CORRECTED: January Zone 1 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 1 member! Mark your calendar for 2019 championships, catch up on the latest sport news and see what is coming up in our zone!

Please note corrected dates for upcoming End of Hunt Outreach Competitions in the "Upcoming Dates and Deadlines."
Mark your calendar for the 2019 Zone HOTY Championship!
Zone 1 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship
September 11-15
Eastern States Exposition
West Springfield, Mass.

Note: In 2019, our HOTY Championship will use the "section format" versus the previously used "classic format." You can read more about the format in the Championship Specifications on Page 2, Section 2, and be sure to check the prize list when it is released.
Applications open for USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak!
Applications are now open for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak!

Offering team and individual Hunter competition, the Championships for Zones 1 & 2 will be August 28-September 1 at HITS on the Hudson VII in Saugerties, New York!

The qualifying period is July 1, 2018-June 29, 2019. Click below to apply by June 29 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!

Applications open for USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships!
Applications are now open for the USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships!

The Championships for Zones 1 & 2 will be at Princeton Show Jumping August, Princeton, N.J., August 21-25, 2019!

The qualifying period is August 27, 2018-July 8, 2019. Click below to apply by July 8 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!

Sport History: Fun facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum!
Do you know why an “oxer” is called an “oxer”? 

The name came from the practice of putting parallel rails on either side of a hedge to keep oxen from damaging natural hedges.

In the early day of foxhunting, riders jumped these hedges and rails as they followed the hounds, and those obstacles became known as oxers.

An authentic example of an oxer is still seen at Hickstead in England. Modern-day oxers can be any kind of jump with parallel rails, but the back element can only have one rail.
A “true” oxer at Hickstead.
Photo credit: Rex Coleman
Don't miss these great opportunities!
Applications are open for the USHJA Foundation Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals and the $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education. Read more.
Enroll in Green Hunter Incentive and International Hunter Derby Programs for just $350
More Green for Green Hunters: More than $2.6 million paid out!
Three ways to earn great prize money for your 3', 3'3", 3'6" or 3'9" Green Hunter:
  1. Enter a USHJA Green Incentive Stake class at a competition near you
  2. Participate in one of five Regional Championships (NOTE: East Championship, Brandywine Valley Summer Series II, July 3–7, 2019, Devon, Pennsylvania)
  3. Participate in the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship

Horses must be enrolled to participate and recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA. Enrollment fee is $550 through June 1. For more information visit ushja.org/greenincentive.

2019 Derby Goals: More than $12.7 million paid out!
If you have the Championships on your list of goals for this competition year, enroll today and save! Enroll in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Program to be eligible for inclusion on regional and national money won tracking lists and to participate in the 2019 Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.

Enrollment fee is $550 through June 1. Horses must be recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA to participate. For information, visit ushja.org/IHD.
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