August 19, 2009
In this issue:
*View Live Streaming Coverage of the 2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals
*Nominations for Lifetime Achievement Award Close Friday
*Outreach Medal Points Available Online
*Nominations Open for Amateur Sportsmanship Award
*Deadline Approaching for Affiliate Associations
*Essex Classics: Raising the Standard of Equestrian Style
*Zone News & Deadlines
2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums
Title sponsor of the 2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals
Presenting sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource
Sponsor of the 2009 International Hunter Derby Finals and 2009/2010 International Hunter Derby
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the 2009 USHJA Hunterdon Cup & Award sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Title sponsor of the USHJA Rider Recognition Program
Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Yearbook
Grand Prix Riding Apparel
Awards sponsor of the 2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby and 2009 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic
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View Live Streaming Coverage of the 2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals!
On Friday, August 21, the inaugural USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals will take center stage at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Can’t make it to Lexington to watch? Log on to www.equestrianlife.com/derby to watch live streaming coverage beginning at 8:00 AM eastern on August 21.
You can also stay up to date on all the Derby news on USHJA’s Twitter page http://twitter.com/ushja as well as www.USHJA.org/Derby where you will be able to find the latest information and follow our Derby Blog!
Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations Close Friday
The USHJA is accepting nominations for the 2009 USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was first presented in 2008 to honor members whose lifelong involvement in the sport and the USHJA itself has benefited the industry. Last year’s honorees were Beth Miner of Hugo, Minnesota and Alvin Topping of Sagaponack, New York, both of whom were instrumental in founding the USHJA.
The 2009 honoree will be selected by the USHJA Officers in the fall of 2009 and will be presented with the award at the 2009 Evening of Equestrians dinner held during the USHJA Annual Meeting in December. The 2009 recipient will join Miner and Topping in having their name engraved on the Eugene R. Mische Perpetual Trophy.
All active USHJA members are encouraged to nominate a worthy individual for the prestigious award. Written nominations should include: the nominee’s name; the city and state of residence; supporting accomplishments and accolades; and any other information pertinent to any involvement in the horse industry. Nominators should also include their name, USHJA member number, mailing address and daytime telephone number so the USHJA may contact them for additional details. The nomination form can be downloaded from the USHJA website.
Nominations must be received in the USHJA office by August 21, 2009. Please submit nominations to Kristyn Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to 4047 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511.
Outreach Medal Points Available Online
The points for the Outreach Medal classes are now available on the USHJA website. Competitors may search for their points by class, state or with their USHJA membership ID. As new competition points are posted, the standings on the website will automatically update. For questions regarding standings or the Outreach Medal Program, please contact Christine Kennedy at email@example.com.
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, submit a nomination for the Amateur Sportsmanship Award to the USHJA's Amateurs Committee. In its fourth year, the award was created by the Amateurs Committee to honor an amateur for their contributions to the sport.
A completed application with all contact information and a list of the nominee's notable accomplishments and services, along with a letter of recommendation, must be submitted to the USHJA office by Monday, October 19.
Deadline Approaching for Affiliate Associations
The deadline for submission of your Affiliate Sportsmanship Award nominees is September 15, 2009. Please submit your Junior, Amateur, Riding Instructor and Professional bios, essays, as well as a photo, with photographer's permission, to Christine Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you may send your nominee information to 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 or via fax to (859) 258-9033. Questions regarding the Affiliate Sportsmanship Award Program may be directed to Christine Kennedy at 859.825.6009.
Essex Classics: Raising the Standard of Equestrian Style
As new fabric technologies developed, Essex Classics was the first company to introduce a Performance Collection of CoolMax fabric show shirts which wick moisture from the skin keeping the rider cool during competitions.
Initially a women’s riding shirt company, Essex expanded their line by offering Men’s riding shirts and white neckties. Also recognizing an opportunity, Essex started a new division, Beacon Hill, which offers a more generous cut riding shirt at a lower retail price point.
These wonderful new CoolMax “Wrap Collar” shirts have no chokers, but the collar snaps to create the appearance of a traditional riding shirt in the show ring. The Essex Classics “Wrap Collar” shirts are literally revolutionizing the design of competitive show shirts.
Zone News & Deadlines
2010 Zone Finals:
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 Events Calendar.
21-23 Tonya Johnston will be conducting a “Sports Psychology for Riders” clinic at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, CA. For more information, please contact Kelly Van Vleck at email@example.com or 916.296.9688.
29-30 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Brookfield Corner Farm in Brookfield, NH. For more information, please contact Janet Murfey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.522.6440.
12-13 Tonya Johnston will be conducting a Sports Psychology clinic at Shiloh West Equestrian Center in Castro Valley, CA. For more information, please contact Kelly Maddox at email@example.com or 925.575.4818.
15-16 Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at SDSU Equestrian Center in Brookings, SD. For more information, please contact Megan McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605.690.7726.
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 email@example.com or 713.621.6290.
26-27 Michael Page will be conducting a clinic at Rose Dhu Creek Stables in Bluffton, SC. For more information, please contact Eddie & Kate Maple at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843.815.3428.
3-4 Melanie Smith Taylor will be conducting a clinic at Plantation Equestrian Center in Plantation, FL. For more information, please contact Lauren Medlin at email@example.com or 954.448.5492.
3-4 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma, CA. For more information, please contact Hope Glynn at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 650.851.1114.
10-11 Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Ridge Farms in Sparta, MI. For more information, please contact Rebecca Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.887.1419.
10-11 Julie Winkel will be conducting a clinic at Los Cedros in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact the Arizona Hunter Jumper Association at email@example.com or 928.899.3373.
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.
16-17 Holly Hugo-Vidal will be conducting a clinic at Thoroughbred Training Center in Mocksville, NC. For more information, please contact Jenn Church at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.927.5378.
5-6 The Virginia Intermont College Equine Studies Program will be hosting a “Liability and Risk Reduction for Equine Professionals” seminar at the Harrison Jones Auditorium in Bristol, VA. For more information, please contact Eddie Federwisch at email@example.com or 276.669.8398.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 717.582.8221.
14-15 Paige Rassas will be conducting a clinic at Irish Oaks in Pfafftown, NC. For more information, please contact Karen Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.945.5178.
5-6 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at email@example.com or 602.524.7627.
1-3 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at T.Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, SC. For more information, please contact Sherry Pace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.713.3953.
2-3 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Lehman Farms in Pitsford, NY. For more information, please contact Craig Brown at email@example.com or 585.657.4528.
For more information on holding a clinic in your area, please contact Melanie Fransen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859.225.6960. Be sure to check the USHJA website daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.
Program Quick Links
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USHJA Merchandise offers closeout deals on select items and the latest USHJA fashion and apparel. Merchandise includes hats, polos, vests, bags, trinkets and videos.
Jr. Career Development Program gives members the opportunity to apprentice with a competition official for a day.
Trainer Certification Program is a comprehensive education and certification program for all levels of professional trainers.
Trainer Symposiums offer attendees the opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry. Register today for the next Symposium on October 25-27, 2009 at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas.
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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