Congratulations Zone 5 EAP Athletes Who Participated in Late Summer Training Sessions!
Zone 5 congratulates athletes who participated in late summer Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions!

Virginia Horse Center EAP session, June 27-July 1 with Jim Wofford and Anne Thornbury: 
  • Maria Staubach, 17, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Mount Holyoke College EAP session, July 5-9 with Julie Winkel and Colleen Reed: 
  • Kreigh Elzey, 19, Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Stay tuned to see who gets selected to participate in the  EAP National Training Session , which will be November 9-12 at the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College in Ohio. 

Click here  for more information about EAP.
Athletes in Virginia. Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives
Athletes at Mount Holyoke. Photo credit: Kristin Rover/USHJA Archives
Zone 5 Events Coming Up!
Sept. 12-17
Qualifying Criteria:  HOTY Championship classes are open to all competitors who meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined here.

Sept. 22
The Kentucky National, Lexington, Ky.
Zone 5 Riders Compete at FEI North American Children's, Junior and Young Rider Championships
The Young Rider Gold Medal Team that included Caitlin Creel. Photo credit: Kaitlyn Karssen for EqSol/USHJA Archives
Congratulations to Zone 5 riders who participated in the Adequan/FEI North American Children's, Junior and Young Rider Championships July 18-23 at HITS in Saugerties, New York. 

Children's:  Hailey Royce, 13, Gurnee, Ill.

Junior:  Louisa Brackett, 18, Grayslake, Ill.,  Charlise Casas, 16, Kenilworth, Ill.,  Daisy Farish, 17, Versailles, Ky.,  Alexandra Pielet, 16, Highland Park, Ill., and  Dana Wille, 18, Dexter, Mich.

Young Rider:  Caitlin Creel, 21, Arlington Heights, Ill. 

Creel was part of the gold medal Young Rider Team, which included members from Zone 2 & 7. Congratulations to these members! Special thanks to Quentin Judge, who filled in as Chef d'Equipe during the Championships.  Click here for complete results.
HQC Practice Questions

1. True or false? The Hunter/Jumper industry considers a horse to be at least 14.1 hands tall. 

2. Which of the following body parts is NOT found on the horse's front leg?
a. Knee
b. Stifle
c. Elbow
d. Forearm

3. True or false? A horse's diet should ideally consist primarily of roughage. 

To find out the answers, scroll to the bottom of this eNews! If horsemanship knowledge is important to you, check out the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by  The Plaid Horse HQC is a fun online quiz members 21 and younger can take for a chance to attend HQC Nationals and win prizes and scholarships to Lake Erie College.  Register here
Free Clinics During Pony Finals!
Join us at the 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, for a series of FREE educational clinics hosted by USHJA!

Date Time
Model Clinic Tuesday, August 8 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Model Clinic Tuesday, August 8 9-10 a.m.
Model Clinic Wednesday, August 9 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Sports Psychology  Wednesday, August 9 1-2 p.m.
Judge's Perspective Friday, August 11 9-11 a.m.

All clinics are free and open to the public and will be held in the covered arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. For more information about the clinics, contact Danae Fryman at (859) 225-6734 or by emailing

For more information about the 2017 USEF Pony Finals, go to
Upcoming Clinic in Zone 5
August 11-13
Lowell, Michigan 
Nominate Someone Deserving Today!
Click here to nominate someone for one of these awards! 
Important Dates and Deadlines
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
July 31 Deadline to nominate someone for the following awards
  • Amateur Sportsmanship Award
  • Jane Marshall Dillon Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award
Click for more info
Aug. 8-13 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, Lexington, Ky.  Click for more info
Aug. 9-13 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter North Regional Championships, presented by SmartPak, and USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships, Showplace End of Summer, Crete, Ill.  Click for more info
Aug. 11-13 Chris Kappler Clinic, Lowell, Mich.  Click for more info
Aug. 15-17 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship, Lexington, Ky.  Click for more info
Aug. 17-19 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship, Lexington, Ky. 
  • Mark your calendar to join us for the final round on Saturday, Aug. 19!
Click for more info
Sept. 1 Deadline to nominate someone for the USHJA Youth Leadership Award and USEF Youth Sportsman's Award Click for more info
Sept. 12-17 Zone 5 HOTY Championship, Show Place Fall Classic II., Crete, Ill.  Click for more info
Sept. 22 Zone 5 Horsemanship Class, The Kentucky National, Lexington, Ky.  Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 5 calendar of events.
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HQC Answers:
1. False
2. b. Stifle
3. True

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