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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*USHJA Announces Emerging Athletes Program

*Tips on how to "Chill Out a Hot Horse" from Practical Horseman.

*USHJA Announces the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation

*Zone News-Be sure to check your draft Zone Specifications Before Friday! Also Zone 5 Scholarship Information

*USHJA Horse Retirement Listing

*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule

For past issues of USHJA E-News click here.




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
Presented by Dietrich Insurance Featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery

Major Sponsors:
Dover Saddlery and Charles Owen & Co.

(Unless listed otherwise all classes are $10,000 in prize money)
 
July 25 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 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

August 1 at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show in Lexington, KY. For more information, please contact Hugh Kincannon at hakckk@earthlink.net or 859-233-0492.

August 3 at the Estes Park Summer Series Horse Show in Estes Park, CO. For more information, please contact Tommy McIntyre at tommymcintyre@aol.com or
630-842-7650


2008 Results and Standings 




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USHJA E-Update  

July 23, 2008
      
 
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USHJA Announces the Creation of the Emerging Athletes Program

The USHJA is proud to announce the creation of the Emerging Athletes Program.  This program supports our continuing efforts to bring educational and developmental opportunities to the grassroots members of our sport.  The USHJA Emerging Athletes Program consists of a system of identifying and nurturing talented young riders. The program’s mission is to provide these riders with the support and assistance necessary to facilitate the opportunity to reach their full potential by creating a national program as a step ladder to international competition.

“This is a national grass roots program for emerging athletes that is only the start of something very big and important to the future of the next generation of our sport. USHJA and the members of the Emerging Athletes Committee are committed to making this program one that will provide a stepladder for young talent to reach their goals of riding on a team representing the United States someday.”  Stated Melanie Smith, Co-Chairman of the Emerging Athletes Committee.

The Emerging Athletes Committee has conducted several in person strategic planning meetings and developed a comprehensive plan to achieve their goals.  The program includes a series of Screening Trials consisting of 2 days of riding, held across the country to identify talented young riders, many of whom are not on our current radar.  Riders will be selected from these Screening Trials to attend Regional Screening Trials, held over 3 – 4 days, including horsemanship curriculum in addition to the riding sessions.  A select number of riders will then be invited to participate in a National Training Camp, held over 5 days, including riding sessions, stable management, horsemanship and seminars with veterinarians, nutritionists, blacksmiths and sports psychologists.  The National Training Camp will culminate in a Nations Cup type competition for the riders.  The top two individuals selected from the National Training Camp will be the recipients of a grant for one month of advanced training.

Ronnie Beard, Co-Chairman of the Emerging Athletes Committee shared his passion for this program and what it will achieve. “The system we have created will demand horsemanship at a level that many young riders today have been missing from their curriculum. The screening trails are designed to find the true horseman that exist in our equestrian youth and demonstrate to all young riders what it really takes to be a champion.”

The Emerging Athletes Committee Members: Ronnie Beard - Co-Chair, Melanie Smith - Co-Chair, Georgina Bloomberg, Sally Ike, Candace King, Kathy Moore, Katie Prudent, Alison Robitaille, Eliza Shuford and Chrystine Tauber.  John Madden and George Morris serve as Advisors to the Committee. 

Information regarding the Screening Trials, application process and schedule of events will be available at www.ushja.org in October of 2008. 

For additional information, please contact Melanie Fransen, Director of Programs and Education at mfransen@ushja.org or 859.225.6960.

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Tips on How to Chill Out a Hot Horse

Click here to read about how to “Chill Out Your ‘Hot’ Horse,” from the July 2008 issue of Practical Horseman.
This article  is reprinted with permission of Practical Horseman/Source Interlink Media. This article may not be reprinted in whole or in part without prior consent of Practical Horseman. For more information, visit
www.PracticalHorsemanMag.com
.

In addition, you can watch a video of Callan Solem demonstrating the exercise. Find out if your horse has the “Characteristics of a ‘Hot’ Horse”.

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USHJA Announces the Creation of the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation

In December of 2007, the USHJA Board of Directors unanimously approved the creation of the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation. The USHJA Foundation is an independent organization, developed in response to the requests of members to support the programs of the USHJA, while creating and implementing additional initiatives to benefit our sport.

