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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*USHJA Junior Career Development Program

* USHJA Horse Welfare Guide now on line

*USHJA Marketing and Communications presentation on marketing and advertising now on line

*ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Dietrich Insurance Featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery Update

*Open Zone Meetings for Zone Committee Elections

*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule
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Upcoming Events:

ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Dietrich Insurance
Featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery
Classes


(Unless listed otherwise all classes are $10,000 in prize money)

April 3rd
Spring Gathering Horse Show in  Katy, TX. 
       
April 6th
Tournament of Champions in 
Naples, FL.
     
April 20th
Gala Spring in Folsom, LA. 
       
April 27th
Aiken Spring Classic in Aiken, SC. 
 


CLINICS

April 4th
USHJA will be hosting a Stewards Forum at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX.

April 4-6th
Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at the 2008 Hoosier Horse Fair in Indianapolis, IN.  

April 4-6th
Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Farms in
Forest Lake, MN. 

April 4-6th
Robert Robold and Anne Thal will be conducting a clinic at the Plantation Equestrian Center in Plantation, FL. 

April 5-6th

Michael Page will be conducting a clinic at The Cutter Farm in
Dracut,
MA


April 8-10th
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Spring Down Equestrian Centerin Portola Valley, CA.

April 12-13th
Diane Carney will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farm in
Naples,FL.

April 12-13th
Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at the Columbine Equestrian Center in Littleton, CO

April 19th
Shaina Humphrey will be conducting a Horse Care clinic at Windy Hill Stables in Granby, MA.


April 26-27th
Val Renihan will be conducting a clinic at Windsong Stable in
Battle Creek, MI. 




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Reserve your ad space today in USHJA In Stride and reach over 35,000 hunter and jumper enthusiasts.

The June issue of USHJA In Stride is the Horse Welfare issue. Advertising deadline is April 15th!

For advertising information contact Hunter Messineo, 
301-977-3900 x 175 or Hunter.Messineo@sourceinterlink.com.
 


USHJA AWARDS

 
 
 
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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

World Equestrian Brands 
  Sponsor of the USHJA  Rider Recognition Program


Practical Horseman 
Sponsor of the USHJA Clinics Program


Equisure
Sponsor of the USHJA Trainer's Directory  and the 2007 USHJA Affiliate Awards Yearbook

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

USHJA E-Update  
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April 3, 2008       
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Attention Juniors!
Sign up Today for a Chance of a Lifetime through the
USHJA Junior Career Development Program

The purpose of the USHJA Junior Career Development Program is to allow junior riders the opportunity to be an apprentice for a day with a competition official, i.e. judge, show manager, show secretary, steward, course designer, vet or farrier (click here for the current list of participating officials). The program allows junior riders an opportunity to have a better understanding of the duties and responsibilities of these officials and to determine if they would like to pursue a career in one of these positions.

The apprenticeship is for 1 day, maximum of 8 hours and the participants must be USHJA junior members between the ages of 14 - 18.

To participate in the Junior Career Development Program, please review, complete and submit the following forms to the USHJA office:

  • The Junior Career Development Program Application
  • The Junior Career Development Program Code of Conduct
  • The Release and Indemnification Agreement

Once this information has been received in the USHJA Office, your selected official will be notified and the apprenticeship will be scheduled.

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USHJA Horse Welfare Guide Now Available On Line

Since the USHJA was founded it has strived for excellence in education. One of the most important factors of our equestrian education is that of horse welfare. The USHJA Horse Welfare Committee has spent the last few years monitoring the industry and providing educational articles on horse welfare for the members of USHJA. Recently this committee decided that it would be beneficial to our members to provide these articles and research in one central location. The result of this is this booklet. It is our hope that you find it useful in furthering your education on horse welfare and are able to use this booklet as a resource guide. We encourage you to provide us with any suggestions you may have for future versions of this booklet. If you have any questions or comments please send them to he USHJA office at etrue@ushja.org or fax us at 859-258-9033. Click here to view the complete USHJA Horse Welfare Guide.

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USHJA Marketing & Communications Committee Marketing and Advertising Presentation Now Available
On Line

The USHJA Marketing and Communications Committee made a presentation on marketing and advertising at the 2007 USHJA Annual Meeting. USHJA has made this presentation available on the USHJA website to asisst members in their marketing and advertising endeavours. The advertising case study is a representation on how to select where to advertise based on your budget. If you have any questions please contact Whitney Allen at wallen@ushja.org. Click here to view the power point presentation and case study.

