USHJA E-Update

January 27, 2010

Special Announcement:
USHJA's phone numbers have changed click here for the new numbers.

In this issue:

*2010 SmartPak/USHJA Trainers Symposium Kicks Off in Thermal

*Now Available - 2010 EAP Application and Level I Schedule

*Look for New USHJA Outreach Competitions Near You!

*2009-2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA Hunter Derby Schedule


2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Class Results



Title sponsor of the 2010 Cavalor/USHJA Clinic Program

The Chronicle of the Horse
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums

Dietrich Insurance
Presenting sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

The Clothes Horse
Sponsor of the 2009 International Hunter Derby Finals and 2009/2010 International Hunter Derby

Charles Owen & Co.
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Dover Saddlery
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Essex Classics
Title sponsor of the 2009 USHJA Hunterdon Cup & Award sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

World Equestrian Brands and Amerigo Saddles  
  Title sponsor of the USHJA Rider Recognition Program

Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Yearbook

For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen

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2010 SmartPak/USHJA Trainers Symposiums
Kicks Off in Thermal

February 16-18th marks the first opportunity of 2010 to participate in the SmartPak/USHJA Trainers Symposiums. The symposiums offer practical training sessions and round table discussions with top industry professionals. This first event kicks off with John French, as the hunter clinician and George Morris, as the equitation and jumper clinician, at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, CA.

The Symposiums are offered to everyone - not just trainers. Trainers Symposiums count toward the professional requirements for the USHJA Trainer Certification Program.

The next scheduled Symposium is April 19-20th at Evergreen Equestrian Park in Monroe, WA with hunter clinician, Jenny Karazissis and Equitation and Jumper clinician, Julie Winkel. On April 19-21st Westbrook Hunt Club in Westbrook, CT is also hosting a symposium with Morgan Thomas, hunter clinician, Valerie Renihan, equitation clinician, and Linda Allen, jumper clinician. Two additional Symposium locations will be announced in March.

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 please visit the USHJA Trainers Symposium webpage.


Now Available - 2010 EAP Application and Level I Schedule

The 2010 Emerging Athletes Program overview, application and current Level I Training Session dates have been updated and are now available online.

A Level I Training Session will be held in each Zone - the complete listing will be available at the end of February. Please see the Emerging Athletes webpage for more information about the application process. The application deadlines vary depending on the month each training session is held.

The mission of the Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) is to develop complete horsemen by implementing a system of identifying and nurturing talented young riders and providing them with the support and assistance necessary to reach their full potential. click here to read more

EAP Scheduled Training Session Level 1 Dates and Corresponding Application Deadlines:

Zone 1 - April 10-11 at the Westbrook Hunt Club Westbrook, CT. Application Deadline February 22, 2010.

Zone 4 - May 1-2 Savannah College of Art & Design Savannah, GA. Application Deadline March 22, 2010.

Zone 7 - May 14-16 Great Southwest Equestrian Center Katy, TX. Application Deadline March 22, 2010.

Zone 8 - June 27-28 Colorado Horse Park Parker, CO. Application Deadline April 12, 2010.

Zone 9 - June 11-12 OZ Inc. Canby, OR. Application Deadline April 12, 2010.

Zone 10 - May 22-23 Hansen Dam Eq. Center Lakeview Terrace, CA. Application Deadline March 22, 2010.

Zone 12 - June 21-22 France Equestrian Center Palmer, AK. Application Deadline April 12, 2010.


Look for New USHJA Outreach Competitions Near You!

The USHJA Outreach Competition and Medal Program were created for the USHJA affiliate organizations. Both programs are designed to encourage participation from hunter/jumper groups of every level across the United States.

Local competitions are competitions that are not regulated or licensed with either the USHJA or USEF. These affiliate level local competitions now have the opportunity to apply and be affiliated with the USHJA as long as they meet the program requirements.

26 Outreach Competitions have already been accepted and scheduled. The USHJA calendar is updated daily so check back for new events in your area. Please visit the USHJA Outreach Competition webpage for the Outreach Competition calendar and more information about this program. If you have additional questions please contact Christine Kennedy at 859.225.6706.


2009-2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA Hunter Derby Schedule

Upcoming International Hunter Derby Classes are listed below.
For more information visit the Derby webpage at

February 12, 2010 Great Southwest Winter in Katy, TX. Contact: Pauline Cook

February 13, 2010 Desert Circuit III in Thermal, CA. Contact: Kristen Vale

March 5, 2010 Gulf Coast Magnolia IV in Gulfport, MS. Contact: Bob Bell

March 13, 2010 Ocala Winter Finals in Ocala, FL. Contact: Kristen Vale

March 26, 2010 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in Katy, TX. Contact: Roxanne Cook

April 1, 2010 Spring Gathering in Katy, TX. Contact: Pauline Cook

April 2-3, 2010 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. Contact: Dave Burton Jr.

April 10, 2010 Queen City Classic in Camden, S.C. Contact: Lewis Pack

April 16, 2010 Blenheim Spring Classic in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Contact: Stephanie Wheeler

April 18, 2010 Springtime Encore in Germantown, TN. Contact: John McQueen

April 24, 2010 Aiken Spring Classic in Aiken, S.C. Contact: Rick Cam

April 30, 2010 Texas Shoot Out in Tyler, TX. Contact: Patrick Rhodes

May 7, 2010 Lexington Spring Encore in Lexington, VA. Contact: Leslie Brown

May 14, 2010 Memphis Classic in Germantown, TN. Contact: J. Blake Adler

May 15, 2010 Kentucky Spring Classic in Lexington, Ky. Contact: Hugh Kincannon

May 15, 2010 Showpark Ranch & Coast in Del Mar, CA. Contact: Stephanie Wheeler

May 21, 2010 Keswick Hunt Club in Keswick, VA. Contact: Sandy Gerald

May 22, 2010 Old Salem Farm II in North Salem, N.Y. Contact: Allen Rheinheimer

May 22, 2010 Atlanta Spring Challenge in Conyers, GA. Contact: JP Goodard

May 30, 2010 Memorial Day Classic in Burbank, CA. Contact: Brenda Outwater

June 6, 2010 Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA. Contact: David Distler

August 20-21 International Hunter Derby Finals in Lexington, KY. Contact: Melanie Fransen


2010 Cavalor/USHJA Clinics Program

The Cavalor/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.
To search for all USHJA calendar events click here or visit

Upcoming Clinics


6-7 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at William Woods Universtiy in Fulton, MO. For more information please contact Dr. Linda McClaren at or 573.592.1101.


20-21 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Brookfield Corner Farm in Brookfield, NH. For more information please contact Janet Murfey at

27-28 Tonya Johnston will be conducting a Sports Psychology clinic at Bandalero Ranch in Tucson, AZ. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Buscema at or 520.548.4179.


12 Joe Fargis will be conducting a clinic at Journey Back Stables in Greensboro, NC. For more information, please contact Joan Boyce at or 336.299.5067.

For more information on holding a clinic in your area, please contact Melanie Fransen at or 859.225.6717. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.


For more information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at or 859.225.6707.

Contact us: Mainline: 859.225.6700, Fax: 859.258.9033, Website:

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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.

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USHJA Merchandise offers closeout deals on select items and the latest USHJA fashion and apparel. Merchandise includes hats, polos, vests, bags, trinkets and videos.

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 award 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.


"More Than Just Ribbons"

A great resource for schools, parents and potential sponsors, this video will provide a brief introduction into the world of horse showing for junior equestrians.

While focusing on the bond between child and horse, it delves into the challenges of balancing school, riding, and horse care.