June 2, 2010
In this issue:
*USHJA and AHJF Merge Into One Organization
*Open Clinic Scheduled During Zone 12 EAP
*Two Week Deadline for Junior/Young Rider Show Jumping Applications
*Upcoming Zone Forums Scheduled
*2010 Cavalor/USHJA Clinics Program
2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby
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Presenting sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals
Title sponsor of the 2010 Cavalor/USHJA Clinic Program
Major Sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals and Product Sponsor of the 2009 EAP Nationals
Charles Owen & Co.
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals
Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource
The Clothes Horse
Awards Sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums
Title Sponsor of the 2010 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic and Awards Sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals
Awards sponsor of the 2010 International Hunter Derby Finals and Awards Sponsor of the 2010 Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic
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USHJA and AHJF Merge Into One Organization
"Now is the right time," commented Geoff Teall, a note of enthusiasm in his voice at the prospect of having the strength and programs of the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation (AHJF) now go to supporting the similar goals of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and its Foundation.
Since its inception in 1992, the AHJF has established itself by creating a new vision for the sport of hunters in the United States. Now after five years of growth, the USHJA has not only established these same goals but has the resources, staffing and vision to take them even further.
AHJF founders Geoff Teall and Louise Serio are proud of what the AHJF has achieved, especially the much sought after World Champion Hunter Rider awards program. However, they have always had one more dream they wanted to achieve and that is to create an endowment fund to secure the future of our sport. By uniting their efforts with the USHJA and its Foundation, they see that vision becoming a reality. They want to initiate the first step by transferring the current assets of the AHJF Emergency Relief Fund to the USHJA Foundation's Horseman's Assistance Fund and one of the first to kick off the endowment fund. The Horseman's Assistance Fund is a charitable aid program created by the USHJA Foundation and modeled after the AHJF Emergency Relief Fund. Click here to read more.
Open Clinic Scheduled During Zone 12 EAP
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. Melanie Smith Taylor will conduct the EAP training during the morning hours and will then conduct an open clinic in the afternoon, from 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. The height sections offered will be 3' and 3'3".
The afternoon clinic will be open to all members, except those riders participating in EAP, and will cost riders $125. The riders must participate in both days of the open clinic. Auditors are welcome to attend the clinic and are encouraged to pre-register for the clinic. Click here for more information about the clinic and the registration form.
Two Week Deadline for Junior/Young Rider Show Jumping Applications
Athletes wishing to be considered for a 2010 Zone Junior or Young Rider Show Jumping Team for the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) must complete and return the application no later than June 15. Late applications will not be accepted.
The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY will host the 2010 NAJYRC July 28-Aug. 1. Applications must include an application fee of $35, be postmarked, hand-delivered or faxed on or prior to deadline. Use this link to download the application from the USEF website.
Upcoming Zone Forums Scheduled
Zone 1 Forum
Zone 5 Forum
Zone 7 Forum
Zone 9 Forum
If you cannot attend these forums and have any issues or questions you would like addressed, please send them to Diane Popp, USHJA Zones Manager, email@example.com.
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.
5-6 Jeff Cook clinic at Lindsay Yinger Show Stables in Blacklick, OH. For more information, contact Lindsay Yinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.348.5915.
11-13 Nick Karazissis clinic at Miwok Stables in Mill Valley, CA. For more information, contact Linda Rubio at email@example.com or 415.389.9414.
22-28 Nick Karazissis clinic at B & R Ranch in Kaneohe, HI. For more information, contact Helena Barahal at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 703.966.0139.
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 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 425.823.2802.
3 Chris Kappler clinic at Bally High Show Stables in Versailles, KY. Contact: Cynthia Grisolia email@example.com 347.423.7322.
For more information on holding a clinic in your area, contact Carrie Vaught at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859.225.6703. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.
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