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October 13, 2011
WCHR Capital Challenge
2011 Annual Meeting
Junior Hunter at CCHS
New – College Equestrian Lettering Program
Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
2012-13 Derby Apps. Re-Open
Zone 4 Northern Finals Rescheduled
2011 TCP Clinics
2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar
Farmvet Outreach Calendar ShopUSHJA

WCHR Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show
Wrap Up

Congratulations to all participants and winners at the 2011 WCHR Finals held at the Capital Challenge Horse Show.

In the closest finish ever in the 18-year history of the $7,500 World Championship Hunter Rider Professional Finals, John French claimed the title by just .08 points over Hunt Tosh in a nail-biting finish.

The class, presented by the John R. Ingram Fund, Greener Pastures and Bridlewood Farms, was a featured event of the Capital Challenge Horse Show, held at the Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro' MD.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors who helped make the 2011 WCHR Finals a success.

2011 Annual Meeting

If you missed our Special edition E-news, 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. To make your reservation please visit the USHJA rates section of the hotel's website at USHJA special rates. For more information click the buttons to the right. The USHJA Annual Meeting Group/Convention code is USH.

Junior Hunter Challenge Winners Honored At Capital Challenge

Congratulations to the 2011 USHJA Outreach Junior Hunter Challenge regional award winners: Alex Beneson, Powell, OH; Chloe Bellerive, Keedysville, MD; Rebecca Edelman, Baltimore, MD; Hannah Lerner, Los Angeles, CA; Mara Suzanne Mazar, Dublin, OH; and Paxton Sullivan, Castaic, CA.

Each winner was invited to attend the Capital Challenge Horse Show as special guests of the World Championship Hunter Rider program. Beneson, Bellerive, Edelman and Mazar were able to make the trip and received some first-hand experiences and rare opportunities to learn from the best in the country. Click Here for more information.

For more information on the Junior Hunter Challenge and Affiliates opportunities please contact Kimberly Knotek at 859.225.6709.

New USHJA/IHSA College Equestrian Lettering Program

The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) in partnership with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) is proud to offer the USHJA/IHSA College Equestrian Lettering Program to our collegiate members. The dates of the program will run June 1st through May 31st of the USEF calendar year; however the inaugural year will run August 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012.

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New in 2012: Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Presented by Sweet Briar College

Attention all youth members: Test your horsemanship knowledge this February with one of USHJA's newest programs, the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge! The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge (HQC) educates and recognizes young equestrians who have exceptional horsemanship knowledge. Youth members have up to seven months to study the USHJA Horsemanship Study Guide (coming soon) and take the Level One quiz online. High scoring members advance to the more challenging Level Two quiz, and those top ranked scores advance to Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals. The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals are held in conjunction with EAP Nationals and incorporates a hands-on practicum. This program is open to all levels of youth horsemen and horsewomen, regardless of their competition achievements.

Check the USHJA website later this month for more details on the new Horsemanship Quiz Challenge. Registration will open February 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Vaught at 859.225.6703.

2012-13 Derby Applications Re-Open!

The USHJA High Performance Hunter Committee, with approval of the USHJA Board of Directors, is removing the limit on the number of competitions allowed to host USHJA International Hunter Derby classes, starting with the 2012-13 Qualifying Series. Therefore the application process for hosting a USHJA International Hunter Derby class between June 2, 2012 – June 1, 2013 has been re-opened through November 1, 2011, to accommodate competitions that may choose to apply under the new fee structure. This time period is the twelve (12) month qualifying period for the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals to be held in 2013. Completed applications must be received in the USHJA office or postmarked on or before 5 pm Eastern Time on November 1st to be considered.

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Zone 4 Northern Finals Rescheduled

In hopes of preventing the potential exposure and spread of the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) the Zone 4 Northern Finals at Gallop in the Glen Horse Show in New Market, TN on October 6-8 has been cancelled.

The Zone 4 Hunter Committee has rescheduled the Northern Finals to be held at the Atlanta Fall Classic I in Conyers, GA on November 9-13, 2011.

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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 18-20* 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

* 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.

October 14-15 Sloane Milstein Poolesville, MD Sloane Milstein
October 15-16 Joe Fargis Oconomowoc, WI Kyle Dewar
October 15-16 Jeff Cook Wildwood, MO Andrea Vibbert
October 15-16 Harold Chopping Morris, CT Cara Hasenstab
October 21-23 Nick Karazissis Edmond, OK Christy Buchanan
October 21-23 Derek McConnell Manchester, CT Kristen Guadagnino
October 22-23 Melanie Smith Taylor
Mindy Bower
Plantation, FL Lauren Manasseh
October 29-30 Kris Killam Fulton, MO Linda McClaren
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