USHJA E-Update

October 1, 2008

In this issue:

*USHJA Is Making the Big Jump

*Check Your Points

*Affiliate Sportsmanship Award Yearbook Deadline

*Dr. Andrew Weiner on "A Culture of Accountability"

*Clinics Calendar

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"More Than Just Ribbons"

A great resource for schools, parents, and potential sponsors, this video will provide a brief introduction into the world of horse showing for junior equestrians.

While focusing on the bond between child and horse, it delves into the challenges of balancing school, riding, and horse care.

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"Get Connected"

The Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association, USHJA and USEF are pleased to announce Get Connected, an educational DVD featuring USEF Tests 1-19, with Debbie McDonald (World Cup Champion and U.S. Olympian in Dressage), Cynthia Hankins (USEF “R” Judge, USEF Medal Final winner) and Michael Moran (USEF Judge, most recognized horse show announcer). Get Connected serves as a visual reference guide for riders, trainers and judges, and will be one of the main educational tools used in USEF Judge’s clinics.

Those who have previewed Get Connected agree that it is the highest quality educational DVD made to date. Bill Moroney, President of the United States Hunter and Jumper Association, commented that this DVD “is truly a comprehensive educational tool for the 21st Century”.

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2008/2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby
presented by Dietrich Insurance, featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery

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Charles Owen & Co

Dover Saddlery

Award Sponsor:

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2008/2009 Schedule, Results and Standings 

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USHJA SPONSORS

ASG Software Solutions
Title sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Dietrich Insurance
Presenting sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Walsh Harness & Saddlery
Featuring sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Charles Owen & Co.
Major sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Dover Saddlery
Major sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Essex Classics
Title sponsor of the 2008 USHJA Hunterdon Cup & Award sponsor of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby

World Equestrian Brands  
  Sponsor of the USHJA  Rider Recognition Program

Practical Horseman  
Sponsor of the USHJA Clinics Program

Equisure
Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Yearbook

English Riding Supply
Awards for the 2008 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class

For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen at wallen@ushja.org
or 859-225-6967.

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USHJA Is Making the Big Jump

The United States Hunter Jumper Association’s “Building For Growth” Capital Campaign officially launched on, Thursday, September 25th at the Kentucky Horse Park. The launch event, held at the historic “Farmhouse” within the horse park, hosted over 300 guests and included Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear, USEF CEO, John Long and Director of the Kentucky Horse Park, John Nicholson. Plans were unveiled to highlight the new building and provide for its construction.

Founded in 2004, the USHJA was established to promote the hunter/jumper discipline by fostering an educated community of equestrians who in turn promote the welfare of the horse and ensure fairness in competition. In the past four (4) years, the USHJA has grown to nearly 40,000 members, a full-time staff of over 12 members, and dozens of outsourced partners and vendors nationwide. During this time, the USHJA has resided within the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) headquarters in the Kentucky Horse Park.

Due to its unprecedented success and growth, the USHJA Officers and Board of Directors identified the need for larger accommodations in order to position itself for the future. In order to accomplish this ‘milestone,’ the USHJA launched the “Building For Growth” Capital Campaign. The goal of “Building For Growth” is to raise all funds necessary to construct and maintain a nationally recognized headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park, the epicenter of equestrian sports and soon to be host of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010.

The new USHJA headquarters building will be located on a prominent site at the Kentucky Horse Park, among other established visitor attractions. Signifying the future and permanence of the Hunter/Jumper Sport in Lexington, Kentucky, the horse capitol of the world, the building has several components that serve multiple purposes for the organization and the sports represented. Both interior and exterior spaces have been designed to serve as seminar and training areas and also serve as entertaining spaces during special events. The museum component of the building serves as a dynamic introduction to the novice and celebrates the sport to the enthusiast.

