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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*USHJA August 1st Deadlines
*Hunterdon Cup Entries
*Zone News
*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule Update

For past issues of USHJA E-News click
here.
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
August Clinics:

August 3  USHJAOpportunity to Judge
August 10-12  Bernie Traurig
August 17 USHJA A Judges Perspective of Pony Finals and USHJA Measurement Clinic
August 20-22
 
Greg Best  
August 28-29  Greg Best
August 31 Christina Schlusemeyer and Liza Towell Boyd

Events:
August 7, 2007
USHJA Hunterdon Cup
Presented by World Equestrian Brands
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USHJA MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:
As of July 27, 2007 USHJA has 34,206 and counting! At this point this is a 4% increase from last year's total and we still have 3 months to go!

2007 USHJA Trainers Symposium Dates
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September 10-11 in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Clinicians:
Hunters: Louise Serio
Jumpers: Melanie Smith
Equitation: Geoff Teall

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December 2-3 in Wellington, FL.

Clinicians:
Hunters: Archie Cox
Jumpers: Laura Kraut
Equitation: Missy Clark
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Click
here for scheduling, registration and hotel information.

For more information contact Melanie Fransen at

mfransen@ushja.org
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Be sure to reserve your advertising space now and take advantage of this great opportunity. 

August 15th is the advertising deadline for this issue.  

Coming in August-the Youth Issue of  USHJA In Stride.    



USHJA AWARDS
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 Click here to check your USHJA Foundation Awards standings.
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Click here to learn more about USHJA's exciting awards program.

USHJA SPONSORS
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World Equestrian Brands
Sponsor of the USHJA Hunterdon Cup and Rider Recognition Program

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Practical Horseman
Sponsor of the USHJA Clinics Program

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Equisure
Sponsor of the USHJA Trainer's Directory  and the 2007 USHJA Affiliate Awards Yearbook
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For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen at
wallen@ushja.org
or 859-225-6967.

USHJA E-Update  
August 1, 2007  

August 1st Deadlines

Affiliate Sportsmanship Criteria
Each participating Affiliate organization must submit their individual award criteria to the office by Wednesday, August 1, 2007. To submit your criteria please contact Jill Insko at jinsko@ushja.org. For a complete list of participating Affiliates click here. The names, biographies and pictures of each junior, amateur and professional award winners must be submitted to USHJA by Friday, September 7, 2007. 

The goal of the USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards Program is to recognize outstanding juniors, amateurs and professional riders who exemplify good horsemanship, sportsmanship and integrity for the sport and exhibitors.

Reduced Registration for the California Trainers Symposium
Registration and host hotel information for the San Juan Capistrano, CA symposium is now available. Click here to register and make your hotel reservations. Register by August 1 to receive the special reduced registration rate!  

The Symposiums offer attendees a rare opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry.  The schedule offers two days of hunters, equitation and jumpers.  Each of the disciplines is broken into sections: i.e. Junior Hunters, Intermediate Equitation and Junior/Amateur Owner Jumpers.  The sections will have 3-4 demonstration riders for the clinician to work and explain different techniques, exercises and tips for various levels of riders and horses.  This is a great opportunity for professionals and members to exchange thoughts and ideas on training exercises, training aids, and business practices. Click
here to view the complete schedule.   

5 Days Left to Enter the 2007 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class presented by World Equestrian Brands

The 2nd Annual USHJA Hunterdon Cup presented by World Equestrian Brands will be held August 7, 2007 in Saugerties, NY at the HITS on the Hudson show facility held in conjunction with the USEF East Coast Junior Hunter Finals.

How does a rider qualify for the USHJA Hunterdon Cup?
The "Hunterdon Cup" is open to any rider that is an active USHJA Junior Member and has won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or WIHS Classic through July 1, 2007. Once a rider has won the USHJA Hunterdon Cup he/she will not be allowed to compete again and will be invited to present awards for the following year.


How do you enter?
The entry blank is available in the 2007 USEF East Coast Junior Hunter Finals prize list .


For more information on this event please click here or contact Jill Insko at jinsko@ushja.org or Whitney Allen at wallen@ushja.org.

USHJA Zone News

2007  USHJA Zone Finals:

Zone 1

Eastern States Exposition, September 19-23Springfield, MA

Contact Information: Carol Keller, (413) 205-5016, ckeller@thebige.com


Zone 2

Zone 2 Hunter Finals, October 28, Harrisburg, PA

Contact Information: Naomi Blumenthal, (315) 682-1933, nblumenthal@twcny.rr.com


Zone 3

Zone 3 Finals are at Washington International Local Weekend, September 7-9, Morven Park in Leesburg, VA

Contact Information: Susie Webb, (301) 987-9400, susie@wihs.org

Breeding Finals are at Maryland Horse and Pony Show, September 13-16, Upper Marlboro, MD

Contact Information: Rebecca Foster-Doyle, (410) 329-6023, mdponyshow@aol.com


Zone 4

Brownland Farm Fall, September 13-16, Franklin, TN

Contact Information: Mack Anderton, (615) 791-8180, brownlandfarm@mindspring.com
CFHJA November, November 15-18,Tampa, FL
Contact Information: Dani Becker, (813) 571-0111, dbecker14@tampabay.rr.com
 
