USHJA E-Update


August 11, 2010

In this issue:

*Catherine Tyree Wins 2010 Hunterdon Cup

*August Brings USHJA Action to the Kentucky Horse Park

*Get the Gear

*Red Panda Takes the East Coast Junior Hunter Finals

*NAJYRC Show Jumping Championships

*Deadline - 2010 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships

*Survey for Future Uniform Specifications

USHJA Clinics Program


USHJA Events Calendar

2010 USHJA Annual Meeting Registration and Information


2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Class Results


USHJA Sponsors

The Chronicle of the Horse
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Finals

Dietrich Insurance
Presenting sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Dover Saddlery
Major Sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals and Product Sponsor of the 2009 EAP Nationals

Charles Owen & Co.
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

The Clothes Horse
Awards Sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums

Essex Classics
Title Sponsor of the 2010 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic and Awards Sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Grand Prix
Awards sponsor of the 2010 International Hunter Derby Finals and Awards Sponsor of the 2010 Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic

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Catherine Tyree Wins 2010 Hunterdon Cup Against Record Number of Entries

Catherine Tyree bested the top junior talent in the nation by winning the 2010 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class, held for the first time at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY with a record 75 entries.

Tyree bested Reserve Champion Hayley Barnhill by a tight final score of 263.5 to 263.25, respectively.

Course designer Bobby Murphy set a challenging course that tested the riders' horsemanship skills. The course consisted of 10 jumps in the first and second rounds, with eight jumps in the third and final round. Read more about the Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup.


August Brings USHJA Action to the Kentucky Horse Park

The festivities begin Friday, August 20 at 8 am, as the first competitor of the 2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals takes to the new indoor ring to vie for a chance to make the top 25 and qualify for round two. Later Friday evening all members are invited to join us as the USHJA will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 pm to celebrate the opening of its new headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The draw for the top 25 riders for round two will immediately follow the ribbon cutting ceremony.

A second open house to showcase the new headquarters will be held August 21 from noon to 3 pm, before the start of round two of the Derby Finals competition at the Indoor Arena. Round two will begin at 6:30 pm, immediately followed by round three, which will bring back the top 12 competitors to compete for the coveted title of Derby Finals champion. To celebrate in style on August 21, the USHJA is asking all owners, trainers, and spectators to pull out their finest attire to bring back the tradition and elegance of the sport.

Don't Forget to Visit:
Equestrian Life will provide a free, live streaming broadcast and expert commentary of the event with Olympic gold medalist Melanie Smith Taylor and Equestrian Life's own R. Scot Evans to web viewers worldwide via an exclusive International Hunter Derby Finals page at


Get the Gear

While at the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals be sure to visit the brand new, custom USHJA booth to get your official Derby Finals merchandise. Our beautiful new booth has been provided by The Clothes Horse.

Located in Cinnaminson, NJ, The Clothes Horse has been manufacturing custom made horse blankets, tackroom drapes, and trunk covers since 1972. The Clothes Horse makes items for some of the most prestigious show barns and horse shows in the country, as well as for private horse owners nationwide. Every single order is a custom order. The Clothes Horse takes great pride in making each and every customer feel special and making each and every order the very best we can. Place your order today.


Red Panda Takes the East Coast Junior Hunter Finals

The USEF Junior Hunter National Championship wrapped up on August 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. John and Stephanie Ingram's Red Panda, under the guidance of Hayley Barnhill, captured the title of 2010 USEF Junior Hunter National Champion - East Coast. The chestnut gelding is no stranger to the winner's circle having won the East Coast phase in 2008, as well.

The Reserve Champion was Samantha Schaefer aboard Ashley Toffolon's Castle. The pair scored a 644.5 over the two-day competition.

Caitlin Ziegler and her mount, Safari earned top honors in the Small Youngers. The bay gelding scored a 634.5. Way Cool with Victoria Colvin won the Large Youngers and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oare's Rosalynn won the Large Older section.

The excitement will continue in San Juan Capistrano, California, August 17-18 with the West Coast phase of the USEF Junior Hunter National Championship.


NAJYRC Show Jumping Championships

The 2010 North American Junior & Young Rider Show Jumping Championships presented by USHJA came to a close August 1 following the completion of the Showing Jumping Individual Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park.

For the Young Riders individual competition, the gold medal was awarded to Ali Wolff riding H & M Necoll from Zone 5 for their amazing effort throughout the five-round competition. Catherine Pasmore and My Boy, representing Zone 3, took the silver medal, while Zone 2's Jessica Springsteen and Vornado Van Den Hoendrik took home the bronze medal.

