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Welcome to the USHJA Hunter Newsletter. This newsletter is sent monthly to USHJA Hunter members and is designed to provide you with news and updates relevant to the hunters, as well helpful tips and advice from our sponsors. We hope you enjoy it and encourage feedback. Tell us what you would like to see in upcoming issues! Send any comments or questions to myushja@gmail.com.

 

St. Lawrence and Skidmore Share Collegiate Cup Honors at IHSA Nationals

Centenary's Cori Reich works her way to the USEF/Cacchione Cup Victory

Written by Nicole Mandracchia

 

It all came down to the final class, Team Open Equitation on the Flat.

Coaches Mary Drueding of St. Lawrence University and Cindy Ford of Skidmore College were holding their breaths as the 16 team riders trotted and cantered around in front of the judges, Bobby and Anne Braswell.

 

Both schools were tied with 22 points, and this class would decide which team would walk away with the 2013 IHSA National Championship, which was held on May 2-5 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.

 

Once the class was completed, each rider lined up to wait for the official placings. When Skidmore's Olivia Cameron was called for 8th place, it sounded like St. Lawrence had yet again claimed another National title. But then, St. Lawrence's Emily D'Alessandro was called in 7th place. This meant that neither team had earned points on their point card, which left them tied for the National title.


Enroll Your International Hunter Derby Horse for the 2013-14 Series TODAY! Don't Miss Out!

This 18-month series includes competitions starting June 2, 2013, through November 30, 2014. The qualifying period for the 2014 Championship is June 2, 2013, through June 1, 2014.

 

A horse may compete in an International Hunter Derby without being enrolled in the International Hunter Derby Program, but a horse must be enrolled in the program prior to competing to be eligible for inclusion on the regional and national money won tracking lists, and to participate in the 2014 Derby Championship.  

 

Only money earned by riders on enrolled horses will count toward the regional and national rider money won tracking lists during the 2013-14 series.

 

Enroll before you compete to become eligible for regional and national awards AND to qualify to compete in the 2014 International Hunter Derby Championship!

 

Annual Enrollment Fee:

$200 for the 2013-14 Derby Series. Enrollment is valid through November 30, 2014.

 

A minimum of 60% of all enrollment fees collected in each region will be paid out to the top six horses on each regional Horse Money Won list at the conclusion of the 2013-14 series in November 2014.

 

Enrollment is now open! Visit the IHD Enrollment Page or contact  Kelley Douglas at (859) 225-6717 for more details.

International Hunter Derby Championship

August 15-17, 2013 

Six Derbies remain in the 2012-13 series before standings lock and invitations are issued to compete in the 5th Annual  USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Every horse that has earned a minimum of $500 in USHJA International Hunter Derby classes at competitions with a start date between June 2, 2012, and June 1, 2013, is qualified to compete. A list of qualified horses is available online and is updated weekly.

 

The guaranteed minimum prize money in 2013 is $100,000 plus an additional $10,000 in the Consolation Round, supported by Moyer Farm, LLC. 80% of each $750 entry fee is added back to the $100,000 guaranteed prize money and paid out to award winners. The more horses that enter, the higher the total prize money becomes!

 

An innovative new format is being introduced at the Championship this year, in which riders are grouped into two tiers based on their amount of Lifetime Derby Money Won as of December 1, 2012. This competition format, along with the return of the immensely popular Consolation Round, guarantees each entry in the Championship two rounds of competition and more chances to win prize money.

 

Official invitations will be issued in June and entries close August 1, 2013, but the prize list and entry forms are available online now for those who would like to enter early.

 

Visit the IHD Championship Page or contact Kelley Douglas at (859) 225-6717 for more details.

 

Thank you to the International Hunter Derby Championship Sponsors.  

Inaugural Pre-Green Incentive Championship August 14-15, 2013

A program several years in the making, the inaugural USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship debuts August 14-15 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Pre-Green horses have been competing in Stake classes offered by host competitions nationwide as owners endeavor to showcase their young horses and qualify for the Championship.

 

Any horse enrolled in the program that has competed in a minimum of two USHJA Pre-Green Stake classes at competitions starting between December 1, 2012, and July 31, 2013, is eligible for the Championship. A list of qualified horses is available online and is updated weekly.

 

The guaranteed minimum prize money in 2013 is $25,000 plus 65% of all annual enrollment fees collected. A minimum of 50% of each $850 entry fee is also added back to the guaranteed prize money and paid out to award winners in each round. The more horses that enter, the higher the total prize money becomes!

 

As of May 14, the prize money, before entry fee addback, is $91,105. If 50 horses enter and compete, the prize money will total $112,355!

 

There is still time to enroll and qualify as several qualifying Stake classes are on the calendar this spring and summer. Official invitations will begin to be issued in June and entries close August 1, 2013, but the prize list and entry forms are available online now for those who would like to enter early.

