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December 2, 2011
Langer Equestrian Group
2011 Annual Meeting
Pope wins EAP Nationals
Zone 5 Accepting Bids
Zone 7 Accepting Bids
Zone Banquets
Stirrup Cup Changes
Upcoming Derbies
2011 TCP Clinics
2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar
Farmvet Outreach Calendar ShopUSHJA

Langer Equestrian Group Celebrates 2011 and Looks Forward to 2012

Langer Equestrian Group (LEG) celebrated another great show season in 2011, providing high quality shows for all levels of riders from beginners to internationally competitive riders. The LA National provided an exciting climax to the show season, with medal finals, championships, and the $50,000 Legisequine.com Grand Prix of Los Angeles, a World Cup Qualifier run on the new Olympic Mix footing installed by Rudy Leone.

Rusty Stewart was first to return for the jump off. He and Bristol (Grey Fox Farm, owner) wowed the crowd with an inside track and fast pace to finish double clear in 45.51 seconds. "I just wanted to go smooth and clean," Rusty explained. "I knew Rich (Fellers) would be super fast, so I just wanted to go fast and clean and make the others go faster."

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2011 Annual Meeting

Presented by Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau

We are looking forward to seeing everyone who has already registered. If you are planning to come but haven't registered yet, there is still time to register and save $100 off the on-site registration fee! Please visit the Annual Meeting registration site for more details.

This year USHJA has made several additions to the schedule, two of the latest changes include a raffle to win a Charles Owen Helmet and a Monday evening Dinner and Dancing New Orleans Style. Visit each of our display tables and you can be entered in our free raffle for three door prizes including a Charles Owen Helmet. For a complete list of display tables please visit the Annual Meeting Sponsor Site. The Dinner and Dancing will begin at 8 pm on Monday evening following the Welcome Reception sponsored by Gulf Coast Classic Company. A world famous Jazz Band will lead our guests in a traditional "second line" to a special New Orleans style dinner, hosted by Sheila and Britton Sanderford in the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom. Welcoming you to their hometown in style, the Sanderfords will recreate the magic of a "mini" Mardi Gras, complete with masks, throws, and dancing to the Boogie Men!

For an updated schedule of events and sponsorships please visit the 2011 Annual Meeting web site. Please note tickets for the Monday Affiliate and Stirrup Cup Luncheon will NOT be sold on site.

Pope Earns Victory at EAP Nationals

The USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Committee congratulates Jacob Pope, winner of the 2011 EAP Nationals. Pope, 16, of Columbia, MD, was among twelve finalists invited to participate in the National Training Session held at Country Ridge Stables in Mundelein, IL on November 17 – 20. For his win, Jacob was awarded a $3000 grant from USHJA for advanced training and a $1500 gift certificate from Dover. In addition, Jacob and his fellow competitor, Natalie Crane, were invited to participate in the prestigious George Morris Horsemastership Clinic in Wellington, FL at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on January 3 – 7, 2012.

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Zone 5 Now Accepting Bids for 2012-2013 Zone Finals and Championships

The USHJA Zone 5 Hunter committee will be offering both a Golden Spur Zone Finals and a Zone Championships for the 2012 and 2013 competition years. All rated competitions held between August and September 2012 interested in holding either the Golden Spur Zone Finals or the Zone Championships must complete and return the appropriate bid package to the USHJA no later than Friday, December 2, 2011.

Interested competitions should be aware that the Golden Spur Zone Finals and Zone Championships are not charged a host site application fee and will be awarded a two year host site agreement.

For questions or comments regarding USHJA Zones, contact Diane Popp at 859.225.6704

Zone 7 Now Accepting Bids for the 2012 North and South Zone Finals

Zone 7 will be offering two Zone Finals in 2012, one in the North and one in the South. All rated competitions held between September and November 2012 are invited to apply. Competitions interested in hosting a Zone 7 Finals Competition must compete and return the bid package to the USHJA by Friday, December 2, 2011. Completed bids can be mailed, faxed, or scanned and sent in an email. No host fee is charged to host the Zone 7 Finals.

For questions or comments regarding USHJA Zones, contact Diane Popp at 859.225.6704

Zone Banquets

Mark your calendars! The 2011 Zone and Year End Awards banquets are just around the corner. Please check the USHJA Zone website for more information on your banquet. Awards for individuals who are unable to attend their banquet or from zones not offering banquets will be mailed from the USHJA office.

For questions or comments regarding USHJA Zones, contact Diane Popp at 859.225.6704

USHJA Announces Changes in the 2012 Stirrup Cup Awards

The Stirrup Cup Award program has added several new categories for the 2012 season that began September 16, 2011 and ends September 15, 2012. Please be sure to participate in these new sections at any B or C rated competitions to receive points. For more information regarding the Stirrup Cup Awards Program go to the USHJA website.

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Upcoming USHJA International Hunter Derbies

  • December 4 — Holiday & Horses — Wellington, FL
  • December 16 — Lake St. Louis H/J — Lake St. Louis, MO
  • January 28 — Jacksonville A to Z — Green Cove Springs, FL

For a complete list of USHJA International Hunter Derby classes for the 2011-12 Qualifying Series please visit the USHJA web site.

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 9-11 George Morris Thousand Oaks, CA Melissa Jones
December 28-29 Stacia Madden Owings Mill, MD Streett Moore

* This TCP Clinic is being held in conjunction with the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program.

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.

December 3-4 Jeff Cook Lebanon, OH Jeanie Cappiello
December 3-4 Melanie Smith Taylor Ocala, FL Kim Burnette
December 9-10 Joe Fargis Brewster, NY Jan Golash
January 21 David Wright
Rob Bielefeld
Lexington, KY Elaine Schott
January 28 Julie Winkel Maple Valley, WA Tia Carr
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