Chairman's Corner

With Alaska's show season rapidly approaching, this is a reminder for everyone to renew their USEF and USHJA memberships, and their horses' recordings. There are five recognized hunter/jumper shows scheduled in Zone 12 this year, starting with Glacier Equestrian Events May 29-31 in Palmer. 


Wishing everyone a great show season,


Dana Eaton

Chairman, Zone 12 Hunter/Jumper Committee

2015 Zone 12 Competitions
May 29-31
Palmer, AK
June 19-21
Palmer, AK
July 9-12GEE Summer Circuit III & Zone 12 Summer Festival/Zone Finals
Anchorage, AK
August 6-9Palmer, AK
September 5-7Palmer, AK

Age Group Equitation Points Policy

As you gear up for spring and summer competitions, please note that a Presidential Modification to USEF Rule GR1131.11, approved on April 10, 2015, allows exhibitors competing in Age Group Equitation classes to receive points for their respective age group section regardless of how competition management chooses to divide each class, effective for the 2015 competition year. Please read the official Presidential Modification approval letter for more information. 


To stay up to date on Presidential Modifications, visit USEF's Presidential Modifications webpage.

Zone 12 Educational Grants

Since 2011, the USHJA Foundation has partnered with several USHJA

Prizes offered at the fourth horse show/clinic, supported by the 2014 Zone 12 General Education Gran

Zones to offer the Scholarship & Grants Partner Program, as a means for zones to give back to their members in the form of financial assistance towards educational needs. 


Last year, Jill Cornforth was the recipient of the general education grant, which helped her offset costs associated with hosting a series of four unrated one-day horse shows paired with one-day clinics in Fairbanks with the following judges and clinicians: Jaimie Thurman, Jaime Freeman, Bill Turner and Dana Eaton. Rebecca Carrington acted as assistant manager for these events, which offered great educational opportunities to a variety of Alaskan equestrians.


This year, the Zone 12 Hunter Jumper Committee will offer one Trainer Certification Program Clinic travel grant, two grants for young riders who has been accepted to attend a USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session and at least one general education grant up to $1,000. 


Application Deadlines:

EAP Grants-----    due May 5, 2015

TCP Grant-----    due August 1, 2015

General Educational Grants-----    due August 1, 2015


For more information, including application procedures and deadlines, please visit the Zone 12 webpage.

Spotlight on Zone 12 Committee Member:
Kerri Geppert

Kerri Geppert has longstanding involvement in Alaska's equestrian community as an exhibitor, show mom, and competition manager. Kerri is also a committee member for USHJA Zone 12, Alaska State Horseshows (ASH), Alaska Dressage Association (ADA), and the Anchorage Horse Council (AHC).  Starting in 2010, Kerri and her Glacier Equestrian Events (GEE) hosted three to four Alaskan shows each summer. Sadly, 2015 will be the final year. Come out and support the 2015 Glacier Equestrian Summer Circuit!

Zone 12 USHJA Certified Trainers

Each of our featured trainers has completed the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel Insurance. For more information about the Trainer Certification Program, visit

Jill Cornforth
Polar Farm
Fairbanks, AK
Certified since 2012See Jill's complete Certified Trainer profile.
Dana EatonEaton Equestrian Center
Anchorage, AK 
Certified since 2014See Dana's complete Certified Trainer profile.
Jenny RouseyNorthgate Farm
Palmer, AK
Certified since 2014See Jenny's complete Certified Trainer profile
Beth TheisenTwo Rivers Ranch
Palmer, AK
Certified since 2014See Beth's complete Certified Trainer profile

Get to Know Our Zone!

Zone 12 is made up of 91 members from across Alaska with 65 percent in Anchorage and others from Chugiak, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Girdwood, Homer, Kenai, Kodiak, Nikiski, Palmer, Wasilla and Willow. We have virtually the same number of amateurs as juniors with 16 professionals across the state. Our riders vary in their primary disciplines, including dressage, eventing, hunter and jumper. Watch for our member profiles to learn more about individual members, and feel free to submit your information to Jill Cornforth for inclusion.


All data based on 2014 membership statistics.

Zone 12 Budgets Available Online

From awards to scholarships to educational clinics, find out how Zone 12 is allocating funds to support the zone membership. USHJA Zone 12 Hunter and Jumper 2015 Budgets are available on the Zone 12 webpage.

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