 

Visit the  PGIP Championship Page or contact Kelley Douglas at (859) 225-6717 for more details.

World Championship Hunter Rider Standings 

Blue Ribbon

The 2013 WCHR series is well underway as 20 of the 57 Member Events have taken place. Current standings on the WCHR website include competitions starting on or before April 24, 2013. As always, please check your points thoroughly after each new posting. Points lock 30 days after posting so please email any discrepancies to Kelley Douglas within 30 days. Thank you for your patience and assistance.

2014 World Championship Hunter Rider Member Event Applications Open July 1

Are you a licensee or manager of an AA or A-rated competition interested in becoming part of the WCHR Program? USHJA will be accepting applications to host a WCHR Member Event in 2014 starting on July 1, through August 15. WCHR Member Events are determined on an annual basis by evaluating applications, membership votes, selection criteria, geographical balance, variance of dates and constituency opportunity. Selection criteria and the official application will be available on the WCHR Member Event Selection webpage.

 

Visit the WCHR website or contact  Kelley Douglas at (859) 225-6717 for more details.

USHJA National Hunter Derby 

The popuCharles Owenlarity of the USHJA National Hunter Derby just keeps growing as exhibitors nationwide enjoy a fun and educational venue in which to experience  the excitement of Derby competition. Originally modeled after the International Hunter Derby, the National Derbies have become a coveted goal in their own right. It is not uncommon to watch between 30 and 50 horses in a single class at a competition!

 

As of May 14, 2013, after 75 National Hunter Derby classes, the top of the leader board includes:

 

Leading Horse: Luck, owned by Johnnie Martin-Carey, with earnings of $8,200.

Leading Rider: Peter Pletcher, with earnings of $15,200.

 

Money won by horses and riders from each of the USHJA Zones is also being tracked.

 

Lifetime National Hunter Derby Standing

 

Lifetime Money Won by Horse: Without Question, owned by Ponies & Palms Show Stables with earnings of $13,450.

Lifetime Money Won by Rider: Peter Pletcher, of Magnolia, TX, with earnings of $61,225.

 

USHJA also recognizes the top adult amateur rider in each of the  12 zones, with a helmet provided by Charles Owen, the Official Helmet of the USHJA.   

 

USHJA National Hunter Derby High Point Adult Amateurs - 2013 Standings

Zone
Rider
City, State
Zone Bonus Pts Earned
2
Stephanie Dixon
Hamilton, NH
38
4
Lynn Seithel
Wadmalaw Island, SC
40
5
Michaella Gerlacher
New Albany, OH
45
7
Jazz Hawk
Houston, TX
30 (tied)
7
Mindy Coretz
Tulsa, OK
30 (tied)
7
Kevin Anderson
Thrall, TX
30 (tied)
10
Polly Sweeney
Pasadena, CA
15

As of 5.14.13

 

Find a National Hunter Derby in your area by checking out the 2013 calendar today!

 

Read more about the  USHJA National Hunter Derbyor contact Kelley Douglas at (859) 225-6717.

The 2013 USHJA Annual Meeting Website is UP! 

The 2013 USHJA Annual Meeting website launched on May 1, 2013. This year's Annual Meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel from Sunday, December 8 - Thursday, December 12. Registration is now open and the first 50 people to  register ONLINE will be entered into a drawing for a Charles Owen Helmet. Visit the site for details and updates on Annual Meeting and check out the new highlights this year such as the Affiliate and Stirrup Cup Awards Dinner, Morning Welcome by the USHJA President and schedule.  

 

For more information on Annual Meeting contact  Jill Insko.

Advertise in the International Hunter Derby Championship & Pre-Green Championship Programs

Want to congratulate a horse and rider or send words of encouragement and support? Reserve your advertising space in the official 2013 International Hunter Derby Championship or the 2013 Pre-Green Championship Program today.  Advertise in both programs and get a special package deal. For more details please contact Jill Insko.

Trainer Certification Program Offers Educational Options

Trainer Certification Program applicants have two exciting opportunities to fulfill the educational component of their TCP application:

 

Attend a TCP Clinic: Each TCP Clinic features at least one clinician over multiple days, who, using the principles of the American Forward Riding System, educate members on teaching skills. Check out the TCP Clinic Calendar for a list of upcoming TCP Clinics throughout the country.

 

Complete the Online Trainer Certification Course: In response to USHJA member input that the educational requirement for the Trainer Certification Program be more affordable and easily accessible, USHJA partnered with EquestrianCoach.com to offer TCP applicants an online educational option. The cost of the  Online Trainer Certification Course is $200, which includes a complimentary 6-month subscription of EquestrianCoach.com. This gives TCP applicants access to Equestrian Coach's extensive library of videos in addition to the TCP course materials.

