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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*USHJA International Hunter Derby
*Renew Your Membership
*Zone News
*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Please note that the USHJA offices will be closed November 22nd & 23rd and will resume normal business November 26th.

Upcoming Clinics:

November 23-25
Heather Campbell
Susan Hutchinson
George Morris
November 24-25
Anne Kursinski
November 30
Thom Brede

USHJA has 35,744 members.

2007 USHJA Annual Meeting

The 2007 USHJA Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, AZ, December 11-14, 2007.
Click here for the Annual Meeting registration form, schedule and hotel information.

Highlights of Annual Meeting 2007:

Tuesday, December 11
A Wine & Cheese Reception
will be held in the Falls Terrace from 7:00 pm -8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 12

Marketing 101 Seminar

The USHJA Marketing and Communications Committee will be hosting a Marketing 101 Seminar on reaching your marketing goals.

Year in Review Luncheon
During lunch, attendees will be presented with a presentation highlighting the achievements of the USHJA staff and committee members on the programs and events that have been developed and implemented over the past year.

 The Welcome Reception sponsored by Arizona Hunter Jumper Association will be in the Hidden Valley from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm

Thursday, December 13
Leadership Seminar
with Dr. Andrew Weiner, Ed.D.
Dr. Weiner is an associate professor in College of Education at the University of Kentucky. He will present ideas and concepts for running an efficient meeting, provide valuable tools to work through conflict resolution and resources for having a difficult conversation.
All meeting attendees are welcome to attend and we ask that all committee chairs and vice chairs to attend the meeting.

Presidents Reception will be held in the East Courtyard from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Evening of Equestrians -Sponsored by Stadium Jumping
The Evening of Equestrians will feature the presentation of the following awards: Foundation Awards, USHJA Volunteer of the Year, the Affiliate Awards Regional Winners, Rider Recognition Awards presented by World Equestrian Brands, the Owner Recognition Award, Youth Sportsmanship Award and the Amateur Sportsmanship Award.

Tickets for the Dinner can be purchased until Wednesday, December 12th. After this date, we will not be able to sell tickets for the awards dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the time of Registration or on-site.

11 more days until the next USHJA Trainers Symposium.

December 2-3 in Wellington, FL.

Hunters: Archie Cox
Jumpers: Candice King
Equitation: Missy Clark

Registration, schedule, and hotel information is available on the USHJA website.

For more information contact Melanie Fransen at
mfransen@ushja.org .


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

The February issue of USHJA In Stride is the Hunter Breeding issue. Be sure to reserve your ad space by December 15th.

For advertising information contact Hunter Messineo, 
301-977-3900 x 175 or hunter.messineo@primedia.com.

Coming in December-the Annual Meeting Issue of  USHJA In Stride.     


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

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

Practical Horseman
Sponsor of the USHJA Clinics Program

Sponsor of the USHJA Trainer's Directory  and the 2007 USHJA Affiliate Awards Yearbook
For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen at
or 859-225-6967.

USHJA E-Update  
November 21, 2007 

Updates on the 2008 USHJA International Hunter Derby Schedule    

Throughout the year, USHJA will be promoting the International Hunter Derby Series. The horseman behind this effort believe that riders and breeders in Europe have an interest in this sport and would like the opportunity to showcase their horses in international show hunter competition. The WCHR World Cup Hunter Challenge proved that there is international interest in show hunters and the USHJA International Hunter Derby is the catalyst for bringing people from around the world to our sport.

The following classes are USHJA High Performance Hunter Member Events that will be hosting the International Hunter Derby Classes

(classes will continuously be added in the coming months)

December 7, 2007 Lake St. Louis Holiday Series Lake St. Louis, MO
  Tommy McIntyre     tommymcintyre@aol.com (630) 842-7650
February 10, 2008 HITS Desert Circuit III Thermal, CA
  Tom Struzzieri/HITS     www.hitsshows.com  
March 16, 2008 HITS Ocala Winter Finals Ocala, FL
  Tom Struzzieri/HITS     www.hitsshows.com  
April 6, 2008 Tournament of Champions Naples, FL
  Kelli MacDonald     kelliwren@aol.com (239) 633-1949
June 8, 2008 Showplace Spectacular/Canterbury Farm Hampshire, IL
  * For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com 847.922.6167
TBA HITS on the Hudson Saugerties, NY
  Tom Struzzieri/HITS     www.hitsshows.com  
TBA Estes Park Summer Series Estes Park, CO
  Tommy McIntyre     tommymcintyre@aol.com (630) 842-7650

Click here for more information.  

Don't Forget to Renew Your Membership

 2008 Membership Renewal

The 2008 competition year is right around the corner! If you have not already renewed your membership and would like to get it done early, you may do so online at www.ushja.org.

