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June 21, 2012
Nutrena Feeding Tips
Equestriancoach.com Offer
EAP's Great Start
Ponies Celebration Continues
WCHR Member Event App.
Int. Hunter Derby Qualifiers
Ad Space Still Available
Int. Hunter Derby Evaluation
Awards Seek Nominations
Upcoming Hunter Derbies
WCHR Member Events
Trainer Certification Clinics
USHJA Directory of Clinics

Nutrena Feeding Tips

Feeding Management Practices to Reduce the Risk of Colic

Roy A. Johnson – Technology Deployment Manager, Horse and Specialty Products
– Cargill Animal Nutrition P.O. Box 5614, MS 14 Minneapolis, MN 55311

Colic is certainly one of the leading health problems facing owners and equine practitioners in North America. According to the USDA's National Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Equine '98 Study, about 4% of horses colic each year. Colic rates for Thoroughbreds were even higher in this study. Colic rated second only to old age as a cause of death in equines. Over 13% of businesses surveyed reported colic in 1997 for animals 6 months of age or older. This incidence rate puts colic in third place behind injury/wounds/trauma and leg/hoof problems.

As veterinarians and owners are all too well aware, colic treatment can be an expensive and uncertain proposition, particularly if surgery is involved. Colic treatment and surgery can easily range in cost from $2500.00 to several thousand dollars with varying prospects of success depending on the cause of the colic and the length of time before the horse is taken into surgery. Horses also do not seem to colic during regular business hours! Other health problems, particularly laminitis, which may follow colic, can be devastating to the horse owner as well. READ MORE

Equestriancoach.com Anniversary Offer Still Going On

Due to popular demand, EquestrianCoach.com is extending their 2 for 1 Anniversary Offer till Monday, June 25th at midnight. Just added to this already incredible package are 2 FREE bonus DVDs – The American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System 8 disc DVD collection and Cynthia Hankins "Form Follows Function" DVD. These special bonus DVDs are only available to the first 250 that purchase. To learn about everything you get in this offering, please go to Equestriancoach.com

EAP Regional Clinics Off to Great Start

Two of the nine Emerging Athletes Program Regional Clinics concluded this week with rave reviews from participants and clinicians. The Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX kicked off the new season June 11- 14 and welcomed eager riders to an extensive four-day clinic with Olympic great Chris Kappler and stable management expert Val Huckstepp. Over in the south, the SCAD facility in Savannah, GA hosted students with clinician Cynthia Hankins and stable management pro Karen Golding.

Riders and horses participating in the Regional Clinics are instructed on flatwork, gymnastics, related distances and course work, as well as an intensive stable-management curriculum. "The Emerging Athlete Program is designed to help connect our vast country America so that the lower levels and upper levels don't get so far apart. It is an educational program on all fronts, with the incorporation of stable management and correct riding to see the possibilities of the future." Chris Kappler said. READ MORE

Wheeler Museum: Ponies through the Decades Launching Virtual Celebration of Exhibit

Take a sneak peek at our new partnership with Virtual Celebration. As a way to extend our latest exhibit "Ponies through the Decades" to as many members as possible we have set up a Virtual Interactive Exhibit. We want you to help us preserve the heritage and memories of the incredible past, present and future four-legged teachers. We will be making an official announcement in the next few weeks but if you want to take a peek just click here to register and check out the host page to see all the ways you can be part of this legendary exhibit. Over the next few weeks we will be making a number of announcements and ways for you to participate so be sure to check back often!

2012 WCHR Member Event Host Applications Open July 1st!

On July 1, 2012 the USHJA will open the application process for competitions interested in hosting a World Championship Hunter Rider Member Event in 2013. The WCHR Program recognizes and celebrates the hunter rider through regional and national awards programs, culminating in the WCHR Finals at The Capital Challenge Horse Show. All AA and A-rated competitions are eligible to apply through August 15. Application Packets will be available on the WCHR Managers webpage.

Congratulations 2012 Derby Finals Qualifiers!

