100% of all-inclusive donations support the Foundation and its programs
Thank You, Donors!
Dec. 2015 - Oct. 2016
President's Circle
Chicago Equestrians for a Cause
The Gochman Family
The Hamel Family
Jennifer and Roger Smith


Benefactor
Anonymous
Patricia Brutten
Sandra & Hal Epstein
Heidi Molea in honor of Charlie Moorcroft and Geoff Teall
STS Foundation in honor of Diane Carney


Patron
Brandywine Valley Summer Series
Stephanie Bulger
Capital Challenge Horse Show
Abigail Friedman
GGE Foundation
Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan
Wendy Janesky
Lannie Lipson
Yvetta Rechler-Newman
Lisa Revers
Armins Rusis in honor of Cynthia Rusis
Ann and Ronald Turnicky
Paul Weisman


Contributor
Anonymous
Margaret Atkinson
Debbie Bass
Baxter Hill LLC
Katherine Bellisimo
Doug Boyd
Andrea Brackett
Hope Glynn & Kimberly Brunson
Kimberly Brunson
The Charles Cohn Foundation Inc.
Bob Crandall & D.J. Johnson
EQUUS Foundation
Cynthia Kellogg
Langer Equestrian Group
Marnye & Larry Langer
LEG Insurance Solutions LLC
Sarah Markman
Mary-Go-Round Equestrian
Harriet & Lewis McCauley
Susan Moriconi
Ohio Hunter Jumper Association
Andrew M. Pope
Katie Jacobs Robinson
Cynthia Rusis in honor of Lily Rusis
Louise Serio in honor of Mary Warner
Billie Steffee


JT Tallon Memorial Equitation Grant Supporters
Barbara & Robert Bays
Honore & Richard Hastings
Amy Jacobs
Lydia Kirchner
Elizabeth Leonard
Betty & Edmund Lesko
Richard Lesko
Lynda McGarry
McKee Family Foundation
Amy Nolan
Elizabeth O'Donoghue
Sheila O'Donoghue
Cindi Perez
Mary H. Principe
Roanoke Valley Horsemen's Association
Susan B. Tallon
Ann and Ronald Turnicky
Karen & Stephen Waskey
Sandra Wolf


