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MAY 11, 2011

IHSA Nationals

USHJA International Hunter Derby 2011 Finals

Hunterdon Cup

Amateur Sportsmanship Award

2011 TCP Clinics

2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar

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IHSA Nationals

Centenary College may have traveled to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships with a young team, but their results belied their inexperience. They dominated the event, May 5-7 at the Alltech Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, with victory in the Collegiate Cup team competition and USEF Cacchione Cup individual championship.

This year, Marissa Cohen, West Chester, Pennsylvania, claimed the Cacchione Cup for Centenary with solid riding in the three-phase competition that featured an over fences class, flat phase and ride-off. New York University's Shelby Wakeman placed second with St. Andrews Presbyterian College (North Carolina) student Robert Jacobs taking third. Click Here for more information on the nationals. Complete results can be found at

In addition, Bernie Traurig, owner of, a USHJA educational partner, announced that his organization would be giving each IHSA hunter seat coach an annual membership and offering significant discounts for IHSA students. Equestrian Coach, an online video training resource, was created to make quality education accessible and affordable to every equestrian, regardless of their background, their level, or their geographic location. also offers 15% off to all USHJA members on their services.

USHJA International Hunter Derby 2011 Finals

On August 19-20, 2011 the top seventy-five USHJA International Hunter Derby horses in the country will come together again at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY to compete for the title of the USHJA International Hunter Derby 2011 Champion. This year the competition will return to the Sheila C. Johnson ring in the outdoor Rolex Stadium.

The final Derby in the 2010-11 qualifying series will be held June 5th, 2011 and invitations will be extended to the recorded owners of the top 75 qualified horses on the Derby Money Won list on June 15th. Entries for the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals will close on July 15th, 2011. If one of the top 75 horses is unable to compete, the next available horse on the money won list will be invited. Please contact Kelley Mallery at or 859.225.6717 for more information.

Applications to host a USHJA International Hunter Derby in the 2012-13 season will be accepted starting June 1, 2011 through August 1, 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 between July 2, 2010 and July 1, 2011. For more information contact Kelley Mallery at or 859.225.6717

Amateur Sportsmanship Award

Nominations are currently being accepted by the Amateur Committee for the Amateur Sportsmanship Award. The award was established to recognize the Amateur Owner and Adult Amateur exhibitors who show a degree of excellence and integrity by supporting their fellow competitors, volunteering their time and resources to various aspects of the industry and being a passionate and positive role model for all amateurs. Success in the show ring is a secondary factor. Candidates may be nominated by exhibitors, trainers, colleagues or peers and must be an active or associate member of the USHJA.

The nominations are due October 7, 2011 and must include a completed nomination form and a list of notable accomplishments and services. Letters of recommendation are highly suggested. The final selection of the winner is made by the Amateur Committee and is based on accolades earned from December 1st through September 7th of each competition year. The Amateur Sportsmanship Award is presented annually at the Evening of Equestrians Awards Dinner during the USHJA Annual Meeting.

For more information contact Kelley Mallery at or 859.225.6717

2011 USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics

The USHJA is now offering standard Trainer's Symposiums as well as the Trainer Certification Program Clinics (TCP Clinics). 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.

May 30-31 Julie Winkel Elk Grove, CA Carol Wright
June 3-5 Geoff Teall Oviedo, FL Jacque Barrett Gellein
July 11-12 Karen Healey Parker, CO Vivien Van Buren
July 25-26 Linda Allen Oklahoma City, OK Phil DeVita
July 25-26 Julie Winkel Bend, OR Betsy McCool

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.

May 13-15 Geoff Teall Elburn, IL Lynda Zema
May 13-15 Nick Karazissis Hailey, ID Mia Edsall
May 19-22 Nick Karazissis Gilroy, CA Tracy Cotchett
May 28-29 Linda Allen Friendsville, TN Craig Allen
June 3-5 Geoff Teall Oviedo, FL Jacque Barrett Gellein
June 10-12 Greg Best Friendsville, TN Craig Allen
June 10-12 Nick Karazissis Mill Valley, CA Linda Rubio
Click Here for more information on all upcoming USHJA Clinics.

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