 

Markel Insurance Company is proud to sponsor the Trainer Certification Program. Please visit their website to learn more about what they can do for you.  

 

Contact Carrie Vaught at (859) 225-6703 for more information about the TCP and these educational opportunities.

Upcoming Events
USHJA International Hunter Derbies
5/17/2013

2012-13 International Hunter Derby - Conyers, GA 

Atlanta Spring Challenge - Conyers, GA

Prize Money: $10,000
5/18/2013

2012-13 International Hunter Derby - North Salem, NY 

Old Salem Farm - North Salem, NY

Prize Money: $10,000
5/26/2013

2012-13 International Hunter Derby - Burbank, CA 

Memorial Day Classic Horse Show - Burbank, CA

Prize Money: $10,000
5/26/2013

2012-13 International Hunter Derby - Franklin, TN 

Nashville Country - Franklin, TN

Prize Money: $10,000
6/2/2013

2012-13 International Hunter Derby - Devon, PA 

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair - Devon, PA
Prize Money: $25,000

6/2/2013

2012-13 International Hunter Derby - Franklin, TN 

Nashville Classic - Franklin, TN
Prize Money: $10,000
**This is the last class of the 2012-13 series.**

6/8/2013

2013-14 International Hunter Derby - Upperville, VA 

Upperville Colt & Horse Show
Prize Money: $20,000
Region: South
This is the first class of the 2013-14 series.

For a complete list of USHJA International Hunter Derby classes for the 2012-13 Qualifying Series visit the USHJA web site.

USHJA National Hunter Derbies
5/14/2013 - 5/19/2013

Keswick Hunt Club- Keswick, VA

Contact: Keedie Leonard 

5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

Hunter Jumper Assn of Michigan- Grass Lake, MI

Contact: Patricia Haines
5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

Blue Rock Classic- Littlestown, PA

Contact: Nathan Panetta
5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

Kentucky Spring Classic- Lexington, KY

Contact: Hugh Kincannon  

5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

Pacific Northwest Hunter Jumper- Monroe, WA

Contact: Dianne Johnson
5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

Show Jumping Classic- Tyler, TX

Contact: Patrick Rodes
5/16/2013 - 5/19/2013

Colorado Spring Classic- Colorado Springs, CO

5/16/2013 - 5/19/2013

Sandhills Spring Classic- Raeford, NC

Contact:  Leslie Brown
5/16/2013 - 5/19/2013

Buffalo Show Time - Hamburg, NY

Contact: Craig Brown
5/17/2013 - 5/19/2013

Gold Coast May- Burbank, CA

Contact: Brenda Outwater
5/22/2013 - 5/26/2013

Thunderbird Show Park Canadian Premiere- Langley, BC

Contact:  Chris Pack
5/22/2013 - 5/27/2013

Golden State Horse Show- Sacramento, CA

Contact: Anne Polli
5/23/2013 - 5/27/2013

Memorial Day Classic- Burbank, CA

Contact:  Brenda Outwater
5/23/2013 - 5/26/2013

Colorado Springs Spring Final- Colorado Springs, CO

Contact: Charlotte Skinner Robson
5/30/2013 - 6/2/2013

Tryon Summer Classic - Tryon, NC

Contact:  JP Godard
5/30/2013 - 6/2/2013

Fields & Fences Spring Hunter Jumper Show- Gurnee, IL

Contact: Anita Schadeck

For a complete list of USHJA National Hunter Derby classes for the 2013 season visit the USHJA web site.

