USHJA E-Update

April 29, 2009

In this issue:

*2009/2010 Hunter Derby Schedule

*USHJA Capital Campaign

*Deadline for Emerging Athletes Program Level I Training Session

*Competition and Facility Directory

*Upcoming USHJA Affiliate Equitation Program

*Zone News & Deadlines

*Clinics Calendar

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2008/2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby

2008/2009 Schedule, Results and Standings 

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USHJA SPONSORS

SmartPak
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums

ASG Software Solutions
Title sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Dietrich Insurance
Presenting sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

FarmVet
Title Sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

Walsh Harness & Saddlery
Featuring sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Charles Owen & Co.
Major sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Dover Saddlery
Major sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Essex Classics
Title sponsor of the 2009 USHJA Hunterdon Cup & Award sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

World Equestrian Brands  
  Sponsor of the USHJA Rider Recognition Program

Equisure
Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Yearbook

For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen at wallen@ushja.org
or 859-225-6967.

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2009/2010 Schedule Announced for USHJA

International Hunter Derby Classes

The 2009/2010 International Hunter Derby series will begin in June at the Showplace Spring Spectacular in Wayne, IL and conclude at the Memorial Day Classic in Burbank, CA next year. Twenty-nine classes are scheduled to make up the series that has gained popularity in its first year of competition. Derby classes scheduled from June to August are listed below. For a complete schedule of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby Classes please visit the USHJA website.

June 9
Showplace Spring Spectacular
Wayne, IL
June 12
Atlanta Summer I
Conyers, GA
June 13
Country Heir II
Lexington, KY
June 26
State College Classic
Penn. Furnace, PA
July 11
Chagrin Valley HJ Classic
Moreland Hills, OH
July 11
Horse Shows By The Bay I
Traverse City, MI
July 19
Colorado Summer Classic
Parker, CO
July 30
New York Horse and Pony Show
Saugerties, NY
August 1
Pebble Beach Eq. Classic II
Pebble Beach, CA
August 2
Blowing Rock Charity
Blowing Rock, NC
August 8
Evergreen Classic Horse Show
Carnation, WA
August 15
Thunderbird Show Park
Langley, BC
August 30
Chicago Hunter Derby
Antioch, IL

Questions concerning the Derby may be directed to Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org.

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USHJA Building For Growth Capital Campaign

With the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games fast approaching, construction all over the Kentucky Horse Park is at a fever pitch. Nowhere is this more evident than at the new headquarters for the USHJA. Located on a key piece of real estate within the Horse Park, the USHJA headquarters is easily visible to all visitors to the Park and is quickly moving towards completion. With the official groundbreaking just last September, the building is slated for completion on October 5, 2009 with an estimated move-in date of November 5, 2009. At this point, the building is over fifty percent complete and is expected to be completely under roof in the next few months.

As home to the Hunter/Jumper Sport in the United States, the USHJA headquarters is critical to the Association’s ongoing work to further the sport. Please join the long list of existing donors and contributors, and lend your support to the “Building For Growth” Capital Campaign.

For information on how you can contribute and become a part of history please visit the USHJA website at www.ushja.org.

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Deadline Approaching for Emerging Athletes Program Level I Training Session in Zones 4 & 9

Friday, May 22, 2009 marks the application deadline for Zones 4 and 9 Emerging Athletes Level I Training Sessions. Zone 4 will hold its training session July 6-7 at Brownland Farm in Franklin, TN. The training session for Zone 9 will be held at Oregon High Classic H.S. in Bend, OR July 20-21. Fill out an application to apply to participate in the Level I Training Sessions. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on May 22 in order to be considered.

The Emerging Athletes Program provides young riders the opportunity to learn from top riders and trainers in the industry while developing their career as a professional. With the creation of a national program, the USHJA hopes to transition young athletes to international competition. At each Training Session, riders will receive guidance and feedback from top professionals in the industry and be evaluated on their horsemanship skills, overall knowledge and riding ability.

Information on the Emerging Athletes Program as well as the application process can be found on the USHJA website.

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Competition and Facility Directory

USHJA would like to encourage competition managers and facility owners to list their competitions and facilities on the Competition and Facility Directory on the USHJA website.

The Directory is a search engine, similar to the Breeder’s and Trainer’s Directory, which allows members to query USEF licensed competitions, as well as USHJA Affiliate sanctioned competitions, all across the country. Some of the search options are the name of competition, location of competition (city, state, zone), date of the competition, as well as searches relating to the number of horses that competed at the competition in previous years and competition rating.

For questions regarding the Competition and Facility Directory, please contact Christine Kennedy at ckennedy@ushja.org or at 859.825.6009.

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Upcoming USHJA Affiliate Equitation Program Events


The purpose of the USHJA Affiliate Equitation Program is to increase USHJA's outreach in the equestrian community by further informing and educating individuals who partake in equestrian sports at the unrecognized and local horse show level. This Equitation Award program is only offered to organizations that are Affiliate Members of USHJA. Affiliate Organizations may choose to participate through offering Medal Finals Classes at a designated horse show or by using cumulative points through the competition year to determine their year-end award winners.

Upcoming Events:

April 30-May 5 Interscholastic Equestrian Association in Painesville, OH. Contact Roxane Lawrence at rlawrence@andrewsosborne.org. Visit the website site at www.rideiea.com.

For more information please contact Christine Kennedy at ckennedy@ushja.org or 859.825.6009.