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USHJA Continues to Make Strides and News with the
ASG Software Solutions/
USHJA International Hunter Derby
Presented by Dietrich Insurance
Featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery

The following are excerpts from the original press releases.
Click
here to view the press releases in their entirety.

David Wright and Renaissance Triumph in the ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Dietrich Insurance featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery

GULFPORT, MS.—MAR 7, 2008—David Q Wright of Murfreesboro, TN partnered with Renaissance have the distinct honor of winning the $10,000 USHJA 2008-2009 ASG Software Solutions International Hunter Derby presented by Dietrich Insurance featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery, being held for the first time at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics.
 
Shadbelly jackets, shined boots, braided manes and tails were the fashion all about as a talented mix of 30 professional and amateurs jogged before the panel of four judges-Penny Walher, Wayne Eubank, John Roper, and Meg Skaffgaard as well as veterinarian Juan Gamboa. Once soundness was established, the top of the order prepared to take on the first round course of 10 obstacles [12 efforts] comprised mostly of natural materials such as logs, brush, and gate planks all from the creative mind of designer Allen Rheinheimer.
 
“I walked around it early, got the horses in the ring this morning just to look at it, because this is very different from what we jump in the hunter rings today” David began of his experience with the unique course, “this was more like what we jumped 20 years ago at Devon, but it’s so cool and the course is so nice!” David added. Early in the first round Grand Bay, AL favorite Holly Shepherd lead the pack riding Ashbury for owner Mary Walker with a high score of 171. David and the coming 10 year-old Hanoverian gelding Renaissance followed 4 rides later to land a 172 and take over the top spot. “You got a lot of really good jumps out of the better horses. They were impressed enough to think it [the course] interesting, when it’s the same old hunter jumps day in –day out they get a little bit bored.” David spoke of the first round, “It was fun to have the option to leave out strides in a few places, it was fun to have the option to jump the bigger jumps [4 foot], and the lines rode nice and open.”  

Moving to round two, where designer Rheinheimer upped the ante in the handy 10 obstacle [11 efforts] layout that included a sizable brush jump after which riders rolled back to trot over a small log and a few inside turns. However, the p’est de resistance came at the #9 obstacle, a gate that riders were to open, walk through it and pick up a hand gallop to the final oxer.
 
“My theory was just canter as late as I could, then pull up to a walk, leg yield over to it-open up and be ready to canter out.” David shared, “And don’t do anything stupid!” he added with a big laugh. A theory that served him well with a textbook perfect execution through the course and the dreaded gate earning an amazing score of 191. He later admitted his first thought on the handy course had been “just how many risks could I take.” Then confided what had actually transpired on the second track, “The 8 [strides] down the first line rode great. It’s really about 8 ½ but he made it easy. And I wanted to trot very few steps to the log [trot fence] to show handiness, and I chose to jump the higher options. Although my plan was to turn inside and jump the high option at the logs, which I did, but it caught him by surprise enough that my follow-up of another inside turn to a 4’ option out was best changed to give him a few canter strides around to enable him to get up for it.” Quick and decisive thinking no doubt guided the pair on to cinch both the second round and overall $10,000 victory.
 
Sully’s full time trainer Daphne Thornton of South Point Farms, located in Village of Loch Lloyd, MO, chatted about Renaissance, “He’s a fairly new purchase for us. We only began showing him this past December.”  Both David and Daphne expressed their sincere admiration to the show management, USHJA, and the “hardest working ring crew” for what they felt was a “beautifully done class. Everything was just perfect; footing was great. I’d even go so far to say Gulfport has the best footing and care for exhibitors over any other events going now.” David said very pointedly while Daphne and others around nodded in agreement.
 
Presenting a host of goodies to this morning’s winners was Melanie Fransen from the United States Hunter Jumper Association, “This was a perfect event! Bob [Bell] and Allen [Rheinheimer] did an amazing job. I’m just thrilled that I could be here for it.” Along with the custom ribbons from USHJA, the top placings also received fine leather lead lines and/or custom leather halters with engraved plates commemorating the event, all courtesy of Walsh Harness and Saddlery.  
  

