USHJA E-Update


November 16, 2010

In this issue:

*International Hunter Derby Returns To Kentucky Horse Park

*2010 USHJA Annual Meeting

*2010/2011 Trainers Symposiums

*USHJA Clinics Program



USHJA Events Calendar

2010 USHJA Annual Meeting Registration and Information


2010/2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Class Results


USHJA Sponsors

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2010/2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals
Returns To Kentucky Horse Park

The United States Hunter Jumper Association announced on Nov. 15 that the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals, now in its third year, will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The finals are scheduled for August 19-20, with Round 1 taking place on the 19th and Rounds 2 and 3 on the evening of the 20th. This year, the finals will relocate to the KHP's outdoor Johnson Arena, where the inaugural finals were held.

The inaugural finals were nothing short of spectacular. In the Johnson Arena, the creativity of course designers Bobby Murphy and Patrick Rodes played a huge role in making the event so special. The sizable outdoor arena with the lakeside view helped create a thrilling yet traditional venue. The USHJA High Performance Committee is excited to bring the Derby finals back to the Johnson arena," said Ron Danta, chairman of the USHJA High Performance Hunter Committee. Click here to read more.


Rule Changes
Among all the activities at Annual Meeting rule change proposals are always at the top of everyone's list. USHJA strives to educate its members of the changes and proposals each year. We have placed all the hunter jumper relevant rule change proposals on our website, as well as video explaining upcoming rules that will be in effect for 2011. The USHJA Amateurs Committee would like to draw special attention to a rule change proposal that has clarification regarding GR1306.

The USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by the Texas Hunter Jumper Association, will be held December 6-9 in San Antonio, TX at the Westin La Cantera Resort. Registrations will be offered at a discounted price through December 1. Be sure to check out the schedule, as there are many business and social activities planned for this event. We hope to see you all in Texas. If you have any questions please contact Melanie Fransen at or the USHJA main line at 859.225.6700.

Award winners, if you plan to attend, you will need to purchase tickets for the Evening of Equestrians awards dinner; however, if you do not plan to attend any other functions, you do not need to pay the full registration fee for the USHJA Annual Meeting. In order to accept your award and be included within the script, you will need to provide your invitation at the USHJA Annual Meeting registration table prior to the awards dinner. Awards being presented which require check in: Champions for all divisions of the Stirrup Cup Awards (previously the Foundation Awards), Regional Affiliate Sportsmanship winners, Rider Recognition Awards-winners of each money section, and Owner Recognition winners. For questions regarding awards please contact Kristyn Kay at


2010/2011 Trainers Symposiums

The 2010 and 2011 Trainers Symposiums will be held on:

  • December 12-14, 2010 Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL
  • May 8-10, 2011 Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX
  • September 2-4, 2011 Maplewood Stables, Inc. in Reno, NV
Registration is currently open for the Wellington event. The complete schedule for the Wellington event is now available. The Symposiums offer attendees an opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry. The schedule offers three days of hunters, equitation and jumpers. Each of the disciplines will be broken into sections: i.e. junior hunters, intermediate equitation and junior/amateur owner jumpers. The sections will feature about four demonstration riders for the clinician to work and explain different techniques, exercises and tips for various levels of riders and horses. The symposium is a great opportunity for professionals and members to exchange thoughts and ideas on training exercises, training aids, and business practices. Attendance at one of the Trainers Symposium will count towards the prerequisites to enroll in the USHJA Trainer Certification Program. For more information, please contact Melanie Fransen at


2010 USHJA Clinics Program

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.

Upcoming Clinics


15-16 Frank Madden clinic at Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. Contact Roxanne Cook of the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at or 713.621.6290.

19-21 George Morris clinic at Pinehurst Stables in Jupiter, FL. Contact Sean Jones at or 561.758.1664.

19-21 Anne Kursinski clinic at Market Street, Inc. in Frenchtown, NJ. Contact Anne Kursinski at or 908.996.6205.

20-21 Jeff Cook clinic at Maple Ridge Farm in Kingston, WA. Contact Sara Smith at or 425.466.5662.

26-28 George Morris USHJA Trainer Certification Clinic at Telluride Farm in Hampshire IL. Contact Diane Carney at or 847.922.6167.

26-28 Linda Allen, Mindy Bower and Julie Winkel "Young Horse Development Symposium" at Maplewood Stables in Reno, NV. Contact Julie Winkel at or 775.742.4615.

27-28 John French clinic at Swan Lake Stables in Littlestown, PA. Contact Ginger Parker at or 410.259.6665.

27-28 Nick Karazissis clinic at B & R Ranch in Kaneohe, HI. Contact Helena Barahal at or 808.255.7163.


3-5 Chris Kappler clinic at Blue Diamond Stables in Croton, OH. Contact Hillary Carlson at or 614.589.7434.

4 Liza Towell-Boyd clinic at Swamp Fox Farms in Hardeeville, SC. Contact Lauren Marcinkoski at or 912.484.8510.

11 Laura Chapot clinic at The Dream Park Equestrian Center in Logan Township, NJ. Contact Delia Apollo at or 856.297.6610.

11-12 Frank Madden clinic at Forest Hill Farm in Hawthorne Woods, IL. Contact Ashley Hill at or 847.902.0709.

11-12 Jeff Cook clinic at Clermont Equestrian in Woodside, CA. Contact Craig Clermont at or 650.851.2230.

18-19 Valerie Renihan clinic at Wrenwood Farms in Naples, FL. Contact Kelly MacDonald at or 239.633.1949.

18-19 Joe Fargis clinic at Maplewood Stables in Reno, NV. Contact Julie Winkel at or 775.742.4615.

18 Dr. Eric Swinebroad clinic on USEF Drugs and Medication Rules at Oak Meadow Farm in East Windsor, CT. Contact Naomi Gauruder of BHC Management at or 203.650.3148.

27-29 George Morris clinic at Clay County Agricultural Center in Green Cove Springs, FL. Contact Sherry Pace at or 803.713.3953.

For more information on holding a clinic in your area, contact Carrie Vaught at or 859.225.6703. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.



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