Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 28, 2021—The USHJA is pleased to welcome back Spy Coast Farm as the returning Educational Provider for the 2021 and 2022 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals. The 2021 event kicks off next month, November 12-14, at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio.
“We are incredibly thankful and pleased to have Spy Coast Farm returning as the Educational Partner of the 2021 and 2022 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals,” said Mary Knowlton, president of the USHJA. “It’s exciting to witness so many passionate young equestrians further their horsemanship knowledge. Through this continued partnership, the internship serves as an incredible reward to the hard work and dedication the students put into expanding their equine knowledge.”
The winner of HQC Nationals will be awarded a two-month paid internship at Spy Coast Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, over the summer of the year following the HQC Nationals. Through this special learning opportunity, the recipient will be able to experience all aspects of a Warmblood breeding and training facility by working with Spy Coast Farm's resident veterinarian and young horse trainer. Experiences include working in the barns and helping with routine care, turnout and feeding of the mares, foals and young horses; assisting the veterinarian with routine preventative care, neonatal care and foal watch duties, mare and stallion reproduction, and daily emergencies; and observing and assisting the young horse trainer with grooming and daily care of the young horses in training.
"Spy Coast Farm is delighted to partner with the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge as an Educational Provider," said Lisa Lourie, owner of Spy Coast Farm. "For the past seven years, each USHJA HQC winner has been awarded and taken the opportunity to intern at Spy Coast Farm. My experience has been that these internships have greatly benefited both the winner and Spy Coast Farm. We look forward to continuing this association."
For more information about the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, visit ushja.org/HQC
Spy Coast Farm specializes in the breeding and development of top quality performance horses. We have three locations along the east coast, each of which has a role in the success of our horses. The breeding, training, competition and sales arms of our business are all integrated. It is our belief that the quality of any one of these functions would suffer without the continued feedback and support of the others. We at Spy Coast Farm are committed to this process in order to make top quality performance horses available to you, our customer.