USHJA E-Update

October 14, 2009

In this issue:

*Texas Rose Horse Park Trainer Symposium

*USHJA is Moving! Updated Office/Staff Contacts

*Nominations Closing for Amateur Sportsmanship Award

*Nominations Open for HDIF

*Make Plans to Attend the 2009 USHJA Annual Meeting

*Zone News & Deadlines

*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

For USHJA sponsorship opportunities please contact Whitney Allen at wallen@ushja.org
or 859-225-6967.

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Learn from World-Class Riders and Trainers at the Texas Rose Horse Park's SmartPak/USHJA Trainer Symposium

The Texas Rose Horse Park will host a Trainer Symposium on October 25-27 in Tyler, Texas. Melanie Smith Taylor, Jeff Cook and Sandy Ferrell will present sessions on hunters, jumpers and equitation with topics ranging from training exercises to business practices. Members will have the opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry. To view a complete schedule of the event, click here.

Texas Symposium Clinicians:
Hunters – Sandy Ferrell
Equitation – Jeff Cook
Jumpers – Melanie Smith Taylor

Those who are applying for trainer certification will be able to count the Texas symposium to their credit. The TCP requires candidates to attend a Trainer Symposium in order to be certified.

Registration applications can be found online by going to the Trainer Symposium webpage. Advanced registration closes Thursday, October 22. Be sure to check the USHJA website for updated information concerning the symposium.

Questions regarding the Trainer Symposium may be directed to Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org.

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USHJA is Moving to Its New Headquarters!

Updated Office/Staff Contacts

Situated in the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park, the USHJA office is ready to move into its permanent home.

United States Hunter Jumper Association
3870 Cigar Lane, Lexington, Kentucky 40511
Phone: 859.225.6700 * Fax: 859.258.9033

Please note our phone numbers have changed. New contact information will be effective beginning October 15th.

Executive______________________________________________________________________________
Susan Dotson, Executive Director
sdotson@ushja.org
859.225.6701
Carlene Morrison, Executive Assistant
cmorrison@ushja.org
859.225.6702
   
Facilities______________________________________________________________________________
Terry Popp, Manager
tpopp@ushja.org
859.225.6713
 
   
Marketing and Communications___________________________________________________________
Whitney Allen, Director
wallen@ushja.org
859.225.6707
Sarah Hope, Administrative Assistant
shope@ushja.org
859.225.6710
Kristyn Kay, Awards & Task Force Sr. Coordinator
kkay@ushja.org
859.225.6708
Christine Kennedy, Competitions and Membership Coordinator
ckennedy@ushja.org
859.225.6706
Erin True, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
etrue@ushja.org
859.225.6714
 
   
Programs and Education_________________________________________________________________
Melanie Fransen, Director
mfransen@uhsja.org
859.225.6717
Sterling Berry, Programs & Education Coordinator
sberry@ushja.org
859.225.6705
Claudia Meeks, Zone Coordinator
cmeeks@ushja.org
859.225.6704
Kathy White, Programs & Education Coordinator
kwhite@ushja.org
859.225.6703
   
Finance_______________________________________________________________________________
Lisa Moss, Financial Controller
lmoss@ushja.org
859.225.6712
Valerie Streit, Staff Accountant
vstreit@ushja.org
859.225.6711

Although we are moving, there is still much to be done! Visit the Capital Campaign website to learn how you can help USHJA support its new headquarters and become a permanent part of history at the same time.

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Monday Marks Deadline for Amateur Sportsmanship Award Nominations

Do you know an amateur who exhibits excellence and integrity by supporting fellow competitors and volunteering their resources to the industry? If so, visit the USHJA website and fill out a nomination form for a deserving amateur. But hurry, nominations close Monday, October 19th.

In its fourth year, the award was created by the Amateur Committee to honor an amateur for their contributions to the sport. Nominations for the award may come from exhibitors, trainers, colleagues or peers. For more information on the award and nomination forms, please visit the USHJA Amateur Sportsmanship Award website.

Questions concerning the Amateur Sportsmanship Award can be directed to Sterling Berry at sberry@uhsja.org.

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Nominations Open for USHJA Hunter Development Incentive Fund

The Hunter Development Incentive Fund was created by the USHJA’s Breeders Committee to recognize and reward breeders and owners of American-bred hunters. The program is currently open for nominations and is offering special limited-time discounts for stallion and horse owners.

The HDIF will work from a points-based system to award financial bonuses to those who breed and show American-born hunters. Each point earned at a USHJA-approved event by a HDIF-nominated horse will be worth money.

Enrolled horses will also be able to earn prize money at HDIF special member events. Only the top 5 HDIF Special Member Event individual class points will count towards ribbons, points or any year end payout and awards. HDIF nominated horses will not be eligible to compete in more than 10 HDIF Special Member Events.

USHJA members have three opportunities to participate in the HDIF program: as stallion owners, the nominators of foals or the owners of competing horses. Owners of nominated stallions will earn 10 percent of a foal’s HDIF lifetime monies. The annual fee paid by stallion owners will be based on the number of mares listed on the previous season’s breeding report. To nominate your stallion today please visit the HDIF website. Foal/horse nominators will earn 10 percent of the nominated foal or horse’s lifetime HDIF monies. To nominate your foal/horse please visit the HDIF website. In order to be eligible, the horse must be included on the stallion’s breeding report. Competing horse owners will earn 80 percent of the horse’s lifetime HDIF monies.

