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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*USHJA Summer Merchandise Sale
*USHJA Award Nominations
*2007 USHJA Trainer Symposiums
*Zone News-
2008 Draft Zone Specifications are now available for your review
*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule Update

For past issues of USHJA E-News click
here.
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
July Clinics:
July 05 "Ask the Judges"
July 05 Nick Karazissis
July 13 Don Stewart
July 16-17 Archie Cox
July 19  Otis Brown and Betty Oare
July 23-24 Mindy Darst
July 26 Brian Lenehan and Steve Wall
July 27 Bernie Traurig
July 29-30 Geoff Teall and Sue Ashe

Events:
August 7, 2007
USHJA Hunterdon Cup
Presented by World Equestrian Brands
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USHJA MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:
As of July 1, 2007 USHJA has 32,826 members and counting!

2007 USHJA Trainers Symposium Dates
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September 10-11 in San Juan Capistrano,CA.

Clinicians:
Hunters: Louise Serio
Jumpers: Melanie Smith
Equitation: Geoff Teall

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December 2-3 in Wellington FL.

Clinicians:
Hunters: Archie Cox
Jumpers: Laura Kraut
Equitation: Missy Clark
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Click
here for scheduling, registration and hotel information.

For more information contact Melanie Fransen at

mfransen@ushja.org
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October is the Owners issue of
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Coming in August-the Youth Issue of USHJA In Stride.   


The June issue of USHJA In Stride.
Horse Welfare is the feature.


USHJA AWARDS
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 Click here to check your USHJA Foundation Awards standings.
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Click here to learn more about USHJA's exciting awards program.

USHJA SPONSORS
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World Equestrian Brands
Sponsor of the USHJA Hunterdon Cup and Rider Recognition Program

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Practical Horseman
Sponsor of the USHJA Clinics Program

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Equisure
Sponsor of the USHJA Trainer's Directory
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For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen at
wallen@ushja.org
or 859-225-6967.

USHJA E-Update 
     July 4, 2007  

USHJA Summer Merchandise Special

USHJA would like to invite you to log on to http://allpro2.stores.yahoo.net/ushja.html for a 25% savings on all online merchandise from now through September 1! (exception USHJA tote bags)

For more information on these great savings contact Erin True at etrue@ushja.org or Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org.

2007 USHJA Award Nominations

USHJA Amateur Sportsmanship Award
USHJA is now accepting nominations for the 2007 Amateur Sportsmanship Award. The accolades for the candidates must be earned from December 1st-September 7th of the current competition year. The nominees for the award may come from exhibitors, trainers, colleagues or peers. 

Name, contact information,
biography, and at least one letter of recommendation must be submitted to USHJA by Tuesday, October 2, 2007. (Please note: the nominee must be an active or associate member of USHJA). More than one recommendation form maybe submitted but no more than three will be considered for the award. The members of the USHJA Amateurs Committee will review the nominations and select the winner.

USHJA Youth Charter Award
Nominations should be sent to your zone chairman between August 1, 2007 and September 28, 2007,
click here to see more information on your zone. Each zone will then decide on one nominee to represent the zone. Once each zone has submitted one nominee to the USHJA Youth Council this committee will then decide the final USHJA nominee and submit the name to USEF before October 31, 2007. Click here for the USHJA nomination Form.

The USHJA nominee will be recognized each year at the USHJA Evening of Equestrians Awards Dinner at annual meeting. Our nominee will be honored with the perpetual USHJA Youth Charter Revere Bowl. This trophy was donated by Susan Schoellkopf in memory of Stephen Comunale Jr.

For more information please contact Jill Insko at jinsko@ushja.org or Whitney Allen at wallen@ushja.org.

2007 USHJA California Trainers Symposium Registration 

Registration and host hotel information for the San Juan Capistrano, CA symposium is now available. Click here to register and make your hotel reservations. Register by August 1 to receive the special reduced registration rate!  

The Symposiums offer attendees a rare opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry.  The schedule offers two 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 3-4 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. Click here to view the complete schedule.  

The 2007 Trainers Symposiums will be held: 

September 10-11, 2007 at The Oaks in San Juan Capistrano, CA-Register Today!

December 2-3 at The Palm Beach Polo Club in Wellington, FL.-Registration information coming soon. 


If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org and remember the Symposiums are open to everyone, not just trainers! 

