It's a Wire-to-Wire Finish For John French in the WCHR Professional Finals
John French aboard Chris Iwasaki and Elizabeth Reilly's Small Gesture in the final round of the three-round WCHR Pro Finals. Photo credit: Shawn McMillen Photography
Upper Marlboro, Md. --- October 7, 2016 --- John French punctuated his week at the Capital Challenge, presented by World Equestrian Center, with an exclamation point when he topped a star-studded field in the $5,000 WCHR Professional Finals. French led from start to finish to win his fourth WCHR Pro Finals title. He also concluded the year as the WCHR Professional National Champion.  Read more

Find complete coverage from the 2016 World Championship Hunter Rider Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in the November issue of USHJA In Stride
Q&A with USHJA President-Elect Mary Babick
USHJA President-Elect Mary Babick. Photo: USHJA Archives.
We sat down with the USHJA President-Elect Mary Babick to find out a little more about her and what's to come for the organization and our sport. Here's a short Q&A with her. Be sure to check out an in-depth story about Babick in the November issue of USHJA In Stride.  

1. What was your first thought when you heard the election results? And then your second?

At first, I was relieved that the whole election process was over and just glad to have an answer. My second thought was "Oh boy now I've got a lot of work to do, and I've got to put my money where my mouth is."

Registration Now Open for the 2016 USHJA Annual Meeting in Palm Springs
Join us in Palm Springs, California, December 11-15 for a week of discussion, education, recognition and fun at the 2016 USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by HITS. Registration is now open, and the first 50 people to register will be entered to win a Charles Owen helmet!

For more information about the 2016 Annual Meeting including the meeting schedule and accommodations, visit
IEA Membership Special for USHJA Members!
The Interscholastic Equestrian Association is offering a special discount on IEA Memberships:

New IEA Coaches Join IEA for Free
New IEA Riders Get 10% Off IEA Membership
Discount applied at checkout.
  • No need for ANY RIDER to own a horse
  • Grades 6-12 and various levels welcome
  • Available to Private and Public Schools or Barn Teams
  • Scholarships available on the National and Zone levels. 
  • New Un-mounted Horsemanship Program for Grades 4-12
Founded in 2002, the IEA has more than 12,500 riders on over 1,300 teams competing in hundreds of shows across the US each year.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Eaton, IEA Membership Coordinator, at 877-RIDE-IEA (877-743-3432) or at

Know Before You Show: Rules Effective December 1, 2016
Know before you show! Take the time to review important updates and rule changes that were developed with horse and rider well-being and safety, fairness of play, and enhancing the competitive experience in mind. 

Click here to renew only your USHJA membership (Associate, Collegiate, Outreach and Scholastic Members)

Year-End Opportunities for Professional Development: TCP Clinics
If you want to demonstrate your commitment to continuing education in the sport to your clients, the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel Insurance, is for you! 

As a Certified Trainer, you will join other professionals like Candice King, Geoff Teall, Louise Serio and more. We have several upcoming Certified Trainer clinics approaching to help you on your way to becoming certified:
October 22-23 TCP Clinic with Bernie Traurig Aubrey, TX
October 24-25 TCP Clinic with Julie Winkel & Geoff Teall Del Mar, CA
November 11-13 TCP Clinic with George Morris Buffalo, NY

For more information about the Trainer Certification Program and to see the requirements, visit 
Proposed Rule Changes Now Open for Member Comment

To comment, you must log in to your USHJA Authorized User Account. (Note: Your login credentials for USEF and USHJA are the same.) Proposed hunter/jumper rule changes will be available for USHJA member comment until November 11. 

For questions about this process, contact us at (859) 225-6700 during business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday).
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