2006 USHJA Annual Meeting, December 4-7, 2006, in Dallas , Texas

September 19, 2006



Join us at the 2006 USHJA Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, December 4-7, 2006. Our host hotel, the Hilton Lincoln Centre is located only 20 minutes from both DFW and Love Field Airports and just minutes from hundreds of restaurants, entertainment and major business destinations.

The Annual Meeting offers several opportunities for members to participate in educational clinics. On Monday, December 4th, the "Protecting Your Horse from Head to Hoof" Seminar will feature Scott Lampert, owner of Ontrack Equine Lameness Consulting, will present common lameness issues that the hunter/jumper industry faces and suggestions for maintaining the longevity of your horse in the show ring. Dr. Amy Gill, Ph.D of Lexington, Kentucky, will present attendees with information on "Equine Nutritional Supplements: what doesn't work, what does and when to use them." Diane Lesher, Executive Vice President of Equisure, Inc. will provide attendees with information regarding the various types of equine insurance for horses, businesses and individuals.

The Horse Welfare Seminar will take place on Tuesday, December 5th from 1:00-3:00 PM. The Horse Welfare Committee will present various topics regarding horse welfare and safety.

In addition, USHJA will present a Leadership Seminar with Dr. Andrew Weiner, Ph.D from the University of Kentucky, Wednesday, December 6th from 3:00-5:00 PM. Dr. Weiner will present ideas and concepts for running an efficient meeting, provide valuable tools to work through conflict resolution and resources for having a difficult conversation. Special invitations will be sent to all committee chairs and vice chairs. While this seminar was designed for committee chairs and vice chairs all meeting attendees are encouraged to attend.

We are pleased to offer attendees a new opportunity to attend the Evening of Equestrians, presented by Stadium Jumping, Wednesday, December 6th. The Evening of Equestrians, previously known as the President's Dinner, will feature the inaugural winners of the Affiliates Awards Program, Amateur Sportsmanship Award and Rider Recognition Awards. In addition, the Volunteer of the Year will also be named. For information on purchasing a ticket or table for your party, please visit www.ushja.org.

On Thursday, December 7th, the Show Managers Forum will host a 2 hour seminar to discuss Hotel Booking Services and Headquarters for exhibitors, review of important USEF Rules (Interruption of Procedures, Time Schedule, Facilities, Results and Changes in Prize Lists), helpful state and federal labor laws and Competition Insurance.

The USHJA group rates are $119 for single or double occupancy. Executive rooms are available for $139 and Suites start at $229.Rates are subject to the 15% occupancy tax, 6% state tax, and 9% local tax. To make your reservations, call 972-934-8400 or 800-245-3304 and ask for the USHJA Annual Meeting rate. Or click here: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/dfwlthh_hja/index.jhtml The deadline to receive this special rate is November 18, 2006. Any reservation made after this date is not guaranteed to receive the special rate. Should you wish to come early or stay a few extra days, this special rate is available two days prior to the beginning of the meeting and two days after the close of the meeting. The rate will be extended based on availability.

Plan now to join us in Dallas , Texas for the USHJA 2006 Annual Meeting. For complete registration, schedule and hotel information, visit www.ushja.org or contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859.225.6960.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Development, wallen@ushja.org or 859.225.6967.

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