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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:
*Zone Elections/News
*International Hunter Derby Schedule
*USHJA Affiliate Equitation Program

*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule
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For past issues of USHJA E-News click
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Upcoming Events:

DERBY CLASSES

February 10th
USHJA International Hunter Derby Class at HITS Desert Circuit III, Thermal, CA.

March 7th
USHJA International Hunter Derby Class at Gulf Coast Winter, Gulfport, MS

March 16th
USHJA International Hunter Derby Class at HITS Desert Circuit Championship, Thermal, CA.


USHJA International Hunter Derby Class at HITS Ocala Winter Finals, Ocala, FL.


CLINICS

February 8th
Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at theClay County Agriculture Center in Green Cove Springs, FL. 

February 16th
Dr. Tim Lynch Clinic at Post Time Farm in Ocala , FL.

February 18th
Kevin Babington Clinic at Post Time Farm in Ocala, FL.

Dr. Don Teig, Margie Sugarman, Dr. Kit Miller and Tanya Boyd  Clinic at the Wellington Country Club in Wellington, FL

February 23-24th
Rita Timpanaro Clinic at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, VA. 


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USHJA AWARDS

  
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USHJA SPONSORS

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Sponsor of the USHJA Hunterdon Cup and Rider Recognition Program

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Practical Horseman
Sponsor of the USHJA Clinics Program

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Equisure
Sponsor of the USHJA Trainer's Directory  and the 2007 USHJA Affiliate Awards Yearbook
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For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen at
wallen@ushja.org
or 859-225-6967.

USHJA E-Update  
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February 6, 2008       
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OPEN ZONE MEETINGS FOR ZONE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS


Dear USHJA Members,

 Please be aware that on or before April 25, 2008, each Zone Committee must hold an “open” Zone meeting for the purpose of receiving suggestions and nominations from Individual Active or Associate Senior Hunter or Jumper members in the Zone for the upcoming Zone Committee elections.  The date, place and time for an “open” nominating meeting must be determined by the Zone Committee and published on the USHJA website, in USHJA E-News and/or in USHJA In Stride Magazine a minimum of 30 days in advance of the meeting. 

At this meeting, the Zone Chairman or a representative of the Zone Nominating Committee will read the nominations from the Zone Nominating Committee into the record.  Additional nominations may be made under the following conditions, providing the person being nominated meets eligibility requirements and consents to being nominated.

  • Nominations may be made from the floor by one Senior Active or Associate member eligible to vote in the Zone and seconded by one Senior Active or Associate member eligible to vote in the Zone and must be accompanied by a short biographical statement from the candidate (no more than 200 words).

  • Nominations may be made in writing to the Zone Chairman with a copy sent to the USHJA office prior to this meeting, at which the Zone Chairman or a representative of the Zone Nominating Committee will read the names of the nominees.  Written nominations are due to the Zone Chairman and in the USHJA no later than five days in advance of this meeting. A petition signed by no fewer than 5 Senior Active or Associate members must accompany written nominations.  Only one nominee may be included on a petition and the individual must have agreed to be nominated and must have a short biographical statement.  Incomplete or late nominations will not be eligible for inclusion on the ballot.  The names of all nominees meeting eligibility requirements must be included on the ballot.

Within five days following this meeting, the entire list of candidates' and the candidate's bios will be sent to the USHJA office which will then verify the candidate’s eligibility.  Zone Chairman should collect “bios” from all candidates. It is preferable that the Zone Chairman collects all of the forms for their zone and then sends them as a package to Christine Kennedy.  No nomination will be accepted without a bio.

Upcoming Open Zone Meetings:
 
Zone 2 Hunter
An open forum for Zone 2 Hunter Members has been scheduled for MondayMarch 10, 2008 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. This forum will take place at Willie's Tavern, 285 Main Street, Bedminster, NJ (very close to the USET Headquarters in Gladstone). Nominations will be taken from the floor for the Zone 2 Hunter Committee. Additionally, written nominations may be sent to Katie Benson at jackkate@aol.com.  Please RSVP Katie, if you are planning to attend the forum. Thank you.

