USHJA E-Update

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April 21, 2010

In this issue:

*Deadline Reminder: 2010 NAYRC

*Application Now Required USEF National Junior Jumper Championships

*An Open Letter: Regarding the Cancellation of the HDIF program

*IHSA Nationals are Coming to Lexington, KY

*Hunter Derby Demonstration to be held during WEG

*2010 Cavalor/USHJA Clinics Program

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Deadline Reminder: 2010 North American Young Rider Championships

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY is the host of the 2010 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), which will be held July 28 - Aug. 1.

Application Deadline Approaching

Athletes wishing to be considered for a 2010 Zone Junior or Young Rider Show Jumping Team must complete an application. Use this link to download the application from the USEF website. Applications must include an application fee of $35, be postmarked, hand-delivered or faxed on or prior to June 15. Late applications will not be accepted.

Additional information regarding NAJYRC requirements and selection can be found at www.usef.org or by contacting Diane Popp at dpopp@ushja.org

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Application Now Required for the 2010 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships

New for 2010: Riders wishing to be considered for the 2010 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships must complete an application by one of the following two methods:

  1. Save $5 by completing your application online. Click on "USEF LOGIN" at the top right hand side of the USEF home page at www.usef.org. On-line application deadline is Aug. 31. On-line applications will no longer be available as of Sept. 1.
  2. Or complete an application by regular mail/fax/hand delivered by downloading a PDF of the application. Applications must be postmarked, hand-delivered, or faxed on or prior to Aug. 25. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA will host the annual USEF National Junior Jumper Championships, which will be held Oct. 14-16.

Additional information regarding the 2010 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships can be found on the USEF website or by contacting Jennifer Haydon at jhaydon@usef.org.

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An Open Letter from USHJA President, William Moroney, Regarding the Cancellation of the USHJA Hunter Development Incentive Fund Program

This summer, the USHJA will be entering its sixth year as the Federation Recognized National Affiliate for hunters and jumpers. As a rapidly growing organization serving more than 36,000 members, USHJA frequently reviews its programs and resources in a strategic manner to ensure that programs meet the needs of our members and supports the mission of the organization. This requires finding a balance between the rich tradition in which our sport is rooted and the new heights that our members' innovative vision takes the USHJA.

In the first five years, the mission and path which USHJA needed to follow was clear and the programs and resources that were developed came from a deep need that was not previously met in our industry. As we look forward and plan for our future, the need to adjust certain aspects of our landscape has become evident. After a great deal of discussion and consideration, the USHJA made the decision to cancel the Hunter Development Incentive Fund Program (HDIF). A decision of this nature is never made lightly, yet one of the challenges of leadership and governance is making difficult decisions. As with all decisions made by USHJA, how our membership will be impacted is our first concern. USHJA recognizes the needs of the members that supported this program and will work toward providing alternatives in the future.

The cancellation of the HDIF is effective April 13. Breeders and owners that had been enrolled in the program will receive a full refund for their nomination dues. As always I encourage your comments and questions. Each member has a voice that we want to hear. Please send any questions or comments to Programs and Task Force Manager, Sterling Berry at sberry@ushja.org or 859.225.6705.

I wish each of you a safe and successful competition year.

Sincerely,
Bill

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IHSA Nationals are Coming to Lexington, KY

The IHSA Nationals will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY May 6-9. As a new membership partner to USHJA, IHSA/USHJA Collegiate members are eligible for the following benefits, created specifically for them:

  • IHSA Hunt Seat Zone and National qualifiers will receive a rider gift bag.
  • Overall Zone Champion Team members will receive monogrammed saddle pads.
  • Overall National Champion Team members and coaches will receive a commemorative monogrammed jacket.
  • IHSA Zones are eligible to participate in the USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards Program.
  • Collegiate level members are eligible to participate in the Outreach Horse Show and Outreach Medal Program.

For more information regarding the IHSA and their programs, please visit the IHSA website at www.ihsainc.com. For more information regarding USHJA's programs, IHSA/USHJA Collegiate memberships or the IHSA Nationals Show Schedule, please visit www.ushja.org.

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USHJA International Hunter Derby Demonstration to be held during World Equestrian Games

The Hunter discipline will make its debut on the world stage at the 2010 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, Sept. 25-Oct. 10. The International Hunter Derby demonstrations will be held daily Oct. 4-10 at the dressage complex at the park. Demonstration times are yet to be announced.

