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Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Continues to Grow
2005 to 2006 the USHJA Clinics program grew 46% in the number of
affiliated clinics offered. 2007 is proving to be growing even faster.
Already there have been 29 affiliated clinics scheduled for 2007. USHJA is
expecting to offer 70 affiliated clinics in total for 2007 which would be
a 60% increase from the 28 held in 2005. Over 640 people have already
participated in USHJA affiliated clinics around the country since December
1, 2006. Don’t miss out on the chance to host or attend a clinic in your
The USHJA Clinics Program was established to further our goal of outreach to and education of our members by encouraging athletes, trainers and other individuals to share their expertise in the clinic setting. Our Clinics Program has grown due to the generous effort of our established, well respected trainers, licensed officials and members who are willing to offer their time to serve in this educational setting. By hosting an affiliated clinic, we can offer a variety of benefits and services to clinic hosts. Once the Clinic Application and insurance forms are received in the office, we will offer free advertising of the clinic through the USHJA website, USHJA In Stride magazine and various other publications.
Looking for an experienced clinician? USHJA has compiled a list of experienced clinicians across the country. For the new 2007 List of Clinicians, please contact Melanie Fransen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The USHJA Clinics calendar grows everyday. You can search for clinics in your area by visiting the Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics page by clicking here. Below are the clinics currently scheduled throughout the year:
The USHJA Owners Committee would like ideas and feedback from horse owners, exhibitors, parents and/or professionals. We are writing quarterly articles to the horse show managers in order to let them know what is important to us as exhibitors. While we all know they cannot change some things like the weather, we would also like to continue to encourage them to put on their “exhibitor hats” while making decisions.
Horse showing is an expensive and time consuming hobby. We do it because we love it for ourselves and/or our children. Rather than a few of us on the committee trying to decide what is important, we want your feedback. For example, we would like to see horse shows continue to increase the amenities, such as:
• Clean restrooms
• Friendliness and helpfulness of the show staff
• Footing in the schooling and show rings
• Additional places to ride on the show grounds
Help us continue this list; send us your thoughts on how we can work with horse show managers to continue to improve the amenities at horse shows. Please send your comments to Melanie Fransen at email@example.com.
The Chronicle of the Horse Names Show HunterHorse, Overall Horseman and Show Hunter Horseman of the Year
Since 1987, The Chronicle of the Horse has named an Overall Horse of the Year, Show Hunter Horse of the Year, Overall Horseman of the Year and Show Hunter Horseman of the Year. Using an Advisory Committee and nine contributors of their Between Rounds columns, the staff at the Chronicle reviews the achievements of horses and horseman from around the country in multiple disciplines to make the tough decision.
Emirates Airline Breeders Cup Distaff Winner-Round Pond
Special Eclipse Award for Team Barbaro
NTRA “Moment of the Year
NTRA Sunny Fitzsimmons Award
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Candidate (Barbaro)
Geoff Teall was named the Show Hunter Horseman of the Year. Some of Geoff’s accomplishments are:
Member of the USHJA Board of Directors
President and co-founder of the American Hunter Jumper Foundation
Large R Judge
Judged Pony Finals, USEF
Pony Medal Finals, National Horse Show and
Chairman of USHJA’s Judges Committee
Chairman of USHJA’s Official’s Education Committee
Co-Chair of the USHJA’s Trainers Committee
Member of the USHJA’s Trainers Certification Committee
owned by Bridget Hallman and trained by Louise Serio,
galloped off with the Overall and Show Hunter of the Year. In 2006 some of
“Slippers” achievements were:
Regular Working Hunter
Champion, Amateur-Owner 18-35 Champion and tied for the Grand
Amateur-Owner Hunter Champion at
Regular Working Hunter
Champion, Amateur-Owner 18-35 Reserve Champion at
Regular Working Hunter
Reserve Champion, Amateur-Owner 18-35 Champion and Grand Amateur-Owner
Hunter Champion at
2006 was the inaugural year for the USHJA Affiliate Awards Program. 21 USHJA Affiliate Organizations participated in the program. There are 39 USHJA Affiliate Organizations already signed up for the awards program for 2007. Don't miss the opportunity to have your affiliate organization be a part of this special awards program. Affiliate organizations must renew their Affiliate membership before March 30, 2007 to be eligible to submit award winners.
For more information visit http://www.ushja.org/awards/affil.shtml
For more information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 225-6967.
Contact us: Phone: (859) 225-2055, Fax: (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.