USHJA E-Update

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February 16, 2011

In this issue:

*WCHR Palm Beach Spectacular - LIVE

*WCHR Palm Beach Spectacular

*"Making a Difference" with the USHJA Foundation

*EAP Level I Application Deadline

*2011 Trainers Symposium Dates

*USHJA Clinics Program

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Charles Owens, Inc.
Official Helmet of the USHJA

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USHJA Events Calendar

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2010/2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Class Results

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USHJA Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor of the Equine Junior Apprentice Program

Arc De Triomphe
The Official Saddlery Sponsor of the 2011 WCHR Program

Merial
Contributing Sponsor for the
2011 WCHR Program


Title Sponsor of the 2011 Rider Recognition Program

Major sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Presenting sponsor of the 2011 Emerging Athletes Program and Awards Sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Major sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

Presenting Sponsor of the USHJA Trainers Symposiums and the USHJA Trainers Certification Program

Awards Sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Title sponsor of the 2011 Affiliated Clinics Program

Title Sponsor of the 2011 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic and Awards Sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Awards Sponsor of the 2010 Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic

Presenting Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Programs


For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact
Whitney Allen

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Watch the 2011 WCHR Palm Beach Spectacular – LIVE

The World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Hunter Classic Spectacular will be held for the 15th straight year at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival beginning on February 18. If you can't make it to this exciting event, tune in for free LIVE streaming coverage on USEF Network, a new broadcast and multi-media site from the United States Equestrian Federation.

The broadcast of the WCHR Professional Hunter Classic Spectacular in the International Arena will begin at 7 p.m. with live commentary from long time Hunter rider, trainer and judge Geoff Teall. Don't miss out on this exciting event showcasing some of the worlds best Hunter riders and horses. Click Here to visit USEF Network Live.

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WCHR Palm Beach Spectacular


The 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Hosts
World Champion Hunter Rider Spectacular

By Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Wellington, FL – The FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) is bigger and better than ever in 2011, with more prize money and more opportunities for the world's best horses and riders to excel in the specialties of their sport. The World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Hunter Classic Spectacular will be held for the 15th straight year at the FTI WEF beginning on February 18th.


The Spectacular first debuted in 1997 as an expansion of the popular World Championship Hunter Rider program. The Spectacular was created as a premier Hunter Classic, and is part of the member event series for the WCHR program, which culminates with the WCHR Finals at The Capital Challenge Horse Show in October. This special anniversary brings a few changes to the Spectacular, which are sure to enhance and showcase the talented riders of the WCHR. Click Here to read more.

Reserve Your Spectacular VIP Seating
Spectators will have the chance to watch the classes in "Spectacular" style by purchasing tables of six for dinner during Friday's class in the International Club and tickets for brunch on Sunday overlooking the E.R. Mische Grand Hunter ring. Table and ticket sales benefit the USHJA Foundation, which provides funding for equestrians in need of urgent financial relief due to injury or illness through the Horseman's Assistance Fund, educational scholarships, and programs of the USHJA which include the WCHR, Emerging Athletes, Trainer Certification and Zone Programs.

For table reservations or ticket purchases please visit www.ushjafoundation.org or contact Keeley Gogul at 440.289.4514 or keeleygogul@mac.com or Whitney Allen at 859.225.6707 or wallen@ushja.org.

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USHJA Foundation Announces
The "Making A Dream" Scholarship Program


Have you ever had an equestrian dream that you just couldn't quite reach? Do you wish you could have a special experience in the equestrian world but challenging circumstances have gotten in your way? If so, then a newly launched scholarship program may just make your dreams reality.


The USHJA Foundation "Making A Dream" Scholarship Program is philanthropic in nature and extends opportunities to individuals with unique circumstances who seek a special experience in the sport of hunters and jumpers. Each experience is custom-designed depending upon the specific interests of the recipient who will receive the resources needed to help in "Making A Dream." Click Here to read more.

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2011 EAP Level I Application Deadlines Approaching

The 2011 Emerging Athletes Program overview, application and current Level I Training Session dates have been updated and are now available online.

A Level I Training Session will be held in each Zone - the complete listing will be available at the end of February. Please see the Emerging Athletes webpage for more information about the application process. The application deadlines vary depending on the month each training session is held.

