USHJA E-Update

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January 6, 2011

In this issue:

*Cast Your Vote!

* 2011 Membership Renewal

*TCP Clinics

*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

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

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

Charles Owen & Co.
Major sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

FarmVet
Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

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

SmartPak
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums

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

Grand Prix
Awards Sponsor of the 2010 Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic

Equisure
Presenting Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Programs

For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact
Whitney Allen

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USHJA Welcomes New Programs Director

USHJA is pleased to announce the upcoming arrival of Kelley Douglas-Mallery as the new Director of Competitive Programs and Education. Kelley comes to the USHJA with a diverse resume rich with experience, including horse show office management, farm management, and event planning. Kelley is an alumna of Hollins University where she was president of their collegiate equestrian program and competed on the 1991 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Champion Team. More recently Kelley was the 2010 National Champion in the IHSA Alumni Hunt Seat Over Fences Class.

?As a nonprofit organization, that has an active committee structure, it is vital to our success to correctly position the ideal staff within our organization. Kelley?s industry experience along with her steadfast work ethic and passion for our sport will benefit and enhance our programs and USHJA constituents? stated Bill Moroney, President of USHJA. ?Kelley comes to USHJA as Melanie Fransen, the previous Director of Programs and Education, has resigned from USHJA. We thank Melanie for her years of service and wish her the very best as she pursues other endeavors.?

Beginning on February 7th Kelley will be overseeing and managing the International Hunter Derby, WCHR programs, the Hunterdon Cup and other competition programs for the USHJA. She will serve as the liaison to the Hunter Restructure Committee, the Open Hunter, Junior Hunter, Hunter Breeding, Hunter Pony and Equitation Task Forces, as well as the Professionals and Amateurs Committees. For questions and comments regarding these programs prior to February 7th please contact Carrie Vaught at 859.225.6703 or cvaught@ushja.org. Beginning February 7th Kelley can be contacted at 859.225.6717 or kmallery@ushja.org.

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2011 WCHR Membership Renewal Notice Renew Online Today!

From all of us at the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), we thank you for your support during the transition of the World Championship Hunter Rider Program. As we begin the membership renewal season, we wanted to remind you that in order to participate in the WCHR Awards Programs and the exciting classes offered during Capital Challenge, USHJA members are required to join WCHR separately for this program. Your USHJA membership does not include your WCHR dues.

As the USHJA moves forward with renewed energy for refining its existing programs and developing a number of new programs, we are thankful to have a dedicated and active membership that has been instrumental to the success of the organization.

Click Here to download a 2011 WCHR membership application or to renew online.

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USHJA TCP Clinics

Are you looking to enroll in the USHJA Trainer Certification Program? In order to provide greater access to our members for fulfilling this element of the certification process, the USHJA will now be offering our standard Trainer's Symposiums as well as a new element which will be referred to as Trainer Certification Program Clinics (TCP Clinics). Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

Don't miss this upcoming TCP Clinic:

January 8-10, 2011Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. Clinician: Geoff Teall.
Please contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 602.524.7627 for more information.

Besure to browse the list of more Clinics below.
If you are interested in hosting a TCP Clinic in your area, Click Here to download the application packet.
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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 Melanie Fransen.

Use the USHJA Calendar to search for all events.

Upcoming Clinics

JANUARY

7-9 Jeff Cook at Crossroads Farm in Gilbert, AZ. For more information please contact Valerie Wunder at vwunder@hotmail.com or 623.363.9868.

8-10 USHJA Trainer Certification Clinic with Geoff Teall at Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. Contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 602.524.7627.

9 Karen Withstandley clinic on saddle fitting at Oak Meadow Farm in East Windsor, CT. Contact Naomi Gauruder of BHC Management at Naomi@BHCmanagement.com or 203.650.3148.

22 Linda Andrisani clinic at the Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Contact Elaine Schott at rmfhorses@aol.com or 859.489.0481.

21-23 Linda Allen clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. Contact Denise Parson at info@horseworldexpo.com or 301.916.0852.

22-23 Bernie Traurig clinic at Valhalla Stables in Aubrey, TX. Contact Valhalla Stables at valhalla@airmail.net or 940.367.8911.

22-23 Paul Bennett clinic at the Clermont Equestrian Center in Woodside, CA. Contact Craig Clermont at craig@clermontequest.com or 650.851.2230.

29 Sloane Milstein College Riding 101 clinic. Contact Naomi Gauruder at Naomi@bhcmanagement.com or 203.650.3148.

29-30 Paul Bennett and Tonya Johnston clinic on judging and sport psychology at R & R Horse Spa in Reno, NV. Contact Wendy Brownlee at wendy.brownlee@gmail.com or 775.997.9221.

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.

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.

25-27 Nick Karazissis clinic at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA. Contact Denise Parsons of Equestrian Promotions, Inc. at info@horseworldexpo.com or 301.916.0852.

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.

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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