Applications Open to Host a USHJA Hunter Development Incentive Fund Event

USHJA is looking for managers to host 50 events for the 2010 competition year. To apply to host a show, please visit the HDIF website and download an application. Completed applications must be received by the USHJA office by November 18, 2009. On January 15, 2010 all applicants will be notified of the approved calendar of the inaugural Member Event Series.

Please visit the USHJA HDIF website for complete specifications, stallion/horse nomination forms and show manager applications. Questions concerning the program may be directed to Sterling Berry.

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Make Plans to Attend the 2009 USHJA Annual Meeting

Join the USHJA at the 2009 Annual Meeting held in St. Petersburg, Florida, December 7-10. The four day long convention will take place at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort St. Petersburg. Registration will be open until December 3, 2009. Applications to register can be downloaded from the USHJA website.

The Annual Meeting will include informative sessions on rule changes and hot topics in the industry as well as a chance to network and relax in the beautiful St. Petersburg area.

Special events on schedule include:
Welcome Reception
Saddle Fitting Seminar presented by World Equestrian Brands
Evening of Equestrians Awards Ceremony
Showcase Luncheon
Seminar by FarmVet
“Marketing in the New Economy” Presentation presented by the USHJA Marketing Committee

For a complete schedule and more information, visit the 2009 Annual Meeting webpage on the USHJA website.

Various sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the Annual Meeting. Please contact Patty Wise for more information at pwise@weinbergharris.com or 410.243.1333 x223.

If you have questions about the USHJA Annual Meeting please contact your committee liaison or Melanie Fransen, Director of Programs and Education, at mfransen@ushja.org.

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Zone News & Deadlines

2010 Zone Finals:
Information on zone finals can be found on the USHJA Zone web pages. If you have questions regarding your zone’s finals please contact USHJA Zone Coordinator, Claudia Meeks, at cmeeks@ushja.org for more information.

2010 Zone Banquets:
The Minnesota Hunter and Jumper Association’s Banquet will be Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 5:00 PM at the International Market Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please visit the MHJA webpage for more information.

The Wisconsin Hunter Jumper Association Banquet will be held Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Please visit the WHJA webpage for more information.

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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

OCTOBER

16-17 Holly Hugo-Vidal will be conducting a clinic at Thoroughbred Training Center in Mocksville, NC. For more information, please contact Jenn Church at hiddencreekstables@charter.net or 336.927.5378.

24-25 Osvaldo Ornia Pacher will be conducting a clinic at Palermo Show Stable in Bedminster, NJ. For more information, please contact Gretchen Ornia Pacher at info@palermoshowstable.com or 908.719.7500.

30-Nov 1 Ron Danta and Danny Robertshaw will be conducting a clinic at Harmony Farm in Hillsborough, NC. For more information, please contact Tami Jones at tnjhf96@gmail.com or 919.414.8700.

30-Nov 1 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Garret Mountain Equestrian Center in W. Patterson, NJ. For more information, please contact Penny Kinnally at pkinnally@aol.com or 201.233.7410.

30-Nov 1 Bernie Traurig will be conducting a clinic at Donida Training Center in Auburn, WA. For more information, please contact Lynda Case at lynda@one-horseproductions.com or 206.304.0454.

NOVEMBER

5-6 The Virginia Intermont College Equine Studies Program will be hosting a “Liability and Risk Reduction for Equine Professionals” seminar at the Harrison Jones Auditorium in Bristol, VA. For more information, please contact Eddie Federwisch at edfed@chartern.net or 276.669.8398.

7-8 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. For more information, please contact Dr. Linda McClaren at lmcclare@williamwoods.edu or 573.590.3661.

8 Rita Timpanaro will be conducting a clinic at Island Hills Stables in Middle Island, NY. For more information, please contact Diane Keegan at islandhills@optonline.net or 631.924.4046.

9-10 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. For more information, please contact the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at roxannecook@pinoak.org or 713.621.6290.

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 908.996.0620.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 website 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 859.225.6967.

Contact us: P: 859.225.2055, F: 859.258.9033, Website:  www.ushja.org

USHJA is located at 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

Mission Statement:
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.

USHJA Resources

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Program Quick Links

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USHJA Merchandise offers closeout deals on select items and the latest USHJA fashion and apparel. Merchandise includes hats, polos, vests, bags, trinkets and videos.

Jr. Career Development Program gives members the opportunity to apprentice with a competition official for a day.

Trainer Certification Program is a comprehensive education and certification program for all levels of professional trainers.

Trainer Symposiums offer attendees the opportunity to participate in practical training sessions and round table discussions with top professionals in the industry. Register today for the next Symposium on October 25-27, 2009 at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas.

Member's Choice Awards Program gives horse show exhibitors and participants the opportunity to award excellence at USEF Licensed Hunter Jumper competitions through their feedback relating to the competition, the facility where it took place, footing, show personnel and hospitality.

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USHJA Awards

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Amateur Sportsmanship Award

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