Forms are available to print from the website as well and may be mailed or faxed, or if you prefer to do your membership over the phone you may do so by calling (859) 225-2055.

Please note there is a $15 processing fee when applying for your membership over the phone.

Click here for a complete listing of USHJA Member Benefits.

USHJA Zone News 


Zone 1:
January 26, 2008 at Capital Plaza in Montpelier, VT

Contact: Cindy Travers at (603) 887-6342.

Zone 3: 12:00 pm on January 6, 2008 at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks

Members who live in North Carolina will have the option of picking up their ribbons at the North Carolina Hunter & Jumper Association awards dinner on Saturday, January 5th in Pinehurst, NC

Contact: Gary Baker at (540) 687-3455.

Zone 4: Zone awards presented in conjunction with the GHJA Banquet Sunday, January 20, 2008.  The banquet starts at 5:30 pm with the awards being presented at 7:00 PM.

Location: Crown Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody, Atlanta, GA, 30346

Reservations should be made with Jane Stallman 404-580-2571 or janestall@bellsouth.net

Zone 6: MHJA Banquet : November 17, 2007 at the International Market Square inMinneapolis

                        Contact: Gail Brandt at gbrandt@fredlaw.com .

WHJA Banquet: November 24, 2007 at the Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha, WI

Banquet will again include a silent auction that last year had over 100 raffle items.  Special rates are given to those guests that would like to stay for the night and there is a water park for all to enjoy.  For more information, please go to www.whja.org

            INHJA Banquet Jan 26th at the Stoney Creek Lodge in West Des Moines, Iowa

                         Contact: Mandy Killam at mandy318@hotmail.com.

Zone 8: Radisson Hotel, Aurora, CO, January 5 at 7:00 pm.

Contact: Kristina Matthews at (303) 902-8848 or kjmatthews3@aol.com.

Zone 10: PCHA Convention: January 4-5, Las Vegas, NV

USHJA Zone 10 Awards Friday evening, January 4

CPHA Awards luncheon Saturday afternoon, January 5

PCHA Annual Awards Banquet, Saturday evening, January 5

Contact: Call toll free 866-791-7626 and mention Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association Annual Meeting to obtain a special group rate.  Please make reservations prior to December 14, 2007.

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.  


November 23-25
Heather Campbell will be conducting a clinic at Stonehaven Farms Equestrian in Temperance, MI.  For more information, please contact Donna Rothman at 734-854-5825 or www.stonehavenfarms.net.

November 23-25
Susan Hutchinson will be conducting a clinic at Back Forte in Enumclaw, WA.  For more information, please contact Staci Fronczek at platinum02@gmail.com or 206-948-0283.

November 23-25
George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL.  For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

November 24-25
Anne Kursinski will be conducting a clinic at Market Street, Inc in Frenchtown, NJ. For more information, please contact Carol Hoffman at marketstreetinc@aol.com or 908-229-5297

November 30
Thom Brede and Richard Keller will be conducting a clinic during the Arizona Season Finals Horse Show in Scottsdale, AZ at the Westworld of Scottsdale.  For more information, please contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 602-524-7627.


December 1-2
Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farms in Naples, FL.  For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at kelliwren@aol.com or 239-633-1949.

*December 2
Diane Carney and Bibby Farmer will be conducting a clinic at the Lake St. Louis Holiday Horse Show in Lake St. Louis, MO.  For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

*December 8-9
Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at the Top of the Line in Chestnut Ridge, NY.  For more information, please contact Leslie Ward at info@topofthelinestables.com or 845.735.5979.

*December 15-16
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.

December 29-30
George Morris will be conducting a clinic at the Camden Equestrian Center in Camden, SC.   For more information, please contact Sherry Pace at camdenequestrian@aol.com or 803.713.3933.


*January 5-6
Patrick Rodes and Mindy Darst will be conducting a clinic at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX.  For more information, please contact Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at pinoakwendy@aol.com or 713-621-6290.

 *February 16
Dr. Tim Lynch will be conducting a clinic at Post Time Farm in Ocala, FL. For more information, please contact Dana Noga at lonepalm1701@hotmail.com or 352-598-4552.

 *February 18
Kevin Babington will be conducting a clinic at Post Time Farm in Ocala, FL. For more information, please contact Dana Noga at lonepalm1701@hotmail.com or 352-598-4552.

 *February 23-24
Rita Timpanaro will be conducting a clinic at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, VA.  For more information please contact Shelby French at sfrench@sbc.edu or 434-381-6347.

 April 4-6, 2008
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 5-6
Michael Page will be conducting a clinic at The Cutter Farm in Dracut, MA.  For more information, please contact Marina Burliss or Joy Clark at cutterfarm@verizon.net or 978-957-4161.

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.





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.