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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*Judges Mentor Program
*2007 USHJA Owners Guide
*Scholarship Listings On Line
*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule Update

For past issues of USHJA E-News click here.

2007 USHJA Trainers Symposium Dates

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

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. 


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


USHJA AWARDS

 

 Click here to check your USHJA Foundation Awards standings.

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

USHJA SPONSORS

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


Practical Horseman
Sponsor of the USHJA Clinics Program


Charles Owens
Sponsor of the USHJA Mentor Program


Equisure
Sponsor of the USHJA Trainer's Directory

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

USHJA E-Update
     May 23, 2007  

Announcement of the Judges Mentor Program

The USHJA Judges Group is proud to announce the start of the Judges Mentor Program as of May 1, 2007. There are 34 available Mentors in this program. A complete list is available at www.usef.org  Also available on the web site is an overview of the Judges Mentor Program, as well as any and all application forms necessary to become an applicant in the program. We encourage our members that might be interested in becoming a judge to look over the materials, and if they feel that they meet the requirements of the program, contact any mentors of their choice. This program is designed to help interested, qualified professional horsemen to become licensed USEF judges.

The USHJA Judges Group feels that it is vital for our industry to have as many current and competent professionals become judges as possible. If you feel that you are one of these people we strongly urge you to take advantage of this new program. The deadline for completed applications to be returned to the USEF is July 15, 2007. This is not a lot of time, so we need interested people to act in a timely fashion.

If you have any questions about the Judges Mentor Program, please contactMary Smith, Director of Licensed Officials at msmith@usef.org or 859.225.6948.

2007 USHJA Owners Guide 

The 2007 Owners Guide is now available! The USHJA Owners Committee created the Owner's Resource Guide, which is designed to help you, as a horse owner, make educated decisions and assist you in enjoying your experiences with horses.

The guide includes the USHJA Owners Sales Integrity Program which provides basic information and tips to help owners feel informed and confident in the sales process.  The guide also outlines responsibilities to owners and riders when at a horse show, including the organization obligations to ensure that your points will count for a specific class or division.

To request a copy of the USHJA Owners Guide, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org  

Scholarship Listings Available On-Line

The USHJA Special Projects Committee has collected information from national organizations and states regarding the scholarships they offer. Now college bound students and parents have one place where they can find information about colleges that offer equine programs and the various national and state scholarships that are available.  We understand that there are a lot of programs and scholarships available and our goal is to continually update the information provided.  All information for each scholarship is available by contacting the individual listed from the respective organization.  If your organization offers a scholarship and you would like your information added to this list, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org


Zone Information

Upcoming Zone Forums:

 Zone 8:
June 8:Albuquerque, NM : The meeting will be immediately following the conclusion of the days 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. For more information please contact Melissa Pylant 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.  

May 26-27

Holly Hugo-Vidal will be conducting a clinic at Hunters Ridge in Ramsomville, NY. For more information, please contact Lindsay Cornell at HunterRidge01@hotmail.com or 716-622-7303.

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 atdtelluride@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 atdtelluride@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 atkarencolston@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 atlauraunderhillnorment@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 atptredennick@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 atdianjnsn@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 atdianjnsn@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 atliz@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 Fransen atmfransen@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 atdianjnsn@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 atgbrandt@freedlaw.com or 612-492-7161 or visitwww.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

Neal Shapiro will be conducting a clinic at Southern Oak Farm in Hollywood, SC. 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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