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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*Provost Wins Inaugural USHJA International Hunter Derby Class
*Shelby French Wins 2007 USHJA Volunteer of the Year
USHJA Affiliate Equitation Awards
*Zone News
*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule

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USHJA E-Update  
December 19, 2007  
Happy Holiday's from USHJA

Tammy Provost Wins Inaugural USHJA International Hunter Derby Class

Tammy Provost of Zionsville , IN won the inaugural 2008 USHJA International Hunter Derby Class on Friday, December 7th, at the Lake St. Louis Holiday Series, in Lake St. Louis , MO managed by Tommy McIntyre. Aboard Daquiri, owned by Penny Cooper, Provost soared to the top against a field of 27. The two round format consisted of a handy hunter and classic round, which asked competitors to navigate through the challenging courses of bending lines, banks, and natural obstacles. 

"USHJA commends Tommy McIntyre for setting the bar in his creative efforts and support of this inaugural class. It is through the support of the competition managers that we are able to institute this ground breaking program" stated Chrystine Tauber, Vice President of USHJA and Co-Chair of the USHJA High Performance Committee.

The top 12 riders were provided with ribbons and prizes as well as an array of halters and lead ropes provided by Walsh Harness and Saddlery.

Rounding out the top 12 placings were:

2nd-Brenda Mueller aboard That'll Do owned by Diane Carney and Don Stewart

3rd-Catherine Rinehart aboard Winston owned by Richard Rinehart
4th-Christina Jason aboard Contender owned by Micaela Kennedy

4th-Kirstie Dobbs aboard Accord owned by Treesdale Farms

6th-Brenda Mueller aboard Cactus owned by Diane Carney

7th-Tammy Provost aboard Almost Majic owned by Ally Moyer

8th-Whitney Kent aboard Arto owned by Whitney Kent

9th-Katherine Frame aboard Double Delight owned by Katherine Frame

10th-Amanda Thomas aboard Kapalua owned by Hadley Graham

11th-Caroline Weeden aboard Argento owned by Rose Traubert

The USHJA International Hunter Derby was developed throughout 2007. The goal of this program is to create a venue to showcase the hunters and bring back the tradition and showmanship which the hunters were founded on. The 2008 series will consist of approximately 30 classes across the country.

Upcoming Classes

February 10, 2008
HITS Desert Circuit III  Thermal, CA
Tom Struzzieri/HITS www.hitsshows.com

March 16, 2008
HITS Ocala Winter Finals Ocala, FL
Tom Struzzieri/HITS www.hitsshows.com

March 16, 2008
HITS Desert Circuit Championship, Thermal, CA
Tom Struzzieri www.hitsshows.com

April 6, 2008
Tournament of Champions Naples, FL
Kelli MacDonald kelliwren@aol.com
(239) 633-1949

June 8, 2008
Showplace Spectacular/Canterbury Farm Hampshire, IL 
Diane Carney at 
e@aol.com (847) 922-6167

July 26, 2008
Horse Shows By The Bay Series II Traverse City, MI
Alexandra Rheinheimer at ALEXRHEINHEIMER@AOL.COM or (561) 723-6287

For more information click here or contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org.

Shelby French Wins USHJA Volunteer of the Year Award

Of all the awards USHJA offers, it is the Volunteer of the Year Award, that we deem the most prestigious. The 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Shelby French of Sweet Briar, VA on December 13th at the USHJA Evening of Equestrians Dinner. Shelby has been instrumental in developing grass roots outreach programs, has traveled to theLexington office for program meetings, has been a member of the Board of Directors, Co-Chaired the Affiliates Council and Chairs the Community Horse Show Committee.  She made it her mission to develop the Affiliate Equitation Awards program and to see it implemented for 2008. Shelby is the Director of Riding at Sweet Briar College and encourages her students and everyone around her to get involved to make our sport better. Through the dedication of members like Shelby USHJA and the sport of hunters and jumpers continues to excel into the future. USHJA congratulates Shelby on this well deserved honor.

