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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:
*USHJA Competitions and Facilities Directory
*Discount Advertising Rate for USHJA Affiliates in April Issue of USHJA In Stride
*International Hunter Derby Schedule
*USHJA Affiliate Equitation Program
*Zone News
*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule
For past issues of USHJA E-News click

Upcoming Events:

February 10th

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

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

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

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


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Reserve your ad space today in USHJA In Stride and reach over 35,000 hunter and jumper enthusiasts.

The April issue of USHJA In Stride is the Affililates issue. Advertising deadline is February 15th. Be sure to reserve your ad space today!

For advertising information contact Hunter Messineo, 
301-977-3900 x 175 or Hunter.Messineo@sourceinterlink.com.


  Click here to learn more about USHJA's exciting awards program.


World Equestrian Brands
Sponsor of the USHJA Hunterdon Cup and Rider Recognition Program

Practical Horseman
Sponsor of the USHJA Clinics Program

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

USHJA E-Update  
January 10, 2007   

USHJA Competitions and Facilites Directory

Attention Hunter Jumper Horse Show Managers:
The USHJA Competition and Facilities Directory, created by the USHJA Show Standards Committee, is now live on the USHJA website. This Directory will allow show managers to advertise their USEF licensed, as well as their unrecognized, Hunter Jumper Competitions.
As USHJA receives this competition data from the show managers, a search function will be added to the Directory, so that competitors can search the competitions based on specific criteria.  In 2009, this Directory will also be linked with the Members Choice Awards; a program awarding competitions in several different categories for excellence.
This service is completely free for Show Managers and will provide advertising for your competition all year long.  So don't delay, please include your competition(s) in the USHJA Competition's and Facilities Directory today. Click here to view the directory or to add your competition.

April Issue of USHJA In Stride Offers USHJA Affiliates Special Advertising Rate 

Attention Affiliates! 

April is the Affilaites Issue of USHJA In Stride! Any current affiliate or affiliate that renews or joins by February 5th will receive a special advertising rate to promote your organization.

Click here to renew or join. Don't miss out on this special opportunity. For advertising information please contact Hunter Messineo at Hunter.Messineo@sourceinterlink.com and be sure to mention that you are a USHJA Affiliate.

Benefits of being a USHJA Affiliate include:

Subscription to the USHJA In Stride bi-monthly magazine.

Bi-weekly emails of USHJA E-Update providing important news, reminders, resources, and information.

Automatically hold a seat on a USHJA Regional Affiliate Committee.

Two members of each Affiliate Committee will sit on the USHJA Board of Directors.

Assist the Board of Directors in reseating the standing committees every 4 years.

Opportunity to participate in the USHJA Affiliates Award Program

FREE publicity in each issue of USHJA In Stride bi-monthly magazine.

Discounts from Equisure, Inc.

For more information on becoming a USHJA Affiliate and the great benefits please contact Christine Kennedy at ckennedy@ushja.org

Affiliates, be sure to send in news of up coming events, programs or announcements you would like publlished to Whitney Allen at wallen@ushja.org by February 10th.

2008 USHJA International Hunter Derby Schedule

February 10, 2008

HITS Desert Circuit III

Thermal, CA

For more information, please contact HITS at wwww.hitsshows.com or 845-246-8833

March 16, 2008

HITS Ocala Winter Finals

Ocala, FL

For more information, please contact HITS at wwww.hitsshows.com or 845-246-8833

March 16, 2008

HITS Desert Circuit Championship

Thermal, CA

For more information, please contact HITS at wwww.hitsshows.com or 845-246-8833

March 28, 2008

Pin Oak Charity

Katy, TX

For more information, please contact Glenn Petty at     trifarms@aol.com or 919-556-7321


March 28, 2008

Oaks Blenheim Spring I

San Juan Capistrano , CA

For more information, please contact Stephanie Wheeler at showpark@aol.com or 949-443-1841

April 6, 2008

Tournament of Champions

Naples, FL

For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at     kelliwren@aol.com or 239-633-1949 

April 27, 2008

Aiken Spring Classic

Aiken, SC

For more information, please contact Rick Cram at Psjshows@aol.com or 803-649-3505

May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Classic

Los Angeles, CA

For more information, please contact Brenda Outwater at brenout@aol.com  818-567-7317

June 8, 2008

Showplace Spectacular/Canterbury Farm

Hampshire, IL

For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167

July 26, 2008

Horse Shows by the Bay Series II

Traverse City , MI

For more information, please contact Alexandra Rheinheimer at ALEXRHEINHEIMER@AOL.COM or 561- 723-6287

July 25, 2008

Colorado Summer Classic

Parker, CO

For more information, please contact Charlotte Skinner at ceskinner@earthlink.net or 818-563-3250

September 14, 2008

Evergreen Invitational

Bristol , WI

For more information, please contact Kate Giraldi at 



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.

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.


In order to meet the needs of this program and the members participating, USHJA has created the Outreach Membership level - $15.00 which will include:

~A USHJA membership card
~Access to USHJA information through a full subscription to In Stride
~Eligibility for participation in the Affiliates Award Program
~Eligibility for national recognition through participation in USHJA sponsored Equitation Awards Program offered by USHJA Affiliate Organizations
~Notification of USHJA sponsored clinics in their area

This Equitation Award program is offered to organizations that are Affiliate Members of USHJA. Affiliate Organizations may choose to participate through offering Medal Final Classes at a designated horse show or by using cumulative points through the competition year to determine their year-end award winners. For specifications and requirements for either method of participation please click here.

For more information please contact Christine Kennedy at ckennedy@ushja.org.

USHJA Zone News 


          Zone 1:
          January 26, 2008 at Capital Plaza in Montpelier, VT
          Contact: Cindy Travers at (603) 887-6342.

           Zone 2:
           Sunday Brunch, January 20, 2008, Hanover Marriott, Whippany, NJ, 11:30 a.m.
           Contact: Katie Benson at Jackkate@aol.com

            Zone 4: 
            Zone awards presented in conjunction with the GHJA Banquet Sunday, January 20,    
            2008  The banquet starts at 5:30 pm with the awards being presented at 7:00 pm.
                       Location: Crown Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody, Atlanta, GA, 30346
           Reservations should be made with Jane Stallman 404-580-2571 or janestall@bellsouth.net

           Zone 6:
INHJA Banquet – Jan 26th at the Stoney Creek Lodge in West Des Moines, Iowa
           Contact: Mandy Killam at mandy318@hotmail.com.

            Zone 7
            Texas Hunter Jumper Association:
    Date:  January 12, 2008
Location:  Westin Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
POC:  Gayle O’Rear, chair, Paula Sparks, co-chair
            Address:  9490 Victoria Lane, Boerne, Texas 78006                                   
Phone:  830-775-6005 (Gayle), 210-698-3086 (Paula)
Cell Phone:  210-326-5949 (Gayle) Fax:  210-698-3124 (Paula)
Email:  nrsgdbdy@gvtc.com (Gayle), ilomaysparks@earthlink.net (Paula)

           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 .

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.  


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 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.


April 4-6, 2008
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
Michael Page will be conducting a clinic at The Cutter Farm in Dracut , MA .  For more information, please contact Marina Burliss or Joy Clark at cutterfarm@verizon.net or 978-957-4161.


*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.

*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.

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.





For 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.