Just Announced:  USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program; Applications Reopen for Zone Jumper Team Championships
Today, USHJA announced a new program to identify the next generation of international Show Jumping talent in the United States. The USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program will allow the United States to identify and provide education and guidance to riders competing at the 1.10m-1.35m levels, as well as to their trainers and parents.
The Emerging Jumper Rider Program uses the new USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships, which are offered at 1.10/1.15m, 1.20/1.25m and 1.30/1.35m, to identify Jumper riders who have the skill and desire to excel in the sport, while educating these riders to become well-rounded horsemen on their path to excellence.

To allow for maximum participation in the first year of this exciting opportunity, the USHJA has reopened the application period and extended the 20 point minimum requirement for the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships for our zone. USHJA will accept riders on until all spots are filled or 45 days prior to our zone's Championships, whichever occurs first. All riders who applied and met the criteria at the time of the original application closing deadline of May 1 will be invited to the Championships.

Note our new deadline and APPLY!! This is your chance to get identified by sport leadership! Click here to read more about the program.

Princeton Show Jumping Fall I 
September 21-24, 2017 
Princeton, New Jersey
Application Deadline and Points Lock: August 7
3-Foot Section Open to Adults and Juniors at EAP Session in  Massachusetts
Photo credit: Paula Moorhead
The United States Hunter Jumper Association has  opened 3-foot sections at the Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions in Massachusetts and Texas. Additionally based on member feedback, the newly added 3-foot sections will be open to riders of ALL AGES

The July 5-9 session at Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center in South Hadley, Mass., will feature clinician Julie Winkel and stable manager Colleen Reed. 

Interested riders must be current USHJA members in good standing and must complete and return the  application, $50 application fee and $550 program fee to USHJA. Space is limited and riders who submit the application and associated fees will be admitted to the sessions on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

Riders participating in a 3-foot section will have full access to all of the educational sessions during the regional training session but are not eligible for the National Training Session. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Zone 1 Members who Participated in IHSA Nationals!
Mount Holyoke competitors participate in the parade of teams. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
University of Rhode Island in the parade of teams. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives 

Congratulations to Zone 1 teams and individuals who participated in the 2017 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Nationals May 4-7 in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Mount Holyoke College and University of Rhode Island participated in the Collegiate Cup competition this year! 

The following riders received Champion or Reserve Champion honors in their classes:

Walk Trot Equitation Individual
Celeste Jacobs, Hampshire College,  Reserve Champion

Novice Equitation on the Flat Individual 
Margaret Rauner, Dartmouth College, Reserve Champion

Novice Equitation Over Fences Individual
Kianna Taylor, University of Rhode Island, Team Reserve Champion

Intermediate Equitation on the Flat Individual
Claire Bick, Dartmouth College, Reserve Champion

Click here for the full list of results from Nationals. 
Can You Answer These Questions?

1. True or false? The average horse takes about 50 breaths per minute.

2. Sweating and laying down at unusual times and disinterest in eating are all symptoms of which equine-related illness?
a. Colic
b. Founder
c. Laminitis
d. Equine Protozoal Myelitis 

3. Who was the youngest member of the United States 2012 Olympic Show Jumping Team?

To find out the answers, scroll to the bottom of eNews! And find out how your horsemanship knowledge measures up by registering to take 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
Equicore Offers Special Discount for Members
Equicore Online , the world's first platform dedicated to making horse identification simple, is now available!  USHJA members are eligible for 3 months FREE when you sign up by June 22! That's a 25% discount exclusive to USHJA members .
Benefits of Equicore Online include:
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  • Combined national and international results across countries and disciplines in one record per horse
  • Ability to search by keyword across competition results
  • Over 1.6 Million horses with more on the way
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Zone 1 Members Participate in IEA Nationals!
IEA Nationals. Photo credit: Erin Keating/USHJA Archives
Congratulations to Zone 1 members who participated in the 2017 Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat National Finals April 21-23 at Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. 

The following Zone 1 teams participated:  Concord, Grazing Fields Farm and   Hunter Ridge

These members were Champion or Reserve Champion in their Individual or Team Finals:

Varsity Open Championship
Chelsea LeMoine, Cavalier Farm, Reserve Champion

Future Intermediate on the Flat Individual Final
Electra Hamilton, Myopia Stables, Champion

Varsity Open on the Flat Team Final
Sydney North, Hunter Ridge, Champion
Click here to view results from IEA Nationals.
Have You Heard about the 
USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Finals?
Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives.
Riders who earn more than 10 points in Jumping Seat Medal classes are eligible for the
USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Finals , which are offered this year on either coast. 

The 2017 Finals are a test to determine members' interest in a 3'3" equitation final that aims to help riders gain experience in a three-phase format (gymnastics, flat, jumping) similar to that of the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Program. Specifications can be found here

Jumping Seat Medal Finals EAST
September 29-30
Prince George Equestrian Center
Upper Marlboro, Md. 
Jumping Seat Medal Finals WEST
International Jumping Festival-Blenheim
September 22-23
Blenheim EquiSports
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 

The USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal provides Junior exhibitors with the opportunity to develop their equitation skills over a Jumper-style course. Year-end awards will be awarded to the top 12 riders in both the newly formed Eastern and Western Leagues.
Get Ready! HQC Stable Challenge Begins June 15
Last year's prize package included a slew of great products! USHJA Archives
Mark your calendar and start studying, because the HQC Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, begins June 15!

During the 30-day challenge teams of at least three people (of any age) from a barn can take the HQC Practice Quiz and have a chance to win fantastic prize packs for their trainer/barn thanks to USHJA sponsors  Charles Owen, CWD, Equestrian Coach, Professional's Choice, Perfect Products, Rood and Riddle Equine HospitalShapley'sStandlee and The Plaid Horse. Participants who also take the Level One and Level Two HQC quizzes prior to July 15 can earn their team bonus points. Trainers must be a USHJA member to win!

Last year, Holly Rebello's team from Hidden Brook Stables won the prize pack for Zone 1. Who will be the winner this year? Click here for more info. 
Upcoming Clinics in Zone 1
June 16-18
Ridgeway Stables
Dover, N.H.
2'6", 3', 3'6" and 3'6"+ Sections
$650 including lunch and one auditor
Auditors $25 per day/$60 for the weekend

Presented by Zone 1
Nov. 12-13
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Mass.

Click here to view other upcoming clinics in the USHJA Directory of Clinics. Do you have an upcoming clinic you'd like to have listed in the directory? Click here for more information. 
Important Dates and Deadlines
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
June 1 Final deadline to earn Certificates of Capability for FEI North American Children's / Junior / Young Rider Championships Click for more info
June 2 Enrollment fee increases to $750 for:
  • Green Hunter Incentive Program 
  • International Hunter Derby Program
Click here for Green Hunter Incentive Program

Click here for International Hunter Derby Program
June 9 Final deadline to submit Junior and Young Rider Certificates of Capability for FEI North American Children's/Junior/Young Rider Championships to USEF Click for more info
June 10 Qualifying period ends for Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter North Regional Championships Click for more info
June 15 USHJA HQC Stable Challenge begins Click for more info
June 16-17  Bernie Traurig Clinic
Ridgeway Stable
Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 1 calendar of events.
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Sponsors and Partners
The USHJA would like to thank the following sponsors and partners for their support of our many programs and endeavors. For more information, click the sponsor logo(s) below.

Official USHJA Sponsors

Additional USHJA Sponsors & Partners

HQC Answers:
1. False
2. a. Colic
3. Reed Kessler

How did you do? Click here to register to take the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!
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