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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*New classes added to the ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Dietrich Insurance Featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery Schedule

*USHJA Expands Affiliate Sportsmanship Program to include Riding Instructors

*Open Zone Meetings for Zone Committee Elections

*USHJA Affiliate Equitation Program


*USHJA Competitions Directory

*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule
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Upcoming Events:

ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Dietrich Insurance
Featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery
Classes


March 7th
Gulf Coast Winter, Gulfport, MS.

March 14th
HITS Desert Circuit Championship, Thermal, CA.


March 16th
HITS Ocala Winter Finals, Ocala, FL.

March 21st
Scottsdale Spring Festival in Scottsdale, AZ.

March 28th
 Pin Oak Charity in Katy, TX.

March 28th
Oaks Blenheim Spring I in
San Juan Capistrano, CA.


CLINICS

March 15-16th
Juliana Zunde will be conducting a clinic at Signature West Farm in Spanaway, WA. 

March 29-30th
Kris Killam will be conducting a clinic at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. 


Attention Show Managers:

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Reserve your ad space today in USHJA In Stride and reach over 35,000 hunter and jumper enthusiasts.

The April issue of USHJA In Stride is the Affiliates issue.

For advertising information contact Hunter Messineo, 
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USHJA AWARDS

 
 
 
Click
here to learn more about USHJA's exciting awards program.


USHJA SPONSORS

ASG Software Solutions
Title sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Dietrich Insurance
Presenting sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

World Equestrian Brands
Presenting  sponsor of the USHJA Hunterdon Cup and Rider Recognition Program


Practical Horseman
Title sponsor of the USHJA Clinics Program


Equisure
Sponsor of the USHJA Trainer's Directory  and the 2007 USHJA Affiliate Awards Yearbook

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

USHJA E-Update  
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March 5, 2008       
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2008/2009

ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Presented by Dietrich Insurance
Featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery


N E W  C L A S S E S  A D D E D  T O  S C H E D U L E


*March 21, 2008
$50,000 Class
Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. 
For more information, please contact Ken Braddick at kbraddick@equestriansport.com or 561-793-3684.

 

*April 3, 2008  
Spring Gathering Horse Show in Katy, TX. For more information, please contact Pauline Cook at
cookie143@hughes.net or 281-579-1272.

 

*May 25, 2008  
Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA. 
For more information, please contact David Distler at DavidDistler@msn.com or 203-803-0844.

 

*June 25, 2008   
Colorado Summer Classic I in Colorado Springs, CO.
For more information, please contact Carole O’Brien at osmhorse@msn.com or 303-638-9337.

 

*July 19, 2008     
Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic Horse Show in Moreland Hills, OH. For more information, please contact
info@clevelandhorseshow.com or 330-903-9915.

 

*August 7, 2008
HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, NY.
For more information, please contact Kristen Vale at kristen@hitsshows.com or 845-246-8833.

 

*August 9, 2008
Evergreen Classic in Carnation, WA.
 For more information, please contact Caroline Jones at caroline@rmshowjumping.com or 403-333-9338.

 

*November 7, 2008  
Dallas Harvest in Tyler, TX.
  For more information, please contact Patrick Rodes at pdrntx@aol.com or 940-240-1207.

Click here for more information on the USHJA International Hunter Derby. Classes are being added frequently, so please refer to the USHJA website for the most up to date schedule. For information on hosting a class, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org.

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USHJA Expands Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards Program to Include Riding Instructors


In our continuing effort to embrace the foundation level of the horse show industry, the USHJA is proud to announce the addition of a Riding Instructor Award category to the Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards Program.  This Program currently recognizes a Junior, Amateur and Professional from each of our Affiliate Associations.  

 

The goal of the Affiliate Riding Instructor Award is to recognize those individuals who are dedicated to teaching and provide riders with their initiation to the sport.  By mentoring riders and instructing them in good horsemanship, riding basics and the love and respect of the horse, they are building the strong foundation of our future horsemen.  This award is designed to recognize those dedicated teachers who have spent their time “in the ring” encouraging love and growth of our sport to entry level riders, primarily at unrecognized competition level.

 

Recipients of this award must be at minimum an Outreach member of the USHJA, at least 18 years of age and in good standing with USHJA.  Additionally, the nominating Affiliate Association must be a current Affiliate member of USHJA.

