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    • Banquet
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    • Grants & Scholarships
      • Congratulations to the Zone 2 College Scholarship recipients!

        Erik Hennings
        Danielle Moraski
        Lauren McGuire
        Madison Halbom
        Shelby Cashman

        Zone 2 EAP Grants- one $750 and one $500

        The Zone 2 Committees also awarded a $750 EAP Grant to Katelyn Friesama and a $500 Grant to Piper Torsilieri.

        Zone 2 George Morris Clinic Grants- one $1,000 and one $500

        Gabrielle Baker is the recipient of a $1,000 grant to participate in the George Morris clinic at Buffalo Therapeutic Center. Additionally, Lizzy Tranband will receive a $500 grant to participate in the clinic.

        Please check back for future grant and scholarships opportunities. If you have any questions please contact Chris Murphy at 859-225-6714.

        USHJA Foundation to Offer More Scholarships and Grants in 2013

        Since 2011 the USHJA Foundation has partnered with several USHJA 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.

        The USHJA Foundation continues to honor its pledge of contributing additional funds to help grow the cash value of each scholarship or grant that a zone bestows. During 2013, the Foundation welcomed an increased number of zone partners and increased zone donations, which in turn provides for more recipients and larger awards.

        An Investment in Our Future: Each scholarship and grant awarded by USHJA Zones is one step closer to ensuring the future of the American Hunter Jumper sport. The Foundation believes these funds:

        • Help students who choose to rise to the challenge of obtaining a college degree.
        • Move future farriers and veterinary technicians a step closer to realizing their career dreams.
        • Aid professionals in becoming certified trainers.
        • Encourage young equestrians to reach higher levels of riding accomplishments via sources such as the Emerging Athletes Program’s curriculum with elite clinicians.

        This year Zone 2 Hunter and Jumper Committees joined forces with the USHJA Foundation to offer five $5,000 College Scholarships, one $750 EAP Grant and one $700 TCP Grant.

        Additionally, the Zone 2 Committees will offer two $500 EAP Grants, two $500 TCP Grants, one $250 Official Grant, three $500 Affiliate Grants and a $1,000 grant to participate in the BRTC George Morris Clinic. To learn more about the Zone 2 educational offerings please contact Christina Murphy at (859) 225-6714.

    • Minutes
  • 2012
    • Membership
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    • Finals and Championship Results
      • 2012 Zone 2 Jumper Championship Results

        17. $1,500 Zone 2 Low Adult Amateur Jumper Championship

        Place Horse Rider Owner
        1 Four'S A Charm Meghan Orr Meghan Orr
        2 Justice Nina Simons Nina Simons
        3 Fiumes Jennifer Brennan Shannondell Farm, Inc.
        4 Daytona Stephanie Viszlay Laura Chapot
        5 Forget Me Not Scheherazade Wasty Scheherazade Wasty
        6 Saimora Jennifer Wagner Jennifer Wagner
        7 Jersey Jennifer Rowland Jennifer Rowland
        8 Zebrina Tn Jennifer Rowland Jennifer Rowland

        20. $3,000 Zone 2 High Adult Amateur Jumper Championship

        Place Horse Rider Owner
        1 Orlando Hope Batchelor Hope Batchelor
        2 Noblesse Oblige R Meggin Patterson R Meggin Patterson
        3 Face Value Wendy Chapot Nunn Chado Farms
        4 Kt Chameur R Meggin Patterson R Meggin Patterson
        5 Rex The Rascal Debbie King Debbie King
        6 Santanna Bridget Gregory Bridget Gregory
        7 Vegas Gentleman Wendy Chapot Nunn Wendy Chapot Nunn
        8 Lexus Michael Matice Michael Matice

        23. $1,500 Zone 2 Low Children's Jumper Championship

        Place Horse Rider Owner
        1 Shadow Dancer Rachel Weisel Rachel Weisel
        2 Will Stop Emma Cullen Virginia Mc Neil
        3 Pandamonium Merrill Harvey Merrill Harvey
        4 Costablanca Katharine Phillips Tiera Burrows
        5 Ultimo Elle Turner Elle Turner
        6 Gralix Devon Bry Kristen Koenig
        7 Magnanimo Lee Lee Mcneil Whipstick Farm, Ltd.
        8 Legacy Abigail Kolbman Abigail Kolbman