Mandarin Shines in the Moonlight

March 21, 2008 Scottsdale, Arizona-It was one of those perfect Arizona evenings that the Scottsdale chamber of commerce wishes they could bottle and sell. March 21st, the first day of spring, featured sunny highs in the low 80's. By the time the first horse in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby came to the ring that evening, it had cooled down to a shirtsleeves 75. A full moon rose glorious and round over the McDowell Mountains, and all in all it was a perfect setting for the big event.

California professional Peter Lombardo had the best of it, taking three spots in the top twelve. He returned last to the ring in the handy round on Mandarin, Jane Fraze's wonderful amateur hunter. The course gave riders the opportunity to gallop from the gate to the first jump, a big oxer. The course finished as it had begun, with a long gallop toward home to yet another large oxer. Lombardo showed off for the crowd to that last fence, letting Mandarin open his stride all the way up. Lombardo never touched the reins, and Mandarin soared to an impressive victory. Lombardo also earned third in the class with Ashley Pride's Chaucer.

Second in the class was George Dixon's Calvin K, with Kim Dixon up. Arizona trainer Tim Herrick took fourth aboard Chloe Parker's Aristotle, and Tina Dilandri earned fifth with Ashley Pride's Truly. Dilandri, who also finished seventh on Wesley, had some bad luck in the first round. The junior from Scottsdale, Arizona sat in ninth when they came back for the second go. She and Truly redeemed themselves in the handy with an averaged score of 90.5, second only to Mandarin's 92.5.

The series sponsors, ASG Software Solutions, Walsh Harness and Saddlery, and Dietrich Insurance, were joined in Scottsdale by Pat and Jennie Carlton and their Fast Lane Farms. This was the first of the USHJA International Hunter Derbies ever to be held in Arizona. It most certainly will not be the last.

Scott Stewart & Lazy Sunday Win $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at WEF

WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 21--With victory in the $50,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Dietrich Insurance featruring Walsh Harness & Saddlery assured, Scott Stewart decided to take a risk on Beyond that if it paid off could have meant filling the top two places and going home with $26,000.

The pair was the last to go in the second round under lights before a crowd estimated at about 2,300 spectators in the International Arena at the CN Winter Equestrian Festival presented by Zimmerman Advertising at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

But they pulled a rail at the last jump--the only combination of the 26 that started the second round to do so--and Stewart received the first place check for $15,000 for his victory on the Keli Colby-owned Lazy Sunday. The combination with 730 points over two rounds beat out Patricia Griffith and Kosta, owned by Bradley Cox, with 728 points and Jennifer Alfano and Rock Star owned by Bright Star 158 with 719 points.

Fifty nine horses started the first of two rounds in the Grand Hunter ring on Thursday. Stewart, of Wellington, and Beyond finished the first day in first place with Canada's Erynn Ballard and Cabardino second.

Friday night's round, for which the top 26 came back to compete in the International Arena before four panels of judges, brought upsets and surprises. As Stewart said, "I wondered about the big rocks but they were not a problem for any one." And neither was the bank that designer Richard Jerffery incorporated into his course.

Stewart and Lazy Sunday went in 19th in the order and posted a round of 377 points that, combined with their Thursday score, put them in the first place. The next pair was Griffith and Kosta who came within two points of catching Stewart. Then, Alfano and Rock Star came into the ring two rides later and they finished in third place at that stage. Few could have believed that would be the final result. Ballard and Cabardino pulled two rails and their 163 for the round dropped them out of contention.

Show management praised both Bobbie Murphy who designed Thursday's course in the Grand Hunter ring and Jeffery as well as the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association's High Performance Committee Chairman Ron Danta for his work on the event.

Pletcher Wins $10,000 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show USHJA International Hunter Derby 

March 31, 2008 KATY, Tex. - Peter Pletcher of Magnolia, Tex., was the overall winner of the $10,000 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show U.S. Hunter/Jumper Association International Hunter Derby presented by Valobra Jewelry and Antiques. This was a member event of the ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Dietrich Insurance, featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery - and it was presented on March 28 during the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center.

Presented by Valobra Jewelry and Antiques, the stunning ringside reception was a nod to the rich heritage and sport of show hunters.  Under a perfectly appointed tent elegantly attired guests dined on French cuisine and sipped Moet & Chandon champagne while enjoying classical music and a display of Ferraris and Maseratis; show officials arrived in a traditional carriage pulled by a Gypsy Vanner horse. "It was the quintessential hunter derby for our sponsors and guests," said Lynn Walsh, president of the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, "and a Pin Oak afternoon that will long be recalled for its elegance and style."