 

For questions or additional information regarding the Affiliate Sportsmanship Award Program, please contact Christine Kennedy at 859-825-6009 or via e-mail at ckennedy@ushja.org.

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OPEN ZONE MEETINGS FOR ZONE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS



Upcoming Open Zone Meetings:
 

Zone 1 Hunter and Jumper
An open forum for Zone 1 members was held on Friday, January 25 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time at the Westbrook Hunt Club Horse Show in Westbrook, Connecticut.  Nominations were taken from the floor for the Zone 1 Hunter and Jumper Committees.  Please refer to the December issue of In Stride magazine for criteria. Additionally, written nominations may be sent to Pam Hunt at huntpm@aol.com and David Distler at DavidDistler@msn.com

Zone 2 Hunter
Two open forums for both Hunter and Jumper members have been scheduled for Zone 2. The first has been scheduled for Monday, March 10th at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. This forum will take place at Willie's Tavern, 285 Main Street, Bedminster, NJ (very close to the USET Headquarters in Gladstone). Please RSVP to Katie Benson at jackkate@aol.com if you are planning to attend the forum.

The second is scheduled at the Four Seasons Competition in Titusville, NJ on Saturday, April 19 at 3:00 PM; see the show office for more information.

Nominations will be taken from the floor at the forums for the Zone 2 Hunter Committee and Zone 2 Jumper Committee. Additionally, written nominations may be sent to Erin True at USHJA at etrue@ushja.org or faxed 859-258-9033.

 Zone 3 Hunter
Zone 3 Hunter Members will have their open meeting on April 4th at the Maryland National Horse Show held at the Prince George Equestrian Center. The meeting will be held after the show on the second floor of the show office. Contact Gary Baker at wgbrosecroft@aol.com for more information.
Zone 4 Hunter
An open forum for Zone 4 members has been scheduled for Saturday, April 12th, at 5:00 PM.  This forum will take place at the Tri-State Exhibition Center in Cleveland , Tennessee.  Nominations will be taken from the floor for the Zone 4 Hunter Committee. Questions may be directed to John Rush, Zone 4 Hunter Committee Chair, at 904-396-4106 or via e-mail at
rushshows@aol.com.   

There will be a second Zone 4 Hunter open forum held on Thursday March 27th , at 6:00 PM at the Atlanta Spring Classic Horse Show in Conyers, GA in the Covered Arena. Questions may be directed to Bob Bell at clearseas@earthlink.net.

Zone 4 Jumper
An open forum for Zone 4 Jumper members has been scheduled for March 11th at 4:30 PM. Location: Tavern on the Green Patio at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Cub, Wellington, FL. Please contact Danielle Torano at dtorano@aol.com for more information.

Zone 5 Hunter 
Zone 5 Hunter members will have their open forum on April 7th at 11:00:00 AM. 
Location: United States Equestrian Federation Building in the Vanderbilt Room.
Please contact Mindy Darst at mindy@lochmoorstables.com for more information.

Zone 6 Hunter and Jumper

USHJA Zone 6 Open Meeting
A special evening hosted by the Minnesota Hunter and Jumper Association.

On Monday, March 10th, the MHJA will be holding its regularly scheduled Board meeting at the University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center. Join us for a private tour of the Center. The MHJA will also host a USHJA Zone VI Open Forum. This is your chance to nominate members to the 2008 USHJA Zone VI ballot for the zone hunter and jumper committees.

6:30 – Tour the Center

7:20 approx. – Zone Forum

7:45 approx – MHJA Board meeting – please stay if you are interested.


Zone 7 Hunter and Jumper
Three open forums for Zone 7 Hunter and Jumper Members have been scheduled. The first is to take place at the Spring Gathering 2008 competition located at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center Wednesday, April 2 from 4-6:30 PM in conjunction with the exhibitor party; see the show office for more information.
The second is to take place during the Lake St. Louis, MO Winter Series on Saturday, April 5th at approximately 2:30 PM (or when the jumps are changed from Hunter to Jumper) in the bleachers; see the show office for more information.
The third is to take place during the Tulsa Exposition Center in Tulsa, OK on April 24; tentatively the forum will take place 30 min after the last class of the day; see the show office for more information.
Nominations will be taken from the floor for the both Zone 7 Hunter and Zone 7 Jumper Committees. Additionally, written nominations with accompanying biographies must be sent to USHJA, Erin True at etrue@ushja.org or faxed to 859-258-9033 by May 1, 2008. 