        26. $3,000 Zone 2 High Children'S Jumper Championship

        Place Horse Rider Owner
        1 2Oodles Madeleine Jefferson Leigh Berman
        2 Counterfoil Jacqueline Morton Laurie Jakubauskas
        3 Valkenier Alexis Rappaport Alexis Rappaport
        4 Seducteur Sarah Jansen Sarah Jansen
        5 Wetenschap Abigail Kolbman Abigail Kolbman
        6 Red Bull Angelena Da Prato Angelena Da Prato
        7 Narka D' Auzay Jenna Buchan Jenna Buchan
        8 Tom Joad Olivia Shiner Olivia Shiner

        38. $1,500 Zone 2 Pony Jumper Championshp

        Place Horse Rider Owner
        1 Hay Jude Sydney Munro Sydney Munro
        2 Ever After Rachael Schloo Rachael Schloo
        3 Mist Of A Champion Camilla Siekmann Camilla Siekmann
        4 Wiseguy Lucy Matz D.D. Matz
        5 Kowabunga Kitty Grace Erdman Grace Erdman
        6 Northwind'S Opus Julianna Empie Nicole Kehrli
        7 Styled With Perfection Elizabeth Shaffer Elizabeth Shaffer
        8 Break Away Caitlyn Connors Caitlyn Connors

        29. $5,000 Zone 2 Low Junior Jumper Championship

        Place Horse Rider Owner
        1 Vdl Theresa Lady Catherine Wachtell The Coverboy Group
        2 Vdl Las Vegas Catherine Wachtell Catherine Wachtell
        3 Calau Catherine Wachtell The Coverboy Group

        32. $5,000 Zone 2 Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Championship

        Place Horse Rider Owner
        1 K.E.C. Marissa Jenna Imperatore J & J Imperatore, Llc
        2 Silvester Joy Slater Fat Chance Farm
        3 Radio Flyer Rachel Geiger Rachel Geiger
        4 No Stranger Rachel Geiger Rachel Geiger
        5 Alliance Amanda Forte Journeys End Farm
        6 Vdl Tommy Stefani Green Equus Esq Llc
        7 Pisano Joy Slater Fat Chance Farm
        8 Taro Heather Irons Heather Irons
      • Zone 2 Finals Champions

        Section

        Amateur Owner 3'3"
        Amateur Owner 3'6"
        Junior Hunter
        Children's Hunter 14 & under
        Children's Hunter 15-17
        Small/Medium Children's Pony
        Large Children's Pony
        Adult Amateur 18-35
        Adult Amateur 46-49
        Adult Amateur 50+

          

        Horse

        Furst Laugh
        Chasing Heaven
        Someone
        Prosecca
        Chinou
        Brownlands Bella Luna
        Cassius Clay
        Borencio
        Overheard
        Sun Phoenix

          

        Rider

        Devin Yacka
        Nina Samuel
        Blaine Ferraro
        Sam Beiter
        Morgan Rutter
        Oliva Eckstein
        Danielle Holliday
        Matthew Jenkins
        Erin Brennan
        Barbara Borg

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    • Election - Committees Announced
      • USHJA Welcomes New Zone Committee Members

        It’s been a busy summer with new zone committee members getting seated and settled in. USHJA is looking forward to further welcoming all the zone committees at the 2012 Zone Retreat on December 2, 2012, prior to the start of the USHJA Annual Meeting at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

           

        Zone 2 Hunter Committee

        Ms. Susie Schoellkopf
        Ms. Troy Hendricks
        Mr. Ray Francis
        Mrs. Holly Caristo
        Ms. Naomi Blumenthal
        Ms. Tobey McWilliams
        Mr. Lloyd Longenecker
        Ms. Joy Kloss
        Ms. Barb Kohr
        Ms. Kathy Oberkircher

           

        Zone 2 Jumper Committee

        Mr. Mark Leone- Chair
        Mrs. Mary Chapot- Vice Chair
        Mr. James Benedetto
        Mr. Ralph Caristo
        Mr. Stacy Cascio
        Mrs. Wendy Chapot Nunn
        Ms. Amanda Flint
        Ms. Creigh Duncan
        Mrs. Mary O'Connor
        Mrs. Judy Richter

    • College Scholarship Recipients
      • Congratulations 2012 Zone 2 College Scholarship Recipients

        In 2012, Zone 2 awarded five college/trade school scholarships valued at $2,800 each to deserving members in the zone. Zone 2 is committed to providing scholarships as an effort to contribute toward the costs associated with higher education and to support the exceptional students and future leaders of our sport.

