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Shapley's Introduces NEW Anti-Bacterial,
Anti-Fungal Shampoo: MEDI-CARE Shapleys
Shapley's Superior Equine Grooming Products introduces our NEW anti-bacterial, anti-fungal shampoo MEDI-CARE. We realize that scratches, hives and 'the winter circuit crud' are very bothersome to people with show horses. As our number one seller that heals these problems, MTG, is oil based we know this is not ideal for horses showing that need to be turned out at their best. We developed Medi-Care Shampoo to heal as well as prevent these skin issues while making the horse's coat super shiny and soft. Used daily, Medi-Care will not strip the hair of its natural oils and will act as a preventative to skin problems like scratches. Medi-Care also works to alleviate hives and allergies that sensitive horses get. Medi-Care is USEF and FEI compliant.

Shapley's is a proud supporter of equestrian sport and we compete at AA shows ourselves so we realize how important top turnout is. Shapley's offers an extensive and all-inclusive line of equine grooming products. Since 1938, horsemen worldwide representing a wide range of breeds and disciplines, have trusted Shapley's for their equine grooming and healthcare needs. Shapley's is proud to support and sponsor shows all over the country and offer Grooms Classes to bring attention to and showcase the hardest workers in our industry-the grooms.

USHJA International Hunter Derby and
Pre-Green Incentive Championships Are Back
The prestigious USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship and International Hunter Derby Championship will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, this August! 
August 16-18, 2016
Entry Deadline: July 27, 2016

August 18-20, 2016
Entry Deadline: July 27, 2016

You're Invited to Win Great Prizes at Barn Night!
Win cool prizes and see the top hunter riders in the country go head-to-head for the International Hunter Derby Championship title. The barn with the most spectators in attendance for the evening of the International Hunter Derby Handy Round will win a special prize package valued at more than $1,000! Just stop by the USHJA booth located on the concourse level of the Rolex Stadium, beginning at 6 p.m. during the Handy Round on Saturday, August 20, to participate!

Can't be there to catch the action in person? Watch wall-to-wall live streaming coverage of the 2016 Championships on EQSportsNet

Don't Miss A Chance for You or Your Clients to Participate calendar
Below are important upcoming dates for USHJA programs. Don't miss this chance for you or your clients to participate today!

August 15Membership nomination period closes for Board At-Large and National Officers Election. Get your nominations in!Help shape the future of our sport. Nominate a USHJA Senior Active or Associate Member to serve as an At-Large Member or National Officer on the USHJA Board of Directors.
August 16-18USHJA Pre-Green Incentive ChampionshipA chance at top prize money and title. In 2015, Championship prize money topped $230,000. 
August 18-20USHJA International Hunter Derby ChampionshipA chance at top prize money and title. In 2015, Championship prize money was $200,000.
September 12
Presidential election at USHJA Board of Directors Meeting (Dallas, TX)
Interested in attending? Contact Leslie Mangan.
Open to the public, and recorded Webcast to be available the following day, where you can watch the entire process, including candidate presentations and the election results.
September 15
Final deadline of 2016 to apply for the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel InsuranceDemonstrate your commitment to continuing professional development to your customers and peers. 
December 1
Start of new competition year; be sure you and your clients renew their USEF and USHJA membershipsEnsure all your points count from the very beginning of the year and enjoy access to great educational and competitive opportunities available through USHJA.
December 11-15USHJA Annual MeetingParticipate in the governance of our sport, discuss important issues, learn about upcoming rule changes, celebrate award winners, and hear what committees have planned. 

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In an effort to help members prepare for the upcoming microchipping requirement, the first phase of which begins on December 1, 2017, the USHJA and the USEF have collaborated to develop informational materials for you. Access information about the microchipping requirement at or download and print the Microchipping 101 brochure by clicking on the icon below. 

After 30 days of children and adult equestrians putting their horsemanship knowledge to the test in the United States Hunter Jumper Association Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, nine trainers in nine zones walked away as winners with more than $1,000 each in prizes. More than 760 tests were taken this year across 11 zones.

Congratulations to the following trainers:
Zone 1Holly RebelloHidden Brook Stables
Zone 2Jolene Hasseler*Sweet Release Equestrian
 Brenda Peck*Galemont Farm
Zone 3Kate WorshamFoxcroft School
Zone 4Madison K BrownGarnet Hill Farm
Zone 5Mary RoskensMary Go Round
Zone 7Julie GassCadence Equestrian Center
Zone 9Mary Rae FullerPrairie Fox Farms
Zone 10Elizabeth EvansMischief Farm
Zone 11Amy QuinlanDillingham Ranch
*Zone 2 produced a tie between two trainers that could not be broken through the standard tie-breaking procedure, and USHJA awarded prizes to both.

The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge remains open until September 1, 2016, offering USHJA members, under the age of 21 (per USEF rules), the opportunity to compete for a chance at  HQC Nationals , which takes place in conjunction with the Emerging Athletes Program Nationals in November 2016. HQC Nationals consists of a written exam, a horsemastership/identification exam, and a final practicum that requires participants to demonstrate their mastery of practical horsemanship knowledge. Team and individual winners each receive a $1,000 grant for training and education from the USHJA Foundation, a Charles Owen helmet and a gold medal.

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Make Your Nomination for the 
USHJA Board of Directors by August 15nominations

More information on the election process can be found online at Thank you for your membership, and we look forward to your participation in this year's election.

Photo credit: Tricia Booker
USHJA will be undergoing a large-scale committee reseating process toward the end of 2016 and the Association is looking for interested, engaged volunteers willing to serve on the nearly 50 committees, task forces and working groups that make up the Association and help to pave the future of hunter/jumper sport.

Being involved in a committee is a great way to shape the organization, gain valuable experience, share your experience with others, and support the future of our sport. Whether your expertise lies in finance or management, or your passion is pony hunters or young jumpers, there is a USHJA committee, task force, or working group for you. 

For a complete list of USHJA committees, task forces and working groups, please visit the  USHJA Committees pageNow is the time to get involved, so complete a  Committee Interest Form today!

The United States Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce Mary Babick and Diane Carney as the two candidates for the Office of President for the USHJA. The USHJA Board of Directors will hear candidate presentations and elect one of these two nominees as President during their meeting scheduled for September 12.
Based on the nominations received from members, the Nominating Committee reviewed candidate questionnaires and conducted interviews with the nominees and submitted the committee's nominee, Mary Babick, to the Board of Directors on July 1. Upon receipt of the Nominating Committee's recommendation, board members were permitted to make additional nominations for 10 days. Diane Carney is a nominee from the board floor.

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If you want to demonstrate your commitment to continuing education in the sport to your clients, the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel Insurance, is for you! 

As a Certified Trainer, you will join other professionals like Candice King, Geoff Teall, Louise Serio and more. We have several upcoming Certified Trainer clinics approaching to help you on your way to becoming certified:
In addition to participating in a TCP Clinic, interested professionals may complete the educational component online through the Online Trainer Certification Course offered through a partnership with 

The USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel Insurance, is a comprehensive educational program based on the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System that provides accreditation for professional horse trainers.

Sponsors & Partners Sponsors
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


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