Zone 8 Hunter
An open meeting was held Friday, February 15 at the Kachina Classic horse show in Tucson, Arizona, for the purpose of accepting nominations from individuals for the Zone 8 Hunter Committee.  Additionally, written nominations may be sent to Wilson Dennehy, Zone 8 Hunter Committee Chair at
sandydennehy@msm.com.

Zone 9 Hunter and Jumper
An "Open" forum for Zone 9 members will be held Friday, April 11 at the Spring National Hunter and Thursday, April 17 at the Spring National Jumper after the show. Nominations will be taken from the floor for the Zone 9 Hunter and Jumper Committees. For further information please contact Dianne Johnson - 425-823-2802 or 425-894-3136(Cell)

At the Zone 9 Forum held at the USHJA Convention a discussion took place about California being a contiguous state for Zone 9. It will be reviewed through out the year for zone specification for 2009. Also it was discussed about having a Zone High Score Award for Amateur Hunters, Fences 3'3". A correction to the 2008 Zone 9 specifications for Special Jumper was made. All monies won in classes Level 5 and above and $25,000 and higher will count.

Zone 10 Hunter and Jumper
Zone 10 will hold their open forum for both Hunter and Jumper at the HITS Thermal Horse Show, March 8th after the last class on the Grand Prix field. Please contact Nick Karazissis for more information at
farwest1@aol.com.

Zone 11 Hunter and Jumper
An open meeting for Zone 11 Hunter and Jumper members will be held on Monday April 21st at 6:30 PM at the Anderson Residence in Kailua, HI. Location: 736 B Maluniu Avenue. For more information please contact Zone Chairman, Olga Anderson at 808-864-1761.

Zone 12 Hunter and Jumper
An open meeting for Zone 12 members has been scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Zone 12 Winter Forum and Zone Awards Banquet.  The Winter Forum (no charge and open to everyone including non-members) begins at 4 p.m. and the Banquet (tickets $35) at 7 p.m.  The venue is O'Malley's on the Green, 3651 O'Malley Road, Anchorage. 
Questions may be directed to Mary Kaye Hession at
hession@gci.net.

For questions concerning Zone elections please contact your
Zone Chairman or Christine Kennedy at ckennedy@ushja.org

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USHJA Competitions Directory
 

Attention Hunter Jumper Horse Show Managers:
 
The USHJA Competition and Facilities Directory, created by the USHJA Show Standards Committee, is now live on the USHJA website. This Directory will allow show managers to advertise their USEF licensed, as well as their unrecognized, Hunter Jumper Competitions.
 
As USHJA receives this competition data from the show managers, a search function will be added to the Directory, so that competitors can search the competitions based on specific criteria.  In 2009, this Directory will also be linked with the Members Choice Awards; a program awarding competitions in several different categories for excellence.
 
This service is completely free for Show Managers and will provide advertising for your competition all year long.  So don't delay, please include your competition(s) in the USHJA Competition's and Facilities Directory today. Click here to view the directory or to add your competition.

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USHJA Affiliate Equitation Awards Program


USHJA has implemented an Equitation Awards program through its Affiliate Organizations Medal Classes primarily offered at local and unrecognized horse shows.

The goal of this program is to increase the USHJA membership and outreach in the equestrian community, by further informing and educating individuals who partake in equestrian sports at the unrecognized and local horse show level and demonstrating that USHJA has something to offer them through its many programs, and shared involvement with the horse. Click here for more information on this program.

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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.  

M A R C H

March 15-16
Juliana Zunde will be conducting a clinic at Signature West Farm in Spanaway, WA.  For more information, please contact Shannon Hendrickson at signwest@aol.com or 253-297-6469.

March 29-30
Kris Killam will be conducting a clinic at William Woods University in Fulton, MO.  For more information, please contact Dr. Linda McClaren at 573-590-3661 or lmcclare@williamwoods.edu.

A P R I L

April 4

USHJA will be hosting a Stewards Forum at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy , TX. For more information, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.

April 4-6
Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at the 2008 Hoosier Horse Fair in Indianapolis, IN.   For more information, please contact Ingrid Schoenlein at schoenle@purdue.edu or 765-494-8777.

