Charles Owen Inc.

Hodges Badge Company

Contributing Sponsors

Crown Equine Services


Program Sponsors

Charles Owen Inc.

The Clothes Horse

Dietrich Equine Insurance

Dover Saddlery

Equisure Insurance

Essex Classics

Gracie Street

Grand Prix

Legis Insurance Solutions

Markel Insurance Company

Ulcer Gard

Blue Ribbons Custom Blankets


Sweet Briar College

World Equestrian Brands

Educational Partners

Equestrian Coach.com

Equestrian Professional.com

Membership Partners

Intercollegiate Horse Show Association

American National Riding Commission

April 13, 2012
New USHJA Sponsors
USHJA App for Apple
USHJA Small Hunter Section
EAP Deadline – May 1st
WCHR Season in April
NAJYRC – New Procedures
2012 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Cup
USHJA Stirrup Cup Awards
Upcoming Hunter Derbies
Trainer Certification Clinics
2011 USHJA Clinics Calendar

USHJA Welcomes Two New Power House Sponsors

The United States Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to welcome Crown Equine Services and Cargill, maker of Nutrena® feed, as USHJA Contributing Sponsors

Crown Equine Services has developed an equine program to help farms & horse operations perform better. Specializing in cash flow management, risk management, payroll services, benefit administration and back office reporting for small to mid-sized equine operations, Crown Equine Services will be an added benefit to the USHJA members that own and operate farms and oversee staff.

Cargill manufactures and markets a complete line of Nutrena® brand feeds and supplements that help horses and all classes of livestock maintain optimal health throughout all stages of life. Using the highest-quality ingredients and the most up-to-date nutritional technology, Cargill is committed to the health, well-being and safety of its customers' horses, livestock and pets. Having Cargill as a contributing sponsor of the association will provide a greater opportunity for members to receive quality information regarding feed and nutrition.

USHJA Contributing sponsors support the initiatives of the association and provide the association with enhanced opportunities to expand its reach while providing members with access to quality companies that offer increased member benefits.

Read more about Cargill and Crown Equine Services as USHJA's newest sponsors.

USHJA Mobile App – At the Gate
Now Available for Apple Users

The wait is over. The United States Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce the At the Gate mobile app is now available for Apple users.

At the Gate, presented by LEGISequine.com, is rolling out several new features to the app. The first being the SnapShot Gallery, which allows the user to take screen shots of the content on the app, store the material on their phone, as well as saving it within the app. As the application content is strongly tied to the rules and regulations of the sport, the SnapShots are programmed to be flagged red when the screen images are over one year old. This provides notice to the user that the content may have been updated and they may need to take a new screen capture of the content.

Click here for more information.

USHJA Announces Small Hunter Section

The USHJA is excited to announce a new Small Hunter Section that became available with the start of the 2012 competition year, with a goal to showcase smaller horses and give them national recognition. Professional, junior and amateur riders are eligible to compete over 3' fences on horses that measure over 14.2 hands but do not exceed 15.2 hands and an 1/2 inch. Horse of the Year awards will be presented by USHJA at the zone level and USEF at the national level.

Click here or contact the USHJA Pony Hunter Breeding Task Force for more information.

Attention Emerging Athletes! Next Application
Deadline is May 1

Applications are still being accepted for 6 of the 10 EAP Regional Clinics held throughout the country, that offer the opportunity to work with top riding clinicians and stable managers. Each four-day clinic features flatwork, gymnastics, course work and an intensive stable management curriculum. Sixteen riders will be selected to advance to the National Training Session and compete for the title of the 2012 EAP National Champion and a $3,000 grant for advanced training. Please check the EAP Calendar for the Regional Clinic in your area.

Riders wishing to participate in one of the four Regional Clinics listed below must complete the application process no later than Tuesday May 1, 2012.

Please contact Carrie Vaught at 859.225.6703 for more information.

2012 WCHR Season Kicking into High Gear

The 2012 WCHR competition year officially started in late January but with four Member Events in the month of April, ranging from the West Coast to the East Coast, the qualifying season is fully underway. With almost 800 members as of April 1, the WCHR program is growing and on its way to attracting a record number of participants. The program includes coveted year-end awards for many levels of riders, and members earn points toward those awards by participating at Member Events held nation-wide; vying for a chance to compete in the WCHR Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, MD.

