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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*2007 World Cup
*2007 NCAA Varsity Equestrian Championships
*USHJA International Hunter Style Challenge Program
*USHJA Junior Career
Development Program
*USHJA History Project
*Washington International
Horse Show Announces 2007 and 2008 Dates
*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule Update

For past issues of USHJA E-News click here.


2007 USHJA Trainers Symposium Dates

September 10-11 in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

December 2-3 in Wellington FL.

Registration and hotel information will be available on the USHJA website July 1.

For more information contact Melanie Fransen at

mfransen@ushja.org
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USHJA Awards

 


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USHJA E-Update
April 25, 2007  


2007 World Cup

Switzerland’s Beat Mandli and Ideo du Thot Win 2007 Rolex FEI World Cup Title; McLain Ward and Sapphire Lead American Effort with 8th Place Tie

Las Vegas, Nevada—On the last day of the 2007 Rolex FEI World Cup for show jumping, it came down to a battle between the Germans and Swiss. In the end, it was a win for Beat Mandli and Ideo du Thot, the 11-year-old Selle Francais gelding after putting in two rounds where they downed only one rail to finish on a score of five World Cup points. Some 15 nations were represented in the show jumping World Cup and the roster of international sport stars left the crowds very happy with amazing rounds of show jumping and enough thrills and spills to satisfy the most ardent fan.

The leading American going into the last day was New York’s McLain Ward and Sapphire, his 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare. They entered the final two rounds of show jumping in fifth place. By the end of the competition, the pair had dropped to a two-way tie for eighth place (along with Germany’s Marco Kutscher) after downing two rails to take on eight faults in the first round and tipping a brick off the wall on the second obstacle in the second round to add four more. They ended their World Cup bid with a final score of 15 penalties.

Click here for complete press release from USEF.

2007 NCAA Varsity Equestrian National Championships

South Carolina, Texas A&M Win Equestrian National Championships

WACO, Texas—The University of South Carolina won its second overall Varsity Equestrian National Championship in three years at the Heart O’ Texas Fair Complex on Friday.

The Gamecocks used a third consecutive hunter seat national team title and a national runner-up finish in western riding to clinch their second overall national title in three seasons.

“To me this win means a lot more because this format I think is where we are going as far as an NCAA Championship,” South Carolina head Coach Boo Snyder said. “Our team was competitive on both sides. It’s very special to win this. We were a little worried coming into today because we knew we had won the overall title on Thursday so we didn’t want everyone to get too carried away with that coming into the championship rounds on Friday. We really stuck to our guns and tried to stay organized and focused today and did as well as I think we could do today.”

The South Carolina hunter seat team steamrolled its way to a third straight national title, dropping only four of its 24 individual match-ups on the way to the title. Georgia gave the Gamecocks their biggest test, but still fell by a 6-2 margin. South Carolina riders Nicole Bourgeois, Lindsay Pace, and Kristen Terebesi competed all week long without dropping a single match. 

Click here for complete press release from NCAA Varsity Equestrian.


The USHJA International Hunter Style Challenge Program

The USHJA has created a special committee, named the USHJA High Performance Hunter Committee, to develop a program that will bring the lost art of tradition and horsemanship back to the show ring. The result of many long discussions with some of today’s greatest hunter riders and trainers is the USHJA International Hunter Style Challenge Program. This committee has taken the concept a step further and decided to work towards developing a series of classes that hava the ability to become an international sensation. The USHJA International Hunter Style Challenge Program was created to bring show hunters to the international level, to increase spectator, media, and sponsorship interest, and to bring tradition and basic riding principles back to the sport of showing hunters.

Throughout the year, USHJA will be promoting the International Hunter Style Challenge Program.  The USHJA extends its gratitude to the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation (AHJF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the equestrian sport of hunter competition, for graciously incorporating many of the program concepts into their WCHR World Cup Team Hunter Challenge, held at the 2007 FEI World Cup Las Vegas.  Through this venue and with the help of the AHJF, the USHJA was able to present their concept for international hunter competition for the first time to a truly international audience. Be sure to check the USHJA website for more upcoming member events and additional information about the program


Don't miss your chance to see the next event sanctioned by this program at Canterbury Farm in Chicago, IL on June 9, 2007 during the Brookwood Farm Grand Hunter Derby! Contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or visit www.canterburyfarm.net.  

Class specifications and scheduling will be posted on the USHJA website www.ushja.org by May 10, 2007.


USHJA Junior Career Development Program

The Junior Career Development Program is up and running with 6 applicants since the program's inception in February.  If you are a junior rider interested in participating in the program, applications are available on our website.  Additionally, if you are a licensed official, show secretary, show manager, course designer, vet or farrier interested in donating your time to this program, please contact Christine Kennedy at (859) 825-6009 or via e-mail at Ckennedy@ushja.org.

Click here to learn more about this exciting new program.

USHJA History Project

USHJA is currently working on a history project to record the accomplishments of equestrians in the Hunter and Jumper disciplines.  Questionnaires have been sent to those equestrians who have competed on an Olympic Team, have won an equitation final or are on the USHJA Board of Directors.  Once these questionnaires have been submitted to USHJA, staff will compile them for a potential book, as well as to display them in the USHJA Museum, which will be housed at the USHJA headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. 

