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    • Grants & Scholoarships

      • 2013 Application
        Deadline: August 1, 2013



        2013 Application

        Deadline: August 1, 2013

        2013 Application
        Deadline: August 1, 2013

        Congratulations to the Zone 3 College Scholarship recipient, Ashleigh Ramey!

        The Zone 3 Committees also award Michael Bertozzi a $250 TCP Grant and three $750 EAP Grants to Nicole Hylton, Michaela Bragg and Bridget Finnerty

        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 3 Hunter Committee joined forces with the USHJA Foundation to offer one $3,000 College Scholarship, one $750 EAP Grant and one $700 TCP Grant.

        Additionally, the Zone 3 Committee will offer one $500 EAP Grant. To learn more about the Zone 3 educational offerings please contact Chris Murphy at (859) 225-6714.

    • Banquet
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    • Minutes
  • 2012
    • Membership
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    • Grant and Scholarship Awardees
      • Congratulations Awardees!

        College Scholarships: Hayley Cohen and Ashleigh Ramey
        EAP Grant: Zellie Wothers

    • Zone Minutes
    • Elections
      • 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 3 Hunter Committee

        Ms. Leslie Brown
        Mr. Gary Baker
        Ms. Ginny Edwards
        Mr. Street Moore
        Mr. Mike Rosser
        Ms. Patty Heuckeroth
        Mr. Tony Workman
        Mrs. Gay Peterson
        Mr. Chris Wynne
        Ms. Cathy Dow
        Mr. Sandy Gerald
        Mr. Alan Lohman

           

        Zone 3 Jumper Committee

        Mr. Oliver Kennedy- Chair
        Ms. Sandra Ruiz- Vice Chair
        Mr. Ken Krome
        Mrs. Tracy Magness
        Mr. Paul Mathews
        Mrs. Diane Tate
        Ms. Gail Thompson
        Miss. Courtney Cummings
        Miss. Elizabeth Hodges
        Mrs. Rachel Kennedy

      • 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 3 Hunter

        BROWN, LESLIE
        BAKER, W. GARY
        EDWARDS, VIRGINIA
        MOORE, STREETT
        LOHMAN, ALAN
        WORKMAN, TONY
        GERALD, LM SANDY


        Zone 3 Jumper

        MAGNESS, TRACY
        RUIZ, SANDRA
        KENNEDY, OLIVER
        KROME, KEN
        TATE, DIANE
        THOMPSON, GAIL
        MATHEWS, PAUL
    • Finals
      • 2012 Zone 3 Finals

        The 2012 Washington International Horse Show Regional and USHJA Zone 3 Finals will take place October 19 to 21, 2012, at Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. Ticketed warm-up will be offered October 18, 2012. Rated "Local Member" by USEF. USHJA Zone 3 Finals C-rated will take place October 21, 2012.

        All classes, including qualifying classes for the WIHS Regional Finals at Verizon Center, are open to all horses and ponies regardless of geographical location. However, only horses and ponies owned by exhibitors living within 100 miles of Washington, DC, based on owner’s zip code, are eligible for the finals at Verizon Center.

        Letters of invitation to riders eligible for the USHJA Zone 3 Finals will be emailed/mailed in mid-September. Approximately the top 20 horses in each division, based on total USHJA points, will be invited. If invitations are not accepted additional horses will be invited.

        Zone 3 Finals will be held for the following divisions:

        Adult Amateur Hunter 18-35
        Adult Amateur Hunter 36 & Over
        Children's Hunter 14 & Under
        Children's Hunter 15-17
        Children's Hunter Pony Small/Medium
        Children's Hunter Pony Large
        Children’s Jumper
        Adult Jumper
        Low Adult Jumpers
        Pony Jumper
        Low Children's Jumpers

        Show Manager: Tom Blankenship from Westfield, IN
        Stabling Manager: Paul Jewell from Pennington, NJ
        Show Secretary: Beverly Abbott from Taneytown, MD and Julie Agar from White Lake, MI
        Contact: Bridget Love Meehan at 202.525.3686 or WIHS website

    • NAJYRC
      • North American Junior Young Rider Championships

        Zone 3 Young Rider, Kaitlin Campbell and Grand Pleasure, walked away with a team silver medal from the 2012 NAJYRC. The composite team of Zones 3, 7 and 8 had to keep all three of their scores throughout the team competition, but managed to stay ahead of Zone 10 by one point. Kaitlin had an unfortunate fall during the final day of competition to eliminate her chance at receiving an individual medal as well.