William Moroney, President of USHJA shared his excitement. “This is an exciting time for all participants in our sport. When USHJA began four (4) years ago we knew we were on to something special. The enthusiasm and support we have received within the industry has shown us the path to our future. This building will lay the ground work for USHJA to take the hunter and jumper industry into a promising future.” Mr. Moroney went on to say “As President of USHJA I am confident that we will reach our campaign goals under the guidance of Weinberg Harris & Associates and the support of the Campaign Committee.”

The USHJA has cultivated a “Building For Growth” Capital Campaign Committee comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, but who all share a passion for equestrian sports, and a belief in the USHJA and its core mission to represent and safeguard the hunter and jumper industry.

The Committee is chaired by Tracey Weinberg. Major Donor Co-Chairs are Pat Carleton and William Moroney and Gift Donor Co-Chairs are Peggy O’Meara and Page Tredennick. Other committee members include:

Teena Adriani Wade McDevitt
Penelope Ayers Beth Miner
Sherri Crawford Ann Misenheimer
Craig Dobbs Lisa Moss
Susan Dotson Louise Otten
Tim Hooker Robin Sweely
John Ingram Chrystine Tauber
Louis Jacobs Alvin Topping
Scott Keller Brad Wolf
Marianne Kutner  

For More information, please visit our website at www.ushja.org or call Susan Dotson at 859-225-6942 or Tracey Weinberg at 410-243-1333 ext 224.

 

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Check Your Points!

Members competing in the USHJA Foundation Awards, Hunter Rider Recognition, Jumper Rider Recognition, and Owner Recognition programs can check their points on the USHJA website.

In order to allow award recipients in the Hunter Rider Recognition, Jumper Rider Recognition, and Owner Recognition programs to make timely travel arrangement to the USHJA Annual Meeting, the USHJA is changing the final date members may contest points to October 24. After that date, point standings for 2008 will be locked and no further changes can be made to the 2008 standings. Points for the USHJA Foundation Awards can be contested through October 10.

For questions, please contact Kristyn Kay at kkay@ushja.org.

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Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards Yearbook

Reserve your advertising space today for the USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards Yearbook sponsored by Equisure Inc. The deadline to reserve space and submit your ad is October 15th. The yearbook will feature all of the Affiliate Award winners of 2008. It is a great place to advertise and spread the word about your farm, trainer or company. The yearbook will be distributed to all USHJA Annual Meeting attendees as well as to each of the participating affiliates. You can also purchase congratulatory ads to show your support for this year's winners. For more information on advertising contact Whitney Allen at 859-225-6967 or wallen@ushja.org.

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Dr. Andrew Weiner on "Building a Great Culture: Understanding the Nature of Volunteerism"

Dr. Andrew Weiner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the graduate program of teaching, coaching and sports leadership at the University of Kentucky and has worked as a consultant for the USHJA since 2006.

Most volunteer associations do the bulk of their work via the committee system. Before we examine how to put together the “ideal committee,” let’s focus on the root cause of committee involvement; motivations of members.
The field of psychology tells us that human beings choose to pursue one path vs. another because of something called “motivation.” Motivation may be perceived as meeting one’s needs (physiological and psychological). Adequately meeting one’s psychological needs causes an individual to realize “psychic income,” which in turn makes the person feel good about him/herself. As leaders in an association, we work very hard to design activities to accomplish two overarching goals; 1) improve performance of the association and 2) design programs in support of performance improvement which at the same time make volunteers good about themselves while carrying out these programs. Balancing these two overarching goals is often tricky and requires a high level of planning and leadership.

Click here to read the full article.

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Practical Horseman/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 Clinics Calendar.

New Clinics

October 15 Dr. Jonathan McLellan will be conducting a clinic on “How to Perform a Physical Exam” at the Clay County Agriculture Fair Grounds in Green Cove Springs, FL. For more information, please contact Katie Young at KatieSYoung@aol.com or 904-254-6584.

October 24-26 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Bergen Equestrian Center in Leonia, NJ. For more information, please contact Penny Kinnally at pkinnally@aol.com or 201-233-7410.