Friend
Alice Adams
Lori Askew
Susan Baker
Blair Balmer
Margaret Benjamin
Annie Bennett
Jennifer Bredehoft
Clementina Brown
Emma Brown
Oliver Brown
Kristen Buckingham
Jennifer Burger
Janet Burt
Shelley Campf
Pat & Jenny Carleton
Diane Carney
Julie Cates
Jane Cinquini
Randee Cherner
Catherine Chinery
Annette Clear
Tricia Conahan
Katie Cool
Carol Cutrone
Kiki Daffan
Kristin L. Dance
Shawna & Michael Dash
Der-Dau
Michelle Decker-Rumanes
Harriet Deleyer
Elizabeth Derose
Kelly DiFiglia
Sara Dishman  in honor of Mary Babick
William "Craig" Dobbs
Damico Dominique
Kayce Douglass
Tony Durpetti
Deborah Duvin
Allison Eneguess
Holly Faulkner
Michael Felton
Juliette Fixsen
John & Renee Flynn in honor of Meghan Flynn
Ned Glynn
Randi Goulding
Edwina Graham
Patricia Grove
Amy Guth
Kathryn & Robert Haefner
Peggy Hallman
Lisa & Steve Hankin
Jennifer Hannan
Jennifer Hayes
Julia Hogan
Dominique Hopkins Damico
Constance Hunt
Autumn Janesky
Lynn Jayne
Jennifer Johns
Lee Johnson on behalf of Jason Parker
Dale Joiner
Konstantino Karazissis
Jenny Karazissis
Erin Keating
Ellen Kelly
Linda Ketcham
Deborah Klutts
Melissa Kneipp
Tara Krishnamurti
Joanne Kurinsky 
Megan Lacy
Jesse Lang
Liz Lattimore
Michael Lavigna
Anna Lawrence
Olivia Lawton
Dana Lee
Susan Lightner
Carlisle Lipke
Meredith Lipke
Tracey London
Monica Lucibello
Amanda Lyerly
Sue Lyman
Didi Mackenzie
Sarah Markman
Lori Martin
Kalea & Daniel Maxwell
Rob Meadows
Britt McCormick
Michael Morrissey Enterprises LLC
Joseph Miraglia
Nina Moore
Ariana Morales
Caroline Moran
Margaret Mueller
David & Kathleen Oberkircher
Gerri & Jason Parker
Jessica Pasmore
Rachel Penner
Cindi Perez
Angela Porter
Lori Proch
Valerie Renihan
Susan Rentz
Wendy Repchick
Kimberly Risser
Johnny Robb
Laura Rombauer
Steve Rosenberg
Hermine Rothman
RRL Medical Practice P.C., Rania Rifai
Cheryl Rubenstein in honor of The Classic Company Ltd.
Cheryl Rubenstein in memory of Osczar  
Naomi Rubin
Samantha Ruttura
Susan Schieszler 
Tracy Schmidt
Karen Schneider
Susan Seabury Aselage
Callie Seamen
Mary Semmer
Cyd Shald
Hunter Siebel
Robert Sims
Kalli Smith
Suzanne Smith
Cynthia A. Stasek
Mary Steele
Robyn Stiegler
Sarah Stith
Emily Heisley Stoeckel
Jillian Stuart
Rhonda Sykes
Michael Taylor
Elizabeth Tepas
Cindy Taylor Terrill
Jim & Ellen Toon 
Constance Tramm Hunt  in honor of Bill Rube
Karen Trione
Linda Valetic
Elizabeth Van Dyke
Keith Vonalt
Monica Ward
Caroline Weeden
Lauren Weiss
Hannah Whiting
Margaret Wiederseim
Jon Williams
Elizabeth Wilson in memory of Highfields All
Julie Winkel
Kathy Winter
Peri Wolfman
Sally Yacka
Claudette Yarbrough
Chloe Yelkin
Caroline Young
Alexandria Zell

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USHJA Foundation 
Board of Directors

Jennifer Burger
President

William Craig Dobbs
Chairman & Treasurer

Cheryl Rubenstein
Secretary

Directors
James Anderson
Lynn Jayne
Marnye Langer
Charles Moorcroft
William Moroney
Yvetta Rechler-Newman
Louise Serio
Jennifer Smith
Geoff Teall
Caroline Weeden
Applications for the USHJA Foundation Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education Open December 5

throwing_caps_in_air_2.jpg The USHJA Foundation will open applications for the first  USHJA Foundation Hamel Scholarship for Further Education on December 5. The scholarship will  award up to $25,000 to one USHJA member each year to be used for college, graduate, trade or professional school. 

Current USHJA members who have been members for at least three years are eligible for the scholarship. Applicants must be accepted to a college, graduate, professional, or trade school and be entering the 2017 fall semester as freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, trade or graduate student. They should be ranked in the top 20 percent of their class or have a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. For those who are not currently or recently in school, the Foundation will consider an equivalent employment history.

Applications are due April 30. For more information, click here .
Applications for the USHJA Foundation Gochman Family Grant Open January 1
USHJA Foundation Grant Recipients in the News

Did you have a chance to check out the September issue of the USHJA In Stride Magazine?

Take a look back at your print edition or click on the headlines below to read about our grant recipients' experiences this summer.


Thank You to 2016 USHJA Foundation Charity Horse Shows

From helping us raise awareness to actual funds, these 2016 USHJA Foundation Charity Horse Shows and the people they helped us reach are making a difference! Thank you to:
  • Blue Grass Festival Horse Show, USHJA International Hunter Derby and Pre-Green Incentive Championships
  • Brandywine Horse Show
  • Briarwood Horse Show
  • Capital Challenge Horse Show
  • Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic
  • Chicago Hunter Derby
  • CP National Horse Show
  • Great Lake Equestrian Festival
  • I Love New York Horse Show
  • Kimberton Horse Show
  • Lexington (Va.) Spring Premier Hunter/Jumper Show
  • Ludwig's Corner Horse Show and Country Fair
  • Sallie B. Wheeler/U.S. Hunter Breeding National Championship
  • Season Finale Horse Show
  • Showplace Spring Spectacular III
  • Tryon Spring VIII
  • Virginia Hunter Championships
  • Winter Equestrian Festival Week 6, WCHR Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular
  • Blenheim June Classic I, WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular
  • Winter Equestrian Festival Week 12
  • Zone 7 Equitation Championship
For more information about the different ways competitions can support the USHJA Foundation, contact Bill Rube or Jennifer Burger.
Youth Committee Update

