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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*2007 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class Date Announced
*USHJA Trainer Symposium Registration Now Open
*USHJA Member Survey
*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule Update

For past issues of USHJA E-News click
here.

USHJA MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:
As of June 18, 2007 USHJA has 32,071 members and counting!

2007 USHJA Trainers Symposium Dates
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September 10-11 in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Clinicians:
Hunters: Louise Serio
Jumpers: Melanie Smith
Equitation: Geoff Teall

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December 2-3 in Wellington FL.

Clinicians:
Hunters: Archie Cox
Jumpers: Laura Kraut
Equitation: Missy Clark
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Registration and hotel information is now available on the USHJA website.

For more information contact Melanie Fransen at

mfransen@ushja.org
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USHJA AWARDS
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Click here to learn more about USHJA's exciting awards program.

USHJA SPONSORS
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World Equestrian Brands
Sponsor of the USHJA Hunterdon Cup and Rider Recognition Program

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Practical Horseman
Sponsor of the USHJA Clinics Program

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Charles Owens
Sponsor of the USHJA Mentor Program

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For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen at
wallen@ushja.org
or 859-225-6967.

USHJA E-Update 
     June 20, 2007  

2nd Annual USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class Presented by World Equestrian Brands

The 2nd Annual USHJA Hunterdon Cup presented by World Equestrian Brands will be held August 7, 2007 in Saugerties, NY at the HITS on the Hudson show facility held in conjunction with the USEF East Coast Junior Hunter Finals.

How does a rider qualify for the USHJA Hunterdon Cup?
The "Hunterdon Cup" is open to any rider that is an active USHJA Junior Member and has won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or WIHS Classic through July 1, 2007. Once a rider has won the USHJA Hunterdon Cup he/she will not be allowed to compete again and will be invited to present awards for the following year.


What does the Hunterdon Cup Class look like?

10 Hunter Type Fences including at least 2 jumps with no ground lines

Fences to be set at 3’6

Judging to be on style and smoothness with an emphasis on hunter style of riding

Split into three rounds:

1st round Hunter Round

2nd round top 10 called back for a Handy Hunter Round, Handiness will be emphasized.

3rd round final work off will consist of at least the top 4 riders switching horses and repeating all or part of the previous courses. The course will be announced with final competitors in the ring and all fences will be judged.


Who will the judges be?
Chrystine Tauber
Bryan Flynn

**What can you win?

1st Place -  Perpetual USHJA Hunterdon Cup Trophy, Keeper Trophy, Amerigo

       Farouche Saddle and champion cooler

2nd Place -  Vespucci Single Crown hunter bridle and Reserve Champion cooler

3rd Place -  E.A Mattes sheepskin Pad

4th Place -  Classic Equine Package 

5th Place - T de T Glove Package 

1st - 10th Places will receive ribbons and a USHJA Gift.

**Prizes subject to change

How do you enter?
The entry blank is available in the 2007 USEF East Coast Junior Hunter Finals prize list.


For more information on this event please click here or contact Jill Insko at jinsko@ushja.org or Whitney Allen at wallen@ushja.org.

2007 USHJA California Trainer Symposium Registration is Now Open

Registration and host hotel information for the San Juan Capistrano, CA 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 Symposiums offer attendees a rare opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry.  The schedule offers two days of hunters, equitation and jumpers.  Each of the disciplines is broken into sections: i.e. Junior Hunters, Intermediate Equitation and Junior/Amateur Owner Jumpers.  The sections will have 3-4 demonstration riders for the clinician to work and explain different techniques, exercises and tips for various levels of riders and horses.  This is a great opportunity for professionals and members to exchange thoughts and ideas on training exercises, training aids, and business practices. Click here to view the complete schedule.  

What do last year's symposium attendees and demonstration riders have to say about the USHJA Trainers Symposiums?

“Two of my fellow instructors at Sweet Briar and I made the 20 hour drive to Palm Beach last year for the USHJA's first Trainer's Symposium and to say that it was worth the time is truly an understatement. While we certainly brought away new exercises and insights from the experience, we all agreed that the most important benefit was the reaffirmation that what we believe and are teaching is in harmony with the teaching and training philosophy of some of the top professionals in our sport. The chance to ask questions of the clinicians and to network with professionals from across the country was an amazing bonus.”
-Shelby French, Sweet Briar,VA -2006 Trainer Symposium Attendee

"I think is great and needed. It is nice to see other training methods and techniques. You can always learn no matter what."
-Margie Engle, Wellington, FL-2006 Trainer Symposium Demonstration Rider

The 2007 Trainers Symposiums will be held: 

September 10-11, 2007 at The Oaks in San Juan Capistrano , CA

December 2-3 at The Palm Beach Polo Club in Wellington, FL. 


If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org and remember the Symposiums are open to everyone, not just trainers! 

USHJA Member Survey

USHJA is conducting a comprehensive online member survey. Members were randomly selected to participate in the survey. If you have received the online survey and have not yet filled it out please do so as soon as possible. Your opinion matters to us! The more responses we receive the better we can serve your needs!

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.  

