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In this issue of
USHJA E-Update:

*USHJA Amateur Sportsmanship Nomination Deadline extended
*Washington International Horse Show
*Advertising opportunity in the 2007 USHJA Affiliate Awards Yearbook
*Zone News
*Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule

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2007 USHJA Annual Meeting

The 2007 USHJA Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, AZ, December 11-14, 2007.
Click here for the Annual Meeting registration form, schedule and hotel information.

USHJA Trainers Symposium is December 2-3 in Wellington, FL.

Hunters: Archie Cox
Jumpers: Laura Kraut
Equitation: Missy Clark

Registration, schedule, and hotel information is available on the USHJA website.

For more information contact Melanie Fransen at
mfransen@ushja.org .

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USHJA E-Update  
September 26, 2007 

 USHJA Amateur Sportsmanship Award Nominee Deadline Extended

USHJA has extended the deadline for the 2007 USHJA Amateur Sportsmanship Award nominations. The new deadline for submission is October 15, 2007.

The goal of the Amateur Sportsmanship Award is to recognize Amateur-Owner and Adult Amateur exhibitors who exhibit a degree of excellence and integrity by supporting their fellow competitors and volunteer their time and resources to various aspects of the industry. Examples of this include: serving on committees, providing sponsorships, and promoting the welfare of the horse. Success in the show ring to be a secondary factor.

The accolades for the candidates must be earned from December 1st—October 15th of the current competition year. The nominees for the award may come from exhibitors, trainers, colleagues or peers. A biography of the nominee must be submitted to USHJA by October 15, 2007. (Please note: the nominee must be an active member of USHJA). The members of the USHJA Amateurs Committee will review the nominations and select the winner.

The award will be presented each year at the USHJA Annual Meeting. The inaugural presentation of this award will be at the 2007 USHJA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

For more information or to submit nominees, please contactWhitney Allen at wallen@ushja.org or
(859) 225-6967.

49th Annual Washington International Horse Show 

---Where the World Comes to Ride---

Olympic and top level horses and riders from all around the world travel to the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) at the state-of-the-art Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. to compete in one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious indoor horse shows. Known in the equine world as the "Superbowl" of horse shows, competitors work all year to qualify to compete at the WIHS. Hosting exciting grand prix level classes as well as children's divisions, the WIHS encourages the participation of all ages and skill levels.

Spectators young and old can enjoy show jumping, dressage, a marquis entertainment musical performance by Jewel, terrier races, shopping at specialty boutiques and the FREE Saturday afternoon Pony Pavilion. Join us at the 2007 Washington International Horse Show from October 9 -14 at the Verizon Center, located at 601 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Show Highlights:

-- Marquis entertainment by Jewel (Friday evening, October 12) - New!

-- UlcerGard Barn Night (Thursday, October 11)

-- The $25,000 Puissance (horse high-jump) (Friday, October 12)

-- The $50,000 Charity Cup Classic (Friday, October 12) - New!

-- The $100,000 Gerald R. Ford President's Cup Grand Prix (Saturday, October 13)

To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 202-397-SEAT.

For the complete show calendar, visit www.wihs.org

Advertise in the USHJA Affiliate Awards Program Yearbook presented by Equisure 

Don't forget the deadline to reserve advertising space in USHJA Affiliate Awards Yearbook is October 15th. The yearbook features all of the Affiliate Award winners of 2007. It is a great place to advertise and spread the word about your farm, trainer, or company. The yearbook is distributed to all of the USHJA Annual Meeting atendees as well as to each of the participating affiliates. The yearbook is also sent to potential USHJA Affiliates making it a great place to advertise for a wide range of exposure.

You can also purchase congratulatory ads to show your support for the winners of this years USHJA Affilliate Awards. For more information on advertising contact Whitney Allen at 859-225-6967 or

USHJA Zone News 

Zone 3

The Tad Coffin Zone 3 Junior Equitation Finals

Even though Mother Nature required postponing the class until early Sunday morning, the 2nd annual Tad Coffin Zone 3 Junior Equitation Finals was another success with 26 final entries, all of which had to qualify throughout the year within Zone 3.  Before the Saturday night storm, VHSA, MHSA and Zone 3 sponsored a welcome reception party for the riders, trainers and family members.  Pam Freeley and the Zone 3 Equitation Committee worked hard securing sponsors Tad Coffin, Zodiac Farm, Chuck Pinnnell Leather, Preppy Pink Pony, The Tack Box, Tudane Farms, Hidden Hollow Farms, Champion Saddlery and Pleasant Grove Manor along with numerous other supporting individual sponsors. The vast sponsorship allowed for riders and trainers to receive a bounty of gifts including boutonničres for each competitor adding to the day’s ambiance that created an historical feeling in all who participated. The
event was held at the Winston Nation HITS Culpeper, VA horse show on August 26th.  With such success, the 2008 Tad Coffin Zone 3 Junior Equitation Finals are sure to be another big hit in Zone 3. Watch for further details.

2008 Qualifying Criteria:

Open to junior members of the USHJA who reside in Zone III.  Qualifying shall be by winning any of the Zone III state equitation medals or by winning the USEF medal, ASPCA Maclay, or WIHS medal classes held in Zone III.   Classes shall be divided by height.  There will be two height sections; three feet (3’) and three feet, six inches (3’6”). The three foot section is limited to riders who have not competed three or more times in any division or class at 3’6” or higher.  The course for the finals shall consist of at least ten jumping efforts with at least one combination and two changes of direction.  Classes may be split at the discretion of the committee.

For more information please contact the Committee Chair, Pam Freeley at 540-272-4144.

