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  2012 Annual Meeting — Last Call

Presented by the USHJA Supporting Winter Circuits of Zone 4

Affiliate Luncheon & Special One Day Registration: The special one day registration and Affiliate Luncheon tickets sales close at 4pm EST on November 30th and will NOT be sold on site. All Stirrup Cup Champion Award winners in attendance at the Stirrup Cup and Affiliates Awards Lunch Sponsored by BHC Management Company with Blue Ribbon Ventures, Langer Equestrian Group and its Gold Coast and its Verdugo Hills Shows, McDonogh School & The USHJA Young Professionals Committee will receive additional awards donated by Dr. and Mrs. Wallace Boston.

Copacabana and Door prizes: USHJA will be kicking off this year’s meeting with Miami flare including a live band, dancing, buffet dinner, assorted door prizes and open bar at the Copacabana-themed welcome party Presented by Equestrian Sport Productions & The FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Join us at the Downtown Miami Hilton on Monday evening from 6:30pm until 11pm. No tickets required – just come, join the fun!!

In 2011, we raised money for the USHJA Foundation during this welcome party. This year we will have a door prize drawing and high-end auction that will both take place during the evening party to support the Foundation’s Horseman’s Assistance Fund. Don’t miss out on your chance to win a door prize or to bid on 2013 Kentucky Derby skybox seats that include a two-night stay at the historic Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, a week’s stay in a vacation house on Jekyll Island, a custom Michael Tang painting, or a table in the VIP tent during a Grand Prix at the 2013 Winter Equestrian Festival.

Be sure to check out USHJA Annual Meeting for the latest information and updates. We hope to see you all in Miami. If you have any questions, please contact Shelby French at 859.225.6701.

  Final Nominee Report from the USHJA Nominating

The new USHJA governance structure provides the opportunity for the membership to nominate Officer and Director At-Large candidates, as well as direct nominations to the Board through the Working Groups and Affiliates Council. The new governance structure also permits members of the Board of Directors to nominate from the floor. Nominations from the floor closed on November 10, 2012.

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  USHJA is Proud to Promote Thoroughbred Incentive
  Program – 2013 Application for Shows Now Open

The Jockey Club is happy to announce that the Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) will be offered in 2013 after the completion of a successful pilot program in 2012. The Jockey Club launched T.I.P. to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines by offering sponsorship for Thoroughbred-only classes and divisions and high point Thoroughbred awards at open horse shows and competitions. We are extremely grateful to the horse shows that participated in 2012 and helped make T.I.P. a huge success!

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  Attention Zone 2 Members – Travel Grants for 2012 USHJA
  Annual Meeting Being Offered

The USHJA Zone 2 Hunter Committee is dedicated to helping members further their career and knowledge through the various opportunities available at the USHJA Annual Meeting. In an effort to demonstrate this commitment, the USHJA Zone 2 Hunter Committee will be awarding grants to four USHJA members permanently residing within Zone 2 who wish to participate, but may need financial assistance.

In order to be considered for one of these grants a member must meet the requirements, complete an application and submit all other required documents to USHJA postmarked no later than November 30, 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Fransen at 859.225.6705.

  Member’s Choice Awards

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 USHJA Member’s Choice Award winning events. The Member’s Choice Award is presented to competitions which exhibit an ongoing commitment to exhibitors and the sport.

Winning competitions are chosen based on the results of the Member’s Choice Survey and they will receive a special banner to display at future events. In addition, winning competitions will be recognized at the December 3rd Showcase Luncheon during the USHJA Annual Meeting.

The USHJA encourages exhibitors to support their favorite competitions by completing surveys for the 2012 -2013 program year. Competitions must receive a minimum of three completed surveys to be eligible for the award.

A complete list of 2011-2012 Member’s Choice Award winning competitions can be found online.

  Ali Davidson Wins Inaugural USHJA/ ANRC Horsemanship

The USHJA would like to congratulate Ali Davidson of Greenwich, CT, winner of the inaugural USHJA/American National Riding Commission Horsemanship program. Ali will receive a $500 travel stipend to audit an upcoming Emerging Athletes Program training session of her choice and a gift certificate from Charles Owen for a new helmet.

The USHJA/ ANRC Horsemanship class is part of the USHJA Outreach Program and open to all junior and amateur riders. Participants are tested over a maximum of four phases of competition including a program ride, written test, medal course and derby course. USHJA Outreach Competitions interested in holding the USHJA/ANRC Horsemanship class can tailor the program to best fit the needs of their competitors by choosing from the different multiphase and level options available.

More information about the USHJA/ANRC Horsemanship class , USHJA Outreach Program and the American National Riding Commission can be found online or by contacting Kimberly Knotek at 859.225.6709.

  Tis the Season – To Renew Your USHJA Membership

With the 2013 winter show season fast approaching, don’t forget to renew your USHJA membership! You can renew, obtain a new membership, print cards and much more online or contact Kim Knotek at 859.225.6709 with questions.

  Keep Yourself in the Loop – Check Zone Points Now!

With the 2012 show season coming to a close, make sure to track your Zone Points. All points will lock on December 15. You may be close to your goal for the year and tracking the current point totals could help clinch that targeted prize!

  USHJA Directory of Clinic

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The USHJA Directory of Clinics is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete list clinics visit the Directory of Clinics. For questions please contact Carrie Vaught.





November 24-25

Joe Fargis

Brewster, NJ

Jan F. Golash

November 24-25

Linda Allen

Aiken, SC

Ann Thal

Nov. 30 - Dec. 2

Nick Karazissis

Colorado Springs, CO

Karen Catov-Goodell

December 1-2

Jeff Cook

Lebanon, OH

Mindy Darst

December 7-9

George Morris

Somis, CA

Melissa Jones

December 28-30

Geoff Teall

Hamburg, NY

Craig M. Brown

December 29-30

Julie Winkel

Maple Valley, WA

Tia Carr

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  USHJA Sponsors & 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.