By Kirstie Dobbs and Hailey Johns

The USHJA Foundation Youth Committee will function as an auxiliary branch to the greater USHJA Foundation, uniting and mobilizing the motivated and passionate young horsemen that comprise the USHJA. The primary objectives of the Youth Committee will be to increase awareness of the Foundation, expand upon its fundraising efforts and become involved with its many events. The committee plans to not only provide assistance with events and fundraisers already in place but also to plan and run its own. More events mean more exposure and more funding, allowing the Foundation to provide opportunities and support to a larger group.  Having representation from the Youth Committee on the ground at Foundation events will strengthen both the committee and the Foundation itself.  

Currently, the youth is a fairly untapped source of enthusiasm and ambition that has the potential to be extremely beneficial to the Foundation, especially in settings such as fundraisers. The youth will bring vigor and enthusiasm to each and every event to which they contribute. The ultimate goal will be to disperse the power associated with fundraising, allowing the youth to implement their own fundraising efforts.


Get Involved at Our Upcoming Events

The USHJA Foundation has two exciting fundraisers coming up where you can make an impact! 

USHJA Foundation Night at the 
CP National Horse Show 
November 3, 2016
The CP National Horse Show is pulling out all the stops to support the USHJA Foundation this year! 

November 3 will be USHJA Foundation Night at the CP National Horse Show, featuring a Clear Round Challenge during the $130,000 Grand Prix International Open Jumpers - Time First Jump Off presented by Suncoast Commercial. Interested supporters can make their pledge whether they are there in person or watching the live stream at EQSports.Net

Everyone who makes a donation by texting the word JUMPER to 91999 will be invited to attend the VIP Party after the Grand Prix, as are all of our 2016 donors.  This exclusive event is always great fun, and we look forward to celebrating with you!

Giving Tuesday
November 29, 2016
Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving, and the USHJA Foundation will be asking supporters to donate to the Foundation as a way to give thanks to a special someone this #GivingTuesday! You can make your general donation to the Foundation on November 29th in honor of a special person or four-legged friend.  When you donate in honor of someone, we'll feature your thank you on our Facebook page! 

Two great ways to give on #GivingTuesday: Text GIVINGTHANKS to 41444 or visit www.ushjafoundation.org !

USHJA Annual Meeting Silent Auction
December 11-15, 2016
The USHJA Foundation will again host a silent auction at the USHJA Annual Meeting. This is a great way to get unique gifts for the holidays, while supporting the sport! Check out the Annual Meeting webpage for more information about the event, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Plan to Give and Make a Difference for the Longterm

Our supporters are incredible, and we couldn't offer great charitable programs and fund important sport opportunities without them. In 2016, supporters are showing their commitment to the USHJA Foundation's mission by making a long-term pledge to the Foundation. 

Through our Five-Year Planned Giving Campaign, donors select the yearly donation of their choice to have a sustained impact on the Foundation's mission. These donations allow us to plan ahead and ensure the efforts from year to year are consistent. 

We want to extend a special thank you to all those donors who have joined this exciting initiative:

Anonymous
Patricia Brutten
Stephanie Bulger
Abigail Fay Friedman
Wendy Janesky
Lannie Lipson
Sarah Markman
Lise Revers
Hermine Rothman
Billie Steffee
Ann & Ronald Turnicky

If you're interested in donating through the Five-Year Planned Giving Campaign, contact Bill Rube at brube@ushja.org or  (859) 225-6731.
Save the Date: 2016 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular Gala

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Contact us any time.

Funds Development Director

Foundation Coordinator