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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*Zone Specifications Now Available for Review

*Essex Classics Becomes USHJA's Newest Sponsor

*Dr. Andrew Weiner on "What Do We Want USHJA to Be?"

*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule

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USHJA COLORADO TRAINERS SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

September 8-10, 2008
Colorado Horse Park
Parker, CO

Featuring:
Hunters: Kitty Barker 
Equitation: Valerie Renihan
Jumpers: Alison Firestone Robitaille

The schedule and registration information for the Parker, CO 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 2nd 2008 Trainers Symposium will be held: 

 October 24-26, 2008
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar, VA

Featuring :
Hunters: Danny Robertshaw
Equitation: Scott Hofstetter
Jumpers: Harold Chopping

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


Upcoming ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Classes

(Unless listed otherwise all classes are $10,000 in prize money)

July 19, 2008 at the Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic Horse Show
 in Moreland Hills, OH
    
 For more information, please contact info@clevelandhorseshow.com or  330-903-9915. 
July 25, 2008 at the Colorado Summer Classic in Parker, CO

 For more information, please contact Charlotte Skinner at  ceskinner@earthlink.net or
818-563-3250 x 2
July 26, 2008 at the Horse Shows by the Bay Series II in Traverse City, MI

 For more information, please contact Alexandra Rheinheimer at 
 ALEXRHEINHEIMER@AOL.COM or 561-723-6287
 


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USHJA SPONSORS

Title sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Presenting sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Featuring sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Major sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Major sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Title sponsor of the 2008 USHJA Hunterdon Cup & Award sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

  Sponsor of the USHJA  Rider Recognition Program

Sponsor of the USHJA Clinics Program
Sponsor of the USHJA Trainer's Directory 

For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen at wallen@ushja.org
or 859-225-6967.

USHJA E-Update  

July 9, 2008        
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2009 Zone Specifications Are Now Available for Review

Please review your Zone’s specifications by visiting the USHJA Zone Webpage and select your Zone.  Please send all comments regarding the changes to USHJA Zone Coordinator, Claudia Meeks at cmeeks@ushja.org no later than July 25, 2008 as finalized drafts are due from the Zones on August 1, 2008.

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Essex Classics Couldn’t Select Just One USHJA Program So They Selected Two

Essex Classics, a leading innovator of design for today's equestrian needs in riding shirts, has signed on with the United States Hunter Jumper Association as the Title Sponsor of the 2008 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class as well as a Product Sponsor for the USHJA International Hunter Derby for the remainder of the 2008/2009 series.

"Essex Classics has been an advertiser with USHJA In Stride Magazine since its inaugural issue in the Spring of 2006. The USHJA is pleased to see Essex Classics expand their support of the Association through these sponsorships," stated William Moroney, USHJA President.

As Title Sponsor of the 2008 USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup, Essex Classics will provide support and awards for all the competitors. As a Product Sponsor for the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby Series, Essex Classics will be providing the top six riders in each class an Essex Classics shirt as well as product support at the Finals.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the USHJA for both the 2008 Hunterdon Equitation Cup and the International Hunter Derby Series. The junior riders who compete in the Hunterdon Equitation Cup are highly disciplined students who invest tremendous effort in perfecting their riding skills. They are the future generation of our sport who will carry on the classical training principles of their trainers, many of whom were mentored by the legendary George Morris," stated Cathy Sacher, President of Essex Classics.

Cathy went on to say, "We are also very proud to support the USHJA hunter initiative in the creation of the International Hunter Derby Series. This is a pivotal development that will elevate hunters to the stature of the past and imbue the sport with the excitement that it deserves!"

Essex Classics Signature riding shirts use the most luxurious European designed cotton fabrics and feature the most exquisite tailoring details. Among their most popular shirts, Essex Performance Collection riding shirts are constructed from CoolMax, a specialty fabric designed to keep riders cool during competitions.

The USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class began in 2005 and was developed as a unique equitation class that combines the precision of equitation and handiness of hunters. This year’s class will be held on August 5, 2008 at the USEF Junior Hunter National Championships-East Coast in Saugerties , NY . For qualifying information please contact Kristyn Kay at kkay@ushja.org or 859-225-2054.

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Dr. Andrew Weiner Weighs In on "What Do We Want USHJA to Be?"
Dr. Andrew Weiner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the graduate program of teaching, coaching and sports leadership at the University of Kentucky and has worked as a consultant for the USHJA since 2006.

In my work as a consultant for a variety of organizations, I have an opportunity to see how different associations function. Although I am called in to address a variety of issues, I seem to find a common thread which explains the ostensible or surface problem that each organization encounters. What I mean is that the symptoms of the problems vary from association to association but, the root causes appear to be the same.

Associations have a tendency not to think about the long term future. I distinguish “long term” future from “short term future” insofar as many associations have strategic plans which define short term future. I am talking more about “what you want to be when you grow up or how much do you want to grow up and in what ways do you want to grow up.”

These lofty issues don’t seem to hold the interest of members who prefer tackling the tough and thorny issues of day to day survival. Who has time to think about the long term future when we are faced with pressing challenges of the day? A fair question indeed but, a major mistake if an organization doesn’t visualize what it wants to look like in 10 plus years.

Want to Read More? The full article will be available on line Thursday, July 10, 2008.

 

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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. 

J U L Y 

17 Chrystine Tauber and Joe Darby 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.

17-20
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Bergen Equestrian Center in Leonia, NJ. For more information, please contact Penny Kinnally at  pkinnally@aol.comor 201-233-7410.

