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November 9, 2011
2011 Annual Meeting
2011 EAP National Training
Zone 10 Jumper Awards
Wheeler Museum Display
WCHR Peter Wetherill Cup
Vital Staff Support Awards
Legacy Award Recipient
2011 TCP Clinics
2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar
Farmvet Outreach Calendar ShopUSHJA

2011 Annual Meeting

There's still time! If you missed our special edition E-Update, click here to see the latest on the 2011 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Book NOW, the rooms are going fast at the Roosevelt. A small number of rooms are left with special rates for December 4-8, 2011. November 11th is the last day for the special rates! Online hotel reservations have closed. To make your reservation please contact the Roosevelt directly by phone at 504.648.1200 or Krista Greathouse at 859.227.2326, please refer to the USHJA Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate.

2011 EAP National Training Session

The 2011 EAP National Training Session presented by Dover Saddlery will be held at Country Ridge Stables in Mundelein, IL November 17-20, 2011. Peter Wylde, Melanie Taylor, Mindy Bower and Jennifer Alfano will work with riders during the exciting three and a half days of training, resulting in one overall winner receiving a $3000 grant to be applied toward the cost of advanced training with an approved trainer. Two lucky riders will also be invited to attend the 2012 George Morris Horsemastership Clinic presented by USEF January 3-7, 2012 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.

The EAP National Training Session will also be offered as a TCP Clinic. Professionals may audit this event to complete the educational requirement of the Trainers Certification Program. Auditors are also welcome! For more information visit or contact Kimber Ditallo at Country Ridge Stables.

Zone 10 Jumper Awards

The Zone 10 Jumper Awards will take place during the LA Nationals- Celebrate Jumpers on Friday, November 18th at 7PM in the Equestrian Ballroom. Banquet pricing before November 10th is $100 for single ticket or $750 for a table of ten. After the 10th – single tickets are $125 and tables $950.

For more information on the Zone 10 Jumper Awards please contact Melanie Mullens at 213.705.4312.

USHJA Debuts "A Retrospective of the National Horse Show" at the Wheeler Museum

On Monday, October 31st the United States Hunter Jumper Association's Wheeler Museum unveiled a special exhibit honoring the 128 years of the National Horse Show's contribution to equestrian sport and history.

Invited guests for the sneak peek were a virtual who's who of the hunter jumper community, including Wilson Dennehy, who is strongly committed to preserving the history of our sport, "I first attended the National in 1952, 60 years ago this week- that's the year that George Morris won the Maclay and Medal and I won the junior hunter division. He [George] said "who's this guy from Chicago, I thought there were cowboys and Indians out there"- George and I have been good friends ever since. It's a very special horse show". Dennehy contributed several of the rare photographs and artifacts on display, one of which is his own red Hunt Coat worn for the 1955 Hunt Team at the National Horse Show and a copy of the February 1956 issue of Sports Illustrated which featured an article on the illustrious career of Dennehy. There is also a deep personal tie to the National for Dennehy, "In my hometown when I won all that stuff in November 1955 it got smeared all over the local paper and of course the piece in Sports Illustrated, well this girl I didn't know very well called me up in January 1956 and said she had this girl who likes horses coming and that I was the only one she knew who does horses-she only knew that because of the papers and magazine, but I said oh yes, I'll come to your dinner party. Guess who that was I met? My wife, Sandy. My romance began because of the National Horse Show and hasn't stopped. This exhibit is full of wonderful memories and I'm very happy USHJA is sharing them with everyone."

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World Championship Hunter Rider program establishes prestigious Peter Wetherill Cup

USHJA and the USHJA Foundation will honor the life and legacy of equestrian Peter Wetherill through the formation of the Peter Wetherill Cup.

A first of its kind, the esteemed Peter Wetherill Cup will be presented annually to the owner of the World Championship Hunter Rider Program Hunter of the Year, a horse that is currently showing and exemplifies the ideal hunter.

WCHR program members are eligible to submit nominations for the Peter Wetherill Cup beginning November 7th, at the conclusion of the Alltech National Horse Show. The deadline for nominations is 5pm Eastern Standard time on December 1, 2011. Nominations will be collected through an online ballot which was sent to all WCHR members on November 7th via email. Nominations must include the name of both the owner and the horse along with the horse's most recent accomplishments.

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Outwater and Heston Awarded for their Dedication

USHJA congratulates Brenda Outwater of Burbank, CA and George Heston of Free Union, VA as the 2011 recipients of the inaugural USHJA Vital Staff Support Award. USHJA created this new award to honor the support staff of our sport, often working behind the scenes, whose current role is essential to the success of our horse shows. Outwater and Heston will be recognized at the USHJA Annual Meeting during the Evening of Equestrians awards dinner. Outwater has served as a show secretary for close to 40 years, she is beloved by all who know and work with her. Because of his knowledge and helpful nature, Heston has become a trusted fixture at horse shows for more than two decades and is said to have the best run in-gate at any event!

For questions regarding the USHJA Vital Staff Support Award, contact Kristyn Kay at 859.225.6708

Helen Lenahan Honored as the Inaugural Recipient of the Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award

On Tuesday, December 6th, during the Evening of Equestrians at the USHJA Annual Meeting, Helen Lenahan will be presented with the Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award, donated by EMO Agency, Inc. The Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award was established by the USHJA Owners Task Force in 2011 to acknowledge a past or current owner who has been or is a true "patron" of the Hunter/Jumper industry. This award honors an owner who has created a legacy of giving back to our sport through continued dedication and support.

Mrs. Lenahan is cited by her many fans as the "ultimate owner" and "an even better friend" who has supported the careers of many of the country's top hunter riders. Horses owned by Mrs. Lenahan have won championships at many prestigious shows including the National Horse Show as well as garnering multiple Horse of the Year awards.

2011 USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics

The USHJA is now offering standard Trainer Certification Program Clinics (TCP Clinics) as well as Trainer's Symposiums. Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

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November 17-20* Peter Wylde
Melanie Smith Taylor
Mindy Bower
Mundelein, IL Kimber Ditallo
November 26-28 Karen Healey Owings Mills, MD Donna Bernini
December 9-11 George Morris Thousand Oaks, CA Melissa Jones
December 28-29 Stacia Madden Owings Mill, MD Streett Moore

* This TCP Clinic is being held in conjunction with the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program.

USHJA 2011 Clinics Calendar

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. For questions please contact Carrie Vaught.

November 12-13 Paige Rassas Sorce Pfafftown, NC Karen Bruce
November 18-20 Anne Kursinski Frenchtown, NJ Anne Kursinski
November 18-20 George Morris Jupiter, FL Christina Jones
November 19-20 Jeff Cook Kingston, WA Lisa Petersen
November 25-27 George Morris Hampshire, IL Diane Carney
November 26-28 Karen Healey Owings Mills, MD Donna Bernini
December 3-4 Jeff Cook Lebanon, OH Jeanie Cappiello
December 3-4 Melanie Smith Taylor Ocala, FL Kim Burnette
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