March 3, 2011
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Serio and Esse Victorious at the WCHR Palm Beach Spectacular
PROFESSIONALS – Louise Serio and Castle Rock rolled to victory in the $32,875 WCHR Palm Beach Hunter Classic Spectacular. After posting two beautiful rounds under the lights of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center's International Arena, no one could catch their scores of 87.12 and 90.50 for 177.62 overall.
"I loved my second round even better than my first," said Serio with a smile. "I thought the course was fantastic, and it rode beautifully."
Liza Towell Boyd and Brunello, the defending champions, returned with the highest score in the first round (89.50) but couldn't catch Serio. Boyd settled for third (175.25), while Scott Stewart and Reality held onto second place with a gorgeous second round and scores of 88.50 and 88.37 for 176.87. Click Here for more.
JUNIOR/AMATEUR – Olivia Esse and Small Affair traveled from California especially for the World Championship Hunter Rider events held during weeks 5 and 6 of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. And their cross-country trip paid huge dividends when the pair jumped to top honors in the WCHR Junior/Amateur – Owner Palm Beach Hunter Classic Spectacular.
Esse, 17, of Los Angeles, California, topped the first round with impressive scores of 89 and 94 from the two panels of judges. She then returned aboard the 8-year-old Selle Francais gelding to post scores of 87 and 90 to secure the title with an overall total of 180.
"He felt really good even though he's been showing all weekend," said Esse who also secured the show's Large Junior 16-17 championship. "He's probably a little tired, but he was great. He didn't slow down or rub a fence." Click here for more.
Attention Competition Managers and Exhibitors
USHJA is pleased to see the great popularity and success of the Performance Working Hunter 3'3" and 3'6" to 3'9" Sections in their inaugural year as well as the continued growth of the newly named High Performance Working Hunter Section. We have created a Fact Sheet for the 2011 Show Season in case you should have any questions regarding the new sections. The Fact Sheet is located on the USHJA website on the USHJA front page under Quick Links.
For Competition Managers of the remaining USHJA International Hunter Derby Classes in the 2010 – 2011 series, the most up-to-date class specifications are available at: 2010 – 2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Class Specifications.
Congratulations 2010 USHJA Outreach Medal Champions
USHJA would like to recognize and congratulate the 2010 USHJA Outreach Medal Champions. The USHJA Outreach Medal Classes are held during USHJA Outreach Competitions, with a successful second year the program had 113 competitions participate. We would like to thank these competitions for giving our medal champions the opportunity to compete nationally at a grassroots level. Click Here to view the 2010 Outreach Medal Champions.
For a complete listing of 2011 USHJA Outreach Competitions please visit the USHJA Outreach Calendar located on the USHJA website.
2011 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North
The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY will host the 2011 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships which will be held July 27-July 31, 2011.
New Application Process – Applications now submitted to USEF. Riders wishing to be considered for either a North American Junior Championship Team or a North American Young Rider Championship Team must complete an application. There is a separate application for the Junior Team and for the Young Rider Team. Riders wishing to apply for both may do so if eligible by age but must submit BOTH applications.
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Information regarding NAJYRC requirements and selection can be found on the USEF website.
2011 EAP Application Available
The 2011 Emerging Athletes Program application for Zones 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 is due April 1, 2011. Apply now!
The mission of the Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) is to develop complete horsemen by implementing a system of identifying and nurturing talented young riders and providing them with the support and assistance necessary to reach their full potential. Click Here for more information.
The 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.
*Clinics in RED are USHJA Trainer Certification Clinics. These, and the USHJA Trainers Symposiums,
are the only clinics which count towards the requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.
6 Mike Allen and Naomi Gauruder clinic on CPR at Oak Meadow Farm in East Windsor, CT. Contact Naomi Gauruder of BHC Management at Naomi@BHCmanagement.com or 203.650.3148.
13 Cynthia Jensen clinic on pony measurements at Oak Meadow Farm in East Windsor, CT. Contact Naomi Gauruder of BHC Management at Naomi@BHCmanagement.com or 425.481.7924.
19-20 Jeff Cook clinic at Archway Equestrian Sports, LLC in Bothell, WA. Contact Clare Warren at email@example.com or 203.650.3148.
23-24 Melanie Smith Taylor clinic at Buckleigh Farms in Aiken, SC. Contact Ann Thal at Snaffles, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941.730.1165.
26-27 Sue Lyman and Laura Rowley clinic on ridability and communication at Morningside Training Farm in The Plains, VA. Contact Erin Kath at email@example.com or phone 540.347.4777 or 585.355.6658.
27 Tonya Johnston sport psychology clinic at Renaissance Ranch in Watsonville, CA. Contact Paige Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831.840.7572.
1-3 Nick Karazissis clinic at Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN. Contact Ingrid Schoenlein at email@example.com or 765.586.1952.
3 Scott Hofstetter clinic at Silver Sands Bridle Club in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Contact Jyan Johnson Colt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386.451.4291.
9 Tommy Serio clinic at Morningside Training Farm in The Plains, VA. Contact Erin Kath at email@example.com or phone 540.347.4777 or 585.355.6658
9-10 Melanie Smith Taylor clinic at Icon Sporthorses, LLC in Friendsville, TN. Contact Craig Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865.607.3795.
9-10 Paige Rassas Sorce clinic at Irish Oaks in Pfafftown, NC. Contact Karen Bruce at email@example.com or 336.945.5178.
9-10 Michael Page clinic at The Cutter Farm in Dracut, MA. Contact Marina Burliss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.697.7858.
9-10 Carl W. Bessette clinic at Silver Oaks Farm in Ocala, FL. Contact Lauren Carr at email@example.com or 561.827.1454.
10 Joe Fargis clinic at Journey Back Stables in Greensboro, NC. Contact Joan C. Boyce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.299.5067.
16 Anne Kursinski clinic at The Dream Park Equestrian Center in Logan Township, NJ. Contact Delia Apollo at email@example.com or 856.297.6610.
16-17 Joe Fargis clinic at Far Meadow Farm in Morris, CT. Contact Carole St. Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.567.9850.
22-23 Karen Healey TCP Clinic at Windsong Stable in Battle Creek, MI. Please contact Sandi Carlton at email@example.com or 269.317.1529
30 - May 1 Frank Madden clinic at Blackjack Farms in Birmingham, AL. Contact J. Michael Halbleib at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205.283.3082.
The 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. For more information on holding a clinic in your area, contact Carrie Vaught at email@example.com or 859.225.6703. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.
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