USHJA E-Update


July 14, 2010

In this issue:

*Hunterdon Cup Preview

*Countdown to NAJYRC

*Summer Happenings

*IHSA 2010 Nationals to be Broadcast on

*What To Do If You See Abuse

2010 Cavalor/USHJA Clinics Program


USHJA Events Calendar


2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Class Results


USHJA Sponsors

The Chronicle of the Horse
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Finals

Dietrich Insurance
Presenting sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Title sponsor of the 2010 Cavalor/USHJA Clinic Program

Dover Saddlery
Major Sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals and Product Sponsor of the 2009 EAP Nationals

Charles Owen & Co.
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

The Clothes Horse
Awards Sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums

Essex Classics
Title Sponsor of the 2010 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic and Awards Sponsor of the 2009/2010 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Grand Prix
Awards sponsor of the 2010 International Hunter Derby Finals and Awards Sponsor of the 2010 Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic

Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Yearbook

For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen


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Hunterdon Cup Preview

Some of the top up-and-coming junior riding talent in the United States will be bound for the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY., August 4 for the Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic, held as part of the USEF East Coast Junior Hunter Finals.

The Hunterdon Cup Classic is open to any rider that is an active USHJA junior member and has won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or WIHS Classic through July 1 of the competition year. Once a rider has won the USHJA Hunterdon Cup he/she will not be allowed to compete again and will be invited to present awards the following year.

The Hunterdon Cup Classic consists of 10 hunter-type fences including at least two jumps with no ground lines. The fences are set at 3'6" and the class is judged on style and smoothness with an emphasis on the hunter style of riding. The competition is split into three rounds: the first round is the hunter round. The top 10 will be called back for round two and will compete in the handy hunter round, handiness will be emphasized. The third and final work off will consist of at least the top four riders switching horses and repeating all or part of the previous courses. The course will be announced with the final competitors in the ring and all fences will be judged.

In 2005 this class was developed as a unique equitation class that combines the precision of equitation and handiness of hunters.

For the third consecutive year Essex Classics is returning as the title sponsor of the event. Essex Classics will provide support and awards for all the competitors.

In addition, Essex Classics will provide all the junior riders in the class an Essex Classics riding shirt. Essex Classics Signature riding shirts use European designed cotton fabrics and feature exquisite tailoring details. Among their most popular shirts, Essex Performance Collection riding shirts are constructed from CoolMax, a fabric designed to keep riders cool during competitions.

For more information on the Hunterdon Cup please contact Sterling Berry at 859.225.6705 or


Countdown to NAJYRC

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY will host the 2010 North American Junior Young Rider Championships July 28-Aug. 1.

The NAJYRC is an international event held annually and teams from 12 zones in the United States, as well as each Canadian Province, Mexico, and the Caribbean are invited to compete for team and individual medals. The Championships are designed to mirror the competition format used at the Olympic and Pan American Games.

The objective of the national and international Federations is to introduce and prepare competitors for international competitions and FEI regulations. Fence heights will be a maximum of 1.50m (4'11"). Additional information regarding NAJYRC requirements and selection can be found on USEF's website or by contacting Diane Popp at


Summer Happenings

Summer is here and that means lots of activities for USHJA members. Check below for special upcoming events.

August 3-4 National Junior Hunter Championships - East at Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.

August 17-18 National Junior Hunter Championships - West at the Blenheim Facility in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

August 10-15 National Pony Finals at Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.

August 19-21 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

August 20 The Chronicle of the Horse/ USHJA International Hunter Derby top 25 draw party from 6-8 p.m. at USHJA Headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

August 21 Open House at USHJA Headquarters from noon-3 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

September 25-October 10 AllTech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

October 4-10 Hunter Derby Demonstrations to be held daily at the dressage complex at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY., during the World Equestrian Games


IHSA 2010 Nationals to be Broadcast on

The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's 2010 Nationals from the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY made its broadcast debut July 12 at 9:30 p.m. (EST) on Equestrian Life television, shown on HRTV.

The broadcast, which is titled The Mane Event, allows viewers to watch the top intercollegiate riding talent battle for the Hunter Seat Cacchione Cup and the American Quarter Horse Association Western Rider Championship. The IHSA Finals were held May 6-9.

For a full schedule of when IHSA will be shown in repeat and to find the HRTV channel in your area visit

For more than 40 years, the IHSA has been providing collegiate riders with the opportunity to compete individually or as teams in equestrian competition. As membership partners, the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and IHSA support and promote each other's efforts to increase awareness of the hunter jumper sport. For more information on the IHSA visit


What To Do If You See Abuse

The USHJA Horse & Rider Advocations Committee has put together a few tips on what to do if you witness an act of cruelty or abuse at a horse show.

If you see a case of abuse or cruelty, please contact the show steward to report the incident. You may go to any member of the show staff who is carrying a radio and ask him to locate the steward. Have the steward come to the location of the incident. If the steward is not available, locate the show manager and follow the same procedure. Also, try to have another person witness the incident. If there is anyone nearby with a camera, please ask him to take pictures or videos of the incident. Remember that it is critical to have the steward at the incident location so he can intercede and stop any action that is cruel or abusive. While waiting for the steward, or if you are unable to locate a steward, you may, in a calm manner, approach the person committing the act and ask him to stop. Many times this will be all that is required for the abuse or cruel action to stop.

If the steward arrives at the incident scene and you feel that he has not handled the situation properly, you may fill out a USEF Member's Confidential Evaluation Form, which can be obtained from a steward. Should you feel uncomfortable asking the steward for the form, you can download it from the USEF website.

It is important that we work together for the welfare of the horse. Put simply, if you witness abuse or cruelty, get the steward!


2010 Cavalor/USHJA Clinics Program

The Cavalor/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.

Upcoming Clinics


19 Mark Jungherr will be conducting a free clinic at Oklahoma City State Fair Grounds in Oklahoma City, OK. Mr. Jungherr will teach participants how to set up a judge's card and will explain what judges look for when judging hunters and equitation. For more information, contact Bill Whisenant at

22 Paul Jewell & Nancy Wallis "Walk & Analyze a Jumper Course" clinic at J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR. For more information contact Dianne Johnson at or 425.823.2808.

23 Carl Weeden and Laura Pfeiffer Zone 5 Horsemanship Clinic at Horse Shows by the Bay in Williamsburg, MD. Contact Carl Weeden at 847.951.0826 or

23 The Old Dominion Horse Show at Deep Run Hunt Club will be hosting a College Night Recruiting Dinner in Manakin Sabot, VA. For more information, contact Ellen Shevella at or 434.242.8937.

24-25 Katie Prudent clinic at Morningside Training Farm in The Plains, VA. For more information contact Erin Kath at or 540.347.4777.

26 Linda Andrisani & Jim Zoli clinic at Grazing Fields in Buzzards Bay, MA. For more information contact Liz Moakley at or 508.759.3763.

29 Susan Ashe & Kim Dorfman "Ask the Hunter & Hunter Seat Equitation Judge" clinic at J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, OR. For more information contact Dianne Johnson or 425.823.2802.


3 Chris Kappler clinic at Bally High Show Stables in Versailles, KY. For more information contact Cynthia Grisolia at or 347.423.7322

7 Linda Allen clinic at WoodMyst Farms in Gilroy, CA. For more information contact Hollie Wilent at or 408.782.0311.

For more information on holding a clinic in your area, contact Carrie Vaught at or 859.225.6703. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.



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