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December 16, 2011
New Point Increment System
Legisequine.com Looks Ahead
New USHJA Mobile App
WCHR Member Events
USHJA Affilate Membership
Stirrup Cup Awards Expanded
Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
Zone 10 Celebrates
2011 TCP Clinics
2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar
Farmvet ShopUSHJA

A New Point Increment System Highlights the USHJA Annual Meeting

It's just one of the many successful outcomes during this year's meeting in The Big Easy.

New Orleans, Louisiana, December 14, 2011 – After decades of discussion, debate and consternation, the current increment system – the way points are calculated when a horse places in a class at a rated competition – was successfully revamped.

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LEGISequine.com Looks Back on 2011 and Forward to 2012

Founded in 2010, LEGISequine.com really hit its stride in 2011 and was able to support the industry in a number of different ways. One of the most significant activities was working with its primary underwriter, Markel Insurance Company, to sponsor the USHJA's Trainer Certification Program (TCP), which is founded on four cornerstones that align closely with how LEGISequine.com and Markel do business: horsemanship, integrity, education, and tradition.

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USHJA Announces the Development of Its First Mobile Application: "At the Gate"

Presented by LEGISequine.com

During the 2011 USHJA Annual Meeting the United States Hunter Jumper Association announced the development of its first mobile application. Set to launch on February 15, 2012, the app titled "At the Gate" was designed with the busy professional in mind, "standing at the gate" needing just the facts.

USHJA CEO Shelby French shared the vision behind the application. "USHJA is making a conscience effort to produce cost effective member benefits that compliment today's busy equestrian and preferred means of communication. The 'At the Gate' app was designed to offer quick answers to common questions. While designed with trainers in mind, the app is free and beneficial to all members. We reached out to several committees when designing this to ensure we were meeting the needs of the diverse demographics of USHJA trainers."

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2012 World Championship Hunter Rider Member Events Announced

At the conclusion of each World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) season, the selection of the following year's Member Events takes place. The selection process involves evaluating competition applications, membership votes, selection criteria, geographical balance, variance of dates and constituency opportunity. The 2012 WCHR Schedule of Member Events is now available.

Riders and owners interested in accumulating points toward year end awards and qualifying for the Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show must be members of the WCHR Program. The 2012 membership application can be completed online.

For more information, contact Kelley Mallery at 859.225.6717

USHJA Affiliate Membership

USHJA is now accepting applications and renewals for 2012 USHJA Affiliate Associations. Affiliate Association memberships cost $100 per year (December 1 – November 30) and are open to any organization, group or business with a vested interest in the sport. As a USHJA Affiliate Organization, you are eligible to take advantage of many of our specialized programs and to ensure your voice is heard in regards to rules, policies and further development of our organization and programs. Please read through the Affiliate Brochure to learn about the different programs Affiliates can participate in.

For more information, contact Kim Knotek at 859.225.6709.

USHJA 2012 Stirrup Cup Awards Expanded

The Stirrup Cup Award program has added several new categories for the 2012 season that began September 16, 2011 and ends September 15, 2012. Don’t miss out on points in these new sections at any B or C rated competitions. For more information regarding the Stirrup Cup Awards Program go to the USHJA website.

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Horsemanship Quiz Challenge is Approaching!

Registration for the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by Sweet Briar College, will be available in February! The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge educates and recognizes young equestrians who have exceptional horsemanship knowledge through a three-part quiz series. This program is open to all levels of youth horsemen and horsewomen, regardless of their competition achievements. Click Here to learn more about the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge.

For more information, contact Carrie Vaught at 859.225.6703.

Zone 10 Celebrates Hunter Horse of the Year Awards Vegas Style

There will be slot bells ringing and flashing lights galore as Zone 10 hits the famous Tropicana on the Vegas Strip January 6, 2012 for their annual Year End Awards Banquet. For members in Zone 10 — don't forget to check your point standings for the Zone 10 Hunter Divisions! Points lock for Zone 10 Hunters on December 15th. Contact PCHA at 818.842.8194 for reservations.

2011 USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics

The USHJA is now offering standard Trainer Certification Program Clinics (TCP Clinics) as well as Trainer's Symposiums. Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

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December 28-29 Stacia Madden Owings Mill, MD Streett Moore

USHJA 2011 Clinics Calendar

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

January 7-8 Joe Fargis Atlantic Highlands, NJ Mary Babick
January 21 David Wright
Rob Bielefeld
Lexington, KY Elaine Schott
January 28 Julie Winkel Maple Valley, WA Tia Carr
April 15 Scott Hofstetter New Smyrna Beach, FL Jyan Johnson Colt
April 27-29 Geoff Teall Elburn, IL Lynda Zema
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From all of our family to yours — We wish you a Holiday full of Joy and look forward to a New Year of exciting equestrian events together!

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