USHJA Zone News

2008 Draft Zone Specifications are now available for your review.
Click here to view a draft of your 2008 zone specifications.
Zone specifications are located on the USHJA website under each respective zone’s page.  Please read through your zone’s draft and send us any recommendations or comments regarding the proposed changes.  You can contact Melissa Pylant at mpylant@ushja.org with your comments and suggestions.

2008 USHJA Zone Finals:

Zone 1

Eastern States Exposition, September 19-23,Springfield, MA

Contact Information: Carol Keller, (413) 205-5016, ckeller@thebige.com

Zone 2

Zone 2 Hunter Finals, October 28, Harrisburg, PA

Contact Information: Naomi Blumenthal, (315) 682-1933, nblumenthal@twcny.rr.com

Zone 3

Zone 3 Finals are at Washington International Local Weekend, September 7-9, Morven Park in Leesburg, VA

Contact Information: Susie Webb, (301) 987-9400, susie@wihs.org

Breeding Finals are at Maryland Horse and Pony Show, September 13-16, Upper Marlboro, MD

Contact Information: Rebecca Foster-Doyle, (410) 329-6023, mdponyshow@aol.com

Zone 4

Brownland Farm Fall, September 13-16, Franklin, TN

Contact Information: Mack Anderton, (615) 791-8180, brownlandfarm@mindspring.com

Zone 5

Showplace Fall Classic, September 19-23, Wayne, IL

Contact Information: Pat Boyle, (847) 274-6834, showsno1@aol.com

Zone 7

McKenzie Fall Festival, November 28 – December 2, Tulsa, OK

Contact Information: Laureen McKenzie, (918) 321-3472, laureen@tulsaconnect.com

Zone 8

Southwest Region, October 31 – November 4 at the Tucson Fall Preview, Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, AZ

Contact Information: Jeffrey Gilbert, (818) 259-4459, ibgilly@aol.com

Northeast Region, November 6-11 at the Show for Champions, National Western Events, Denver, CO

Contact Information: Sandra Dennehy, (303) 758-3058, sandydennehy@msn.com

Zone 9

Northwest Autumn Classic, September 16-20, Monroe, WA

Contact Information: Dianne Johnson, (425) 823-2802, dianjnsn@aol.com

Zone 10

Zone 10 Southern Mini Medal and Stirrup Cup Medal Finals, August 25 at the Camelot August Show, Camelot Riding Club, Newhall, CA

Contact Information: Raizy Goffman, (818) 360-4389

Zone 12

2007 Zone Finals Horse Show, September 15 at the William Clark Chamberlin Equestrian Center, Anchorage, AK

Contact Information: Teresa Michels, (907) 301-4189, Hession@gci.net

Upcoming Zone Events:

Zone 9 Forums:

July 18 - Wednesday - at the Oregon High Desert Classic #1 - after the show. For more information please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com.

September 14 - Friday - at the Northwest Autumn Classic - after the show. For more information please contact Melissa Pylant at mpylant@ushja.org.


Zone 5 Horsemanship Class and $10,000 Scholarship
Reminder for all Zone 5 Juniors!  The Zone 5 Horsemanship Class will be held again during the Kentucky National Horse Show.  The class will be held on Friday evening, September 28 and can be entered by Zone 5 members instead of, but not in addition to, the Maclay regional warm-up.  Pledges have been made by several major vendors for great prizes.  As in the past, 25% will be based on a written test (given mid-day September 28) based on George Morris' book "Hunter Seat Equitation" 25% on the flat phase and 50% on the jumping phase.  Look for more detail in our advertisement in the Kentucky National prize list and on the USHJA website.

Also, if you are a high school senior, it is not too late to apply for the 2007 Zone 5 scholarship.  $10,000.00 will be awarded to the winner.  More information is available on the USHJA website, from your Zone 5 committee, your local organization or from your local show managers.

If you are interested in donating a prize for the Horsemanship class, or a contribution to the scholarship, please contact Zone Chairman, Mindy Darst at (513) 836-0501 or Mindy@Lochmoorstables.com

Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule

The USHJA Clinics program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA.  Please remember to check the USHJA Clinics Calendar for updates.
*Indicates clinics new to the calendar.  