June 18-20

Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mill, MD.   For more information, please contact Miriam Schulman at miriamschulman@gfs.com or 410-559-3481.


June 20-21
Joe Fargis will be conducting a clinic at the New Canaan Mounted Troop in New Canaan, CT.   For more information, please contact Michelle Schmerzler at
ncmtms@aol.com or 203-966-2722.

June 26
Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Fox Lea Farm in Venice, FL.   For more information, please contact Kim Aldrich-Farrell at foxleafarm@aol.com or 941-480-1100.

June 26-28
Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Woodmyst Farms in Gilroy, CA.   For more information, please contact Hollie Wilent at Hollie@woodmystfarms.com or 408-782-0311.

June 27

Dennis Mitchell will be conducting a clinic at Fox Lea Farm in Venice, FL.   For more information, please contact Kim Aldrich-Farrell at foxleafarm@aol.com or 941-480-1100.

June 28
Don Stewart, Bibby Farmer Hill and Bill Schaub will be conducting a “Just Ask” clinic at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, GA.   For more information, please contact Katie Young at KatieSYoung@aol.com or 904-254-6584.

June 29-30
Alejo Maddalena will be conducting a clinic at Windwood in Pelham, AL.  For more information, please contact Michelle Klasing at info@windwoodjumping.com or 205-901-3953.

June 29-July 1
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Beach Lake Stables in Sacramento, CA.  For more information, please contact Karen Colston at karencolston@att.net or 916-485-0483.

July 3-5                                                                                   
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at the Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA.  For more information, please contact Carol Goodstein at 650-851-1114.

July 5 - Correction: This event will be held in Raleigh not New Bern
Jim Clapperton, Todd Karn and Mark Tompkins will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” Clinic during the NCHJA Charity Horse Show at the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex in Raleigh, NC.  For more information, please contact Laura Underhill Norment at lauraunderhillnorment@yahoo.com or 910-373-1516.

July 13
Don Stewart will be conducting a clinic at Commonwealth Park in Culpepper, VA.   For more information, please contact Jo-Ann Schaudies at
jas@surmont.com or 240-846-5466.

July 16-17
USHJA and Page Tredennick will be hosting a clinic with Archie Cox at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO.  For more information, please contact Page Tredennick at ptredennick@woodrunfarm.com or 303-808-8413.

July 19
Otis Brown and Betty Oare 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.

July 26
Brian Lenehan and Steve Wall 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.

July 30
Geoff Teall and Sue Ashe will be conducting a Judges Clinic at Grazing Fields Farm in Buzzards Bay, MA.  For more information, please contact Liz Moakely at liz@grazingfields.com or
508-759-3763.

August 3                                                                                                                            
Diane Carney and Showplace Productions will be hosting a “USHJA Opportunity to Judge” clinic during the Equifest Horse Shows at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL. For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

*August 10-12

Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at the Garrison Forest School in Owing Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Miriam Schulman at miriamschulman@gfs.org or 410-559-3481.

August 17                                                                                                                    
USHJA will be hosting “A Judges Perspective of Pony Finals” with Alex Jayne, Rob Bielefeld and Leo Conroy in Lexington, KY during the USEF Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park. For more information, please contact Melanie Fransenatmfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.

August 20-22

Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Woodmyst Farms in Gilroy, CA. For more information, please contact Hollie Wilent at Hollie@woodmystfarms.com or 408-782-00311.

September 8-9
Diane Carney will be conducting a clinic at Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 602-524-7627.

September 13
Scott Hofstetter and Jimmy Torano will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” clinic at the Evergreen Equestrian Park in Monroe, WA.  For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com or 425-823-2802.

September 14-15
The Liberty Side Saddle Network will be hosting a clinic with Roger Philpot, Kit Roszko and Heidi Opdyke at the USEF Training Facility in Gladstone, NJ.   For more information, please contact Kit Roszko at jumpaside1@juno.com or 732-364-3759.

October 2-4*CORRECTION: this clinic will be held in Sequim, Washington not Texas

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
ctober 2-4 
                                                                                                                              
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at the Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA.  For more information, please contact Carol Goodstein at 650-851-1114.


October 19-21

Joe Fargis will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Farms in Long Lake, MN.  For more information, please contact Gail Brandt at gbrandt@freedlaw.com or 612-492-7161 or visit www.mhja6.org.

October 28              
Linda Andrisani will be conducting a clinic at the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Glena Wirtanen at
hssteward@hotmail.com or 410-592-9655.


November 3-4 Location to be Announced

Neal Shapiro will be conducting a clinic  South Carolina (location to be announced at a later date) . For more information, please contact Amanda Fitzgerald at ajfitz80@aol.com or 843-597-5796.


November 10-11                          
                                                                                        
Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at N.E.W. Farms, LLC in Seymour, WI .  For more information, please contact Debra Nellis at nhhj@athenet.net or 920-833-2479.


December 14-15
Geoff Teall will be conducting a clinic at Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 480-860-9579.


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.

 



    


 


 ENDS

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Contact us:  Phone: (859) 225-2055, Fax: (859) 258-9033, Website: www.ushja.org. 

USHJA is located at 4047 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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