The top five finishers in Round I all included "the Pletcher element."  The class was won by a Pletcher-trained amateur rider, Becky Gochman of Houston, aboard her own horse Godiva.  Pletcher finished second on Leonardo (owned by Julia Eads) and third on MacArthur Park (owned by Lynn Walsh).  Fourth was the Pletcher-trained Vicki MacNaughton of Burnet, TX, on her horse Studio 54, and fifth was again Pletcher himself on Argentum.  

Round II (the handy round) was won by Argentum, followed by MacNaughton on Studio 54 in second, Pletcher on the Gochman-owned Tuscan Sun in third, Pletcher on MacArthur Park in fourth, and Jamee Crawford of El Paso on her horse Travis in fifth.  Points earned from the two rounds resulted in a grand final order of finish that included Pletcher on Argentum (1st), MacNaughton on Studio 54 (2nd), Pletcher on MacArthur Park (3rd), Pletcher on Tuscan Sun (4th) and Gochman on Godiva. 

Pletcher says he was "thrilled" with the win on Argentum (whose nickname is "Gem"), a seven-year-old Oldenburg gelding that was recently purchased by Basaldua while she was showing on the winter horse show circuit in Thermal, CA, with Pletcher's stable.  "This horse has such an unbelievable jump," Pletcher said of Gem, "even though he's very green - so I knew he could be the winner if he could just use the jump that he has, stay calm and hold it all together." 

Gem is "really, really a trier," Pletcher continued.  "And this afternoon, he proved that he's going to be a very nice horse."  Said owner Basaldua: "I am so excited and thrilled; nothing like this has ever happened to me.  I'm still shaking; it's surreal.  Peter is the best trainer." 

Course designer Alan Lohman of Westminster, Md., also received kudos from Pletcher "Overall," Pletcher said, "it was a really good course.  I thought it was so well-planned, because the ring is not huge.  So I think Alan did a fantastic job of where he set those jumps in that ring.  It rode picture-perfect."

As for sponsorships of hunter classics such as this one, Pletcher said: "I think it's great.  Any time you can get sponsors to give money in this sport, they should get as much coverage as they can.  I love it - I feel like the hunters are getting more and more money in our area now, and to have two of these Classics at two back-to-back horse shows is great money for the hunters."

Click here for more information on the USHJA International Hunter Derby. Please refer to the USHJA website for the most up to date schedule. For information on hosting a class, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org.
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OPEN ZONE MEETINGS FOR ZONE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS

Zone 1 Hunter

There will be a USHJA Zone 1 Hunter Open Meeting which will be held May 1, 2008 at the Westbrook Hunt Club Horse Show.  The meeting will be held following the completion of the Hunter Ring- approximately 4:00 PM.  If you have any questions please contact Pam Hunt at huntpm@aol.com or 508-451-0222.


Zone 2 Hunter
Two open forums for both Hunter and Jumper members have been scheduled for Zone 2. The first was held on Monday, March 10th at 6:00 PM Eastern Time.

The second is scheduled at the Four Seasons Competition in Titusville, NJ on Saturday, April 19 at 3:00 PM; see the show office for more information.

Nominations will be taken from the floor at the forums for the Zone 2 Hunter Committee and Zone 2 Jumper Committee. Additionally, written nominations may be sent to Erin True at USHJA at etrue@ushja.org or faxed 859-258-9033.

 Zone 3 Hunter
Zone 3 Hunter Members will have their open meeting on April 4th at the Maryland National Horse Show held at the Prince George Equestrian Center. The meeting will be held after the show on the second floor of the show office. Contact Gary Baker at wgbrosecroft@aol.com for more information.

Zone 3 Jumper

The open Zone 3 Jumper Nominating meeting will be held at the Commonwealth National in Culpeper, VA on Friday April 18th after the show.  If you have any questions please contact Oliver Kennedy, at oliverkennedy@verizon.net or (443) 878-8143.


Zone 4 Hunter
An open forum for Zone 4 members has been scheduled for Saturday, April 12th, at 5:00 PM.  This forum will take place at the Tri-State Exhibition Centerin Cleveland, Tennessee.  Nominations will be taken from the floor for the Zone 4 Hunter Committee. Questions may be directed to John Rush, Zone 4 Hunter Committee Chair, at 904-396-4106 or via e-mail at
rushshows@aol.com.   

