USHJA E-Update

August 6, 2009

In this issue:

*Taylor Ann Adams Wins the 2009 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup

*14 Days Left Until the 2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals

*EAP Regional Level II Training Sessions Set To Start

*Nominations Open for USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award

*Zone News & Deadlines

*Clinics Calendar

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2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Finals

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

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USHJA SPONSORS

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

SmartPak
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums

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

Dietrich Insurance
Presenting sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

FarmVet
Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

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

Charles Owen & Co.
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Dover Saddlery
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Essex Classics
Title sponsor of the 2009 USHJA Hunterdon Cup & Award sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

World Equestrian Brands and Amerigo Saddles  
  Title sponsor of the USHJA Rider Recognition Program

Equisure  
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

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

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Taylor Ann Adams Wins the 2009 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup

Taylor Ann Adams is congratulated after winning the USHJA Hunterdon Cup at HITS Saugerties. Photo by ESI Photography.

 

 
Taylor Ann Adams, trained by Don Stewart of Ocala, Florida, bested some of the top junior talent in the nation by winning the 2009 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic in Saugerties, New York. Adams of Memphis, Tennessee secured her victory in the third and final round of the prestigious equitation class after switching mounts with reserve champion Quincy Hayes.

She trailed Hayes throughout the three-part class, finishing half a point behind the 17-year-old junior in the first round. “Quincy helped me out in the schooling area before the final round,” Adams said. “Her horse was a lot of horse for me to ride and completely different than what I’m used to, but he did a great job.”

The top 10 riders were then called back to compete in the second round handy course. Course designer Jerry Dougherty set a challenging track that tested the riders’ horsemanship skills. Adams rode the course well, showing off her horse’s handiness. “He’s always there when it counts. There’s not a better one out there,” Adams says of Debonaire. The pair finished the handy round in second place behind Hayes who led the class with a total score of 172. Hayes, trained by Andre Dignelli, rode Heritage Farm’s Drumline, an 8-year-old Swedish warmblood gelding.

A record 69 entries rode in the fifth annual Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic developed by the USHJA Junior Hunter Task Force. The class began in 2005 and was developed as a unique equitation class that combines the precision of equitation and the handiness of hunters.

For the second year in a row, Essex Classics has provided all the junior riders in the USHJA Hunterdon Cup with an Essex Classics riding shirt. Each rider was able to view several white-on-white CoolMax Performance shirts at the Hunterdon Cup and choose from their beautiful selection. Cathy Sacher, President of Essex Classics is as excited to give the shirts as the riders are to receive them. "We are proud to be the leading innovator of riding shirts. Having an opportunity to outfit these talented young riders with the finest riding shirts is one of the reasons we work so hard to make our products the best."

Title Sponsor, Essex Classics, provided each of the 69 riders their choice of a complimentary riding shirt, and Awards Sponsor, Frantisi Incorporated, provided Grand Prix, Joules and GPA product to the top 10 places.

The top 10 winners were:
Champion – Taylor Ann Adams on Debonaire, owned by Olivia Chowdry
Reserve Champion – Quincy Hayes on Drumline, owned by Heritage Farm, Inc.
3rd –Christina Lin on Icon, owned by Addison Phillips
4th – Katie Dinan on Borealus, owned by Katie Dinan LLC
5th – Danielle Cooper on Spencer, owned by December Dreams, Inc.
6th – Tina Di Landri on Cadeau, owned by Heritage Farm, Inc.
7th – Emma Johnson on Calvin 46, owned by Chase Meadows Farm
8th – Lauren Sogard on Concerto, owned by Linda Sogard
9th – Schaefer Raposa on Y2K, owned by Hap Hansen
10th – Leylan Gleeson on The Golden Compass, owned by Stepping Stone Farm

USHJA would like to thank our sponsors for 2009:
Title Sponsor: Essex Classics
Trainers Award: $10,000 donated by HITS, Don Stewart Stables, SBS Farms, Redfield Farm and Heritage Farm
Award Sponsor: Frantisi Incorporated

Visit the USHJA website to read a full press release on the 2009 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup Classic.