In the Junior division, Ben Asselin of Calgary, Alberta, riding Lolita, jumped clean through the final rounds of competition and ended up as the only pair to finish with zero faults. The silver medal was presented to Zone 2 representative Meg O'Mara and Sinatra IV, while Zone 10's Jocelyn Neff and Gaja 20 took the bronze medal.

The show jumping team competition was held July 30. The team from Alberta proved victorious in a tough nation's cup competition in the Junior Riders section. Alberta took the gold medal with 13 faults, United States Zone 10 Team took the silver medal, and the United States Zone 4 Team took the bronze medal for the Junior Team.

The United States teams dominated in the Young Rider Team competition with the gold medal going to the Zone 10 Team, the silver medal going to Zone 5 Team and the bronze medal going to the Zone 2 Team.

The gold medal-winning Zone 10 Team, which boasted an eight-fault total was represented by Richard Neal (Cavalier Tommi Tank), Taylor Siebel (Thunder-Ball), Saer Coulter (Chalan), and Lucy Davis (Nemo).

Special awards were given during the Closing Ceremonies August 1. The Ralph Caristo Award was presented to Zone 3 Chef d'Equipe Sandra Ruiz. The Howard Simpson "High Five" Award went to Page Tredennick and Joanie Morris. For more results visit Young Riders.


Application Deadline Approaching- 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 On-line application deadline is August 31. On-line applications will no longer be available as of September 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 August 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 October 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


Survey for Future Uniform Specifications

A special committee has been appointed as recommended by the Joint Zone Councils to explore the possibility of creating national zone specifications for the Children/Adult Hunter and Jumper divisions. Essentially, this would mean that these divisions would each have the same rules, jump heights, and age splits throughout the country regardless of what zone you compete in.

This committee is requesting feedback from all members as the first step of this research and development project. This will be a long-term project and will not affect 2011 specifications. As this project goes forward, the committee will continue to request member feedback through additional surveys. We thank those members who have supported this committee by participating in the survey. We hope to have the results tabulated within the next two weeks.

Comparison charts of the 2010 specifications are available online.

To participate in the survey click here.

For more information, contact Diane Popp, USHJA Zones Manager, at 859.225.6704 or


2010 USHJA Clinics Program

The 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


13 Walter James Lee and Dr. Scott McClure Clinic at Maffit Lake Equestrian Center in Cumming, IA. Contact Melinda G. Antisdel at or 515.285.0763.

21 Greg Best will be conducting a Jumping Clinic at the Village Farm in Langhorne, PA from 6am-8pm. Contact Rebecca Belmont at or 215.860.6777.


2 Ronald and Peggy Beachy Clinic at Christensen Field in Fremont, NE. Contact Jim Urban at or 402.289.2159.

2 Dean Battaglia Clinic at Christensen Field in Fremont, NE. Contact Jim Urban at or 402.289.2159.

3-5 Nick Karazissis Clinic at Miwok Stables in Mill Valley, CA. Contact Linda Rubio at or 415.389.9414.

4-5 Colleen Seely Clinic at Fox Pointe Farm in Quinton, VA. Contact Colleen Seely at or 804.932.8710.

7-8 Greg Best Clinic at WoodMyst Farms in Gilroy, CA. Contact Hollie Wilent at or 408.782.0311.

10-12 Nick Karazissis Clinic at Cedar Creek Farm in Cedarburg, WI. Contact Stacey Oppermann at or 262.227.5197.

11-12 Linda Allen Clinic at Brookfield Corner Farm in Brookfield, NH. Contact Janet Murfey at or 603.522.6440.

16 William Moroney & Chrystine Tauber "Ask the Judges" Clinic at Evergreen Equestrian Park in Monroe, WA. Contact Diane Johnson at or 425.823.2802.

24 Larry Sanchez, Shelby French and Amanda Love Clinic will be held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. Contact Roxanne Cook at or 713.621.6290 to RSVP by September 15.

25-26 Michael Page Clinic at Blackjack Farms in Birmingham, AL. Contact J. Michael Halbleib at or 205.283.3082.

26 Linda Andrisani Clinic at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD. Contact Glena Wirtanen at or Beverly Abbott or call 410.259.2575.

For more information on holding a clinic in your area, contact Carrie Vaught at or 859.225.6703. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.



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