A complete listing of the awards presented at this years USHJA Evening of Equestrians Awards Dinner will be featured in the February issue of USHJA In Stride.

USHJA Affiliate Equitation Awards Program

USHJA has implemented an Equitation Awards program through its Affiliate Organizations Medal Classes primarily offered at local and unrecognized horse shows.

The goal of this program is to increase the USHJA membership and outreach in the equestrian community, by further informing and educating individuals who partake in equestrian sports at the unrecognized and local horse show level and demonstrating that USHJA has something to offer them through its many programs, and shared involvement with the horse.


In order to meet the needs of this program and the members participating, USHJA has created the Outreach Membership level - $15.00 which will include:

~A USHJA membership card
~Access to USHJA information through a full subscription to In Stride
~Eligibility for participation in the Affiliates Award Program
~Eligibility for national recognition through participation in USHJA sponsored Equitation Awards Program offered by USHJA Affiliate Organizations
~Notification of USHJA sponsored clinics in their area

This Equitation Award program is offered to organizations that are Affiliate Members of USHJA. Affiliate Organizations may choose to participate through offering Medal Finals Classes at a designated horse show or by using cumulative points through the competition year to determine their year-end award winners. For specifications and requirements for either method of participation please click here.

For more information please contact Christine Kennedy at ckennedy@ushja.org.

USHJA Zone News 


          Zone 1:
          January 26, 2008 at Capital Plaza in Montpelier, VT
          Contact: Cindy Travers at (603) 887-6342.

           Zone 2:
           Sunday Brunch, January 20, 2008, Hanover Marriott, Whippany, NJ, 11:30 a.m.
           Contact: Katie Benson at Jackkate@aol.com

            Zone 3: 
           12:00 pm on January 6, 2008 at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
           Members who live in North Carolina will have the option of picking up their
           ribbons at North Carolina Hunter & Jumper Association awards dinner on Saturday,
           January 5th in Pinehurst, NC

            Zone 4:
Zone awards presented in conjunction with the GHJA Banquet Sunday, January 20, 2008.  The banquet starts at 5:30 pm with the awards being presented at 7:00 pm.
  Location: Crown Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody, Atlanta, GA, 30346
Reservations should be made with Jane Stallman 404-580-2571 orjanestall@bellsouth.net

Zone 6:
MHJA Banquet: November 17, 2007 at the International Market Square in Minneapolis
   Contact: Gail Brandt at gbrandt@fredlaw.com.

WHJA Banquet: November 24, 2007 at the Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha, WI.        Banquet will again include a silent auction that last year had over 100 raffle items.  Special rates are given to those guests that would like to stay for the night and there is a water park for all to enjoy.  For more information, please go to  www.whja.org.
INHJA Banquet – Jan 26th at the Stoney Creek Lodge in West Des Moines, Iowa
Contact: Mandy Killam at mandy318@hotmail.com.

            Zone 7
            Texas Hunter Jumper Association:
    Date:  January 12, 2008
Location:  Westin Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
POC:  Gayle O’Rear, chair, Paula Sparks, co-chair
            Address:  9490 Victoria Lane, Boerne, Texas 78006                                   
Phone:  830-775-6005 (Gayle), 210-698-3086 (Paula)
Cell Phone:  210-326-5949 (Gayle) Fax:  210-698-3124 (Paula)
Email:  nrsgdbdy@gvtc.com (Gayle), ilomaysparks@earthlink.net (Paula)

           Louisiana Hunter Jumper Association:

           Date:  January 5, 2008  Location:  Mandeville, LA

           POC:  Genie Harper  Address:  78172 Church Rd, Folsom, LA 70437

           Phone:  985-796-3864 Fax:  985-796-0337 Cell:  985-630-5489

           Email:  ohf@bellsouth.net


          Missouri Horse Show Association:

