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August 1, 2012
Genevieve Zock Wins Hunterdon Cup
Party for Pony Finals
Int. Hunter Derby Aug. 17
Calcutta for the Foundation
USEF Network Coverage of International Hunter Derby
WCHR Member Event Host
Outreach Competitions
College Equestrian Lettering
Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
Zone Grants & Scholarships
Upcoming Hunter Derbies
WCHR Member Events
Trainer Certification Clinics
USHJA Directory of Clinics

Genevieve Zock Wins 2012 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic

17 year-old Genevieve Zock of Scarsdale, NY is enjoying her final junior year of competition and she can now add the USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic Champion to her list of accomplishments. Zock bested 63 of the sport’s top junior equitation riders to clinch the victory.

Held during the East Coast Junior Hunter Championships, the USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Cup is a rare equitation event that embodies equitation’s fastidiousness with the handy skills of the hunters. The Hunterdon Cup is open to active USHJA junior members who have won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or WIHS Classic event between July 2nd – July 1st of the qualifying year. The competition consists of three rounds over fences; the Hunter phase, the Handy ride, and the Work Off round in which returning riders change horses and repeat all or part of previous courses. Course designer Bobby Murphy of Lexington, KY was tasked with creating challenging 3’6” layouts which included two fences with no ground lines and tested each competitor’s horsemanship skills. At the conclusion of the second round judges Scott Williamson of Wellington, FL and Bob Braswell of Ocala, FL had narrowed the field to four riders for the Work Off; Genevieve Zock, Hasbrouck Donovan, Lillie Keenan, and Meredith Darst.

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Calling ALL Pony Finals Competitors – You're Invited to the USHJA Ponies through the Decades Party!

USHJA would like to extend an invitation to all competitors of the upcoming USEF Pony Finals to join us for a special Welcome Reception on Tuesday August 7 beginning at 3:30 until 5:30 in the afternoon.

There will be great fun and special treats for all, including delicious Chocolate Fondue, on the patio at USHJA headquarters! Pony exhibitors will also have the opportunity to explore the latest exhibit of the Wheeler Museum – Ponies through the Decades.

USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals Begin August 17th!

The 2012 Derby Finals, presented by Dietrich Equine Insurance and held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, are just around the corner. Festivities begin with the Classic Hunter Round on August 17 at 8 am and culminate on Saturday August 18 with the Consolation Competition, supported by Moyer Farm LLC at 4 pm and the Overall Derby Finals Handy Hunter Round at 8 pm. Please join us for the fun and excitement! Free gift to the first 100 people to visit the USHJA Merchandise Booth on Saturday night AND a chance to win an iPad at the conclusion of the Finals!

Derby Finals VIP Hospitality Tables Still Available

VIP Tables are available ringside for the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals. Read more about Derby Finals or contact Kelley Mallery at 859.225.6717

Calcutta Benefitting USHJA Foundation Returns to the International Hunter Derby Finals!

The excitement of the Derby Finals Team Calcutta returns for 2012- held during the Welcome Reception on Thursday, August 16 at the USHJA Headquarters at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington! Professional auctioneer Jeff Minton will take bids on Derby teams comprised of all the horse-and-rider combinations competing in the Classic Hunter round. Money raised will be split 50/50 – with half going to the Horseman's Assistance Fund and half into the jackpot to be won! More than one way to win! Mark your calendars to join this fun and worthy event!

USEF Network to Broadcast USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals!

Are you bummed because you can’t be at the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals in person? Well good news – the next best thing to being here is watching a live feed of the event! Thanks to the USEF Network you’ll be able to catch all the action at www.usefnetwork.com .

Coverage begins Saturday, August 18 at approximately 6pm with expert commentary from Danny Robertshaw and announcing by Brian Lookabill – this duo always keeps you entertained!

2013 WCHR Member Event Host Applications Close August 15!

Competitions interested in hosting a World Championship Hunter Rider Member Event in 2013 must submit their applications to USHJA by August 15. The WCHR Program recognizes and celebrates the hunter rider through regional and national awards programs, culminating in the WCHR Finals at The Capital Challenge Horse Show. All AA and A-rated competitions are eligible to apply and Application Packets are available through August 15 on the WCHR Managers webpage

USHJA Outreach Competitions Are Just the Ticket

If you’re not in the mood to travel, but still want to have some fun with your horse- be sure to check out the USHJA Outreach Calendar for a local show in your neighborhood! USHJA Outreach Competitions set a minimum standard for unrecognized (local) competitions; participation is open to all equine enthusiasts, regardless of current USHJA membership status.

