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*Newman Wins 2008 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class

*USHJA Trainers Symposium in Colorado September 8-10th-SIGN UP TODAY!

*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule

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August 7, 2008
      
 
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Katherine Newman of Upperville, VA Wins 2008 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class

Katherine Newman navigated 3 rounds to beat out a record breaking field of 45 in the 2008 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class on Tuesday,  August 5th. Katherine finished the first round aboard Double Dimamond, an 8 year old Warmblood owned by SBS Farms, with an impressive score of 87 securing her place in the top 10 for the second round. Judged by Geoff Teall and Ralph Caristo, the second round produced 6 riders any of which the judges said, "could have taken it". Historically the judges have called back the top 4 riders for the 3rd round, but this years class was too close to call after the second round so the judges decided to call back the top 6.

The 3rd round requires the riders to switch horses and after swtiching  horses the riders were not allowed any assistance from their trainers. Following a  two minute warm up on thier new mounts the riders were called back into the ring for a final test test over the same course as the second round. During the 3rd round the scores are not announced so the riders are unaware of their placement until the awards ceromony. Katherine stated that once she realized she was in the top 2 placements that she was more nervous than when she had to switch horses. The reserve champion was called and Katherine was thirlled to realize she had won with a score of 90. Rounding out the top 10 were:

  Place   Rider   Horse   Owner
Reserve Champion Caitlin Hope Carmackon Kathleen Hope
  3rd Samantha Schaeffer Capitalio Katherine Press
  4th Victoria Birdsall Cheyenne Heritage Farm
  5th Morgan Hale Cavalier Forever Morgan Hale
  6th Paige Dekko  Sag Harbor's Lucky Star  Paige Dekko
  7th Katherine Stewart  Diamond Rock  Cassie Herman 
  8th Laura King Kaplan  Stallone VDL  Heritage Farm 
  9th Katie Dinan  Borealus  Katie Dinan LLC 
  10th Julie Weiss  Schubert Redfield Farm, LLC 


Complete coverage of the 2008 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class will appear in the October issue of USHJA In Stride.

For additional information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at wallen@ushja.org or 859.225.6967.

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Top Hunter, Jumper and Equitation Trainers Headed to Colorado for the USHJA Trainers Symposium


USHJA is proud to offer a USHJA Trainers Symposium September 8-10, 2008 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO. This is your chance as riders and trainers to watch, listen, and ask questions from some of the top trainers in the country. The clinicians include Alison Firestone Robitalle, Valerie Renihan and Kitty Barker.  The Symposiums offer attendees a rare opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry.  The schedule offers three days of hunters, equitation and jumpers.  Each of the disciplines is broken into sections: i.e. Junior Hunters, Intermediate Equitation and Junior/Amateur Owner Jumpers.  The sections will have 3-4 demonstration riders for the clinician to work and explain different techniques, exercises and tips for various levels of riders and horses.  This is a great opportunity for professionals and members to exchange thoughts and ideas on training exercises, training aids, and business practices.

The three day event kicks off with a jumper session led by Alison Firestone Robitalle. Alison began competing on the international show jumping circuit in 1994 and had successful seasons in Europe in 1995 and 1996, winning classes at well-known venues such as Hickstead and Hamburg.  In 1997, Alison was named the leading rider in the Samsung Nations Cup World Series and her horse Gustl P was named the leading horse. That same year, Alison was honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee as their Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year, by the Virginia Horse Shows Association as their Horseperson of the Year and The Chronicle of the Horse named her mount, Gustl P, their Horse of the Year.  Robitaille has represented the USET on numerous occasions including the 2004 Athens Olympic Games (1st alternate), the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg (Team Silver Medal), the 1998 World Equestrian Games in Rome (top-placed U.S. rider) and five World Cup Finals (Geneva – 1996, Göteborg - 1997, Helsinki - 1998, Las Vegas - 2000 and Kuala Lumpur – 2006); winning the Grand Prix at the Finals in 1997, 1998 and 2000. Alison was also the recipient of the USET’s Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy in 1996. As a junior rider, she rode in the North American Young Rider Championships and the USEF Prix des States Championship at Harrisburg.  Alison rides and trains out of Newstead Farm in Upperville, VA.