Invitations to compete in the 2012 Derby Finals, presented by Dietrich Equine Insurance, were issued via email on June 10th to the owners of all horses that earned a minimum of $500 in USHJA International Hunter Derby classes during the qualifying period. The Derby Finals will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY on August 17-18, 2012. A list of all qualified horses can be found on the Derby Finals Qualifying page.

Both the Derby Finals prize list and Derby Finals entry form are also available online. Get a jump on the closing date of entries, August 1, 2012, by sending in your completed Derby Finals entry form now!

Read more about Derby Finals or contact Kelley Mallery at 859.225.6717.

International Derby Finals Ad Space Available

Reserve your advertising space in the official 2012 International Hunter Derby Finals Program to: Congratulate a job well done; Send words of encouragement and support; Say thank you to a special horse, rider, trainer or owner. For more information contact
Jill Insko.

Reserve your space today in the International Hunter Derby Sneak Peek issue of In Stride in August. In Stride is offering discounted rates for Derby Finals competitors with free ad design available. The deadline is June 26, for more information contact
Michelle Adaway.

USHJA International Derby Evaluation

New for the 2012-13 Qualifying Series, exhibitors have the chance to evaluate each Derby class they attend. Exhibitor feedback is an important tool in gauging the success of any program and is highly valued and appreciated. The link to the evaluation can be found on the Derby homepage.

Amateur Sportsmanship and Owners Legacy Trophy Seeking Nominations

Both the Amateur Sportsmanship Award and Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Trophy have new and improved nomination processes that make submitting your selections quicker and easier. Please help recognize those deserving amateurs and owners by nominating your choice today!

Upcoming USHJA International Hunter Derbies

June 24 – Swan Lake Summer Kick Off Classic, Littlestown, PA

June 24 – Early Summer H/J #2, Wilsonville, OR

June 29 – NCHJA Annual Horse Show, Raleigh, NC

June 29 – State College Classic, PA Furnace, PA

July 1 – Brownland Farm Summer, Franklin, TN

July 1 – Brandywine Valley Summer Series, Devon, PA

July 3 – Colorado Summer Classic IV, Parker, CO

For a complete list of USHJA International Hunter Derby classes visit the USHJA web site.

Upcoming WCHR Member Events

June 26-July 1 – Lake Placid Horse Show, Lake Placid, NY

July 4-8 – Brandywine Valley Summer Series, Devon, PA

July 11-15 – Horse Shows by the Bay II, Williamsburg, MI

July 11-15 – Chagrin Valley H/J, Moreland Hills, OH

July 11-15 – The Country Classic, Wilsonville, OR

For a complete list of 2012 WCHR Member Events visit the WCHR Events Calendar.

2012 USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics

Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

June 30-July 1 Julie Winkel Palmer, AK Kerri Geppert
July 7-8 Karen Healey Moorpark, CA Peter Lombardo
August 31-Sept. 1 George Morris Irving, TX Britt McCormick
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 George Morris Birmingham, AL J. Michael Halbleib
November 10-12 George Morris Buffalo, NY Susan Schoellkopf
January 7-8 Bernie Traurig Greenvale, NY Long Island PHA

Click Here for a complete list of TCP Clinics.

2012 USHJA Directory of Clinics

The USHJA Directory of Clinics is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete list clinics visit the Directory of Clinics. For questions please contact Carrie Vaught.

June 21 James Clapperton
Mindy Darst
Conyers, GA Bob Bell
July 6-8 Nick Karazissis Petaluma, CA Marian Nelson
July 23 Kip Rosenthal
Randy & Pam Mullins
Buzzards Bay, MA Liz Moakley
August 24-26 Bernie Traurig Waxhaw, NC Andrea Guzinski
September 21-23 Melanie Smith Taylor Olive Branch, MS Trey Lawson
September 22-23 Bill Moroney Boonsboro, MD Lori Bellerive
September 29-October 1 George Morris Birmingham, AL J. Michael Halbleib
Click Here for more information on all upcoming clinics.

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