Committee Corner
It's hard to believe we are nearly halfway through the show year! As summer approaches, we focus on our younger, up and coming riders who are working hard to earn points towards year end finals and championships. Don't forget that Zone 10 offers a multitude of exciting opportunities for young riders to gain horsemanship and team competition experience! Many students are on a school equestrian team and have just finished their riding season. Read more about the Interscholastic Equestrian Association and Intercollegiate Horse Show Association in our new Affiliate News section, which will feature highlights from USHJA Affiliates like IEA, IHSA, and LAHJA, to name just a few!  Thank you to all of our members, partners, and affiliates who help strengthen and enrich the Zone 10 community.

Kathy Hobstetter
Co-Chair, Zone 10 Committee
Ned Glynn
Co-Chair, Zone 10 Committee

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.

National Sunshine Series II  
November 10-12, 2017  
Thermal, California
Application Deadline and Points Lock: September 26
West Coast Hunter Spectacular and Gala is Just Around the Corner!
The 2017 WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular and Breakfast at Tiffany's Sunday Brunch Gala is coming up June 11 at Blenheim June Classic I Horse Show in San Juan Capistrano, California. Click below for ticket sales information for the gala! Read more about the event here.

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 from Lake Erie College.  Register here
Congratulations IHSA Nationals Participants
University of Southern California at Nationals. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives.
Congratulations to Zone 10 teams and individuals who participated in the 2017 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Nationals May 4-7 in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Stanford University and the University of Southern California participated in the Collegiate Cup competition this year!

Stanford University finished in 3rd place over all with  Claire Womack winning a National Championship in Team Walk Trot Canter and  Corinne Miller winning the Reserve National Championship in Open Fences (also placing:  Nicole White , 3rd in Team Intermediate Fences;  Carah Alexander , 4th in Team Walk Trot;  Cecilia Lang-Ree , 6th in Team Novice Flat;  Kristen Blomstrom , 9th in Team Open Flat). 

The University of Southern California finished 10th overall with  Emilie Frede taking 3rd in Team Open Fences.
In the individual competition  Stephanie Whitworth of University of California,  Davis, took 3rd in Individual Open Fences, with  Danielle Forester  of Cal State, Fullerton, finishing 8th in the class. In addition, three other USHJA Zone 10 collegiate riders finished in the Top Ten with  Whitworth in Individual Open Flat, Stanford's  Caroline Soane in Individual Novice Fences, and Cal State, Fullerton's  Ashleigh Davis in Individual Walk Trot.
Click here for the full list of results from 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 a Jumping Seat Medal are eligible for the 
USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Finals . Finals will be hosted on either coast, and qualified riders may choose either location. 

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-Belnheim
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.
Affiliates Spotlight

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year! From its beginning with just two intercollegiate competing colleges, the IHSA is now an organization with almost 400 member colleges in 45 states and Canada - representing more than 9000 riders in both Hunter Seat Equitation, Western Horsemanship, and Reining.  Read more

The Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association is proud to be an affiliate organization of USHJA. LAHJA offers several great incentive programs and special classes throughout the year, culminating in the LAHJA Annual Awards Benefit with fantastic year-end awards.  Read more

IEA is a valuable opportunity for young student riders to gain team competition, catch riding, and horsemanship experience. Open to public school, private school, or barn teams for student riders in grades 6-12, the IEA encourages camaraderie and hard work.  Read more
The NorCal Hunter Jumper Association is a USHJA Zone 10 Affiliate. The organization offers a variety of benefits and activities for riders in the Northern California area including year-end awards, medal classes and finals, clinics, equitation classics, an awards banquet and more!  Read more
Zone 10 Year-End Championships
With the horse show season about halfway over, make sure you are looking forward to the Zone 10 Year End Championships! 

This year, the Zone 10 Stirrup Cup Championship will be held at Gold Coast Labor Day (Aug 31-Sept 3). Click here for Stirrup Cup Program and Championship Event Specifications
The Zone 10 Horse of the Year (HOTY) Championships will take place over the course of a few months. In August, the Zone 10 HOTY Hunter Championship will take place at the Menlo Charity Horse Show (Aug 8-13). Riders in northern California can plan to show at the Zone 10 HOTY Jumper and Equitation Championships - North at the Sonoma Horse Park Season Finale (Sept 20-24).  The Zone 10 HOTY Jumper and Equestrian Championships - South will be held at the National Sunshine Series II (Nov 7-12). Click here for  HOTY Program and Championship Event Specifications .
For more information, visit the USHJA Zone 10 Championships page .
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:
  • Search horses internationally by microchip number for immediate identification
  • 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
Follow Equicore Online on social media to stay up to date on new features, including exclusive features for USHJA member:
Zone 10 Riders Compete at IEA Nationals
Members of Woodside Equestrian Team at Nationals. Photo credit: Erin Keating/USHJA Archives.
Congratulations to Zone 10 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 10 teams participated: 
  • Red Barn
  • Sonoma Valley Stables
  • Woodside
These riders were Champion or Reserve Champion in their Individual or Team Finals: 

Future Intermediate on the Flat Individual Final
Emma Symon, Woodside Equestrian Team, Reserve Champion

Junior Varsity Beginner on the Flat Team Final
Naomi, Jecker-Eshel, Woodside Equestrian Team, Champion
Click here to view results from IEA Nationals.
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, CWDShapley's, Equestrian Coach, SmartPak, The Plaid Horse and Standlee. 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, Elizabeth Evans' team from Mischief Farm won the prize package Who will be the winner this year? Click here for more info. 
Zone 10 Rider Photo Highlight
Chloe Bell-Wilson (Edgar Pagan, trainer) and her Denina. Photo credit: Peyton Lyons
Chloe Bell-Wilson (Edgar Pagan, trainer) and her Denina were USHJA Zone 10 Stirrup Cup Year-End Reserve Champions in the Adult Amateur Hunters -18-35 Years division. 

Chloe and Denina, AKA Nina have had a long partnership together.  

"I've had Nina for nine years now and I am so grateful," Chloe shared. "This horse is the most perfect mare in the world. Her big heart, amazing jump, and loving personality make me the luckiest rider around. Thank you to Angela Hronco, Jan and Emma Hainze, and Edgar Pagan for helping to grow our partnership and help us be our best for so many years!"  

Chloe hopes to show Nina in at least one USHJA National Hunter Derby by the end of the season.
Upcoming Events
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 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 Junior/ Young Rider Championships to USEF Click for more info
June 11 $25,000 WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular & Gala
Blenheim June Classic I
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Click to reserve your table or seats beginning May 1
June 18 Deadline to earn Certificates of Capability for FEI North American Children's Championships Click for more info
June 19 Final deadline to submit Child Rider online applications and Certificates of Capability for NACJYRC to USEF Click for more info
July 12 EAP Regional Training Session at Los Angeles Equestrian Center Click for auditing info
July 18-23 USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter West Regional Championships, Oregon High Desert Classic I, Bend, Ore.  Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 10 calendar of events.
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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