        The winners of the 2012 Zone 2 Scholarships are:

        • Jessica Dencker of Newburg, NY who is attending the University of Georgia with a major in Animal Science.
        • Andrea Huber of West Chester, PA who is attending Centenary College with a major in Equine Studies.
        • Lauren McGuire of Rochester, NY who is attending Savannah College of Art & Design with a major in Equestrian Studies.
        • Megan Riddle of Aspers, PA who is attending Centenary College with a double major in Equine Studies and Business Management.
        • Caitlin Reitmeyer of Bechtelsville, PA who is attending Kutztown University with a major in Chemistry.


        Congratulations to the 2012 Zone 2 Winners

        College Scholarships: Jessica Dencker, Andrea Huber, Lauren McGuire, Caitlin Reitmeyer and Megan Riddle
        TCP Grants: Heather Heberle, Julie Lyons, Denise VanPatten
        EAP Clinic Grants: Chelsea Buttermore, Katelyn Friesema and Brendan Weiss
        George H. Morris Clinic Grant: Taylor Willever

    • Election
      • August Zone Election Update

        The 2012 Zone Elections have closed and the individuals listed below have been elected by the eligible voting members to represent your zone.

        Next steps: The three largest Affiliate Organizations, within the zone and registered with the USHJA, have the opportunity to recommend one appointee who has designated hunter to the Hunter Committee and one appointee who has designated jumper to the Jumper Committee. At a later date additional appointments will be made to ensure a balanced committee on the basis of geography and constituency representation.

        The current committees will continue overseeing zone business until November 2012, at which the newly elected committees will be seated. 2012 Zone Election Timeline

           

        Zone 2 Hunter

        SCHOELLKOPF, SUSAN
        HENDRICKS, TROY
        FRANCIS, RAYMOND
        CARISTO, HOLLY
        BLUMENTHAL, NAOMI
        MCWILLIAMS, TOBEY
        LONGENECKER, LLOYD


        Zone 2 Jumper

        LEONE, MARK
        CARISTO, RALPH
        CHAPOT, MARY
        CHAPOT NUNN, WENDY
        FLINT, AMANDA
        BENEDETTO, JAMES
        CASCIO, STACY
    • Hunter Seat Medal Final
      • Zone 2 Hunter Seat Medal Final will be held during the old Salem Farm Show in North Salem, NY, on September 21 through 22, 2012. Contact Lori Johnson or visit www.OldSalemFarm.net. Specifications under EQ108.1.

    • Finals
    • Jumper Championships
      • Zone 2 Jumper Championships

        Zone 2 Jumper Championships will take place at the Devon Fall Classic in Devon, PA, September 13 to 16, 2012.

        Sections

        Low Children's Jumper
        High Children's Jumper
        Low Adult Amateur Jumper
        High Adult Amateur Jumper
        Low Junior Jumper
        Low Amateur Owner Jumper
        Pony Jumper

    • NAJYRC News
      • July NAJYRC Zone News

        Zone 2 had a fantastic 2012 NAJYRC wining both team gold medals, a silver individual and a bronze individual medal in the Young Rider section and a bronze individual medal in the Junior section. Zone 2 now has a record 12 team gold medals!

        The Young Rider gold medal team accumulated twenty one faults- 13 faults less than the silver medal team. The Junior Team had an impressive nine faults TOTAL that clenched them a gold medal. Charlotte Jacobs and Lillie Keenan produced two double clear rounds each. 13 year old Katherine Strauss added two rails and a time fault and Kira Kerkorian had two rails in each round for the drop score. The team was eleven points ahead of the silver medal team.

        Individually, Callie Smith had a quick fifth round, but a costly rail to drop her out of the gold medal position with Upstaire. Lydia Ulrich and Santos Utopia remained consistent throughout the week to end up with twenty seven faults and the bronze medal.

        Junior rider, Charlotte Jacobs, made it through five rounds of competition with only four faults- as did Zone 4 rider Shawn Casady. In an exciting jump off for medal positions Charlotte had a fast time of 37.85 seconds but one rail to give her the bronze medal.

