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June 23, 2011
Board of Directors' Minutes
EAP Level II Invitations
Hunterdon Cup Last Call
WCHR Host Applications
EAP Host Applications
Zone Finals & Championships
Scholarship Applications Due
Hunter Derby Invitations
2011 TCP Clinics
2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar
Farmvet  Outreach Calendar  ShopUSHJA

USHJA Board of Directors Minutes Available Online

USHJA has always strived to keep members up to date on the happenings of the association. In order to increase the level of communication and transparency for the members USHJA will be posting on line, all Board of Director minutes, CEO’s and President’s reports and upcoming agendas. We encourage all members to review the materials and submit any questions or concerns you have to your representative.

Click here to view the most recent USHJA Board or Directors minutes.

EAP Level Two Rider Invitations

Invitations for the Emerging Athletes Program Level Two Training Sessions will be extended via email on June 27 – 30, 2011. A list of all Level Two riders will be posted to the EAP website once all riders have accepted their invitations. For questions or information regarding the Emerging Athletes Program please contact Jennifer Kisner at 859.225.6705.

Last Chance to Qualify for the 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

2012 WCHR Member Event Host Applications Open
July 1st

On July 1, 2011 the USHJA will open the application process for Competition Managements interested in hosting a WCHR Member Event in 2012. Applications close August 15th. Application Packets will be available on the WCHR Managers webpage.

Upcoming WCHR Member Event Competitions

  • June 21-25, 2011 Fairfield June Benefit, Westport, CT
  • June 22-26, 2011 Deep Run Horse Show, Manakin-Sabot, VA
  • June 22-26, 2011 Early Summer H/J #2, Wilsonville, OR
  • July 13-17, 2011 Horse Shows By the Bay II, Traverse City, MI
  • July 13-17, 2011 The Country Classic, Wilsonville, OR

Click Here for a complete list of upcoming WCHR events.

2012 EAP Level One Host Facility Applications Opening
July 1st

Interested in bringing the Emerging Athletes Program to your farm or facility? The 2012 Emerging Athletes Program Level I Host Facility Applications will be available on the EAP website July 1, 2011. For more information about hosting an EAP Training Session, contact Jennifer Kisner at 859.225.6705.

Zone Finals & Championships

In 2011 USHJA introduced a new bid process and point system for Zone Finals and Championship Classes. Zone Finals competition will include two (2) O/F and one (1) U/S class for each section and zone bonus points will be awarded based on the newly revised criteria. Zone Championships are an alternative and optional way for a zone to provide recognition to its members. Zone championship classes can be held as a standalone class or by designating one class in a section of at regular membership competition. Zone bonus points will be awarded. Please visit the Finals and Championships Summary to see the new point structure and specifications.

Zone Championships and/or Finals will be held in the following zones:

Zone 1   •   Zone 2   •   Zone 3   •   Zone 4   •   Zone 5   •   Zone 6

Zone 7   •   Zone 8   •   Zone 9   •   Zone 10   •   Zone 12

For more information regarding Finals and Championships in your zone please visit the USHJA Zone website.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

The USHJA Foundation and participating Zones are joining to initiate a groundbreaking scholarship program. The Foundation has pledged to contribute additional funds to supplement all three types of educational scholarships awarded by zones (College/Trade School, EAP, and TCP).

TCP and EAP Scholarship Deadlines start as soon as July 1st for Zone 6, 7, 8, & 12

The College Scholarships have a deadline of August 15th but do not hesitate to get your application in early.

Zone 12 Grant Application — Click Here for more information.

USHJA International Hunter Derby 2011 Finals Invitations Mailed!

On June 15, 2011 USHJA sent invitations to compete in the USHJA International Hunter Derby 2011 Finals to the recorded owners of the top 75 horses on the Derby money won list. If your horse is one of those top 75 please look for your invitation to compete in your mail and email. Entries are due July 15th. If a horse is unable to compete, the next available horse on the money won list will be invited to compete.

If you have any questions please contact Kelley Mallery or 859.225.6717

Upcoming USHJA International Hunter Derbies

  • June 24th Tunica High Rollers, Tunica, MS
  • June 26th Early Summer #2, Wilsonville, OR
  • June 26th Summer in the Rockies III, Parker, CO
  • June 26th Swan Lake Kick Off Classic, Littlestown, PA
  • July 1st State College Classic, PA Furr, PA
  • July 1st NCHJA Annual Horse Show, Raleigh, NC
  • July 3rd, Brownland Farm Summer, Franklin, TN
  • July 8, Lion Country Horse Show, PA Furr, PA
  • July 10, I Love New York, Lake Placid, NY

Click Here for a complete list of USHJA International Hunter Derby classes for the
2011-12 Qualifying Series.

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.

The USHJA Trainers Symposium on September 3-4, 2011 is now being held as a Trainer Certification Program (TCP) Clinic. Julie Winkel is hosting this exciting and educational event at Maplewood Stables in Reno, NV with Jumper clinician Linda Allen and Hunter/Equitation clinician Geoff Teall. Attendees will receive the same educational credit for their Trainer Certification Program application.

July 11-12 Karen Healey Parker, CO Vivien Van Buren
July 25-26* Linda Allen, Melanie Smith Taylor, Mindy Bower Oklahoma City, OK Phil DeVita
July 25-26 Julie Winkel Bend, OR Betsy McCool
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

* 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 5-7 Nick Karazissis Portola Valley, CA Diane Allison
July 9-16 Colleen Seely Quinton, VA Colleen Seely
July 16-17 Cynthia Hankins Reno, NV Julie Winkel
July 16-23 Colleen Seely Quinton, VA Colleen Seely
July 21 Paul Jewell, Nancy Wallis Bend, OR Dianne Johnson
July 23-24 Sandy Ferrell Stevenson, MD Libby Southall
Click Here for more information on all upcoming USHJA Clinics.

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