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14 Days Left Until the 2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals!

Be sure to mark down August 21-22 on your calendars as the inaugural USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals will take center stage at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. 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 the USHJA website where you will be able to find the latest information and follow our Derby Blog!

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EAP Regional Level II Training Sessions Set to Start

The USHJA applauds all riders who participated in the Level I Training Sessions and congratulates the select group of riders who have been invited to ride in the Regional Level II Training Sessions.

The second level of evaluation is set to begin at the end of this month. Selected riders and clinic locations can be found on the USHJA website.

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USHJA Seeks Nominations for Lifetime Achievement Award

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 kkay@ushja.org or mail them to 4047 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511.

Questions concerning the Lifetime Achievement Award may be directed to Kristyn Kay.

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Zone News & Deadlines

USHJA would like to congratulate the 2009 Adequan FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships winners!

Junior Team Medals
Gold Medal: Zone 10
Samantha Harrison and Santika
Taylor Siebel and Thunder-Ball
Alec Lawler and Live Fire
Richard Neal and Luke Skywalker

Individual Junior Medals
Gold: Kaitlin Campbell and Connery 9 (Zone 2)
Silver: Samantha Harrison and Santika (Zone 10)
Bronze: Richard Neal and Luke Skywalker (Zone 10)

Young Rider Team Medals
Gold: Zone 2
Carolyn Curcio and Blast Off
Chelsea Moss and Lorena 90
Alexandra Thornton and Naomi
Jessica Springsteen and Vornado van den Hoendrik

Individual Young Rider Medals
Gold: Jennifer Waxman and Venturo (Zone 5)
Lucy Davis and True Love (Zone 10)
Joelle Froese and Condor (British Columbia)

Please visit the USHJA website for a complete listing of all the NAJYRC winners.

2010 Zone Finals:
Information on zone finals can be found on the USHJA Zone web pages. If you have questions regarding your zone’s finals please contact USHJA Zone Coordinator, Claudia Meeks, at cmeeks@ushja.org for more information.

Zone 3: The 2009 USHJA Tad Coffin Equitation Finals
The 2009 USHJA Tad Coffin Zone 3 Junior Equitation Finals will be held during HITS Culpepper August 15, 2009. The finals are opened to Junior Members of USHJA who reside in Zone 3 whom have won any of the Zone 3 state equitation medals or have won either the USEF Medal, ASPCA Medal or WISH Medal classes held in Zone 3. The classes shall be divided by height; 3 feet and under and over 3 feet. In order to qualify for a 3’ section, the rider must not have competed at the 3’6” level more than 3 times. Course for the finals shall consist of at least ten jumping efforts with at least one combination and two changes of direction. Qualifying period is September 1st - August 18th. Zone 3 will also host a Welcome Party on Saturday afternoon. For more information, contact Pam Freeley at 540.272.4144.

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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 Events Calendar.

Upcoming Clinics

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.

15-16 Meg Schulman will be conducting a clinic at the Flintridge Riding Club in La Canada Flintridge, CA. For more information, please contact Ellen Narver at enarver@hei.org or 323.989.7494.

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 kvvrm@aol.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 janet.murfey@murfey.net or 603.522.6440.

SEPTEMBER

15-16 Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at SDSU Equestrian Center in Brookings, SD. For more information, please contact Megan McGee at megan.mcgee@sdstate.edu 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 pinoakwendy@aol.com or 713.621.6290.

OCTOBER

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 heritagehorseshow@aol.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 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.

10-11 Julie Winkel will be conducting a clinic at Los Cedros in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact the Arizona Hunter Jumper Association at debbiejamsa@happydreamsranch.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 hiddencreekstables@charter.net or 336.927.5378.

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.

DECEMBER

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 bizberan@aol.com or 602.524.7627.

JANUARY

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 camdenequestrian@aol.com 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 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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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 fourth 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 the USHJA Amateur Sportsmanship Award website.

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