USHJA E-Update


August 25, 2010

In this issue:

*USHJA Officially Opens Building with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

*Tosh, Lone Star Win International Hunter Derby Finals

*USHJA Seeks Nominations for Lifetime Achievement Award and New Jane Marshall Dillon Award

*Awards Deadlines Announced

*USEF Names Show Jumping Short List for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

*Online Application Deadline Approaching - 2010 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships

USHJA Clinics Program


USHJA Events Calendar

2010 USHJA Annual Meeting Registration and Information


2010/2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Class Results


USHJA Sponsors

Dietrich Insurance
Major sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

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Major sponsor of the 2010/2011 Hunter Derby Series and Finals

Title sponsor of the USHJA Horse Welfare Resource

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Grand Prix
Awards Sponsor of the 2010 Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic

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USHJA Officially Opens Building with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The United States Hunter Jumper Association officially opened its new headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY August 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and donor reception.

Many of the major donors were on-hand to experience the new headquarters and museum, fully decorated with timeless art, historical artifacts of our sport and pristine landscaping. The lobby quickly filled with excitement as Bill Moroney, President of USHJA reflected on the celebration at hand. "We celebrate a growing community of horsemen and horsewomen who have embraced the USHJA for its mission; and we celebrate each and every donor that has given their faith, time and support, as an investment into the future of our sport." he said.

USHJA Officers Alvin Topping, Chrystine Tauber, Beth Miner and President Bill Moroney cutting the ribbon at the USHJA Headquarters.
Photo Credit: Shawn McMillen

The reception ended with a champagne toast and an invitation to come to the official ribbon cutting at the main entrance of the building, where Moroney, joined by the other officers of the USHJA Board of Directors, Alvin Topping, Beth Miner and Chrystine Tauber, continued to share his insights on the new headquarters.

"As you walk past this building you see manicured landscaping and transitional architecture. When you go inside you see a magnificent lobby with custom stone work and art created to showcase the horse and a museum filled with the history of our sport. But if you look just a bit closer you will see the essence of what makes USHJA special. You will see the evidence of the many supporters, donors, volunteers, staff and members. It is the people that make USHJA. This building is a home for a growing and evolving community of horsemen and women, to work together and take our sport forward." said Moroney.

With the ceremonial cutting of a red ribbon across the entrance of the building, a new era has officially begun in our sport.

For more information on the USHJA Headquarters please visit


Tosh, Lone Star Win International Hunter Derby Finals

Hunt Tosh and Lone Star were crowned the winners of the 2010 $100,000 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby August 21 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

Lone Star, an 11-year-old Warmblood gelding owned by Dr. Betsee Parker of Middleburg, VA, opened the competition August 20 with a qualifying round score of 330. He followed that effort up with an impressive 394 in round two, and earned an impressive 396 in the Handy Hunter Round. He finished the competition with a total score of 790.

2010 Derby Finals Champions Lonestar and Rider Hunt Tosh.
Photo Credit: Shawn McMillen

Finishing as the reserve grand champion was Summer Place, ridden by Scott Stewart for Glen Senk's Fashion Farm, with a total score of 781. Brunello, ridden by Liza Boyd for Janet Peterson and Boyd, took third-place honors with a final score of 775.

Summer Place received the highest qualifying round score of 377.

In conjunction with the Derby Finals, a Calcutta auction of the top 25 Derby horses, divided into five teams of five horse and rider combinations, raised $12,400 - 50% of the proceeds raised goes to the USHJA Horseman's Assistance Fund. The winning Calcutta team, Excalibur, was purchased by Mr. WM Craig Dobbs, for $2,500.

Scores from all three rounds, course diagrams, photo gallery, and a blog of all the Derby weekend happenings is available on the Derby Finals website.

If you missed any of the Derby action, video replays of all three rounds are available on with expert commentary provided by Olympic gold medalist Melanie Smith Taylor and Equestrian Life's R. Scot Evans. To check out the action, visit the International Hunter Derby Finals page at


USHJA Seeks Nominations for Lifetime Achievement Award and New Jane Marshall Dillon Award

The USHJA is pleased to announce the creation of the Jane Marshall Dillon Award, which recognizes the dedication of equestrian teachers of all professions within the hunter/jumper discipline who have devoted their lives to instilling the values of horsemanship, integrity, and hard work in their students. The winners will have their name placed on the Jane Marshall Dillon Perpetual Trophy which will reside in the USHJA headquarters in Lexington, KY.

The USHJA is now accepting nominations for the Jane Marshall Dillon Award and for the 2010 USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement award was first presented in 2008 to honor members who dedicated their lives to furthering the hunter/jumper discipline on a National platform and whose involvement in the sport and the USHJA has benefited the industry. The 2010 recipients will have their names added to the Eugene R. Mische Perpetual Trophy alongside 2008 honorees Beth Miner and Alvin Topping, and 2009 recipients Olympian Joe Fargis and Larry Langer.

The 2010 honorees for these prestigious awards will be recognized at the 2010 Evening of Equestrians dinner held during the USHJA Annual Meeting in December.

All active USHJA members are encouraged to nominate a worthy individual for these prominent awards. Written nominations must include: the nominee's name; the city and state of residence; supporting accomplishments and accolades; and any other information pertinent to their involvement in the horse industry. Nominators should also include their name, USHJA member number, mailing address and daytime telephone number so the USHJA may contact them for additional details. The nomination form can be downloaded from the USHJA website.

Nominations must be received in the USHJA office by September 15. Please submit nominations to Kristyn Kay at or mail them to 3870 Cigar Lane, Lexington, KY 40511. Questions concerning these awards may be directed to Kristyn Kay.