July 5 - Correction: This event will be held in Raleigh not New Bern
Jim Clapperton, Todd Karn and Mark Tompkins will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” Clinic during the NCHJA Charity Horse Show at the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex in Raleigh, NC.  For more information, please contact Laura Underhill Norment at lauraunderhillnorment@yahoo.com or 910-373-1516.

July 13
Don Stewart will be conducting a clinic at Commonwealth Park in Culpepper, VA.   For more information, please contact Jo-Ann Schaudies at
jas@surmont.com or 240-846-5466.

July 16-17
USHJA and Page Tredennick will be hosting a clinic with Archie Cox at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO.  For more information, please contact Page Tredennick at ptredennick@woodrunfarm.com or 303-808-8413.

July 19
Otis Brown and Betty Oare will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” clinic at the J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR.  For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com or 425-823-2802.

*July 23-24
Mindy Darst will be conducting a clinic at Two Trees Stables in Bridgehampton, NY.   For more information, please contact Kristina Muse at kristinadrolet@aol.com or 516-769-7068

July 26
Brian Lenehan and Steve Wall will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” clinic at the J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR.  For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com or 425-823-2802.

*July 27-29
Bernie Traurig will be conducting a clinic at the France Equestrian Center in Palmer, Alaska.  For more information, please contact Dana Eaton at danaeaton@peoplepc.com or 907-346-3745.

July 30
Geoff Teall and Sue Ashe will be conducting a Judges Clinic at Grazing Fields Farm in Buzzards Bay, MA.  For more information, please contact Liz Moakely at liz@grazingfields.com or
508-759-3763.

August 3                                                                                                                            
Diane Carney and Showplace Productions will be hosting a “USHJA Opportunity to Judge” clinic during the Equifest Horse Shows at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL. For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

August 10-12
Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at the Garrison Forest School in Owing Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Miriam Schulman at miriamschulman@gfs.org or 410-559-3481.

August 17                                                                                                                    
USHJA will be hosting “A Judges Perspective of Pony Finals” with Alex Jayne, Rob Bielefeld and Leo Conroy in Lexington, KY during the USEF Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park. For more information, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.

August 20-22

Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Woodmyst Farms in Gilroy, CA. For more information, please contact Hollie Wilent at Hollie@woodmystfarms.com or 408-782-00311.

*August 28-29
Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Amber Way Stables in Ortonville, MI.  For more information, please contact Beth Bakotic at beth@amberwaystables.com or 248-627-4233.

September 8-9
Diane Carney will be conducting a clinic at Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 602-524-7627.

September 13
Scott Hofstetter and Jimmy Torano will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” clinic at the Evergreen Equestrian Park in Monroe, WA.  For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com or 425-823-2802.

September 14-15
The Liberty Side Saddle Network will be hosting a clinic with Roger Philpot, Kit Roszko and Heidi Opdyke at the USEF Training Facility in Gladstone, NJ.   For more information, please contact Kit Roszko at jumpaside1@juno.com or 732-364-3759.

October 2-4*CORRECTION: this clinic will be held in Sequim, Washington not Texas

Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Fox Creek Farm in Sequim, WA. For more information, please contact Lori Crow at lorincrow@hotmail.com or 360-681-4892.


O
ctober 2-4 
                                                                                                                              
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at the Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA.  For more information, please contact Carol Goodstein at 650-851-1114.


October 19-21

Joe Fargis will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Farms in Long Lake, MN.  For more information, please contact Gail Brandt at gbrandt@freedlaw.com or 612-492-7161 or visit www.mhja6.org.

October 28              
Linda Andrisani will be conducting a clinic at the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Glena Wirtanen at
hssteward@hotmail.com or 410-592-9655.


November 3-4 Location to be Announced

Neal Shapiro will be conducting a clinic in South Carolina (location to be announced at a later date). For more information, please contact Amanda Fitzgerald at ajfitz80@aol.com or 843-597-5796.


November 10-11                          
                                                                                        
Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at N.E.W. Farms, LLC in Seymour, WI.   For more information, please contact Debra Nellis at nhhj@athenet.net or 920-833-2479.

*November 17-18

Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at William Woods University in Fulton, MO.  For more information, please contact Linda McClaren at lmcclaren@williamwoods.edu or 573-590-3661.


December 14-15

Geoff Teall will be conducting a clinic at Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 480-860-9579.


For more information on holding a clinic in your area, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.  Be sure to check the USHJA website daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.

 



    


 


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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.