October 29, 2008
In this issue:
*USHJA Nominee for the USEF Youth Sportsmanship Charter Award
*Dr. Weiner: Understanding the Nature of Volunteerism
*Upcoming Zone Finals/Banquets
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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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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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USHJA Congratulates the 2008 USHJA Nominee for the USEF Youth Sportsmanship Charter Award
Congratulations to Maddie Genereux and runner-up Julia Weiss for the USHJA nomination for the USEF Youth Sportsman's Charter Award.
A Career Workshop in Lexington, KY.
Will meet the staff and observe the functions of the different departments within the Federation.
Meet and speak with professionals such as: lawyers, accountants, veterinarians, technicians, CEO’s, business managers, harness makers, and EMT’s (trained medical professionals) to learn about the wide range of opportunities within the horse industry.
See sights in the Lexington area.
The attendees will have an opportunity to meet noted horsemen of both national and international fame.
A certificate, lapel pin and exclusively designed hat from the USEF.
In addition to the above mentioned awards, the overall winner of the USEF Youth Sportsman’s
Award winner selected by the National Affiliates Working Group will receive:
A trophy and a $1000 scholarship, to be paid to the educational program of their choice.
A Lifetime membership to the USEF, valued at $2500.
The overall USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award winner will be nominated for the USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year Award.
The USEF Youth Sportsmanship Charter Award program is designed for junior exhibitors who are current members of both the USEF and their recognized national affiliate (i.e. USHJA). The youth candidates are to demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the USEF and their affiliate, through the promotion of the horse and to serve as a role model for their peers.
USHJA would like to recognize the Zone nominees for the USEF Youth Sportsmanship Charter Award.
Miss Julia Weiss of Greenwich, Connecticut, Zone 1 Nominee
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.
In our last installment, I discussed the importance of meeting the psychological needs of volunteers. Today I want to continue to discuss some of the psychological dynamics that impact committee work. I work for several different organizations and my observations tell me that the way an association or organization is run is largely the function of the occupational culture of the members. Let me try to explain.
I work for an association comprised mostly of psychologists and if you know anything about psychologists, you know they are averse to hurting people’s feelings, willing to have extensive dialogue about most issues, and more concerned than most, about how people feel about their experiences in the association. Sometimes they will sacrifice task completion for team member satisfaction and in my role, as consultant, I find resistance when I try to impose deadlines and schedules upon their project work. They may even accuse me of trying to over control activities rather than what I would perceive as facilitating efficiency. That is their world view of association work and it largely based on the culture of their profession.
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USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award
In the coming months, USHJA will be creating a new Lifetime Achievement Award. This award will acknowledge horsemen and horsewomen who have dedicated their lives to the support and advancement of Hunter Jumper sports in the United States.
The USHJA is in the process of selecting the trophy that will be used to commemorate those individuals who will receive this new award. If you would like to be a part of recognizing the lifetime achievements of our members, your donations are appreciated. These donations can be in any dollar amount and will be tax deductible.
Please send donations to USHJA, Attention: Lifetime Achievement Trophy Fund, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.
If you have any questions, please contact Kristyn Kay at email@example.com or at 859.225.2054.
Upcoming Zone Finals and Banquets
If you do not see your Zone Final listed it is either because your Zone did not offer a final or the finals have already occurred. If you do not see your banquet listed please check your Zone page as we continue to update the banquet schedule.
F I N A L S
Date and Location: November 13-16, CFHJA November, Tampa, FL
Contact: Dani Becker, 813.571.0111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and Location: November 5-9, Tucson Fall Festival, Tucson, AZ
Contact: Jeff Gilbert, 760.438.4369 or IBGILLY@aol.com
Date and Location: November 11-16, Show for Champions, Denver, CO
Contact: Wilson Dennehy, 303.758.3058 or email@example.com
Date and Location: October 29-November 2, Pebble Beach Equestrian Championships, Pebble Beach, CA
Contact: Sally Hudson, 831.625.3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
B A N Q U E T S
Wisconsin Hunter Jumper Association
Iowa Nebraska Hunter Jumper Association
Zone 9 Washington
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.
O C T O B E R
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 email@example.com or 573.592.1196.
1-3 Susan Hutchinson will be conducting a clinic at Freedom Farms in Port Angeles, WA. For more information, please contact Jessica Crouch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.460.7066
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.
5 Mindy Darst and Betty Oare will be conducting a Judges Perspective Clinic at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, TX. For more information, please contact Patrick Rodes at email@example.com or 940.240.1207.
8-9 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at New Heights at NEW Farms in Seymour, WI. For more information, please contact Debra Nellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920.680.7399.
8-9 Sandy Ferrell and Neil Shapiro will be conducting a clinic at Swan Lake Stables in Littlestown, PA. For more information, please contact Lynn Garland at email@example.com or 717.359.5357
8-9 Sarah Grubner will be conducting a clinic at Huntermark Farm in Coal Valley, IL. For more information, please contact Jan Rock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309.737.3195
14-16 Anne Kursinski will be conducting a clinic at Market Street, Inc in Frenchtown, NJ. For more information, please contact Carol Hoffman at email@example.com or 908.229.5297.
14-16 Mike Henaghan will be conducting a clinic at George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center in Painesville, OH. For more information, please contact Sara Arpke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440.375.7124.
15-16 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Outlaw Stable in New Bloomfield, PA. For more information, please contact Tara Dawn Hazen at email@example.com or 717.582.8221.
15-16 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farm in Naples, FL. For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239.633.1949.
15-17 Paige Rassas will be conducting a clinic at Irish Oaks in Pfafftown, NC. For more information, please contact Karen Miller Bruce at email@example.com or 336.945.5178.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 480.860.9579.
21-22 Joe Fargis will be conducting a clinic at Maplewood Farm in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Julie Winkel at email@example.com or 775.742.4615.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 480.860.9579.
28-30 Heather Campbell will be conducting a clinic at Stonehaven Farms in Temperance, MI. For more information, please contact Donna Rothman at email@example.com or 734.854.5825
28-30 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL. For more information, please contact Diane Carney at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 719.339.0085.
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.
6-7 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Columbine Equestrian Center in Englewood, CO. For more information, please contact Debbie Landy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.435.2000
20-21 Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Maplewood Farm in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Julie Winkel at email@example.com or 775.742.4615.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 480.860.9579.
27-28 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Plantation Equestrian Center in Plantation, FL. For more information, please contact Heritage Event Management at email@example.com or 954.347.1799.
27-29 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, SC. For more information, please contact Sherry Pace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.713.3953.
For more information on holding a clinic in your area, please contact Melanie Fransen at email@example.com or 859.225.6960. Be sure to check the USHJA website daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.