Awards Deadlines Announced

Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards - The goal of the USHJA Affiliate Sportsmanship Awards Program is to recognize outstanding juniors, amateurs, professional riders, and riding instructors who exemplify good horsemanship, sportsmanship and integrity for the sport and exhibitors. Affiliates must submit the names, biographies and pictures of each junior, amateur, professional and riding instructor affiliate award nominees must be submitted to USHJA by September 17.

Amateur Sportsmanship Award - 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. The nominee must be an active or associate member of USHJA. Nominations may come from exhibitors, trainers, colleagues or peers and must be submitted to USHJA by October 18.

USHJA Nominee for the USEF Youth Sportsman's Charter Award - The USEF Youth Sportsman's Charter Award is designed for junior exhibitors who are current members of both the USEF and their recognized national affiliate (i.e. USHJA). The youth candidates are to demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the USEF and their affiliate, through the promotion of the horse and to serve as a role model for their peers. Nominations for 2010 must be received by the USHJA Office on or before 5 p.m. October 1.

And don't forget to check your points!
Make sure you get your point corrections in for the following awards by their deadlines!
Stirrup Cup Awards points close October 10;
Owners' Recognition Awards points close October 22;
Rider Recognition Awards points close October 22;
Zone Horse of the Year points close December 15.


USEF Names Show Jumping Short List for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

The USEF has named the following horse/rider combinations in ranked order to the Short List for the US Show Jumping Team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

McLain Ward, 34 of Brewster, NY aboard Sapphire a 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare. Sapphire is owned by McLain Ward, Tom Grossman and Blue Chip Bloodstock.

Laura Kraut, 44 of Middleburg, VA aboard Cedric a 12-year-old KWPN gelding. Cedric is owned by Happy Hill Farm.

Lauren Hough, 32 of Wellington, FL aboard Quick Study an 11-year-old French Warmblood gelding. Quick Study is owned by Laura & Meredith Mateo.

Mario Deslauriers, 44 of New York, NY aboard Urico a 9-year-old KWPN gelding. Yrico is owned by Jane F. Clark.

Candice King, 39 of Wellington, FL aboard Skara Glen's Davos a 10-year-old Zangersheide gelding. Skara Glen's Davos is owned by Skara Glen Stables.

Richard Spooner, 39 of Agua Dulce, CA aboard Cristallo a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding. Cristallo is owned by Show Jumping Syndications International.

Rich Fellers, 50 of Wilsonville, OR aboard Flexible a 14-year-old Irish Bred stallion. Flexible is owned by Harry & Mollie Chapman.

McLain Ward, 34 of Brewster, NY aboard Rothchild a 9-year-old Warmblood gelding. Rothchild is owned by Sagamore Farms.

Beezie Madden, 46 of Cazenovia, NY aboard Mademoiselle a 13-year-old Holsteiner mare. Mademoiselle is owned by Abigail Wexner.

Cara Raether, 30 of North Palm Beach, FL aboard Ublesco a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion. Ublesco is owned by Trelawny Farm.


Online Application Deadline Approaching - 2010 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships

New for 2010: Riders wishing to be considered for the 2010 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships must complete an application by one of the following two methods:

1. Save $5 by completing your application online. Click on "USEF LOGIN" at the top right hand side of the USEF home page at On-line application deadline is August 31. On-line applications will no longer be available as of September 1. Hard copy applications (mail, fax or hand delivered) will not be accepted after August 25th.

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA will host the annual USEF National Junior Jumper Championships, which will be held October 14-16. Additional information regarding the 2010 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships can be found on the USEF website or by contacting Jennifer Haydon at


2010 USHJA Clinics Program

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. Use the USHJA Calendar to search for all events.

Upcoming Clinics


2 Ronald and Peggy Beachy Clinic at Christensen Field in Fremont, NE. Contact Jim Urban at or 402.289.2159.

2 Dean Battaglia Clinic at Christensen Field in Fremont, NE. Contact Jim Urban at or 402.289.2159.

3-4 George Morris Clinic at Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, TX. Contact Michelann Tachibana at 469-236-4452.

3-5 Nick Karazissis Clinic at Miwok Stables in Mill Valley, CA. Contact Linda Rubio at or 415.389.9414.

4-5 Colleen Seely Clinic at Fox Pointe Farm in Quinton, VA. Contact Colleen Seely at or 804.932.8710.

7-8 Greg Best Clinic at WoodMyst Farms in Gilroy, CA. Contact Hollie Wilent at or 408.782.0311.

10-12 Nick Karazissis Clinic at Cedar Creek Farm in Cedarburg, WI. Contact Stacey Oppermann at or 262.227.5197.

11-12 Linda Allen Clinic at Brookfield Corner Farm in Brookfield, NH. Contact Janet Murfey at or 603.522.6440.

16 William Moroney & Chrystine Tauber "Ask the Judges" Clinic at Evergreen Equestrian Park in Monroe, WA. Contact Diane Johnson at or 425.823.2802.

24 Larry Sanchez, Shelby French and Amanda Love Clinic will be held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. Contact Roxanne Cook at or 713.621.6290 to RSVP by September 15.

25-26 Michael Page Clinic at Blackjack Farms in Birmingham, AL. Contact J. Michael Halbleib at or 205.283.3082.

26 Linda Andrisani Clinic at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD. Contact Glena Wirtanen at or Beverly Abbott or call 410.259.2575.

For more information on holding a clinic in your area, contact Carrie Vaught at or 859.225.6703. Be sure to check the USHJA Calendar daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.



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