Zone 4 Hunter
An open forum for Zone 4 members has been scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 5:00 PM.  This forum will take place at the Tri-State Exhibition Center in 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.  

Zone 6 Hunter and Jumper

USHJA Zone 6 Open Meeting
A special evening hosted by the Minnesota Hunter and Jumper Association.

On Monday, March 10, 2008, the MHJA will be holding its regularly scheduled Board meeting at the University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center. Join us for a private tour of the Center. The MHJA will also host a USHJA Zone VI Open Forum. This is your chance to nominate members to the 2008 USHJA Zone VI ballot for the zone hunter and jumper committees. For more info on the elections and nomination procedures, look under the USHJA button.

6:30 – Tour the Center

7:20 approx. – Zone Forum

7:45 approx – MHJA Board meeting – please stay if you are interested.


Zone 7 Hunter and Jumper
Two 
open forumfor Zone 7 Hunter and Jumper Members have been scheduled. The first is to take place at the Spring Gathering 2008 competition located at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center during April 2-6; see the show office for more information. The second is to take place during the Tulsa Exposition Center in Tulsa, OK between April 23-27; 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 Mike Christian at
cstar@cowtown.net by April 25th, 2008. 


Zone 8 Hunter
An open meeting for Zone 8 members has been scheduled for Friday, February 15, 2008 at the Kachina Classic horse show in Tucson, Arizona, for the purpose of accepting nominations from individuals for the Zone 8 Hunter Committee. This meeting will be held in conjunction with a Zone Forum following the show, in "The Cantina". Additionally, written nominations may be sent to Wilson Dennehy, Zone 8 Hunter Committee Chair at sandydennehy@msm.com. 


Zone 12 Hunter and Jumper
An open meeting for Zone 12 members has been scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Zone 12 Winter Forum and Zone Awards Banquet.  The Winter Forum (no charge, and open to everyone including non-members) begins at 4 p.m. and the Banquet (tickets $35) at 7 p.m.  The venue is O'Malley's on the Green, 3651 O'Malley Road , Anchorage .  Questions may be directed to Mary Kaye Hession at
hession@gci.net.

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

OTHER ZONE NEWS
Upcoming Zone Banquets

Zone 7
Oklahoma Hunter Jumper Association:
Date:  February 23, 2008
Location:  Oklahoma City, OK POC:  Bill Whisenant 
Address:  7203 SE Bishop Rd., Lawton, OK 73501Phone:  580-248-7297 
Fax:  580-351-1500 Cell:  580-695-5986 Email:  billwhiz@lawtonnet.net or whisenantequestrian@onlineok.com.

Zone 12  
Held in conjunction with the Winter Forum.  Saturday February 23, 2008 at
O’Malley’s on the Green in Anchorage. The forum starts at 3:00 pm and the banquet starts at
7:00 pm. Tickets are $35.
 Contact: Mary Kaye Hession at Hession@gci.net .

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New Classes Added to the 2008 USHJA
International Hunter Derby Schedule



F E B R U A R Y
 

February 10 
HITS Desert Circuit III in Thermal, CA. For more information, please contact Tom Struzzieri/HITS at

www.hitsshows.com or 845-246-8833.


M A R C H


*March 7
Gulf Coast Winter in

Gulfport , MS.
For more information, please contact Bob Bell at info@classiccompany.com or 843-768-5503.

           

March 16       
HITS Ocala Winter Finals in

Ocala, FL.For more information, please contact Tom Struzzieri/HITS at www.hitsshows.com or 845-246-8833.


March 16
HITS Desert Circuit Championship in Thermal, CA. For more information, please contact Tom Struzzieri/HITS at www.hitsshows.com or 845-246-8833.

March 21
Scottsdale Spring Festival in Scottsdale, AZ.
For more information, please contact Chris Collman at ccollman@aol.com or 602-992-2706


March 28
Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in Katy, TX. 
For more information, please contact Glenn Petty at trifarms@aol.com or 919-556-7321. 