A second Zone 4 Hunter open forum was held on Thursday March 27th, at 6:00 PM at the Atlanta Spring Classic Horse Show in Conyers, GA in the Covered Arena. Questions may be directed to Bob Bell at clearseas@earthlink.net.

Zone 4 Jumper
An open forum for Zone 4 Jumper members was held on March 11th at 4:30 PM.  Please contact Danielle Torano at dtorano@aol.com for more information.

Zone 5 Hunter 
Zone 5 Hunter members will have their open forum on April 7th at 11:00:00 AM. 
Location: United States Equestrian Federation Building in the Vanderbilt Room.
Please contact Mindy Darst at mindy@lochmoorstables.com for more information.

Zone 6 Hunter and Jumper

On Monday, March 10th, the MHJA held a regularly scheduled Board meeting at the University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center. The MHJA hosted a USHJA Zone VI Open Forum at this time.

Zone 7 Hunter and Jumper
Three open forums for Zone 7 Hunter and Jumper Members have been scheduled. The first took place at the Spring Gathering 2008 competition located at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center Wednesday, April 2nd from 4-6:30 PM in conjunction with the exhibitor party; see the show office for more information.

The second is to take place during the Lake St. Louis, MO Winter Series on Saturday, April 5th at approximately 2:30 PM (or when the jumps are changed from Hunter to Jumper) in the bleachers; see the show office for more information.

The third is to take place during the Tulsa Exposition Center in Tulsa, OK on April 24th; tentatively the forum will take place 30 min after the last class of the day; see the show office for more information.

Nominations will be taken from the floor for the both Zone 7 Hunter and Zone 7 Jumper Committees. Additionally, written nominations with accompanying biographies must be sent to USHJA, Erin True at etrue@ushja.org or faxed to 859-258-9033 by May 1, 2008. 


Zone 9 Hunter and Jumper
An "Open" forum for Zone 9 members will be held Friday, April 11th at the Spring National Hunter and Thursday, April 17th at the Spring National Jumper after the show. Nominations will be taken from the floor for the Zone 9 Hunter and Jumper Committees. For further information please contact Dianne Johnson - 425-823-2802 or 425-894-3136(Cell)

Additional Zone 9 News
At the Zone 9 Forum held at the USHJA Convention a discussion took place about California being a contiguous state for Zone 9. It will be reviewed through out the year for zone specifications for 2009. Also it was discussed about having a Zone High Score Award for Amateur Hunters, Fences 3'3". A correction to the 2008 Zone 9 specifications for Special Jumper was made. All monies won in classes Level 5 and above and $25,000 and higher will count.

Zone 11 Hunter and Jumper
An open meeting for Zone 11 Hunter and Jumper members will be held on Monday, April 21st at 6:30 PM at the Anderson Residence in Kailua, HI. Location: 736 B Maluniu Avenue. For more information please contact Zone Chairman, Olga Anderson at 808-864-1761.

For questions concerning Zone elections please contact your Zone Chairman or Christine Kennedy at ckennedy@ushja.org

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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.  Please remember to check the USHJA Clinics Calendar  for updates.
*Indicates clinics new to the calendar.  

A P R I L

April 4

USHJA will be hosting a Stewards Forum at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. For more information, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.

April 4-6
Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at the 2008 Hoosier Horse Fair in Indianapolis, IN.  For more information, please contact Ingrid Schoenlein at schoenle@purdue.edu or 765-494-8777.

April 4-6
Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Farms in Forest Lake, MN. For more information, please contact Gail Brandt at gbrandt@fredlaw.com or 651-464-8631.

April 4-6
Robert Robold and Anne Thal will be conducting a clinic at the Plantation Equestrian Center in Plantation, FL.  For more information, please contact Butch Medlin at HeritageHorseSho@aol.com or 954-347-1799.

April 5-6

Michael Page will be conducting a clinic at The Cutter Farm in Dracut , MA. For more information, please contact Marina Burliss at info@cutterfarm.com or 978-957-4161.

April 8-10
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA  For more information, please contact Michelle Christian at www.springdown.com.

April 12-13
Diane Carney will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farm in Naples , FL. For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at 239-633-1949 or kelliwren@aol.com.

April 12-13
Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at the Columbine Equestrian Center in Littleton, CO. For more information, please contact Debbie Landy at deblandy@comcast.net or 303-435-2000.

