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  New Hunter Rule changes for the 2013 Competition Year
  Combining Hunter Classes

Beginning the first of December, new rules will take effect for the Hunter sections regarding combining of classes based upon the number of entries. The decision was made in the interest of creating stronger competition.

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  WCHR Champions Crowned at 2012 Capital
  Challenge Horse Show Complete Coverage
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When the 19th Annual Capital Challenge Horse Show concluded Sunday, nine new World Championship Hunter Rider National Champions had been named as well as 10 WCHR Challenge and Finals Winners.

You can read full coverage of the event on the USHJA website.

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  USHJA Junior Hunter Challenge

The USHJA would like to congratulate Olivia Vance, Porter Margolis, Chloe Bellerive, Jasmin Cartagena, Nina Kayzman, Elisabeth (Daisy) Stuart, Emily Britton, Alexandra Burelbach and Carrie Carrollo, winners of the 2012 Outreach Jr. Hunter Challenge program.

The 2012 winners were recognized at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland October 5 -7th, where they received a backstage pass to the competition as guests of the WCHR, an opportunity meet top hunter riders and to job shadow the equine professionals involved in making the competition a success, including competition management, vendors, sponsors, trainers, grooms, riders, farriers and media. In addition they received a $500 travel stipend, a Charles Owen helmet and a USHJA polo shirt.

The USHJA Outreach Jr. Hunter Challenge is open to all junior riders who have not competed over 3’3” or in a USEF recognized competition in a section eligible for zone or national awards between December 1 and September 15 of the current competition year. Please visit the USHJA website to learn more about the Jr. Hunter Challenge or Outreach Competition program.

  Beat the Chill of Winter – Join Us in Miami for the 2012
  USHJA Annual Meeting

The clock is ticking down. Only 30 days left to book your hotel room in sunny Miami. Get the latest information – just click on USHJA Annual Meeting for the current newsletter with important updates and deadlines.

  Jacob Pope: USHJA EAP Finals Winner to USEF Show
  Jumping Talent Search Finals-East Champion

When Jacob Pope won the 2011 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Final presented by Dover Saddlery, last November, he’d never even contested a jumper class. Now, almost one year later, Pope won the 2012 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals-East, one of the country’s most prestigious and challenging equitation finals.

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  USHJA Membership

The 2013 USHJA Membership applications and renewals are now available.Applications may be completed online by visiting the USHJA Membership website by logging into your online account or by printing the paper application and mailing or faxing it into the USHJA at the address listed on the form.

Please contact Kimberly Knotek at 859.225.6709 with any questions.

  Reminder – Outreach Program Affiliate Equitation Awards

The USHJA Affiliate Equitation Awards Program promotes "Excellence in Equitation" by recognizing the accomplishment of riders who are competing at regional and local level competitions sponsored by USHJA Affiliate Member Associations.

The Affiliate Equitation Awards Program is provided free of charge as part of the USHJA Affiliate Association membership to our member associations and their participants. Participation is voluntary and may be fulfilled through medal finals competition or through cumulative competition-year point totals.

USHJA Affiliate Member Associations interested in participating in the USHJA Affiliate Equitation Awards Program must submit an application via mail, fax or email to USHJA a minimum of 90 days prior to the event.

Please contact Kimberly Knotek at 859.225.6709 with any questions.

  USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics

Presented by Markel Insurance Company

Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program. TCP applicants may also fulfill their educational requirement by completing the Online Trainer Certification Course.





October 20-21

Scott Hofstetter

Tryon, NC

Lincoln Russell

November 9-11

George Morris

Buffalo, NY

Susan Schoellkopf

November 23-25

George Morris

Hampshire, IL

Diane Carney

December 10-11

Stacia Madden

Alpharetta, GA

Jonna Wilks

December 15-16

Bernie Traurig

North Salem, NY

Alan Beitsch

January 7-8, 2013

Bernie Traurig

Greenvale, NY

Long Island PHA

Click Here for a complete list of TCP Clinics.

  USHJA Directory of Clinic

Presented by SmartPak

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.





October 12-14

Bernie Traurig

Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Mary Babick

October 13-14

Diane Carney

Scottsdale, AZ

Betty Beran

October 27

Olaf Petersen, Sr.

Bedminster, NJ

Osvaldo & Gretchen Ornia Pacher

October 27

Joe Fargis

Glastonbury, CT

Kelly Merry

October 27-28

Melanie Smith Taylor & Mindy Bower

Plantation, FL

Lauren Manasseh

November 3

Linda Andrisani

Owings Mills, MD

Glena Wirtanen

November 10-11

Frank Madden

Gurnee, IL

Anita Schadeck

November 11

Rob Bielefeld

New Bloomfield, PA

Tara Dawn Hazen

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  USHJA Sponsors & Partners

The USHJA would like to thank the following sponsors and partners for their support of our many programs and endeavors. For more information, click the sponsor logo(s) below.