March 28

Oaks Blenheim Spring I in San Juan Capistrano, CA. For more information, please contact Stephanie Wheeler at  showpark@aol.com or 949-443-1841.


A P R I L


April 6
Tournament of Champions in Naples , FL.  For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at kelliwren@aol.com or 239-633-1949.


*April 20
Gala Spring in Folsom, LA. For more information, please contact Tommy McIntyre at tommymcintyre@aol.com or 630-842-7650.


April 27
Aiken Spring Classic in Aiken, SC. For more information, please contact Rick Cram at Psjshows@aol.com or 803-649-3505. 


M A Y

May 24
Memorial Day Classic in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please contact Brenda Outwater at brenout@aol.com or 818-567-7317.

                       

J U N E

June 8
Showplace Spectacular/Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL. For more information, please contact  Diane Carney at 847-922-6167 or  dtelluride@aol.com.


J U L Y


*July 19  
Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic Horse Show in Moreland Hills, OH. For more information, please contact Gail Tobin of the Chagrin Valley PHA at tobinyon@lycos.com or 330-656-1287.


July 20
Atlanta Summer Classic in Conyers, GA. For more information, please contact Bob Bell at info@classiccompany.com or 843-768-5503.


July 26

Horse Shows by the Bay Series II in  Traverse City, MI. For more information please contact      Alexandra Rheinheimer at ALEXRHEINHEIMER@AOL.COM or 561-723-6287.


July 25

Colorado Summer Classic in Parker, CO. For more information, please contact Charlotte Skinner at  ceskinner@earthlink.net or 818-563-3250 x 2


A U G U S T


*August 3
Estes Park Summer Series in Estes Park, CO. For more information, please contact Tommy McIntyre at tommymcintyre@aol.com or 630-842-7650.


S E P T E M B E R

September 14
Evergreen Invitational in Bristol, WI. For more information, please contact Kate Giraldi at
847-224-3854.


Click here for more information on the USHJA International Hunter Derby. Classes are being added frequently so 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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USHJA Affiliate Equitation Awards Program


USHJA has implemented an Equitation Awards program through its Affiliate Organizations Medal Classes primarily offered at local and unrecognized horse shows.

The goal of this program is to increase the USHJA membership and outreach in the equestrian community, by further informing and educating individuals who partake in equestrian sports at the unrecognized and local horse show level and demonstrating that USHJA has something to offer them through its many programs, and shared involvement with the horse. Click here for more information on this program.


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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.  

F E B R U A R Y

*February 8
Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at the Clay County Agriculture Center in Green Cove Springs, FL. For additional information, please contact Katie Young at KatieSYoung@aol.com or 904-254-6584.

February 16
Dr. Tim Lynch will be conducting a clinic at Post Time Farm in Ocala , FL. For more information, please contact Dana Noga at lonepalm1701@hotmail.com or 352-598-4552.

February 18
Kevin Babington will be conducting a clinic at Post Time Farm in Ocala , FL. For more information, please contact Dana Noga at lonepalm1701@hotmail.com or 352-598-4552.

February 18
Dr. Don Teig, Margie Sugarman, Dr. Kit Miller and Tanya Boyd will be conducting a clinic at the Wellington Country Club in Wellington, FL. For more information, please contact Marjorie Sugarman at mbsugie@optonline.net or 631-361-7127.

February 23-24
Rita Timpanaro will be conducting a clinic at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, VA.  For more information please contact Shelby French at sfrench@sbc.edu or 434-381-6347.

*February 29
Ellen Shevella will be conducting a clinic at the HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, FL.  For more information, please contact Allstar Horse and Pony at allstarpro112@yahoo.com or 434-242-8937.

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 5-6-Updated contact information
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.

M A Y

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.

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 17-20
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Bergen Equestrian Center in Leonia, NJ.  For more information, please contact Penny Kinnally atpkinnally@aol.com or 201-233-7410.

*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.

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 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.

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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 ENDSFor 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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