Interested in holding an Outreach event? Contact Kim Knotek at 859.225.6709

College Equestrian Lettering Program

Fall semesters are quickly approaching! Who says all the fun and sense of pride from lettering in your favorite sport has to end after high school? The USHJA, in partnership with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, is proud to offer the USHJA/IHSA College Equestrian Lettering Program.

Please direct questions to Kim Knotek at 859.225.6709 or Shelby French at 859.225.6701

Reminder – Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Closes September 1st

Time is running out to test your horsemanship knowledge with the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge presented by Sweet Briar College! This opportunity ends on September 1! The HQC educates and recognizes young equestrians who have exceptional horsemanship knowledge. The goal of this program is to ignite passion for expanding horsemanship education and make it an integral part of equestrian life.

Any current USHJA junior or amateur member under 21 years of age (according to USEF rules) is invited to participate in the program, regardless of their competition achievements. All participants scoring 90% or higher on the Level One Quiz advance to the more challenging Level Two Quiz, and the top-scoring participants from Level Two advance to the HQC Finals, held in conjunction with the Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session in November 2012.

Registration is free, so join the fun! For more information contact Carrie Vaught at 859.225.6703.

Upcoming Deadlines for Zone Grants and Scholarships!

Just a reminder that deadlines are quickly approaching! Zone sponsored Grants and Scholarships are still available. For specific requirements please read each application carefully.

August 15th Deadline

September 1st Deadline

September 15th Deadline

For more information contact Kimberly Knotek at 859.225.6709.

Upcoming USHJA International Hunter Derbies

August 4 – Blowing Rock Charity II, Blowing Rock, NC

August 9 – Menlo Charity Horse Show, Atherton, CA

August 11 – Traders Point Charity, Zionsville, IN

August 12 – Evergreen Classic, Carnation, WA

August 17-18USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals, Lexington, KY

August 18 – Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC

Visit the USHJA International Hunter Derby calendar for a complete list of classes.

Upcoming WCHR Member Events

August 1-5 – Estes Park H/J Festival II, Estes Park, CO

August 7-12 – Traders Point Charity, Zionsville, IN

August 7-12 – Menlo Charity, Atherton, CA

August 8-12 – Lexington National Horse Show, Lexington, VA

August 8-12 – Evergreen Classic, Carnation, WA

August 15-19 – Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC

August 15-19 – Bluegrass Festival, Lexington, KY

Visit the WCHR Member Events calendar for a complete list of classes.

2012 USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics

Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

August 31-Sept. 1 George Morris Irving, TX Britt McCormick
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 George Morris Birmingham, AL J. Michael Halbleib
Oct. 20-21 Scott Hofstetter Tryon, NC Lincoln Russell
November 10-12 George Morris Buffalo, NY Susan Schoellkopf
January 7-8, 2013 Bernie Traurig Greenvale, NY Long Island PHA

Visit the TCP Clinics calendar for a complete list of events.

2012 USHJA Directory of Clinics

The USHJA Directory of Clinics is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete list clinics visit the Directory of Clinics. For questions please contact Carrie Vaught.

August 24-26 Bernie Traurig Waxhaw, NC Andrea Guzinski
Sept. 21-23 Melanie Smith Taylor Olive Branch, MS Trey Lawson
Sept. 22-23 Bill Moroney Boonsboro, MD Lori Bellerive
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 George Morris Birmingham, AL J. Michael Halbleib
October 6-7 Melanie Smith Taylor
Mindy Bower
Griswold, IA La Riata Ranch
October 27-28 Melanie Smith Taylor
Mindy Bower
Plantation, FL Lauren Manasseh
November 3 Linda Andrisani Owings Mills, MD Glena Wirtanen
November 10-11 Frank Madden Gurnee, IL Anita Schadeck
Visit the Directory of Clinics for a complete list of events.

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