Upcoming Zone Forums:
Zone 2
October 7 at the Hunter’s Isle Horse Show in Coram, NY at 12:00 pm.  
October 28 at the Zone 2 Finals in Harrisburg in the Exhibitor’s Lounge at 10:00 am.

Zone 5 Scholarship 

Reminder for all Zone 5 Juniors! The zone 5 Horsemanship Class will be held again during the Kentucky National Horse Show. The class will be held on Friday evening, September 28 and can be entered by Zone 5 members instead of, but not in addition to, the Maclay regional warm-up. Pledges have been made by several major vendors for great prizes. As in the past, 25% will be based on a written test (given mid-day September 28) based on George Morris' book "Hunter Seat Equitation" 25% on the flat phase and 50% on the jumping phase. Look for more details in our advertisement in the Kentucky National prize list, and on the USHJA website. More information is available on the USHJA website, from your Zone 5 committee, your local organization or from your local show managers.

If you are interested in donating a prize for the Horsemanship Class, or a contribution to the scholarship, please contact Zone chairman, Mindy Darst at (513) 836-0501 or Mindy@Lochmoorstables.com.    

Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule

The USHJA Clinics program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA.  Please remember to check the USHJA Clinics Calendar  for updates.
*Indicates clinics new to the calendar.  


October 2-4

Greg Best will be conducting a clinic at Fox Creek Farm in Sequim, WA. For more information, please contact Lori Crow at lorincrow@hotmail.com or 360-681-4892.

ctober 2-4 
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at the Spring Down Equestrian Center in Portola Valley, CA.  For more information, please contact Carol Goodstein at 650-851-1114.

*October 5-7
Karsten Huck will be conducting a clinic at Plum Creek Hollow Farm in Larkspur, CO.  For more information, please contact Plum Creek Hollow Farm at thefarm@plumcreekhollow.com or

October 12-14

Karsten Huck will be conducting a clinic at the Las Campanas Equestrian Center in Santa Fe, NM.   For more information, please contact Caroline Stevenson at cinvicta@lascampanas.com or 505-995-8700.

*October 14
Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Roulette Jumpers, Inc in Ocala , FL. For more information, please contact Waverly Ernst at roulettejumpersinc@yahoo.com or 772-263-1119.

*October 19-21
Juliana Zunde will be conducting a clinic at Ridgefield Arena in Wildwood, MO.  For more information, please contact Tracey Gentry Ryan at tgryan@earthlink.net or 636-527-3624.

October 19-21
Joe Fargis will be conducting a clinic at Alpine Farms in Long Lake, MN.  For more information, please contact Gail Brandt at gbrandt@freedlaw.com or 612-492-7161 or visit www.mhja6.org.

*October 26-28
Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at Bergen Equestrian Center in Leonia, NJ .  For more information, please contact Penny Kinnally at pkinnally@aol.com or 201-233-7410.

*October 27
Dr. Daniel Hughes, Ph.D will be conducting a Sports Psychology clinic at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX .  For more information, please contact Wendy at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at pinoakwendy@aol.com or 713-621-6290.

October 27-DATE CHANGE and additional clinician               
Linda Andrisani and Bob Crandal will be conducting a clinic at the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, MD. For more information, please contact Glena Wirtanen at
hssteward@hotmail.com or 410-592-9655.


November 2-3

Mike Heneghan will be conducting a clinic at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, VA.  For more information, please contact Shelby French at sfrench@sbc.edu or 434-381-6347.

*November 3-4
Brenda Mueller will be conducting a clinic at Friendship Farm in LaCarosse , WI .  For more information, please contact Tom Plemmons at gottaridem@hotmail.com or 608-785-1222.

November 10-11

Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Lochmoor Stables in Lebanon, OH.   For more information, please contact Mindy Darst at mindy@lochmoorstables.com or 513-932-7332.

November 10-11

Neal Shapiro will be conducting a clinic at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center in Johns Island, SC.  For more information, please contact Amanda Fitzgerald at ajfitz80@aol.com or 843-597-5796.

November 10-11                                                                                                                   
Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at N.E.W. Farms, LLC in Seymour, WI. For more information, please contact Debra Nellis at nhhj@athenet.net or 920-833-2479.

*November 16-18
Anne Kursinski will be conducting a clinic at Market Street, Inc in Frenchtown, NJ . For more information, please contact Carol Hoffman at marketstreetinc@aol.com or 908-229-5297.

November 17-18-Corrected e-mail address
Linda Allen will be conducting a clinic at William Woods University in Fulton, MO.  For more information, please contact Linda McClaren at lmcclare@williamwoods.edu or 573-590-3661.

*November 17
Wayne Risoli will be conducting a “Fraud, Taxes Focus of Horse Owners” Clinic at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX .  For more information, please contact Wendy at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at pinoakwendy@aol.com or 713-621-6290.

*November 23-25
Susan Hutchinson will be conducting a clinic at Back Forte in Enumclaw, WA .  For more information, please contact Staci Fronczek at platinum02@gmail.com or 206-948-0283.

November 23-25
George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL.  For more information, please contact Diane Carney at dtelluride@aol.com or 847-922-6167.


December 14-15
Geoff Teall will be conducting a clinic at Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at bizberan@aol.com or 480-860-9579.

For more information on holding a clinic in your area, please contact Melanie Fransen at mfransen@ushja.org or 859-225-6960.  Be sure to check the USHJA website daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.





For more information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at wallen@ushja.org or (859) 225-6967.

Contact us:  Phone: (859) 225-2055, Fax: (859) 258-9033, Website: www.ushja.org. 

USHJA is located at 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

Mission Statement:
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.