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Zone News & Deadlines

North American Junior Young Rider Championships:
USHJA members born between January 1, 1988 and December 31, 1995 are encouraged to apply for the 2009 FEI North American Junior Young Rider Championships, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park July 22-26. Applications are due to the USHJA office by Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Applications and criteria can be found here. For more information contact Claudia Meeks at cmeeks@ushja.org.

Zone 5:
An Open Forum will be held Friday, May 8, 2009 during the Kentucky Spring Horse Show to discuss upcoming events and opportunities for Zone 5 USHJA members. The floor will be opened for suggestions and questions. Please plan to attend for a chance to be heard. The forum will take place at 5:00 PM ET in the Pavilion between the Hunter Rings at the Kentucky Horse Park. For more information contact hunter committee chair Mindy Darst at mindy@lochmoorstables.com or 513.932.7332.

Zone 6:
The affiliate associations of Zone 6 will be holding open meetings to review the 2009 Zone Specifications and recommendations for 2010. Please refer to the USHJA Zone 6 website for meeting dates.

Zone Deadlines:
National Pony Jumper Championship criteria changes are due May 1, 2009.

North American Junior Young Rider Championship criteria changes are due 60 days prior to the Zone's qualifying period.

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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 Clinics Calendar.

Upcoming Clinics

MAY

2-3 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Lochmoor Stables in Lebanon, OH. For additional information, please contact Aubrey Sears at info@lochmoorstables.com or 513.836.0500.

2-3 Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Copley Place in Ocala, FL. For additional information, please contact Scott Hofstetter at msh110868@aol.com or 352.804.7906.

3-4 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at The Jones Farm in Kaneohe, Hawaii. For more information, please contact Helena Barahal at hbarahal@mac.com or 808.255.7163.

9-10 Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Ridge Farm in Sparta, MI. For more information, please contact Rebecca Bradley at rbrad10172@msn.com or 616.887.1419.

9-10 Ron Danta and Danny Robertshaw will be conducting a clinic at Everlong Equestrian Centre in Monroe, NC. For additional information, please contact Laura Fincher at everlongequestrian@alltel.net or 704.243.2875.

16-17 Michael Page will be conducting a clinic at The Cutter Farm in Dracut, MA. For more information, please contact Marina Burliss at info@cutterfarm.com or 978.697.7858.

16-17 Richard Keller will be conducting a clinic at Cygnet Farm in Talent, OR. For more information, please contact Cara Taylor at taylorfarm7@msn.com or 541.245.6067.

30-31 Hank Bloom will be conducting a clinic at Oak Creek Stable in Marietta, GA. For more information, please contact Dana Karen Johnson at danakaren@comcast.net or 678.229.8128.

JUNE

6-7 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Stepping Stone Stables in Blacklick, OH. For additional information, please contact Lindsey Yinger at lnyinger@aol.com or 614.348.5915.

12-14 Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Cindy Bacon at cindybacon@gfs.org or 410.559.3450.

13-14 Ron Danta will be conducting a clinic at Star Ridge Stables in Hardeeville, SC. For more information, please contact Stella Prescott at stella@starridgestables.com or 843.784.7845.

13-14 Tonya Johnston will be conducting a “Sports Psychology for Riders” clinic at In-Stride, Inc in St. Augustine, FL. For more information, please contact Lisa Anderson at lisaanderson@bellsouth.net or 904.476.7413.

19-21 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Miwok Stables in Mill Valley, CA. For more information, please contact Linda Rubio at miwokoffice@aol.com or 415.389.9414.

26-28 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Beach Lake Stables in Sacramento, CA. For more information, please contact Karen Colston at karencolston@att.net or 916.485.0483.

30-July 2 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA. For more information, please contact Diane Allison at sdecenter@aol.com or 650.851.1114.

JULY

10-12 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Riverside Equestrian in Petaluma, CA. For more information, please contact Marian Nelson at mnelson196@aol.com or 415.710.1116.

24-25 Tonya Johnston will be conducting a “Sports Psychology for Riders” clinic at Folly Farm in Simsbury, CT. For more information, please contact Cara Chapel at contactus@follyfarm.us or 860.658.9943.

25-26 Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Flintridge Riding Club in La Canada Flintridge, CA. For more information, please contact Ellen Narver at enarver@hei.org or 213.989.7494.

AUGUST

7-9 Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at D & J Equestrian Center in Owings Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Miriam Schulman at miriamschulman@gfs.org or 410.559.3481.

SEPTEMBER

19 Dan Keen 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 pinoakwendy@aol.com or 713.621.6290.

OCTOBER

3-4 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma, CA. For more information, please contact Hope Glynn at hopeglynn@yahoo.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 sdecenter@aol.com or 650.851.1114.

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.

NOVEMBER

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 pinoakwendy@aol.com or 713.621.6290.

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 outlawstable@pa.net or 717.582.8221.

JANUARY

2-3 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Lehman Farms in Pitsford, NY. For more information, please contact Craig Brown at cmbrown@rochester.rr.com or 585.657.4528.

For more information on holding a clinic in your area, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.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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ENDS

For more information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at wallen@ushja.org or 859.225.6967.

Contact us: P: 859.225.2055, F: 859.258.9033, Website:  www.ushja.org

USHJA is located at 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

Mission Statement:
The USHJA is committed to advancing and representing the hunter and jumper disciplines by fostering an educated community of equestrians that promotes the welfare of the horse and fairness in competition.

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Jr. Career Development Program gives members the opportunity to apprentice with a competition official for a day.

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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.

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USHJA Awards

Nominations Open for Amateur Sportsmanship Award

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 third 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 www.ushja.org.

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