          Date:  January 5, 2008 Location:  National Equestrian Center, Lake St. Louis, MO

          POC:  Janis Collette  Address:  785 Schaper Road, Foristell, MO 63348

          Phone:  636-463-1353 Email:  jscmohjo@juno.com


          Oklahoma Hunter Jumper Association:

           Date:  February 23, 2008 Location:  Oklahoma City, OK  POC:  Bill Whisenant

           Address:  7203 SE Bishop Rd., Lawton, OK 73501 Phone:  580-248-7297

           Fax:  580-351-1500 Cell:  580-695-5986

           Email:  billwhiz@lawtonnet.net or whisenantequestrian@onlineok.com

            Zone 8:
            Radisson Hotel, Aurora, CO, January 5 at 7:00 pm.
            Contact: Kristina Matthews at (303) 902-8848 orkjmathews3@aol.com
            Arizona Hunter/Jumper Assn Banquet, January 5, Doubletree Paradise
            Valley Resort, Scottsdale, AZ Contact: Wendy Johnson at RanchoDecano@aol.com

           Zone 9:
            Washington Banquet: Bellevue Westin, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, January 5, 2008.
            Contact: Heidi Snider, (206) 795-5900, 16128 N.E. 145th ST, Woodinville,
            WA, 98072

Banquet: Jim Dahlquist’s home in Portland, OR, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm,
             December 8, 2007.  Contact: Jim Dahlquist, (971) 506-2245, 1231 S.W.
             Cardinell Dr.
,    Portland, OR, 97201

             Zone 10:
             PCHA Convention: January 4-5, Las Vegas, NV
             USHJA Zone 10 Awards Friday evening, January 4
             CPHA Awards luncheon Saturday afternoon, January 5
             PCHA Annual Awards Banquet, Saturday evening, January 5
             Contact: Call toll free 866-791-7626 and mention Pacific Coast Horse
             Shows Association    Annual Meeting to obtain a special group rate. 
             Please make reservations prior to December 14, 2007.

             Zone 12:
             Held in conjunction with the Winter Forum.  Saturday February 23, 2008 at
             O’Malley’s on the Green in Anchorage. The forum starts at 3:00 pm and the
             banquet starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $35.
             Contact: Mary Kaye Hession at Hession@gci.net .

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.  


December 29-30
George Morris will be conducting a clinic at the Camden Equestrian Center in Camden, SC.   For more information, please contact Sherry Pace at camdenequestrian@aol.com or 803.713.3933.


January 5-6
Patrick Rodes and Mindy Darst will be conducting a clinic at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy , TX .  For more information, please contact Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at pinoakwendy@aol.com or 713-621-6290.

*January 5-6
Christina Schlusemeyer will be conducting a clinic at thePlantation Equestrian Center in Plantation, FL.  For more information, please contact Butch Medlin at heritagehorseshow@aol.com or 954-347-1799.

February 16
Dr. Tim Lynch will be conducting a clinic at Post Time Farm in Ocala , FL. For more information, please contact Dana Noga at lonepalm1701@hotmail.com or 352-598-4552.

February 18
Kevin Babington will be conducting a clinic at Post Time Farm in Ocala , FL. For more information, please contact Dana Noga at lonepalm1701@hotmail.com or 352-598-4552.

February 23-24
Rita Timpanaro will be conducting a clinic at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, VA.  For more information please contact Shelby French at sfrench@sbc.edu or 434-381-6347.

April 4-6, 2008
Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at the 2008 Hoosier Horse Fair in Indianapolis, IN.   For more information, please contact Ingrid Schoenlein at schoenle@purdue.edu or 765-494-8777.

April 5-6
Michael Page will be conducting a clinic at The Cutter Farm in Dracut , MA .  For more information, please contact Marina Burliss or Joy Clark at cutterfarm@verizon.net or 978-957-4161.

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.





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.