The programs that the new USHJA Foundation will be supporting include educational scholarships through our USHJA Zones, projects that foster growth at the grassroots level of participation, Trainers’ Symposiums, the Emerging Athletes Program and emergency relief for members of our equestrian community needing assistance.

The USHJA Foundation’s primary responsibility is to solicit and receive charitable contributions from individuals and entities which will assist the USHJA in fulfilling its mission. Contributors will be able to make restricted or unrestricted donations to support the programs of their choice. 

“The USHJA Foundation will provide philanthropic equestrians and supporters of our industry with the ability to play an important role in the future of our sport. Each contributor to the Foundation will know they personally made a difference. Every donation will provide the USHJA with the ability to secure educational resources, as well as, build programs and events that will carry the hunter and jumper industry into a promising future. I could not be more excited about the amazing opportunities USHJA will be able to create for its members with the support of the USHJA Foundation,” stated Lynn Jane, President of the USHJA Foundation Board of Directors. 

The Officers and Board of Directors of the USHJA Foundation consists of owners, riders, trainers and licensed officials who participate in the hunter and jumper disciplines.

President - Lynn Jayne, Elgin, IL

Secretary - Louise Serio, Kennet Square, PA

Treasurer - Chrystine Tauber, Pottersville, NJ

Directors - Archie Cox, Los Angeles, CA, Mindy Darst, Lebanon, OH, Craig Dobbs, Carmel, IN, Beth Miner, Hugo, MN, Jan O’Donnell, Cohasset, MA, Katie Robinson, Buffalo, NY, Geoff Teall, Wellington, FL, Alvin Topping, Sagaponack, NY

To make a charitable donation and assist the USHJA Foundation in strengthening our sport by securing its future, or if you have general questions, please contact Melanie Fransen at 859-225-6960 or mfransen@ushja.org.

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Zone News 

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.

Zone 5 News

Zone 5 Scholarship

Time is short.  USHJA Zone 5 $10,000 College Scholarship application deadline is August 1.

Applying for the scholarship is as easy as riding a course!

  • Jump 1  Vertical,  Establish your pace and commit to applying for the scholarship
  • Jump 2  Oxer, Head straight, don’t drift and log on to http://www.ushja.org/committees/zone5.shtml
  • Jump 3  Brick Wall, Open your stride, print off an application and get going.  You don’t have much time left.
  • Jump 4  In and Out, Whoa a bit, call your school and get the required documentation.
  • Jump 5  Liverpool, Kick into gear and soar for an essay inspiration.
  • Jump 6  Striped Planks, Roll back, collect your thoughts and write your essay.
  • Jump 7 A,B,C,  Triple Combination  Accuracy and timing are everything.  Make sure you meet the August 1 deadline.
  • Jump 8  Swedish Oxer, Take care with the inside turn and remember to include your check for $20.
  • Jump 9  Triple Bar,  Keep your focus until you’re over this final fence and everything is in the mail!
  • Cross through the timers on or before August 1 with the required application/forms and you could be our third Scholarship winner.

 Please contact Zone 5 Hunter Committee Chairman, Mindy Darst at mindy@lochmoorstables.com (513) 836-0501 or USHJA Zone Coordinator, Claudia Meeks, cmeeks@ushja.org (859) 825-6010 with any further questions!

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USHJA Horse Retirement Facility Listing

The USHJA Horse Welfare Committee has researched and created the Horse Retirement Facility Listing for your equine retirement needs. If you know of an equine retirement facility or a school, that you would personally recommend to be added to the list,  please contact Erin True at etrue@ushja.org or 859-825-6002.

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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 

24 Otis Brown and Scott Williamson 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. 

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.

*2-3 Holly Hugo-Vidal will be conducting a clinic at The Cutter Farm in Dracut, MA.  For more information, please contact The Cutter Farm at info@cutterfarm.com or 978-957-4161.

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 Microchipping Horses and 1:00pm-2:30pm”  A Judges Perspective of Pony Finals- You be the Judge.”  For more information please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org.

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 

1 Megan 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

*4-5 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Los Cedros in Scottsdale, AZ.  For more information, please contact Debbie Jamsa at the Arizona Hunter Jumper Association at
debbiejamsa@happydreamranch.com or 928-899-3373.

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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 ENDS

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:
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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