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September 14, 2011
2011 WCHR Finals
USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Award Nominations
Amateur Sportsmanship Award
Owners Legacy Award
Young Horseman's Award
Upcoming Hunter Derbies & WCHR Member Events
2011 TCP Clinics
2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar
Farmvet  Outreach Calendar  ShopUSHJA

Who Will Be the 2011 World Champion Hunter Rider?

With only a few weeks remaining before the finals at Capital Challenge, the competition for the World Champion Hunter Rider is heating up. Arc de Triomphe (ADT) is honored to support this program and all that it stands for. At stake are prize packages that include exquisite bridles, custom bridle bags and gorgeous custom saddles, all from ADT. We wish all competitors the best of luck and look forward to seeing you at Capital Challenge. Good luck riders!

About ADT – For more than 20 years, Arc de Triomphe bridles have been sought-after and well-loved around the country. And now we have a complete line of exquisite saddles, handcrafted one at a time in the French tradition, and worthy of the ADT signature stamp. From entry level to fully custom, the saddle of a lifetime is waiting for you. To see our full line of saddles, bridles and accessories, visit us online at

For more information, contact Rebecca Bisilliat or call 888.466.7822.

USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider

The USHJA World Champion Hunter Rider Program was founded in 1995 to recognize and celebrate the hunter rider. Since the inaugural World Championship Hunter Rider Professional Finals in 1995 the WCHR program has expanded to include coveted year-end awards for Professionals, Emerging Professionals, Amateur Owners, Adult Amateurs, Juniors, Children and Pony riders. WCHR Program Members qualify for National and Regional Awards by earning points at Member Events held across the country throughout the qualifying year. Each year the top ten nationally ranked riders and top six regionally ranked riders in each category come together to compete in the WCHR Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, MD. This year the Capital Challenge Horse show will be held October 3-9, 2011.

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Thank you to the USHJA WCHR Sponsors:

USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Award Nominations due September 16, 2011

Recognize an individual who demonstrates an ongoing commitment and dedication to the USHJA and their affiliate organization! The USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Award recognizes juniors, amateurs, professional riders and riding instructors.

USHJA Affiliated Associations participating in the USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards program have the opportunity to select up to four (4) award winners per year. Award winners must be current members of the USHJA at the Outreach $15 level or higher and the accolades for the candidates must be earned from December 1st - September 1st of the current competition year. Nominees are required to submit an application and letter of recommendation to USHJA no later than Friday September 16, 2011.

Affiliate winners will be eligible for the USHJA Regional Affiliate Sportsmanship Award. Regional winners receive a free USHJA membership for 2012 or 2013 and will be recognized at the USHJA Annual Meeting on December 5th.

For an application or more information on the USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Award contact Kim Knotek at 859.225.6709

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 859.225.6717

The Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award

The Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award was established by the USHJA Owners Task Force in 2011 to acknowledge a past or current owner who has been, or is, a true "patron" of the hunter/jumper industry. This award honors an owner who has created a legacy of giving back to the hunter/jumper sport through continued dedication and support. The winner will be presented with a trophy donated by EMO.

Please send completed nomination form to Kelley Mallery at USHJA no later than October 7, 2011. Click Here for the Nomination Form.

For more information contact Kelley Mallery at 859.225.6717

USHJA Rewarding Youth for their Horsemanship

In addition to USHJA nominations for the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award, USHJA is excited to announce the USHJA Young Horseman's Award. Both awards identify potential future leaders in the equine industry who demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to USHJA by promoting the equestrian sport, exhibiting characteristics that exemplify positive sportsmanship principles and who serve as a role model for his or her peers.

Applicants for the USHJA Young Horseman's Award must be between 12-15 years of age, while USHJA nominees for the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award must be 17 years or younger. Applications for both awards are due to the USHJA office by October 1.

Click Here to apply to the USHJA Young Horseman's Award or the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award today!

For more information contact Carrie Vaught at 859.225.6703.

Upcoming USHJA International Hunter Derbies

  • September 18 — St. Louis National Charity, Lake St. Louis, MO
  • September 25 — The Kentucky National, Lexington, KY
  • October 30 — Fleur de lis Farms, Argyle, TX

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

Upcoming WCHR Member Event Competitions

  • September 14-18 — Northwest Autumn Finals, Monroe, WA
  • September 20-25 — Middleburg Classic, Leesburg, VA

Click Here for a complete list of WCHR Member Event Competitions.

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.

September 20-22 George Morris Westminster, MD Carolyn Krome
September 24-25 Melanie Smith Taylor Barrington, IL Gail Baldwin
September 30 - October 2 George Morris Birmingham, AL J. Michael Halbleib
November 18-20* Peter Wylde
Melanie Smith Taylor
Mindy Bower
Mundelein, IL Kimber DiTallo

* 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.

September 23-25 Nick Karazissis Mill Valley, CA Linda Rubio
September 24-25 Juliana Zunde Spanaway, WA Shannon Hendrickson
September 25 William Moroney Boonsboro, MD Lori Bellerive
September 25 Randy Neumann
Phillip Long
Stevenson, MD Libby Southall
September 30-October 2 George Morris Birmingham, AL J. Michael Halbleib
September 30-October 2 Nick Karazissis Woodland Park, NJ Penny Kinnally
Click Here for more information on all upcoming USHJA Clinics.

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