If you have received a questionnaire, but have not submitted it, please complete it and send it to the attention of Christine Kennedy via e-mail at ckennedy@ushja.org or via fax at (859) 258-9033. 

If you have not received your questionnaire and you have competed on an Olympic Team, won an equitation final or are on the USHJA Board of Directors, please contact Christine Kennedy at (859) 825-6009.


Washington International Horse Show Announces
2007 & 2008 Dates

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a world-class championship event that draws leading equestrian riders from around the nation and the world, announced the dates for the 2007 Washington International Horse Show. The show, which is usually held the third week in October, will take place Tuesday, October 9, 2007 – Sunday, October 14, 2007.  The WIHS will return to its traditional third week in October, October 21-26, for the 2008 WIHS, the 50th anniversary of the show.  For more information please visit www.wihs.org.
 

Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule

The USHJA Clinics program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA.  Please remember to check the USHJA Clinics Calendar for updates.
*Indicates clinics new to the calendar.  


April 27-29

Archie Cox will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Farms in Long Lake, MN.  For more information, please contact Gail Brandt atgbrandt@freedlaw.com or 612-492-7161 or visit www.mhja6.org.


April 28-29
Holly Hugo-Vidal will be conducting a clinic at Great Griffin Farm in Wentzville, MO.   For more information, please contact Jacqueline Kerwood at hoofprint69@hotmail.com or 636-398-4116.


April 28-29

Norman Dello Joio and Danny Robertshaw will be conducting a clinic at the Suffolk County Extension Farm in Yaphank, NY.  For more information, please contact Jim Rice at
516-322-0533.


April 28-29

Karen Healey will be conducting a clinic at Windsong Stable in Battle Creek, MI.  For more information, please contact the Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan at belthaines@aol.com or 734-847-6314.


May 8-10
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.

May 12-13

Rita Timpanaro will be conducting a clinic at Missisquoi Valley Farm in Newport, VT.   For more information, please contact Winnie Lou Davis at davisco@wcax.com or 802-652-6315.

May 19-20                                                                                                                       
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.

May 20
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Circle C Ranch in Waimanal, HI.  For more information, please contact Helena Barahal at Helena@lava.net or 808-255-7163.

June 9
Diane Carney will be conducting and hosting a Natural Obstacle Clinic and Open Hunter Classic at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL.  For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

June 10
Diane Carney will be conducting and hosting a Natural Obstacle Clinic and Jumper Derby at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL.  For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

June 26-28
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.

June 28
Don Stewart, Bibby Farmer Hill and Bill Schaub will be conducting a “Just Ask” clinic at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, GA.   For more information, please contact Katie Young at KatieSYoung@aol.com or 904-254-6584.

June 29-July 1
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.

July 3-5                                                                                   
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at the Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA.  For more information, please contact Carol Goodstein at 650-851-1114.

July 5-Correction: This event will be held in Raleigh not New Bern
Jim Clapperton, Todd Karn and Mark Tompkins will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” Clinic during the NCHJA Charity Horse Show at the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex in Raleigh, NC.  For more information, please contact Laura Underhill Norment at lauraunderhillnorment@yahoo.com or 910-373-1516.

July 16-17
USHJA and Page Tredennick will be hosting a clinic with Archie Cox at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO.  For more information, please contact Page Tredennick at ptredennick@woodrunfarm.com or 303-808-8413.

July 19
Otis Brown and Betty Oare will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” clinic at the J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR.  For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com or 425-823-2802.

July 26
Brian Lenehan and Steve Wall will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” clinic at the J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR.  For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com or 425-823-2802.

July 30
Geoff Teall and Sue Ashe will be conducting a Judges Clinic at Grazing Fields Farm in Buzzards Bay, MA.  For more information, please contact Liz Moakely at liz@grazingfields.com or
508-759-3763.

August 3                                                                                                                           
Diane Carney and Showplace Productions will be hosting a “USHJA Opportunity to Judge” clinic during the Equifest Horse Shows at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL. For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

August 17                                                                                                                    
USHJA will be hosting “A Judges Perspective of Pony Finals” with Alex Jayne, Rob Bielefeld and Leo Conroy in Lexington, KY during the USEF Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park. For more information, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.

August 20-22

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 408-782-00311.

September 13
Scott Hofstetter and Jimmy Torano will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” clinic at the Evergreen Equestrian Park in Monroe, WA.  For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com or 425-823-2802.

September 14-15
The Liberty Side Saddle Network will be hosting a clinic with Roger Philpot, Kit Roszko and Heidi Opdyke at the USEF Training Facility in Gladstone, NJ.   For more information, please contact Kit Roszko at jumpaside1@juno.com or 732-364-3759.

October 2-4

Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Fox Creek Farm in Sequim, TX.   For more information, please contact Lori Crow at lorincrow@hotmail.com or 360-681-4892.


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ctober 2-4 
                                                                                                                              
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at the Spring
Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA.  For more information, please contact Carol Goodstein at 650-851-1114.


October 19-21

Joe Fargis will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Farms in Long Lake, MN.  For more information, please contact Gail Brandt at gbrandt@freedlaw.com or 612-492-7161 or visit www.mhja6.org.

November 10-11                          
                                                                                        
Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at N.E.W. Farms, LLC in Seymour, WI.  For more information, please contact Debra Nellis at nhhj@athenet.net or 920-833-2479.


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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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.