The mission of the Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) is to develop complete horsemen by implementing a system of identifying and nurturing talented young riders and providing them with the support and assistance necessary to reach their full potential. Click Here to read more

EAP Scheduled Training Session Level I Dates and Corresponding Application Deadlines:

Application, fee and recommendation forms for Zones 1, 2, 3, 7 and 10 are due to the USHJA office by February 25, 2011.
Application, fee and recommendation forms for Zones 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 are due to the USHJA office by April 1, 2011.
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2011 USHJA Trainers Symposiums Announced

Registration is now available for the first 2011 Trainers Symposium this May in Katy, Texas. The Symposiums are offered to everyone - not just trainers. Trainers Symposiums count toward the professional requirements for the USHJA Trainer Certification Program.

The 2011 Trainers Symposiums will be held on:

  • May 9-10, 2011 – Great Southwest Equestrian Center – Katy, TX
       Hunter/Equitation Clinician: Scott Hofstetter
       Jumper Clinician: Candice King

  • September 3-4, 2011 – Maplewood Stables, Inc. – Reno, NV
       Hunter/Equitation Clinician: Geoff Teall
       Jumper Clinician: Linda Allen
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2010 USHJA Clinics Program

The USHJA Clinics Program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete list of USHJA clinics visit the Clinics Calendar.

*Clinics in RED are USHJA Trainer Certification Clinics. These, and the USHJA Trainers Symposiums, are the only clinics which count towards the requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.
For questions please contact Carrie Vaught.

Use the USHJA Calendar to search for all events.

Upcoming Clinics

FEBUARY

18-20 George Schneider clinic at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. Contact Dr. Linda McClaren at lmcclare@williamwoods.edu or 573.590.3661.

MARCH

6 Mike Allen and Naomi Gauruder clinic on CPR at Oak Meadow Farm in East Windsor, CT. Contact Naomi Gauruder of BHC Management at Naomi@BHCmanagement.com or 203.650.3148.

13 Cynthia Jensen clinic on pony measurements at Oak Meadow Farm in East Windsor, CT. Contact Naomi Gauruder of BHC Management at Naomi@BHCmanagement.com or 425.481.7924.

19-20 Jeff Cook clinic at Archway Equestrian Sports, LLC in Bothell, WA. Contact Clare Warren at cwarren@archwayeqsports.com or 203.650.3148.

23-24 Melanie Smith Taylor clinic at Buckleigh Farms in Aiken, SC. Contact Ann Thal at Snaffles, LLC at athal10961@aol.com or 941.730.1165.

27 Tonya Johnston sport psychology clinic at Renaissance Ranch in Watsonville, CA. Contact Paige Pierce at pep73164@charter.net or 831.840.7572.

APRIL

1-3 Nick Karazissis clinic at Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN. Contact Ingrid Schoenlein at schoenle@purdue.edu or 765.586.1952.

3 Scott Hofstetter clinic at Silver Sands Bridle Club in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Contact Jyan Johnson Colt at jcolt616@yahoo.com or 386.451.4291.

9-10 Melanie Smith Taylor clinic at Icon Sporthorses, LLC in Friendsville, TN. Contact Craig Allen at craig@icon-sporthorses.com or 865.607.3795.

10 Joe Fargis clinic at Journey Back Stables in Greensboro, NC. Contact Joan C. Boyce at journyback@aol.com or 336.299.5067.

16 Anne Kursinski clinic at The Dream Park Equestrian Center in Logan Township, NJ. Contact Delia Apollo at apollofarmsltd@apollofarmsltd.com or 856.297.6610.

16-17 Joe Fargis clinic at Far Meadow Farm in Morris, CT. Contact Carole St. Mark at info@farmeadowfarm.com or 860.567.9850.

22-23 Karen Healey TCP Clinic at Windsong Stable in Battle Creek, MI. Please contact Sandi Carlton at windsongsandi@aol.com or 269.317.1529

30 - May 1 Frank Madden clinic at Blackjack Farms in Birmingham, AL. Contact J. Michael Halbleib at jmichaelh1@aol.com or 205.283.3082.

The USHJA Clinics Program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete list of USHJA clinics visit the Clinics Calendar. Use the USHJA Calendar to search for all events. For more information on holding a clinic in your area, contact Carrie Vaught at cvaught@ushja.org or 859.225.6703. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.

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Jr. Career Development Program gives members the opportunity to apprentice with a competition official for a day.

Trainer Certification Program is a comprehensive education and certification program for all levels of professional trainers.

Trainer Symposiums offer attendees the opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry.

Member's Choice Awards Program gives horse show exhibitors and participants the opportunity to reward excellence at USEF Licensed Hunter Jumper competitions through their feedback relating to the competition, the facility where it took place, footing, show personnel and hospitality.

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