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  Foran Finishes First at USHJA EAP National
  Training Session

Stephen Foran impressed the clinicians and judges during the USHJA Emerging Athletes National Training Session, presented by Dover Saddlery, November 15 through 18, and earned top honors.

After the Nations Cup concluded the final day, four riders were asked to contest the jump-off course as a final ride-off for the placings—Foran, Ana Forssell, Ashlyn Matheus and Katie Lynch. Each rider received an unfamiliar horse from among those in the pool and had a short warm-up before tackling the course, where they were judged on their skill, style, adaptability and promptness.

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  USHJA Owners Resource Guide Now Available

The USHJA Owners Committee created the Owner’s Resource Guide to help you, as a horse owner, make educated decisions and assist you in enjoying your experi¬ence with horses. This guide supports the vision that the welfare of the horse is paramount in our sport and an educated and engaged owner has a role in assuring this outcome.

This resource guide includes the USHJA Owners Sales Integrity Program, which provides basic information and tips to help owners feel informed and confident in the sales process. The guide also outlines owner and rider responsibilities while at a horse show, and the organization’s (USHJA, USEF, etc.) obligations to ensure that your points will count for a specific class or division.


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

  Zone 1 Wins the Inaugural Horsemanship Quiz Challenge

The inaugural Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals, presented by Sweet Briar College, was held in conjunction with the Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session Nov 16 - 18, with 28 competitors qualifying for Zone and Individual competition.

The Finalists each took a written exam, and the top four zone teams (comprised of three competitors) and the top four individuals with the highest scores advanced to the hands-on practicum of 30 minutes that included handling a horse and horse-related equipment in a mock trial ride scenario. USHJA Youth Committee member Lilli Biedermann judged the practicum and was assisted by Vice Chairman Elaine Schott.

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  2013 North American Junior/Young Riders Championships
  Date Announced

Pending final FEI approval, the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) will be held again at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The annual competition takes place July 17-21, 2013. The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has received preliminary approval for these dates and location and is awaiting final allocation from the FEI Bureau.

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  Tis the Season — ShopUSHJA.com has Great Gifts for the
  Horse Lover on Your Holiday List!

Struggling for gift ideas? Have you visited the Shop USHJA store lately? If not, be sure to check out the Sale page. There’s certain to be something special for the horse lover on your Holiday list. Stop by often as new items are on the way!

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  USHJA Zone Banquets

Mark your calendars! The 2012 Zone HOTY banquets are just around the corner. Please check the USHJA Zone website for more information about the banquet in your zone. Awards for individuals who are unable to attend their banquet or from zones not offering a banquet will be mailed from the USHJA no later than March 1, 2013.

If you have any zone related questions, please contact Melanie Fransen for Hunter related questions
or Chris Murphy for Jumper related questions.

  USHJA In Stride Magazine Changing Publication Schedule

USHJA announces a new production calendar of its award- winning publication USHJA In Stride to begin with a January 2013 issue. The publication will continue to be produced on a bi-monthly basis, but it will begin the 2013 editorial year with a January issue. This new schedule will provide USHJA with the opportunity for timelier reporting of association events and industry news.

Each issue of USHJA In Stride is filled with useful tips to promote equine health and well-being, training and competition articles, full color photos from recent events, awards ceremonies, and much more.

Highlights of the upcoming December issue include Capital Challenge and WCHR Finals wrap ups and a special feature about Jacob Pope’s journey from 2011 Emerging Athletes Program Finals Champion to his 2012 ASPCA Maclay Finals victory.

Still published bimonthly, USHJA In Stride is the official publication of the United States Hunter Jumper Association. With an audience of more than 40,000 USHJA members, USHJA In Stride reaches a diverse and targeted group of riders, trainers and owners. Advertise with USHJA In Stride, and make sure you get the coverage you deserve.

To advertise contact Michelle Adaway at 859.619.8263.

  Don’t Forget to Check Zone Points Now!

As the 2012 show season comes to a close, make sure to review 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

Presented by SmartPak

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.





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

January 5-6, 2013

Joe Fargis

Petaluma, CA

Marian Nelson

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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.