Zone 6-Please note this is not a Zone Final.
Midstates Fall Horse Show, September 12-16, 2007, Mason City , Iowa
Contact: Kris Rame, krisrame@aol.com, (352) 875-8446
 
Zone 5

Showplace Fall Classic, September 19-23, Wayne, IL

Contact Information: Pat Boyle, (847) 274-6834, showsno1@aol.com


Zone 7

McKenzie Fall Festival, November 28 – December 2, Tulsa, OK

Contact Information: Laureen McKenzie, (918) 321-3472, laureen@tulsaconnect.com


Zone 8

Southwest Region, October 31 – November 4 at the Tucson Fall Preview, Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, AZ

Contact Information: Jeffrey Gilbert, (818) 259-4459, ibgilly@aol.com

Northeast Region, November 6-11 at the Show for Champions, National Western Events, Denver, CO

Contact Information: Sandra Dennehy, (303) 758-3058, sandydennehy@msn.com


Zone 9

Northwest Autumn Classic, September 16-20, Monroe, WA

Contact Information: Dianne Johnson, (425) 823-2802, dianjnsn@aol.com


Zone 10

Zone 10 Southern Mini Medal and Stirrup Cup Medal Finals, August 25 at the Camelot August Show, Camelot Riding Club, Newhall, CA. Southern Championships at The Fall Frolic at the Industry Hills Expo Center, October 26-28, 2007 and Northern Championships at Pebble Beach Equestrian Championships, October 30 – November 4, 2007.

Contact Information: Raizy Goffman, (818) 360-4389


Zone 12

2007 Zone Finals Horse Show, September 15 at the William Clark Chamberlin Equestrian Center, Anchorage, AK

Contact Information: Teresa Michels, (907) 301-4189, Hession@gci.net

Upcoming Zone Events:

Zone 9 Forums:

September 14 - Friday - at the Northwest Autumn Classic - after the show. For more information please contact Melissa Pylant at mpylant@ushja.org.

Zone 5 Horsemanship Class and $10,000 Scholarship
Reminder for all Zone 5 Juniors!  The Zone 5 Horsemanship Class will be held again during the Kentucky National Horse Show.  The class will be held on Friday evening, September 28 and can be entered by Zone 5 members instead of, but not in addition to, the Maclay regional warm-up.  Pledges have been made by several major vendors for great prizes.  As in the past, 25% will be based on a written test (given mid-day September 28) based on George Morris' book "Hunter Seat Equitation", 25% on the flat phase and 50% on the jumping phase.  Look for more details in our advertisement in the Kentucky National prize list and on the USHJA website.

Also, if you are a high school senior, it is not too late to apply for the 2007 Zone 5 Scholarship.  $10,000.00 will be awarded to the winner.  More information is available on the USHJA website, from your Zone 5 committee, your local organization or from your local show managers.

If you are interested in donating a prize for the Horsemanship Class, or a contribution to the scholarship fund, please contact Zone Chairman, Mindy Darst at (513) 836-0501 or Mindy@Lochmoorstables.com
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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.  

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 10-12
Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at the Garrison Forest School in Owing Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Miriam Schulman at miriamschulman@gfs.org or 410-559-3481.

August 10-12** NEW DATE AND LOCATION
Bernie Traurig will be conducting a clinic at the France Equestrian Center in Palmer, Alaska.  For more information, please contact Dana Eaton at danaeaton@peoplepc.com or 907-346-3745.

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.

August 28-29
Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Amber Way Stables in Ortonville, MI.  For more information, please contact Beth Bakotic at beth@amberwaystables.com or 248-627-4233.

*August 31
Christina Schlusemeyer and Liza Towell Boyd will be conducting a clinic at the Clay County Agriculture Center in Green Cove Springs , FL.   For more information, please contact Katie Young at KatieSYoung@aol.com or 904-254-6584.

*September 3
Bob Braswell will be conducting a clinic at the Clay County Agriculture Center in Green Cove Springs, FL. For more information, please contact Katie Young at KatieSYoung@aol.com or 904-254-6584.

September 8-9
Diane Carney will be conducting a clinic at Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 602-524-7627.

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, WA. For more information, please contact Lori Crow at lorincrow@hotmail.com or 360-681-4892.


O
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.

October 27-DATE CHANGE and additional clinician               
Linda Andrisani and Bob Crandell will be conducting a clinic at the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Glena Wirtanen at
hssteward@hotmail.com or 410-592-9655.


November 3-4 Location to be Announced

Neal Shapiro will be conducting a clinic in South Carolina (location to be announced at a later date). For more information, please contact Amanda Fitzgerald at ajfitz80@aol.com or 843-597-5796.


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.

November 17-18-Corrected e-mail address
Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at William Woods University in Fulton, MO.  For more information, please contact Linda McClaren at lmcclare@williamwoods.edu or 573-590-3661.

November 23-25
George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL.  For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.


December 14-15

Geoff Teall will be conducting a clinic at Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 480-860-9579.


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.

 



    


 


 ENDS

For more information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at wallen@ushja.org or (859) 225-6967.

Contact us:  Phone: (859) 225-2055, Fax: (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.