USHJA E-Update


May 19, 2010

In this issue:

*IHSA Finals Return to Lexington

*Show Jumping Hall of Fame to Open at Kentucky Horse Park

*June 1 Deadline for Individuals to Submit Rule Change Proposals

*Junior/ Young Rider Show Jumping Applications Due June 15

*Upcoming Zone Forums Scheduled

*USHJA Outreach Medal Program Continues to Grow

*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 Series and 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

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The IHSA Finals Return to Lexington

For the first time since 1985, more than 400 riders from more than 100 schools attended the 2010 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, May 6-9. The finals included English and Western disciplines.

Lindsay Sceats of Mount Holyoke College won the Cacchione Cup, with Kels Bonham of Savannah College of Art and Design earning reserve champion honors.

Skidmore College took home Collegiate Cup honors for the fifth time. Centenary College earned the reserve champion title. To read more click here.


Show Jumping Hall of Fame to Open at Kentucky Horse Park

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum is moving from its long-time home at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., to its new home at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

Agreements with both the Kentucky Horse Park and the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) will give the Hall of Fame a presence at two locations at the Horse Park. The museum aspect of the Hall of Fame will be housed in the park's new building that is home to the USHJA, and the plaques highlighting the careers of the men, women and horses who have been honored with induction into the Hall of Fame will be displayed in the park's new outdoor stadium.

"The Kentucky Horse Park is the center of equestrian sport in this country, attracting thousands of visitors each year," said George Morris, president of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. "And with this year's Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, that number will be significantly greater. We are looking forward to sharing this country's show jumping history with these many visitors and we thank the Kentucky Horse Park and the USHJA for giving us a new home in the horse capital of the world." Click here to read more.


June 1 Deadline for Individuals to Submit Rule Change Proposals

June 1 is the deadline for individual United States Equestrian Federation members to submit rule change proposals to be considered for the upcoming year.

When considering a rule change submission, a well-researched and carefully prepared proposal will have a better chance of being approved by the USEF Board of Directors or Executive Committee and will have a more meaningful impact on the fairness of competition and on the welfare of the horse. This website includes helpful information including guidelines on how to prepare and submit rule changes. All proposed rule changes must be submitted on the official Proposed Rule Change form or can be obtained by contacting the USEF office.

If you need additional help submitting a rule change visit You can also visit for committee or staff contact information or you can visit the USHJA Rule Change Help Reference Page.


Junior/ Young Rider Show Jumping Applications Due June 15

Athletes wishing to be considered for a 2010 Zone Junior or Young Rider Show Jumping Team for the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) must complete and return the application no later than June 15. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY will host the 2010 NAJYRC July 28-Aug. 1.

Applications must include an application fee of $35, be postmarked, hand-delivered or faxed on or prior to deadline. Use this link to download the application from the USEF website.

Additional information regarding NAJYRC requirements and selection can be found at or by contacting Diane Popp at


Upcoming Zone Forums Scheduled

Zone 5 Forums

May 21: Kentucky Spring Classic, Lexington, KY, 5pm after show ends.
June 11: Showplace Spring Spectacular I, Wayne, IL, 5pm after show ends. A horsemanship study group will meet before the forum.

Zone 7 Forum

May 22: National Equestrian Center, Lake St. Louis, MO, Noon-1:30 pm. Lunch will be served. Contacts Susan Baginski 636-458-5053 or Brody Robertson The following agenda items will be discussed:

  • Jumper Championship Teams- Pony Jumper, Junior Jumper, and Junior/Young Rider Teams
  • Emerging Athletes Program
  • Junior Career Development Program
  • NCAA/IHSA College Riding Opportunities with Zone 7

If you cannot attend these forums and have any issues or questions you would like addressed, please send them to Diane Popp, USHJA Zones Manager,


USHJA Outreach Medal Program Continues to Grow

The popularity of the USHJA Outreach Medal Program is continuing to grow- seeing a 179% increase in the number of Outreach Competitions scheduled for 2010, 81 compared to the 29 that were held last year.

The Outreach Medal Program is open to junior and adult amateur riders who are participating in USHJA Outreach Competitions. A minimum of two medal classes must be offered at each competition and riders may only compete in one Outreach medal per competition. Three USHJA members/exhibitors must complete the course for the class to count. Visit the Outreach Medal Program page for more information.

Click here for upcoming Outreach Medal Competitions. Current Outreach Medal Standings can be found on the USHJA website.

For more information about the USHJA OUtreach Medal Affiliate Program contact Christine Kennedy, Membership and Competitions Manager, at 859.225.6706 or


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


21-22 Nick Karazissis clinic at Koss Farm in Hailey, ID. For more information, contact Mia Edsall at or 208.720.4414.

21-23 Linda Allen clinic at Spirit Equestrian in Somis, CA. For more information, contact Liz Denny at or 818.426.5128.

22 William Moroney clinic at WC Agricultural Center in Boonsboro, MD. For more information, contact Lori Bellenve at or 301.432.4079.


5-6 Jeff Cook clinic at Lindsay Yinger Show Stables in Blacklick, OH. For more information, contact Lindsay Yinger at or 614.348.5915.

11-13 Nick Karazissis clinic at Miwok Stables in Mill Valley, CA. For more information, contact Linda Rubio at or 415.389.9414.

16-18 Nick Karazissis clinic at B & R Ranch in Kaneohe, HI. For more information, contact Helena Barahal at or 808.255.7163


17 Dr. Paul Hagfner "Sports Psychology" clinic at Stony Ridge Farm in Manassas, VA. For more information, contact Jane Nordstrom at or 703.966.0139.

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 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.

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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