*April 4-6
Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Farms in Forest Lake, MN.  For more information, please contact Gail Brandt at gbrandt@fredlaw.com or 651-464-8631.

*April 4-6
Robert Robold and Anne Thal will be conducting a clinic at the Plantation Equestrian Center in Plantation, FL.  For more information, please contact Butch Medlin at HeritageHorseSho@aol.com or 954-347-1799.

April 5-6

Michael Page will be conducting a clinic at The Cutter Farm in Dracut , MA .  For more information, please contact Marina Burliss at info@cutterfarm.com or 978-957-4161.

April 8-10
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA .  For more information, please contact Michelle Christian at www.springdown.com.

April 12-13
Diane Carney will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farm in Naples , FL. For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at 239-633-1949 or kelliwren@aol.com.

April 12-13
Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at the Columbine Equestrian Center in Littleton, CO.  For more information, please contact Debbie Landy at deblandy@comcast.net or 303-435-2000.

April 26-27
Val Renihan will be conducting a clinic at Windsong Stable in Battle Creek, MI.  For more information, please contact Sandi Carlton at windripple@aol.com or 269-317-1529.

M A Y

May 3-4

Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Island Hills Stable in Middle Island, NY.  For more information, please contact Maskao Niwa at masakoniwa@optonline.net or 631-682-4079.

*May 11
Gardner Powell will be conducting a clinic at the Missoula Equestrian Park in Missoula, MT.  For more information, please contact Susan Bonar Mayer at smayer@litigationabstract.com or
406-728-3830.

May 13-15
John Manning, Mark Jungherr and Todd Karn will be conducting a clinic at Green Mountain Horse Association in S. Woodstock, VT.  For more information, please contact Karey Manner at kmanner@gmhainc.org or 802-457-1509.

*May 17-18
Tonya Johnson will be conducting a Sports Psychology Clinic at Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma, CA.  For more information, please contact Hope Glynn at hopeglynn@yahoo.com or 707-769-0180.

J U N E

*June 7
Diane Carney and Canterbury Farm will be hosting a Natural Obstacle and HPH Schooling Clinic in Hampshire, IL. For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or
847-922-6167.

*June 14-15
Holly Hugo Vidal will be conducting a clinic at Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma, CA.  For more information, please contact Hope Glynn at hopeglynn@yahoo.com or 707-769-0180.

*June 16
Diane Carney will be hosting a clinic at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL. For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

June 28-29
Meg Schulman will be conducting a clinic at J& S Sport horses in Dillon, MT.  For more information, please contact Dr. John Xanthopoulos at J.Xant@umwestern.edu or 406-660-0558.

J U L Y

July 1-3
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley , CA .  For more information, please contact Michelle Christian at www.springdown.com.

July 17
Chrystine Tauber and Timmy Kees will be conducting a clinic at J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR.  For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com or 425-823-2802.

July 17-20

Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Bergen Equestrian Center in Leonia , NJ .  For more information, please contact Penny Kinnally at pkinnally@aol.com or 201-233-7410.

July 19
USHJA will be hosting a Stewards Forum at the Centennial Olympic Park in Conyers, GA. For more information, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.

*July 21-22
Archie Cox will be conducting a clinic at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO during the High Prairie Farms Horse Show.  For more information, please contact Page Tredennick at ptredennick@woodrunfarm.com or 303-808-8413.

July 22
Bibby Hill will be conducting a clinic at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers , GA. For more information, please contact Bob Bell at info@classiccompany.com or 843-768-5503.

July 24
Otis Brown and Scott Williamson 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.

A U G U S T

*August 1
The Zone 5 Opportunity to Judge Clinic will be held during the Equifest I Horse Show in Wayne, IL.  For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

S E P T E M B E R

*September 13-14
Andrea Wells will be conducting a clinic at the Cottonwood Riding Club in Littleton, CO.  For more information, please contact Tara Hieb at tara@cottonwoodridingclub.com or 303-791-7656.

N O V E M B E R


November 15-16
Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Outlaw Stable in New Bloomfield, PA.  For more information, please contact Tara Dawn Hazen at outlawstable@pa.net or 717-582-8221.

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.

 



    


 

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For more information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at wallen@ushja.org or (859) 225-6967.

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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