USHJA E-Update

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June 30, 2010

In this issue:

*USHJA In Stride & USHJA.ORG Receive Awards at the American Horse Publications Annual Seminar

*EAP Level II Riders Announced

*Changes to the 2010 Emerging Pro Division

*World Championship Hunter Rider Regional Year End Awards Ceremony Dates

*Entries Sent to Top 75 on International Hunter Derby Money Won List

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USHJA Events Calendar

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2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Class Results

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USHJA Sponsors

The Chronicle of the Horse
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Finals

Dietrich Insurance
Presenting sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Cavalor
Title sponsor of the 2010 Cavalor/USHJA Clinic Program

Dover Saddlery
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

FarmVet
Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

The Clothes Horse
Awards Sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

SmartPak
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums

Essex Classics
Title Sponsor of the 2010 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic and Awards Sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Grand Prix
Awards sponsor of the 2010 International Hunter Derby Finals and Awards Sponsor of the 2010 Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic

Equisure
Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Yearbook

For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen

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USHJA In Stride & USHJA.ORG Receive Awards at the American Horse Publications Annual Seminar

USHJA In Stride and USHJA.org placed in four categories at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Awards Banquet in Lexington, Ky, June 19 for material published in and dated 2009. Participation in this year's contest represented 97 AHP members and 782 entries. Held since 1974, the AHP Annual Awards Contest provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine publishing.

USHJA In Stride magazine, won the Horse Care - Print (circulation 20,000 and over-15 entries) category for "Providing Quality Care in a Faltering Economy" by Rachelle Wilhelm in the February 2009 issue. USHJA In Stride also placed third in the Event Coverage Editorial Content Print (circulation 20,000 and over-11 entries) for coverage of the 2009 International Hunter Derby Finals by Rachelle Wilhelm in the October 2009 issue, and an honorable mention in the Publication Staff Advertisement (circulation 10,000 and over-16 entries) categories for the 2009 International Hunter Derby Finals advertisement designed by Matthew Todd.

USHJA.org took first place, against 14 entries, in the Online Equine Related Blog category for the 2009 "USHJA Hunter Derby Finals Blog" August 2009 by Jeannie Blancq Putney.

"I could not be more proud of our magazine and of the effort our staff, committees, affiliates and our partners at AIM Equine Network put forward each issue. To be recognized at AHP is perhaps the biggest honor an equine publication can receive. It is hard to believe just a few short years ago this publication had its beginnings as a one-page newsletter," said Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications for USHJA. "We are also ecstatic to have won in the Equine Related Blog category. USHJA.org has grown leaps and bounds since 2004. An online blog was new to USHJA so to be recognized our first year out is a great accomplishment."

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EAP Level II Riders Announced

Please check the website for a complete list of the riders that have been invited to participate in the Level II Emerging Athletes Training Sessions.

The Level II programs kick off July 19-20 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, OK with clinician Eliza Shuford.

A full schedule of all of the Level II sessions is available.

Auditors are welcome at each training session.

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Changes to the 2010 Emerging Pro Division

The Emerging Pro Division will now be tracked as one group rather than two groups divided by height. Like the other World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) divisions, riders will earn points on their highest-placed horse at a WCHR member event, regardless of whether those points were earned from the pre-green or rated sections. The top 10 in the National standings after the divisions at Capital Challenge, plus the top six from each region will be invited to participate in the Emerging Pro Challenge at CCHS. The Challenge class results will be added to the rider points after the divisions at Capital Challenge, and the national Emerging Pro Champion will be pinned following the Challenge class. The revised specs for this division are as follows:

Program Details
Points will be tracked regionally and nationally in one section:

  • Emerging Pro Hunter Riders
  • Riders will declare themselves Emerging Pros on their AHJF membership application.
  • The AHJF office will track points earned from the rated Professional hunter divisions, PreGreen 3' and PreGreen 3'3"divisions at all WCHR member events.
  • Riders competing on more than one horse will accrue only points earned by their highest placing horse.
  • Points from rider's top four WCHR shows will be used to determine national ranking.
  • The top ten nationally ranked riders and the top six riders from each region will be invited to compete in the Emerging Pro Finals class at Capital Challenge.
  • Riders may also accrue points in the Emerging Pro standings and the WCHR Professional standings during the same competition year.

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World Championship Hunter Rider Regional Year End Awards Ceremony Dates

The dates and locations of the World Championship Hunter Rider Regional Year End Awards have been set:

NW - Northwest Autumn Classic, Monroe, WA, September 15-19

SW - Menlo Charity, Atherton, CA, August 10-15; awards dinner August 14

CM - High Prairie Fall Classic, Parker CO, September 16-19

SC - Dallas Harvest, Tyler, TX, November 3-7

MW - Kentucky National at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL, September 22-26

SE - Blowing Rock Charity I, Blowing Rock, NC, July 28-August 1

MA - CCHS, Champions invited to participate in the Parade of Champions and awards available for pickup

NE - CCHS, Champions invited to participate in the Parade of Champions and awards available for pickup

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Entries Sent to Top 75 on International Hunter Derby Money Won List

The prize lists and entry blanks have been mailed to the Top 75 horses in the International Hunter Derby Money Won list. Make sure to get your entries in early, they are due by July 16. For more information on the 2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals visit the USHJA Hunter Derby Finals website.

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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.

Upcoming Clinics

JULY

June 29 - July 1 Nick Karazissis Clinic at Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA. For more information contact Diane Allison sdecenter@aol.com or 650.851.1114.

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 billwhiz@lawtonnet.net.

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 dianjnsn@aol.com 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 theodhs@gmail.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 erin@morningsidetrainingfarm.com or 540.347.4777.

26 Linda Andrisani & Jim Zoli clinic at Grazing Fields in Buzzards Bay, MA. For more information contact Liz Moakley at liz@grazingfields.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 dianjnsn@aol.com or 425.823.2802.

AUGUST

3 Chris Kappler clinic at Bally High Show Stables in Versailles, KY. For more information contact Cynthia Grisolia at cagrisolia@yahoo.com or 347.423.7322

7 Linda Allen clinic at WoodMyst Farms in Gilroy, CA. For more information contact Hollie Wilent at hollie@woodmystfarms.com or 408.782.0311.

For more information on holding a clinic in your area, contact Carrie Vaught at cvaught@ushja.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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ENDS

Contact us: Mainline: 859.225.6700, Fax: 859.258.9033, Website: www.ushja.org.
USHJA has moved to 3870 Cigar Lane, 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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