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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*Affiliate Awards New Name
*Amateur Award Nominations
*Zone News 
*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule Update

For past issues of USHJA E-News click
here.

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 will be available on the USHJA website July 1 .

For more information contact Melanie Fransen at

mfransen@ushja.org
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Deadline for advertising in the August issue of USHJA In Stride is June 15th. 


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The June issue of USHJA In Stride.
Horse Welfare is the feature.


USHJA AWARDS
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 Click here to check your USHJA Foundation Awards standings.
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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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Equisure
Sponsor of the USHJA Trainer's Directory
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For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen at
wallen@ushja.org
or 859-225-6967.

USHJA E-Update 
     June 6, 2007  

USHJA Affiliate Awards Receive a New Name

The USHJA Affiliates Council has been working diligently in 2007 to improve current award programs and create new ones. With the anticipation of new programs to come the Affiliates Council decided to rename the current Affiliate Awards Program to reflect the true intent of the program, Sportsmanship. The Affiliate Awards Program will now be called the Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards Program. USHJA hopes this new title will bring more clarity to the award and distinguish it from other USHJA Awards.

The final list of Affiliates participating in the 2007 awards program has been posted on the website. As of May 30, 2007 there are 56 participating Affiliate Organizations. To see if your affiliate is participating click here . For more information please contact Jill Insko at jinsko@ushja.org.  
  

USHJA Amateur Sportsmanship Award Now Accepting Nominations

The goal of the Amateur Sportsmanship Award is to recognize Amateur-Owner and Adult Amateur exhibitors who exhibit a degree of excellence and integrity by supporting their fellow competitors and volunteer their time and resources to various aspects of the industry.


Anyone may nominate an amateur for this award. A name, contact information, biography, and at least one letter of recommendation must be submitted to USHJA by Tuesday, October 2, 2007.

Please visit http://www.ushja.org/awards/amsportaw.shtml to download the nomination forms .


Nominees will be judged on: priority in the welfare and well being of all horses; supports and encourages everyone; volunteers within the industry; has a passion for the sport; is a role model for all and a good ambassador and good sportsman of all amateurs. Please contact Jill Insko for more information at jinsko@ushja.org.

Zone Information

Zone 5 Scholarship 

Reminder for all Zone 5 Juniors!  The Zone 5 Horsemanship Class will be held again during the Kentucky National Horse Show.  The class will be held on Friday evening, September 28 and can be entered by Zone 5 members instead of, but not in addition to, the Maclay regional warm-up.  Pledges have been made by several major vendors for great prizes.  As in the past, 25% will be based on a written test (given mid-day September 28) based on George Morris' book "Hunter Seat Equitation", 25% on the flat phase and 50% on the jumping phase.  Look for more detail in our advertisement in the Kentucky National prize list, and on the USHJA website.

Also, if you are a high school senior, it is not too late to apply for the 2007 Zone 5 Scholarship.  $10,000.00 will be awarded to the winner.  More information is available on the USHJA website, from your Zone 5 committee, your local organization or from your local show managers.

If you are interested in donating a prize for the Horsemanship Class, or a contribution to the scholarship fund, please contact zone chairman, Mindy Darst at (513) 836-0501 or Mindy@Lochmoorstables.com

Upcoming Zone Forums:

Zone 8:
June 8:
Albuquerque, NM : The meeting will be immediately following the conclusion of the day's show. Details of location will be available at the show.

Zone 9:
June 22:
Friday - at the Early Summer H/J Classic #2 - after the show

July 18:
Wednesday - at the Oregon High Desert Classic #1 - after the show

September 14
Friday - at the Northwest Autumn Classic - after the show

Zone Specifications:
A draft of the zone specifications will be placed on your zone’s website by the second week in July for all members to view and comment on.  The final version of the zone specifications has to be turned in by August 1 so please make sure you review your zone’s draft once they are up. 

Please contact Melissa Pylant for more information at mpylant@ushja.org.

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 9
Diane Carney will be conducting and hosting a Natural Obstacle Clinic and Open Hunter Classic at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL.  For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

June 10
Diane Carney will be conducting and hosting a Natural Obstacle Clinic and Jumper Derby at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL.  For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

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 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 theKentucky 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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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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