USHJA E-Update

November 25, 2009

In this issue:

*We've Moved!

*Amateur Owner Rule Change Survey

*Drugs and Medication Rules GR410.1 & 410.4i

*USHJA Announces 9 New Classes for the 2009/2010 Chronicle of the Horse /USHJA Hunter Derby Series

*USHJA Congratulates the 2009 Youth Sportsman's Award Winner

*Clinics Calendar

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2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby
Class Results

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USHJA SPONSORS

The Chronicle of the Horse
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

SmartPak
Title sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA Trainer Symposiums

Dietrich Insurance
Presenting sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

FarmVet
Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

The Clothes Horse
Sponsor of the 2009 International Hunter Derby Finals and 2009/2010 International Hunter Derby

Charles Owen & Co.
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Dover Saddlery
Major sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Essex Classics
Title sponsor of the 2009 USHJA Hunterdon Cup & Award sponsor of the 2009/2010 USHJA International Hunter Derby

World Equestrian Brands and Amerigo Saddles  
  Title sponsor of the USHJA Rider Recognition Program

Equisure  
Sponsor of the USHJA Affiliate Yearbook

Grand Prix Riding Apparel
Awards sponsor of the 2009 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby and 2009 Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic

Nutrena
Trainers Symposium nutritional seminars provided by Nutrena.

For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen

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We've Moved!

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As of Friday, November 20th USHJA has officially moved into the new headquarters! Located at 3870 Cigar Lane in the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park, the USHJA is hard at work unpacking and making the new headquarters home. Please note the USHJA staff phone numbers have changed. New contact information is located on our website.

A special thank you to the donors of the USHJA “Building for Growth” Capital Campaign, who helped USHJA expedite its vision of having a true, national headquarters for the sport of hunters and jumpers.

If you would like to contribute to the “Building for Growth” Capital Campaign please contact Tracey Weinberg at 410-243-1333 ext 224 or 410-627-3913 or tweinberg@weinbergharris.com.
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Amateur Owner Rule Change Survey

The USHJA Amateurs Committee would like your input on rule change proposal JP117 tracking number 523-09. If you are an amateur or have an interest in the amateur owner rules please fill out this short survey.

Your input is appreciated. For questions concerning this rule, please contact Sterling Berry at sberry@ushja.org or Tracey Weinberg at tweinberg@weinbergharris.com.

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Drugs and Medication Rules for GR410.1 and 410.4i

Please be advised that 2 rules regarding testing quantitative levels of drugs and medications were left out of the USEF Rule Change Booklet. Links to these rules are listed below:

http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleChanges/646-09.pdf
http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleChanges/647-09.pdf.

To view all 2009 rule change proposals by chapter please visit the USEF website.

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USHJA Announces 9 New Classes for the 2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Series

February 12, 2010      Great Southwest Winter, Katy, TX
                                    Contact: Pauline Cook cookie143@hughes.net
                                    Ph: (281) 579-1272

February 13, 2010      Desert Circuit III, Thermal, CA
                                    Contact:  Kristen Vale kristen@hitsshows.com
                                    Ph: 845.246.8833

April 10, 2010             Queen City Classic, Camden, SC
                                    Contact:  Lewis Pack lewispack1@aol.com
                                    Ph: (828) 894-2721

April 18, 2010             Springtime Encore, Germantown, TN
                                    Contact:  John McQueen jcmcqu@aol.com
                                    Ph: (318) 348-8233

May 14, 2010             Memphis Classic, Germantown, TN
                                    Contact:  J. Blake Alder jblakealder@aol.com
                                    Ph: (901) 517-3425

May 21, 2010             Keswick Hunt Club, Keswick, VA
                                    Contact:  Sandy Gerald lmsandy@rockbridge.net
                                    Ph: (540) 520-5564

May 22, 2010             Old Salem Farm May II, North Salem, NY
                                    Contact: Allen Rheinheimer showjumps@sbcglobal.net
                                    Ph: (317) 733-1030

May 22, 2010             Atlanta Spring Challenge, Conyers, GA
                                    Contact: JP Godard gatewoodjumps@aol.com
                                    Ph: (803) 643-5698

June 6, 2010               Devon Horse Show, Devon, PA
                                    Contact: David Distler DavidDistler@msn.com
                                    Ph: (203) 803-0844

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USHJA Congratulates the 2009 USHJA Nominee for the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award

Congratulations to the winner of the USHJA Youth Sportsman’s Award, Amanda Horn and runner-up, Seraphin Michael Millon. Amanda Horn will be presented an award at the USHJA Annual Meeting at the Evening of Equestrians dinner on Tuesday, December 8th. As the USHJA nominee, Amanda Horn’s application has been selected by the USHJA and recommended to USEF to compete for the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award.

