In this issue of *USHJA Amateur Sportsmanship Nomination
In this issue of
*USHJA Amateur Sportsmanship Nomination
2007 USHJA Annual Meeting
The 2007 USHJA Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, AZ, December 11-14, 2007. Click here for the Annual Meeting registration form, schedule and hotel information.
USHJA Trainers Symposium is December 2-3 in Wellington, FL.
Hunters: Archie Cox
Jumpers: Laura Kraut
Equitation: Missy Clark
Registration, schedule, and hotel information is available on the USHJA website.
For more information contact Melanie Fransen at
has extended the deadline for the 2007 USHJA Amateur Sportsmanship Award
nominations. The new deadline for submission is October 15,
The goal of the Amateur Sportsmanship Award is to
recognize Amateur-Owner and Adult Amateur exhibitors who exhibit a degree
of excellence and integrity by supporting their fellow competitors and
volunteer their time and resources to various aspects of the industry.
Examples of this include: serving on committees, providing sponsorships,
and promoting the welfare of the horse. Success in the show ring to be a
The accolades for the candidates must be earned from
December 1st—October 15th of the current competition year. The nominees
for the award may come from exhibitors, trainers, colleagues or peers. A
biography of the nominee must be submitted to USHJA by October 15, 2007.
(Please note: the nominee must be an active member of USHJA). The members
of the USHJA Amateurs Committee will review the nominations and select the
The award will be presented each year at the USHJA
Annual Meeting. The inaugural presentation of this award will be at the
2007 USHJA Annual Meeting in
For more information or to submit nominees, please
Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or
---Where the World Comes to Ride---
Olympic and top level horses and riders from all around the world travel to the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) at the state-of-the-art
Spectators young and old can enjoy show jumping, dressage, a marquis entertainment musical performance by Jewel, terrier races, shopping at specialty boutiques and the FREE Saturday afternoon Pony Pavilion. Join us at the 2007 Washington International Horse Show from October 9 -14 at the
-- Marquis entertainment by Jewel (Friday evening, October 12) - New!
-- UlcerGard Barn Night (Thursday, October 11)
-- The $25,000 Puissance (horse high-jump) (Friday, October 12)
-- The $50,000 Charity Cup Classic (Friday, October 12) - New!
-- The $100,000 Gerald R. Ford President's Cup Grand Prix (Saturday, October 13)
To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 202-397-SEAT.
For the complete show calendar, visit www.wihs.org .
Advertise in the USHJA Affiliate Awards Program Yearbook presented by Equisure
Don't forget the deadline to reserve advertising space in USHJA Affiliate Awards Yearbook is October 15th. The yearbook features all of the Affiliate Award winners of 2007. It is a great place to advertise and spread the word about your farm, trainer, or company. The yearbook is distributed to all of the USHJA Annual Meeting atendees as well as to each of the participating affiliates. The yearbook is also sent to potential USHJA Affiliates making it a great place to advertise for a wide range of exposure.
You can also purchase congratulatory ads to show your support for the winners of this years USHJA Affilliate Awards. For more information on advertising contact Whitney Allen at 859-225-6967 or email@example.com.
The Tad Coffin Zone 3 Junior Equitation Finals
Even though Mother Nature
required postponing the class until early Sunday morning, the
2nd annual Tad Coffin Zone 3 Junior Equitation Finals was
another success with 26 final entries, all of which had to qualify
throughout the year within Zone 3. Before the Saturday night storm,
VHSA, MHSA and Zone 3 sponsored a welcome reception party for the riders,
trainers and family members. Pam Freeley
and the Zone 3 Equitation Committee worked hard securing sponsors Tad
Coffin, Zodiac Farm, Chuck Pinnnell Leather, Preppy Pink Pony, The Tack
Box, Tudane Farms, Hidden Hollow Farms, Champion Saddlery and Pleasant
Grove Manor along with numerous other supporting individual sponsors. The
vast sponsorship allowed for riders and trainers to receive a bounty of
gifts including boutonničres for each competitor adding to the day’s
ambiance that created an historical feeling in all who participated. The
2008 Qualifying Criteria:
Open to junior members of the USHJA who reside in Zone III. Qualifying shall be by winning any of the Zone III state equitation medals or by winning the USEF medal, ASPCA Maclay, or WIHS medal classes held in Zone III. Classes shall be divided by height. There will be two height sections; three feet (3’) and three feet, six inches (3’6”). The three foot section is limited to riders who have not competed three or more times in any division or class at 3’6” or higher. The course for the finals shall consist of at least ten jumping efforts with at least one combination and two changes of direction. Classes may be split at the discretion of the committee.
For more information please contact the Committee Chair, Pam Freeley at 540-272-4144.
Upcoming Zone Forums:
Reminder for all Zone 5
Juniors! The zone 5 Horsemanship Class will be held again during the
Kentucky National Horse Show. The class will be held on Friday
evening, September 28 and can be entered by Zone 5 members instead of, but
not in addition to, the Maclay regional warm-up. Pledges have been
made by several major vendors for great prizes. As in the past, 25%
will be based on a written test (given mid-day September 28) based on
George Morris' book "Hunter Seat Equitation" 25% on the flat phase and 50%
on the jumping phase. Look for more details in our advertisement in
the Kentucky National prize list, and on the USHJA website. More
information is available on the USHJA website, from your Zone 5 committee,
your local organization or from your local show managers.
Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule
The USHJA Clinics program is
dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of
remember to check the USHJA
Clinics Calendar for
OCTOBER October 2-4
Best will be conducting a clinic at Fox Creek Farm in ctober
5-7 October 12-14 Karsten Huck will be conducting
a clinic at the Las Campanas Equestrian Center in *October
14 *October 19-21 October 19-21 *October
27 October 27-DATE CHANGE and
2-3 Mike Heneghan will be conducting a clinic at *November
Cook will be conducting a clinic at Lochmoor Stables in Neal
Shapiro will be conducting a clinic at the November
Best will be conducting a clinic at Fox Creek Farm in
Karsten Huck will be conducting
a clinic at the Las Campanas Equestrian Center in
October 27-DATE CHANGE and
Mike Heneghan will be conducting a clinic at
Cook will be conducting a clinic at Lochmoor Stables in
Shapiro will be conducting a clinic at the
For more information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 225-6967.
Contact us: Phone: (859) 225-2055, Fax: (859) 258-9033, Website: www.ushja.org.
USHJA is located at
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.