        The Zone 3 Junior riders formed a composite team with Zone 1, but sadly they did not have an opportunity to make the podium with only two scores moving forward. Ashley Foster and Indy started the competition strong with a clear round and only one rail in the first round of team competition, but a fall in the second round of team competition ended her week early. Barbara Ruziska made her first appearance at NAJYRC, but collected rails throughout the week to keep her from capturing an individual placing.

        2012 Results

  • 2011
    • Statistics
      • 2011 Zone 3 Statistics

        4,711 members: 2,997 hunters and 728 jumpers.*

        83 USEF licensed competitions

        • 24 were AA-rated
        • 32 were A-rated
        • 12 were B/C-rated
        • 1 were jumper only
        • 2 were local
        • 12 USHJA Outreach

        *710 members have not declared hunter or jumper as their primary or secondary discipline... more information on declaring disciplines.

    • Zone Banquet
      • Mark You Calendars – USHJA Zone 3 Awards Banquet

        Sunday, January 8, 2012, at 12 pm
        Dulles Marriott
        45020 Aviation Drive
        Dulles, VA 20166
        Cost $25 per person

    • Scholarship and Grant Recipients
      • EAP Grant Recipient

        Jacob Pope and Courtney Fussell

      • College Scholarship Recipient

        Ashleigh Ramey

    • 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.
    • Minutes
    • Finals
      • USHJA Tad Coffin/Zone 3 Junior Equitation Finals

        
 
 
 


        Family connections were in full-force during the sixth annual USHJA Tad Coffin/Zone 3 Junior Equitation Finals, held August 20 at HITS Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, VA.

        Class winner, Jennie Edwards, of Upperville, VA and Jacksonville, FL, topped the 33-rider field under the tutelage of her Aunt, Ginny Edwards. Second-placed honors went to Ashley Foster, of Brookeville, MD, who is trained by her mother Patty Foster as well as her Aunt Mary Lisa Leffler.

          

        For Jennie, relatively new to the big equitation classes, qualifying for and competing in the Zone 3 Finals was one of her primary goals. She acquired her mount, Welcome, a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, in the spring and began working toward qualifying for the state equitation finals.

        "I got this horse back in March and he's been such a great ride," said Jennie. "I've learned so much on him already. This is one of the most important events I look forward to each year, so winning it was just great. I couldn't believe when it happened."

        Ginny, of Hidden Hollow Farm in Upperville, VA, received the trainer's award, while Welcome was named the best horse at the Finals. "I'm very lucky to have my aunt as my trainer—she is so caring and hardworking and it made the win a lot more special with her there," noted Jennie.

        "I have to say that since we've been doing this class, the riding has been getting better and better," said event coordinator 
 Pam Haviland. "I'm proud that we can come together and host such a great event for our young riders."

        
 

      • Zone 3 Finals

        Top 20 Zone 3 Finals Lists - as of August 31, 2011

        2011 Zone 3 Finals Results (horseshowing.com)

    • IHSA News
      • 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.

    • Scholarship Pledges
      • Thank you to the 2011 Zone 3 Scholarship Pledges

        $100 from Boumi Temple Mounted Patrol Horse Show
        $100 from Loudon Benefit Horse Show
        $100 from June One Day Horse and Pony Show

    • NAJYRC
  • 2010
    • Financial Reports
    • Statistics
      • 2010 Zone 3 Statistics

        3,880 members: 2,818 hunters and 707 jumpers*.

        106 USEF licensed competitions

        • 25 were AA-rated
        • 42 were A-rated
        • 24 were B/C-rated
        • 3 were jumper only
        • 2 were local
        • 10 were USHJA Outreach

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

  • 2009
    • Statistics
      • 2009 Zone 3 Statistics

        3,902 members: 2,836 hunters and 711 jumpers.

        102 USEF licensed competitions

        • 27 were AA-rated
        • 38 were A-rated
        • 21 were B/C-rated
        • 5 were local

  • 2008
    • Zone Specs


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