APRIL 30, 2011

USHJA Member Survey

America's Favorite Equestrian

Additions to USHJA Outreach Competition Program

NEW Joint EAP/TCP Clinics

Notice to WCHR Members

Notice to WCHR Event Managers

2011 TCP Clinics & USHJA Clinics Calendar

USHJA Launches Comprehensive Member Survey

USHJA is conducting a comprehensive survey to assist us in better meeting your needs as we grow and develop. We encourage all members to participate. Having broad member input is essential to creating reliable data to use in the development of membership benefits and programs to assist you in your equestrian pursuits. The survey will take less than 15 minutes and will provide USHJA with the tools we need to help you succeed.

Click Here to start the survey and win a chance to receive a USHJA letterman jacket.

Thank you for your feedback and remember that every member's voice will be heard!

Voting for Round 1 of America's Favorite Equestrian ends on March 31st 2011

The inaugural program of America’s Favorite Equestrian sponsored jointly by The EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) celebrates the eight international disciplines represented at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, with the equestrians selected by the respective affiliates of the USEF.

The goal is for America's Favorite Equestrian to be an ongoing program with all equestrian disciplines and breeds represented and the winners recognized in a permanent "Hall of Fame". Click Here to visit the Equus Foundation's website for more voting information.

The USHJA Outreach New Hunter Challenge Section added as Pilot Program to the USHJA Outreach Competition Program

The USHJA Outreach Hunter Challenge is new to the USHJA Affiliate Outreach program and will be held in addition to the USHJA Outreach Medal Classes as a pilot program this year. USHJA Outreach Hunter Challenge is open to all riders at the Junior or Adult Amateur levels and is comprised of two phases. Click Here for more details on this exciting new partnership.

Notice to WCHR Members

As the 2011 WCHR competition year gets underway please be aware of the new policy regarding changing your membership category and region. No category or region changes will be accepted after June 1st of the current qualifying year. USHJA will be conducting the membership voting process for the 2012 WCHR Member Events through an online ballot this year so be sure to keep an eye out for that e-mail come September. Click Here to keep up with all the World Championship Hunter Rider Events in 2011.

Notice to WCHR Member Event Managers

As you get ready to print your 2011 prize lists please contact USHJA for the correct ad size and color. Please remember to send electronic competition results to Diane Popp at within ten (10) days of the conclusion of your competition along with any completed WCHR Membership Applications.

On July 1, 2011 the USHJA will open the application process for Competitions interested in hosting a WCHR Member Event in 2012.

Completed applications must be received in the USHJA office or postmarked on or before 5 PM Monday, August 15, 2011.

Application Packets will be available on the WCHR Managers webpage.

NEW Joint EAP/TCP Clinics

The USHJA is excited to offer the following 2011 EAP Level II Training Sessions and 2011 EAP National Training Session as Trainer Certification Program (TCP) Clinics. Similar to Trainers Symposiums, these TCP/EAP Clinics allow professionals seeking certification to fulfill the Trainer Certification Program’s educational requirements. Visit the USHJA website to learn more about the Trainer Certification Program and Emerging Athletes Program and visit the TCP Clinics page for a list of the joint EAP/TCP Clinics.

2011 USHJA Trainers Certification Program Clinics

Are you looking to enroll in the USHJA Trainer Certification Program? In order to provide greater access to our members for fulfilling this element of the certification process, the USHJA is now offering our standard Trainer's Symposiums as well as the Trainer Certification Program Clinics (TCP Clinics). Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

April 22-23 Karen Healey Battle Creek, MI Sandi Carlton
May 30-31 Julie Winkel Elk Grove, CA Carol Wright
June 3-5 Geoff Teall Oviedo, FL Jacque Barrett Gellein

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.

April 1-3 Nick Karazissis Indianapolis, IN Ingrid Schoenlein
April 3 Scott Hofstetter New Smyrna Beach, FL Jyan Johnson Colt
April 9 Tonya Johnston Watsonville, CA Paige Pierce
April 9-10 Tommy Serio The Plains, VA Erin Kath
April 9-10 Melanie Smith Taylor Friendsville, TN Craig Allen
April 9-10 Paige Rassas Sorce Pfafftown, NC Karen Bruce
April 9-10 Michael Page Dracut, MA Marina Burliss
Click Here for more information on all upcoming USHJA Clinics.

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