If you haven't already joined for 2012 please visit the WCHR Membership webpage for options to renew your membership. Please read the 2012 program rules carefully as some changes have been implemented by the WCHR Committee for the 2012 competition year.

Please contact Kelley Mallery at 859.225.6717 for further information.

NAJYRC: Don’t Forget – NEW Procedures for 2012

Athletes wishing to be considered for a 2012 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 2012 NAJYRC July 17-22, 2012.

Applications must include an application fee of $20, be postmarked, hand-delivered or faxed on or prior to deadline. NOTE: There are separate applications for the Junior and Young Rider Teams. Save $10 per application by completing your application online, these applications are updated daily in the standings and an email confirmation is sent immediately. Click on the "USEF LOGIN" at the top right of the USEF homepage. ONLY the online application has an extended deadline of June 15, 2012.

Certificates of Capability requirements: riders competing at NAJYRC will have the option of using a form signed by the judge certifying that the rider had 4 faults or less AND cleared the open water in a class. To learn more about the 2012 NAJYRC visit the USEF site or contact Chris Murphy at 859.225.6714.

Reminder – 2012 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Cup Coming to Kentucky Horse Park!

The 2012 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic will be held July 25, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, in conjunction with the USEF Junior Hunter Championships East Coast.

The Hunterdon Cup is a unique equitation event that encompasses both the meticulousness of equitation and the handy skills of the hunters. It is open to any rider that is an active USHJA junior member and has won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or WIHS Classic at a competition starting between July 2 – July 1 of the qualifying year.

Please contact Carrie Vaught at 859.225.6703 for more information.

2012 USHJA Stirrup Cup Adds New Awards

The USHJA Stirrup Cup Award Program has added several new categories for the 2012 season that began September 16, 2011, and ends September 15, 2012. We have been asked to include the section codes for the new sections. Please feel free to contact Diane Popp for any questions regarding these awards. Read more about the new sections for 2012.

Upcoming USHJA International Hunter Derbies

April 13 – Blenheim Spring Classic III, San Juan Capistrano, CA

April 21 – Aiken Spring Classic, Aiken, SC

April 29 – Texas Shoot-Out, Tyler, TX

For a complete list of USHJA International Hunter Derby classes for the 2011-12 Qualifying Series visit the USHJA web site.

2012 USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics

Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

April 13-15 George Morris La Grange, KY Peabody Fox
April 14-15 Joe Fargis Scottsdale, AZ Betty Beran
June 1-3 Karen Healey Penryn, CA Patty Ball
June 30-July 1 Julie Winkel Palmar, AK Dana Eaton
July 7-8 Karen Healey Moorpark, CA Peter Lombardo
November 10-12 George Morris Buffalo, NY Susan Schoellkopf

Click Here for a complete list of TCP Clinics.

Upcoming WCHR Member Events

April 10-15 – Spring National, Monroe, WA

April 18-22 – Aiken Spring Classic I, Aiken, SC

April 25-29 – Lexington Spring Premiere, Lexington, VA

April 25-29 – Texas Shoot-Out, Tyler, TX

Complete list of 2012 WCHR Member Events

USHJA 2012 Directory of Clinics

The USHJA Directory of Clinics is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete list clinics visit the Directory of Clinics. For questions please contact Carrie Vaught.

April 15 Scott Hofstetter New Smyrna Beach, FL Jyan Johnson Colt
April 21-22 Michael Page Dracut, MA Marina Burliss
April 21-22 Frank Madden Washington Depot, CT Nathalie Nikka Therrien
April 27-29 Geoff Teall Elburn, IL Lynda Zema
April 27-29 Nick Karazissis Woodland Park, NJ Penny Kinnally
May 12-13 William Moroney Boonsboro, MD Lori Bellerive
May 19-20 Otis Brown Hampshire, IL Diane Carney
May 26-27 Linda Allen Aiken, SC Ann Thal
Click Here for more information on all upcoming clinics.

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