USHJA E-Update

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February 3, 2011

In this issue:

*Great deals from Farmvet

*Essex Classics Returns as Sponsor

*Zone Specifications Revised

*High Performance Hunter Clarification

*USEA/USEF Membership Changes

*2011 Trainers' Symposium Dates

*USHJA Clinics Program

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USHJA Events Calendar

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2010/2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Class Results

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USHJA Sponsors


Major sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Presenting sponsor of the 2011 Emerging Athletes Program and Awards Sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Major sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

Awards Sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Title sponsor of the 2011 Affiliated Clinics Program

Title Sponsor of the 2011 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic and Awards Sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Awards Sponsor of the 2010 Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic

Presenting Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Programs


For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact
Whitney Allen

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Essex Classics Continues To Support USHJA Programs

Essex Classics has once again returned to support not one, but two USHJA programs. Essex Classics is retuning as the Title Sponsor of the USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class for 2011 and 2012 as well as an Award Sponsor of the 2011/2012 USHJA International Hunter Derby Series and Finals. The 2012 season will mark the fifth consecutive year the company is sponsoring the USHJA Hunterdon Cup.

"The relationship USHJA has cultivated with Essex Classics speaks to the importance of building strong relationships with sponsors. Sponsors support our sport in a way that not only enhances the programs, but strengthens the sport as we incorporate the needs of the industry with the objectives of the companies that identify equestrians as influential consumers. We are pleased to have Essex Classics return as a USHJA sponsor," stated Bill Moroney, USHJA President.

"Essex Classics, known for their innovative designs of equestrian riding shirts, is proud to continue its relationship with the USHJA," said Cathy Sacher, president of Essex Classics. "The Hunterdon Cup and International Hunter Derby showcase some of the best riders and horses our sport has to offer. Promoting classic riding and style complements our company's platform in every way." Click Here to read more.

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USHJA Zone Specifications Revised

At the 2011 USEF Annual Meeting the USHJA revised Zone Specifications were approved by the USEF Executive Committee effective January 23, 2011.

  • Classics for each zone will now follow the new HU146 rule that was effective 12/1/2010
  • USHJA National Hunter Classic is clarified to allow participation in zones with height restrictions

All current zone specifications can be found on the USHJA website at 2011 Zone Specifications

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Entry Fee Clarification for High Performance Working Hunters combined with Green Working Sections

An extraordinary rule change has passed to allow combining the High Performance Working Hunter with the Green Working Hunter by clarifying the entry fee process. Please note the new rule below, effective January 23, 2011.

HU159.2 (578-10) Immediately upon notification 1/23/2011

HU159 Entry Fees. [Chapter HU. Hunter Division. Subchapter HU-8 Conduct]
2. When entries require that High Performance Working Hunters are combined with Green Working sections, a section entry fee will be required for the High Performance Working Hunter section and individual classes will not be able to be entered.

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USEA/USEF Membership No Longer Exempt From USHJA Membership Requirements

USEA exhibitors who hold a current USEF membership are no longer exempt from following USHJA membership requirements and must either participate as an active member or pay a non-member fee. As of 2009, the exemption was deleted in GR901.9 which previously stated:

  • "Life, senior active and junior active members shall be eligible to participate in all classes at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions at the Preliminary Level or above and Combined Driving Competitions at the Advanced Level, Dressage, Reining and Vaulting Competitions and Endurance Rides provided the respective breed/discipline dues or breed/discipline category fee has been paid.

The only exemption currently allowed for Eventers from membership requirements is the USEA beginner novice division GR901.9 (10). For questions regarding this change, please contact Diane Popp.

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2011 USHJA Trainer Symposiums Announced

Registration is now available for the first 2011 Trainer Symposium this May in Katy, Texas. The Symposiums are offered to everyone - not just trainers. Trainers Symposiums count toward the professional requirements for the USHJA Trainer Certification Program.

The schedule for each Symposium offers three 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 three to four 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. Symposium registration is currently open. For more information and to register please visit the USHJA Trainers Symposium webpage.

The 2011 Trainers Symposiums will be held on:

  • May 9-10, 2011 – Great Southwest Equestrian Center – Katy, TX
       Hunter/Equitation Clinician: Scott Hofstetter
       Jumper Clinician: TBA

  • September 3-4, 2011 – Maplewood Stables, Inc. – Reno, NV
       Hunter/Equitation Clinician: TBA
       Jumper Clinician: Linda Allen
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2010 USHJA Clinics Program

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.

*Clinics in RED are USHJA Trainer Certification Clinics. These, and the USHJA Trainer Symposiums, are the only clinics which count towards the requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.
For questions please contact Carrie Vaught.

Use the USHJA Calendar to search for all events.

Upcoming Clinics

FEBUARY

6 Kip Rosenthal clinic on sport psychology at Oak Meadow Farm in East Windsor, CT. Contact Naomi Gauruder of BHC Management at Naomi@BHCmanagement.com or 203.650.3148.

6-7 Julie Winkel clinic on at Donida Farm in Auburn, WA. Contact Tia Carr at morganrcarr@aol.com or 425.443.5922.

12 Mike Allen clinic on equine photography at Oak Meadow Farm in East Windsor, CT. Contact Naomi Gauruder of BHC Management at Naomi@BHCmanagement.com or 203.650.3148.

18-20George Schneider clinic at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. Contact Dr. Linda McClaren at lmcclare@williamwoods.edu or 573.590.3661.

MARCH

6 Mike Allen and Naomi Gauruder clinic on CPR at Oak Meadow Farm in East Windsor, CT. Contact Naomi Gauruder of BHC Management at Naomi@BHCmanagement.com or 203.650.3148.

13 Cynthia Jensen clinic on pony measurements at Oak Meadow Farm in East Windsor, CT. Contact Naomi Gauruder of BHC Management at Naomi@BHCmanagement.com or 203.650.3148.

27 Tonya Johnston sport psychology clinic at Renaissance Ranch in Watsonville, CA. Contact Paige Pierce at pep73164@charter.net or 831.840.7572.

APRIL

22-23 Windsong Stable in Battle Creek, MI. Clinician: Karen Healey. Please contact Sandi Carlton at windsongsandi@aol.com or 269.317.1529

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. Use the USHJA Calendar to search for all events. For more information on holding a clinic in your area, contact Carrie Vaught at cvaught@ushja.org or 859.225.6703. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.

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Jr. Career Development Program gives members the opportunity to apprentice with a competition official for a day.

Trainer Certification Program is a comprehensive education and certification program for all levels of professional trainers.

Trainer Symposiums offer attendees the opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry.

Member's Choice Awards Program gives horse show exhibitors and participants the opportunity to reward excellence at USEF Licensed Hunter Jumper competitions through their feedback relating to the competition, the facility where it took place, footing, show personnel and hospitality.

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