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MAY 25, 2011

Junior/Young Rider Apps.
Competition Standards Guide
Outreach Competitions
USHJA Seeks Nominations
USHJA Int. Hunter Derby
WCHR Members & Events
2011 TCP Clinics
2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar

Junior/ Young Rider Show Jumping Applications are Due
June 8th

Athletes wishing to be considered for a 2011 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 8th. Late applications will not be accepted. The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY will host the 2011 NAJYRC July 27- 31.

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Competition Standards Resource Guide

New competition standards will be in effect on December 1, 2011 for all Licensed USEF Competitions. The USHJA Competition Standards Committee has designed a new Resource Guide to assist in the understanding of these new requirements for each Licensed Competition by rating or jumper Level. The USHJA Competition Standards Resource Guide can be found on the USHJA website under the rules tab. In addition, the new HJ rules for competition standards, that will be incorporated into the USEF Rulebook for 2012, are listed. If you have any questions regarding the new standards, please contact Diane Popp.

Outreach Competitions

The goal of USHJA Outreach Competitions is to provide a minimum standard for local and non-recognized competition. Outreach competitions receive the added benefit of participating in the USHJA Outreach Medal, USHJA Outreach Hunter Challenge and USHJA Jr. Hunter Challenge competitive awards programs. To learn more about the USHJA Outreach Competitions and competitive programs please refer to the USHJA Affiliate Opportunities Guide. For questions please contact Kimberly Knotek.

USHJA Seeks Award Nominations

The USHJA is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Jane Marshall Dillon and The Lifetime Achievement Award was first presented in 2008 to honor members who dedicated their lives to furthering the hunter/jumper discipline on a National platform and whose involvement in the sport and the USHJA has benefited the industry.

The Jane Marshall Dillon award was created in 2010 to recognize the dedication of equestrian teachers within the hunter/jumper discipline who have devoted their lives to instilling the values of horsemanship, integrity, and hard work in their students.

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Farmvet Tip of the Week

USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals – 2011

The final Derby in the 2010-11 Qualifying Series will be held June 5th at the Devon Horse Show (May 26-June 5, 2011). The top 75 horses on the money won qualifying list, plus horses tied for the 75th place, will be invited to compete in the USHJA International Hunter Derby 2011 Finals, August 19-20, 2011, provided that the horse has earned a minimum of $1,000.

On June 15, 2011 USHJA will send invitations to compete in the USHJA International Hunter Derby 2011 Finals to the recorded owners of the qualified 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 starting June 15th. 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 5th Devon Horse Show, Devon, PA** Final Qualifying Derby for the 2010-11 Series**
  • June 11th Blenheim June Classic I, San Juan Capistrano, CA **First Qualifying Derby for the 2011-12 Series**
  • June 14th Showplace Spring Spectacular, Wayne, IL
  • June 17th Atlanta Summer Classic, Conyers, GA
  • June 18th Country Heir II, Lexington, KY
  • June 18th Skidmore College Saratoga Classic I, Saratoga Springs, NY

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

Special Derby Advertising Rates for In Stride

Congratulate your horse or rider in the International Hunter Derby Preview issue of In Stride in August. In Stride is offering discounted rates for Derby Finals competitors with free ad design available. The deadline is July 1st. Contact Hunter Messineo or 410-798-5277.

In Stride Magazine

WCHR Active Membership List

WCHR participants are able to confirm their membership status before competing at a WCHR Member Event. A current active membership list which includes the current designated region and competing category is available on the USHJA/WCHR website. The WCHR membership list will be updated weekly each Tuesday by 5pm. Please remember that all region and category changes must be made by June 1, 2011 to count for this year. Participants must be active WCHR members to accrue WCHR points. If you feel your name should be on the list, please contact Kim Knotek or Christina Murphy to verify your membership status or join online.

Upcoming WCHR Member Event Competitions

  • May 25-29, 2011 Southwest Classic, Tyler, TX
  • May 26-June 5, 2011 Devon Horse Show, Devon, PA (National Points only)
  • June 6-12, 2011 Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Upperville, VA
  • June 8-12, 2011 Blenheim June Classic I, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • June 14-19, 2011 Showplace Spring Spectacular, Wayne, IL
  • June 14-19, 2011 Skidmore Saratoga Classic I, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • June 15-19 Atlanta Summer Classic, Conyers, GA

For a complete list of upcoming WCHR events, Click Here.

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.

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
August 8-9 Julie Winkel Carnation, WA Jeff Anthony

* 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.

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
June 13 Diane Carney
& Thomas Cerra
Wayne, IL Diane Carney
June 14-15 Joe Fargis Sparta, MI Rebecca Bradley
June 24-26 Nick Karazissis Arena, WI Stephanie Veloff-Hilsted
Click Here for more information on all upcoming USHJA Clinics.

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