
Zone 6 would like to wish Kamille Marcussen and Autumn Sunrise of Coralville, Iowa and Ellie Foelker and Bluebird of Jefferson, Wisconsin the best of luck at the 2011 USEF National Pony Jumper Championships August 9-14 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
NAJYRC Wrap-Up and Pony Jumper Championships
On behalf of the USHJA Zone 6 Jumper Committee, we would like to congratulate Brooke Cudmore and Ocelot on their amazing week at the 2011 USHJA North American Junior and Young Riders' Show Jumping Championship. Brooke and Ocelot had just 4 faults after Friday's first two rounds of competition, helping the combined team of Zone 1 and Zone 6 clinch the Bronze medal in the Junior Team competition. Brooke then started off Sunday's Individual Final in 8th place and added only 10 faults over two more difficult courses to finish up 13th out of 42 total Junior competitors.
August: IHSA Zone 8
Nicoletta Heidegger of Stanford University, CA, earned the IHSA Zone 8 Team Open Flat championship riding Elvenstar's Nickelodeon. All of the horses were borrowed for the Zone Finals Competition, and those loaned by Elvenstar won 11 of the 15 classes.
IHSA Zone 8 wrapped up the 2011 show season with great ribbons in the team and individual divisions at the IHSA National Championships, held May 5-8 in Lexington, Kentucky (see the June In Stride for full coverage).
In the team competition, Stanford University, earned their sixth consecutive top-10 national finish, placing sixth. With a young team that included only two riders returning from the Cardinal's 2010 fourth-placed team, freshmen Morgan Abbett and Sarah Jacobson joined Sophomore Elise DeBuysser in putting points on the board for Stanford.
Zone 8's new Region 5 sent the University of Colorado, Boulder to their first Nationals, and their Whitney Wickes was in the ribbons for the Buffalos in Intermediate Fences.
Of Zone 8's five riders who competed in the Cacchione Cup, it was Region 2's Camille Pease from the University of California Los Angeles who earned a spot in the top 10, finishing eighth. In addition, Pease took home another eighth in Individual Open Fences.
June: IHSA Zone 8
Stanford University (California) clinched the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 8 Championship
honors for the sixth consecutive year, April 2-3 in Pomona, California. Stanford collected wins from
Nicoletta Heidegger, Rachel Kolb, Alyssa Baldocchi and Elise DeBuysser. Stanford's individual riders
also collected top ribbons, including Jaslyn Law (Novice Flat champion) and Sasha Najera (Walk-Trot-
Canter reserve champion).
Thanks to top rides by Yvonne Pav, Jen Burke and Whitney Wickes, the University of Colorado at
Boulder took reserve champion honors and made their first IHSA Nationals bid. In addition, three of
U.C. Boulder's individual riders took top placings, including Jenica Northrup (Intermediate Flat champion),
Karly Hobbs (Novice Fences champion) and Lynsey Whitacre (Open Fences champion).
Photo: The Stanford University team (from left), Coach Jim Hagman, Sarah Jacobson, Rachel Kolb,
Alison Smith, Nicoletta Heidegger, Alyssa Baldocchi, Emily Cohodes, Morgan Abbett, Elise DeBuysser and
Head Coach Vanessa Bartsch, clinched the ISHA Zone 8 title.
Missouri Hunter-Jumper Organization
The Missouri Hunter-Jumper Organization is enjoying a year of firsts: It's on track to secure nonprofit status; the
inaugural MOHJO Hunter Derby (this one hosted by Mechlin Farms) was held; and Irish Fox Stables announced a new Pony Medal
division, for which a year-end champion and reserve will be recognized.
The MOHJO also saluted longtime member and exhibitor Barb Hutchinson, whose Renaissance Rescue was the subject of a spring
feature in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Hutchinson's farm now hosts 57 rescue horses, most from Fairmount Park racetrack outside
St. Louis, who enjoy a safe, comfortable home while being trained for new careers.
The 2011 show season is in full swing, but there are many months—and shows—to go. Visit
www.mohjo.org for information on membership, horse nomination and show recognition.
2010 Zone 6 Statistics
1,020 members: 658 hunters and 268 jumpers*.
44 USEF licensed competitions
- 9 were AA-rated
- 18 were A-rated
- 6 were B/C-rated
- 2 were jumper only
- 9 were local
- 0 were USHJA Outreach
*94 members have not declared hunter or jumper as their primary or secondary discipline.
Zone 6 Championships
Children's Hunter Horse
Children's Hunter Pony
Adult Amateur Hunter
Adult Amateur Jumper
Pre-Green Hunter 3'
Pre-Green Hunter 3'3"
Low children's/ Adult Amateur Jumper
High Performance Hunter
Green Working Hunter
Performance Working Hunter 3'6" -3'9"
Amateur Owner Working Hunter 3'6"
Performance Working Hunter 3'3"
Amateur Owner Working Hunter 3'3"
Low Junior/ Adult Amateur Owner Jumper
Junior/ Adult Amateur Owner Jumper
Green Pony Hunter
Zone Championships are open to all Zone 6 members in good standing with both USEF and USHJA.
Please visit the
Zone Finals and Championships Summary to see the new point structure and specifications.
Zone 6 Congratulates the 2009 Winners!
Listed in chronological order of the event:
- Zone 6 Professional Equitation class – Kim Barone
- Zone 6 $5,000 Hunter Challenge – Rex the Wonder Horse, ridden by Kris Killam, owned by Morel Masuoka
- Zandra Powers Horsemanship Classic:
3' section – Sue Novak
3'6" section – Abby Maxwell
High scores on the written exam – 3' section-tie between Sue Novak and Anne Daniels.
Highest score ever received on the test – Blair Bogard.
- Central Region Affiliate Amateur of the Year – Tammy Johnson
- Matt Wildung – National Finalist for the EAP
Congratulations to all the year-end award winners for Foundation Awards
and Zone Horse of the Year Awards.