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November 23, 2011
2011 Annual Meeting
Zone 5 Accepting Bids
Zone 7 Accepting Bids
Zone Banquets
WCHR Peter Wetherill Cup
New USHJA Youth Program
Sportsmanship Winners
2011 Members Choice Winners
2011 TCP Clinics
2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar
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2011 Annual Meeting

It's almost time for our Annual Meeting. We are looking forward to seeing everyone who has already registered. If you are planning to come but haven't registered yet, there is still time to register and save $100 off the on-site registration fee! This year USHJA has made several changes to the schedule; in addition to the traditional rule change forums, presentations and meetings, we have added a new and exciting education day and awards luncheon. Please visit the Annual Meeting registration site for more details.
Please note tickets for the Monday Affiliate and Stirrup Cup Luncheon will NOT be sold on site.

Click here if you missed our special edition E-Update to see the latest on the 2011 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Zone 5 Now Accepting Bids for 2012-2013 Zone Finals and Championships

The USHJA Zone 5 Hunter committee will be offering both a Golden Spur Zone Finals and a Zone Championships for the 2012 and 2013 competition years. All rated competitions held between August and September 2012 interested in holding either the Golden Spur Zone Finals or the Zone Championships must complete and return the appropriate bid package to the USHJA no later than Friday, December 2, 2011.

Interested competitions should be aware that the Golden Spur Zone Finals and Zone Championships are not charged a host site application fee and will be awarded a two year host site agreement.

Please direct all comments and questions to Diane Popp, USHJA Director of Zones, Competition and Data at 859.225.6704.

Zone 7 Now Accepting Bids for the 2012 North and South Zone Finals

Zone 7 will be offering two Zone Golden Spur Zone Finals in 2012, one in the North and one in the South. All rated competitions held between September and November 2012 are invited to apply. Competitions interested in hosting a Golden Spur Zone 7 Finals Competition must complete and return the bid package to the USHJA by Friday, December 2, 2011 at 5pm (ET). Completed bids can be mailed, faxed, or scanned and sent in an email. No host fee is charged to host the Zone 7 Finals.

Please direct all comments and questions to Diane Popp, USHJA Director of Zones, Competition and Data at 859.225.6704

Zone Banquets

Mark your calendars! The 2011 Zone and Year End Awards banquets are just around the corner. Please check the USHJA Zone website for more information on your banquet. Awards for individuals who are unable to attend their banquet or from zones not offering banquets will be mailed from the USHJA office.

Nominations for the WCHR Peter Wetherill Cup are due!

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

Click Here for more information.

New Youth Program: USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge

Details on the new Horsemanship Quiz Challenge program are available!

The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by Sweet Briar College, educates and recognizes young equestrians who have exceptional horsemanship knowledge through a three-part quiz series. This program is open to all levels of youth horsemen and horsewomen, regardless of their competition achievements. Click here to learn more about the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge. Registration will open February 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Vaught at 859.225.6703

2011 USHJA Regional Affiliate Sportsmanship Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2011 USHJA Regional Affiliate Sportsmanship Award Winners:

  • NortheastAmateur: Candice Schober
  • SoutheastRiding Instructor: Mary Ann Parmelee – Amateur: Marissa Cohen
    Junior: Kylie McCarley
  • CentralProfessional: Pam Stedman – Riding Instructor: Joel Potter
    Amateur: Karen Mitchell – Junior: Nichita Kulkarni
  • WesternProfessional: Jeni Brown – Riding Instructor: Sally Black
    Amateur: Polly Sweeney – Junior: Teal Coppock

The USHJA Regional Affiliate Sportsmanship Award is presented each year to one junior, amateur, professional and riding instructor in each of the four affiliate regions. Regional award recipients are selected based on the individual's ability to demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the USHJA and their affiliate.

Each 2011 Regional award winner will be recognized at the USHJA Stirrup Cup and Affiliate Awards Luncheon on December 5th. To learn more about the USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship awards and view a list of individual award recipients please visit the USHJA Affiliate Awards website.

USHJA Congratulates the 2011 Members Choice Winners

The Members Choice award is presented to the top scoring AA, A, B and C rated competition in each zone. The Members Choice program gives horse show exhibitors and participants the opportunity to award excellence at USEF Licensed Hunter Jumper competitions through their feedback relating to the competition, the facility footing, show personnel, and hospitality. Click here to see a list of the 2011 award winners.

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.

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

Click Here for a complete list of TCP Clinics.

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 25-27 George Morris Hampshire, IL Diane Carney
December 3-4 Jeff Cook Lebanon, OH Jeanie Cappiello
December 3-4 Melanie Smith Taylor Ocala, FL Kim Burnette
December 9-10 Joe Fargis Brewster, NY Jan Golash
January 21 David Wright
Rob Bielefeld
Lexington, KY Elaine Schott
January 28 Julie Winkel Maple Valley, WA Tia Carr
Click Here for more information on all upcoming USHJA Clinics.

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