*April 19
Shaina Humphrey will be conducting a Horse Care clinic at Windy Hill Stables in Granby, MA. For more information, please contact Shaina Humphrey at shainah@comcast.net or 413-467-7500.

April 26-27
Val Renihan will be conducting a clinic at Windsong Stable in Battle Creek, MI.  For more information, please contact Sandi Carlton at windripple@aol.com or 269-317-1529.

M A Y

*May 3-4
Holly Hugo-Vidal will be conducting a clinic at MacNairs Country Acres in Raleigh, NC. For more information, please contact Melanie Rock at
melanierock@bellsouth.net or 919-609-1045.

May 3-4

Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Island Hills Stable in Middle Island, NY. For more information, please contact Maskao Niwa at masakoniwa@optonline.net or 631-682-4079.

May 11
Gardner Powell will be conducting a clinic at the Missoula Equestrian Park in Missoula, MT.  For more information, please contact Susan Bonar Mayer at smayer@litigationabstract.com or
406-728-3830.

May 13-15
John Manning, Mark Jungherr and Todd Karn will be conducting a clinic at Green Mountain Horse Association in S. Woodstock, VT. For more information, please contact Karey Manner at kmanner@gmhainc.org or 802-457-1509.

*May 17
Shaina Humphrey will be conducting a “What the Horse and Rider Should Be Wearing This Year” clinic at the Sackett Ridge Saddlery in Westfield, MA. For more information, please contact Shaina Humphrey at shainah@comcast.net or 413-467-7500.

May 17-18
Tonya Johnston will be conducting a Sports Psychology Clinic at Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma, CA. For more information, please contact Hope Glynn at hopeglynn@yahoo.com or 707-769-0180.

J U N E

June 7
Diane Carney and Canterbury Farm will be hosting a Natural Obstacle and HPH Schooling Clinic in Hampshire, IL. For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or
847-922-6167.

*June 14
Shaina Humphrey will be conducting a Course and Jump Building clinic at Lucky Horse Farm in Granby, MA. For more information, please contact Shaina Humphrey at shainah@comcast.net or 413-467-7500.

June 14-15
Holly Hugo Vidal will be conducting a clinic at Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma, CA. For more information, please contact Hope Glynn at hopeglynn@yahoo.com or 707-769-0180.

June 16
Diane Carney will be hosting a clinic at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL. For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

June 28-29
Meg Schulman will be conducting a clinic at J& S Sport horses in Dillon, MT.  For more information, please contact Dr. John Xanthopoulos at J.Xant@umwestern.edu or 406-660-0558.

J U L Y

July 1-3
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA. For more information, please contact Michelle Christian at www.springdown.com.

July 17
Chrystine Tauber and Timmy Kees will be conducting a clinic at J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR.  For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com or 425-823-2802.

July 17-20

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.

*July 19
Shaina Humphrey will be conducting a Longing and Long Lineing clinic at Windy Hill Stables in Granby, MA. For more information, please contact Shaina Humphrey at shainah@comcast.net or 413-467-7500.

July 19
USHJA will be hosting a Stewards Forum at the Centennial Olympic Park in Conyers, GA. For more information, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.

July 21-22
Archie Cox will be conducting a clinic at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO during the High Prairie Farms Horse Show.  For more information, please contact Page Tredennick at ptredennick@woodrunfarm.com or 303-808-8413.

July 22
Bibby Hill will be conducting a clinic at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, GA. For more information, please contact Bob Bell at info@classiccompany.com or 843-768-5503.

July 24
Otis Brown and Scott Williamson will be conducting an “Ask the Judges” Clinic at the J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR. For more information, please contact Dianne Johnson at dianjnsn@aol.com or 425-823-2802.

A U G U S T

August 1
The Zone 5 Opportunity to Judge Clinic will be held during the Equifest I Horse Show in Wayne, IL.  For more information, please contact Diane Carney atdtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.

*August 16
Shaina Humphrey will be conducting a Flatwork and Gymnastics Skills clinic at Dufresne Park Arena in Granby, MA. For more information, please contact Shaina Humphrey at shainah@comcast.net or 413-467-7500.

S E P T E M B E R

September 13-14
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.

N O V E M B E R

November 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 outlawstable@pa.net or 717-582-8221.

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

Contact us:  Phone: (859) 225-2055, Fax: (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.



 

 

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