USHJA E-Update

November 12, 2009

In this issue:

*2009 USHJA Lifetime Achievement Honorees

*USHJA Zones Take Historic Step to Increase Programs

*Chronicle of the Horse Announces New Website

*2010 EAP Host Site Application Available

*2010-2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Class Application Available

*Host a USHJA HDIF Event

*Clinics Calendar

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2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Class Results

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USHJA SPONSORS

The Chronicle of the Horse
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

SmartPak
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums

Dietrich Insurance
Presenting sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

FarmVet
Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

The Clothes Horse
Sponsor of the 2009 International Hunter Derby Finals and 2009/2010 International Hunter Derby

Charles Owen & Co.
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Dover Saddlery
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Essex Classics
Title sponsor of the 2009 USHJA Hunterdon Cup & Award sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

World Equestrian Brands and Amerigo Saddles
  Title sponsor of the USHJA Rider Recognition Program

Equisure  
Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Yearbook
Grand Prix Riding Apparel
Awards sponsor of the 2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby and 2009 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic

Nutrena
Trainers Symposium nutritional seminars provided by Nutrena.

For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen

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USHJA Announces 2009 Lifetime Achievement Honorees

On December 8th, Larry Langer and Joe Fargis will be honored with the USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Evening of Equestrians Dinner during the USHJA Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, FL. This award was created to recognize members whose involvement in the sport, as well as in the USHJA, has benefited the industry.

USHJA President Bill Moroney shared his excitement about the 2009 honorees. “Deciding the recipient of this award is never easy. Our industry is incredibly fortunate to have an abundance of people that have dedicated their lives to this sport, which makes a decision like this even harder. However, people like Joe Fargis and Larry Langer, who, in their own way, have been synonymous with dedication and achievement in our sport, are why we created this award.”

Click here to read more. For more information on the USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award, please email Kristyn Kay at kkay@ushja.org.

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USHJA Zones Take Historic Step to Increase Programs

During the first USHJA Zone Retreat held earlier this year, the representatives present unanimously approved a recommendation to the USHJA Board of Directors regarding future funding for USHJA Zones. The recommendation was to assess each horse and rider combination entering USEF recognized competitions a USHJA Zone Support fee of $2.00 to be collected by the competition and remitted to the USHJA. Larry Langer, Jumper Zone Council Chair stated, "I have been searching for a simple way to adequately fund our Zone programs for many years now, and I am really excited that we seem to have finally found it. I think our whole Hunter/Jumper sport in the United States will benefit from this."

The USHJA Board of Directors has met and approved the recommendation for this funding mechanism for the Zones. "The implementation of the Zone Support Fee will be extremely beneficial to each zone, no matter its size, to help fund its programs. It is the intent of the USHJA to have one day of its annual meeting dedicated specifically to the Zone and Affiliate Committees, as well as their programs and awards presentations," said Beth Miner, Hunter Zone Council Chair.

"Since the USHJA assumed the administration of the Zone Committees and Programs five years ago, we have seen a tremendous increase in responsible spending and accountability by our Zone representatives. Budgets are submitted for approval annually, the Zones are adhering to our financial controls and we will continue to monitor all aspects of the budgeting process. We congratulate the Zone representatives on creating this opportunity to increase the benefits provided to their constituents," said Susan Dotson, USHJA Executive Director.

This $2 per horse fee will appear on the entry blank of each competition and will be payable along with your entry fees. The fee does not apply to horses competing at Local competitions or those horses that are currently exempt from paying the USEF Drug Fee.

The funds collected during the 2010 competition year will be distributed to the USHJA Zones in 2011. Each Zone will still receive a base allocation, along with the additional proceeds from the Zone Support fee, dispersed based on the number of Hunter and Jumper members in each USHJA Zone.

The full rule is listed below for your review:

GR1210 General. [Chapter 12. Competition Officials, Employees and Volunteers. Subchapter 12-C Duties of Competition Management in General]
14. Collection of non-USEF Fees
a. Federation International Discipline Associations and Recognized Affiliate Associations, as defined in GR204.1a and .b, may require a Licensee to collect fees from exhibitors and remit such fees to the applicable association, unless the Federation objects to such fees in writing.

b. A Licensee may also agree with any Federation Affiliated Association, as defined in GR 204.1 (c), (d), (e) and (f), to collect fees from exhibitors and remit such fees to the applicable association only if the following terms and conditions are met. (1) Association must be a member in good standing of the Federation and the Federation Recognized Affiliate(s) representing the breed/discipline competing at competitions where the fees are to be assessed. (2) Association must apply for and obtain permission from the Federation, in accordance with procedures published on the Federation's website, no less than sixty (60) days prior to the start of the competition. (3) Association, upon approval from the Federation, must provide a Licensee with a copy of the Federation Approval Letter prior to collection and remittance of fees. (4) Association fees must be listed separately from Federation, International Discipline and Recognized Affiliate fees on entry blank and all amounts collected must be disclosed to the Federation along with and subject to post-competition reporting requirements.

c. Licensee shall not collect fees on behalf of any non-Federation International Discipline Association, non-recognized Affiliate Association or non- Federation Affiliated Association.


For questions regarding the rule change or implementation of the USHJA Zone Support Fee, please contact USHJA at (859) 225-6700.