November 2 Dr. Jonathan McLellan will be hosting a presentation on Conformation and how it relates to soundness at the Clay County Agriculture Fair Grounds in Green Cove Springs, FL. For more information, please contact Katie Young at KatieSYoung@aol.com or 904-254-6584.

November 8-9 Sarah Grubner will be conducting a clinic at Huntermark Farm in Coal Valley, IL. For more information, please contact Jan Rock at lessons@huntermarkfarm.com or 309-737-3195

November 15-16 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farm in Naples, FL. For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at kelliwren@aol.com or 239-633-1949

November 17 Dr. Jonathan McLellan will be hosting a presentation on Worms, Viruses and other Pests: How to treat, recognize and prevent unwanted threats at the Clay County Agriculture Fair Grounds in Green Cove Springs, FL. For more information, please contact Katie Young at KatieSYoung@aol.com or 904-254-6584.

November 21-22 Joe Fargis will be conducting a clinic at Maplewood Farm in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Julie Winkel at mwstables@aol.com or 775-742-4615

December 5-7 Robert Gage will be conducting a clinic at Donida Farm in Auburn, WA. For more information, please contact Lynda Case at Lynda@one-horseproductions.com or 206-304-0454

December 20-21 Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Maplewood Farm in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Julie Winkel at mwstables@aol.com or 775-742-4615

Upcoming Clinics

O C T O B E R

4-5 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Los Cedros in Scottsdale, AZ.  For more information, please contact Debbie Jamsa at the Arizona Hunter Jumper Association at debbiejamsa@happydreamranch.com or 928-899-3373.

7-8 Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Irish Oaks Farm in Pfafftown, NC.  For more information, please contact Karen Miller Bruce at irishoaks@triad.rr.com or 336-945-5178.

11-12 Joie Gatlin 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 480-860-9579.

11-13 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Blackjack Farms in Birmingham, AL.  For more information, please contact J. Michael Halbleib at jmichaelh1@aol.com or 205-283-3082.

18-19 Beth Nielsen will be conducting a clinic at Legacy Stables in Fort Collins, CO. For more information, please contact Jennifer Martin at jeninmaui@mac.com or 970-689-3847

25-26 Andrea Wells will be conducting a clinic at the Cottonwood Riding Club in Littleton, CO. for more information, please contact Tara Hieb at tara@cottonwoodridingclub.com or 303-791-7656.

25-26 Linda Andrisani will be conducting a clinic at Island Hills Stable in Middle Island, NY.  For more information, please contact Masako Niwa at masako_niwa@optonline.net or 631-704-8668.

25-26 Andrea Wells will be conducting a clinic at the Cottonwood Riding Club in Littleton, CO.  For more information, please contact Tara Hieb at tara@cottonwoodridingclub.com or 303-791-7656.

31-November 2 Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at the Garrison Forest School Stables in Owings Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Miraim Schulman at miriamschulman@gfs.org or 410-559-3481.

N O V E M B E R

1-2 Kris Killam will be conducting a clinic at the William Woods University in Fulton, MO. For more information, please contact Dr. Linda McClaren at lmcclare@williamwoods.edu or 573-592-1196.

14-16 Anne Kursinski will be conducting a clinic at Market Street, Inc in Frenchtown, NJ. For more information, please contact Carol Hoffman at marketstreetinc@yahoo.com or 908-229-5297.

20 “A Talk with the Judges,” Beth Nielson and Bucky Reynolds will be conducted at the West World of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at 480-860-9579 or bizberan@aol.com.

22 Course walk with the Grand Prix Course Designer Mike Galloway will be held at the West World of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at 480-860-9579 or bizberan@aol.com.

28-30 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.

D E C E M B E R

5-7 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at the Palmer Divide Ranch in Larkspur, CO. For more information, please contact Karen Goodell at goodell027@aol.com or 719-339-0085.

27-28 Karen Healey will be conducting a clinic at the Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at 480-860-9579 or bizberan@aol.com.

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.

 

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ENDS

For more information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at wallen@ushja.org or (859) 225-6967.

Contact us: P: (859) 225-2055, F: (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.