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July 26, 2011
Derby Finals Tables & Invites
Derby Applications – DEADLINE EXTENDED!
2011 Hunterdon Cup
WCHR Member Event App.
Pony Finals Clinic
College Equestrian Lettering
1.40 and 1.50 Meter Clubs
Zone Forums Scheduled
EAP Host Facility Applications
2011 TCP Clinics
2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar
Farmvet  Outreach Calendar  ShopUSHJA

Derby Finals VIP Hospitality Tables

VIP Tables are available ringside for The 2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals Presented by Dietrich Insurance Co. Reservations can be made by contacting Kiki Umla at 904.607.5541.

Click Here for the VIP Information and Reservation Form.

Derby Finals Invitations

Additional Derby Finals invitations are being emailed daily so keep an eye on your inbox if your horse is on the Money Won List!

For more information contact Kelley Mallery at 859.225.6717

Derby Applications Currently Being Accepted – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Applications to host a USHJA International Hunter Derby in the 2012-13 Qualifying Season (competitions starting June 2, 2012-June 1, 2013) are currently being accepted, with a deadline of August 15, 2011. Derby classes may be offered at AA competitions or competitions with special competition status. Host application packets are available on the USHJA International Hunter Derby Homepage.

Due to the early application deadline a new payment system has been developed. Managers will now be able to spread out the payment of the hosting fee. Within thirty (30) business days following notification of approval a deposit of $1250.00 will be due with the remaining $1250.00 due ninety (90) days before the date of each Derby class.

Click Here for a complete list of upcoming Derbies.

2011 Hunterdon Cup

The USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic will be held August 2, 2011 during the East Coast Junior Hunter Finals in Saugerties, NY. The Hunterdon Cup is a unique class that combines the precision of equitation and the handiness of hunters and 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 at a competition starting between July 2, 2010 and July 1, 2011.

For more information contact Kelley Mallery at 859.225.6717

WCHR Member Event Applications Currently Being Accepted

Applications to host a World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Member Event in 2012 are currently being accepted. All “AA” and “A” Competitions are eligible to apply. Completed applications must be received in the USHJA office or postmarked on or before 5 PM Monday, August 15, 2011.

WCHR Applications available on the WCHR Managers Page. Click Here for a complete list of upcoming competitions.

Pony Finals Clinic

USHJA is hosting two exciting clinics on Friday, August 12 during USEF Pony Finals. Jeff Cook is conducting a “Future Trainers” Symposium at 9:00am and Diane Carney is conducting a “Horseless” Horsemen Clinic at 1:00pm. Jeff Cook will present what it takes to become a trainer and demonstrates various training methods at the “Future Trainers” Symposium. Diane Carney’s “Horseless” Horseman Clinic is a fun, hands-on event for every level of horseman.

These interactive and educational clinics are open to riders, trainers and parents and are not to be missed! Stop by the Kentucky Horse Park covered arena on Friday, August 12 for these two exciting and interactive USHJA clinics presented by SmartPak.

For more information contact Kelley Mallery at 859.225.6717

College Equestrian Lettering Program

USHJA in partnership with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) is proud to offer the USHJA/IHSA College Equestrian Lettering Program to our collegiate members.

The dates of the program will run June 1st through May 31st of the USEF calendar year, however the inaugural year will run August 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012. Students must complete at least one hundred (100) hours of equestrian training during the program dates. Hours can be accumulated via riding lessons, practice rides, team practices, clinics, and competitions. Students who successfully complete the program will be presented a USHJA Collegiate Equestrian Lettering Program patch and USHJA pin to adorn their favorite letterman jacket. Equestrian Athletes can also purchase a special Varsity jacket through

1.40 and 1.50 Meter Clubs

USHJA announces the formation of a new award. The 1.40 Meter Club and 1.50 Meter Club are new status marks designed to acknowledge the talents and success of the jumper riders in the High Performance divisions.

The new 1.40 Meter Club designation is a Zone award while the 1.50 Meter Club will be awarded on a National Level. While each club will be Zone based, qualifying can be done at any USEF recognized horse show throughout the country. The 1.40 Meter Club honors riders who have placed in 1.40m or higher at a minimum of five (5) different USEF recognized competitions within the Federation calendar year. The 1.50 Meter Club will honor those who have placed in 1.50m or higher in at least three (3) different USEF recognized shows. Members will be presented certificates and a letter of congratulations signed by the USHJA President and Zone Chair at their respective Zone Banquet.

For additional information on the USHJA High Performance Jumper Rider Clubs please visit the USHJA website or contact Kristyn Kay at 859.225.6708.

Zone Forums Scheduled

All members are invited to attend the following Zone forums held by Diane Popp. Subjects include changes to bonus points earned at Zone Finals and Championships, opportunities Zones are offering to members from the $2.00 Zone Support Fee, rule change proposals, and new Zone Election procedures for 2012. The Zones are busy planning programs for members and all input will be extremely important. Diane will be attending the competitions and will be available for any questions members may have.

Zone 2: Thursday, September 1st, Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, NY after the USEF World Cup Rider meeting in the Rider Lounge.

Zone 3: Thursday, September 22nd, Middleburg Classic in Leesburg, VA at the close of competition at the Patron’s Tent.

Zone 7: Wednesday, July 27th, Go Show in Oklahoma City, OK, 5:30 pm or after close of competition, above the jumper ring in the reception area. Refreshments will be served.

Zone 8: Friday, September 9th, High Prairie Fall Preview, Parker, CO, 5pm after the USHJA National Hunter Classic.

Zone 9: Thursday, September 15th, NW Autumn Finals, Monroe, WA, in conjunction with USHJA Zone 9 “Ask the Judges” Clinic.

Zone 10: Thursday, August 11th, Menlo Charity in Atherton, CA in the sponsorship tent, 5pm.

EAP Host Facility Applications Currently Being Accepted

Applications for facilities interested in hosting a Level One Emerging Athletes Training Session in 2012 are currently being accepted. The Host Facility does not have to be a show facility to be considered. Private farms, boarding facilities, universities, prep schools, etc. may apply as long as the facility can meet USHJA/EAP requirements. Applications must be received in the USHJA office or postmarked no later than September 1, 2011.

Click Here for EAP Applications

2011 USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics

The USHJA is now offering standard Trainer Certification Program Clinics (TCP Clinics) as well as Trainer's Symposiums. Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

Click Here for a complete list of TCP Clinics.

August 8-9* Julie Winkel
Melanie Smith Taylor
Mindy Bower
Carnation, WA Jeff Anthony
September 3-4 Linda Allen
Geoff Teall
Reno, NV Julie Winkel
September 20-22 George Morris Westminster, MD Carolyn Krome
September 24-25 Melanie Smith Taylor Barrington, IL Gail Baldwin
September 30 - October 2 George Morris Birmingham, AL J. Michael Halbleib

* This TCP Clinic is being held in conjunction with the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program.

USHJA 2011 Clinics Calendar

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. For questions please contact Carrie Vaught.

July 28 Paul Jewell
Nancy Wallis
Bend, OR Dianne Johnson
July 28-29 Sandy Ferrell Seven Valleys, PA Donna Bernini
August 6-7 Linda Allen Brookfield, NH Janet Murfey
August 22 Julie Winkel Quinton, VA Colleen Seely
August 30 - September 1 Greg Best Carbondale, CO Bridget Strang
September 2-4 George Morris Parker, TX Britt McCormick
Click Here for more information on all upcoming USHJA Clinics.

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