Participating riders in the demonstrations will be Jennifer Alfano, 2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby Series champion, as well as John French, 2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals winner. Bobby Murphy will design the demonstration course. Click here to read more...

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2010 Cavalor/USHJA Clinics Program

The Cavalor/USHJA Clinics Program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete list of USHJA clinics visit the Clinics Calendar. Use the USHJA Calendar to search for all events.

Upcoming Clinics

APRIL

23-26 Buck Brannaman will be conducting a clinic at Saddle Creek Ranch in Butte Valley, CA. For more information, please contact Tina Cornish at athenamjames@yahoo.com or 530-680-6924.

24-25 Heather Campbell will be conducting a clinic at Stonehaven Farm Equestrian in Temperance, MI. For more information, please contact Donna Rothman at tenacityfarm@yahoo.com or 419.460.5724.

24-25 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Blackjack Farms in Birmingham, AL. For more information, please contact J. Michael Halbleib jmichaelH1@aol.com or 205.283.3082.

24-25 Brenda Mueller will be conducting a clinic at Orchard Creek Stables in Ft. Wayne, IN. For more information, please contact Kirsten Saldivar at Kirsten.Saldivar@orchardcreekstables.com or 260.466.4648.

24-25 Leo Conroy will be conducting a clinic at Beacon Hill Show Stables in Colts Neck, NJ. For more information, please contact Yvonne Abel at suddenlea@aol.com or 732.995.2627.

29-30 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Pinehurst Stables in Jupiter, FL. For more information, please contact Sean Jones at info@pinehurststables.com or 561.758.1664.

30 Olaf Peterson will be conducting a clinic at Palermo Show Stable, LLC in Bedminster, NJ. For more information, please contact Gretchen Orina Pacher at info@palermoshowstable.com or 908.719.7500.

MAY

1-2 Kyle Carter will be conducting a clinic at Blackjack Farms in Birmingham, AL. For more information, please contact Kelly Vaughan-Hanbylkvaughan@gmail.com or 205.902.8307.

4-5 Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Woodmyst Farms in Gilroy, CA. For more information, please contact Hollie Wilent at hollie@woodmystfarms.com or 408.782.0311.

9 Gardner Powell will be conducting a clinic at Missoula Equestrian Park in Missoula, MT. For more information, please contact Deb Anderson at 406.239.1593.

14-15 Tonya Johnston will be conducting a clinic at Fremont Hills Stables in Los Altos Hills, CA. For more information, please contact Laura Gerst at lara.gerst@sbcglobal.net or 650.917.0244.

15-16 Anna Jane White-Mullin will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Ridge Farms in Sparta, MI. For more information, please contact Rebecca Bradley rbrad10172@msn.com or 616.887.1419.

21-22 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Koss Farm in Hailey, ID. For more information, please contact Mia Edsall at mia@svskylan.net or 208.720.4414.

21-23 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Spirit Equestrian in Somis, CA. For more information, please contact Liz Denny at liz@lizdenny.com or 818.426.5128.

JUNE

5-6 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Lindsay Yinger Show Stables in Blacklick, OH. For more information, please contact Lindsay Yinger at lnyinger@aol.com or 614.348.5915.

11-13 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Miwok Stables in Mill Valley, CA. For more information, please contact Linda Rubio at liveryoffice@miwokstables.com or 415.389.9414.

16-18 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at B & R Ranch in Kaneohe, HI. For more information, please contact Helena Barahal at hbarahal@mac.com or 808.255.7163

17 Dr. Paul Hagfner will be conducting a "Sports Psychology" clinic at Stony Ridge Farm in Manassas, VA. For more information, please contact Jane Nordstrom at jn1193@aol.com or 703.966.0139.

23 The Old Dominion Horse Show at Deep Run will be hosting a College Night Recruiting Dinner in Manakin Sabot, VA. For more information, please contact Ellen Shevella at theodhs@gmail.com or 434.242.8937.

26 Linda Andrisani and Jim Zulia clinic will be hosting a clinic at Grazing Fields in Buzzards Bay, MA. For more information, please contact Liz Moakley at lize@grazingfields.com or 508.759.3763.

For more information on holding a clinic in your area, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859.225.6717. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.
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