        North American Junior Young Rider Championships - 2012 Results

      • March NAJYRC Zone News

        Zone 2 Riders Win $20,000 Artisan Farms Young Rider Team Event at 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival

        On March 8, 2012, eight teams, with four riders each, competed in the evening’s featured class, the $20,000 Artisan Farms Young Rider Team event. The victors, led by Chef d'Equipe Ralph Caristo, consisted of riders from Zone 2: Lillie Keenan, Lydia Ulrich, Charlotte Jacobs and Gabrielle Bausano. Spurred on by Lillie Keenan's clear round, the team carried the momentum of their lead from the first round, where they had only four faults and posted zero faults in the second round.

        Caristo said, "I just want to say one thing to these girls. They came, they conquered and now they are going home with the blue. Thank you girls."

        The team selection of riders was based on a common factor, "We are all Zone 2 and we sort of stuck with that team," Charlotte Jacobs of East Aurora, NY said and added, "We do get to choose the team but it is encouraged that you stick with your zone. Ralph put it together and loves us to be with each other. It's a good idea to be with the people that you will be with at Young Riders".

        For Lillie Keenan, of New York, NY, and new mount Vanhattan, this was a special event as it was Keenan's very first team competition. The team’s goal to win meant Keenan had to go clear as the anchor and the last rider in the ring. "Going into the second round I definitely felt the pressure especially because this was my first time on a team," Keenan confessed. "I have had pressure before, but I really had to block it out this time and he was up to it. Being on a team is really fun. It is nice to have the element of having to rely on each other, but when you win you're winning for yourself and for other people. It is nice to have other people that you can discuss the course with, you can plan it out and it's a great experience."

        Also going double clean was Lydia Ulrich of Rochester, NY, and Santos Utopia, "He is just an amazing horse and he makes it easy, so hopefully, I will get to do Young Riders this year and just keep going."

        Jacobs made an error in round one, but felt confident that she and jumping legend Promised Land could repair the mistake in the second round. Faith paid off. Promised Land delivered a strong performance, "He is eighteen now and getting up there, but he came out today and did fantastic. We don't show him often because he is older, but I made a mistake today and he just kept going; I am really happy with him."

        Gabrielle Bausano, also of New York, NY, and Ubico H were unfortunately eliminated during round one and were unable to return for the second round. Lillie Keenan commented, "She tried so hard and it just wasn't really her day and the horse didn't want to play. Seeing the elimination on the board was not a great feeling, but she stuck around and is so supportive. We sat on the sidelines holding hands and she cheered everyone on, so she is such an important member of team."

        The team of Tatiana Dzavik, Christina Kelly, Caitlin Ziegler and Daniel Bluman were awarded second place with an overall score of only five faults.

        Third place team of Jessica Springsteen, Navona Gallegos, Nayel Nassar and Alise Oken tallied up five faults in round one and eight faults in the second round for a total of 13 faults.

        Congratulations to the Zone 2 victors- a great start on the road to the 2012 NAJYRC!

    • Zone Minutes
  • 2011
    • Statistics
      • 2011 Zone 2 Statistics

        10,071 members: 6,107 hunters and 1,971 jumpers.*

        466 USEF licensed competitions

        • 29 were AA-rated
        • 87 were A-rated
        • 312 were B/C-rated
        • 12 were jumper only
        • 17 were local
        • 9 UHSJA Outreach

        *1,583 members have not declared hunter or jumper as their primary or secondary discipline....more on declaring disciplines.

    • USHJA Foundation to Offer More Scholarships and Grants in 2012
      • In 2011, the USHJA Foundation partnered with several USHJA Zones to develop the Scholarship and Grants Partner Program. Designed to benefit the USHJA members with a cohesive and easy to use system, the program became an instant success and provided zones the opportunity to give back to their members in the form of financial assistance towards educational needs.

        The USHJA Foundation continues to honor its pledge of contributing additional funds to supplement the various educational awards, which helps to grow the cash value of each scholarship or grant that a zone bestows. 2012 has welcomed an increased number of zones now partnering with the Foundation and an increase in the zone donations. This growth is a win-win to everyone. Zones are able to provide for more recipients and the awards can be more sizable.

