June 16, 2010
In this issue:
*Straight from the Horse's Mouth - 12/1 Rule Changes Explained on Video
*Condolences to the Friends and Family of Charlie Weaver
*Feedback with a Purpose - USHJA Member's Choice Awards Program
*The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals Update
*USEF National Pony Jumper Championship
*Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic
2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby
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Straight from the Horse's Mouth
USHJA has launched a series of videos to help inform our membership about the new rule changes that go into effect December 1, 2010.
Watch Geoff Teall, Peggy O'Mara, and Charlie Moorcroft as they explain the rule changes from their committees. The videos are divided into Hunter rules, Amateur Owner rules, and Pony Hunter rules and can be found on the USHJA website.
Questions or comments on the Hunter rules can be sent to Melanie Fransen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Condolences to the Friends and Family of Charlie Weaver
USHJA wishes to extend condolences to the friends and family of Charlie Weaver, famous hunter rider who died June 7, due to complications he suffered from a riding accident on February 12 in Wellington, FL.
The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame member was well known in the hunter ring for the last three decades. Charlie competed and trained for more than 30 years on many famous mounts including Ruxton, Stocking Stuffer, and Super Flash. Charlie will be deeply missed as a friend and horseman.
Feedback with a Purpose
The Member's Choice Awards Program will be undergoing some changes in the next few weeks for the 2011 competition year. Most notably, show managers will now not only get the written comments that have been submitted about their competitions, but all of the ratings that have been submitted as well. This information will be e-mailed directly to the show manager of record with USEF, but the name and membership id number of the person who completed the survey will remain anonymous.
The goal of the Member's Choice Awards Program is to promote exhibitor friendly competitions and reward excellence based on the amenities and qualities exhibitors' value.
The USHJA Member's Choice Awards Program, developed by the Show Standards Committee, 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.
For questions regarding Member's Choice Awards Program, contact Christine Kennedy at email@example.com or 859.225.6706.
The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals Update
The clock is ticking down on the 2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals. Points closed June 1 and the top 75 horses on the money won qualifying list, including horses tied for the 75th place, will be invited to compete in the finals, provided the horse has earned a minimum of $1,000 during the qualifying period, which ran from June 2, 2009 to June 1.
Any "wild card" rider/horse combinations will be in addition to the top 75 horses.
USHJA will mail a prize list and Hunter Derby Finals entry blank to the recorded owners of the horses on the Hunter Derby money won list June 15 inviting them to compete. The Hunter Derby Finals entry blanks must be mailed to Kentucky Horse Shows, Inc. All other entries, stall requests and payments must go directly to Kentucky Hunter Jumper.
If a horse is unable to compete, the next available horse on the money won list will be invited to compete.There is no entry fee for the Hunter Derby Finals.
Entries must be POSTMARKED by July 16. If your entries are not postmarked by this date, you will not be able to compete in the finals, which will be held August 20-21 at the new indoor arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
USEF National Pony Jumper Championship
The results for the USEF National Pony Jumper Championship standings will be posted as complete June 18. Standings will be locked June 25. No corrections will be accepted after 5 pm EST June 24.
Check the Horse Report for any corrections before this date. Corrections regarding results should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Diane Popp at email@example.com or 859.225.6704.
Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic
Some of America's top up-and-coming junior riding talent is bound for Lexington's Kentucky Horse Park August 4 for the Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic.
Held this year as part of the East Coast Hunter Finals, the USHJA Hunterdon Cup began in 2005 and was developed as a unique class that combines the precision of equitation and the handiness of hunters. The class is open to any rider who is an active USHJA junior member and who has won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search or WIHS Classic through July 1 of the competition year.
The Hunterdon Cup Classic consists of 10 hunter-type fences, including at least two jumps with no ground lines. The fences are set at 3'6" and the judging is on style and smoothness, with an emphasis on the hunter style of riding. The competition is split into three rounds. The first is the hunter round, followed by the top 10 being called back to compete in the handy hunter round. The third and final work-off will consist of at least the top four riders switching horses and repeating all or part of the previous courses. The course will be announced with the final competitors in the ring, and all fences will be judged.
For more information about the Hunterdon Cup contact Sterling Berry at 859.225.705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Use the USHJA Calendar to search for all events.
18 Diane Carney will be conducting a Zone 5 Horsemanship Study Group clinic at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL. For more information contact Diane Carney at email@example.com or 847.922.6167.
21-22 The USHJA will host an open clinic in conjunction with the Zone 12 Emerging Athletes Program June 21-22 at the France Equestrian Center in Palmer, AK. Click here for more or contact Diane Popp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
22-28 Nick Karazissis clinic at B & R Ranch in Kaneohe, HI. For more information, contact Helena Barahal at email@example.com or 808.255.7163
17 Dr. Paul Hagfner "Sports Psychology" clinic at Stony Ridge Farm in Manassas, VA. For more information, contact Jane Nordstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.966.0139.
19 Mark Jungherr will be conducting a free clinic at Oklahoma City State Fair Grounds in Oklahoma City, OK. Mr. Jungherr will teach participants how to set up a judge's card and will explain what judges look for when judging hunters and equitation. For more information, contact Bill Whisenant at email@example.com.
22 Paul Jewell & Nancy Wallis "Walk & Analyze a Jumper Course" clinic at J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR. For more information contact Dianne Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.823.2808.
23 The Old Dominion Horse Show at Deep Run Hunt Club will be hosting a College Night Recruiting Dinner in Manakin Sabot, VA. For more information, contact Ellen Shevella at email@example.com or 434.242.8937.
24-25 Katie Prudent clinic at Morningside Training Farm in The Plains, VA. For more information contact Erin Kath at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.347.4777.
26 Linda Andrisani & Jim Zoli clinic at Grazing Fields in Buzzards Bay, MA. For more information contact Liz Moakley at email@example.com or 508.759.3763.
29 Susan Ashe & Kim Dorfman "Ask the Hunter & Hunter Seat Equitation Judge" clinic at J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR. For more information contact Dianne Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.823.2802.
For more information on holding a clinic in your area, contact Carrie Vaught at email@example.com or 859.225.6703. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.
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