The second day the attendees will be treated to a session of equitation from one of the country’s top riders and trainers, Val Renihan. Val has ridden and trained hunter champions at the major shows throughout the Midwest and East Coast. These include such shows as The Pennsylvania National, Washington International, Capital Challenge, Winter Equestrian Festival, Lake Placid, Upperville, Bluegrass Festival, Old Salem Spring, Kentucky National and the USEF East Coast Pony Finals. She has trained USEF National Hunter and Grand Hunter, Horse of the year Champions as well as numerous Zone and State Champions. Her students have both won and been in the top four “Best Child Rider” awards at The Pennsylvania National, Washington International, Old Salem Spring 1 & 2, and HITS, to name a few.

Equitation wins include the ASPCA Maclay Regionals 4 times, Champion and World Champion at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, Devon, Winter Equestrian Festival, Lake Placid, ribbons in every National Equitation Finals, and several USEF Pony Medal Finals. Jumpers purchased and trained for her clients have represented the US in World Cup Finals and the Super League, as well as winning major Grand Prixs, and numerous classes through out Florida and the East Coast. Val currently owns and operates Findlay’s Ridge LLC located at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. 

Wrapping up the Symposium will be champion hunter rider and trainer Kitty Barker. Kitty Barker and her husband Johnny train all levels of hunter, jumper and equitation horses and riders from their home base Eight Oaks in Middleburg Virginia and in Wellington Florida during the Winter Equestrian Festival. Kitty has ridden horses and trained riders to countless wins over her 30 plus years of participation. Such horses as Warhol, Straightman, Rendezvous, Carita and Hush and riders D.D. Matz, Elizabeth Solter and Sloane Coles to name a few. Kitty has judged the National Horse Show (twice) Devon, Syracuse, Tampa Bay Classic and this year’s Washington International.

Registration and host hotel information for the Parker, CO Symposium is available on the USHJA website http://www.ushja.org/programs/symposium.shtml.

If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@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 U G U S T 

9-10 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Spirit Equestrian in Somis, CA.  For more information, please contact Liz Denny at liz@lizdennyshowstable.com or 818-426-5128.

15 USHJA will be hosting the annual clinics during the USEF Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park.  The clinic schedule will be: 9:30-11:00 “A Judges Perspective of Pony Finals with Bill Moroney,” 11:30-12:30 Information on Microchipping Horses and 1:00pm-2:30pm”  A Judges Perspective of Pony Finals- You be the Judge.”  For more information please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org.

The clinics are free of charge and there is no pre-registration required. For more information, please contact Melanie Fransen, Director of Programs & Education at mfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.

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.

16-17 Brenda Mueller will be conducting a clinic at Fox Pointe Farm in Quinton, VA. For more information, please contact Colleen Seely at
foxpointefarm@yahoo.com or 804-932-8710.

S E P T E M B E R 

1 Megan Young will be conducting a clinic at the Clay County Fairgrounds in  Green Cove Springs, FL. For more information, please contact Katie Young at  KatieSYoung@aol.com or 904-254-6584.

12-13

The Liberty Side Saddle Network will be hosting a clinic with Roger Philpot, Heidi Opdyke and Kit Roszko in Gladstone, NJ.  For more information, please contact the Liberty Side Saddle Network at  jumpaside1@juno.com or 732-364-3759.

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.

15 Barbara Filippelli will be conducting a clinic at the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds in Dillon, MT.  For more information, please contact Dr. John Xanthopoulos at 406-660-0558.

21 Linda Allen and Julie Winkel will be conducting a clinic at Stone Bridge Farm in Natural Bridge, VA.  For more information, please contact Katrina Weinig at  Katrina@stonebridgefarm.net or 540-291-1000.

26
Linda Allen will be conducting a Lecture and Discussion clinic at Foxton Farm in Romney, IN.  For more information, please contact Ingrid Schoenlein at  schoenle@purdue.edu or 765-586-1952.

27-28 Linda Allen will be conducting a riding clinic at Foxton Farm in Romney, IN.  For more information, please contact Ingrid Schoenlein at schoenle@purdue.edu or 765-586-1952.

29-October 1
Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Fox Creek Farm in Sequim, WA.  For more information, please contact Lori Crow at lorincrow@hotmail.com or 360-681-4892.

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.

11-13 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.


N O V E M B E R 

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 nhhj@athenet.net 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  slstables@earthlink.net or 717-359-5357.

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.

15-16 Paige Rassas will be conducting a clinic at Irish Oaks in Pfafftown, NC.  For more information, please contact Karen Miller Bruce at 
irishoaks@triad.rr.com or 336-945-5178.


D E C E M B E R

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  deblandy@comcast.net or 303-435-2000.

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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