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The Chronicle of the Horse Announces Launch
of New Interactive Website

The Chronicle of the Horse, one of the nation’s best sources of news and results for the sport horse industry, today launched a completely new, expanded and redesigned website –www.chronofhorse.com – to complement its existing print format. This new design will provide improved browse and search functions, a weekly newsletter, RSS feeds, enhanced photo and video galleries, as well as new, free content, including expanded columns on a variety of topics pertinent to the industry.

In conjunction with the launch of its new website, The Chronicle of the Horse will be launching an updated and enhanced digital magazine. The protocol of publishing fresh (and free) content online, coupled with The Chronicle of the Horse magazine’s new digital edition, allows subscribers to take full advantage of the Chronicle’s wide array of articles and columns across its entire magazine and digital network.

Click here to read more.

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2010 EAP Host Site Application Packets are now Available

The application phase is open for facilities interested in hosting a Level I Emerging Athletes Training Session. The goal of the application process is to find a training facility in each of our zones to serve as the host for the Level I EAP Training Session. The Application Packet is available by contacting Melanie Fransen.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE USHJA OFFICE ON OR BEFORE 5:00 PM ET NOVEMBER 20, 2009. Applications received after this date will not be accepted for consideration.

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2010-2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Class Application Packets are now Available

The application phase is open for competitions interested in hosting an International Hunter Derby class between June 2, 2010-June 1, 2011. This time period is the 12 month qualifying period for the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals to be held in 2011. If you are interested in hosting multiple classes, please complete one application per competition. However, we cannot guarantee that multiple classes in one location will be granted during this time period due to the limited availability. If you have previously hosted an International Hunter Derby, the dates of your previous class(es) do not guarantee that you will be approved for the same dates in the next qualifying period. Classes are awarded in part on geographical balance and variance of dates.

The application packet is available on the USHJA Website or by contacting Melanie Fransen.
COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE USHJA OFFICE ON OR BEFORE 5:00 PM ET NOVEMBER 20, 2009.

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Applications Open to Host a USHJA Hunter Development Incentive Fund Event

USHJA is looking for managers to host HDIF events for the 2010 competition year. To apply to host a show, please visit the USHJA HDIF website and download an application. Completed applications must be received by the USHJA office by November 18, 2009. On January 15, 2010 all applicants will be notified of the approved calendar of the inaugural Member Event Series. Please visit the USHJA HDIF website for complete specifications, stallion/horse nomination forms and show manager applications. Questions concerning the program may be directed to Sterling Berry.

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USHJA Clinics Program Schedule

The USHJA Clinics Program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete listing of clinics check the USHJA Events Calendar.

Upcoming Clinics

NOVEMBER


11-12 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Pinehurst Stables in Jupiter, FL. For more information, please contact Sean Jones at info@pinehurststables.com or 561.758.1664.

13-15 Anne Kursinski will be conducting a clinic at Market Street in Frenchtown, NJ. For more information, please contact Anne Kursinski at marketstreetinc@yahoo.com or 908.996.6205.

14-15 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Lochmoor Stables in Lebanon, OH. For more information, please contact Jeanie Cappie at info@lochmoorstables.com or 513.936.7332.

14-15 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.

14-15 Paige Rassas will be conducting a clinic at Irish Oaks in Pfafftown, NC. For more information, please contact Karen Bruce at irishoak@triad.rr.com or 336.945.5178.

21-22 David Wright will be conducting a clinic at Free Breeze Farm in Cross Plains, NY. For more information, please contact Catherine Reese at catedun@bellsouth.net or 931.220.4781.

21-22 Brenda Mueller will be conducting a clinic at The Wild Winds Farm in Cross Plains, NY. For more information, please contact Melissa Plemmons at or 608.797.3600.

23 Melanie Smith Taylor 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.

28-30 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Circle C Equestrian Center in Waimanalo, FL. Please contact Helena Barahal at hbarahal@mac.com or 808.255.7163.

28-29 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Maplewood Inc., in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Julie Winkel at mwstables@aol.com or 775.742.4615.

DECEMBER


5-6 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.

5-6 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Palmer Divide Ranch in Larkspur, CO. For more information, please contact Susan Griffis at sgriffis3519@yahoo.com or 719-338-9092.

5-6 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 602.524.7627.

11-13 Chris Kappler will be conducting a clinic at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, TN. For more information, please contact Catherine Reese at 931.220.4781.

19-20 Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Maplewood Inc., in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Julie Winkel at mwstables@aol.com or 775.742.4615.

21 Paddy Downing-Nyegard will be conducting a clinic at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK. For more information, please contact Helen Price at the Lazy E at helen@lazye.com or 405.282.3004.

JANUARY


1-3 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at T.Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, SC. For more information, please contact Sherry Pace at camdenequestrian@aol.com or 803.713.3953.

2-3 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Lehman Farms in Pitsford, NY. For more information, please contact Craig Brown at cmbrown@rochester.rr.com or 585.657.4528.

2-3 Daniel Geitner will be conducting a clinic at Canterbury Showplace in Newberry, FL. For more information, please contact Colleen Cunningham at cmcunnin@hotmail.com or 352.283.0060.

10 Katie Monahan-Prudent will be conducting a clinic at Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village in Delray Beach, FL. For more information, please contact Vinissa Blann at 561.715.4435.

15-16 Tonya Johnston will be conducting a Sports Psychology clinic at Meadow View Farm in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Lynn Mullins at lynnmullins@mac.com or 775.745.2753.


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 Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.

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