        An Investment in Our Future

        Each scholarship and grant awarded by USHJA Zones is one step closer to ensuring the future of the American hunter jumper sport. These funds can:

        • Help students who choose to rise to the challenge of obtaining a college degree- perhaps becoming the first in their family to attend college.
        • Move future farriers and veterinary technicians a step closer to realizing their career dreams.
        • Aid professionals in becoming certified trainers who might not otherwise be able to afford the expense of educational programs.
        • Encourage young equestrians to reach higher levels of riding accomplishments via sources such as the Emerging Athletes Program’s curriculum with elite clinicians.
    • Zone 2 Finals Sponsors
    • Banquet
      • Zone 2 Awards

        The USHJA Zone 2 Horse of the Year Awards will be presented at the USHJA Zone 2 Awards Brunch

        Sunday, January 15, 2012, at the Bridgewater Manor
        1251 Route 202/206
        Bridgewater, NJ 08807
        Telephone: 908.658.3000
        Banquet Contact: Kate Benson, 908.534.8833

        Special Information: USHJA Zone 2 Award winners must RSVP by January 6, 2012, in order to receive awards at the banquet. Awards for members who do not RSVP to the banquet will be mailed from the USHJA Office but will be acknowledged and will be able to have their pictures taken with a set of awards.

    • Scholarship and Grant Recipients
      • Congratulations to the 2011 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

        College Scholarship: Devin Cox, Amanda Barnes, Taylor Bauder, Nora Demchur, Haley Kauffman and Caroline Sanchez

        EAP Grant: Candice Schober and Grace Weidner

        George Morris Clinic Grant: Alicia Heberle

    • NAJYRC
    • Zone Minutes
    • IHSA News
      • IHSA

        Since 2008, the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association has contributed a portion of every regular-season entry fee from the Hunter Seat Novice Flat and Novice Western classes to Ride For The Ribbon, to support breast cancer awareness. According to IHSA Board of Directors member Naomi Blumenthal, for the 2010-11 season the IHSA raised $3,500.

        Ride For The Ribbon, the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, was launched in 1998 in memory of Spielman, who survived two bouts with breast cancer before losing her battle in November 2009.

        Sharon van der Walde, with Ride For The Ribbon, said the original goal of $1 million has been amply surpassed: Support for the cause has raised $6 million.

        "Ride For The Ribbon came about because of the friendship Stefanie and I shared and the fact that our daughters rode," said van der Walde. "When Naomi contacted me about wanting to help, I had no idea the impact she—and IHSA—would have! I’m overwhelmed that IHSA riders care enough to participate in Ride For The Ribbon classes."

        This season, every IHSA Novice class during the school year will again contribute toward the fund. For more information on Ride For The Ribbon, visit www.ridefortheribbon.net or call (614) 563-6301.

      • IHSA Zone 3: NJ, NY and PA

        An already spectacular day in upstate New York became more dazzling when the West Point Cadet IHSA Equestrian Team kicked off the opening ceremonies prior to the start of the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix, September 11, at HITS-On-The-Hudson in Saugerties.

        Just a short drive south of the HITS facility is the United States Military Academy at West Point, home to the Cadet Equestrian Team and IHSA coaches Peter and Sherry Cashman. The West Point Cadets were excited to participate for the second consecutive year and some of the Army team members handled color guard duties, as well.

        "The cadets could not contain their excitement when I told them," said Sherry Cashman. "They were honored to participate in the opening ceremonies and thrilled with the opportunity to watch such amazing talent."

        "We were honored to again have the West Point Cadet Equestrian Team be our guests," said Tom Struzzieri, HITS president and CEO.

        The West Point Cadets hold the unique distinction as the only IHSA team to ride in its own military riding jackets, cutting a dramatic figure as a team and in individual competition throughout the school year.

    • Finals
  • 2010
    • Financial Reports
    • Statistics
      • 2010 Zone 2 Statistics

        8,430 members: 5,871 hunters and 1,904 jumpers*.

        723 USEF licensed competitions

        • 28 were AA-rated
        • 117 were A-rated
        • 476 were B/C-rated
        • 25 were jumper only
        • 45 were local
        • 32 were USHJA Outreach

        *565 members have not declared hunter or jumper as their primary or secondary discipline.

    • 2010 Cutoff Point Chart
      •  20092010
        Adult 18-35662327
        Adult 36-49643276
        Adult 50+93235
        Child 14 U790750
        Child 15-17827855
        Child SM1043857
        Child Large865874
        Junior815743
        AO 3'6"468261
        AO 3'3"NANA
    • Horse of the Year Awards Brunch
  • 2009
  • 2008
    • Zone Specs


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