USHJA WCHR
5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

WCHR Pacific NW Hunter & Jumper - Monroe, WA 

NORTHWEST

Pacific NW Hunter & Jumper - Monroe, WA

Contact- Dianne Johnson
5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

WCHR Show Jumping Classic - Tyler, TX 

SOUTH CENTRAL
Show Jumping Classic - Tyler, TX

Contact: Patrick Rodes  

5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

WCHR Atlanta Spring Challenge - Conyers, GA 

SOUTHEAST

Atlanta Spring Challenge- Conyers, GA

Contact: Carol Vos
5/16/2013 - 5/19/2013

WCHR Colorado Springs Spring Classic - Colorado Springs, CO 

CENTRAL MOUNTAIN
Colorado Springs Spring Classic- Colorado Springs, CO

Contact: Charlotte Skinner Robson
5/22/2013 - 5/26/2013

WCHR Southwest Classic - Tyler, TX 

SOUTH CENTRAL

Southwest Classic- Tyler, TX

Contact: Patrick Rodes
5/26/2013 - 6/2/2013

WCHR Devon Horse Show - Devon, PA 

NATIONAL

Contact: David Distler
6/3/2013 - 6/9/2013

WCHR Upperville Horse & Colt Show - Upperville, VA 

MID ATLANTIC

Upperville, VA

Contact: Tommy Lee Jones
6/5/2013 - 6/9/2013

WCHR Blenheim June Classic I - San Juan Capistrano, CA 

SOUTHWEST

San Juan Capistrano, CA

Contact: Stephanie Wheeler
6/12/2013 - 6/16/2013

WCHR Country Heir II - Lexington, KY 

MIDWEST

Lexington, KY

Contact: Frankie Stark
6/12/2013 - 6/16/2013

WCHR Skidmore College Saratoga Classic I - Saratoga Springs, NY 

NORTHEAST

Saratoga Springs, NY

Contact: Adele Einhorn

For a complete list of USHJA WCHR Member Event Competitions for the 2013 season visit the  USHJA web site. 

USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Stakes
5/14/2013 - 5/19/2013

Keswick Hunt Club - Keswick, VA

Contact: Keedie Leonard 

5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

Hunter Jumper Assn of Michigan- Grass Lake, MI

Contact: Patricia Haines
5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

Blue Rock Classic- Littlestown, PA

Contact: Nathan Panetta
5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

Kentucky Spring Classic- Lexington, KY

Contact: Hugh Kincannon  

5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

Show Jumping Classic- Tyler, TX

Contact: Patrick Rodes
5/15/2013 - 5/19/2013

Atlanta Spring Challenge- Conyers, GA

Contact:  JP Godard
5/22/2013 - 5/26/2013

Nashville Country- Franklin, TN

Contact:  Robin Anderton
5/22/2013 - 5/26/2013

Southwest Classic - Tyler, TX  

Contact: Patrick Rodes
5/29/2013 - 6/2/2013

Nashville Country- Franklin, TN

Contact:  Robin Anderton
6/3/2013 - 6/9/2013

Upperville Colt & Horse Show - Upperville, VA  

Contact:  Tommy Jones
6/6/2013 - 6/9/2013

Shallowbrook June- Somers, CT

Contact: Sally Allison
6/6/2013 - 6/9/2013

TR&HC Charity Horse Show- Tryon, NC

Contact:  Laura Weicker
6/11/2013 - 6/16/2013

The Skidmore College Saratoga Classic I - Saratoga Springs, NY

Contact: Adele Einhorn
6/12/2013 - 6/16/2013

Country Heir II - Lexington, KY 

Contact:   Frankie Stark
6/12/2013 - 6/16/2013

Loudon Benefit- Upperville, VA

Contact: W Gary Baker
6/12/2013 - 6/16/2013

Atlanta Summer Classic I- Conyers, GA

Contact: Bob Bell
6/12/2013 - 6/16/2013

The Oregon Trail- Wilsonville, OR

Contact: Shelley Campf

For a complete list of USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program events visit the USHJA web site.

Hunter Standings as of May 14, 2013 

USHJA WCHR National - Professional Rider
RANKING
HORSE/OWNER
POINTS
COMP COUNT
1
Peter Pletcher - TX
1255
4 COMPS
2
Taylor Ann Adams - CA
1155
4 COMPS
3
Carleton Brooks - CA
1130
4 COMPS
4
Nick Haness - CA
1090
4 COMPS
5
Courtney Calcagnini - TX
896
4 COMPS
USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program - Horse
RANKING
RIDER
MONEY EARNED
1
Q / Susan Baker
$4,609
2
Saphir / Caroline Lloyd
$2,543
3
Pearl Street / Jamie Jarvis
$2,529
4
MTM Elementary / MTM Farm
$1,951
5
MTM Willow / MTM Farm
$1,724
*If your horse is enrolled in the PGIP and is an American-Bred, please email Kelley Douglas, and declare your horse eligible for the American-Bred standings.
USHJA Owner Recognition - Hunter
RANKING
HORSE/OWNER
POINTS
TOTAL COMPS
1
Brunello / Janet Peterson - SC
24,939
5 COMPS
2
Miss Lucy / Helen Lenahan - NY
21,781.50
6 COMPS
3
Mythical / David Glefke - VA
17,505
12 COMPS
4
Taken / Jessica Stitt - FL
14,899
8 COMPS
5
Quotable / David Glefke - VA
13,736.50
11 COMPS
USHJA Rider Lifetime Money Earned - Hunter
RANKING
RIDER
MONEY EARNED
1
Kelley Farmer - VA
$889,435
2
Scott Stewart - FL
$702,846
3
Jennifer Alfano - NY
$663,145
4
Peter Pletcher - TX
$630,440
5
John French - CA
$629,958
Sponsors and Partners
The USHJA would like to thank the following sponsors and partners for their support of our many programs and endeavors. For more information, click the sponsor logo(s) below.
United States Hunter Jumper Association 
3870 Cigar Lane
Lexington, KY 40511
P: 859.225.6700 
F: 859.258.9033
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