18-19 Tonya Johnston, MA will be conducting a Sports Psychology clinic at Beaumont Farm in Petaluma, CA.  For more information, please contact Beverly Jovais at
info@beverlyjovais.com or 707-778-8412.


19 Shaina Humphrey will be conducting a Longing and Long Lining Clinic at Windy Hill Stables in Granby, MA. For more information, please contact Shaina Humphrey at shainah@comcast.net or 413-467-7500.

21 Penny Carpenter will be conducting a clinic at the Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, OK.  For more information, please contact Bill Whisenant at  billwhiz@lawtonnet.net or 580-695-5986.

21-22
Archie Cox will be conducting a clinic at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO during the High Prairie Farms Horse Show.  For more information, please contact Page Tredennick at  ptredennick@woodrunfarm.com or 303-808-8413.

24 Otis Brown and Scott Williamson will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” Clinic at the J Bar J Boys Ranch inBend, OR. For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com or 425-823-2802. 

26
USHJA will be hosting a Stewards Forum at the Centennial Olympic Park in Conyers, GA. For more information, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.

28
Geoff Teall, Kim Ablon-Whitney and Doris Worchester will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” clinic at Grazing Fields Farm in Buzzards Bay, MA.  For more information, please contact Liz Moakley at  liz@grazingfields.com or 508-759-3763.

A U G U S T 

1 
The Zone 5 "Opportunity to Judge Clinic" will be held during the Equifest I Horse Show in Wayne, IL.  For more information, please contact Diane Carney at  dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

9-10 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Spirit Equestrian in Somis, CA.  For more information, please contact Liz Denny at
liz@lizdennyshowstable.com or 818-426-5128.

*15 USHJA will be hosting the annual clinics during the USEF Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park.  The clinic schedule will be: 9:30-11:00 “A Judges Perspective of Pony Finals with Bill Moroney,”11:30-12:30 Information on Micro Chipping Horses and 1:00pm-2:30pm” A Judges Perspective of Pony Finals- You be the Judge.” 

The clinics are free of charge and there is no pre-registration required. For more information, please contact Melanie Fransen, Director of Programs & Education at mfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.

16 Shaina Humphrey will be conducting a Flatwork and Gymnastics Skills clinic at Dufresne Park Arena in Granby, MA. For more information, please contact Shaina Humphrey at
shainah@comcast.net or 413-467-7500.

16-17 Brenda Mueller will be conducting a clinic at Fox Pointe Farm in Quinton, VA. For more information, please contact Colleen Seely at
foxpointefarm@yahoo.com or 804-932-8710.

S E P T E M B E R 

1Megan Young will be conducting a clinic at the Clay County Fairgrounds in  Green Cove Springs,FL. For more information, please contact Katie Young at  KatieSYoung@aol.com or 904-254-6584.

12-13 The Liberty Side Saddle Network will be hosting a clinic with Roger Philpot, Heidi Opdyke and Kit Roszko in Gladstone, NJ.  For more information, please contact the Liberty Side Saddle Network at  jumpaside1@juno.com or 732-364-3759.

13-14 
Andrea Wells will be conducting a clinic at the Cottonwood Riding Club in Littleton, CO.  For more information, please contact Tara Hieb at tara@cottonwoodridingclub.com or 303-791-7656.

*15 Barbara Filippelli will be conducting a clinic at the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds in Dillon, MT.  For more information, please contact Dr. John Xanthopoulos at 406-660-0558.

21 Linda Allen and Julie Winkel will be conducting a clinic at Stone Bridge Farm in Natural Bridge, VA.  For more information, please contact Katrina Weinig at  Katrina@stonebridgefarm.net or 540-291-1000.

26
Linda Allen will be conducting a Lecture and Discussion clinic at Foxton Farm in Romney, IN.  For more information, please contact Ingrid Schoenlein at  schoenle@purdue.edu or 765-586-1952.

27-28 Linda Allen will be conducting a riding clinic at Foxton Farm in Romney, IN.  For more information, please contact Ingrid Schoenlein at  schoenle@purdue.edu or 765-586-1952.

29-October 1
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 C T O B E R

7-8
Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Irish Oaks Farm in Pfafftown, NC.  For more information, please contact Karen Miller Bruce at irishoaks@triad.rr.com or 336-945-5178.

*11-13 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Blackjack Farms in Birmingham, AL.  For more information, please contact J. Michael Halbleib at jmichaelh1@aol.com or 205-283-3082.


N O V E M B E R 

8-9 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at  New  Heights at NEW Farms in  Seymour,WI.  For more information, please contact Debra Nellis at  nhhj@athenet.net or 920-680-7399.

8-9 Sandy Ferrell and Neil Shapiro will be conducting a clinic at Swan Lake Stables in Littlestown, PA.  For more information, please contact Lynn Garland at  slstables@earthlink.net or 717-359-5357.

15-16 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Outlaw Stable in New Bloomfield, PA.  For more information, please contact Tara Dawn Hazen at  outlawstable@pa.net or 717-582-8221.

15-16 Paige Rassas will be conducting a clinic at Irish Oaks in Pfafftown, NC.  For more information, please contact Karen Miller Bruce at 
irishoaks@triad.rr.com or 336-945-5178.


D E C E M B E R

6-7
Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Columbine Equestrian Center in Englewood, CO.  For more information, please contact Debbie Landy at  deblandy@comcast.net or 303-435-2000.

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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For more information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at
wallen@ushja.org or (859) 225-6967.

Contact us: Phone: (859) 225-2055, Fax: (859) 258-9033, Website:www.ushja.org. 

USHJA is located at4047 Iron Works Parkway,Lexington, KY 40511.

Mission Statement:
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