As a National Affiliate Award winner she will be recognized during the USEF Annual Meeting and invited to a career workshop (meals and accommodations provided) in Lexington, Kentucky. The workshop will be an opportunity for the youth to learn about different career opportunities within the equine industry, visit area horse farms, and meet some professionals in the equine industry.

Amanda Horn will be considered for the overall winner of the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award. The winner will receive a trophy, a $1,000 scholarship to be paid to the educational program of their choice and a lifetime membership to USEF (valued at $2,500). In addition, the name of the Award winner will be submitted as a candidate for the USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year Award.

For more information about this award please visit the USHJA Youth Sportsman's Award website.

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USHJA Clinics Program Schedule

The USHJA Clinics Program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete listing of clinics check the USHJA Events Calendar.

Upcoming Clinics

NOVEMBER

11-12 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Pinehurst Stables in Jupiter, FL. For more information, please contact Sean Jones at info@pinehurststables.com or 561.758.1664.

13-15 Anne Kursinski will be conducting a clinic at Market Street in Frenchtown, NJ. For more information, please contact Anne Kursinski at marketstreetinc@yahoo.com or 908.996.6205.

14-15 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Lochmoor Stables in Lebanon, OH. For more information, please contact Jeanie Cappie at info@lochmoorstables.com or 513.936.7332.

14-15 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Outlaw Stable in New Bloomfield, PA. For more information, please contact Tara Dawn Hazen at outlawstable@pa.net or 717.582.8221.

14-15 Paige Rassas will be conducting a clinic at Irish Oaks in Pfafftown, NC. For more information, please contact Karen Bruce at irishoak@triad.rr.com or 336.945.5178.

21-22 David Wright will be conducting a clinic at Free Breeze Farm in Cross Plains, NY. For more information, please contact Catherine Reese at catedun@bellsouth.net or 931.220.4781.

21-22 Brenda Mueller will be conducting a clinic at The Wild Winds Farm in Cross Plains, NY. For more information, please contact Melissa Plemmons at or 608.797.3600.

23 Melanie Smith Taylor will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farms in Naples, FL. For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at kelliwren@aol.com or 239.633.1949.

28-30 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Circle C Equestrian Center in Waimanalo, FL. Please contact Helena Barahal at hbarahal@mac.com or 808.255.7163.

28-29 Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at Maplewood Inc., in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Julie Winkel at mwstables@aol.com or 775.742.4615.

DECEMBER

5-6 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farms in Naples, FL. For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at kelliwren@aol.com or 239.633.1949.

5-6 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Palmer Divide Ranch in Larkspur, CO. For more information, please contact Susan Griffis at sgriffis3519@yahoo.com or 719-338-9092.

5-6 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 602.524.7627.

11-13 Chris Kappler will be conducting a clinic at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, TN. For more information, please contact Catherine Reese at 931.220.4781.

19-20 Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Maplewood Inc., in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Julie Winkel at mwstables@aol.com or 775.742.4615.

21 Paddy Downing-Nyegard will be conducting a clinic at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK. For more information, please contact Helen Price at the Lazy E at helen@lazye.com or 405.282.3004.

JANUARY

1-3 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at T.Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, SC. For more information, please contact Sherry Pace at camdenequestrian@aol.com or 803.713.3953.

2-3 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Lehman Farms in Pitsford, NY. For more information, please contact Craig Brown at cmbrown@rochester.rr.com or 585.657.4528.

2-3 Daniel Geitner will be conducting a clinic at Canterbury Showplace in Newberry, FL. For more information, please contact Colleen Cunningham at cmcunnin@hotmail.com or 352.283.0060.

10 Katie Monahan-Prudent will be conducting a clinic at Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village in Delray Beach, FL. For more information, please contact Vinissa Blann at 561.715.4435.

15-16 Tonya Johnston will be conducting a Sports Psychology clinic at Meadow View Farm in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Lynn Mullins at lynnmullins@mac.com or 775.745.2753.

For more information on holding a clinic in your area, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859.225.6960. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.
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ENDS

For more information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at wallen@ushja.org or 859.225.6707.

Contact us: P: 859.225.6700, F: 859.258.9033, Website:  www.ushja.org

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The USHJA is committed to advancing and representing the hunter and jumper disciplines by fostering an educated community of equestrians that promotes the welfare of the horse and fairness in competition.

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